Arts Festival 2024

Sunday, July 21, 2024

$22 adults | $20 Seniors | $15 kids under 15
Kids under 5 are free

Gates at 10:00 am, self-guided tours until 4:00 pm

Picnic Lunch by Soul Sugar Catering
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society presents Twelfth Night
2:00 pm

Tickets are available for online purchase until 3 p.m. Friday July 19. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. Payment at the door can be cash, e-transfer or debit/credit card.

Questions? Email couttscentre@gmail.com.

Kenna Burima

Music, songwriting, teaching, collaboration, and motherhood is who Kenna is all about.
Since doing her time in the institutional hallowed halls of classical music education, Kenna’s love for all musical forms has driven her involvement in a diversity of projects.

“Songs for Strangers”
Join musician, singer, and storyteller Kenna Burima as she shares her favourite songs that she likes to sing with people she doesn’t know. Guaranteed it’ll be songs you know. 

 

Sandra Vida

Sandra Vida presents
“In the Time of…” an alchemical allegory
(continuous screening in the South Barn 11 am – 3 pm)

“In the Time of…” grew out of the experience of the Covid pandemic as well as subsequent environmental disasters, social unrest, and wars of aggression. Living through challenging times evokes a desire for connection with nature and for more affirmative alternatives. The environment of the Alberta prairies, foothills and mountains where the artist grew up was her chosen site for this new project. The Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage inspired the original concept of the piece as well providing the location for production of video, photos, collages, drawings and paintings — during 6 residencies in the Homestead House. The artist was also inspired to perform as several archetypes: The Artist, The Watcher, The Healer, and other ambiguous characters, in the house, gardens and fields.

So it seems appropriate to premiere this work at Coutts at this 2024 Arts Festival. A gallery exhibition in Calgary is planned, which will include the video along with costumes, props, and paintings.

Sandra Vida is grateful to project consultants and associates: Emily Promise Allison, Vicki Van Chau, Erin Saunders, and Nathaniel Sutton. Thanks also to Coutts Centre staff: Sharon Stevens, Shawn Matthews, John Stoll, and Kara Matthews. Funding support is appreciated from Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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