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Summer Concert Series: Kevin Barr, Problematic Orchestra
June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Summer Concert Series
Shows at noon at the Gazebo and 8pm (doors 7:30) in the KIAC Ballroom / Dënäkär Zho. Every Friday starting May 27th. Visit kiac.eventbrite.ca for the list of performers and to buy tickets! Co-presented by KIAC and the Klondike Visitors Association.
FREE NOON CONCERT @ GAZEBO
Co-presented as part of the Dawson City Summer Concert Series by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Klondike Visitors’ Association, and North Klondyke Highway Music Society:
Kevin Barr is called the troubadour of the Yukon, singing his folk, bluegrass, and country style of music, along with stories of love and life. As a writer, he and his band “The Undertakin’ Daddies” found their way to the Junos and toured much of Europe. He has shared the stage with Valdy, KD Lang, Fred Eaglesmith, Kim Beggs, Fred Penner, and the great Penny Lang, who has said that Kevin “sings like an angel”. His solo album “Lost and Found” features great tunes of days gone by. For this show, Kevin will host some special surprise guests.
Rain venue: Palace Grand Theatre
CONCERT @ KIAC BALLROOM / DËNÄKÄR ZHO
A production of the Longest Night Society:
The strings section of Problematic Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Janke, presents a concert of classical string music that includes Mozart (Eine Kleine Nacht Music); Grieg [Holberg Suite); and Elgar (Serenade). Problematic Orchestra is a semi-professional contemporary chamber orchestra based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. This eclectic ensemble is made up of approximately 26 musicians from a diverse musical diaspora. The ensemble presents a repertoire that crosses genres, blending the rigour of contemporary and classical music with popular music, improvisation, and a modern sensibility.
Thank you to Dawson City Summer Concert Series funders – Government of Canada, Government of Yukon – Arts Fund, City of Dawson Community Grants. Additional support for this concert provided by Canada Council for the Arts and Lotteries Yukon.
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
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.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
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.
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.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
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.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
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.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).