Upcoming Events


En Plein Air ’19

Summer Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm
July 21, August 18
uLethbridge Coutts Centre for
Western Canadian Heritage
Nanton, AB

Dear Artists and Friends!

It’s the 6th year for En Plein Air events at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage near Nanton, AB. The University of Lethbridge extends an open invitation to all artists to gather one day each month over the Spring and Summer for En Plein Air ’19:

10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: June 16, July 21, August 18

Attend any one, or more, days to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, compose, design, meditate and/or picnic.

On-site: public washrooms, art shack, garden houses, wi-fi, indoor shelter, forest trails, birdwatching, Camera Obscura, wildlife telescope, sculptures

Bring a picnic lunch OR partake of the on-site brunches provided by Brown’s Catering who also offer all manner of refreshments, BBQ options, cold drinks and world renowned desserts!

The EN PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION will be held at the Dr. Foster James Penny Building, Downtown Lethbridge, November 29 – December 20, 2019.
(As a participating artist, we hope that you will contribute work to this exhibition!)

OPENING RECEPTION for En Plein Air 2019: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 3 – 5 pm

We hope to see you for at least one of the EN PLEIN AIR 2019 dates, rain or shine!

DIRECTIONS 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.

Coffee & Curator’s Tour

Collected by Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Hess: Roloff Beny
Works from the uLethbridge Art Collection

Curated by David Smith

Join us in the Hess Gallery on Thursday, June 26 from 1 – 2 pm for coffee and snacks while “Collected” curator David Smith leads an interpretative tour. The exhibition explores the relationship between artist Roloff Beny and the late Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Hess. As a lifelong friend and patron of the artist, the works collected by Dr. Hess illustrate the scope of Beny’s practice and his influence on the international art that she collected.