This is it! This week is your last opportunity to see Cory Trépanier’s Into the Arctic at the Dane G. Hansen Museum. Monday, May 15, 2017, the Museum staff will begin the process of recrating and preparing this awesome exhibit for shipment to its next destination, the Arizona Sonora Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The Hansen Museum was very proud to be the first stop on Into the Arctic’s 6-city United States tour.
In tackling this decade long Arctic project, artist Cory Trépanier encountered many challenges. When exploring Ellesmere Island, Cory carried a knee punishing 120 pound backpack. Precariously stationed at the edge of Wilberforce Falls (the highest waterfall in the world above the Arctic Circle) on the Hood River, hordes of mosquitoes swarmed Cory while he painted this awesome force of nature. Arctic wolves encroached upon his camp and then summoned their pack with feral calls. Polar bears were frequently sited and required Cory to be extremely vigilant at all times. Cory faced and conquered these challenges along with many others to immerse himself in the subject of his art.
Cory’s eager immersion into this harsh beautiful land equipped him to tell the Arctic story in a uniquely personal manner. Through paintings and films, Into the Arctic gives the viewer insight to the rich history of the land along with a look at its present splendor. Cory’s love for the Arctic transcends his work and captivates viewers drawing them in for more. This incredible story can be seen and heard at the Dane G. Hansen Museum through May 14th.
Angie Berens of Offerings LLC is May’s Artist of the Month. Angie’s display of bath and body items has added a very pleasing aroma to the Museum. Soaps, scrubs, lotions, bath bombs, bubble bath, deodorant, and many other fine items are on display and available to purchase. All Museum members receive a 5% discount on Artist of the Month purchases.