Upcoming Events


En Plein Air ’17

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 10 am – 5 pm
uLethbridge Coutts Centre for Western Alberta Heritage, Nanton, AB

Come be inspired!

Fish in the sky, you might ask why
Come fly a kite at the Galt & uLethbridge Community Stadium

Thursday, August 31, 1 – 4 pm
Galt Museum & Archives

502 – 1st Street South [west end of 5th Avenue South & Scenic Drive]
Lethbridge, AB

Admission:
Adults $6
Seniors 60+ $5
Youth 7 – 17 | Post Secondary $3
Children | Infants to 6 FREE
Family 2 adults | children 0-17 $15
Group 10+ per person $5
*GST will be added

Galt Museum Info

Sunday, September 3, 11 am – 5 pm
uLethbridge Community Stadium

4415 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB

Admission is free.
Part of “Shine On Festival”, uLethbridge’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Shine On Festival Info

Part of Ed Pien’s Up in the Air community engagement project and concluding exhibition on display in the Helen Christou Gallery September 14 – October 26, 2017. Join artist Ed Pien and take a turn flying one of his custom-made fish kites created in response to the effects of climate change on water in Southern Alberta. Also, try your hand at making simple kites and pinwheels.

Coffee’s On at the Gallery

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3 – 4 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Let us buy you a coffee. Join us at the Main Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, from 3 – 4 pm for free coffee and conversation while taking in the latest exhibition.

Opening Reception: Ed Pien’s Up in the Air & Liquid Being

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4 – 6 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Artist: Ed Pien
Curator: Josephine Mills

Part of the “You Are Here” series.

uLethbridge Art Gallery is pleased to present 2 projects by internationally renowned artist Ed Pien: playing with light and shadow to explore our relationship to water, Liquid Being is an immersive installation featuring hundreds of monstrous fish; and the Helen Christou Gallery exhibition Up in the Air features drawings and images created in Pien’s workshops with youngsters from Lethbridge and the Kainai reserve that were tranformed into fish kites in response to the effects of climate change on water in Southern Alberta.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

uLethbridge Art Gallery at Social Justice Day

Friday, September 22, 2017, Time: TBA
uLethbridge

Gallery drop-in activity on-hand.

uLethbridge Art Gallery at Word on the Street

Saturday, September 23, 2017, Time: TBA
Lethbridge Public Library (Downtown), 810 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB

Gallery drop-in activity on-hand.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: GROW

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

Join us in a hands-on project about tending to what is not yet here as Plant Tenders (and other future currencies).

September’s CVS is in association with Art Walk/Culture Days.

Admission is free. No registration required.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, October 23, 2017, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Coffee’s On at the Gallery

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3 – 4 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Let us buy you a coffee. Join us at the Main Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, from 3 – 4 pm for free coffee and conversation while taking in the latest exhibition.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Opening Reception: Karin van Dam’s To Dwell in Pitch Black Pearls

Image: Karin van Dam, (installation mock-up), 2017.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4 – 6 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Artist: Karin van Dam
Curator: Josephine Mills

Part of the “You Are Here” series.

This is the first solo exhibition in Canada by Amsterdam-based artist Karin Van Dam who has a lengthy career exhibiting in Europe and Asia. Commissioned for uLethbridge Art Gallery, Van Dam’s intricate and impressive installation responds to the coal deposits and mining history in the region. Using construction and industrial items sourced during advance research, she addresses the highly loaded imagery related to coal – both the visual impact of the abandoned mines, geological maps, and the deep black colour of coal itself.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, November 23, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: SEW

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

Come and learn simple dyeing techniques and use your own hand-dyed fabric to sew a simple pillow.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Opening Reception: En Plein Air 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3 – 5 pm
University of Lethbridge Dr. Foster James Penny Building, Downtown Lethbridge
324, 5 Street South
Lethbridge, AB

Community artists engage with the Coutts Centre property.

Co-sponsored by the U of L Art Gallery, the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts and the U of L Alumni Association.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, December 11, 2017, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Coffee’s On at the Gallery

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3 – 4 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Let us buy you a coffee. Join us at the Main Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, from 3 – 4 pm for free coffee and conversation while taking in the latest exhibition.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Opening Reception: Meryl McMaster’s Confluence

Image: Meryl McMaster, Dreamcatcher, 2016.

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4 – 6 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Artist: Meryl McMaster
Curator: Heather Anderson
Produced by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

Meryl McMaster has been garnering praise across Canada for her explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture. This touring exhibition features McMaster’s newest body of work and selections from earlier series. As an individual of mixed Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, investigations of identity and issues of Indigenous representation inform McMaster’s work. Her potent, mysterious photographs explore the fluid domain of identity, and the possibilities of examining and revisioning the self and its representation. Placing her body centrally in front of the camera, McMaster transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her body or through elaborate costumes and props she creates, and presents these alter egos as solitary in the landscape. McMaster’s self-portraiture challenges the ways that Indigenous peoples have been, and continue to be, represented within a colonial framework, while opening up imaginative spaces of possibility that explore the complex, layered, and nuanced ways in which identities are shaped and experienced, and our relationships to the natural world.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: PHOTOGRAPH

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

We will use photo transfer as a way of self reflection, feel free to bring your own photos and take some when you get here.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, January 29, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, February 26, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: PIN

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

An annual favourite, we will be making pin back buttons and the proceeds will go to the Campus Food Bank. Buttons are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, March 12, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Coffee’s On at the Gallery

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3 – 4 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Let us buy you a coffee. Join us at the Main Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, from 3 – 4 pm for free coffee and conversation while taking in the latest exhibition.

Opening Reception: Animating the Archive/Stories for the Collection

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4 – 6 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Curator: Jackson 2Bears and Indigenous uLethbridge students and alum

uLethbridge Art Gallery has a commitment to sharing the voices of Indigenous artists and to supporting their professional development. Arising from a course with Jackson 2bears, assistant professor in the Dept of Art, this exhibition will feature new work by students and alumni produced in response to works in the art collection.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: PRINT

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

Let’s experiment with screen printing, a new variation on the Culture Vulture classic, printmaking. Build your own screen and print multiples of a unique image.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: SCULPT

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

Write, direct and create your own claymation movie. We provide the supplies you provide the ideas.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, May 14, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

The Drawing Bar

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Materials are provided or bring your own.

The U of L Art Gallery’s “Drawing Bar” is public programming for “grown-ups”. As the title suggests, one Thursday night per month, there is a cash bar to go along with drawing activities. Each event will have a loose theme to give a starting point, but people can also simply come for some social art making. The gallery will provide basic materials for new comers, or those who are less picky, and staff and volunteers will be on hand if assistance is wanted. Artists and the more choosy drawing fans can also bring their own clean drawing materials – the event is in the gallery during exhibitions so pastels, charcoal, or other dust generating media are not compatible with the exhibited art. Knitters are also welcome if they prefer an evening event (and the closer parking that is available at night).

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.

Culture Vulture Saturdays: BUILD

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Atrium, Fine Arts Building

Write, direct and create your own claymation movie. We provide the supplies you provide the ideas.

Knit ‘n’ Knatter

Monday, June 4, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Open to all, experienced crafty folk can bring their own projects or new comers can come and try making a granny square with the assistance of gallery staff and volunteers. The program provides an opportunity for an informal social event to view the exhibitions, swap knitting tips, and enjoy the public space of the gallery. As a day time event, we know that it is easier for on-campus people to attend, but everyone is welcome.

Admission is free. All experience levels welcome.