A new show will be opening this Thursday, September 12 in our Community Gallery -  an exhibition of interactive artworks inspired by Miles Canyon by local artist Marie-Hélène Comeau.

For the third year in a row, Comeau and other artists were invited by the Yukon Conservation Society to paint outdoors on the slopes of Miles Canyon. Each year, Comeau has invited passers-by to participate in creating a work. This year's project aimed to gather information about the people who used the Miles Canyon trails through an art survey using a "mobile scientific art laboratory." Says Comeau, "This ethno-artistic approach has lifted the veil of secrecy on the modern day users of the Canyon City trails. While we have abounded information of the trails users of the Gold Rush days and Sasquash, little is known about the modern trail users. This art project provided an opportunity to learn more about the Canyon visitors and their stories. It was also an excellent chance to share their trail mix."

Marie-Hélène Comeau moved from Montreal to the Yukon in 1992 after completing a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology. She recently completed a BFA at Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently sharing her time between Whitehorse and Montreal where she is enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her Doctoral study will allow her to combine Anthropology and Fine Art with a community art focus that will explore the Northern identity, specifically the Yukon French identity.

Over the years, her artwork had been presented in various shows in the Yukon, North West-Territories and Quebec. Marie-Hélène’s work can be found in galleries in Whitehorse and Yellowknife.

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, September 12, 2013
5:30 pm

This opening reception will be shared with our fall Public Gallery exhibitions featuring the artwork of Ken Anderson, Yam Lau, and James Nizam.

GALLERY HOURS

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Closed Sunday-Monday
Open for theatre performances.