Granzow Sculpture Garden to be dedicated June 22

The University community is invited to a special event Thursday, June 24, when the Carl Granzow Sculpture Garden is dedicated in honour of the late artist and faculty member.

This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 but has been moved to June 24 due to weather concerns.

Granzow taught at the University of Lethbridge from 1975 through 2009. He served as Chair of the Art Department, president of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association, associate dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and director of Papokan Sculpture Park.

Granzow also introduced the idea of a sculpture park at the U of L and the planting of the 100-tree grove. Granzow is remembered as a dedicated leader, teacher, administrator, artist, mentor, man of commitment and friend.

The June 24 event begins at 11:30 a.m. with the park dedication ceremony, followed by a free barbecue from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Carl Granzow Sculpture Garden is located west of the University residences and north of Aperture Lake.

"Our planet needs more trees," Granzow said during the opening of the 100-tree grove. "I want to make the immediate space a better habitat for humans, birds and other animals, and provide an incremental increase in the organic matter absorbing greenhouse gases. Tree planting may become a part of what future generations will refer to as the "art of survival"."

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