A Chili Thom art show is planned for the Audain Art Museum.

In a release, Arts Whistler says the show is being organized and curated by a group that includes Thom, friends and family, Arts Whistler, the Audain Art Museum and others. The well known artist and creator who has lived for many years in the Sea to Sky corridor now lives in Montana, where he continues to battle cancer after being diagnosed in 2015.

Thom’s website says he made the move to Montana to access better healthcare but also to explore the unique landscapes that the region has to offer that differs from B.C. Thom says “BC will always be my home. It’s in my blood and it shaped who I am today”.

The show will take place in the upstairs special exhibit gallery of the Audain Art Museum in June of next year. Thom has been involved in listing his favourite works and curating the exhibit. He said; “I would be absolutely honoured to have a show in Whistler… It would be an honour and a pleasure to show my favourite pieces in my favourite place.”

Arts Whistler Chair, Heather Paul says “Chili has been a true trailblazer, incredible contributor, and can be counted as one of the most significant people to come out of Whistler… He served on our board of directors, is an adventurer as much as an artist, and has been a leader and mentor for many people in the Sea to Sky Corridor. We have been working closely with him, his friends, and his family to create this legacy show.”

More details will be released about the show as they are finalized. The show will be part of a bigger celebration of Thom, who was born and raised in B.C. and has been a painter for most of his life.


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