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From The Arts columnist Nicole Bauberger is a painter, writer and performer living in Whitehorse. 


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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Mary Holozubiec

Back in the day, when a team of dogs came into a camp or trading post, you would hear them coming. Just outside the camp, people would put belled and beaded blankets on their dogs. They would make a beautiful announcement of the team’s arrival... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

At the Northern Front Studio this January, you can visit a variety of inner worlds in Whitehorse resident Claire Strauss’ exhibition of face-based wall sculptures, called The Mask Within. The main part of this show consists of clay-based forms... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Courtesy of Lillian Loponen

Whet your appetite for lunch on Lillian Loponen’s new canvases at the Yukon College Hilltop Bistro this fall. The show, called Touch of Green: Enchanted Places, explores the colour green in washes and gestural brushstrokes. The show will be on... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The last time I was sledding with Casey Lee McLaughlin, she took me out at the knees. But then my dog rode her and her crazy carpet down the hill, like a snowy surfer, growling at the base of her neck. So that was okay.McLaughlin loves sledding. Her more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

So... have you gone to the Yukon Government Main Administrative Building to see your art yet? I understand, life gets busy.But I bet you're on Main Street once in awhile.There, you'll find three Yukon Government offices that serve as public more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Whitehorse artist Jane Isakson digests these experiences, which she will develop into large-scale acrylic canvases over the winter. Every couple of years, Isakson tries to "shake things up" by exploring a new landscape. This fall, she took a voyage more

Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

From strong swipes of colour to a fairy tale in clay, Arts Underground offered a lot to look at this June. You only have until June 29 to see Shaping Space by Crag Lake artist Lawrie Crawford and Finding Balance by Tagish artist Sandra Grace Storey. more

Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

You are not alone. Whitehorse artist Suzanne Paleczny's seven-foot tall portraits of three Yukon Artists @ Work members tower from the walls of their gallery's solo show room, almost filling the walls.Joyce Majiski, Donald Watt and Paul Baker seem to more

Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM Literature

Bold strokes of the present, intriguing photographs of the past: two new shows at Arts Underground offer you the Yukon in stereo.Simon Gilpin displays After the Fire at Arts Underground until Feb. 23, and The Andover-Harvard Yukon Expedition, 1948, more

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon History

"She sat in silence and was overwhelmed by serenity." "She embraced change." "She faced the challenge." Each of Whitehorse artist Amber Church's newest paintings in Yukon Ho at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery until Feb. 12 includes one line of text more

Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

What if a gallery contains only a few works, with room to breathe between them? Whitehorse artist Joyce Majiski's new shows at Arts Underground offer a refreshing change ... more

Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

A well-worn ride-on park toy rusts at the forest's cut edge; another image draws the viewer into a close-up view of double smokestacks on a coal-fired electrical generating station. The imagery asks us to wonder what we do to the landscape. more

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The view from the top of the Mackenzie Mountains has inspired a show of new artworks. The beauty of that setting also inspired the artists to donate their artworks to support a program that brings First Nation youth to the area for environmental educ more

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The featured artists are Gabriele Watts, Glenda Mosher, Kathy Piwowar, and Edwige Graham and their work falls into two main styles. Watts and Mosher use acrylic paint in a realistic, representational way, while Piwowar and Graham are inspired by more

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Young laughter rings out in the Faro Kettle coffee shop in the Recreation Centre, as the community celebrates the unveiling of a new mural that brightens the wall above the tables. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Faro

I was keen to see Multitudes, a show at Arts Underground by artists from the Studio Gallery Association, because it's a theme I've seen in other Yukon artists' work. People who think about Yukon art often wonder how to characterize it; to a large more

Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Walking into Arts Underground these days, an impression of bright colours swirls around you. White, tan and black play their parts, but many solid areas of bright colour in all the artists' work tie the show together. Alice Park-Spurr, Jane Isakson more

Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The two solo shows by Louise and Janelle Hardy on display at the Yukon Arts Centre this fall invite viewers into the artists' personal, emotional worlds.Both of them move into and through grief and heartbreak. Interestingly, this makes a place for more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

People like to ask: "What is Yukon art?" Such a small population generates little by way of trends or movements. Most artists are, to one degree or another, in a class by themselves. more

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The strength of Beyond the Outhouse, a show of acrylic paintings by Kelsey Elaisson at Gallery 22, lies in its irreverent but unabashed embrace of very familiar northern images. The vigour and commitment of his painting style carries them off. more

Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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