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Klondike Institute Arts & Culture

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The approaching Advent Season means that it will soon be what I sometimes refer to as Bazaar Season in Dawson City. I almost hate to use the word “Christmas” this close to Hallowe’en and before Remembrance Day, but this column won’t appear until... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike National Historic Sites

Dawson City’s Old Court House on Front Street will be the site for this year’s Haunted House event, a yearly offering to the community sponsored by Parks Canada. For many years the RCMP took the lead in providing this Halloween celebration, but... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon’s Discovery Day Holiday is one of those things that it’s kind of hard to pin down. While it was originally fixed to be the third Monday in August when it was established back in 1911, these days it is more likely to be the Monday closest... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Sarah Conners

Anna Taylor spent this winter stitching the stories of Dawson City women. In March, the Halifax-based textile artist completed a month-long residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. There, her embroidery practice focused on Dawson’s... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Al Cushing may be leaving, but he’s not going anywhere. When he steps into retirement at the end of this month, one aspect of the Yukon Arts Centre’s evolution during his nine years at the helm pleases Cushing the most. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Dan Davidson

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, the spirit of Percy DeWolfe, Dawson’s Iron Man Mail Carrier, will head off from the starting line between the Old Post Office and the Palace Grand Theatre. Two minutes later the first of the corporeal contestants... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

You never quite know how the monthly coffee house/open mic sessions in the KIAC ballroom at the Odd Fellows Hall are going to go. For several months recently the evenings have started out with Peter Menzies leading a group of young fiddlers in an... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: by David Leonard

I only had one night in Dawson City and I was hoping for a clear, cold night. I’d been dreaming for years of what it must feel like to bask in the glow of a sky filled with northern lights. This was my chance. I’d been in Whitehorse for a couple... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and David Neufeld

When you think of comics, you may think of superheroes or lovable scruffy dogs. But Rebecca Roher says comics are not only pulpy and light. Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. Comics, she says, can be used to start conversations about... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Anthony Seck

Basia Bulat is returning to the Yukon. Bulat is a multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, charango, hammered dulcimer, saxophone and flute – and has a powerful voice. She comes by her musical interests naturally... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

From November 2 to 5, youth from all over the Yukon will be converging on Dawson City to hone their art skills in the 16th annual Youth Art Enrichment Program. Hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), the four-day program is... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-29

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be holding a reception for the opening of Perpetual Curiosities: A 30-Year Retrospective. The exhibition is by long-time Dawsonite Shelley Hakonson, whose last show at the... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts