Campus Life

Culture Vulture

Culture Vulture Saturdays continue into May this spring with one of the most popular activities of the year-long enterprise on the schedule.

"We had so much fun, and this activity was so popular last year, we decided to bring back Portrait Pillows for another year," says Rosalind Jeffrey, program co-ordinator for Culture Vulture at the University Art Gallery.

On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors to the gallery have a perfect opportunity to view the latest gallery installation and finish a project of their own to take home.

"The exhibition, In The Stillness, is on display in the U of L Art Gallery from May 7 through Sept. 10," says Jeffrey.

The exhibit explores rarely displayed sculptural work from the U of L Art Collection and features works by Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Wyse, Alan Reynolds and Gordon Ferguson.

After checking out the exhibition, everyone is invited to create their own piece of art.

"Culture Vulture participants can draw portraits of themselves on broadcloth fabric using an assortment of colours and media. We sew the pieces together and stuff it to create a pillow with the artist's design," says Jeffrey.

Culture Vulture Saturdays are winding down with the final activity of the season to be held June 12.