Traverse City – Canadian artist, filmmaker, explorer Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour is captivating audiences with the raw beauty of the North. Premiering at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C., the exhibition is touring
the U.S. and is now set to open at the Dennos Museum Center on September 17 through December 31.
One of the last great wilderness regions on earth, the Canadian Arctic is seldom traveled, and has been painted even less. Over a decade in the making, Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition showcases an unprecedented collection of over 50 Arctic oil paintings and 2 documentary films from his 4 expeditions to the farthest reaches of the Far North.
Highlighting the collection is Trépanier’s 15 foot wide “Great Glacier”, quite possibly the largest Arctic landscape painting in Canada’s history.
“Exploring and painting the Arctic intimately – by hiking, canoeing, camping, traveling with the Inuit – prepares me to experience nature’s wonder on a visceral and emotional level. Through this approach, I experience firsthand the awe and overwhelming sense of humility that is brought on from the realization of how tiny I am in these expansive landscapes,” says Trépanier.
From these journeys, he has produced two documentary films, Into The Arctic, and Canadian Screen Award-nominated Into The Arctic II, with the final film in the trilogy to be released later this year. These films are integral to the exhibition, and cinematically convey the challenges and passion of his northern painting expeditions.
INTO THE ARCTIC is presented in part by One Ocean Expeditions, a polar cruise specialist that picked Trépanier up from the shores of a remote Arctic island on his fourth expedition.
Committed to environmental and social responsibility, One Ocean Expeditions offers polar marine experiences in the most beautiful places on earth. The tour is also supported by Nunavut Tourism.
Experience the exhibition at Dennos Museum Center until December 31, 2017, after which it continues to travel to museums across the United States for over two years.
INTO THE ARCTIC at the Dennos Museum Center
DATES: Sept 17 – Dec 31, 2017
Members and Guests Reception: Sat., Sept 16, 7pm – 9pm (artist will be in attendance)
LOCATION: Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College
(GPS) 1410 College Dr., Traverse City, Michigan 49686
HOURS: Open daily 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 1 – 5pm
PHONE: (231) 995-1055
***FREE*** FILM SCREENING of Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC II
LOCATION: State Theatre, 233 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
DATE: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Visit the INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour online for a complete itinerary, video, and more:
Trépanier is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine. He is also a member of the Explorers Club and recipient of the Canadian chapter’s highest award, the Stefansson Medal. His painting expedition films air on CBC Documentary Channel and other networks around the world.