Rosemary Scanlon

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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The Natural, Bizarre, and Heart-Wrenching

Three luscious, solo visual art exhibitions are coming to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC). Rosemary Scanlon’s The Rose Parade, Helen O’Connor’s Salutation, and Michèle Karch-Ackerman’s Foundling each open at YAC’s Public Art Gallery on March 6, and run until May 10. Scanlon and O’Connor are Whitehorse-based artists and Karch-Ackerman is visiting from Ontario. All three …

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Looking for the Spiritual: Rosemary Scanlon

Art, nature, and religion come together in Rosemary Scanlon’s exhibit, Animal Icons. The show opens July 11 at the Rah Rah Gallery and features several new watercolours as well as pieces exhibited at Northern Scene in Ottawa this spring and the 2012 show, Sleep of Reason, at the Yukon Arts Centre. Scanlon’s work is characterized …

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Dreamers Awake

If I did not believe that reason could bring something of value to the imaginative process I would not bother writing about art. I offer my observations in order to beat down a path in the snow to the art shows, to encourage my readers to see them, and to offer language as a tool …

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Art Galore at YAC

The Yukon Arts Centre teems with art this month. You can check out the ATCO Play Your Part Art Contest, Anna Crawford’s photographic exhibit North, and Surface,a show of this year’s additions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. As part of its support of cultural activities during the Arctic Winter Games, ATCO invited students in …

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