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Donald Watt

A portal to the world

Yukon artist Lawrie Crawford imagined a gallery, an airy space with high ceilings and bigbeautiful windows. She could picture Suzanne Paleczny’s sculpture of Icarus hanging there.With that vision an idea was born. Crawford and...

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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...

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Ideas, Laughter, and Making Art

Armed with everything they need to make art, plus some delicious egg salad sandwiches, 12 Yukon artists left their lives behind and tucked themselves into the woods to make art together. Members of the Southern Lakes Artist...

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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...

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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...

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Carving Their Niche

For 30 years, Donald Watt has made public art in the Yukon, not to mention elsewhere in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.A few weeks later, there’s no trace of it anywhere.For nine of those years, Watt and fellow artists...

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