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Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger is a painter, writer and performer living in Whitehorse. She is one of our Original 12 writers and has contributed to What's Up Yukon since our first issue February 9, 2005. Along with her many freelance articles she has had a number of columns.


Columns include: From The Arts, Artpreneur and Scavenger Hunt Art


Find out where you can see her work at www.nicolebauberger.com

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Upper Tanana artist Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé has teamed up with Whitehorse-based artist Nicole Bauberger to create a scavenger hunt of installations and events this fall. The artists began collaborating a year ago around the idea that the... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Historic Miles Canyon holds a special place in the story of Whitehorse. Today’s picturesque hiking trails, pedestrian suspension bridge and impressive rock cliffs are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. And the historical... more

Yukon Arts

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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... more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Kim Beggs

Artists, musicians, songwriters, general creative types and arts lovers alike might want to think about taking a little vacation time this summer. The Keno City Music and Art Workshop For Adults is returning for its second year, with workshops... more

Mayo

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

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... more

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

I had a great chat recently with Heidi Loos. She is organizing the first Yukon Chalk Art Festival for Unlikely Events Yukon. The Festival will run June 11 and 12, 2016, 10 am. to 5 pm. at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre parking lot... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cred: Courtesy of Arts Underground

Arts Underground recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a small party and the launch of a show commemorating the anniversary, called ten. ten features art by the Yukon Arts Society Members, and it includes a variety of mediums. more

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger and Jessica Vellenga

From dance to live painting to a spider web takeover of a local park, the second annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche (WNB) has an exhibit and activity for everybody. With a focus on participatory performances, the all-night art crawl transforms the ... more

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Yukon artist Nicole Bauberger has decided to take on quite the challenge. She is working on a Unknown Objectproject called Get Here From There, which will depict Canadian roads from one coast to the other. more

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Issue: 2014-02-13, PHOTO: iStock

Another classic struggle is justifying the pursuit of money, when, as an artist, passion, creativity, communication, love, light, colour, and form are the important things in life. So while most artists don't have plans of making it rich, everyone more

Yukon Arts

Bikes, art, and recycling are regarded by some as the holy trinity of resilient communities. What more could one hope for? Snow sculptures? Heaven. Giant owls hanging from trees? Rapture. more

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"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an more

Yukon Summer

This past July, if you were hiking the Chilkoot, you may have caught a glimpse of a woman in a white dress, grubby from travel, walking the iconic trail. more

Yukon Arts

It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the emphasis now given to the arts during the Discovery Days celebrations here have revived a week that was once in danger of dying out altogether. more

Dawson City

The Celebration of the Harvest takes place at Shipyards Park again this year on Thursday, this time with a special visit from mythologies past. more

Farm - Garden

Like mushrooms after rain, interesting mini-discussions pop up spontaneously from time to time on the ArtsNet list serve. A recent one that caught my eye concerned the age-old topic of arts reviews/critiques: what are they, what purpose.... more

Arts & Culture Events

Our goal at What's Up Yukon has always been to be a true reflection of Yukon's living culture. Before we started this little magazine, our family knew there was way more happening here than we could keep track of. more

What's Up Yukon Columns

It's a walking, talking paradox ... well, mostly it's a walking paradox: If wearing socks with sandals is so wrong, why do so many of us do it? I like to think it's because we Yukoners are soooo polite. If our tourists do it, whether it be from poor more

Humour

I shall, from time to time, give to the readers of What's Up Yukon information about the state of this arts and recreation paper. This lead paragraph was ripped off from Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution because I feel such an examinati more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

Whitehorse artist Leslie Leong applied for a residency at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat to work towards a large show at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in the fall of 2019. But she had lots of other ideas to work through first, both larger and... more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Nicole Bauberger

For the past year or so, I have been collaborating with the makers of vessels to co-create unique raven-adorned cups and bowls. They were released at a reception on May 4 at the Lumel Glass Studio in Whitehorse... more

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography

I meet the architect Mary Ellen Read at the cocktail bar Woodcutter’s Blanket in Whitehorse. With a grin she guides me around the windy corner to show me a pit, where you can see the log building’s basement’s concrete exterior, a face normally... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

Bestiary, by Toronto-based artist Janet MacPherson, offers us a collection of porcelain animals, mostly bandaged or in pieces. Whitehorse artist Simon James Gilpin takes us for a walk through tangled thickets of oil paint and graffiti in... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Mary Holozubiec

Back in the day, when a team of dogs came into a camp or trading post, you would hear them coming. Just outside the camp, people would put belled and beaded blankets on their dogs. They would make a beautiful announcement of the team’s arrival... more

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

At the Northern Front Studio this January, you can visit a variety of inner worlds in Whitehorse resident Claire Strauss’ exhibition of face-based wall sculptures, called The Mask Within. The main part of this show consists of clay-based forms... more

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions curated by Jennifer Bowen Allen, of the Dene Nation, opened Sept. 2 at Arts Underground. In the Focus Gallery, a group show called Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land honours the way that women who live on the land have... more

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons.com

I’m going to tell you the story of my very personal relationship with a mushroom. I had met Lactarius deliciosus a few times at a friend’s place. Julie Frisch was, at that time, a natural history interpreter in the Tombstone Territorial Park, ... more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Suzanne Paleczny

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... more

Carcross

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Three photo-based shows currently on exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre all aspire to convey something of the experience of living in the North. Of course there is no “the” when it comes to north; there are many norths. In my opinion, the exhibits... more

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Two brightly coloured shows of paintings adorn the walls of Arts Underground. While they share intense palettes, their worldviews contrast profoundly. The Things You Know by Whitehorse artist Heather Von Steinhagen offers a surreal, disturbing... more

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Photo Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the more

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PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In Whitehorse we rarely see a group show that’s international in scope. In Words – International Exhibition of Haiku and Handmade Paper, the concept tying the works together is simple: many objects in our lives amount to words on paper. This exhibit more

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

All three exhibitions currently on display at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public art gallery have to do with colonization. more

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Scott Price has come home to Whitehorse from a year away in Guelph, Ontario. His new sculpture show, called Separate Realities, emerged from the process of inhabiting these two places. Separate Realities is on exhibit until the end of April at the... more

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Sandra Grace Storey’s Words Like Birds exhibit digs deep into all that we struggle to express. It finds a great tenderness there. Storey has created an exhibition of small, focussed sculptures for the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work... more

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Heidi Hehn is crazy for ravens. It’s a taste she shares with many northerners. These big, black, intelligent birds bring wilderness into the city. Sometimes they bring that wildness closer than you’d like it, for example, when they tear apart the... more

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Have you got a beading project you’ve been trying to finish? Do you want to learn more about First Nations traditional sewing? Florence Moses hosts a sewing circle Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m. in the office of the Nacho Nyak Dun Development... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Courtesy of Lillian Loponen

Whet your appetite for lunch on Lillian Loponen’s new canvases at the Yukon College Hilltop Bistro this fall. The show, called Touch of Green: Enchanted Places, explores the colour green in washes and gestural brushstrokes. The show will be on... more

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In the Focus Gallery at the front of Arts Underground, Michel Gignac’s Bells and Airplanes communicates mixed emotions about his work as a guide in the Peel region over two seasons. His raw-feeling installation communicates a sense of chaos... more

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