Emily Carr University of Art

A Family Tradition

Of all the portraits Daphne Lovett-Barber’s has drawn so far, her favourite is one she did of her grandmother. The 5-year-old Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in artist may have just started kindergarten this year, but she has been creating art since she was a toddler. “My mommy is an artist and my daddy is an artist,” Lovett-Barber tells …

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Émeraude Photography and Design

When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who occupied a room in their family home. Dallaire-Robert was told by her dad that the …

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Artists Going Flat-Out

Question: What does a steam roller have in common with wood block printing? Answer: Joyce Majiski and Linda Leon. The two Yukon artists are hosting a spectacular event from August 5 to 7. Each day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the skating oval in Shipyards Park a road packer will be rolling over …

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A Budding Artist

When my nephew was six he ran a grocery store. He sorted cans of fruit, vegetables and soup. He priced each can and stocked shelves. Then he sold the products to his sister and brother. He was able to add the prices and make change in his head. At a very young age his mathematical …

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Landscapes of Imagination

In a duo-artist show at Copper Moon Gallery, Yukon artists Kathy Piwowar and Gabriele Watts blend the definition of landscape painting. With an abstract approach, Piwowar redefines how we look at standard landscapes, while Watts presents sweeping acrylics of well-known Yukon landscapes. “We wanted to play off each other and make things very different,” says …

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The Karaoke Karate Kid

Curtis Grahauer does not take himself too seriously. An artist in residence this month at the Macaulay House in Dawson City, Grahauer blurs the lines of performance, social art and curation. “I find anything that is creative is fun and engaging,” says Grahauer. “Sometimes it leans more towards film and entertainment, and sometimes it leans …

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Blending Colours and Cultures

Later this month, the Adäka Cultural Festival will bring to the Whitehorse waterfront its second year of celebrating the diverse heritage of the Yukon. The festival has gathered an impressive lineup of First Nations musicians and artists from B.C., Yukon, NWT and Alaska to entertain and educate festivalgoers. One artist eager to return to the …

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