Atlin Art Centre Guestbook
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 15:27:24 (EDT)
Hi Gernot and a message to Kate as well. I hope you are both well. It has been so long since I've been to Atlin (1998), yet that summer's beauty and experience remain etched in my heart. I hope to one day return to say hello! Kind wishes, Gene
Gene Villeneuve <firstname.lastname@example.org>
France, France - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 16:30:35 (EDT)
Gernot Thank-you for being one of my spirit guides in my life. Memories of Atlin gave me the ability to stand still in a storm of challenges this last year. I celebrated last night with my first art show at the Chilliwack Municipal Hall. Atlin whispers often in my heart. :)
Bonnie Jeansonne <email@example.com>
Chilliwack, BC Canada - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:21:14 (EDT)
Atlin is pure magic. Each time I visit Atlin Art Centre, I come home refreshed and renewed. P. Stagg
P. Stagg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, Ontario - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 20:45:39 (EDT)
Attending the workshop at Atlin remains one of the best memories of my life, and has deeply affected my art work. Any New Englanders who are interested in knowing about the experience may email me; I'm writing this because my address in a previous message is no longer up to date. The short answer to any question is: Go if you can to Atlin and immerse yourself in the quiet, the clarity of the air, the purity of the light, dramatic beauty of the natural surroundings.
Colene Abramson <email@example.com>
Wayland, MA USA - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 10:01:57 (EDT)
I've just spent three months as a winter guest at the Atlin Art Centre. For all Atlin alumni who ever wished they could live in Atlin year-round, Gernot's arits's retreat offer is an option worth considering. The weekly or monthly rent is very reasonable. Atlin in the winter is a new opportunity for expereincing nature and one's responses to nature. And the hospitality of Atlin's year-round residents is a precious bonus. I intend to come back next fall.
Allan Sheppard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 15:34:51 (EDT)
Great site. I really admire your artwork. It would be a pleasure if we could exchange bannerlink with each other. Contact me if you are interested. Please visit me at http://www.djupet.com
Michael U Johansson <email@example.com>
Lund, - Sweden - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 16:04:05 (EDT)
Hi Gernot! Your website brings back wonderful memories of the tranquil, sparkling, blue waters of Atlin lake surrounded by snowcapped mountains and the enriching summer program that exposed my inner resources, challenged my fears of change, taught me not to be complacent of the routines of my daily life, and to develop my many faces to become a multi-dimensional person. I look forward to returning to your program to continue my exploration of my inner person and of the natural wonder of the Atlin wilderness! Bye, Jenet
Vancouver, B.C. Canada - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 00:24:04 (EDT)
"The beauty of the natural environment around Atlin defies description. You are guided through this world by a man who deeply loves and respects all of its dimensions - wisdom, balance, richness and hazzards... He helps you discover this world for yourself with every step you take...with his knowledge and experience, expert advice, sensitivity to your struggles, sense of humor, and genuine joy. His passion for the lifestyle he has chosen for himself is truly contagious. Thank you, Gernot, for the Atlin quest and for the gift of sharing yourself."
Elizabeth Kwasniewski <ellek@sympatico>
Ottowa, ON - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 12:10:52 (EDT)
This is great! Our church just donated $19,600 to a youth sports league in your town. Keep up the good works.
Robert Boucher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, October 04, 2004 at 21:54:11 (EDT)
hallo gernot!Ich habe mir gerade deine Homepage angesehen und muss sagen: Wirklich sehr tolle homepage gernot!!!!Ich habe sehnsucht nach canada und sehe mir gerade viele bilder an (ich suche ein herbstbild als hintergrundbild für meinen PC) - die sehnsucht ist nun noch grösser!!hoffentlich kann ich bald wieder in den flieger steigen!ich hoffe dir geht es gut! ganz liebe grüße aus Leogang Ingrid Steiner!
Ingrid Steiner <email@example.com>
Leogang, Austria - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 12:13:31 (EDT)
Great site, fond memories linger on. I was there in Atlin in the summer '95...it was full of life and colours. Now it all seems like long ago. I may visit one days soon with my husband. He'd love the wilderness, the school, the art it offers and most of all- the inspiration Atlin has that always triggers hope in every individual who dares to dream to succeed in life and in art in general. Kudos, Gernot!
Elizabeth Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CA, CA USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 15:16:49 (EDT)
Gernot, Enjoyed speaking to you today - it's hard to imagine that you're still skiing on Atlin Lake the last week of April! Sure wish we could find time for another visit to your little slice of heaven, but you'll have to set up the tents without us this year. Have a great summer. Steve, Barb, Andy and JoAnn
Steve Smith <email@example.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 16:49:44 (EDT)
Viele Grüße senden Euch die Camper vom Reschen See! Wäre schön wenn die Web Site auch auf Deutsch wäre! Liebe Grüße von den Wacker's
Wacker Anneliese und Gerhard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Herbrechtingen, Deutschland - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 12:19:37 (EDT)
Thoroughly enjoy your site. My Aunt, Isobel Todd, taught in the Atlin School circa W. W. I - so there is an urge to visit - hopefully this year.
Rod Todd <email@example.com>
Sidney, BC Canada - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 18:17:09 (EDT)
Enjoyed your site. Will tell my friends about Thanks!
- Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 20:45:51 (EDT)
Your Site was breathtaking! I am a pilot currently looking for work in your area, I would love to come and visit you at Atlin! It looks like a place to call HOME!!
Angela Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 16:03:38 (EDT)
I clicked onto your wonderful site while searching for a consciousness/art/retreat/nature workshop to attend in honor of my 60th year as a work in progress. I think I've read every word, and looked at every image, and I'm feeling enriched by the experience. My next move will be to click the "contact" button. Thanks.
Cambridge, MA USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 19:43:41 (EST)
Greetings from Denmark, cool place you have here.
DK - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 12:40:36 (EST)
I happened upon this site while following the links from another site. Thank your for the hard work you must have put in to create this wonderful facility. Keep up the excellent work.
Europe - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 12:20:30 (EST)
You have a very unique and interesting site, I enjoyed my visit. Greetings from 'Hans Unfallversicherung'.
Europe - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 14:20:07 (EST)
The kind of site that deserves an award: well designed, thoughtul, balanced and spiritually elevating. Good job!!!
Bryan Aldiss <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 23:10:10 (EST)
Gernot, the website is inspired and inspiring. Great work! I like the way you continually push yourself to the edge and beyond. Warm regards, Claudia
Claudia Mandler McKnight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Barrie, Ontario Canada - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 16:20:22 (EDT)
Hi there ..... I just went and visited sheridan ....since I'm not teaching there any more..... and I saw one of my old students who said that they were out there with you this summer......she said she had such a wonderful time ...... it was so good to hear her talk about it ....brought back so many good memories..... and she told me how beautiful your house is....since I saw it only framed.......... it was so good to hear of others having magical times too.......... so I just wanted to say hi and let you know how strong your little place is and always will be...... talk to you soon ...take care......Smiles Tanya Lyons
Tanya Lyons <email@example.com>
Lachine, QC Canada - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 17:04:51 (EDT)
Hi!! My name is Victor.Nice site for art lovers.I like your website design very much. You have wealth of information on your site..
LA, CA USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 07:39:26 (EDT)
It's raining in Germany and it's a very bad weather. I surf and find your fantastic homepage, bookmarked it and will be back! Thank you for the resources. Keep up the good work! Greetings from " Krankenversicherung Hans "
GERMANY - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 09:20:18 (EDT)
Hello Gernot! It's been a bit of time since my Atlin experience of 1990 and the spirit still sits with me! Very edifying. I just returned from seeing "Rivers and Tides", a documentary of Andy Goldsworthy's installation work, and I immediately thought of you and that incredible summer in Atlin. I think it's high time to return and recharge my batteries. I hope you are well and still full of passion. I remember you rolling that round boulder back to camp on our Llewellyn Glacier hike...though maybe you do that every year ;} My best to Alan Sirulnikoff, Manjit Mann, Sandra MacGregor, and Florian Ludwig if you happen to connect with them sometime soon. Write back when you get the chance...would love to hear from you! Steve Curl
Stephen Curl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Palo Alto, CA USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 00:53:21 (EDT)
Hello from James Martell in White Rock BC Canada. I thought I'd take a moment to comment on your great site. I will be referring it to a few friends.
James Martell - Inkjet Cartridges <email@example.com>
Sumas, WA United States - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 15:37:21 (EDT)
Lieber Gernot,gratuliere Dir zu Deiner tollen Homepage.Ich bin stolz auf dich,mein lieber Bruder,für das,was Du in Atlin alles geschaffen hast.Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin so viel Erfolg mit Deinen diversen Kursprogrammen.Liebe Grüße sendet Dir Deine Schwester
Tirol Austria - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 11:10:42 (EDT)
Hallo Gernot, Dein Vortrag im Kunstforum im Montafon hat mich sehr beeindruckt, ich habe schon vielen Leuten davon erzählt.
Josef Durig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 10:44:08 (EST)
Hello Gernot! When I image Atlin Centre from far away I think--touchstone. The experiences that I have been privileged to have there--1990 and 1994-- continue to feed my art and life. A highly charged multidimensional experience :) When I smell the poplars here I am in Atlin.
Linda Wiebe <email@example.com>
Goderich, On Canada - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 18:17:44 (EST)
My 3 weeks at the Atlin Centre were intense and wonderful. We worked liked dogs then played like puppies. During that time Gernot taught me to open my eyes to the world. Thanks Gernot. Jeff
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 18:21:24 (EST)
Hi ya Gernot, Scott here. Just read through your newsletter and have to agree with your observations about September 11. The very fact that I remember the exact date is the only indication I need of it's significance. It is indeed a crazy world and at times I don't understand the logic or lack of it at all. It's times like that that I reflect on my time spent in the Yukon and at the Art Centre, reflect upon a place where violence is an exception to the norm, a rarity in today's society. I will cherish the 3 summers I spent at the centre, as a 'handyman' for the rest of my life. It will remain entrenched in my psyche for all time as a reminder of what our land has to offer before we make the decision to change it. I hope you are well, haven't hit too many rocks in the boat, just joking, and look forward to having a couple of beers next summer! Your friend Scott.
Scott Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vancouver, B.C. Oh Canada ! - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 20:12:06 (EST)
Hello Gernot. Yes I was at the center but not as a paying student but as a builder tree feller and as someone seeking aspiration from the mountains. I have two very strong memories. One was just the enjoyment of working for the sake of work itself not for the end result. That only came to me again when I painted or sculpted. The next was when Gernot and Petoo went to scout out a mountain to climb for a school group. Petoo got up first and then me and Gernot. As I reached the top, my first mountain ever, I looked around and started to cry from the shear overwellming joy of it all and then Gernot and myself hugged each other as good quiet life long friends do. If anyone has an opertunity to go do NOT hesitate.You will not regret your choice.
Marko Pashkovsky <email@example.com>
Toronto, Ont. Canada - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 12:54:43 (EST)
Gernot! It has been more than eight years since my Atlin experience--"Writing on the Edge." As I continue to develop my craft, my Atlin-self emerges to guide my process in quite unexpected but always productive directions. Atlin is truly a lifetime event. I promise to see you again.
Jeff Staudacher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Burnaby, BC CANADA - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 01:43:17 (EST)
Hi Gernot! Ever since being in Atlin over three years ago, I have not been able to stay away from the beautiful north. My Atlin experiences inspired me to follow through with my dreams to go to school for fine arts, and embrace the wilderness. I have twice now spent my summer in the Yukon, working odd jobs from mushroom picking and salmon fishing, to serving and front desk work. Getting in touch with simpler things in life, like trading in my downtown apartment in Barrie, Ontario, for a tent in the woods. I don't think I could've imagined myself doing these things if I had never had the opportunity to go to Atlin. Truly a life changing experience which I am thankful for!
Laurel Jackson <email@example.com>
Pembroke, On Canada - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 17:50:05 (EST)
you are an extraordinary man gernot. thank you for inviting me into your world and opening my eyes to all that is there waiting to be discovered. i have been there three times now and i believe my visits will never cease (so long as you're still there). with all my love, maria
maria charalambidis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
vancouver, BC canada - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 21:40:24 (EST)
Atlin now lives within me. The intense beauty, artistic and personal challenges have infused me with a new vision for living. Gernot's strength and wisdom, and enormous talent provided the grounds for transformation. I will be eternally grateful for the energy and committment he invested in helping each of us grow. I hope to return soon! Gernot, thank you. With love, Anne
Anne Doris Eisner <email@example.com>
Bethany, CT USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 08:57:23 (EST)
This afternoon I am sitting down to type up a teaching statement as part of my requirements for my graduate program. As I wrote this statement I was surprised by how much my Atlin experience kept coming to mind. Up until this very afternoon I thought my Atlin experience was only about making art. Now, however, I see that Gernot, and all the wonderful people I met in Atlin, have helped me communicate why I make art and why I want to teach others about art also. I feel that through my Atlin experince I can help my students get closer to finding their own paths. I also find that everyday I am enriched by my Atlin experience and I getting closer to my own path as well. I am excited to know that these recent Atlin revelations have been hibernating in me for a few months now...I am excited to see how and in what ways my Atlin experince will make itself known to me throughout my life. Thank you again, Gernot! I hope you are having a glorious fall and early winter! -Sarah Edmonds
Sarah Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bloomington, IN USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 15:54:09 (EST)
What a place to be! As an "Artist in Residence" I had the very privileged opportunity to expierience the "Atlin High" during August 2001. I have been around quite a bit and have seen many places all over the world, but Atlin is the place to be! I was overwhelmed by the way how Gernot leads the "Idea and the creative process"-workshop and how he guided us to the glacier and up Ruby mountain. What agreat outstanding person! I learned a lot from and through him and I really appreciated the company of the art-students - we were a real good bunch of art-people! Thank you so much, Gernot! (Check out some of my art-work I have done there on my website! www.haas-art.net )
Roland Haas <email@example.com>
Schruns, Austria - Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 18:51:40 (EST)
I can't say enough about "Art and the Creative Experience," in which I participated in July 2001. The combination of the dramatic and beautiful environment, the outdoor field experiences, the encouragement through disciplined artistic exercises to realize one's personal creative voice, arriving at and working on a concept with deep meaning in our lives, the openness and warmth, and the working environment, the long daylight hours--it was all of a piece, and Magic. I found my own voice in my work for the first time, and that has changed my life. If anyone would like to know more from an enthusiastic participant--especially New England artists--please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colene Abramson <email@example.com>
Wayland, MA USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 18:39:41 (EDT)
hi there, dear gernot, your page remind me on our visit at atlin in 1995 with a few friends. we had a good time there, remembering the nice breakfast - i forgot the name where - and the tremendous nature. a good place to be,hope you feel alright und pfiat ti!! jk
juergen kiechl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tarrenz, tirol austria - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 16:22:06 (EDT)
Greetings Gernot, I have many fond memories of my Atlin Quest adventure with you. You, and your eye for nature's great beauty came to mind when I recently read the following passage; (this passage is a segment from an essay titled "An Attitude of Gratitude Creates Blessings" by John M. Templeton). In Russell Criddle's story Love Is Not Blind, he describes what it means to be blind and then recover one's sight through an operation..... "Everything looked beautiful. Nothing looked ugly. The wad of paper discarded in the gutter, just the words convey an image of filth, but I saw white and black and colors, straight lines and symmetry, unbelievably different from any other wad of paper in any other gutter.....I felt no great thrill that I was no longer blind, only the awful sense of beauty thrilled me to the limit of my endurance. I hurried into the house and up to my room and buried my head in the pillow. Not because I was no longer blind, not because I could see, but because I just didn't have the capacity to digest so much grandeur. I wept." Your friend, john
John Ross <email@example.com>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 18:59:39 (EST)
Hi Gernot! I hope Atlin is as beautiful as I left. Enjoy the rest of the great northern winter. The site looks great and I hope we will do some great work with our courses in the upcoming summer.You are an inspiration to all us!!!
Dominik Modlinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlin, BC CANADA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 18:46:05 (EST)
Gernot, I hope you enjoy the new guestbook. Have a great winter! Steve
Nashville, US - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 21:10:24 (EST)
It's hard to sum up my time in Atlin. It was so fresh, so unlike anything I had ever experienced. The outdoors, the colors, the forms, the nature, the togetherness with others, the teaching served to remind us constantly of the wealth of our own experience. It was a very special opportunity that Gernot provided for us. Art and life have always been important to me, but Atlin is a constant reminder to me of the unity of these two things for living one's heart.
Liz Beam <email@example.com>
St. Louis, Mo. 63131 - Saturday, May-28, 2000
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