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Stay at the Westmark for just $79/night when you come to see shows at the Yukon Arts Centre

Stay at the Westmark for just $79/night when you come to see shows at the Yukon Arts Centre

Together, Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center and the Yukon Arts Centre are pleased announce a new program designed to provide Yukoners from throughout the territory with affordable accommodations when they come to Whitehorse to attend events at YAC.

The package is being offered to make theatre, dance, music, film, festivals and other cultural events more accessible to those living in communities outside of Whitehorse.

Non-Whitehorse residents can stay at the Westmark for just $79.00 +GST a night with proof of purchase (receipt or ticket stub) from any ticketed event at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Discounted rooms can be booked by calling (867) 393-9700. At check in, simply present your Yukon Arts Centre receipt or ticket stub at the front desk and enjoy the savings! (offer limited to one room night per ticket)


For further information, please contact:

Katie Newman, Marketing & Development Director
Yukon Arts Centre
(867) 393-7108
katie.newman@yac.ca
www.yukonartscentre.com


Frank Curlew, Regional Sales Manager
Westmark Hotels, Yukon
(867) 393-9722
fcurlew@hollandamerica-princess.com
www.westmarkhotels.com

 

Yukon Arts Centre & Arts Underground Resource Library

Yukon Arts Centre & Arts Underground Resource Library

The Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground have partnered to create a Resource Library for members of the public to come and explore. The library contains hundreds of books ranging from artist retrospectives and exhibition guides to reference books and art almanacs.  Most of the collection focuses on contemporary work from local, national and international artists, although there are a variety of sources available that cover more than just the last fifty years in art.  Both artists and art lovers will be able to find something they like!

Although at present this is a non-lending library (we’re working on it!), you're welcome to come down to Arts Underground at 305 Main Street during their regular business hours to browse through the collection in person. To make things easier to browse, we've divided up the sections into "Individual Artist", "Group Catalogue", and "Reference". You can check what’s available at the library before heading down by accessing the online database here. For further instructions on how to use this database, please see below. 

We ask that you don't remove the books from the library and that you kindly replace them back on the shelves alphabetically within their subject category and letter.

Happy Browsing!

 

 

Resource Library: Online Database

 

How to use the database?

Once you access the online database here , a default page will display all the record listings for the entire YAC collection. The style of these listings can be changed by clicking on options found in the toolbar [A, B, C, D, E], and sorted according to preference by using the “↓↑” button. Entries can also be sorted by clicking on column titles: clicking once will sort A-Z, whilst clicking a second time will sort Z-A.

 

How to browse the database?

• Basic Search
Use the ‘Search this library’ search box to search for keywords or phrases.

• Search by Tag
Records are tagged with subject category, author(s), artist(s), medium(s), style(s), art historical category, exhibition venue(s) and other keywords. By clicking on ‘Tags’ in the toolbar, you can browse all such tags. To locate a specific tag within this master list, press Ctrl+f (PC) or Cmd+f (Mac) to open a search box in your browser. Type in the keyword or name and any matches will be highlighted.  Scroll through multiple matches using the ‘Previous/Next’ or arrows, depending on your browser. Click on any individual tag to then bring up all listings with that tag.

• Search by Author
Use the ‘Authors’ button in the toolbar to browse all authors. For easier browsing, you can sort the names using options provided in the toolbar. Click on the desired name to bring all books by that author. To search for a specific author, press Ctrl+f (PC) or Cmd+f (Mac) to open a search box in your browser. Type in the name and any matches will be highlighted. Again, scroll through multiple matches using the ‘Previous/Next’ or arrows, depending on your browser

 

How to start a new search?

To return to the default catalogue, click on ‘Your Library’ in the ‘Collections’ field.

 

How to find information about the book you’re interested in?

Once you have found the right record listing, click on it. This will bring up the complete catalogue record, which provides basic information including a cover image (if available), title, author(s), publication info, and tags. To access any additional information on the listing, click on ‘Book details’ in the left hand menu. Here you can find more detailed information such as ISBN, number of pages, language(s), comments, and a book summary. Not all fields are available for each book.

 

How to use this information to find a specific book in the library?

Each record in our online catalogue is tagged with its subject category (individual artist, group catalogue or reference) so you know where to look for it in the Resource Room. Books can be identified by the lettered coloured stickers on their spine:
• Individual Artist: yellow sticker, alphabetical by artist’s last name
• Group Catalogue: red sticker, alphabetical by title (disregarding articles a/an/the, and numbers)
• Reference: blue sticker, alphabetical by title (disregarding articles a/an/the, and numbers)
 

Pivot Festival Passes - Now On Sale!

Pivot Festival Passes - Now On Sale!

Did you know that getting passes to the Pivot Theatre Festival is as easy as picking up the phone? Call  667-8574 or drop by Yukon Arts Centre Box Office and Arts Underground. There are limited numbers of these passes available, so get yours quick!

Festival passes are just 53$ and gain you entry into ALL THREE headlining plays.

THIS YEAR'S PASS INCLUDES: 

(Click the images and show titles for more information)

HUFF
CARDINAL/KANTOR PRODUCTIONS
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY CLIFF CARDINAL

CARMEN AGUIRRE'S BLUE BOX
NIGHTSWIMMING IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEWORLD THEATRE
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY CARMEN AGUIRRE
(AUTHOR OF SOMETHING FIERCE, WINNER OF 2012 CANADA READS)

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY
THE CHOP THEATRE
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ITAI ERDAL

Other Pivot Festival events are PWYC (Pay What You Can). They include: 

LEAVE A MESSAGE (APRÈS LE BIP)
BY AISLINN CORNETT AND GENEVIÈVE DOYON OF OPEN PIT COLLECTIVE
NAKAI THEATRE WORKSHOP PRODUCTION

Leave a Message (après le bip) tells the story of Claire’s final journey.  Her inability to connect in a setting that numbs her leads Claire on a constant quest for more.  As loneliness becomes her country and her fascination with death deepens, Claire grows deaf to voices that care and travels North for one last adventure.  Way up there, the unexpected happens.
In their first play, Open Pit writers Aislinn Cornett and Geneviève Doyon create a world in which boundaries blur.  They stand on the edge of reality, language, desolation, love and humour to break conventions and remind us that there is beauty everywhere, even in death.

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A READING OF HAZEL VENZON'S NEWEST PLAY

Watch our Facebook page for exciting announcements! Contests, give-aways and much more are coming in the next few weeks!

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Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival has been a highlight of the Yukon theatre season for the past five years, presenting some of Canada’s most innovative, cutting-edge performance. This year Nakai welcomes the Yukon Arts Centre as a full presenting partner to help create the most ambitious Pivot ever, featuring three cutting-edge national performances, a new Yukon play in development plus readings, panels, workshops and social activities.

For full Pivot Festival details, schedule and contests go to www.pivotfestival.com

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The Pivot Festival is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:
Air North, CKRW, Edgewater Hotel, Northwestel and Yukon News.

Murraya Dental is the proud show sponsor of Huff

Pivot would also like to acknowledge the invaluable support of the following funders:
Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Arts Operating Fund, Department of Tourism & Culture, Mike Nixon Minister with Support from the Yukon Lottery Commission.