Since 2006, the Dawson City Music Festival has proudly operated an annual Songwriter in Residence program with the support of the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture. The program brings a musician to Dawson City for a month-long, mid-winter stay (MONTH OF JANUARY) where the artist receives studio and living space at the historic goldrush-era Macaulay House. Previous songwriters in residence have involved themselves deeply with the local community and have found it to be an enriching, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether mentoring local musicians, volunteering for the Yukon Quest International Dogsled Race, performing at the local Seniors Home, or leading workshops at the Robert Service [...]
Another season of Arts in the Park is done! We ended the summer with painter Gorellaume coming by every noon hour of our last week. By Wednesday, Gorellaume finished setting up his piece & invited the public to join him & paint.
48-Hour Music Video Challenge! Join in on the first-ever 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 24 - 26, presented in partnership with Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC! Filmmakers and musicians (or both!) are invited to bring their cameras, their instruments, and a bit of creative ingenuity to put together a short video that captivates audiences through narrative or experimental means - in only two days! Prizes, screening dates, and more guidelines will also be announced soon! Click here to apply! And if you have questions, please contact Takashi at email@example.com *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music
Congratulations to Peggy Hanifan, the very well deserved recipient of the Conrad Boyce Award for her stellar work with Whitewater Wednesdays! Check out the Yukon News article here: https://www.yukon-news.com/life/whitehorse-open-mic-night-organizer-earns-arts-award/
Over the course of the week, a team of spinners will demonstrate the processes of carding, spinning, and plying and offer the opportunity for members of the audience to try their hand at spinning. The Northern Fibres Guild has been active in the Yukon for more than 30 years and includes a skilled, artistic, and enthusiastic group of spinners. They spin both local and imported fibres directly from the fleece of sheep, alpacas and occasionally llama or muskox as well as dog hair. Their handspun fibre is often dyed with natural and synthetic dyes and sometimes hand painted. It is then [...]
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 [...]