Beaverbrook Masterworks show at Audain extended 

Arts News: Regional visual arts show opens at Lost Lake PassivHaus

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - The Fountain of Indolence The masterpiece by J.M.W. Turner is part of the Masterworks Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, currently on show at the Audain Art Museum.
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  • The Fountain of Indolence The masterpiece by J.M.W. Turner is part of the Masterworks Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, currently on show at the Audain Art Museum.

The Masterworks Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is to remain in Whistler for an extra month — until Oct. 10.

The exhibition — which has been on show at the Audain Art Museum since June — displays 75 paintings covering 400 years of Western art, from Lucas Cranach the Elder, to Salvador Dali.

The Beaverbrook, founded by media magnate Lord Beaverbrook in 1959, is located in Fredericton, N.B.

Audain curator Darrin Martens said they extended the show due to popular demand and engagement opportunities.

He said in an email: "This exhibition has been hugely popular with visitors and members of the Audain Art Museum. The opportunity to extend it and allow our members more opportunities to engage with this remarkable collection was too good to pass up. This extension also allows for visitors to Whistler who are visiting in the months of September and early October to see these beautiful paintings.

"By extending the run of Masterworks we will provide a unique opportunity for local and regional schools to visit the museum, tour the exhibition and participate in a hands-on activity. Connecting children with great works of art is part of our DNA and this extension allows us to offer a unique program for school groups."

Entry to the Beaverbrook exhibition and the Audain's permanent collection is $18 for adults and free to youth and children 16 and under.

For more information, visit www.audainartmuseum.com.

Arts Whistler show opens at PassivHaus

Artwork by 43 artists from the Sea to Sky region has gone on display at Lost Lake PassivHaus.

The Our Sea to Sky exhibition is the first collaboration between Arts Whistler and the Sea to Sky Arts Councils Alliance.

Artists from Bowen Island, Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton are represented.

Anne Popma, Whistler's community cultural officer, said in a release: "This is the first time we have hosted an art exhibit in PassivHaus. It is a lovely venue, and will provide a stopping point for people walking or cycling the Cultural Connector, which links Whistler's six key cultural facilities."

The work will be on display until Sept. 18.

The exhibit opened in July on Bowen Island at The Gallery at Artisan Square and is travelling throughout the Sea to Sky. After Whistler, the exhibit moves on to Squamish.

WFF unveils Power Pitch

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has announced the creation of a two-part boot camp and pitch competition.

Six Canadian producers will be selected to participate in Power Pitch during WFF 2016, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

Applications are being accepted until Oct. 3, with the finalists being announced on Oct. 17. One finalist will be a wildcard from WFF's Feature Project Lab, chosen by a selection committee.

For more information, visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

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