Donald Watt

Honouring a whale

“I’ve been thinking about water for about five or six years,” said artist Joyce Majiski. While walking the beach in Spain she was struck by the large amount of garbage that was getting washed in with the tide. And then, one day, she was struck with a vision of building a whale out of garbage.

A portal to the world

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 the Southern Lakes Artists Collective were inspired to create a gallery space filled with a wide …

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Chalk It Up

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.  Two workshops will take place at the parking lot of Dana …

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The Shape of all Sorts of Things

The Shape of Things, which runs every night at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek until October 11, continues playwright Neil Labute’s reputation for blunt depictions of men and women at war with each other. Four students, played by Santana Barryman, Jeff Charles, Rowan Dunne, and Andrea Bois, navigate their way through gender politics and …

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Three deadly letters

“Three letters that will change your life forever: ALS. “And that’s what it does,” says Donald C Watt, world-class snow carver and walk coordinator for the Whitehorse Walk for ALS. ALS: Three letters that carry with them a death sentence. Most of us do not know how we’re going to die. We wouldn’t want to. …

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Peeling the Veneer

Two sets of well-to-do parents meet in a well-appointed living room to discuss a small problem in a civilized manner. One of their sons has hit the other with a stick, damaging two of the latter’s teeth. Yasmina Reza’s script starts with the matter of dental bills, but more importantly, an apology that’s meant to …

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Snow Carving Sam McGee

Carving Their Niche

For nine years Don Watt and fellow artists Mike Lane and Gisli Balzer have attracted like-minded snow carvers to Whitehorse

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