Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide - Winter 18-19 - Page 11

movement in dance. The exhibit which celebrates the 50 year history of the illustrious ballet troupe features 15 large-scale original paintings highlighting the grace and athleticism of ballet. A selection of supporting drawings, produced during sessions at morning class, are also on display and for sale through the Museum Gift Shop. A Canadian artist, Gordon Milne was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1953. He attended McMaster University where he studied printmaking and sculpture. Gordon is renowned for his portraits of athletes and has produced several collections featuring Olympic sportswomen and men. His work can be seen at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and at the Calgary International Airport. Work featured in the show includes The Rising; based on the artist’s firm belief that our earliest instincts (aside from food, shelter and survival) include scratching images into the dirt and onto cave walls, pounding out rhythms on hollow logs and dancing around fires. The Rising is a painting about us and who we’ve always been - emerging from ignorance to light. Join the artist for a creative life drawing class to be held in Fernie this winter. Gordon’s use of line and understanding of form brings incredible depth and scale to his work. Learn his techniques and improve your drawing skills with a comprehensive drawing class. Dates and details to be announced, advance tickets only. COMING THIS WINTER Join the Fernie Museum at the Fernie Seniors Centre for the 2019 Lunch and Learn Series. Held every month from January – April, the series features a delicious home-made lunch and an engaging talk presented by an expert in their field. Watch local listings and announcements for topic information. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com, from the Fernie Museum and at the door, subject to availability. Fridays, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19. (Dates subject to change, see local listings). 691 2nd Ave  |  250-423-7016 ferniemuseum.com 11