The Mountain Festival Alpine Art Show showcases the work of Canadian artists and University of Alberta students on the 2016 United Nations' International Mountain Day theme, "Mountain cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity", in a Canadian context.
The Alpine Art show is hosted by the Canadian Mountain Network.
Richard Andrew is a Shúhtagot'ı̨nę artist, trapper, traditional skills teacher, and member of the Tulı́t'a Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę (Renewable Resources Council). He is skilled in woodwork, carving, drum making, snowshoe making and traditional fine crafts. Throughout the years, he has kept his traditional culture and language very much alive. He continues to tan moose hides, drive a dog team, and hunt and trap. For several years he has been teaching the youth the songs, signs, and drumming involved in hand-games. In 2008 he received an Aboriginal Sport Circle Award in recognition of his work with youth over the years.
I was born in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. My family moved around a lot as a youth and so I was fortunate to get to know several locations and communities in my country. Eventually, my family settled in the city of San Luis Potosi. While I lived there I obtained a diploma in Graphics Design and Music. In September 2009 I decided to make a huge change and move to Canada with no plan or money in order to pursue my career as an artist. After much work, I received my diploma in visual arts from Red Deer College in 2012. That same year I was married. I completed my BFA (with distinction) at the University of Lethbridge in 2014. I love being outdoors. I work mainly in drawing/illustration, photography, and painting. I am currently completing my Masters Degree at the University of Alberta.
Born in France and living in Edmonton, Morgane is a 2nd year PhD student in plant ecology and land reclamation at the University of Alberta. Her past research, as well as her personal passion for plants, have fuelled her deep interest in how they respond to environmental changes especially linked to climate change in various ecosystems, from temperate to circumpolar ecosystems. Art, more specifically pencil drawing, is her hobby which she has aimed to develop as she took several art classes in Paris and Edmonton these past few years. Through her drawings, she is looking to develop the connections between the public and her scientific research and interests, notably focusing on the amazing diversity of plants found in fragile ecosystems such as mountainous regions. She is hoping to get the public involved by highlighting the small beauty of the flowering plants that can be easily overlooked by the public.
Jonathan Green is an emerging artist of Mi'kmaq, Inuit and British, Scottish descent from Newfoundland and Labrador. He recently graduated with a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta. Green has been a work-study at the Banff Centre. This past summer he spent 3 weeks on the Yukon River as part of the CWAR residency.
He will be SNAP's artist in residence this winter.
Phoebe Todd-Parrish is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Having previously completed her MA in English at York University, and her undergraduate BFA in Visual Arts and English, her practice incorporates her interest in Both disciplines. Her interest in language and narrative led her to investigate the possibilities of the artists’ book and other sculptural installations as an interactive art form. Phoebe’s print practice focuses on the notion of desire for connection and communication in living and non-living things (present/absent, real/imagined) in a shared environment. In an ever-more augmented reality, Phoebe is interested in exploring tensions and dissolutions between imagined/invented and inner/outer “worlds”.