Monthly Social & Slideshow – “Alpine Inspiration from the Tantalus Range”

October 24th 2023


Mountains are places of thought and inspiration.
Ever feel like the inspiration is so precious, yet fleeing? And it just seems to slip away when we are back in the “pedestrian” city life? Our next social is about indulging in the inspiration that mountains have to offer!

Join us on Tuesday, October 24, for “Alpine inspiration from the Tantalus Range”.  It will be held in-person at the Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden (37th Avenue at Oak Street) in Vancouver. The doors will open at 6:30pm for socializing and the program will begin at 7pm.

Our presenters for the evening are Dennis Brown (a painter) and David Marmorek (an environmental scientist and occasional poet). Dennis will display his paintings, while David shares a range of reflections about mountains – misadventures, camaraderie, poems and photographs – melding in some alpine science too. While the presentation will mostly be about the Tantalus, it will include paintings and poems inspired by the Rockies. Through their combined inspiration, the presenters will explore the connections they feel to mountain places, and to powerful natural forces within us and around us. They’ll bring along some books too.

A bit more about the presenters: David and Dennis met up at the Tantalus Hut (Lake Lovely Water) in 2013. There they discovered shared passions for mountains, art, poetry, photography and The Grateful Dead. After a few more years of Tantalusian adventures with their close friends, they thought it might be fun to create a book with Dennis’s paintings and matching poems from David. Their little book was self-published in 2018, and is described here:

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