After making a beautiful graffiti work in 2016 - that's still in the park -, Ali Khoda is back at arts in the park every noon hour this week. This time Ali is painting. Ali makes murals all over Whitehorse and studied carving with Calvin Morberg and Jared Kane in 2016. Ali has taught his craft to elementary school and high school students in Whitehorse.
As far Françoise as can remember, she has always been creating. Her mother was her teacher. Various traditional art experiences are marking her life path: weaving, knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting. She was born in Québec and she is French metis micmac. Her strong desire to live up North became a reality when she moved to the Yukon in 2007. Since then, she learned beading, lacing with bobbins, and rug hooking. For the last eight years, her favourite medium has been tapestry with a hooking method. Wool is the basic material, She uses lots of material in many ways in her pieces [...]
In the past year, Marie-Hélène Comeau offers a series of drawing and animation workshop using an old technique; the praxinoscope the ancestor in a way of stop motion. This series of art workshop has been a success in different Whitehorse schools engaging students of all ages in an original and fun way to create animated drawings. Marie will demonstrate the technique and help visitors to create their own animation. Come by and work on an animation throughout the week! Originally from Quebec, Marie-Hélène moved to the Yukon in 1992. Since then she has been engaging in a creative exploration of [...]
During every noon hour performance this week, Josée shows the public her fish skin art work. This year, she is creating a fish skin doll. There will be samples of the fish skins that she home tans and uses as well as all the materials that are part of the doll like salmon teeth, caribou antler and furs. She welcomes the public to stop by, learn her process and participate in working on the skins!
The 1st annual Yukon Girls Rock Camp WH is August 6-11th, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon. After 4 years of magical summers at YGRC in Dawson City, we are working on a new project, with local partners Something Shows, to bring you: YGRC WH! In our 6-day summer camp, participants learn an instrument, form a band, write a song and rock out on stage. In addition to music and band practices campers will talk about growing up in the North, gender issues, media literacy, and positive self-expression. They’ll also learn how to make their world an awesome place to live through community activism. Camper applications [...]
The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross is looking for musical artists to perform on weekends during the summer. Thursdays through Sundays are all options. There are several options we could look at. Either performing while we are open from say 6 to 8pm or possibly having the musician start at 8 at normal closing and we stay open with high refreshments and keep our beer and wine service open and have an after 8pm performance. Lunch hours can be quite busy in Carcross on weekend and there is lots of foot traffic in the commons so a 1pm performance would attract a considerable audience. Feel free to contact [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It's time again for the Music Yukon AGM. Please join us at the General Store in the Gold Rush Inn to hear all about the year we had, and the year we're moving in to! All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn - General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse)
Come spend a week of peaceful, fun, resourceful, creative time in Keno City, Yukon. Make new friends or keep to yourself. Pay what you can afford! Evening activities and open mics will bring people together with the community of Keno to enjoy artistic creations and musical performances and readings from Artists in Residence and the general public, including tourists and other artists who may drop in. Some evenings will be around campfires, other evenings will be more festival-like and take place inside various venues around Keno including Keno Hotel and the Sourdough Roadhouse. The various workshops offer dedicated time and space during [...]