Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS)

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In 2006, Anthea Black left her position as Director of Stride Gallery to return to her own art/writing practice. The Ladies' Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS) was founded shortly thereafter. LIDS grew rapidly to include a closely-knit affiliation of ladies not working, but actually pretty much working in Calgary's visual arts milieu, when recently unemployed cultural workers Nicole Burisch and Wednesday Lupypciw were invited to join the society as Treasurers. LIDS spawned a number of other groups including: Lazy Ladies' Subcommittee, RCMP Radical Cooch Maximum Pussy and The Easy-Town Super Hoz. LIDS core members have exhibited, published and lectured throughout Canada and the world, but future endeavors include bummin', and nothing too serious.

Requests for addition to the Official Directory of Honorary LIDS Inductees must be submitted in writing. LIDS also accepts expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in joining the Official LIDS Men's Auxiliary.

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Future’s So Bright: TRUCK Gallery's 25TH Anniversary Celebration

September 5, 2008 to October 4, 2008

The text below was written by Renato Vitic and appeared in the invite that accompanied this show.


Future's So Bright: TRUCK Gallery's 25th Anniversary Celebration by Renato Vitic