Arts

Claire Ness performs at Nakai Theatre’s 2021 Pivot Festival in Whitehorse. Participants in Nakai’s Together Today Creative Friday’s program could have their work shared at the 2022 Pivot Festival. (Courtesy/Nakai)

Getting creative on Friday nights with Nakai

New drop-in program focus’ on First Nations teachings and creativity

 

The Yukon Arts Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Shows will continue at Yukon Arts Centre following lift collapse

Shows at the Yukon Arts Centre will continue following the collapse of…

 

Visiting Jade City on his way to the Yukon, artist Dave Johnston created this painting on a piece of jade. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Operation Chalk the Nation comes to Whitehorse

Dave Johnston brings his artwork to the Yukon

 

Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Tlingit tattoo revival comes to Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

“f you’re going to bring it back, you kind of have to bring it back in your own way.”

Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Torso by Donald Watt. Cast from body of a breast cancer survivor. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Torso by Donald Watt. Cast from body of a breast cancer survivor. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Endlings, a collection of poetry by Whitehorse author Joanna Lilley received the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award presented by the Canadian Authors Association. (Submitted)

Joanna Lilley’s Endlings receives national award

The book of poetry lyrically retells the extinction of 64 species.

Endlings, a collection of poetry by Whitehorse author Joanna Lilley received the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award presented by the Canadian Authors Association. (Submitted)
From left: Rebecca Manias, Kim Roberts and Sheelah Tolton have been selected as the artists of the Chu Niikwän Artist Residency. (Submitted/Yukon Arts Centre)

Yukon River/Chu Niikwän provides the backdrop for artist residency

Three Yukon artists are in the midst of a three-week residency, creating…

From left: Rebecca Manias, Kim Roberts and Sheelah Tolton have been selected as the artists of the Chu Niikwän Artist Residency. (Submitted/Yukon Arts Centre)
Yellowknife-based group Quantum Tangle performs at the 2019 Arctic Arts Summit in Finland. (Courtesy Artic Arts Summit/Kaisa-Reetta Seppänen)

Yukon to host Arctic Arts Summit in 2022

“We look forward to working together with the Canada Council for the Arts.”

Yellowknife-based group Quantum Tangle performs at the 2019 Arctic Arts Summit in Finland. (Courtesy Artic Arts Summit/Kaisa-Reetta Seppänen)
Clockwise from top left: Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Joseph Tisiga, Ken Anderson and Veronica Verkley. These are the finalists selected for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. (Photo submitted by Yukon Arts) Centre.

Yukon Prize for Visual Arts names six finalists

Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Veronica Verkley, Ken Anderson, and Joseph Tisiga are the six Yukon Prize for Visual arts finalists

Clockwise from top left: Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Joseph Tisiga, Ken Anderson and Veronica Verkley. These are the finalists selected for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. (Photo submitted by Yukon Arts) Centre.
Artist Meshell Melvin examines her work mounted in the Yukon Arts Centre on June 7. The show includes over 1,000 individual portraits. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Double portrait show at the Yukon Arts Centre features art that looks back

“I hope they’ve been looked at fondly, and I’m hoping that fun looking comes back.”

Artist Meshell Melvin examines her work mounted in the Yukon Arts Centre on June 7. The show includes over 1,000 individual portraits. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Melaina Sheldon is facilitation a flagship youth program fusing the arts and First Nations history. (Photo Submitted/Facebook)

Yukon youth to study First Nations history in paid arts program

Tomorrow Today will take place from March 15 - 26 for youth aged 16-19

Melaina Sheldon is facilitation a flagship youth program fusing the arts and First Nations history. (Photo Submitted/Facebook)
Artist Janet Patterson shows off some of her shoe creations that will be part of an upcoming show at Yukon Artists@Work. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Artist Janet Patterson shows off some of her shoe creations that will be part of an upcoming show at Yukon Artists@Work. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Hayley Thiesen/TSUN poses with one of the works in her exhibit, Northern Animals, at Arts Underground in Whitehorse. (Submitted)

A celebrity take on northern wildlife

Hayley Thiesen/TSUN displays animal portraits at Arts Underground

Hayley Thiesen/TSUN poses with one of the works in her exhibit, Northern Animals, at Arts Underground in Whitehorse. (Submitted)
Local poet Joanna Lilley is photographed at the Beringia Centre in Whitehorse on Jan. 20, where she will be hosting a poetry workshop on Jan. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Poetry for the ages

Workshop set for the Yukon Beringia Centre

Local poet Joanna Lilley is photographed at the Beringia Centre in Whitehorse on Jan. 20, where she will be hosting a poetry workshop on Jan. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Yukon Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie McLean speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse Oct. 5. The Yukon government will dole out $321,229 to artists and organizations offering arts programs around the territory. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)

Funding provided to local artists, organizations

The Yukon government will dole out $321,229 to artists and organizations offering…

Yukon Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie McLean speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse Oct. 5. The Yukon government will dole out $321,229 to artists and organizations offering arts programs around the territory. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)
This year’s Yukon Art Society’s winter show which opened Dec. 4 at the Focus & Edge Galleries at Arts Underground on Main Street, is called <em>Stoke</em>. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Stoking the creative fires

Yukon Arts Society opens its annual members’ exhibit at Arts Underground

This year’s Yukon Art Society’s winter show which opened Dec. 4 at the Focus & Edge Galleries at Arts Underground on Main Street, is called <em>Stoke</em>. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
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Exhibit showcasing Chu Niikwän Artist Residency works opening at the KDCC

Three Yukon artists who took part in this year’s round of the…

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New Arts Underground shows feature paintings of strangers, dreams of gold rush-era dance hall girls

Two new shows will soon be gracing Whitehorse’s Arts Underground — one…

Yukon artist’s work featured in national exhibit

Nicole Favron named as Yukon winner for 2020 BMO Art! competition

Melted beeswax, community pottery take centre stage at Arts Underground’s August shows

Two new, and very different, shows will be opening at Whitehorse’s Arts…