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Claire Strauss ‘Masking Death and Life

Claire Strauss ‘Masking Death and Life

Claire Strauss's exhibition Masking Death and Life honours the life of the late James Kirby through ceramic sculptural masks. The opening is on May 4th at 7pm, there will be great edible treats and the bar will be open with booze to purchase. Come check out the art, and stay for some instrumental entertainment.

"When I was finishing my degree in psychology at the University of Victoria, I took an art education class with Vicki Anderson. The final project was making a mask. During this time, I was seeing my Father struggle with cancer and the mask was made to put all my thoughts about losing him. He passed away and I celebrated his life with an art show. When my partner and soul mate James Kirby died last year, I continued the mask making.

I am inspired by Nature, psychology and philosophy in exploring my images and narrating the pieces.

My work is made from M-340 clay using a slab technique and glazed at cone 6. I use applications such as gold or copper foil and metallic acrylics for accents". - Claire Strauss

Winter’s Kiss, 2017
Showcased at the Northern Front Studio at the Mask Within Show

New Exhibit in the ATCO Youth Gallery

New Exhibit in the ATCO Youth Gallery

There's a new exhibit in the ATCO Electric Yukon Youth Gallery!

The kindergarten-grade 6 students from Ecole Emilie Tremblay have mixed multi-media works on display for the whole month of April. Don’t miss this awesome installation!

Stop by the Yukon Arts Centre to see this exhibit.

Kids Kreate - April 15th!

Kids Kreate - April 15th!

Kids (ages 4-12) are invited to join us this Sunday for Kids Kreate with artist Helen O'Connor! We will be making comics inspired by the "Ready Player Two" exhibit (currently on display!) from 1-4pm on April 15th, 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.

“Retrospect” by artist Heather Von Steinhagen on NOW in the Community Gallery!

“Retrospect” by artist Heather Von Steinhagen on NOW in the Community Gallery!

This exciting multi-media exhibition will be on display from April 4-29th, at the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery. 

Homegrown from Whitehorse, Yukon, Heather Steinhagen’s Northern small town upbringing taught her the value of synchronicity with the planet and her elements. With German and Cree (from Cowessess Nation) parents, at a young age, Heather realised her passion for the arts which eventually prompted her first journey to Vancouver Island University, obtaining her Visual Arts Diploma. In Whitehorse, Heather immerses herself in the art community and is continuously exhibiting her artwork nationally and internationally. Combining her 8 years of experience in early childhood education and community arts, Heather completed a BFA with Distinction in Community Art Education at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Check out Heather's website to see more of her work! 

The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm, and during performances.  

Welcoming Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse to Jenni House!

Welcoming Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse to Jenni House!

Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse (b. 1992) is a proud Nalt’si member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon and Alaska. Her beadwork is inspired by the strong women and the support of the caring men in her life. Teresa defines herself as an Upper Tanana visual artist, incorporating her culture in all the work she creates. 

During her residency, Teresa will be working on a new project, "Scavenging for the Many Faces of Raven"; in partnership with artist Nicole Bauberger, Teresa will be collecting tire remnants from the side of the Alaska Highway in order to create Ravens and raven-inspired sculptural works. They also intend to visit communities and collect stories people are willing to share of Raven. 

You can keep up to date with her projects by visiting these pages:

Scavenging for Raven

Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Teresa will be the artist-in-residence at Jenni House for the month of April, 2018.