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Nicole Bauberger

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Nicole Bauberger is a painter, writer and performer living in Whitehorse. She is one of our Original 12 writers and has contributed to What's Up Yukon since our first issue February 9, 2005. Along with her many freelance articles she has had a number of columns.


Columns include: From The Arts, Artpreneur and Scavenger Hunt Art


Find out where you can see her work at www.nicolebauberger.com

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Kim Beggs

Artists, musicians, songwriters, general creative types and arts lovers alike might want to think about taking a little vacation time this summer. The Keno City Music and Art Workshop For Adults is returning for its second year, with workshops... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Mayo 1 Comments

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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: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

I had a great chat recently with Heidi Loos. She is organizing the first Yukon Chalk Art Festival for Unlikely Events Yukon. The Festival will run June 11 and 12, 2016, 10 am. to 5 pm. at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre parking lot... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cred: Courtesy of Arts Underground

Arts Underground recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a small party and the launch of a show commemorating the anniversary, called ten. ten features art by the Yukon Arts Society Members, and it includes a variety of mediums. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger and Jessica Vellenga

From dance to live painting to a spider web takeover of a local park, the second annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche (WNB) has an exhibit and activity for everybody. With a focus on participatory performances, the all-night art crawl transforms the ... more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Yukon artist Nicole Bauberger has decided to take on quite the challenge. She is working on a Unknown Objectproject called Get Here From There, which will depict Canadian roads from one coast to the other. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2014-02-13, PHOTO: iStock

Another classic struggle is justifying the pursuit of money, when, as an artist, passion, creativity, communication, love, light, colour, and form are the important things in life. So while most artists don't have plans of making it rich, everyone more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Bikes, art, and recycling are regarded by some as the holy trinity of resilient communities. What more could one hope for? Snow sculptures? Heaven. Giant owls hanging from trees? Rapture. more

Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

This past July, if you were hiking the Chilkoot, you may have caught a glimpse of a woman in a white dress, grubby from travel, walking the iconic trail. more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the emphasis now given to the arts during the Discovery Days celebrations here have revived a week that was once in danger of dying out altogether. more

Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM Dawson City

The Celebration of the Harvest takes place at Shipyards Park again this year on Thursday, this time with a special visit from mythologies past. more

Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Like mushrooms after rain, interesting mini-discussions pop up spontaneously from time to time on the ArtsNet list serve. A recent one that caught my eye concerned the age-old topic of arts reviews/critiques: what are they, what purpose ... more

Apr 28, 2011 12:00 AM

Despite the resplendent abundance of Yukon artists, Nicole Bauberger's name is well-known. She is known. She's not a venerated Elder or a famous come-from-away who moved here with a built-in reputation. Bauberger is a youngish woman who decided to m more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Our favourite Beatle tells others volumes about our personalities. And it is universal among people over 30 because most of us have a favourite Beatle. more

Apr 8, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

The creative spark for a new theatre company, L'Ark, took place at Yukon Educational Theatre's (YET) presentation of Dean Eyre's Diabetes, A Love Story nearly two years ago. Producer Arlin McFarlane arrived mid-show to a school gymnasium filled with more

Mar 25, 2005 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Dennis Fentie is the premier of the Yukon and watches over an annual budget of $550 million ... but I don't care about that. I do care that he likes to play Bridge and, before he lost most of his free time to that government job thingy of his ... more

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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: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions curated by Jennifer Bowen Allen, of the Cree Nation, opened Sept. 2 at Arts Underground. In the Focus Gallery, a group show called Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land honours the way that women who live on the land have... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons.com

I’m going to tell you the story of my very personal relationship with a mushroom. I had met Lactarius deliciosus a few times at a friend’s place. Julie Frisch was, at that time, a natural history interpreter in the Tombstone Territorial Park, ... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Suzanne Paleczny

Yukon artist Lawrie Crawford imagined a gallery, an airy space with high ceilings and big beautiful windows. She could picture Suzanne Paleczny’s sculpture of Icarus hanging there. With that vision an idea was born. Crawford and her colleagues in... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Three photo-based shows currently on exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre all aspire to convey something of the experience of living in the North. Of course there is no “the” when it comes to north; there are many norths. In my opinion, the exhibits... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:31 PM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Two brightly coloured shows of paintings adorn the walls of Arts Underground. While they share intense palettes, their worldviews contrast profoundly. The Things You Know by Whitehorse artist Heather Von Steinhagen offers a surreal, disturbing... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Arts

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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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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

All three exhibitions currently on display at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public art gallery have to do with colonization. more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Scott Price has come home to Whitehorse from a year away in Guelph, Ontario. His new sculpture show, called Separate Realities, emerged from the process of inhabiting these two places. Separate Realities is on exhibit until the end of April at the... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Sandra Grace Storey’s Words Like Birds exhibit digs deep into all that we struggle to express. It finds a great tenderness there. Storey has created an exhibition of small, focussed sculptures for the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Heidi Hehn is crazy for ravens. It’s a taste she shares with many northerners. These big, black, intelligent birds bring wilderness into the city. Sometimes they bring that wildness closer than you’d like it, for example, when they tear apart the... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Have you got a beading project you’ve been trying to finish? Do you want to learn more about First Nations traditional sewing? Florence Moses hosts a sewing circle Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m. in the office of the Nacho Nyak Dun Development... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In the Focus Gallery at the front of Arts Underground, Michel Gignac’s Bells and Airplanes communicates mixed emotions about his work as a guide in the Peel region over two seasons. His raw-feeling installation communicates a sense of chaos... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

To descend the stairs into Bear’s Paw Quilts is to descend into colour. Quilts and colourful fabric samples line the walls. This is more than a fabric store. It’s a school, and a conduit to a world where quilting is the art of choice. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre is providing well-known Yukon artist Joseph Tisiga with a chance to undertake an exciting project that’s close to his heart. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Because of the cerebral nature of her work, Lawrie Crawford describes herself as an “outlier” in the Yukon, where landscape painters predominate. Measuring Space, Lawrie Crawford’s solo art show at the Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station, more

Oct 9, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Like Whitehorse, Santa Fe takes pride in its arts scene. The capital of New Mexico, in the American Southwest, has roughly three times the population of the Yukon; it has 250 art galleries. Err... Whitehorse doesn’t have 80. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts