INTO THE ARCTIC EXHIBITION TOUR

Over fifty powerful paintings of some of the most remote and wild corners of the Canadian Arctic

comprise this remarkable exhibition. The body of work, drawn from four purposeful expeditions spanning the course of a decade, was created by Canadian painter, Cory Trépanier. The result is a time capsule of some of the planet’s most spectacular yet fragile landscapes.

Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. / Began January 10, 2017


“Like some of the great figures in polar exploration history, Cory Trépanier combines the courage and adventurousness of an explorer with the exacting skill and powerful creative vision of an artist.”  – 
John Geiger, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society/ Canadian Geographic Enterprises

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Special thank you to The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. for hosting the World Premiere of INTO THE ARCTIC

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Tour Itinerary

 

**PREMIERE**
January 10 – February 28, 2017
The Embassy of Canada
Washington, D.C.
Venue Website
Photo/ Video Gallery

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March 17 – May 14, 2017
Dane G. Hansen Museum
Logan, Kansas

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June 10 – August 20, 2017
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson, Arizona

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September 17 – December 31, 2017
The Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan

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January 24 – March 18, 2018
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

Houston (Spring), Texas

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April 14 – August 31, 2018
Neville Public Museum

Green Bay, Wisconsin

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September 22, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Museum of The Rockies

Bozeman, Montana

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February 16, 2019 – May 12, 2019
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Spokane, Washington

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September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina


Additional Venues Pending

Cory Trépanier’s
INTO THE ARCTIC

 

Over a decade in the making, INTO THE ARCTIC is a traveling exhibition comprised of highlights from the most ambitious body of artwork ever dedicated to The Canadian Arctic. The force behind the exhibition is Cory Trépanier, recipient of the Stefansson Medal, the highest award of The Explorers Club of Canada, and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Contextualizing the artist’s majestic paintings are a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder and awe of what Canadians refer to as, “The North.”

 

INTO THE ARCTIC showcases over fifty original oil paintings plus three feature-length films (including Into The Arctic II, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award) documenting Trépanier’s expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before.

 

As part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebration, The Embassy of Canada premiered the exhibition in Washington D.C. in January, 2017.  INTO THE ARCTIC is scheduled to travel to seven museums across the U.S. in 2017 through 2019.  And efforts are now under way to extend the tour and share the exhibition more widely throughout The U.S. and abroad.

 

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Trépanier carries on the tradition of painting first made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, but with the environmental concern of a contemporary artist.

 

“Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic plein air has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of our planet’s greatest natural wonders. These experiences have created a desire in me to connect others with this remote northern wilderness through my paintings and films, which are assembled for the first time in this exhibition. There are a number of artists who have influenced me in this endeavor and whose work I admire greatly.  Among them are Canada’s Group of Seven, particularly A.Y. Jackson, whose artistry contributed to the establishment of the Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, thereby protecting its unique and important landscapes. I hope my work might spark awareness and conversation about Canada’s Arctic, and instill greater appreciation and concern for the future of its ever-changing landscape.” – Cory Trépanier

 

The INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

 

Exhibition Specifications

 

CONTENTS: Over Fifty Oil Paintings, Title and Map Panels, Descriptive Labels,  Plus Three Films (Blu-ray)
SUPPORT: Education, Press, and Registration Materials
EDUCATION: Film Screening & Discussion by Cory Trépanier
SALES: DVDs, Posters, Book (pending publication)
AVAILABILITY: 2019 and After

Exhibition Tour Office

David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

 

With over three decades of experience producing and managing traveling museum exhibitions Curator/Tour Director, David J. Wagner, Ph.D., brings his experience to the Into The Arctic Exhibition Tour. Dr. Wagner’s resume includes production of exhibitions that have been displayed at noteworthy venues including National Geographic Society Explorer’s Hall (Washington, D.C.), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Toronto), and many others.

 

Early in his career he collaborated with Bob McMichael to organize the first American tour of Canada’s Group of Seven; and subsequently organized an exchange exhibition of Inuit art from the Cape Dorset Eskimo Co-op on Baffin Island to the U.S.

 

CONTACT: David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

 

OFFICE: 414.221.6878

 

EMAIL: davidjwagnerllc@yahoo.com

 

WEBSITE: davidjwagnerllc.com

 

MEMBER: American Alliance of Museums and International Council of Museums

 

Cory Trépanier’s Fine Art Website: trepanieroriginals.com

Interactive Tour Map

Testimonials

Front/Back/Intro Panel

Inside Spread

TREPANIER’S PAINTING EXPEDITION MAP
6 Foot Wide Museum Panel

Explore the map to learn more about Trépanier’s 4 Arctic journeys to paint and film  this wild region of our planet

View High Res Version

 

Media and Public Feedback

VIDEO: Trepanier Into The Arctic MEDIA compilation.

VIDEO: Trepanier’s Into The Arctic II Film Tour AUDIENCE RESPONSE.