Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program
The annual Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence program provides free art lessons in Killarney Provincial Park. Each summer, lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.
2023 Program Details
The 2023 Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program is taking place thanks to a generous donation by the Raper family. With this amazing support, we are able to offer many of the supplies to the free event as well. We are excited to welcome this year's artists and hope you will join us.
Amelia Stea-MacLaurin | July 31 - August 4
Meredith Luce | August 15 - 17
Christina Stoppa | August 22 - 25
Christy A. Smith | August 28 - September 1
All art events are free to attend and hosted in the Killarney Park Campground. To find out more, visit the Park Office and ask a Parks or Friends staff to sign up.
Special thanks to our 2022 Artists!
Stephen Shugar | July 11-15, 2022
Lynn Ryall | July 26-29, 2022
Amelia Stea-MacLaurin - August 8-12, 2022
Jim Morlock - August 15 - 19, 2022
Eric Tremblay - August 24 | 5:30 pm, 2022
Christy A. Smith - August 28 - September 2, 2022
Remembering Marguerite Raper (1921-2017)
Marguerite (Marg) Raper was, amongst many things, a talented lifelong amateur artist who very much appreciated the work of the Group of Seven.
She had a love of nature which was featured in many of her art works and which also brought her (and her husband Roy) to Killarney Provincial Park, always with a sketchbook close at hand.
Marg would be pleased to know that amateur artists with a similar love of nature are being supported in her memory.