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Rosebud’s Akokiniskway Gallery present Art in the Park, Until June 3

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Akokgal-Spring-2017-posters-1“Art in the Park is about creating that sense of place and sharing an emotional response to that place through art.” 

The Art in the Park program provides visual artists with special access to Canada’s national parks, and then shares their experience through art. Since 2008, Parks Canada has proudly collaborated with the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society to present the Art in the Park program. This year, from August 2 to 6, the artists spent four days in the Alpine Club of Canada’s rustic A.O. Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park, exploring, photographing, sketching and producing final works of art.

To be selected for the immersive Art in the Park program, artists are asked to submit a selection of work, artist’s statement and completed application form to a jury panel consisting of two Parks Canada staff and two representatives from the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society. Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria: quality of application, creativity and originality, quality of composition and style, control of medium and overall impression. A selection of art produced during the program will be exhibited at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre for the month of November, followed by a travelling exhibit throughout BC and Alberta during Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.“Art in the Park is about creating that sense of place and sharing an emotional response to that place through art.” The Art in the Park program provides visual artists with special access to Canada’s national parks, and then shares their experience through art. Since 2008, Parks Canada has proudly collaborated with the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society to present the Art in the Park program. This year, from August 2 to 6, the artists spent four days in the Alpine Club of Canada’s rustic A.O. Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park, exploring, photographing, sketching and producing final works of art. To be selected for the immersive Art in the Park program, artists are asked to submit a selection of work, artist’s statement and completed application form to a jury panel consisting of two Parks Canada staff and two representatives from the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society. Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria: quality of application, creativity and originality, quality of composition and style, control of medium and overall impression. A selection of art produced during the program will be exhibited at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre for the month of November, followed by a travelling exhibit throughout BC and Alberta during Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

RT IN THE PARK 2016 TRAVELLING EXHIBITION 

Participating artists: 

• Kate Brooks-Heinimann Vancouver, BC  – Medium: Acrylic

• Lyndsay Esson – Revelstoke, BC  – Medium: Photography

• Gwen Lips – Revelstoke, BC – Medium: Oils, acrylics and watercolours

• Jennifer K. Ireland – Calgary, AB  – Medium: Mixed media

• Jaymie Johnson – Vancouver, BC  – Medium: Sculpture, printmaking, pedagogy, more

• Melanie MacVoy – Fernie, BC  – Medium: Acrylic, canvas

• Becky McMahon Sorrento, BC  – Medium: Watercolour, Chinese ink

• Leanne Spanza Kelowna, B.C.  – Medium: Acrylic

• Valerie Speer Rosebud, AB  – Medium: Acrylic

• Jo C. Willems Revelstoke, BC  – Medium: Gouache, pencil

• Jeff Wilson Vancouver, BC  – Medium: Acrylic

• Zuzana Driediger Revelstoke, BC  – Medium: Drawing, painting, sculpture and carving

Additional information on the artists is available upon request from the contact below.

The Art in the Park program in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks creates an innovative experience for artists to immerse themselves in some of Canada’s most beautiful natural places. The resulting artwork, inspired by experiences in the parks, reveals meanings and relationships about Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and provides the viewer with a deep impression of and a sense of connection to these special places.

Canada’s national parks and national historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in a special way. By providing innovative perspectives on these places through art, more Canadians are able to experience the outdoors and learn about our environment and history. The Art in the Park travelling exhibition will extend this experience to urban audiences. Parks Canada is interested in partnering with galleries and exhibition spaces in BC and Alberta to share the scenery and beauty of our places as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

We hope your gallery will consider hosting this travelling exhibition as part of your upcoming programming for the 2016/2017 season. Please contact us for further information on the featured artists and their work. 

View our online gallery for highlights from previous Art in the Park programs in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks 

Contact 
Amy Clarke
Public Outreach and Education Officer
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks
Phone: 250-837-7528 or 250-814-3501
Email: amy.clarke@pc.gc.ca

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