Menopause Mischief

I curated this exhibition for Arts Underground, exhibiting from March 4 - 30, 2018. Tara McCarthy interviewed me for CBC North's afternoon show AirPlay, and you can listen to it here. Show statement below, and artist bios following that. https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/menopause-mischief-exhibit-at-arts-underground   Menopause Mischief exhibits painting, sculpture and film by 15 artists with connections to Dawson… Continue reading Menopause Mischief

into blue noon: over a frozen road

This is my last Ice Cubicle blog post, a wrap to an intriguing project that has left me with a long list of ice-related ideas to explore. There are so many things I didn't get to writing about - more on glaciers and ice-shelves disappearing due to climate change; the timeline of Ice House Detroit,… Continue reading into blue noon: over a frozen road

spring breakup: a swimming tale

For a while there it seemed the "spring fever vs ice" competition was over. The Yukon River broke weeks ago, and it's hot enough in the daytime to get a slight sunburn, as I found out yesterday. But I had to drive between Dawson City and Whitehorse twice in the past two weeks, and as… Continue reading spring breakup: a swimming tale

dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

The wait is over. It's been more of a melt-off than a break-up this spring 2010, but the Yukon River is running again. The ice broke its grip at 3:12 a.m. this morning, according to Joyce Cayley, speaking on CFYT Radio on behalf of IODE. The annual Ice Guessing Contest is over. But what's the… Continue reading dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

another yukon river view: caribou crossings

To give you (and myself) a pause from the tension of waiting for the Yukon River to break, I'd like to direct you a recent post on Manuela's blog Every Day Life in the Northern Yukon Wilderness. Manuela chronicles the flow of Yukon life dozens of kilometres away from any town. Manuela's posts are always… Continue reading another yukon river view: caribou crossings

spring fever 2: ice 2 – momentary truce

Today, again I walked along the Yukon from town to the Yukon-Klondike confluence and all the way to the bridge that goes over the Klondike. All clear (well, silty) running water at the bridge. And a moment of stillness at the confluence. 1 point goes to spring fever for keeping everything under control and managing… Continue reading spring fever 2: ice 2 – momentary truce

spring fever 1: ice 1 – first signs of river thaw

At last!! Yesterday part of the Klondike River began breaking, which means the Yukon River has a whole segment of activity now too, where the two rivers meet. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to see running water, water in movement, again. These few moments were shot on my camera around 6:00 tonight,… Continue reading spring fever 1: ice 1 – first signs of river thaw

artist seeks coach: spring fever vs ice

Spring is taking its sloooww sweet time to warm everything up, but considering last year's sudden melt and how much damage that caused - flooding and thicker-than-average ice floes wiped out Eagle, Alaska, for example - I am trying hard not to complain. (See my post from last May about Eagle's rough ride). And, well,… Continue reading artist seeks coach: spring fever vs ice