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Culture Days Call for Submission

The Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Historical and Museums Association are pleased to present Culture Days / Doors Open Yukon 2015. The sixth annual Culture Days weekend that  will take place across Canada September 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invites the public to engage with the arts and cultural life of their communities. Similar to last year, we will be combining Culture Days with Doors Open, an annual international event that provides free public access to culturally and historically important buildings, and celebrates our local arts, heritage and culture with free events including a mystery tour, self-guided heritage and culture tours, artist demonstrations and much more.

We would like to invite artists to participate in Culture Days / Doors Open Yukon 2015 and help us in our goal of offering the public free access to Yukon’s vibrant culture. Artists are encouraged to complete the Call for Subissions Form  and submit a project that would support the Culture Days/ Doors Open initiative. We are interested in any and all ideas that you may have in contributing to the celebration, this is an opportunity for a variety of activities or performances. An honorarium will be available for successful artists!

Provide an overview of your project and include any and all information required to fully describe your project proposal. Visit the Yukon Culture Days website to find out what activities are already registered for this year. 

NOTE: All submissions will be matched with a confirmed list of locations TBD. For consideration, please feel free to suggest a location which you feel would best suit and accommodate your submission. If your project requires site specific specs, please do include these in your description.

2014 Conrad Boyce Award presented to Scott Wilson

2014 Conrad Boyce Award presented to Scott Wilson

Conrad Boyce is best known for his love of theatre and great dedication to the arts in the Yukon. In recognization as a crucial member of the community, the  Conrad Boyce Award is annually presented to a new recipient, this year it is Scott Wilson. Similar to Boyce, Wilson has been an integral part of the arts community in the Yukon and is best known for his commitment to Jazz Yukon and as a band member in the Whitehorse based group Second Cousins, that preforms a medley of bluegrass, roots, and alt-country music.

Initially not having known much of Boyce's history, Wilson first heard of his participation in the Yukon arts scene as a board member of and director for the Golden Horn Music Society (GHMS). When Wilson first arrived in the Yukon the GHMS was spearheading performances such as Man of La Mancha, Annie, and Sound of Music to name a few. Boyce and Wilson first met while playing in the pit orchestra for Annie, which Boyce directed. Wilson recounts on story from the opening night:

The show was well on its way, when Boyce came out from the curtain and said "Is there a doctor in the house?"  Everyone laughed, but he was serious.... My friend Rachel was directing the pit orchestra and she pointed her baton at me and said, "I think you are needed back stage".  I ran back stage to find Daddy Warbucks (Mark Smith) writhing around in the wings with a dislocated shoulder, a recurring problem, and provoked by a very quick costume change trying to get into a jacket. My dear friend Dorothy Martin (an ER nurse who was in the play) was on the wing when I arrived.  As the band played on and the actors improvised on stage... we looked at each other... didn't really say much and just did our nurse-doctor thing and reduced the dislocated shoulder, strapped him up, put Daddy Warbucks in his next costume change and sent him back on stage... to complete the evening's performance. Dorothy and I resumed our respective spots in the cast!

Boyce first arrived in the Yukon by way of the Alaska Highway in the summer of 1977 from Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he was living at the time. He enjoyed the Frantic Follies to the point that he decided to audition, was accepted, and returned to the Yukon to work for them in the summer of 1978. Boyce began to explore his love theatre at an early age while in high school in Edmonton, Alberta. Apart from the Follies, his first theatre experience in Whitehorse was that winter of 1980/81, when he directed some of the first productions held at the Guild Hall and Man of La Mancha at FH Collins. La Mancha is one of Boyce’s most memorable productions along with and Godspell, also at FH Collins, Annie and The Wizard of Oz held at the Yukon Arts Centre, and a Bevy at the Guild Hall. Boyce recounts what he suggest may have perhaps been his favourite production "Romeo and Juliet for the Whitehorse Drama Club, in 1989 at the old Indian Centre in Riverdale (no longer there). I had two young teenage Juliets who were amazing. One of them, Kelly Hayes Milner, still lives in Whitehorse."

Jim Robb’s Yukon Hunt!

Jim Robb’s Yukon Hunt!

Instructions
Contestants must be photographed with 5 of the structures or locations to qualify
 Selfies are encouraged!
 Please make sure your photo is accessible! We want to see your pictures!
Tag us and use #JimRobbsYukon to be entered
 Need some clues? Check out the map of where you can find both Dawson City and Whitehorse locations

Whitehorse Locations
• Swanson House – 511 Jarvis Street
• Log Skyscraper – 208 Lambert Street
• Front Section of Pioneer Hotel – Shipyards Park, also known as the Hatch House
• Gold Rush Inn – 411 Main Street
• Yukon Arts Centre – 300 College Drive
• Former location of Regina Hotel –  Canada’s Best Inn parking lot
• First Avenue, Whitehorse in the 50's – Horwoods Mall,  view from what is now the Edgewater, looking towards Baked on Front St and Main St.
• SS Klondike- 10 Robert Service Way
• Telegraph Office- Housed in McBride Museum, 1124 Front Street
• CKRW- 4103 4th Ave
• Norcan Motors- 213 Range Rd

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Dawson City Locations
• Bombay Peggy's- 2nd and Princess
• Dawson City Fire Fighter Museum  (Old Dawson Fire Hall)- Front Street and Duke Street
• Strait's Auction House/ Guns and Ammunition Shop- 3rd and Harper Street
• Red Feather Saloon- 3rd and Princess
• Palace Grand Theatre- 3rd and King


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To enter on Facebook, tag Yukon Arts Centre and include the hashtag #JimRobbsYukon

To enter on Twitter, notify us by tagging @YukonArtsCentre and include the hashtag #JimRobbsYukon

To enter on Instagram, notify us tagging @yukonarts and include the hashtag #JimRobbsYukon.

Some of Jim's Yukon!

The Goldrush Inn, Whitehorse

The Red Feather Saloon, Dawson City

CKRW, Whitehorse

Strait's Auction House, Dawson City

Log Skyscrapers, Whitehorse

Meet the artist: Jane Isakson

Meet the artist: Jane Isakson

Born and raised in Alberta, Isakson left the sporting arena for the fine arts after representing Canada in two Olympic Games, (1992 and 1994) in the sport of Biathlon.  Completing her Fine Arts Degree at the University of Alberta, Isakson moved north to Whitehorse, where she has developed a painting practice that is rooted in the northern landscape that surrounds her.

Isakson’s exhibition “From the Outer Edges” is currently showing in YAC’s gallery until February 22nd, 2014.

1) What is the best/worst thing about being an artist?

The best thing about being an artist is the freedom to make your own schedule;  the hardest thing about being an artist is having no fixed schedule to follow.

2) How has your practice changed over time?

I began painting the landscape in a very straight forward manner - not particularly realistically, perhaps in a more expressionist manner, but gradually the paintings became more symbolic, looking to express more than the surface of the landscape.

3) Who are your favourite artists?

There are lots of artists that I admire, some of my favourites are Cezanne, Bonnard, Emily Carr, and John Koerner.

4) What are you working on now?

I participated in a three week residency on a tall ship in the Arctic Archepeligo of Spitzberben (Svalbard) this fall, and am currently at the Banff Centre for the Arts working on a body of work based on this experience.

For more information regarding the artist and her work, please visit her website

Blue Rodeo will do TWO shows in Whitehorse

Blue Rodeo will do TWO shows in Whitehorse

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING TICKET SALES on MONDAY NOV 26, 2012, click on the LINK TO OUR BLUE MONDAY PAGE

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GET READY!!

 

AN EVENING WITH
BLUE RODEO
25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
YUKON ARTS CENTRE – WHITEHORSE, YT
**EARLY SHOW**
Doors:  4:30PM  Show:  5:30PM
**LATE SHOW**
Doors:  8:00PM  Show:  9:00PM


TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS ON SALE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @ 4PM

TICKETS AVAILABLE:
November 26 at 4pm: In-person ONLY from Yukon Arts Centre Box Office
(300 College Drive). Limit: 4 tickets per person.

November 27 at 10am onward: In-person at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office, Arts Underground, charge by phone 867-667-8574 and online at http://yukontickets.com/

Tickets (incl. GST) $71.00

**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**


BLUE RODEO ADDS TWO SHOWS IN WHITEHORSE TO THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Blue Rodeo have announced two back-to-back shows in Whitehorse, YT on January 3 to kick off their cross-Canada tour which celebrates the 25 years since the release of their debut album, Outskirts. Tickets for the Whitehorse shows will go on sale Monday, November 26 at 4pm.

Blue Rodeo emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop.  Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada.  In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone. 

Over the course of the next 20 years, Blue Rodeo has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, sold over 4 million records, won an unprecedented 5 Juno awards as Group of the Year, been handed keys to the City of Toronto and given a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.  But for them, the accolades and awards pale in comparison to the good fortune of being musicians. 

“I think that’s the testament – to really do it for a living,” says Jim Cuddy reflecting on all that has happened to the band. “Not just live the life of a popular band but to actually create music for a living.”

On October 16th, the band celebrated its legacy with the release of a Blue Rodeo: 1987-1993, a box set of their first 5 albums fully re-mastered and repackaged, plus a fully remixed Outskirts, Casino Demos and an Odds & Ends package.

www.bluerodeo.com

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