Join Mary-Beth Laviolette, in a 40-minute tour of Along the Bow: Art of This Place. From Canmore to Mînî Thnî (previously Morley), highlights from over a 125 years of painting, photography, video and fine craft in the rugged eastern Bow Valley. From the artists who traveled in the early days of the Canadian Pacific Railway to the professionals and students at the Banff School of Fine Arts who flocked in the 1940s to paint the industrial communities to the hippie generation who made the region their creative home, much has transpired artistically. In addition, inspiring moments from the artists and makers of the nearby Îyârhe Nakoda.
ABOUT MARY-BETH LAVIOLETTE
Mary-Beth Laviolette is an avid hiker and independent art writer and curator based in Canmore, Alberta, who specializes in Albertan and Western Canadian art. She is the author of A Delicate Art: Artists, Wildflowers and Native Plants of the West and An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent & Contemporary Art, 1970–2000, and co-author of Alberta Art & Artists: A Survey. Recent exhibitions she has curated include Reckonings: Michael Cameron & Karen Maiolo (Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff); Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years (Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary) and Alberta Mistresses of the Modern: 1935 to 1975 (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton). Mary-Beth is also a public speaker and enjoys engaging with the public about art whenever and wherever possible. With the Canmore Museum, she has served as our Associate Curator of Art from 2021 to present.