Meshell Melvin

Come out and see your friends

Drawn Together: embroidered portraits and Doortraits: Intimate Pandemic Images. Meaningful to a Yukon audience. Look for faces you recognize.

The Christmas elves of [email protected]

Last-minute shoppers are sure to find something for a friend or family member at Yukon Artists @ Work. There are also lots of small treasures for topping up stocking, or add some sparkle to what has been a very strange and difficult year.

Calling All Arty Teens

From November 2 to 5, youth from all over the Yukon will be converging on Dawson City to hone their art skills in the 16th annual Youth Art Enrichment Program.   Hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), the four-day program is for Yukon students in Grades 9 to 12 who are …

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L’Ark Brings Communal Experience (and fish) to Young Audiences

The creative spark for a new theatre company, L’Ark, took place at Yukon Educational Theatre’s (YET) presentation of Dean Eyre’s Diabetes, A Love Story nearly two years ago. Producer Arlin McFarlane arrived mid-show to a school gymnasium filled with young people. Immediately, she was struck by how completely engaged they were, listening intently to the …

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The art of guilt

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons on June 11, 2008 and apologized. His address was in regards to Indian Residential Schools in Canada. “Truly, with the Stephen Harper apology, he was just the deliverer,” artist Cathy Busby says. “Stephen Harper is apologizing as the Head of State. So it’s kind of …

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Yukon Artists Find a Common Thread in Multitudes

I was keen to see Multitudes, a show at Arts Underground by artists from the Studio Gallery Association, because it’s a theme I’ve seen in other Yukon artists’ work. People who think about Yukon art often wonder how to characterize it; to a large extent, it’s the product of a diverse group of individuals rather …

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