Calling all artists, you are invited to join us for a free public drawing night in the exhibitions Ice Age Mammals & Sandra Storey: We Are Golden on display at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery. This is an open call for artists of all ages to come and draw in the gallery on Thursday October 2 from 5-7pm.  Please bring your own drawing materials and use dry media only when in the gallery, no paints, markers or watercolours.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ice Age Mammals Art Contest – what did your back yard look like during the Ice Age?
The Ice Age Mammals Art Contest is open to school classes and there is also an adult, over 18 open category.  The lucky winner will receive an iPad Air, $100 iTunes gift certificate & $200 in artist accessories (total value of approximately $1000).  The contest deadline has been extended until 4pm on October 8th.  Please review all the rules and regulations on the ATCO Electric Yukon website.  The contest is presented in partnership with the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Beringia Interpretive Centre and sponsored by ATCO Electric Yukon.

Ice Age Mammals
produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in partnership with the Montréal Science Centre, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Chill out with Yukon’s massive ice-age mammals. Featuring dozens of real fossils, touchable casts and specimens along with really cool interactives, this exhibition has been seen by millions across North America! The Yukon Arts Centre is one of the few places in the territory that can host an exhibition of this scale and since 90% of the specimens are from the Yukon we are pleased to partner with Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre to bring this exhibition home.

Sandra Grace Storey: We Are Golden
Using almost 200 wall tiles, Tagish-based sculptor Sandra Grace Storey will bring a herd of caribou into the gallery. Sculpted in high and low relief, Storey’s installation will immerse the viewer within a moment of a myth where caribou, raven and children intermingle.

After the drawing session, be sure to check out the talk at the talk at 7:30 at the Beringia Interpretive Centre
Community Based Approaches to Adaptation to Climate Change:  Experiences from the Field - Stories from the Arctic 
With Marie-Pierre Lardeau
Project Leader, Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change,
University McGill
Full details on their facebook page

Mastodon drawing by Linda Leon