The Adventuring Artist
Virtual Artist Talk as part of the Canmore Festival of Art & Creativity

  September 24, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  | Thursday

Program Fee: FREE - RSVP

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Join a group of local artists working in different styles and mediums as they talk about their shared passion for adventuring into the local landscape and how they turn their inspiration into art. Have the chance to engage and ask questions following the discussion.

As Canadians and Bow Valley residents, the artist's landscape is part of our cultural identity. From famous painters that we honour in our museums, to the local artist's work we treasure in our homes, their creative interpretations add joy and comfort to our lives. Artist today continue the tradition of combining outdoor adventure and art, using the land as source material for contemporary works. The purpose of this talk is to share the artist's experience working in nature and to reflect on how the landscape had shifted between the past and present. 

Online format: This panel will be delivered in a Zoom Meeting. A meeting link and password will be emailed to you in advance. Please download the Zoom Application from

This event is part of the Canmore Festival of Art & Creativity, which features 10 days of FREE creative programming - learn more here!

Meet our Local Artists

Emily Beaudion

Emily is a watercolour and pen and ink artist based out of Revelstoke, BC and Canmore, Alberta. She has always been irresistibly drawn to the mountains and spends her time hiking, skiing, biking, and paddling into the backcountry in order to paint her experiences. Painting these peaks, plants and animals is her way of sharing the love and respect she has for them, and doesn't think she’ll ever get tired of it or stop learning from her time spent outside. Learn more about Emily on her website:

Patti Dyment

Living, hiking and painting in the Canadian Rockies for over three decades has given Patti a profound connection to, and appreciation of, the mountain landscape. She paints plein air whenever possible, and strives to communicate the sensations and elations of the outdoor painting experience. She is known to paint relentlessly - she teaches painting, studies painting, thinks and dreams about painting. For her, it’s a wonderful fascination. Learn more about Patti on her blog:

Dawn Saunders-Dahl

Dawn is an Artist, Idea Instigator and Project Generator. Her work reflects the fleeting nature of our personal and collective history. Since 2007 she has been researching farms, food production, taking photographs, painting portraits and landscapes, collecting dirt and compiling sound interview/video work to create discussion and awareness around issues of farming, community, identity, and culture. Her personal practice encompasses a variety of diverse expressions including drawn and painted portraits, landscapes, abstractions on paper, canvas, wood and clay, as well as photography, video and sound recordings. Learn more about Dawn on her website:

artsPlace is also honoured to invite Stoney community member Travis Rider to the discussion

Learn more about Travis as we welcome him to the artsPlace community in his Festival discussion on Wed. Sept. 23: Cultural Diversity Learning Circle: Respect for Stoney Culture

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