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Audain Art Museum opens doors to the public

Arts News: WFF at Go Fest, MountainFilm on Tour

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The Audain Art Museum is holding a Community Open House Weekend on April 22 and 23.

The weekend has been organized as a thank you to the community for the support given during the museum's first year.

There will be a cake cutting at noon on both days, and family studio workshops from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Audain's One-derful Gala fundraiser on March 11 raised over $300,000 to go towards the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. The gala, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Audain's opening, entertained 350 guests at the Westin Resort & Spa.

Meanwhile, Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is discussing the work of street photographer Fred Herzog, whose work is currently on show at the Audain Art Museum.

Arnold will explore the Fred Herzog: Shadowlands exhibition and how his images reveal the impact of modernity on everyday life.

It takes place at the Audain on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to museum members and with general admission.

For more information, visit www.audainartmuseum.com.

The open house weekend is sponsored by Pique and The Question.

Whistler Film Fest at GO Fest

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF), in association with Reel Canada, is celebrating National Canadian Film Day 150 at the Great Outdoors Festival with a free screening.

WFF is hosting Nettie Wilde's award-winning documentary Koneline: Our Land Beautiful. This film explores the beauty of northwestern British Columbia.

It takes place on April 19 at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre at 7 p.m.

As well, WFF's 4th annual Adventure Film Series returns with six screenings, plus a speaker series, photo competition and exhibition. More information will be announced in mid-April.

This year the festival is also hosting a photography competition, in conjunction with Mountain Life Magazine. Photos must be taken in the Sea to Sky region, from Vancouver to Pemberton.

The top 10 photos will be determined by an online voting system through WFF's Facebook page, with the winner selected by jury.

The deadline for submissions is May 1.

For more information, visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

Mountainfilm on Tour at library

The Whistler Public Library is hosting Jason Merritt of Mountainfilm on Tour for an evening of short films from the tour selection of the Telluride Film Festival.

The screenings will be followed by a discussion.

The event is part of a celebration of Earth Day, is free and starts at 6 p.m.

For more information visit www.mountainfilm.org.

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