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 Comments Off on Sculpting with Harreson Tanner

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 Comments Off on Painting Music with Maya Rosenberg

Music Yukon AGM: June 19

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)

2018-06-11T11:11:08+00:00 Comments Off on Music Yukon AGM: June 19

Keno City Music, Art & Lit Workshop: June 18 – 25

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 [...]

2018-06-08T11:04:03+00:00 Comments Off on Keno City Music, Art & Lit Workshop: June 18 – 25

Call for Applications: Folk Alliance International

The Folk Alliance International 2019 Conference will take place February 13-17 in Montreal. This year, they will be hosting an Indigenous Music Industry Summit, as well as an Ethnomusicology Summit. Also, during the conference they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s infamous Give Peace A Chance bed-in. ● OFFICIAL SHOWCASE applications are now open (deadline: August 15) ● Industry & Artist Scholarship applications are open ● Discounted Hotel Room reservations are now open ● Press Credentials now open. MORE INFO

2018-06-08T11:01:22+00:00 Comments Off on Call for Applications: Folk Alliance International

Call for Submissions: Reeperbahn Festival

From 19 – 22 September 2018, the Reeperbahn Festival will present more than 900 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide, and, as Europe's largest club festival, it boasts a broad spectrum of emerging and more established artists. In addition to some 600 concerts by international artists held in a wide variety of venues, the festival programme includes events in the fields of fine art, film, and literature. The Reeperbahn Festival conference programme is designed for [...]

2018-06-08T10:54:01+00:00 Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Reeperbahn Festival

Call for Submissions: Artist Entrepreneur West

ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR WEST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BY JUNE 30 Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) and the National Music Centre (NMC) are inviting artists of all genres from across Canada who are interested in bettering their craft and their business to apply to the AE West Program by June 30, 2018. AE West (Artist Entrepreneur West) is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program designed to help emerging professional artists develop sustainable businesses and careers via hands-on mentorship, networking and collaboration. It all takes place at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary from November 5 to December 7, 2018. Last year’s program included [...]

2018-06-08T11:10:42+00:00 Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Artist Entrepreneur West

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 Comments Off on Oil Painting with Emma Barr

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 Comments Off on Sculptural Paper Making with Helen O’Connor

Arts in the Park’s 22nd season launches May 22

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Arts in the Park will begin it's 22nd year of free music and art demonstrations. Our first show will feature a heartfelt performance from musicians Kevin Barr and Hank Karr, a silkscreening lesson led by Jona Barr, and a barbecue (weather permitting)! Come by for the first of many free LePage Park performances this year! Everyone is welcome. Arts in the Park will continue to host public events in association with Music Yukon throughout the summer. Performances take place from Monday to Friday every noon hour and on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. View the full 2018 schedule

2018-05-22T09:31:38+00:00 Comments Off on Arts in the Park’s 22nd season launches May 22