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Youth Art exhibition led by Maya Rosenberg

Youth Art exhibition led by Maya Rosenberg

Painting Music at Arts in the Park

Have you ever seen music?

Music can inspire, calm, and energize us, and so do colors. Just like music, colors have an impact on us, and can make our hearts beat slower or faster, be happier, more energetic or calm.

For this project, youth from the Yukon created a series of acrylic paintings to show the music we hear, its colors and impact on us, as it was played live at Arts in the Park. When we heard classical music, we painted with the cold side of the color wheel in blue and green, played with light in white, and visualized how calm music feels. When we heard upbeat Jazz, we painted with warm colors and a red, yellow and orange sea of colors. Each child added their colors, ideas, and unique imprints, to collaborate and create a cohesive piece of all of us together. This project shows how we can enjoy creating our art and communities together through colors and music. The project was lead and facilitated by Maya Rosenberg at Arts in the Park on June 11-15, 2018.

 

 

Maya Rosenberg's Students’ First Art Show


We're so excited to share our art with you!

This show presents a selection of artwork created by students of Maya Rosenberg's art classes. From color theory, acrylic painting techniques, experimenting with mixing colors, prints, negative space, and much more, this exhibition demonstrates the learning and creations of our art classes. Creating ideas, art, and learning a new skill could not have been more colorful and fun! In this exhibition the students have shared their favorite parts of art classes, as well as what they have learned, including using different mediums and techniques, such as stamping, charcoal, pain ting on canvas, drawing, and sketching. They love painting and creating stories in our art, and if you're lucky you might even find the hidden story, ghost and animals hiding in the forest. We hope you enjoy the show and get inspired to create some art as well.


Exhibiting students:
Aaron Schenk, Whitehorse, 11 years old.
Selene Birrel, Whitehorse, 10 year old.
Mackenzie Jenner, Whitehorse, 11 years old.

About Maya:
Maya was born and raised in Israel, and has traveled to the United States, Canada and Europe. She moved to Whitehorse in August 2014 and is currently a board director at the Yukon Art Society, a teacher of one on one and group art classes and workshops across the Yukon Territory, and exhibiting artist in galleries in Winnipeg and Whitehorse. Maya's art is inspired by nature and wilderness, and its rejuvenating, dynamic and vivid colors. Her work reflects on the connections of art and nature through colors, and the impact it has to empower us and our communities through creativity.

Website: https://www.mayaart.ca/

‘Continuing Care: Artistic Expressions’ exhibition in the Community Gallery

‘Continuing Care: Artistic Expressions’ exhibition in the Community Gallery

This exhibit is a meaningful way for residents in our care homes to engage with the broader community by sharing their skills and stories. Creating art is a wonderful form of therapy that engages residents, helps them connect with their past and each other, and lets them explore new forms of self-expression.

Now Hiring: Venue Technician - Lighting

Now Hiring: Venue Technician - Lighting

Temporary, Full-time, Flex-time Until May 2019, Negotiable

Applications:
Please submit your resume with a cover letter to
Josh Jansen
Technical Director / Production Manager
E-mail - josh.jansen@yac.ca
Mail: PO Box 16, Whitehorse, YT. Y1A-5X9

Summary
The Venue Technician is responsible for ensuring:
that the production technical needs of Yukon Arts Centre clients and artists are satisfied,
that casual stage crew are trained and managed to meet those needs,
that equipment and systems are maintained so as to be capable of meeting those needs,

Position History:
The position is offered as an acting position. This position is a Temporary Technician position created to cover staffing position on Maternity leave.
This is a full time Public Service Alliance of Canada position as per the collective agreement under Venue Technician.
Rate of Pay- $22.24- $24.11 per hour
Benefits- Additional $0.71 an hour in lieu of benefits
Moving Expenses- Assistance with moving expenses available. 

Results to be achieved:
1) Ensure that all technical aspects of all productions run smoothly and to the artists and presenters satisfaction.
2) Ensure that clients, staff and volunteers operate safely and in accordance with Yukon Arts Centre policy and procedure guidelines.
3) Ensure effective and timely communications internally among Yukon Arts Centre staff and externally with Yukon Arts Centre clients. 
4) Ensure good morale and teamwork among stage crew and volunteers.
5) Ensure that both professional touring artist’s and local artist’s production needs are met or exceeded.
6) Ensure that relations with local arts groups and performers are managed with diplomacy, patience and a lack of complaint.

Responsibilities/Duties:
1) In the absence of the Technical Director liaise with clients, presenters or artists to determine technical requirements.  Ensure that information is shared among staff as may be required.
2) Prepare for, set-up, manage and operate presentations as may be required.
3) Facilitate the effective use of theatre’s technical systems to maximize the quality of any presentation with an emphasis on ETC Gio Programming and operation.  
4) Maintain and operate lighting, and other theatrical equipment as may be required.
5) Supervise casual stagehands.
6) Ensure that all production related paperwork is completed in a timely fashion including show reports, time sheets etc.
7) Maintain the stage, shop and related areas in clean and safe condition.
8) In consultation with the Technical Director plan and execute equipment and systems maintenance.  Advise the Technical Director on Capital or Major Maintenance requirements.
9) Foresee and avert potentially dangerous situations.
10) All Yukon Arts Centre employees shall be aware of and respect the Health and Safety regulations published by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
11) Support the coordination, training and organizing of technical volunteers.

Supervision of staff
Casual Stage Hands
Technical Volunteers

Supervision of Budget
No direct supervision of budget
Provide advice to the Technical Director in preparing annual budget and capital budget.

Dress
Suitable Black semi-formal dress in the presence of clients or audience.

Qualifications

1) Knowledge:
a) Graduation from a recognized theatre technical programme (college or university) or equivalent experience.
b) Knowledge of ETC Gio Programming and operation
c) Knowledge of sound, lighting and rigging for the theatre.
d) Knowledge of theatre production protocols
e) Basic carpentry and electrical training

2) Skills:
a) Lighting design and operation
b) Basic sound operation
c) Basic operation and management of stage elements
d) Basic scenic shop skills
e) Good time management and the ability to schedule others
f) Supervision of stage crew
g) Production planning and scheduling
Abilities:
h) Effective verbal and written communication
i) Self motivating and able to inspire others
j) Ability to work well with other technical staff and Yukon Arts Centre Staff
k) Ability to share knowledge, teach and in turn learn
l) Ability to work efficiently under stress and maintain a good sense of humour
m) Ability to adapt to a variety of client or artist demands
n) Ability to analyse technical problems and offer effective solutions
o) Ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment
p) Ability to work effectively with non-professional volunteers

Any additional information please CALL Josh Jansen @ 1-867-333-9332
or E-mail josh.jansen@yac.ca

The Applicant.
Please provide a cover letter with a detailed resume with related experiences to
Josh Jansen
Technical Director / Production Manager
E-mail - josh.jansen@yac.ca
Mail: PO Box 16, Whitehorse, YT. Y1A-5X9
We encourage all members of the community to apply. The Yukon Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all those that take the time to apply. We will contact those that best meet the listed qualifications.

This is a full time Public Service Alliance of Canada position as per the collective agreement. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

A Message from the CEO for the 2018-2019 Season

A Message from the CEO for the 2018-2019 Season

Dear Patron,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of the Yukon Arts Centre’s 2018-2019 season, featuring artists from across the Country and a number of new locally driven initiatives that will showcase exciting new Northern voices.

If you have been a loyal ticket buyer, you will be noticing some changes to our marketing and outreach this season.  For starters, we will not be announcing our full season all at once. Rather, we are going to be making quarterly announcements. This reflects the habits and wonderful spontaneity that our audience has been demonstrating over the past few years. We want to be communicating our programming in ways and at times that lines-up with your decision making preferences.

As well, we have noticed a significant drop in our membership and subscription initiatives, and so, we will be ending those programs to focus more on new flexible and adaptable strategies that better serve the needs of our audience today.

What we will continue to have is an annual vibrant line-up of music, dance, theatre, film, family and youth programming that will speak to and engage all parts of our community.

And, to kick-Off the 18-19 season we will be welcoming the following guests:

• Jennifer Castle with special guests @ the Old Fire Hall: Join Polaris Award long list artist Jennifer Castle who will be joined by two emerging Yukon Artist voices in the intimacy of the Old Fire Hall. 

• The Queer Songbook Orchestra: The Queer Songbook Orchestra are a Toronto based 12-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative in pop music.  With the queer lens intact they are looking through the last century of popular music and bringing forward obscured LGBTQ2S historical narratives, as well as the personal stories of members of the community and the songs connected to them.

• Motherload: An intimate theatrical account of parenting in the modern age that is funny, raw, honest, and riveting. Four prominent Canadian theatre artists and mothers bare their personal stories about what it takes to be a member of the world’s biggest club.

• Whitehorse: Canadian Folk Rock superstars Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland return to the Yukon for a concert that can’t be missed.

I am also excited (and relieved) to announce that in the Fall we will be unveiling a new website and ticketing experience (thanks to the support of the Community Development Fund) that will make your user experience even happier. More news on that as we get closer to completion.

Thank you all for your continued enthusiasm and support for our programming. We have many surprises lined up for you this season so stay tuned for future announcements. 

Sincerely,


Casey Prescott
CEO
Yukon Arts Centre

Open Studio Evening with Chu Niikwän Artists-in-Residence

Open Studio Evening with Chu Niikwän Artists-in-Residence

The Chu Niikwän Artist Residency was named by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre’s Governance Council to recognize the Yukon River, and each of the artists is working in a studio space close to it. Enjoy an evening walk along the riverbank and visit with all three artists:

ARTIST: Blake Lepine
STUDIO LOCATION: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (1171 Front Street - Culture Cabins behind main building)

ARTIST: Nicole Bauberger
STUDIO LOCATION: Old Fire Hall (1105 Front Street)

ARTIST: Lia Fabre-Dimsdale
STUDIO LOCATION: Arts Underground (15-305 Main Street – Lower Level, Hougen Centre)

All studios will be open to the public on Thursday, August 16, from 4-7pm.

For more information about the program, visit artsunderground.ca/chuniikwan.
Can’t make it to Open Studio? Members of the public are also invited to join us for two other CNAR events at Arts Underground: the exhibition opening on September 7 from 5pm to 9pm, and a Culture Days artist talk on September 29 from 1pm to 3pm.