This is your invitation to En Plein Air 2016 — 4 ‘open house’ days for artists to create and enjoy the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage near Nanton. You and yours are welcome to attend any or all of these dates and enjoy the homestead as summer progresses and the beautiful garden blooms.
The Centre is open 10 am – 5 pm on all those days – including buildings and washrooms. You can arrive earlier and stay later. The Sundays in May, June & August, the Coutts Centre is open for En Plein Airartists and friends to share Jim Coutts’ vision – whatever the weather. The Art Gallery provides water, coffee and tea and you bring your own picnic lunch.
On July 24 at the Coutts Centre Arts Festival you can also enjoy live music and Shakespeare in the Garden – ROMEO & JULIET – or relax and create in the gardens and out-buildings. Lynnwood Ranch’s Bar-B-Q truck is coming with wood fired classics and refreshments! Or, you can bring your own picnic lunch.
Also on August 21, artists will be working on the unique Prairie Sun Camera Obscura Project – a Southern Alberta first! You’re welcome to join in on the activities, led by internationally known Canadian artists.
The En Plein 2016 exhibition at the Dr. Foster James Penny Building in downtown Lethbridge provides the opportunity to display the work you create in the garden.
En Plein Air 2016 Exhibition: November, 26 – December, 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 3 – 5 pm
DIRECTIONS & MAP TO THE COUTTS CENTRE
Turn east off Hwy 2 on to Provincial Road 533. This intersection is across from the Ranchland Motel at the north end of Nanton, AB.
Follow Provincial Road 533 east, past the Nanton Golf Club to Range Road 280
Turn left (north) on Range Road 280 (gravel road)
Travel north on Range Road 280 about 4 km (cross Township road 164)
Coutts Centre is on the left (west) side of the road. Look for a number of rustic outbuildings.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE? More details are sent in advance of each of the En Plein Air dates and we request an RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
KNOW OTHER INTERESTED ARTISTS? Please share this with any artists who might be interested in En Plein Air 2016 – especially Southern Alberta artists.
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? DIRECTIONS? Jon Oxley (jonoxleyulethca) | Administrative Manager | 403.329.2569