The Bugaboos – A Celebration in Story & Image
Opens January 13 through February 25, 2012
Curated by Pat Morrow and Produced by the Art Gallery of Golden
© Art Gallery of Golden
The Bugaboos – A Celebration in Story & Image commemorates BC Parks’ centennial, and the natural and human history of Bugaboo Provincial Park. The exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery of Golden from Jan. 13, to February 25, 2012
As the curator for the exhibit, Wilmer photographer Pat Morrow was delighted to receive submissions from both professional and amateur photographers living on both sides of the Purcells, and beyond. Locals Darcy Monchak, Jon Walsh, Cheryl Goodwin (formerly of Golden, now in Fairmont), Morrow and 23 others, contributed a few dozen images with text which are reproduced in a dozen 3’x4’ “interpretive” panels. The extended captions describe their personal experiences in the Bugaboos, whether they are first time visitors or veterans who have sought both refuge and challenge there.
BC Parks climbing ranger Tay Hanson, also a contributor to the exhibit, is effusive when it comes to describing how his granite skyscraper “workplace” is represented in words and photos, “This collection of images and prose from some of the most dedicated of Bugaboo admirers invokes powerful feelings and reminds us of how much we owe our high ranges for mirroring the wilderness within.”