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INTO THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Art and Film

Explore the Arctic through the artistic works of Cory Trépanier (1968-2021).

Through majestic paintings and inspiring films, traversing 40,000 km, six Arctic National Parks, and 16 Arctic communities, Trépanier brings you along on his journey to convey the wonders of Canada’s North.

While exploring the majesty of the Arctic landscape through art, Science North visitors will also explore the scientific wonders on the Arctic including wildlife, ice, and the effects of climate change through hands-on workshops. Visitors will also use the art pieces to be inspired in creating their own landscape art pieces.


Coming this fall to Science North

INTO THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Art and Film

November 13, 2021 – February 21, 2022

Explore the Arctic with artist Cory Trépanier and join in on a wondrous journey through Canada’s North.  

INTO THE ARCTIC is the most ambitious body of artwork ever dedicated to the Canadian Arctic. With a pack full of painting, filming, and camping gear, Trépanier traversed over 40,000 kilometers, through six Arctic National Parks and 16 Arctic communities, in a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before. 
Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Trépanier carries on the tradition of painting first made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, but with the environmental concern of a contemporary artist. Contextualizing the artist’s majestic paintings is a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder of the North while documenting his expeditions.

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“Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of our planet’s greatest natural wonders. After many years of solitary development, I am humbled to learn that others are being moved by my canvases. And that the exhibition is inspiring conversation about the North, the Inuit, the power of nature, and the importance of humanity’s role in protecting it.”  —  Cory Trépanier

To learn more about Cory Trépanier and his work, visit his website at corytrepanier.com

Featured Films in Vale Cavern

INTO THE ARCTIC: An Artist’s Journey to the North (48 mins)

  • The compelling story of oil painter Cory Trépanier’s first leg of his multi-year quest to explore and paint the dramatic wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.

INTO THE ARCTIC 2 (85 mins)

  • For years, artist Cory Trépanier has explored and painted some of the most wild places in Canada. Few have walked into these landscapes. Even fewer have captured them on canvas.

INTO THE ARCTIC: Awakening (77 mins)

  • Untamed beauty and the lure of the North have drawn artist Cory Trépanier to paint the Canadian Arctic for over a decade.

INTO THE ARCTIC: AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND FILM is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director, davidjwagnerllc.com.

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