What to expect at Arts Underground right now
Arts Underground is back, hosting its first new exhibition, Portals, by Dee Bailey, since the gallery closed down in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dee Bailey is a Whitehorse-based artist who specializes in creating highly detailed landscape paintings out of oil-based modelling clay, says Katie Newman of Arts Underground. Due to ongoing health and social-distancing concerns, there will be no opening reception, but Dee is planning to offer private tours by request throughout the month.
Arts Underground is now open to the public, with COVID-19 operational procedures in place to ensure visitors and staff stay safe and healthy, says Newman. The facility now has multiple hand sanitizer stations set up, and staff are disinfecting all high traffic surfaces regularly, including after every transaction at the sales desk. Visitors are asked to practice safe social distancing and keep a 2-metre distance from all others in the gallery. Capacity is limited, with only one person admitted into the art supplies shop at a time.
There will be no First Friday evening receptions or art classes in the studio for the time being, but patrons are encouraged to view exhibitions during regular opening hours, adds Newman.
All visitors are asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell, have travelled outside of Yukon in the last 14 days, or have recently had contact with someone suspected to have COVID-19, in accordance with current public health guidelines.
Bailey’s exhibition “Portals” will be on display at Arts Underground from July 3 to August 1, 2020. Visit artsunderground.ca for all the details.