Whyte Museum Summer Exhibition Opening
Join the Whyte Museum in celebrating the Summer Exhibition Opening on Friday, June 16th at 7:00pm. Enjoy free admission, complimentary appetizers, raffle prizes, and a cash bar.
About For the Birds:
For the Birds features the work of 16 artists of all different mediums along with select works from the Whyte Museum’s collection. The Whyte Museum’s new focus on connecting to nature made birds an easy choice of theme for this summer’s group show exhibition. Artists include Diana Thorneycroft, Nikol Haskova, Grant Leier, Neil Clifford, Peter McFarlane, Michael Cameron, Michael Corner, Dawn Deterando, Brian McArthur, Dan Hudson, Julya Hajoczky, Joel Satore, Marsha Schuld, Kate Tooke, Krista Leddy, and Tom Willock.
There’s no better way to connect with nature than to appreciate the movements of a bird. To sit and watch a warbler in flight or a woodpecker hammer into a tree. To awaken to their gentle songs in the morning or appreciate their signs of heralding in a new season. They are often the first creatures to let us know that something is wrong with the environment, like the canary in a coal mine.
Birds have been featured in art as far back as 17,000 years ago when they appeared in the Lascaux cave paintings. Their stunning variety of colours and patterns make them perfect subjects for paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. Few animals have as much diversity as birds. From the tiny grace of the hummingbird to the large oddity of the Shoebill Stork, it’s easy to see why these creatures have captured our imagination.
About Celebrating 100 Years of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies:
Since 1923, the Trail Riders have been taking the adventurous horse rider into the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies. This year will mark 100 years of riding trails, singing around a campfire, and encouraging a lifelong love of being in nature with new and old friends.
The exhibition shares experiences that have made this such a loved and enduring group, through photographs, trophies, songs, and artifacts.
The Whyte Museum is thrilled to host an exhibition curated by volunteers of the Trail Riders that highlight the past 100 years.