Air North: Call for Performing Artists

In partnership with multiple Northern Tour Operators and Maritime Travel, one of Canada’s Largest Travel Agencies, Air North, Yukon’s Airline will be touring Southern BC this month, promoting a “Great Northern Experience” for travel to Yukon and Northwest Territories. We are seeking performing artists to accompany our sales team at a series of presentations this fall throughout Southern BC to showcase northern arts and culture. Performance dates and cities are as follows: • Tuesday, October 16th - West Vancouver • Wednesday, October 17th - Port Moody • Thursday, October 18th - Langley • Friday, October 19th – Victoria • Sunday, [...]

2018-10-09T10:36:44-07:000 Comments

Dawson City Music Festival: Songwriter in Residence Program

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 [...]

2018-09-06T11:36:23-07:000 Comments

48-Hour Music Video Challenge

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 tech@yukonfilmsociety.com *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music

2018-08-01T12:18:36-07:000 Comments

Peggy Hanifan wins Conrad Boyce Award

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/

2018-08-01T12:29:06-07:000 Comments

Spinning with The Northern Fibres Guild

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 [...]

2018-07-24T11:21:34-07:000 Comments

Painting with Ali Khoda

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.

2018-07-16T13:39:45-07:000 Comments

Françoise Laroche

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 [...]

2018-07-09T10:52:11-07:000 Comments

Praxinoscope with Marie-Hélène Comeau

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 [...]

2018-07-05T12:35:38-07:000 Comments

Fish Skin Art with Josée Carbonneau

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!

2018-06-25T15:40:59-07:000 Comments