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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Northern Fibres Guild

Only two weeks to go until the 2018 Cranberry Fair, when, again, over 40 artists will gather to present the Yukon’s exceptional artistic craftsmanship. On November 25, the doors open for another grand exhibition and sale at the Kwanlin Dun... Read more

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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

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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

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

Evolution and expansion are the words to describe the next steps in Halin de Repentigny’s 40-plus-years journey as a northern artist. His upcoming gallery showcase, “Homestay” - Keep the Fire Burning, in September, will continue his depictions of... Read more

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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: 2018-05-09, 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

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Of all the portraits Daphne Lovett-Barber’s has drawn so far, her favourite is one she did of her grandmother. The 5-year-old Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in artist may have just started kindergarten this year, but she has been creating art since she was a... Read more

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Ange Bonnici, programs coordinator at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, has decided it's high time to include pets in the everlasting world of portraits. Read more

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When I first came to Dawson City, in 1998, I didn't think I would become a model. Not that I'm a model you'd find in the haute couture cities of the world.... I'm speaking of life drawing, where artists hide behind large easels.... Read more

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Christmas is a time of open houses in Dawson City, but there is one open house that has a special quality, according to Eldo Enns, program director of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA). Read more

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Each of Meghan Hildebrand's paintings sets out a rich site within which your imagination can roam. Let me invite you into "The Royal Game of Us," just inside the doors of the Yukon Arts Centre's Public Gallery. Read more

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What's in a word? In the hands of Peter Jickling and his friends, each word has its own voice. You can listen to those voices at the Word Project: A Treatise on Resonant Philosophy at the Old Fire Hall May 14-20. Read more

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (Yukon SOVA) is entering its fifth year with a few changes to get used to. Read more

Dawson City

It's not always easy for a 19-year-old to decide what to do next; especially a 19-year-old like Graham Rudge. Should an award-winning year at art school be followed by a mechanical engineering degree, or a stint at circus school? Read more

Theatre - Dance

I was listening to CBC Radio's Tapestry a few weeks ago. Mary Hynes was speaking with architects, pub-goers and psychologists about the city and its spirituality. The guests spoke about public art and its effect on the populace. Read more

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Painting from the back of the truck puts me in a place where I can talk with passing cycle tourists. Cycle tourists on the Alaska Highway travel alone for long, weary stretches. Some stop to chat. One cyclist from Florida stopped ... Read more

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Joyce Majiski swears she put the columns up two years ago, and yet, as if I've just been given x-ray glasses, this is the first time I've noticed them. Five columns of various earth-tone colours, with metal rings girding their middles.... Read more

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Art is for the people. But sometimes, the art is by the people. This is exactly what Daphne Mennell has in mind for her art installation outside of the Public Safety Building in Whitehorse. When completed, it will be a horse ... Read more

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The members of the Yukon Artists @ Work Co-operative have put together a pre-Christmas show that gives viewers a multifaceted portrait of winter life in the Yukon. Not surprisingly, blue and violet tones predominate the walls of the Solo Show Room. Read more

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As thrilled as Daphne Mennell was to be commissioned to build a sculpture for Whitehorse's new Public Safety Building, it is an experience she wants to share with all Yukoners. Read more

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