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ODD Gallery Opening & Artist Talk: Libby Hague

January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Detail from Every Heart Can Grow Bigger, Libby Hague Exhibtion

LIBBY HAGUE | EVERY HEART CAN GROW BIGGER: MAKE ROOM

Opening Thursday, January 23
Artist Talk at 7:30PM in the ballroom| Reception to follow in the ODD Gallery at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC

 

As long as we have natural disasters and wars, we will have displacement of people who try to survive. The hard part for those of us who are not victims is whether, and how much, we are willing to help.

Alone, we are brought into a brutal and primitive world that is almost unfathomably interdependent; it swirls belligerently with anger, resentment and prejudice. In spite of myths of self-reliance, our best selves are social. We want to belong. We need others. We want our lives to have a purpose, a meaning beyond survival.

In the escape and rescue stories in this exhibition, women rescue themselves and other women in an anxious procession around the gallery. Like every migration, it is dangerous to seek a better life.

Borders are closing while walls and water are rising; the women run, jump, hide, swim, climb and fly. A few make it alone; most don’t get far until they begin to help each other.

The meaning offered here comes through cooperation and friendship. We have to try. Although it’s hard to believe hope is still possible, every heart can grow bigger.

— Libby Hague

Organizer

KIAC
Phone:
867-993-5005

Other

Age Restriction
None

Venue

ODD Gallery

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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach

Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.

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ODD Gallery

The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.

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Confluence Gallery

The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.

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Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.

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KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.

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