Sunday, 6 July 2014

Welcome to The Banff Centre

View from the Vista Dining Hall
I have left Tyler, Tx for an extended stay in Banff, Canada...what a journey!  The Banff Centre is located just outside of the town of Banff, which is nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is within the boundaries of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park!  

The Banff Centre is an amazing place with a mission to 'inspire creativity'.   Originally a school of fine arts, The Banff Centre now hosts a wide range of guests who study visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, communications, math, and science.  It is truly an arts and creativity incubator!  My six week residency was made possible through a International Residency Partnership Award, generously created through a partnership between The Banff Centre and NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).  

Tagging along with me is our 20 week old baby in utero...what an exciting adventure!  

I am using my residency to make a new body of smaller works, but I also plan to take in the beautiful surroundings and all that Banff and The Banff Centre has to offer.  Keep posted for updates and many more new photos!


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  2. 'm blogging with my wife and 20 week old baby in utero! We enjoy being outdoors and have visited places like Big Bend and Denali National Park so Merrie's residency in Banff is a perfect gift and opportunity. Merrie, Im so happy for you. Enjoy this moment in time. I Love You

  3. Merrie, have a wonderful and productive time up there! I'm so happy for you :)

  4. Uhhhh .... Black Bear ! Looking for tasty artist. Wow ! too close