Celebrating a Legend: The Chili Thom Experience

Celebrating a Legend: The Chili Thom Experience

Photo Credit: Joern Rohde

Chili Thom original paintings are being shipped in from all over North America as the community readies for a resort-wide celebration of Whistler’s favourite artist. June 2 to 26, the magic and spirit of Chili Thom will be celebrated throughout Whistler with exhibitions, eccentric evenings, performances, and a showcase of Chili-inspired young artists’ work. Arts Whistler presents The Chili Thom Experience is a celebration of Chili, his life, and his art, for the community that loved him and everyone about to discover him.

These exhibits, hosted along Whistler’s Cultural Connector path, pay tribute to Chili’s legacy as a connector in the cultural community. For a full list of events and exhibits to celebrate Chili and his life’s work visit artswhistler.com/chili

THE CHILI THOM EXPERIENCE OPENING RECEPTION

June 2 | 5:30pm, Audain Art Museum | 7pm, Maury Young Arts Centre

Free admission | Everyone welcome | No RSVP required

Kick off The Chili Thom Experience with an opening event at the Audain Art Museum to view His Masterpieces exhibit, mix and mingle with the community, and celebrate the Sea to Sky’s favourite artist, Chili Thom.

Reception to follow at 7pm at Maury Young Arts Centre for drinks and snacks and a viewing of His Eclectic Soul exhibit.

Share the event on Facebook.

HIS MASTERPIECES

June 2 – 26 | Audain Art Museum

From dreamy landscapes to mind-bending nature perspectives, this exhibition will feature the best of Chili’s works showing his progression as an artist. Chili was part of the process in selecting which works to showcase and they are being shipped in from private collectors from across Canada and beyond. In keeping with Chili Thom’s generous and accessible spirit, entry to this exhibit will be free of charge.

HIS ECLECTIC SOUL

June 2 – 26 | The Gallery at the Arts Centre

Think you know Chili Thom? Think again. The home of Arts Whistler, The Arts Centre is a gallery where Chili’s footsteps often tread. It’s where the B-Grade Horrorfest made its debut and where Chili’s originals once hung beside many of his peers and best friends. This exhibition will feature some of Chili’s early works ranging from the eclectic to the unique to the downright bizarre.

LITTLE CHILIS / LES MINI-CHILI

June 2 – 26 | Whistler Public Library

Chili through the eyes of a child. Young students at Myrtle Philip Community School and École La Passerelle have created art inspired by Chili. These “Little Chilis” and “Les Mini-Chili” are showcasing their inspired talents at the Whistler Public Library. Make your own Chili-inspired art at Family Together Time June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Whistler Public Library. Take inspiration from Chili’s vibrant use of colour and his extraordinary ability to capture the natural landscape. Little Chilis / Les mini-Chili is being presented thanks to the generous support of the Morden family of Whistler, BC.

INSPIRED BY CHILI THOM

June 2 – 26 | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

In his life Chili Thom collaborated with, advocated for, and found inspiration in both the artists of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations, and the youth of today. Whistler High School students are studying Chili Thom’s body of work and in June the Inspired By Chili Thom show will open up at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – showcasing the students’ final pieces in their Chili Thom education and bridging the divide between two of our greatest cultural assets in Whistler. Inspired by Chili Thom is being presented thanks to the generous support of Local Whistler and the Whistler Farmers’ Market.

COLLECTING CHILI THOM

June 2 – 26 | Whistler Museum

Walk the everyday and epic moments of Chili Thom’s life, from the early years in his namesake hometown of Chilliwack, BC, to the elbow rubbing times as a keystone in the culture club of the Sushi Village servers’ scene. Witness Chili as a television host and wilderness guide, while living amongst the fuzzy chaps and tutu art gatherings of Function Junction’s Creation Station. The Whistler Museum will help you better understand the celebrated landscape that influenced him, and share 40 years of his story.

#MEANDMYCHILI

Everyone is invited to share in Chili’s art and legacy on social media. Take a picture with Chili’s art —whether it’s a print, a mural, or a cell phone case, and use #MeAndMyChili on your social channels. Find yourself in a “Chili-esque” environment? Use the hashtag as all of these images will be collected for viewing in a Chili-inspired slideshow at receptions and other events honouring Chili. Collecting Chili Thom is being presented thanks to the generous support of Maureen Thom in memory of her son Michael.

There are more community events lined up to celebrate Chili’s life’s work throughout June, including dumbo painting at Sushi Village, Chili-inspired paint nights, a film festival weekend showcasing his eclectic and outrageous films, and other events and exhibitions inspired by Chili as an artist, musician, filmmaker, and community builder. Visit artswhistler.com/chili for full details.

Watch Marble Canyon TONIGHT!
Watch an encore presentation of their 2020 Bike Shop Sessions set.
Join us on YouTube Tonight, Thursday, December 3 at 7pm. (link in bio)

@MarbleCanyon is a six-piece, alt-country-folk-rock band known for their rich vocal harmonies, musical prowess and intimate stage presence. Often referenced as having the same classic feel as bands Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne, Marble Canyon knows how to connect with crowds large and small.

Due to technical difficulties, the Hear and Now - Whistler's Local Music Celebration Online premiere featuring @MarbleCanyon is postponed until early 2021.

More great music to come!
Stay tuned for next week’s Hear & Now Online premiere of Poor Dirty Sylvia, December 10 at 7pm.

#artswhistler #hearandnowwhistler #MarbleCanyon #weheartlocalart #dancinginthelivingroom #onlyinwhistler #gowhistler
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I’m loving all the engraving projects I’ve been given this week ✨
Now that it’s officially December, it’s time to get gifting sorted. If you’ve been thinking of custom engraving, reach out to me soon to make sure I can fit you in before Christmas!

Also about to launch a couple new engrave-able items on my website - stay tuned ✌🏽
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Classic goggled bear looking mean! First tattoo for Liam & now the fun begins!
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If you didnt see already we’re raising money for Make-A-Wish this month. Check out the great tattoo package available on my previous post & hit the link in my bio to donate!
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Day 24 - Dig.
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Don’t mind me, just digging my own grave here.
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Due to technical difficulties, this Thursday’s Hear and Now - Whistler's Local Music Celebration Online premiere featuring @MarbleCanyon is postponed until early 2021.

But we’ve STILL got Marble Canyon on Thursday – with an encore presentation of their 2020 Bike Shop Sessions set.
Join us on YouTube this Thursday, December 3 at 7pm

More great music to come!
Stay tuned for next week’s Hear & Now Online premiere of Poor Dirty Sylvia, December 10 at 7pm.

#artswhistler #hearandnowwhistler #MarbleCanyon #weheartlocalart #dancinginthelivingroom #onlyinwhistler #gowhistler
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Minis! Both 6x6inches and available for $80 (I think these would make great Christmas gifts 😉❤️) DM me!
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#artswhistler #oilpainting #whistlerblackcomb #creekside #seatoskyart #fineartist #canadianpainter #whistlerartist #minipainting
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I learned so much from this painting, I’m happy to put it up on my wall for a bit to keep studying it more.

And you say she doesn’t smile 16x20”

For those who are confused by the title it’s more of a oh so you say she doesn’t smile? Well tell me about the way the sun shines on the bark of this tree, the way the branches jut out into the air, the photosynthesis and sugar rush of the moss. After seeing all that how can you say she isn’t smiling?

#art #painting #canadianartist #forest #artist #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting #artswhistler #canadianart #squamishartist #weheartlocalart
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Pretty stoked on how this one turned out!

Thank you to Rob for this commission, it's been a long time since I've drawn a cat and the colour in this one was fun.

Done with prismacolor pencils of course





#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #artwork #artoftheday #artofinstagram #illustration #illustrator #illustratorsoninstagram #draw #drawing #pencildrawing #colouredpencil #colour #pencil #realism #realismportrait #realismdrawing #colourrealism #petportrait #vancouverartist #vancouvertattooartist #artsvancouver #artswhistler #whistlerartist #whistler #whistlerblackcomb #whistlervillage
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L A Y E R S 🔥

And I don’t just mean this doggo’s little schnoz.. look at the size of that fluffy jumper 😅

I feel like layers is something I go on about a lot. But when trying to improve my realism skills, It was something I found made all the difference to a piece!
The nose and eyes are areas I take double, if not triple the amount of time on. Creating that depth to give it that realistic look.
Here is a little in action shot 💥

#petportrait #dogportrait
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𝗗𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗨𝗣!
Check out this month's lineup of amazing local bands for Hear and Now - Whistler's Local Music Celebration Online. Watch the premieres on YouTube Thursdays at 7pm.

Hosted by some familiar faces from Whistler’s music scene, each episode will feature a local band showcasing their original songs and chatting about the band, their songs, inspiration, and everything in between. ⠀

𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 - 𝗗𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥:
■︎ December 3: @marblecanyon
■︎ December 10: Poor Dirty Sylvia
■︎ December 17: @Stephen_Vogler & Some Assembly Required
... more great music premieres in the new year, starting January 7, 2021.

𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺!
Watch the premieres on YouTube Thursdays at 7pm.

RSVP to the Facebook event for reminders
Full event details: artswhistler.com/hearandnow (link in bio)

#artswhistler #hearandnowwhistler #marblecanyon #poordirtysylvia #stephenvogler #weheartlocalart #dancinginthelivingroom #onlyinwhistler #gowhistler
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Thank you for shopping. See below my delivery options:

1) free pick or delivery in Whistler
2) buy 3 headbandsByElys and get free shipping
3) worldwide shipping

#worldwideshippingv #shoponline
#supportlocalbusiness #shopbc #buylocalbc #buylocalart #handmadeinwhistler #madeinwhistlermarket #artswhistler #crochetbasket #uniquehomedecor #crochetdesigns #cosmeticstorage #warmhome
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"Making progress."
Second in a series based on reflection, warmth, and inner strength.
16"×20" acrylic on canvas.

Photo reference thanks to Ernie Griffith

#makesmoore #whistlerartist #artswhistler #acrylics #horsesofinstagram #horseart #reflections #bcartist #pembertonartscouncil #canadianartist
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This one’s for the baby-makers of 2020 🥳 ...

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Not one, but two cuties this morning. Happy Sunday 😌☕️

#dogportrait #petportrait
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I still have a few of these glass ornaments available to customize! DM or see my website to order ✨ ...

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A girl and her horse.
I don't often have time to take on commissions, and I also rarely paint humans! This sweet girl and her horse turned out beautifully. Thanks so much to my lovely patron and her daughter!
Acrylic on canvas 10"x14"

#makesmoore #acrylics #whistlerartist #artswhistler #horsepainting
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Recent artwork installation. “Cloud 9 - The Tusk” and “Spirit Bear Ice”.
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These artworks can be viewed in person nitalakelodge
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🔀A slight detour into the world of abstraction . Interesting for me to watch how my creative journey unfolds around this one... no paper or botanicals allowed. We will see just how long that lasts! Enjoy the weekend everyone! ...

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Day 23 - Rip.
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R.I.P.
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I don’t know about you guys, but I am over this year.
Good riddance.
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Day 21 - Sleep.
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Sleepy bird.
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Sometimes those traditional colours really do the trick. This blend of red and glittering gold reminds me of hot lava 🔥 ...

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Virtual art market happening now through December. This weekend was supposed to be the Holiday Market here in Whistler. It's one of my fave events because I get to see everyone! I created this Whistler "market" page on my website with deals on EVERYTHING!
🌟 For pick up in Whistler only🌟 It includes stuff that I have in stock like pillows, mugs, original work, paper and canvas prints and I will be adding a sticker page and some mini button packs (good stocking stuffers). ❤ I'll add new stuff every day up until Christmas. ❤
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Visit Andrealikesart.com and shop "local love"
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Thanks so much for all the love at the market over the years. xoxox
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USE CODE: LOCALLOVE for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off paper prints.
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Amazing wool filled pillows. In layers so that you will not get lumps and bumps and separate during your sleep. Chemical free, organic wool. Cool in Summer and warm in winter. No more sweaty necks at night. #wool #artswhistler #pillows #woolduvet #dustmites #discoverbc #tourism #bed #sleep #bed ...

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hu•mil•i•ty
/(h)yōō’miledē/
Noun
“a modest view of one’s own importance; humbleness”

Humblebee
4” x 3” tiny art
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6/6 pieces for the Think-it-Over show put on by artswhistler
Artists created works based on 6 words
Intimacy Justice Learning Potential Resilience Humility
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#behumble #humility #humblebee #bee #bumblebee #floral #flower #art #artshow #penandink #ink #illustration #drawing #blackandwhiteart #blackandwhite #tinyart #artswhistler #instaart #artoftheday #canadianartist #bcartist
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Fly me to the ☽ and let me play among the ★✬⁎
[Watercolour]
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“The Tide” 8”x11” acrylic on paper, available.

#abstract #abstractart #abstractartist #abstractpainter #abstractpainting #goldenpaints #goldenpaint #uniposca #uniposcaart #uniposcapens #art #artist #whistlerartist #whistlerart #artworkdaily #artwork #artdaily #texture #pattern #artswhistler
#acrylic #acrylicpainting #acrylicpaint #painting #painter #whistlerpainter #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #emergingartist
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Repost - I love mixing outlined designs with realistic elements!
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Booking - www.stevekretz.com.
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Giving this guy a digital work over for another #augmentedreality project.
Pretty happy with the progress so far, still plenty to do.
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#mattyruwaardsart #procreate #procreateart #whistlerart #artswhistler #whistlerartist #digitalart #digitalartist #mandala #3d #3dart#weheartlocalart #blackworknow #dotworknow #blackwork #dotwork #vancouverartists #vancouverartscene #blvckink #blacktattooart
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O R I G I N A L S ✨ ...

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Get those candles ready folks, it’s self care season if I ever knew one 🕯

Anything elsssse you feel like burning *to the ground* lately?Just me? Ok.

~ cue Usher - Let it Burn on Spotify ~
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TONIGHT! The premiere is starting in 15 minutes ⏰ ⠀
Get to know another amazing local band and hang out with Bob and Charlie!

See you tonight, Thursday, November 19 at 7pm on Arts Whistler’s YouTube Channel: Link in bio. (Hit the subscribe button while you're there and get ready for loads of local music!)

Watch on YouTube. New episodes released Thursdays at 7pm.
➤ Watch the video, RSVP for event reminders, and see full event details (link in bio)

#artswhistler #hearandnowwhistler #BobandCharlie
#weheartlocalart #dancinginthelivingroom #onlyinwhistler #gowhistler
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