ISSUE 5, August 8, 2016
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Panel Discussion: The Art of Philanthropy, Collecting and Museum Building
Photo: Courtesy Rennie Collection and Bob Frid Images. 

“There’s a time when you need to share the work with the public, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re creating this museum to place our work ‘for the inspection of the public.’” – Michael Audain

On Tursday, August 25 at 7pm the Audain Art Museum will host a public event framed as an interactive panel discussion composed of world-renowned art collectors and museum developers. The over-arching theme of the dialogue will explore the intricacies of art collecting, museum building, and the importance of philanthropic activities to the arts in Canada. Furthermore, this dialogue will explore the effect on visual arts literacy and community building using Lord Beaverbrook and his legacy of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a comparison to the more contemporary examples.

Michael Audain, Chair, Audain Art Museum
Bob Rennie, Principal, Rennie Collection
Darrin Martens, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator

Thursday, August 25
Time: 7 - 9pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission
Photo: Jennifer Hubbert 

Summer Hours at the Audain Art Museum 

Please note that our hours have changed. We are now open 10 - 5pm everyday except Tuesdays (closed). 
What's on

Dali, Freud, Gainsborough, Turner and Others: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Santiago El Grande. Dali, Salvador, 1957. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Sir James Dunn Foundation

For the first time in the Pacific Northwest region, view a stunning collection of over 75 paintings by world-renowned artists, such as Cranach, Copley, Delacroix, Gainsborough, Constable, Reynolds, Romney, Sargent, Sisley, Turner and Freud; and by prominent historical Canadian artists, such as Krieghoff, Morrice, Carr, Milne, Gagnon, and members of the Group of Seven. A highlight of the exhibition is Salvador Dali’s monumental painting Santiago El Grande.

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be on display until Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage, presenting sponsor TD Bank Group and supporting sponsor McInnes Cooper.  Additional support provided by PACART. 

Mabel May, Henrietta , The Three Sisters. c. 1915. Photo: Audain Art Museum 

Family Studio Sundays 

Stories in Art: Characters and Caricatures 
Bring their stories to life! Colour, paint and draw the lively characters from the paintings found in our temporary exhibition: Dail, Freud, Gainsborough, Turner and Others: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Our storytellers will share with you the amazing adventures of these characters captured in paint.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time: 1 - 4pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
Registration: This program is drop-in only. Registration is not required. Space is limited.


Photo: Mike Crane 

Yoga at the Audain
Nourish the soul with a yoga practice set amongst the inspiring exhibitions of the Audain Art Museum. Yoga instructor Laura Davies will lead you through a flowing session that centers on the confluence of art and yoga. Each session will focus on the energy of a different gallery or artist. Classes are suitable for all levels.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 6 - 7:15pm 
Gallery Space: Temporary Exhibition: Dali, Freud, Gainsborough, Turner and Others: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Cost: $15 per person. This fee supports the variety of educational programs offered at the Museum.
Registration: Drop-in only. Space is limited. 

Photo: Laurie Papou

In the Studio with Laurie Papou: Muses, Music & Masks

Join contemporary Canadian artist Laurie Papou for an exciting artist-led workshop exploring creative figure drawing. Papou is recognized for the creation of large scale, realistic figurative paintings on wood panel. In this session participants will, through the staging of live models, explore their own interpretations of the figure, using a variety of techniques and materials.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $125 | $110 for Museum Members
Registration: To register, please call 604.962.0413 ext. 109, or email Payment is due upon registration as space is limited.
Materials: The Museum will provide all materials but you are welcome to supplement these with your own.
Notes: All levels of artistic experience welcome. You may get paint on your clothes so dress appropriately or bring an apron to fully enjoy your experience. The artist encourages participants to bring their camera.
Meet our New Staff Members: 

Name: Brianna Beacom
Title: Operations Manager
Before I came to the Audain Art Museum I was: Working across the street at Arts Whistler, most recently as the General Manager.
Describe your perfect summer’s day in three words: Lake: sun & fun 
Favourite art work in the museum: I have to choose just one? I have recently fell in love with Dusk – Tantalus Range by Frederick H. Varley and I would like to thank Heather, Docent extraordinaire, for this discovery.

Name: Anja Rodig
Title: Event Specialist
Before I came to the Audain Art Museum I was: F&B Manager with Four Seasons Resort & Hotels
Describe your perfect summer's day in three words: Hit the beach!
Favourite art work in the museum: Clearcut by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun – He is so outspoken through his art and shows no forgiveness.
Highlights from the Audain Art Museum's Permanent Collection
Xwalacktun 1958 - 
S. Stalner 

Xwalacktun's He-yay meymuy (Big Flood), commissioned by the Audain Art Museum is inspired by the museum site as the building sits on the shared traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Lil´wat7úl (Lil'wat) nations. The sculpture shares the Coast Salish legend of the great flood when people took refuge on Mount Garibaldi (Nch’kay). As the people ran out of food the Creator (the thunderbird) sent the raven to gather salmon, helping them to survive.

Xwalacktun views the sculpture as a contemporary Coast Salish post and chose to work with aluminum due to its colour and light weight. The artist’s intent is for visitors of the Museum to learn more about Coast Salish traditions but also appreciate that these legends are continually being told as a part of a living and developing culture.

Xwalacktun, He-yay meymuy (Big Flood), 2014-15. Aluminum with led lights. Photo: Gadbois Photography 
Recent Events at the Audain Art Museum:

Yoga with Laura Davies and Summer Art Camps 
Photo: Audain Art Museum                                                           Photo: Audain Art Museum 
#MasterSelfie Contest

Our temporary exhibition, Dali, Freud, Gainsborough, Turner and Others: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, is on view now and we’re celebrating with a ‪#MasterSelfie‬ contest!

Snap a pic of yourself with your favourite masterwork, use the hashtag #MasterSelfie, tag the Audain Art Museum and post your photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. First prize is a stay at the amazing Pan Pacific Whistler plus a family membership at the Audain Art Museum. The contest will run until September 11, 2016. Happy master-snapping!

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