The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is open one Saturday per month for Culture Vulture Saturdays from September through June each year, excluding October (U of L convocation) and December (Christmas break). In addition to providing an option to view the exhibition outside of our regular hours, from 10 am to 5 pm on these special Saturdays visitors can participate in a hands-on art making activity related to the exhibition. The activities are geared to be flexible for all ages from kindergarten through to adults.
All materials are supplied, admission is free, and no booking is required. For button making there is a charge for making the buttons, however, in addition to off-setting the cost of materials, the remaining money is donated to various philanthropic organizations.
People are welcome to just view the exhibition or to also try the activity.
Culture Vulture Saturdays Activity and Main Gallery Open 10 am – 5 pm
All activities are in the U of L Centre for the Arts Main Atrium unless noted otherwise.
Interested in volunteering for Culture Vulture Saturdays? Contact Maria Madacky (publicprogramsulethca) | Public Programmer
2016 – 2017 Schedule
October 1 – Prairie Peeping
We are opening the season with ruminations on our mid-summer prairie walks. Come and discover a simple image transfer technique that resembles nostalgic pinhole camera photographs of familiar landscapes.
November 19 – Delights of Seeing
Do you have a knack for using the sense of sight in creative ways? For example, can you turn a pile of trash into a surreal sculpture with your imagination? Or can you draw in reverse? We will take delight in exploring different ways of seeing.
January 28 – Happy 50th ULeth!
Let’s celebrate! Let’s talk cake candles; let’s make beautiful numbers. If you like cartooning and/or cake decorating (with Crayola of course), this activity is tailor-made for you.
February 25 – Drawing the Future
You’re invited to help us with an upcoming exhibition! Artist Ed Pien needs your help imagining a better future for our environment. He is asking artists of all ages to draw their ideas about making things better for fresh water creatures.
March 18 – Button Making
Art buttons are chic, cool and funny. Here is a chance to create your own from magazine images, photographs, drawings, etc. Buttons are $1 each or five for $3 and all proceeds go to Campus Food Bank.
April 15 – Magnificent Saline Vistas
Let’s give homage to our planet and celebrate International Earth Day (April 22) by looking back and remembering the famous Group of Seven Canadian landscape painters. All while using the alchemy of salt water and paint to make your own awe inspiring superbly textured landscapes.
May 6 – Futuristic Compositions
Spring is the time to think of new ideas. How about looking forward and picturing the faraway future by playing with photomontage?
June 3 – Ink All Over
We are closing the season with our annual printmaking event! As always, our printing techniques are quick to learn and are easy for everyone. You are sure to enjoy it!