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The N3 Arts Presenters Summit website is LIVE!

The N3 Arts Presenters Summit website is LIVE!

We are pleased to announce that our N3 Arts Presenters Summit website is now live! 

This year's summit features professional development in areas such as:

  • Indigenous Curation (with France Trepanier)
  • Fundraising/Revenue Generation (with Jerry Yoshitomi)
  • Trends in the Development and Operation of Arts Facilities (with Duncan Webb)
  • Digital Innovation (with Inga Petri)

Friday afternoon is devoted to a Cultural Tourism workshop designed to provide input from the Cultural Sector directly into the Yukon Government’s Tourism Strategy.

As well, we are offering a Storytelling Workshop with Yukon Storyteller Sharon Shorty, and a multi-faceted Knowledge Café covering topics you identified as concerns and areas of interest from our pre-Summit survey.

There will be Northern artists showcasing each night as well as during the Summit .

And for your care and comfort, there will be a quiet break out room provided for one-on-one meetings; and for those who just need some quiet time, we are pleased to offer yoga sessions Friday and Saturday mornings to help get you grounded for the day.

We are also pleased to welcome International presenters from Alaska, Greenland and Norway as well as National delegates from BC, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

We encourage you to make this Summit your own –an array of workshops, networking opportunities and experiences that you can curate to meet your needs.

Kids Kreate - February 18th!

Kids Kreate - February 18th!

Kids (ages 4-11) are invited to join us this Sunday for Kids Kreate with artist Helen O'Connor! We will be making paper animal marionettes inspired by Janet MacPherson's exhibit (currently on display!).

1-4pm on February 18th, at the Yukon Arts Centre.

This is a FREE event, no registration required! Dress for a mess! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

See you there!

Kids Kreate is generously sponsored by ATCO Electric Yukon.

‘The Portrait Project’ by Golden Horn Elementary

‘The Portrait Project’ by Golden Horn Elementary

“The purpose of The Portrait Project was to practice the virtue of tact by creating several continuous contour line portraits of our classmates. Posing for a portrait and drawing the face of a classmate put each individual in a vulnerable position. While posing and drawing we developed a deeper understanding of how to practice the virtue of Tact. The portrait project contributed to community building.

'Tact is telling the truth kindly. Thinking before you speak. It is knowing what to say and what is better left unsaid. When you are tactful you don't tease or point out other people's differences to embarass them. You are carefull about others' feelings as you would like them to be with you.' (The Virtues Project)

The final product that you see is a portrait mobile created by members of the Golden Horn Elementary School Community.”

-Laurie Larkin-Boyle

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life

How can we be better, happier, more fulfilled people - without trying at all?

“The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life” by Selene Vakharia is a 3D projection mapping installation, presented at the Available Light Film Festival.

Stop by the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery to see this unique exhibit – on display until February 24th!

GALLERY HOURS

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

Remembering Doris McLean

Remembering Doris McLean

A life lived well.

Today the Yukon Arts Centre is remembering Doris McLean - respected elder, advocate, and storyteller.

"The Board of YACC was saddened to hear of the passing of Doris McLean. Doris served on the Board from 2008 to 2014. She was an important voice, always bringing in the perspective of Yukon First Nations. That voice can be heard in the Ends Statements of YACC, and her contributions will continue to live on as YACC evolves.

We remember Doris's stories, humour, and cheerful presence at our meetings. Always willing to share a story, she was a force to be reckoned with. Our deepest sympathies to her family. She dances on, though, in the heart of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers."

-Deb Bartlette; Board Chair, Yukon Arts Centre

Read the CBC News tribute to Doris McLean here.

 

Photo: Marilyn Yadułtin Jensen