Tara McCarthy

The Art of Bird Watching

A sprawling landscape of trees and snow-covered mountains pours in through the large living room windows. As the sun shines on the scenic view, Heidi Hehn tells stories of animals that have crept out of the forest setting and into her backyard. Having this setting at her doorstep couldn’t be more fitting for Hehn. Wildlife …

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Staging local talent

As the sunshine creeps into the evening and temperatures slowly rise toward double-digits, some art organizations’ seasons are winding down. One of the final accomplishments in focus for Nakai Theatre is a barrage of local performance artists. Also affectionately known as the Homegrown Festival. “It’s emerging artists, first-time artists and artists who are devoting their …

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REVIEW: THE ELEPHANT MAN The Drama of Humanity

BY TARA McCARTHY Tackling Bernard Pomerance’s play, The Elephant Man, is a huge undertaking. From the rich script filled with emotion and tender subject matter, to the seemingly abbreviated scenes that connect to tell the true tale. And Moving Parts Theatre’s production fairs well on certain aspects, but lacks an all-encompassing sense of despair and …

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REVIEW: A Farce Of Sex And Insanity

BY TARA McCARTHY As quoted in the show program, playwright Joe Orton was “widely recognized as the bad boy of British theatre.” And only minutes into What The Butler Saw, it’s rather obvious why. The Guild’s production of the 1969 sexual farce opens with a peculiar job interview, which introduces Dr. Prentice – finely cast …

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The Outer Edge of the Art World

It’s an object within the art world that’s often overlooked. To a degree it’s meant to be that way, to avoid steering attention away from what it surrounds, while keeping it safe and sound. But without it, the ultimate visage of the artwork is altered. It’s the frame. For custom framer Steve Brewis, framing is …

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The Elephant Man: An Actor’s Study in Humanity

BY TARA McCARTHY A group of actors gather at the Wood Street Centre, pulling costumes off a large rack and holding them up to their chins, evaluating whether it works for their character. Before long, the stage in the adjacent gymnasium will house Moving Parts Theatre’s production of the 1979 play, The Elephant Man. Resurrecting …

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Meticulously Crafting Culture

As we creep toward the end of another year, it’s only natural to reflect on how far we’ve come. And for the Sundog Retreat Carving Program, it’s been a momentous stretch. From select artists travelling to Ottawa’s annual Winterlude festivities, to Calvin Morberg’s trip to Russia, Sundog students’ artwork has reached a wider, international audience. …

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Provocative Fringe Theatre

When it comes to theatre, David Skelton says he believes Whitehorse audiences are “brave and sophisticated”. As Nakai Theatre’s artistic director, Skelton admits that last year’s Pivot Festival came with a small dose of controversy. However, he’s ready for another go this January when the avant-garde performance event hits the stage for its second run. …

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Spend An Evening In Wonderland

The Convention Centre is transformed by Emma Barr & Lauren Tuck for Wonderland Gala “It’s time Whitehorse had a New Year’s party.

The Real Cover Story

Gallery intern Jessica Vellenga stands in the youth grotto at the Yukon Arts Centre, flipping through a handmade accordion-style book. “She’s talking about Vancouver and the smell of the sea, so we put in sea salt,” she says as she flips to a page with a small cutout revealing a handful of off-white sea salts …

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