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Helen O'Connor

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Courtesy of Zero Waste Yukon

The recent closures of the Salvation Army and free stores at Raven Recycling and the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility have made it difficult to source affordable used goods and to donate unwanted items. Without a local outlet for reuse, many... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Helen O'Connor

The Yukon is recognized for its rich cultural diversity, and you are invited to experience it during the seventh national Culture Days and Doors Open celebration, from Friday, September 30 through to Sunday, October 2. “The best place to start... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Many Worlds Of Words

PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In Whitehorse we rarely see a group show that’s international in scope. In Words – International Exhibition of Haiku and Handmade Paper, the concept tying the works together is simple: many objects in our lives amount to words on paper. This exhibit more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Lea Roy

Armed with everything they need to make art, plus some delicious egg salad sandwiches, 12 Yukon artists left their lives behind and tucked themselves into the woods to make art together. Members of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective got... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: © Government of Yukon

A series of demonstrations and hands-on activities is helping animate the current exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public gallery, Found, Forged & Fused, a survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Nicole Edwards and Bluey

PHOTO: Barry “Jack” Jenkins

Nicole Edwards was raised on the Muppet Show, and she dreamed of duetting with Kermit since she was a kid. As an adult, she decided to make her puppet dreams a reality. She debuted her new video, Lychee Martini, to a packed house at Epic Pizza... more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The Yukon is known for its vibrant fireweed; it’s used to make jelly, soap, and artwork. For Yukon-based artist Helen O'Connor, fireweed provides material for artistic paper. more

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Three luscious, solo visual art exhibitions are coming to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC). Rosemary Scanlon's The Rose Parade, Helen O'Connor's Salutation, and Michèle Karch-Ackerman's Foundling each open at YAC's Public Art Gallery on March 6, and run u more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Yukon artist Helen O'Connor's textural, organic, large-scale sculpture, assemblages, and installations beg the viewer to reach out and touch them. The works seem as though they are part of the natural world, not made by human hands. Indeed, O'Connor' more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Flecks of gold sparkle in a miniature painting; jewelry made with a gem named 'fire citrine' creates a pool of golden light; the graceful swoops of porcelain pottery are delicately rimmed in gold. more

May 17, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Helen O'Connor's paper-sculpture mastery grows as organically as the flax she cultivates. With the flax sprouting up from the ground, she weaves tales of family, history and connections to the past. She has four types of flax currently growing, whic more

Jul 15, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Atkinson is affectionately known as "Willow Bob" for the bent-willow chairs and other rustic furniture he makes. A portrait in oils is "usually reserved for the elite," Hodgson observes in her artist statement. But in her portraits, she seeks "to ce more

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Halin de Repentigny, mysterious Yukon painter, experienced trapper and musher, is well known for his vibrant Yukon scenes of fishing, dog sledding and historical townscapes. more

Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts