Today, February 3rd JAMmed studio is featuring Lynne Zentner, A formidable and lovely artist who has a collection of acrylic artwork to show off. You will love her subtle use of colour and her sensitivity to details.
Here is what Lynne has to say about herself and her work:
About 36 years ago, I fell in love with watercolours and decided I needed to learn how to paint. After winning “Best in Show” at my first juried exhibition with The Ottawa Watercolour Society, I was on my way. This led to a fun-filled 15-year career in Ottawa as a background artist for animated films and Saturday morning cartoons.
Previous exhibits in Yellowknife include a very successful three-person art show and sale at Gallery on 47th in February, 2014. Many of my paintings have been on exhibit in and around the Ottawa area prior to my move to Yellowknife in 2008.
I am presently working in acrylics; painting what inspires me - the subtle moods and exhilarating beauty of Nature. My intention is that the paintings in this exhibit reflect this love and my hope is that they will inspire you too. The subject matter is taken from the NWT as well as from Ontario and Quebec (my second home).
Exhibit showcasing Lynne Zentner Continues Tues - Sat, 10am - 5:30pm till February 27th
Kestrel Puppet Players,
with live performance artwork,
and the BAM! Orchestra, conducted by Bill Gilday.
7:30 PM, February 3rd & 4th, 2017
At the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
$25.00 adults | $15.00 seniors & youth (18 and under)
www.naccnt.ca or the NACC box office.
Thanks to Support for Northern Performers fund, NWT Arts Council and NACC.
Come see dynamic local rock band "Rebels Without Applause" play at the Cellar Bar and Grill! Savour a fantastic mix of local treats and traditional pub staples from the Cellar's tantalizing menu, paired with a vast selection of beverages, while enjoying a varied setlist including both original songs and a variety of rock and classic rock from the 1960s to today. No cover, 19+ only.
1. Three little Pigassos
2. Miro Miro off the Wall
3. Avant-Garde Robots and Dadaism
4. Landing in a Max Ernst Landscape
In this series, students will be introduced to the stylistic traits of Cubism,
Dadaism and Surrealism and be strongly encouraged to let their imaginations
boldly go whether no young artist has ever gone before. The result will be
the creation of Masterpieces out of this world!
Join us One Time Only – again – for an exciting taiko drumming collaboration!
Yellowknife-based taiko duo Skyfire Taiko along with two members from Bonin Bayashi Taiko from Ogasawara-Chichi-jima (Japan) will present a taiko demonstration on Thursday, Feb 9 in the Museum Auditorium. Taiko is the Japanese art of ensemble drumming.
Doors at 7:00 pm. Start time is 7:15 pm. Free admission.
Performers for Skyfire Taiko: Nancy Mullick and Kevin Cull
Performers for Bonin Bayashi Taiko: Hiroomi Suda and Yuri Shitara
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Finalist for Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
New York Times Editor's Choice
Winner of the Northern Lit Award & Vancouver Book Award
Readings will be followed by a Q & A session and book signing. The Book Cellar will be on hand to sell copies of his books.
Ages: Adult (all levels are welcome from beginner to intermediate)
Price: $250 (one full day and three 3 hour sessions) includes materials
February Dates & Times: 6-9pm Friday February 10th, 6-9pm Friday February 17th, 6-9pm Friday February 24th, 10am - 3:30pm Sunday March 5th.
March Dates & Times: 6-9pm Wednesday March 8th, 6-9pm Wednesday March 13th, 6-9pm Wednesday March 22nd, 10am - 3:30pm Sunday April 3rd.
Location: YK Centre Mall (same mall as the grocery store), Lower level across from Gourmet Cup
This course is designed to find what really appeals to each individual. The classes will cover: colour theory, tone using paint, composition, different techniques, and styles, and use of shadows. In the end the student will come away with a completed 16x20” art piece and many other 8x10" projects which will have helped them to understand more thoroughly about painting and their inner artistic voice.
We will introduce colour theory and become familiar with our painting tools. We will learn how to mix and achieve many varieties of colours just by using the primary colours (red, yellow and blue). We will do various colour charts and explore how the complimentary colours interact with one another.
Its all about composition this week. We will delve into the meaning of objects in your composition, tension points and all sorts of ways to give your picture meaning. We will also explore the rule of thirds and do various exercises to help us understand these principles. After this we will sit back and do a short painting.
We will be having a warm up group exercise. After this we will be learning about the ways in which other artists paint in acrylic and we will try and emulate those techniques.
Jessica A. McVicker (the instructor) will be giving a live demonstration of how she approaches painting from start to the middle of the process. For this full class we will be immersing ourselves in our final project: a 16x20" painting. The class will have already brought their own picture or idea of what they would like to paint.
At the end of class we will show off the pictures and talk about the good aspects in each of the pieces.
It's hard to meet queers in Yellowknife, even if you've lived here all your life. What better way to spend V/Palentine's Day than by talking to every person in the room for 2 and a half minutes to see if you hit it off? We encourage all types of consensual love: platonic, aesthetic, romantic and physical.
You don't have to be queer to come! If you want to make friends (or even some dates?), queerdos are great to party with.
This is a fundraiser for the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife and the Rainbow Youth Centre.
There will be alcohol at this event, however there will be alcohol-free beverages available at the bar for people who prefer not to drink.
With Canada's 150th's anniversary, NACC is celebrating our country's culture and history through a series of performances that help encapsulate what makes Canada what it is today.
PLACE - Where do we live?
Celebrating our indigenous land, NACC welcomes Cris Derksen and the Orchestral Powwow as well as Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's IndigenA to the Northern stage.
Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow
Vancouver’s cellist and composer Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances – and it shows, given the list of nominations and awards she has under her belt.
Derksen’s debut album The Cusp was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in 2010 and won the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for instrumental album of the year.
More recently her latest CD was nominated for best instrumental album of 2016 at the Juno Awards.
What makes Derksen’s music unique is her ability to weave both the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions and weaving her traditional classical training and aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics that create genre-defying music.
The musician recorded the “Orchestral Powwow Project,” in the summer of 2015, which was originally conceived by herself and Robert Todd of the Tribal Spirit Powwow label. Orchestral Pow Wow is a new music project combining pow wow songs with classical compositions.
The project responds to a perceived need to truly incorporate Aboriginal artists in art that claims Aboriginal credit. After an exploration with Robert about what ideas define Orchestral Powwow, Derksen spent a year composing and transcribing, using Tribal Spirit’s library of powwow albums.
Derksen obtained a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at the University of British Columbia and shared the title of Principal Cellist with the UBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she was recognized by the APTN as one of its rising stars and Vancouver magazine The Georgia Straight’s “Who to Watch.”
With a promise of being both transcendent and primordial, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents NeoIndigenA, which explores society’s relationship with all living elements and entities.
The solo performance is created by award-winning artist director, choreographer and performer Santee Smith who delves into the sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and the Underworld.
Her solo journey places her in search of humanity, ancient ways of knowledge and spiritual evolution, while intuitively discovering the sacred pathways of the human connection to the self and universe.
Smith founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre in 2005 after premiering the production of Kaha:wi, which was inspired by the birth of her first daughter. The project sparked her desire to pursue and define a career in contemporary dance.
Since then, the company has grown into a major artistic force in the Canadian dance landscape and internationally. Santee has performed in numerous venues from major theatres, festivals to community gatherings throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, France and Australia.
Smith has been recognized for her skills across the country with awards from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Dora Mayor Moor award for outstanding choreography and the first John Hobday award for outstanding achievement in the field of arts management.
Jade Belly Dance
Jade's belly dance journey began at the young age of 12, in the Latin American country of Venezuela. Throughout the years, she has learned various styles from instructors from all over the world: Venezuela, Mexico, Canada and the Middle East; most recently, from AMED Dance Academy in Vancouver. When Jade moved to Yellowknife she decided to bring her passion with her and continue to share it with others. She currently teaches through the City of Yellowknife Recreational Programs and choreographs and performs at professional and cultural events in the community. She loves to choreograph fusions between belly dance and Latin dance, contemporary, tribal, flamenco, and pretty much anything that has a good beat to it.
Join NWT Recreation and Parks Association and WAMP for an event featuring the world’s best paddling films. Rapid Media’s Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.
For more information about the Reel Paddling Film Festival, visit: http://www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com/.
VENUE: The Top Knight
DATE: Saturday, February 11, 2017
TIME: 8 PM – 11 PM
NOTE: We have a limited amount of space available for relevant exhibitors to set up a table at this event. If you are interested in this, please contact email@example.com.
NWT Creative Collective is teaming up with NWT Pride for a second year to bring you this Alt V-Day Common Ground Special
Experience Valentine’s Day like never before!
Leave behind your preconceived notions of what a typical Valentine’s Day looks or feels like, allow yourself to step away from social norms and join us in this unique and other worldly event that invites you to express yourself freely in the ways that make you feel a little bit more like your authentic self. In doing this we move closer to the most important type of love out there: SELF LOVE.
Dress up for the winter formal theme, or just dress in a way that draws out your inner freak flag.
This event fosters an environment of inclusivity, celebration of love in all the forms that it takes, sex positivity, and creative expression. Come as you are, come as you want to be, come and share yourselves with us and see that it is in our strangeness that we find ourselves connected with others.
Location: The Basement of the Elk's Lodge
Admission: $25.00 (tickets will only be available at the door)
:: Entertainment ::
Taylor Soloy & Shan Patino
Burlesque by Ruby Slickeur
Dress to Express! Put away your business casual and social norms, and put on that outfit that will make your soul yell for joy. Dress up, down or sideways, as long as you dress for you!
We strongly encourage self-expression in all its forms, but remember to be respectful and non-appropriative.
::Dirty Little Secrets::
Click the link above and submit your ANNONYMOUS Dirty Little Secrets! Fantasies, wild and wacky stories, masterbation mishaps, or sexual discoveries... Get it all off your chest!
Submission remain annonymous, are printed off and are made available at the event for attendees to read. Find out all the weird things your peers are getting into, and maybe even walk away a little inspired for your next steamy encounter.
-PRIZES for best outfits, best dance moves, and what ever else we can dream up
DISCLAIMER: The programming for Alt Vday include sex positive, kink-friendly and taboo content, and is meant for a mature and open-minded audience. If you feel all that jazz is NOT up your alley, we hope you find a way to celebrate the date in a fashion suited to you!
This event is inspired by the People’s Prom (http://peoplesprom.resist.ca/) in East Vancouver: a V day party that is radical, community-oriented, queer, cross-dressing, gender bending, slow-dancing, big-dress wearing good time. “The best dance party you’ll ever make-out at!”
Check out our partnering Organization, NWT Pride
This organization throws an annual 3 day pride festival in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, questioning, intersext, pansexual, and asexual community in the NWT. 2017 NWT Pride will be celebrating it’s SIXTH festival in Yellowknife, and can always use some extra dolla bills! Come out, dress up, free your mind and the love will follow.
There are many ways to celebrate Chinese New Year! Northern Star Chinese Program for Children together with other services providers have planned a whole afternoon of hands-on activities, including calligraphy, taichi, craft, costume-try on and acupuncture. The partners and sponsors include Literacy Outreach Centre, Integration Office, Canada Integration and Immigration Service, NWT Literacy Council, William Porter Acupuncture, City of Yellowknife, CDETNO, Fédération Franco-ténoise and Chinese Consulate Calgary. Chinese food for purchase in the café.
Yellowknife Northern Star Chinese Program for Children
Chinese Calligraphy (Chinese Community)
Taichi (Chinese Community)
Chinese Acupuncture (William Porter)
Storytelling (NWT Literacy Council)
The Café will provide lunch from 12 to 2ish
Yellowknife Yay Fusion! is an inclusive teen group. We meet twice a month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for youth aged 13-18 with or without special needs.
We are holding a "Big Splash Party" at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool on Thursday, February 16th. Please RSVP to Michael by Feb 14th.
Baroqure Music of Prucell:Bach:Ramean for instruments and voices
Tickets $20 available at rocy's Audio Video and at the door
featuring Table for Five & URSA miners Choir
guest Dawn Hage, Trumpet
directed by Jo Pamplin
The YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice a month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs. Designed for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs. We are meeting for a bowling night on Friday, February 17th. Please RSVP to Michael by February 14th to ensure that space is available for you to participate.
Table for Five and the Ursa Miners choir invite you to join them for Welcome to All the Pleasures - an evening of Baroque music featuring harpsichord, strings, flute, and voices. Our special guest for this performance is Piccolo trumpeter, Dawn Hage
Concert dates are Friday February 17 and Saturday February 18 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Start time is 7:30
· All tickets are $20 and are available at Roy's Audio Video and at the door
As part of the Great Northern Music Conference, Music NWT is proud to offer this showcase concert featuring a wide variety of musical acts from throughout the NWT. Bands will perform 20-minute sets each, from 9 pm to 2 am, at the Gold Range Bar. There is no cover charge, although this is a licensed event for ages 19 and up.
Building on what we learned in Drawing I we will continue to deepen our exploration of Placement, Proportions, Perspective, Planes and Pattern. In this series of classes we will be concentrating more on perspective while still learning more about Line, Shape, Value, and Edges (4 of the 6 Elements). We will continue to build our skill level by learning to draw more complex images gaining greater confidence in your drawing and problem solving ability.
Supply List* - Drawing Pad
Cost of Class
Fall 2016: Early Bird registration fee $160.00 + Supply Kit fee $20.00 on October 1st the cost is $190.00 + Supply Kit fee $20.00
Winter 2017: Early Bird registration fee $160.00 + Supply Kit fee $20.00 on January 1st the cost is $190.00 + Supply Kit fee $20.00
All classes are held at 6 Bromley Drive. 920.4290
Arrive 15 minutes early as class starts on-time.
PLEASE READ the Cancellation Policy
Do you want to get some Ice Fishing in this year? Come and join SideDoor on February 18th. We will be going ice fishing with Beck's Kennels, along with having lunch.
There are 12 YOUth spots available! Contact Amanda at the Resource Centre if you are interested!
$95 all supplies included, maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 214
Learn the versatile technique called brickstitch using Japanese glass delica beads. This stitch is often used in jewelry but also allows you to make great decorative pieces which you can sew onto uppers, mittens, clothing, bracelets, etc. Six beautiful patterns provided, as well as brickstitch chart paper for those who like to design their own. Your brickstitch work will be sewn onto beautiful genuine smoke-tanned moosehide uppers. All materials provided to make two identical brickstitch diamonds, each two inches long. (This technique is easier than couching and gives a consistent finish.) Bring a lunch!
As part of the Music NWT's Conference, a showcase will be held for some of the emerging talent from the NWT. Come listen to the musical offerings of some of the NWT's most talented young musicians. There is no cost to this event, and you will be able to say that you saw them play before anyone else did!
Tonight and tomorrow night, Holy Trinity Anglican Church will host Musical Pleasures, a concert featuring the baroque music of Purcell, Bach and Ramean. Table for Five and URSA MINERS Choir will be on hand with a harpsichord, string quartet, 14-voice choir, piccolo and trumpet, as well as a guest soprano soloist. Tickets are available at Roy's Audio Video and at the door. The concert starts both nights at 7:30 p.m.
Eric McNair-Landry, northern adventurer and kayak-builder and Myrna Pokiak, Inuvialuit artist and educator, will present on skin boats from the Eastern and Western Arctic. Learn a traditional paddle dance and help to assembly a half scale model of a kayak in the PWNHC auditorium.
All ages • Bilingual
Bring your favourite teddie or stuffie for stories, songs and crafts.
First in our Children's Story-time Series.
$295 smoke-tanned moosehide, all supplies included, maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 215
A rare opportunity to work with beautiful, high-quality, local smoke-tanned moosehide! Learn the construction techniques to make a pair of local-style moccasins with a plain upper, wool stroud flap and natural beaver fur trim using genuine home-tanned smoked moosehide – incredibly comfortable, breathable, & long-lasting! This is a beautiful material to work with and rare to find a high quality hide like this! A custom-fitted pattern will be created especially for your feet and your upper. Bring (or buy) your own beaded uppers to use for class, as it will give you an even more satisfying result. Bring paper to make copies of all pattern pieces to take home with you. (This type of quality hide currently sells for $150 per square foot - so this is a great price for the class!) (A regular leather moccasin class is scheduled on Sat. March 11).
Yellowknife Public Library invites you to an evening with Laurie Sarkadi. Laurie is a local author, producer, and editor for Edge YK Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Canadian Geographic, thewalrus.ca, and Up Here Magazine. This evening, she will be reading from her most recent book of memoirs: Voice in the Wild, taking questions from the audience, and book signing (copies will be available for purchase).
$50, all supplies included
maximum 8 people
Location: NUP, Room 214
Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching. Learn a simple single needle technique, as well as the traditional two-needle technique using smoke-tanned moosehide. You will also learn how to do edge-beading to decorate the outer rim. Beads and smoke-tanned hide supplied to make two small brooches, pins or badges (so if you want, you can attach them to moccasins or mittens for decoration).
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation, SHREK THE MUSICAL is a must-see show for the whole family!
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add in Lord Farquaad, a misfit gang of fairytale creatures, and a cookie with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m A Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings this modern fairytale to life in a colourful singing and dancing extravaganza! Come for the “swamp humour” and stay for a touching lesson about friendship, love, and self-acceptance. Join the adventure and let YOUR freak flag fly!
· Directed by: Emma Smith
· Choreography by: Justin Uson, Jordan Anderson and Katie Schauerte
Tickets: Adults $20, Students $15
The YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice a month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs. They are holding a pool party on Thursday February 23rd. Please RSVP by Feb 20th to ensure availability.
Swing by the PWNHC Museum Cafe for an evening of country music and dance. After learning the basics from two-step instructors, dance the night away to the twangy sounds of Baby Brian's Country Club Band. Food and drink for purchase. Adults only
Yellowknife Yay Fusion! is an inclusive teen group. We meet twice a month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for youth aged 13-18 with or without special needs. They are organizing a Bowling Night on Friday February 20th. Please RSVP by no later than February 20th to ensure availability.
A workshop for young writers, storytellers, poets, graphic novelists, songwriters, and artists. Anyone between the ages 11 and 16 with a passion for fiction, adventure, fantasy, graphic novels, spoken word, poetry, and drama is welcome YouthWrite founder and author Gail Sidonie Sobat and local storyteller Tanya Roach will host this two-day creative writing workshop where young people will:
· create lively characters
· develop exciting storylines
· raise the stakes and the tension
· perform your dazzling words
· create stories/ poems from your life and/or this place
This is a free event.
More detailed information can be found on the NorthWords website www.northwordsnwt.com
Sign up in person at the Yellowknife Book Cellar or online on the NorthWords website www.northwordsnwt.com
Live entertainment, and prizes for best costumes! The party begins at 8 pm and carries through until bar close (2 am).
Commercial fisherman and Great Slave Lake Tours operator, Shawn Buckley, will give you the skinny on winter fishnet setting and what to do with the catch. Meet at the Detah ice road intersection with School Draw Avenue before being led to the camp. Capacity is limited so please call to register or with any questions (867) 767-9347. Ext 71245.
Come in out of the cold and enjoy a series of free concerts presented by Classics on Stage Yellowknife. They are held at the Museum cafe on the last Sunday of each month.