June 26, 2015

INTO THE ARCTIC... The Last Chapter: Artist/filmmaker Cory Trépanier heads north to complete decade-long project to paint Canada’s Arctic

On June 29th, Cory Trépanier embarks on a 2-month painting and filming expedition across Canada’s central Arctic, to complete the last chapter of his Into The Arctic project.

His fourth Arctic journey will kick off with a 160km canoe trip down the Thomsen River on Banks Island in Aulavik National Park, through the largest herd of Muskox on the planet. He will travel into Ukkusiksalik National Park on the west coast of Hudson Bay, a land of polar bears, archeological sites and a historic Hudson Bay Company trading post. After a few more stops, Trépanier will work with an Inuit guide, and boat from Resolute Bay to Beechy Island, where he will walk in the steps of past Franklin expedition explorers. At last, a zodiak will arrive to pick him up from Devon Island, and bring him to a much larger vessel: the One Ocean Expeditions’ Akademik Sergey Vavilov, which will be cruising through the fabled Northwest Passage. He will board the ship for a week, to further connect with early Arctic exploration and paint at places like Fury Beach, and on King William Island where Franklin’s crew met their demise. It will be a journey to remember.

Almost a decade ago, Trépanier began Into The Arctic with the unique artistic goal of creating the most unprecedented collection of original oil paintings from the Canadian Arctic of our time. Three extensive painting/filming expeditions to date have led to the creation of over 50 oil paintings and 2 documentaries from some of the most remote corners of the Canadian north. Places seldom seen, and most are landscapes that have never been painted before.

This summer’s expedition will bring the collection to 75 paintings, featuring all 7 Arctic National Parks and numerous places in between. It will also result in the completion of his trilogy of Into The Arctic films and see Trépanier continue to share Canada’s north through media, films for television/DVD/theatrical screenings, online content, public speaking, exhibitions and more.
In 2017, these paintings and films are to begin an extensive North American traveling museum exhibition. Trépanier’s Into The Arctic is a testament to Canada’s northern wilderness that will continue to inspire audiences and spread awareness of Canada’s Arctic for generations to come.

Follow this summer’s expedition by visiting the project website and blog page where Trépanier will be posting stories, photos and videos from the field.


March, 2015

TREPANIER’S 8 FOOT WIDE GLACIERSIDE PAINTING ON LOAN TO THE EMBASSY OF CANADA IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR A YEAR.

During a week in Washington D.C., Cory shared Canada’s North with Canadian ambassadors to the US, museum directors, US senators and even the Secretary of the Interior.

The timing is most appropriate as this spring Canada prepares to pass along the chairmanship of the Arctic Council to the United States.....

MORE STORY AND PHOTOS HERE



MAJOR PAINTING PROJECTS

In 2013 Cory launched chapter one of his latest project, TrueWild: A Legacy for the National Parks.

TrueWild is a new multi-year wilderness legacy project that aims to engage - through fine art, films, online content, mainstream media, public speaking and more - millions of people in the years to come with Canada's spectacular wild places.

Visit the TRUEWILD website

Into The Arctic began in 2006. Cory has completed 4 Canadian Arctic painting/filming expeditions, 2 films, and is working towards the completion of a collection of 75 oil paintings which includes "Great Glacier", which at 15 feet wide, will become one of the largest representational Arctic landscape paintings in Canada's history.

On the project's website you will find films trailers, 65 video journals, 1200 photos, written journals, media coverage, paintings and much more.

Visit the INTO THE ARCTIC Website
In 2001, Cory launched Coast To Canvas and set out for almost a month in each season to explore and paint
along the rugged coastlines of Ontario's Lake Superior and Georgian Bay, accompanied by his wife and then 2.5 and 6 year old daughters.

The result was a touring exhibiton of 33 oil paintings and Cory's and his wife Janet's first film, "A Painter's Odyssey".

Visit the COAST TO CANVAS website



April 15- TrueWild: Kluane Theatrical Premiere

In Bolton, at Landmark Cinemas, Experience Canada's wild on the big screen! Tickets and details here:
TICKETS AND DETAILS HERE

INTO THE ARCTIC II Film Trailer

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