Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W)

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Heidi Hehn

Just like poetry inspires music, it also can inspire visual art. That is what artist Heidi Hehn says about the Circumpolar Duet project, which is a collaboration between visual artists and poets that will launch on Sept. 29 as part of the Culture... more

Sep. 27, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts

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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

Apr. 21, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts

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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

Dec. 17, 2015 midnight Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... more

Oct. 01, 2015 midnight Theatre - Dance


Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

She sculpts, paints, sketches and makes jewelry. This talented Yukoner goes by the name of Heidi Hehn. Some of you may recognize the name from her various raven paintings. more

Jan. 29, 2015 midnight Yukon Arts

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PHOTOS: Denise Norman

The place is busy and noisy. Paul and Jeannine Baker look more like construction workers than artists. Jeannine is sweeping drywall debris in the kitchen/workshop space, and Paul is cutting trim at the chop saw. more

Jan. 21, 2015 midnight 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 more

Aug. 21, 2014 midnight 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 more

Oct. 24, 2013 midnight 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. more

Oct. 17, 2013 midnight Yukon Arts

You are not alone. Whitehorse artist Suzanne Paleczny's seven-foot tall portraits of three Yukon Artists @ Work members tower from the walls of their gallery's solo show room, almost filling the walls.Joyce Majiski, Donald Watt and Paul Baker seem to more

Jun. 20, 2013 midnight Literature


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About a year ago, I worked with Yukon Artists @ Work on a project called "Canvas Confidential," a fundraiser to help Yukon artists if illness prevented them from working. As part of this event, we hosted a wine tasting, and had very specific... more

Jun. 20, 2013 midnight Beverages

Tarot cards are tools for divination and reflection; giving the person receiving the reading insight into past, present and future. The exact origin of the Tarot remains disputed and suitably mysterious. more

May 09, 2013 midnight Yukon Arts

"She sat in silence and was overwhelmed by serenity." "She embraced change." "She faced the challenge." Each of Whitehorse artist Amber Church's newest paintings in Yukon Ho at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery until Feb. 12 includes one line of text more

Jan. 31, 2013 midnight Yukon Arts

Amber Walker's fourth solo exhibition bears the title Reclamation—a word that has several meanings for the 27-year-old Whitehorse artist. In part, Walker says, it is about reclaiming the Aztec side of her heritage ... more

Aug. 02, 2012 midnight

Paul Baker and Rosemary Piper share the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work (YA@W) co-operative gallery this month. Piper's framed watercolours line the walls. To left and right, many smaller paintings make a more intimate installation. more

May 24, 2012 midnight Yukon Arts

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. more

Apr. 05, 2012 midnight Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Faro-based artist Jackie Irvine set herself a challenge. What if she painted one painting a day for 100 days? Starting October 1, 2011, she did just that. And every day, even if she was stranded in Whitehorse without her acrylic paints, and had to go more

Mar. 01, 2012 midnight Faro

Heidi Hehn didn't set out to do a Halloween-themed show. It just kind of turned out that way. "I like to work sometimes in just one or two colours," the Whitehorse painter explains. "I started doing this series of landscapes around the Yukon ..." more

Oct. 27, 2011 midnight Yukon Arts

Visitors at Yukon Artists@Work are mostly Canadians and Europeans, observes Bob Atkinson, chair of the cooperative. He reports that May and June were good, but July and more

Sep. 22, 2011 midnight Yukon Arts

Rusty Redbrun (Paul Baker), Burny Hüle (Ken Anderson) and Ptina Green (Jeanine Baker) aim to have 20 works for their collaborative show opening next week at Gallery 22 in downtown Whitehorse. more

Sep. 01, 2011 midnight Yukon Arts