All are welcome to join us for Demo Days: artist demonstrations and talks on Wednesdays during July and August at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery. Take time to meet local artists, discuss their works and try your hand at creating a craft based artwork.Demo Days celebrates the Found, Forged & Fused exhibition, A survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.  Exhibition runs from June 4 to August 29, 2015

Artist Demonstrations & Talks
August 19 - Brian Walker & Ann Smith - 3:30 - 6:30pm

Brian studied with artists Bill Reid, Dempsey Bob and Philip Janze for many years. He continued to learn from and work with Keith Wolfe Smarch and Mark Porter, and in 1992 began using copper as an art material because of its ancient connections to Yukon history. Brian creates copper masks, bowls and ceremonial pieces.

Photo Credit: artwork Brian Walker, photo © Government of Yukon

Ann Smith is of Tutchone and Tlingit ancestry. She is a member of the Wolf Clan, and makes her home in Whitehorse, Yukon. Ann’s name is synonymous with the weaving of Raven’s Tail regalia, robes, aprons, and bags. Ann refers to herself as a contemporary weaver whose work is based on traditional knowledge. Smith’s work has gained national and international recognition and has been included in gallery and museum exhibitions all over the world.  Ann was commissioned to weave a piece that was presented to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Photo Credit: artwork Ann Smith, photo © Yukon Arts Centre