I am part of this diverse collective of artists residing near the southern lakes of the Yukon Territory. For a year this group collaborated and shared mediums to produce the award winning 2015 exhibition "Rock, Paper, Scissors". See the catalogue here.
It was a chilly morning in Carcross as Yukon artist Leslie Leong and myself set up our table with other local artists and makers. We were there at the Carcross Commons excited to be part of a community ready to greet the royal couple while sharing our creations with the crowd.
Participants at this workshop on Sunday, July 17th enjoyed learning about pulp painting and oriental papermaking.
"I really enjoyed the class, especially learning about the history of paper making. It feels like such a sacred art to me now that you've put it in context." Janet Patterson
Artist Credits (left to right, across wall then plinth) Marlis Maehrles (Germany), Angelika Wolpert (Germany), Margareta Hihn (Germany), Ingrid Burger (Germany), Susan Warner Keene (Canada), Claudia Radmore (Canada), Josephine Tabbert (Germany), Marlis Maehrles (Germany), Leslie Leong (Canada), Angelika Wolpert (Germany), Marjorie Alexander (USA), Joanne B Kaar (Scotland), Terry Ann Carter (Canada), Tricia Smout (Australia), Maria Carolina Larrea Jorquera (Chili)
I was very excited to curate and open the International Exhibition WORDS featuring works of handmade paper integrated with words of haiku and poetry, May 19th at the Northern Front Studio Gallery located beside the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon. The opening night was a hit and packed the place with a visiting Haiku Canada conference. Several of the 30 artists exhibiting attended but I wish we had more to represent the 10 countries displayed. The sun was shining long past 10pm when the opening ended. The event was catered by Alpine Bakery supplying delicious organic vegan appetizers.
To see more pictures check out the WORDS Exhibition Facebook page.