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Daphne Mennel

For the Love of Dunes

Two weeks ago, battling wind that whipped sand across their faces and canvases, a group of 15 artists hunkered down in the Carcross sand dunes to document the area’s beauty.Another 35 or so folks spent the afternoon there,...

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Play Makers: Phone-book art

Some very-familiar art is now on display at the Old Fire Hall in downtown Whitehorse.Art that every Yukoner can say at one point was in their home.And while it may have spent most of the time tucked away in the kitchen drawer,...

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Artist wants your memories

As thrilled as Daphne Mennell was to be commissioned to build a sculpture for Whitehorse’s new Public Safety Building, it is an experience she wants to share with all Yukoners.More than that, she wants the collective...

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If only metal could speak…

There are many old trails winding around the hills and kettle ponds north of Riverdale.These trails were used for horse logging; now they are great for mountain biking and walking.On a spring walk a few years ago, I noticed a...

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At Home in the Gallery

Jay Hambleton seems at home in the exhibition room of the Copper Moon Gallery, waiting for the crowds to arrive for his very first show.He ought to feel at home; he grew up in a gallery.Hambleton is the son of Jack Hambleton,...

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The people’s horse

There’s a bit of this and a bit of that.There’s a pair of 1930s-era RCMP spurs, passed down through two generations of a Mountie family. There are wheels, axe-heads, a tackle box, a muffin tin, and a cast iron stove...

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