Local artists get world exposure

A collection of work from last year’s Art in the Park created by local and provincial artists was showcased at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Championships in Whistler last week.

The work was displayed as part of the State of the Art exhibit held in the Convention Centre. It was seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world. Jacolyn Daniluck from Parks Canada in Revelstoke and Jackie Pendergast from Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre installed the exhibit and attended the opening reception.

“It was an incredible experience to participate in the event,” Jackie Pendergast, executive director of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, said after her return home.

“Not only did the exhibit promote the work of the individual artists but it showed people who had never visited Glacier or Yoho National Parks what a fantastic source of inspiration they are. People were particularly interested in the locations used by the artists and many said they planned to visit in the summer. I feel very proud and privileged to have been part of the experience.”

Here are some images from the opening:


Jackie Pendergast of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre and Parks Canada's Jacolyn Daniluck were in Whistler last week showing off works by local and regional artists who participated in the last year's powerful Art in the Park series. Here, Jackie works on the installation of the show at the Whistler Convention Centre. Photo by Jacolyn Daniluck/Parks Canada
Thousands of people viewed the show, part of the massive State of the Arts exhibition, held in conjunction with the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Championships. Photo by Jacolyn Daniluck/Parks Canada
With many of the pieces in place, Jackie assumes a whimsical pose. Photo by Jacolyn Daniluck/Parks Canada
For the artists who contributed to Art in the Park, knowing their works were viewed by thousands of people must have been a moment to savour. Jackie Pendergast photo
The participation of local artists in shows of this magnitude helps put our city on the map of national cultural. Jackie Pendergast photo