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Harreson Tanner

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

For 22 years and going strong, LePage Park has become a hub for arts and culture during the summer months. The new season of Arts in the Park launches on May 22 with a free barbecue. It will be a family affair, as visual artist Jona Barr, who will... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Yukon visual artist Claire Strauss’ life changed forever when her partner James Kirby was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Kirby dedicated his life to his craft and when news of his terminal illness came to light, the Yukon Artist... Read more

Yukon Arts

Last October, What’s Up Yukon featured a story on Yukon sculptor Harreson Tanner. It spotlighted Tanner’s move to Ontario, only to find he and his wife Pat reneging on their retirement and returning to the Yukon to live in Old Crow for a year Read more

Old Crow

The gallery, the Yukon's only not-for-profit artists' co-operative, is celebrating a decade of artist support with a show by one of its original members, Lillian Loponen. The co-op's accomplished watercolourist will present "a melody of old and new v Read more

Yukon Arts

Twelve months ago, Harreson Tanner thought he was leaving the Yukon for good. Like many seniors, Tanner wanted to be closer to his children and grandchildren. So he and his wife sold their Riverdale home and moved to Ontario. Read more

Yukon Arts

Harreson Tanner and Serena Kovalosky have just returned from a two-week scouting mission around the territory, but there is no sign of road-weary haggardness. Read more

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In an effort to improve the Yukon Artists @ Work (YA@W) community gallery, creative hands from across the territory have been invited by the co-op to create birdhouses for a silent auction fundraiser taking place at the gallery on April 21. Read more

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It is a well-known piece of Yukon history: when gold fever rolled through the Klondike area in the 1890s, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in leader Chief Isaac made a bold decision that would change the fate of his people. Read more

Yukon Arts

The Yukon's beauty stuns. And yet even in this context the Tombstone Territorial Park stands out. It's a kind of iconic distillation of the Yukon's beauty.This summer, you'll be able to see that landscape through the eyes of 10 artists ... Read more

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Being an artist resembles performing a highwire act in a circus. It requires balance, skill, hope, risk and commitment, as well as lots and lots of practice. It also helps if there's a net beneath you in case the unthinkable happens and you fall. Read more

Yukon Arts

On the particular Friday in question, I set out to catch a little Main Street culture. When the #1 Riverdale rolled to a stop at the foot of my street, I blithely hopped aboard. That's when my first bald moment of the day struck ... Read more

But that's what happened recently when [Harreson] Tanner drove to Kelowna with London strapped safely into the seat beside him. Not the real Jack London, of course. That Jack London has been dead for nearly a century. Read more

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You have to respect Jennifer Walden: she likes the Yukon, but she loves her Yellowknife home even more. "Whitehorse has a postcard beauty – beautiful mountains and trees – but Yellowknife has a rugged, wild side ... it grabs you. Read more

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Q: What do Brian Fidler, Barbara Chamberlin and Harreson Tanner have in common? A: Those of us in the media often spell their names wrong. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

As soon as Nerissa Rosati leaves the room, Harreson Tanner leans over and says, "Talk about what an amazing person I get to work with." He then waves his arm to show the half-finished art gallery the two of them are building; Read more

Yukon Arts

Harreson Tanner and his wife drove up to the Yukon from Vancouver in the summer of 2002. It rained all they way up, but once they got to the Yukon, the Northern sunlight broke through the clouds and put on a show. Read more

Yukon People

Way in the farthest back room at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery, a series of shows has been planned to span the next two years. The back sun room of the gallery posed problems for hanging artwork: "It was all glass and tin," ... Read more

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