MUSIC FOR THE ACR – FUNDRAISER FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) has announced a major fundraising event toward re-starting passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway. On April 6th, celebrated Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn will perform at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Money raised will support efforts by Missanabie Cree First Nation…

ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN SUPPORTERS SEEK CROSS-BORDER HELP

Despite two consecutive Canadian federal governments pulling support, and the non-participation of the Ontario provincial government, those working to reinstate the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train continue their fight. Stakeholders now offer two new ways for supporters of the train to add their voice. For Canadian citizens & residents, a parliamentary e-petition is available,…

NATIONAL PARKS OF THE AMERICAN WEST FEATURED IN IMAX FILM

A new IMAX film celebrating US national parks – and highlighting those of the American West – is currently screening. National Parks Adventure (2016), narrated by Robert Redford, commemorates both present-day national parks and the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, first created August 25, 1916. Directed and filmed by Greg MacGillivray, the 43-minute National…

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART CELEBRATES DENVER ARTS WEEK

The American Museum of Western Art, located in downtown Denver, Colorado, is set to celebrate Denver Arts Week. The week, which runs November 6th to 14th, recognizes the arts and culture of Colorado’s capital city, and includes a number of free events. Founded in 2010 to house and publicly display paintings and art work representing…

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART TO MARK COLORADO DAY

The American Museum of Western Art, located in Denver, Colorado, will celebrate Colorado Day in 2015 by opening that Saturday, August 1st. Founded in 2010, the museum serves to house and publicly display paintings and works that represent the American West, with art ranging from the early 19th century to contemporary times. This writer has…

UNION PACIFIC MUSEUM SHOWCASES RAILROAD ARTIST

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is currently featuring the paintings of famed railroad artist Howard Fogg (1917-1996). The exhibit, entitled “History Revealed:Art and Illustration on the Railroad”, explores images reflecting both the development and perception of American railroads over time. Beginning with landscape illustrations of the 1850s, perceptions move from that…