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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
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.

Peel Watershed Portrait Exhibit | Community Gallery

Peel Watershed Portrait Exhibit | Community Gallery

Steven Buyck with his wife, Nacho Nyäk Dun Citizen, Mayo, Yukon

Join us at the Yukon Arts Centre for the opening of a special exhibit about the Peel Watershed. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

This collaboration between the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS), CPAWS Yukon, the First Nation of Na Cho Nyäk Dün, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Teetl'it Gwich’in Council features some of the many people whose lives are intertwined with the Peel Watershed.

The exhibit is a small showing of the many interviews and portrait sessions conducted in the four communities surrounding the Peel Watershed: Mayo, Dawson City, Old Crow, and Teetl'it Zheh (Fort McPherson) as well as the city of Whitehorse. It features short excerpts from individual interviews alongside stunning portrait, wildlife and landscape photographs by Cathie Archbould and Peter Mather.