The Jasper/Robson Lecture
Exploring the Art of the Canadian Rockies
Wednesday, April 2, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
$15 / $8 AGA Members / Free for Ultra and Curator’s Circle Members and Artist Patrons
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For the last twenty years, Lisa Christensen has been following in the footsteps of Canada’s finest artists. Some of these adventures have been chronicled in her published trail guides, others are still part of an unfolding life’s work. Join her for an illustrated talk discussing the art of A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris that depicts the mountains of Jasper National Park. These two iconic painters visited the region in 1924 and have left a legacy of on-the-spot and studio paintings that take us back with them on their historic trip. Christensen will also discuss images from other artists depicting other parks, as well as highlights from some of Canada’s finest beauty spots as captured by our most revered Canadian artists.
Lisa Christensen has worked in the art world for twenty five years, holding the positions of Associate Curator of Art at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum and Curator of Art at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, in addition to freelance curatorial and corporate work. She has served on the Board of the Alberta Museums Association and is currently on the Art Advisory Council to Calgary’s Military Museums and the board of the Leighton Art Centre. She is the author of three award-winning books on Canadian art history: A Hiker’s Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies, A Hiker’s Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris, and The Lake O’Hara Art of J.E.H. McDonald and Hiker’s Guide. As a curator, researcher and writer, Lisa possesses unique knowledge particular to the art of Canada’s West and the Rocky Mountains as well as a broad and deep knowledge of Canadian art history. She is currently employed as Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s Calgary Representative where, in addition to serving Heffel’s Calgary clients, she writes extensively for the Heffel Fine Art Live Sale Catalogues, published twice yearly for their Live sales of Fine Art. Lisa also works with Heffel’s team of experts to discuss consigning Canadian and International artwork to auction with potential clients, and with the Heffel & Gibbs International Fine Art appraisal division to photograph and document artwork for appraisal for Insurance purposes, Estate purposes, family division, and cultural property donation appraisals. Lisa is an avid skier, hiker and lover of the outdoors and is presently researching the mountain work of Walter Phillips, in preparation for the publication of A Hiker’s Guide to the Art of Walter Phillips. She is also conducting ongoing research on the mountain works of Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald and A.Y. Jackson.
All tickets prices include exhibition and lecture admission.