Audio story: Art in the Park provides local artists with a chance for connection and collaboration

Photographs taken by local youth as part of the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program are also on display at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.

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Revelstoke artists Jess Leahey (left), Claudia Bambi and Cathy Auburn spent time in Glacier National Park as part of Art in the Park. They spoke with the Mountaineer about how that experience has impacted their work as artists. Photo: Melissa Jameson/Revelstoke Mountaineer.

The Art in the Park and Glacier Adventure Stewardship exhibitions are now on display at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC). The exhibitions feature work by local artists and youth who spent time in Glacier National Park.

The Revelstoke Mountaineer was on location for the opening of the two exhibitions on Friday, Oct. 26 and had a chance to chat with new RVAC executive director Sarah Windsor, Art in the Park artists Cathy Auburn, Jess Leahey and Claudia Bambi, as well as Glacier Adventure Stewardship coordinator Leslie Hogg and Amy Schultz, a professional photographer who mentored youth taking part in the program.

Click on the audio player below to hear our story on the exhibitions, including interviews with several artists who took part in Art in the Park. (You may need to adjust your volume level.)

The exhibitions are on display at the visual arts centre until Friday, Nov.16. The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is located at 320 Wilson Street.

Glacier Adventure Stewardship coordinator Leslie Hogg (left) with Revelstoke Secondary student Claire Lind, Lind’s brother Cole Ramirez and Parks Canada public outreach and education officer Amy Clarke stand in front of a photograph taken by Lind during her time in Glacier National Park. Photo: Melissa Jameson/Revelstoke Mountaineer.
The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre was packed with people during the opening held for the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program and Art in the Park exhibition openings held on Friday, Oct. 26. Photo: Melissa Jameson/Revelstoke Mountaineer.

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