It will be a busy weekend at Casa with four new crafty art exhibits opening on Saturday, April 30.
“Musicality” is a milestone exhibit for the Old Man River Potter’s Guild, which turns 50 years old this year.
“That's a pretty serious milestone for any arts organization in Lethbridge,” observed Casa curator Darcy Logan.
The artists Bridgitte Berke, Natalie Brewster, Louise Cormier, Karen Dormaar, Craig Fawcett, Rosemary Foder, Caroline Freeman, Vicki Gibson, Elaine Harrison, Sandra McKay, Gail Mckenzie, Eileen Schuler, Olivia Sieniewicz, Donna Schenher and Heather Sorochan really embraced the exhibit’s theme.
Many of them opted to build actual functional instruments, including flutes, rain shakers, musical cups and even a mandolin.
Logan said patrons will be able to try some of the instruments out at the opening reception, April 30 at 7 p.m. Signs will be posted next to ones the can‘t.
Another artist created a mosaic of music incorporating pennies and dimes.
“ They are all new pieces created just for this exhibit,” Logan said.
He was impressed with the artists’ work.
“The mandolin is fretted and everything,” he said.
“With a theme like musicality you will have as many different interpretations of it as there are people participating,” he observed.
The other exhibit in the main gallery, “Hanging By A Thread” is a family affair featuring works from a couple groups of Canmore based ladies, their daughters and grand daughters.