Drawn to Nature Exhibition Opening and Free Drawing Class

This community exhibition features work created by the participants of the 2018/19 Drawn to Nature program, and located inside the Banff Public Library. This exhibition is free and open to the public and celebrates the work created in the ongoing series of free monthly classes for participants of all ages and levels of art experience; organized collaboratively by Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Parks Canada, Banff Public Library, and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

The exhibition runs from January 21 through to February 28, with an opening reception on Friday February 1 from 1-3pm and free drawing class from 3-5pm

The program is led by Teaching Artist in Residence Janice Tanton Iniskim-Aki (Buffalo Stone Woman), who introduces participants to new observational and drawing skills while providing a platform for cultural learning.
Over 400 participants of all ages experienced various observational sketching techniques with graphite, charcoal, conté and more. The artwork for this exhibition offers a unique perspective on drawing as a tool for study, observation and documentation. The subjects of this exhibition focus on elements of the Bow Valley and elements from the collections of both the Banff Park Museum and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Register and join us for a free Drawing Class after the Opening Reception! Only 15 spaces available, all materials provided. Works created in this class will also be featured on the walls of the exhibition!