Paint & Palette
by Kansas Artist, Staci Hartman
The Dane G. Hansen Museum is pleased to present Paint & Palette, a solo exhibition of oils and pastels by Kansas artist, Staci Hartman. The Hansen Museum is delighted to host this emerging Kansas artist’s first solo exhibition from May 19 – July 16, 2017.
Paint & Palette features landscapes, florals, animals, and still life pieces. Fifty canvases depicting Hartman’s appreciation of the beauty, serenity, and vitality of our world will be on display. Light and color accentuate the visual paths in these pieces. Hartman, a member of Oil Painters of America, began painting as an adult. She has been privileged to study with nationally recognized artists Kaye Franklin, Howard Friedland, and David Vollbracht. Although Hartman did not start painting until adulthood, her mother began developing her eye much earlier. Hartman’s mother, a painter, would set paintings up to dry in the family home. After studying a painting, young Hartman would offer suggestions. Finding the feedback on point, Hartman’s mother continued this practice throughout Hartman’s formative years. Hartman feels this informal training was foundational to the development of her artistic perspective.
Into the Arctic
by Cory Trépanier
Into the Arctic
Over a decade in the making, Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour presents the most ambitious body of artwork ever created from the Canadian Arctic. Adding to his majestic paintings are a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder, awe, and challenges of his northern painting expeditions.
The INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour showcases an unprecedented collection of over 60 Arctic oil paintings and 3 films from Trepanier’s 4 Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North, a wilderness so remote and untouched, that many of its landscapes have never been documented before.
Theatre to view Corey’s films.
From these journeys, he has also produced two feature films, Into The Arctic, and Canadian Screen Award Nominated Into The Arctic II, with the final film in the trilogy set to be released summer of 2017.
The tour premiered on January 10, 2017 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. The Dane G. Hansen Museum, Logan, KS is the first stop on its two year, six-museum journey across the U.S.A designed to passionately engage audiences through the beauty of the Canadian Arctic, and instill concern for careful stewardship of one of the most fragile regions of our planet.
Highlighting the collection is Trépanier’s 15 feet wide “Great Glacier,” quite possibly the largest Arctic landscape painting in Canada’s history. About his work, the artist has said,
Cory Trépanier’s Great Glacier – All Rights Reserved
“Exploring and painting the Arctic intimately – by hiking, canoeing, camping, traveling with the Inuit – all this prepares me to experience nature’s wonder on a visceral and emotional level. Through this approach, I experience firsthand the awe and overwhelming sense of humility that is brought on from the realization of how tiny I am in these expansive landscapes.”
Cory Trépanier is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015. He is also a member of the Explorers Club of Canada and was recently honored with its highest award, the 2015 Stefansson Medal.
Into the Arctic display in the Dane G. Hansen Museum Gallery