Art In The Park
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Art in the Park is about creating that sense of place and sharing an emotional response to that place through art.
- Jackie Pendergast
Revelstoke Visual Arts Society and Art in the Park artist
Art in the Park 2016 will be held in Glacier National Park from August 2 - 6th. Applications are now closed
Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre are organizing the seventh Art in the Park program to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park. Twelve artists will spend four nights at the A.O. Wheeler Hut, a semi-remote location in the park. Stay tuned for details about the exhibition this winter!
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Since 2008, the Art in the Park program based in Revelstoke B.C. has provided visual artists with special access to explore one of Canada’s national parks and then share the experience through art. Artwork is created to inspire an emotional connection and deeper understanding of Canada’s national parks. Parks Canada has proudly collaborated with the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society (RVAS) to present the Art in the Park program. This program is based in either Mount Revelstoke or Glacier National Park each year to provide a variety of experiences.
Artists are chosen through a rigorous selection process designed to encourage a balance of artistic mediums and experience. Participants work to create unique pieces of art that reflect their vision of the park. The finished artwork is then shared with the public at various venues in the province and on-line.
Parks Canada's goal is to build a broader awareness among Canadians of Canada’s national parks. By creating artwork from their experiences in the park, artists reveal meanings and relationships that complement the scientific and educational perspectives presented by park staff. Through artists' participation, Parks Canada hopes to expand the way the park is seen by local residents, staff, visitors and audiences beyond park boundaries.
2014 was Mount Revelstoke National Park's 100th anniversary! The 2014 Art in the Park program celebrated one hundred years of art, adventure and achievement in the Columbia Mountains.
For 2013, the Art in the Park program was held in Mount Revelstoke National Park with the additional opportunity for artists to participate as an Artist in Residence.
2012 marked Mount Revelstoke National Park's first Art in the Park program with fourteen local visual artists selected to participate. Artists focused on the flora and fauna found in the park
In 2011, the Art in the Park program celebrated Glacier National Park's 125th anniversary.