Canoecopia Presentation

After over two years of filming, Artcanoe Productions is taking the show on the road. On March 11, Hether Hoffmann will be presenting, “Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary”, at Canoecopia in Madison, Wi. Film excerpts, paddling-while-filming stories, and a short Q&A session will be featured during her talk. Hether will also be presenting her […]

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Before Winter Comes

Artcanoe Productions had a busy fall working on final edits, cold weather paddling, and final photography exhibition details. Hether Hoffmann will be presenting “Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary” at Canoecopia 2016. Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports fest in North America. It is sponsored by Rutabaga.  Hether’s photography will be featured in a solo exhibition […]

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Summer’s End

Artcanoeproductions was busy during August and September with filming at the Ladies of the Lake Symposium and a photography exhibit at the Schaumburg Public Library. September ended with a fabulous Super Moon paddle on Lake Michigan.

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FOR SARAH: Stories Never End

Sarah Hartman, one of the paddlers in my film Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary, passed away two months ago. She was a paddler, friend, and mentor to many. Sarah was involved in almost all the Chicago paddling clubs and Illinois Paddling Council at one point or another. She opened her own paddling rental/lesson business. […]

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Filming and Kayaking

Artcanoeproductions had a very busy spring. Filming, personal paddling, interviewing, and getting to know folks in the Chicago whitewater community made for well rounded schedule.  The collage below features moments from the past eight weeks. We are so excited about the summer filming schedule! More to come…..  

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Quebec: Journeys Never End

As I traveled through Quebec this week (for work), I was reflecting upon the Chicago paddling community. Chicago provides awesome training for paddling adventures. The paddling community here is lucky to have a variety of padding venues, clubs, and instructors. Part of the “Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary” story is revealing the journeys that […]

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