Sculpting with Harreson Tanner

Harreson is working on a sculpture of legendary Yukoner, bush pilot to CEO Joe Sparling. Harreson encourages audience members ask questions about his subject matter & process and invites them to share stories of their experiences with community icon, Joe. During all the noon hour performances this week. Harreson began his study of sculpture at the Ottawa School of Art 33 years ago. In 2000 this vocation became his full-time career. In 2002, Harreson and his wife made Whitehorse their home. In subsequent years he has helped create a cooperative art gallery, a private art gallery and has worked as [...]

2018-06-18T12:12:58+00:00 0 Comments

Painting Music with Maya Rosenberg

Some hear music. Maya can see it. Maya will create live customized acrylic landscape painting of nature, location, and music. She will paint acrylic landscapes of the location, with emphasis on matching the color plate, texture, and elements to the specific music played. The art pieces will be painted live as the music plays, and change dynamically accordingly to represent the feeling of the music in colors and texture. The final product will be a visual representation of the empowering, rejuvenating and colorful stories the music represents. The music will be painted in a form of color theory, texture to [...]

2018-06-12T12:38:53+00:00 0 Comments

Oil Painting with Emma Barr

The career of Yukon artist, Emma Barr has spanned over one decade. The third-generation artist was educated at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. and graduated with a fine art diploma majoring in mixed media. In addition to her studio work, which focuses primarily on painting commissions, Barr teaches art to all ages. Barr’s work evolves with her exploration of medium and subject matter. At various points in her career, she has worked with wax and pigment medium, cera colla, which culminated in a body of abstract work; with oil paints, which emotively explore landscape; and in [...]

2018-06-04T16:13:08+00:00 0 Comments

Sculptural Paper Making with Helen O’Connor

During every noon hour performance this week, Helen O'Connor demonstrates and teaches sculptural paper making. Learn how to create 3D hanging forms that incorporate willow, local fibres and spruce root. Helen is a Yukon visual artist who makes paper by hand using oriental and local fibres to create sculpture, assemblages and installation. Her works express a reverence to nature and are influenced by the unique atmosphere of the north. Originally from Ontario, O'Connor studied visual art at the University of Western Ontario and at the Ontario College of Art. During her studies, O'Connor was introduced to techniques for oriental and [...]

2018-05-28T16:00:58+00:00 0 Comments

Silkscreening with Jona Barr at Arts in the Park

Jona Barr has been trying to learn how to silkscreen for a few years. From Tuesday May 22nd to Friday May 29th at every noon hour, he will be experimenting and demoing a few of the many methods of silkscreening. Come by to watch the process or even learn to silkscreen! Enjoy Music during the process: Kevin Barr & Hank Karr are performing Tuesday, The All-City Jazz Band is playing Wednesday, Katie Avery will accompany Kate Weekes on Thursday and Fireweed & Flannel will play on Friday. As per usual, these are free events and everyone is welcome. Arts in [...]

2018-05-19T15:40:04+00:00 0 Comments