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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marten Berkman

When NorthLight Innovation Centre put out a call for proposals for art to amplify the space, Marten Berkman saw it as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the natural world, community, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and the intricate web... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kimberley Crawford

On October 9, Whitehorse fantasy artist Kimberley Crawford launched her new project, Unspoken Gods. The project reflects her own creations and will focus on large visual-art pieces that tell stories. The new project is a big step for Crawford... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Emma Barr

Many people of all walks of life enjoy painting. Most of the time, acrylics trump oils in popularity. Children, starting out in school, are offered tempera, watercolour and acrylics. The general belief is that oil paints are too messy, toxic... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of BMO

Chris Dufour’s decision to enrol in the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in 2017 turned out to be a good one. Based on an art piece he created in one of the classes offered by SOVA, he was chosen as regional winner representing the Yukon in the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Submitted by Kari Lehr

It's no secret that Alberta artist Kari Lehr loves bears. You only need to look at her bright and expressive bear “portraits” to see she has an affinity with animals. Lehr, who lives in Crowsnest Pass, has developed quite a following in the Yukon... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Tamika Knutson had not thought of carving out a career in art when she was in high school. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen grew up in Dawson and graduated from Robert Service School. After what she describes as a less-than-successful stint at an... Read more

Dawson City

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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

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

It’s September, and as the leaves start to turn and the streets become empty of tourists, transient workers who have lived in Dawson City for the summer are hitting the road out of town. Being a seasonal community, Dawson has seen its fair share... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: YFNCT/Fritz Mueller

The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association is looking for artists, artisans, musicians and performers from the Yukon and abroad to be part of the seventh annual Adäka Cultural Festival, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Joel Dufresne

By the time Danny Fernandez was 10, he had visited over two dozen countries during six years spent aboard a floating hospital that provided free surgeries and medical care to some of the world's poorest people. "I don't think I realized how cool... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

This week shaped up to be a culturally ambitious one in Dawson City. The centerpiece of the week has been the Myth and Medium conference organized by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Heritage Department and focusing on the performing arts. It’s not too... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Students in rural schools can miss out on a number of things in terms of course offerings and opportunities. There are specialty programs in the city that attract a number of rural students to spend time in Whitehorse. Our daughter, for instance... Read more

Dawson City

The Yukon is known for its vibrant fireweed; it’s used to make jelly, soap, and artwork. For Yukon-based artist Helen O'Connor, fireweed provides material for artistic paper. Read more

Yukon Arts

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June 12

It’s an art show so big it needs two galleries to display it. With nearly 200 works by 70 young Weekday Warriors, it may be the biggest exhibit by emerging artists ever to hit the Yukon. Read more

Yukon Arts

The bi-annual Myth and Medium symposium runs from February 24 to 28 this year, the week after the territorial Heritage Day holiday. Heritage Day originally inspired the idea of Myth and Medium about a decade ago. The first symposium tied in nicely... Read more

Dawson City

It was pretty impressive what MacGyver could come up with when faced with a problem, some string, a piece of gum, the gum wrapper, and a battery. That Canadian television show from the 1980s was predicated on the idea that when one finds oneself... Read more

Yukon Arts

For a young man, Chris Foster is an old soul. The interdisciplinary artist, who obtained his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2008, finds his aesthetic cues in old books and obsolete technology. Read more

Yukon Arts

Marigold Santos likes the idea of a multiple self.... The four large-scale mixed media drawings on canvas feature imagery of body fragmentation arising from foundations of movement, migration, and change within a physical and social landscape. Read more

Yukon Arts