YAAW artists at work

YAAW Yukon Artist At Work is an Artist Run Gallery 

Located at 120 Industrial Road

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance


Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

She sculpts, paints, sketches and makes jewelry. This talented Yukoner goes by the name of Heidi Hehn. Some of you may recognize the name from her various raven paintings. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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PHOTOS: Denise Norman

The place is busy and noisy. Paul and Jeannine Baker look more like construction workers than artists. Jeannine is sweeping drywall debris in the kitchen/workshop space, and Paul is cutting trim at the chop saw. more

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Last October, What’s Up Yukon featured a story on Yukon sculptor Harreson Tanner. It spotlighted Tanner’s move to Ontario, only to find he and his wife Pat reneging on their retirement and returning to the Yukon to live in Old Crow for a year more

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

The gallery, the Yukon's only not-for-profit artists' co-operative, is celebrating a decade of artist support with a show by one of its original members, Lillian Loponen. The co-op's accomplished watercolourist will present "a melody of old and new v more

Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Twelve months ago, Harreson Tanner thought he was leaving the Yukon for good. Like many seniors, Tanner wanted to be closer to his children and grandchildren. So he and his wife sold their Riverdale home and moved to Ontario. more

Oct 17, 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

Tarot cards are tools for divination and reflection; giving the person receiving the reading insight into past, present and future. The exact origin of the Tarot remains disputed and suitably mysterious. more

May 9, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

"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

Amber Walker's fourth solo exhibition bears the title Reclamation—a word that has several meanings for the 27-year-old Whitehorse artist. In part, Walker says, it is about reclaiming the Aztec side of her heritage ... more

Aug 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Faro-based artist Jackie Irvine set herself a challenge. What if she painted one painting a day for 100 days? Starting October 1, 2011, she did just that. And every day, even if she was stranded in Whitehorse without her acrylic paints, and had to go more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM Faro

Heidi Hehn didn't set out to do a Halloween-themed show. It just kind of turned out that way. "I like to work sometimes in just one or two colours," the Whitehorse painter explains. "I started doing this series of landscapes around the Yukon ..." more

Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Rusty Redbrun (Paul Baker), Burny Hüle (Ken Anderson) and Ptina Green (Jeanine Baker) aim to have 20 works for their collaborative show opening next week at Gallery 22 in downtown Whitehorse. more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

This article is written for visitors to the Yukon. Most Yukoners already know this stuff. But I hope it will prove entertaining or informative for Yukoners as well. 1.Okay, really? There is only one real reason to buy art. It's something like ... more

May 26, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The Prince of Wales had his supper served on it. It's on dining tables and in display cabinets around the world. It's uniquely Yukon, but pays homage to traditional Japanese design. Now, the fireweed pottery that is Patrick Royle's signature is ... more

May 5, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Saws spin, putting walls in at 200-120 Industrial Road, the new home of the Yukon Artists@Work Cooperative. The new windows frame scenes of the Takhini bluffs. You can catch sight of the Yukon Arts Centre in the distance. more

Jun 24, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Stepping into the Solo Show Room at the Yukon Artists @ Work Co-operative, this month, feels wide open and peaceful. more

Sep 24, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

As I write this, 78-year-old Helmut Becker toils tirelessly, beating his hand-grown flax and hemp fibres for Yukon artists. He's doing it in Ontario, so I can't see him. But it sure makes writing this article like indoor work with no heavy lifting. more

Jun 4, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

It's 8:30 p.m. I'm driving Scott Marsden, curator of The Reach Gallery, in Abbotsford, and erstwhile curator at the Yukon Arts Centre, back to his hotel. He wants to catch the dining room before it closes at 9. That's when I learn he hasn't ... more

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Wendy Whitemore has lived alone on the land in Ontario for 10 years before embarking on about 10 years of solo travel. During those travels she explored Canada's North, ranging over the Yukon and Northwest Territories. more

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Business