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Coutts Centre Arts Festival
July 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Donation
Live music, family art activities, artists in action, and a beautiful garden setting set the tone for another summer arts festival at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage near Nanton.
“We look forward to hosting this event each summer,” says Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. “If you haven’t yet had a chance to see this stunning property that Jim Coutts donated to the University then I encourage you to take this opportunity. Stroll the grounds, take in live music by Faculty of Fine Arts alumni and faculty, take part in art activities, and cap the day off with a performance by Lethbridge’s Shakespeare performance society. It’s a great day for families and art enthusiasts of all ages.”
Entertainment for the day includes an exciting line up of Fine Arts students, alumni and faculty. Beginning at 11 am is the Southern Alberta Trombone Collective (SATbC) performing a mix of popular film music and classics for trombone quartet. SATbC features the talents of Nick Sullivan (BMus ’04; Music faculty), Kevin Jackson (BMus ’15; B.Ed. ‘17), Brittany Collins (BMus ‘13), and Andrea Norman (BMus ‘17).
At noon, the Groove Apostles return for their fourth performance at the Coutts Centre, with a fusion of jazz and funk. The Groove Apostles are Mathew Hellawell (BMus – DAA ’13) on drums, Daniel Best (New Media student) on bass, Vaughan Henning (BMus ’14; B.Ed. 16) on saxophone, Daniel Yaretz (BMus/B.Ed. student) on keys and Shelby Wilson (BFA – Dramatic Arts ’17). Closing out the live music for the day is percussion and classical guitar duo Joe Porter (BMus ’11, MMus ’13) and Dale Ketcheson (guitar instructor) at 1 pm.
As the musicians pack up, the actors prepare to take the stage. The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society return for their fourth performance at the Coutts Centre. This year they present Comedy of Errors directed by Drama faculty member Ron Chambers.
Everyone is invited to attend! Bring your chairs, blankets and have a picnic, or try some delectable treats from the Lynnwood Ranch BBQ food truck, on site from 11 am – 2 pm. Brought to you by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and Faculty of Fine Arts.
Admission by donation; no pets please.