Everybody has a bucket list of places they'd like to see, photograph or write about. Most of us will sit around and dream about all these places, ticking off a few of them along the way, until we're old and fragile and in need of hip replacements.
But Tim Schumm and Dominik Modlinski are two artists who have made a successful career of painting their adventures. Last year, the two friends travelled to the Yukon, roughing it in the cold, to paint the peaks and valleys they encountered along the way.
The resulting works will be on display in an exhibition called Wild and Sacred Places at Mountain Galleries from March 5 - 11.
"We're very proud of these two painters," said Wendy Wacko, curator of the gallery. "The gallery will never have looked as strong as it will this weekend."
She said this is the first big exhibition the gallery has held since the Olympics. The artists will be at the opening reception, to be held on March 5 from 5 - 8 p.m.
LUNA needs to know 'What's Your Damage?'
Broken bones are about as commonplace snowflakes in this town and now LUNA is compiling multimedia showcase of these injuries for a new exhibit. And they need your help.
LUNA is looking for the most vivid and colorful documentation of your fractured shins, broken wrists and gaping head wounds, to be presented at a free event on Friday, April 8. Audience members will survey the exhibits and vote on the best / gnarliest / most evocative exhibit of an unpleasant mountain experience.
The winner will receive an extensive Injury Prevention Prize Package, which includes a Sandbox Certified Classic Brain Bucket (helmet) custom painted by a local artist, Race Face Full Bike Armour Package, a one-month adult pass to Meadow Park, a pass to Scandinave Spa, a starter package from CrossFit Whistler and a one-month climbing and gym pass to the Core. That's a lot of free stuff so be extra confident on the hill this month.
Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Whistler's Foto Source in the Village. To enter, visit www.lunawhistler.com .
Elephant and Castle brings back the Beatniks
Last week we noted that Whistler's missing a beatnik scene. It seems that thought had been strewn across the sky like an airplane banner because the owners of the Elephant and Castle picked up on it and have created Beatnik Café.