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Jona Barr

Setting Forth for New Frontiers

“It costs almost the same or even less to travel from Whitehorse to Germany than to Eastern Canada and there are so many more people,” Barr says. “I needed an opportunity like this to play outside of Canada. I know how to tour...

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A Feast for the Senses

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival is preparing for a weekend of music, visual arts, film and food, taking place in Atlin, BC from July 8th to the 10th.Kim Winnicky is from Whitehorse. She has been the festival coordinator for...

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His Saturn Returned and He’s Heading Out

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life.For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn...

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Old Cabin in Space

Over the spring break for Whitehorse schools, the open art studio, Splintered Craft, will be filming a music video.By no means a small undertaking, the community studio — a Skookum Jim Friendship Centre program — is pulling in...

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Artists Disguised as Carpenters

Ogilvie General Contracting is a small company; Graydon Keenan is it. And he and his long time friend Jona Barr took his first big project together. It wasn’t just any job. This was for their friend Elijah Stick’s mom, Jan.“I...

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The Wooden Sky Kicks Off ALFF

For Yukoners who miss having a music festival in February, the Yukon Film Society has stepped up. This year, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has expanded to include musical performances.Andrew Connors, ALFF director,...

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