Through The Looking Glass: An ARTventure

Through The Looking Glass: An ARTventure


Art Opening: December 8, 2018 | 7-9pm | The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler | Free Admission | Cash Bar

Exhibit: December 1 – January 27 | The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler 

Have you ever wondered what the story behind a painting is? Not just the techniques of applying paint but what really drives the artist to create the work that he/she creates. Where does the inspiration come from? Where does the artist find the spark that fuels the process of choosing colours, composition and creating the entire vibe of the painting?

This “Through the Looking Glass” art showcase is a chance to take a glimpse into the inspiration and art process of three Sea to Sky full-time artists with the help of a free augmented reality app called HP Reveal.

Each artist has created several small visual stories connected to their pieces of art. Just look for the paintings with blue dots on the labels then scan the paintings for the hidden videos.

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Easy! Before you get to the opening download the app to see behind the scenes videos from the artists.

Here’s how the developer describes the app: “HP Reveal changes the way we interact with the physical world. Discover augmented reality (AR) experiences, create your own AR, and share the magic with friends. Bring photos, posters, birthday cards, and more. With HP Reveal, print is only the beginning – and we can’t wait to see what you create!”

We can’t wait to see what these artists have created!

Download the Apple version | Download the Android version

Stay tuned for more updates about the app and how to have the best time at the Art Opening.



Vanessa ‘Nes’ Stark was born during a mid-winter snowstorm on Canada’s West Coast. She followed her passion for snowboarding and moved to Whistler B.C. at the age of 17. Her life has been shaped by her love for the mountains, adventures in nature, snowboarding, mountain biking, family, friends and community.

Nes’ bold and unique “Mountain Contemporary” style organically reflects her life’s passions.

Her work often connects the viewer to her deep love of adventures in nature while speaking of the universal connection between all things and beings.

Discover more of her work: Instagram | Facebook | Website




Andrea Mueller is a contemporary artist and art instructor based in Whistler, B.C Canada. Like many people who live in this little mountain town, Andrea is a wild child.  Constantly covered in paint, she spends most of her time either up exploring the mountains or down in the valley creating in her studio.  She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto Ontario and moved out west, calling Whistler her home for over 14 years.

Her work is characterized by bold colors, messy loose brush strokes and darkly playful imagery. Her work focuses on relationships and universal connectivity, often referencing the idiosyncrasies of romantic relationships.

Discover more of her work: Instagram | Facebook | Website




Andy is an Interpretive Landscape Realism Artist living in Squamish BC. Trained as an Industrial Designer, Andy has since shifted his creative drive into his art. Usually painted with contrasting bright backdrops in yellow, blue, and orange, his paintings pop with the expressionate faces of B.C.’s wildlife. He has been selling his art in the Sea to Sky corridor since 2004 and is a full-time professional artist specializing in large-scale custom works, small prints, and plaques.

Andy runs a beautiful gallery/studio in Squamish’s Garibaldi highlands, where you can find exhibits of his entire collection, as well as other selected artists.

Discover more of his work: Instagram | Facebook | Website 



Through The Looking Glass: An ARTventure

Exhibit: December 1 – February, 2019 | Maury Young Arts Centre | Free admission | Open daily