Culture Vulture Saturdays bring community to campus

Wipe away those winter blues and spend the day in the Atrium for Culture Vulture Saturday.

Art meets chemistry in the Jan. 15 edition of the popular, community-friendly program, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Using ink from berries, participants will have the opportunity to make a very unique art project.

"The month of January not only marks a new year, but also welcomes a new exhibit in the main gallery," says Rosalind Jeffrey, Culture Vulture program co-ordinator. "A Little History on the Prairies features the Nanton series of photographs by Geoffrey James and works by Margaret Shelton, which showcase the prairie landscape, a part of who we are as Canadians. The exhibit also includes sketches by Group of Seven artist, A.Y. Jackson, done during his time in Pincher Creek."

After studying these landscapes, participants take a step back in time and will make their own ink from the juice of berries.

"Art meets chemistry in this activity, which is perfect for art enthusiasts of all ages," says Jeffrey. "You'll be able to use your handmade ink to sketch your own prairie landscape. Perhaps you'll want to include a raspberry bush to remind you that spring is on its way!"

Supplies are provided and the admission to Culture Vulture Saturday is always free.

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