Monday, January 13, 2014

Artist of the Month - Daniel Wheeler

This month the Museum is featuring, primarily black and white photographic prints by Daniel Wheeler on the art wall.

Dan started taking photos at the age of sixteen, when he started backpacking and climbing. At that time, his photos centered on the environment he encountered while climbing. Now, over thirty years later, his photography has changed to capturing the sheer beauty of the areas that he encounters.

Dan is actively involved with Peace of ART and is their current president. The Museum thanks Peace of ART for sponsoring this art wall and Rhonda Warren of the art club for organizing the artists featured every month.

If you go further into the Museum, you will also find one of Dan's landscapes in our current exhibit "A Sense of the Land and its People: A Private Collection" featuring the Plains and Northwest Coast First Nations artifacts collected by Dr. David Welch. Dan was kind enough to donate the use of a Plains landscape in this exhibit to help highlight the environment in which the Plains First Nations people have lived.

The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Please stop by to see Dan's photographic prints, focusing on the elements found on Shaftesbury Trail in Peace River.

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