As a part of Hermann & Audrey’s Toronto the Brave series, a light smith, a carpenter, a printmaker, a designer, a photographer and an architect took us on a tactile journey from the natural to the urban, this past December. The 9 artist WOLF PACK was also an ART PACK. The Collective Run was borne from a desire to reconsider the idea that only particular disciplines are ever attributed the “artist” label. The PACK was an inclusive and supportive entity that blended together the experiences of each integrant and their individual perceptions of reality, light, darkness, dynamism and spirit. The Collective Run represented how each member of the PACK felt about their ‘place’, their ‘environment’, their ‘nature’ and finally their role and expression as artists.
The Collective Run was curated for the audience to journey with the PACK from rural through to urban, from natural themes and materials, to refined and conceptual subject matter.
WOLF PACK was created in honour of Doug Hunter, a Saskatoon based sculptor / print maker, who spent his life lingering in and making art from his relationship to nature, and to himself. Doug passed away in 2007, leaving his life’s work to his three children, all of whom are working to share it with the world.
Stew Evans, lightsmith
Doug Hunter, sculptor/print-maker
Dessa Harhay, painter (www.dessaharhay.com)
Ben Wright & Co. (www.wrightcraft.ca)
Tessa Danielle, illustrator (www.tessagypsydanielle.tumblr.com)
Jenny Boucher, textile designer (www.jennyboucher.com)
Kevin Jones, photographer (www.stanleyomar.com)
Sarah Evans, producer (www.mabelgrey.ca)