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Created at the Canyon 2017: July 14 and 15

The Yukon Conservation Society presents:

Friday July 14th 2pm-8pm
Saturday July 15th 10am-4pm

Join 6 local artists along the trail as they create original works of art inspired by the culturally and ecologically significant landscape of Miles Canyon and the Yukon River. You can meet the artists, learn and ask questions as they create art - everything from painting to rug hooking!

This year's featured artists:
Shirley Adamson – painting, storytelling
Gorellaume – ink drawing
Anne Hoerber – encaustic (wax) painting
Françoise La Roche – tapestry/rug hooking
Helen O’Connor – paper making and sculpture
Sheelah Tolton – painting and sketch

The artists will all be stationed within easy walking distance of the bridge. Visitors can get a self-guided map at the YCS tent at Robert Lowe Suspension Bridge anytime! Our regular two-hour interpretive hikes will also be leaving as usual at 10am & 2pm, stopping along the way to Canyon City to interact with the artists. Parking is available in the Miles Canyon parking lot, or walk from the Chadburn Lake trails. The Canyon is not wheelchair-accesible due to the stairs from the parking lot.

This FREE special event is part of the Yukon Conservation Society's Guided Nature Hikes Program.

Artwork will be exhibited August 1 - September 1 at the Northern Front Studio, with a Launch Party on Wednesday August 2nd, 5-8pm.

Information here or:
Sarjana Amin, Trail Guide Coordinator: email or call 867-668-5678
Funding for this project made possible through the assistance of Arts Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Jeanie Dendys, Minister.

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