Recently I applied to be an artist for the Canada C3 expedition, a Canada 150 project that will circumnavigate Canada this summer from coast to coast to coast via the Northwest Passage. I wasn’t one of the lucky 15 artists chosen, although I’m in good company as 500 of us did apply. I found the application process a rewarding exercise on it’s own however – we were tasked with creating a two minute video introducing ourselves and explaining our interest […]
The Wish150 Yukon Mosaic opened at Arts Underground on Friday night to a jam-packed crowd. I was really honoured to be one of the artists asked to create work for the mosaic. 14 Yukon artists came together to depict our wishes for Canada in mosaic panels. The panels were then combined to create the image of a raven, Yukon’s official bird. The project is national in scope – with each province and territory creating their own mosaic – the […]
I’m excited to announce that my piece The Swan has been chosen to be the 2017 Celebration of Swans poster image. Each year, thousands of swans flock to patches of early open water in Southern Yukon. Yukoners and visitors alike love spending time watching the birds, which has led Environment Yukon to host the Celebration of Swans, an annual month-long event that combines bird watching, art, music, science, interpretation, and community engagement. To me it speaks to how closely linked […]
14 Yukon artists, myself included, have teamed up to create the Yukon’s mosaic for the Wish 150 program – a national initiative included in the programming for Canada’s 150th anniversary that aims to bring together our communities through art and colour to catalyze a better future for the country. The concept of the project is that we all have powerful dreams and our collective imagination is a source of hope, direction and inspiration. Artists from across the country were asked […]
For years I’ve admired the work of the snow carving teams who travel to Whitehorse to compete in the International Snow Carving Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. This year a team of friends and I got to try our hands at snow carving ourselves during the competition. The organizers opened up a recreational category for amateurs to try their hand at the art on smaller blocks than the pros use. We decided to base our carving the glyptodon puppet […]
If you haven’t made it out to the 12 Days of Christmas Market yet at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, today is your last day to take advantage. It’s open until 7 pm today and is stocked full of goodies from a plethora of local artists (including me). You can find my prints, cards, buttons, magnets, and a set of small originals there. Hopefully you find a minute to stop by today for those last minute handmade gifts.
Last month I travelled to Watson Lake with a very talented group of artists and performers to present Whitehorse Independent Theatre‘s My Brain is Plastic. The play, which looks at self-harming behaviour, was performed for both the high school and the community in general, and was accompanied by an amazing art engagement program, where the students reflected on the work that was being done in the theatre – it also resulted in the students producing an absolutely awesome new sign […]
This weekend marks the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival which I’m so excited to be part of as one of the visual artists. I’ll be teaching workshops on art journalling throughout the weekend. I was running all over town today making sure I had all my supplies ready for my students. If you’re going to be at the festival and would like to participate I teach two workshops: Saturday, July 11 from 10 am – 12:30 pm in the […]
It’s been a busy week for art teaching. I spent Saturday at the Fireweed Market teaching a workshop on mixed media art cards and tomorrow afternoon I’ll be at Yukon Artists at Work teaching mixed media canvases as part of their Art Tasters Series. I’ve included the poster here in case you want to see the full suite of awesome workshops taking pace over the summer.
I have spent the last four days in the sun, wind, and rain with a group of fellow artists for Whitehorse’s second annual Plein Air Festival. Each day we were assigned a location to paint in – the SS Klondike, the Whitehorse Wharf, the grounds of the Whitehorse Visitor Reception Centre, and the front yard of Yukon Artists at Work – and between 11 am and 4 pm would set up outside and create a piece. With ten artists hard […]