Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Ben Gribben, acc #2011-PC-09, Diving Shark, 2011, yellow cedar, abalone inlay, acrylic, black twine, Government of Yukon
Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Ben Gribben, acc #2011-PC-09, Diving Shark, 2011, yellow cedar, abalone inlay, acrylic, black twine, Government of Yukon

NOTE: Even though the Arctic Winter Games have been cancelled this exhibit will continue as scheduled.

A celebration of young Indigenous artistic achievement, Emerging North echoes the Arctic Winter Games’ values of the spirit of togetherness, legacy building, and Northern pride. Like the AWG athletes, many of the artists included in this exhibition are considered “emerging” or  at the beginning of their careers. Playful and experimental, a diverse range of artworks explore themes of shared northern experiences, Indigenous futurisms, and the relationship between culture and play.

The exhibit opens March 13, but the official opening reception will happen on March 19, 5:30-7:30PM at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery. There will be appitizers and cocktail drinks supplied by Yukon Brewing.

There will be an Artist and Curator talk on March 18 at 1:00PM.

Featured artists:

Kaylyn Baker

Krystle Coughlin Silverfox

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Violet Gatensby

Benjamin Gribben

Blake Shaá’koon Lepine

Cole Pauls

Heather Von Steinhagen

Curated by Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Friday, March 13 - Friday, May 22

Emerging North Exhibit

Event Details

DATES

Friday, March 13 2020

Friday, May 22 2020