Dwayne Harty, Autumn Bison, Panther River Valley, full sized oil/canvas render, 36x60 inches - it is a work in progress with updates on Dwayne's progress posted periodically, the completed work will be available in September.
Breakfast Reception with the Artist:
Thursday, September 29, 10 am to noon
Tea In The Gallery - September 30 - October 2, 1-4 pm daily
during Banff's Buffalo Days (Culture Days)
“CONSIDERING THE WILD” an exhibition of wildlife works by Dwayne Harty which celebrates the historic return of the bison to Banff National Park and the splendour of wild lands and wildlife. The exhibition is part of the American Bison Society and Bison Treaty Celebration in Banff, September 26-9 as well as Banff’s Buffalo Days/events for Culture Days 2016.
In this exhibition of wildlife oil paintings, drawings, and etchings Dwayne Harty continues his commitment to celebrate nature and ecological habitats. Harty’s country is pristine nature, dramatic scenery, and wide-ranging wildlife within the context of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in particular Banff National Park. Whether it is the promise of abundant bison in the Panther River Valley, images of grizzlies roaming the higher ridges or the familiar big-horned sheep at Wilcox Pass, the artist’s work fosters the idea of integrated ecosystems.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Wyoming-based Dwayne Harty has worked on natural history dioramas for a number of museums including the Royal Ontario Museum and the Manitoba Museum of Man & Nature. For half a decade he was involved with the Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative (Y2Y), which culminated in the travelling exhibition Yellowstone to Yukon: the Journey of Wildlife and Art (National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming – 2011 - and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta – 2012). Harty is a member of the Explorers Club and Salmagundi Club, both headquartered in New York City.
John Chalke RCA, Turned Over - The Other Side - Underneath It All, 2009, multifired, multiglazed ceramic wall piece
Reception with Barb Tipton: Saturday, October 8, noon to 3
Fine art ceramic sculpture by one of the "most influential and important ceramists" of the last 70 years. Known for his alchemic ability with both clay and glaze, works are from the artist’s estate and other collections. The array of subject, texture and form span Chalke’s career and provide insight into his distinct interests and directions.
Allan Harding MacKay RCA, There Are No Perfect Mountains, 1986, mixed media on paper, 21.5 x 13 inches
Reception, Saturday, November 5, 3 to 6 pm
artist in attendance
Contemporary and historic paintings by a senior Canadian artist that explore transitions, the dramatic moments, and the clash of weather systems; all predicated on the idea of alpine defined by the Swiss Alps and the Canadian Rockies.
Part of the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival & Gallery Hop.
Tom Willock, A Prairie Coulee, 1990
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