Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon Local Business

P1-16 cedar salmon in a work of art

Jessica Simon

Visit the Academic and Skills Development office in the A-wing of Yukon College, and you’ll be greeted with words of empowerment on the backs of a stream of 16 cedar salmon in a work of art created by local artist Cheryl Teya. more

Jul. 26, 2017 8:30 p.m. Yukon Arts


Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of the Youth of Today Society

A mural festival in the Yukon will draw artists, youth, and the general public together to decorate some buildings in Whitehorse with a colourful palette. The 2-month long Yukon Heritage Mural Art Festival is kicking off on Saturday, and... more

May 24, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon is an artist with a passion for Yukon landscapes. “I was into colouring before it was hot,” she says with a laugh. A self described avid colourer, Dixon noticed a vacancy, “I know that colouring is really popular right now and I wanted... more

Feb. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Employees at Klondike Visitors Association were surprised to find that a Jim Robb original hung on the wall for the centre. Early in summer, a call from Doug Thomas (also known as Gold Nougie Dougie), revealed to them that a painting of the Palace... more

Nov. 02, 2016 midnight Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to more

Oct. 12, 2016 midnight Yukon See It Here

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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

Oct. 06, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts


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

Sep. 22, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyley and Elaine Henderson

When Kyley Henderson was in elementary school her mother, Elaine, encouraged her to draw, and one year a drawing of hers was used in the Robert Service School yearbook. Elaine, who is herself a landscape painter and sculptor, says that she always... more

Aug. 18, 2016 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

Question: What does a steam roller have in common with wood block printing? Answer: Joyce Majiski and Linda Leon. The two Yukon artists are hosting a spectacular event from August 5 to 7. Each day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the skating ova... more

Aug. 04, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Amelia Merhar knows what it’s like to be a foster child, to go from home to home, and to be without a home at all. She wonders how that movement affects young people today, so she’s asking them to tell us, through art. Merhar, also known as Yukon... more

Aug. 04, 2016 midnight Family and Health


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

Jun. 23, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts

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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

Jun. 09, 2016 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

Put the kids into some old T-shirts and pants that can have paint schmeared on them and head down to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) on Sunday for some hands-on fun. The monthly Kids Kreate program has been offering free art classes once per month... more

Apr. 21, 2016 midnight Yukon Education


Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’ve been enjoying a couple of relatively new books about the work of the late Ted Harrison. They are Ted Harrison Collected (Douglas & McIntyre) and A Brush full of Colour (Pajama Press). The first one is a trade paperback collection of the 91... more

Apr. 14, 2016 midnight Dawson City


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

Apr. 14, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts


Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Having reached a certain age, I’m grateful for the younger, hipper people in my life who update me up on popular culture. My friend Katie is such a person. She told me about Groupons, longboards, and Snapchat. Long before the last federal election... more

Mar. 17, 2016 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Nellie Dale

When my nephew was six he ran a grocery store. He sorted cans of fruit, vegetables and soup. He priced each can and stocked shelves. Then he sold the products to his sister and brother. He was able to add the prices and make change in his head. more

Nov. 05, 2015 midnight Yukon Education

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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

Oct. 22, 2015 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

The element of light is key when it comes to any form of painting, drawing, or photography. For each medium, the use of light may be utilized differently. A photographer may use extra light to enhance the subject being captured. Someone who... more

Oct. 15, 2015 midnight Yukon Arts