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 was recently asked by What’s Up Yukon to put together a story about a set of five Yukon women who inspire me for their issue that overlapped Mother’s Day. They further pitched the idea to me that instead of sending out photographers to take pictures of the five women, that I create a series of sketches to capture them for the paper. That seemed like a fun challenge and I agreed – the results of which you can see […]
The Yukon Government created an art calendar featuring the work of a selection of Yukon artists for the recent Arctic Council meetings that took place in Whitehorse. I was honoured to be among the artists who had their work selected. A couple of days ago I received a copy of the calendar in the mail and I wanted to share a glimpse of it with you.
Friday, October 4th, 2013 will see seven visual art exhibits opening across the City of Whitehorse (including my newest show Faces). Make a night of it and join us for an art crawl to experience this wide range of new and exciting work created by Yukon artists. Patrons can download a printable passport for the art crawl to carry with them throughout the crawl. Artists at each of the openings will sign their passports for them. It can be downloaded […]
Recently Tyler and I had the intriguing job of creating a cover photo for What’s Up Yukon that paid tribute to Northern Scene (the largest gathering of northern Canadian artists presented outside the region) without using any of the participating artists or any of their work in the image. We had a few added stipulations that it should be colourful, Yukon-ny, and somehow link to art. We played around with a few ideas and eventually settled on bringing together a set of […]
January 4. 2013: For Immediate Release Yukon Ho Celebrates the Territory’s Past and Present Mixed media artist, Amber Church, will open her new show “Yukon Ho” on January 11th at Yukon Artists@Work Co-op Gallery (120 Industrial Road, Whitehorse). The show will run until February 5th with an opening reception sponsored by Yukon Brewing Company taking place on January 11th from 5-8 pm. “The project started after my artwork was featured on the Northwestel phone directory,” says Church, “The piece focused […]
My newest solo show, Yukon Ho, opens on January 11th at Yukon Artists @ Work. The opening takes place from 5-8 pm and is sponsored by Yukon Brewing. I hope you can join me for the opening, but if you are not available the show will run until February 5th. I will share all of the work on this blog once the show has opened as well for those of you not in Whitehorse.
I’m working on inching my way out of the hibernation of the holidays with this blog post as a first step. I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to share with you a few pieces from my upcoming show, Yukon Ho, which opens on January 11th at Yukon Artists @ Work. I still have a lot of work to do before the show opens but at least I can give […]
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Week One My mother-in-law is moving away from Whitehorse this week. As we help her clean up the house and property we’re finding a number of things that she would like us to save (a slightly tricky situation as our apartment doesn’t have that much space to store salvaged items). One of these important items is the rhubarb plant. This is not your typical rhubarb plant though. Well okay it is your typical rhubarb plant – massive, grows like a […]