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Contact: Cassie Anderson, 907-983-9224
Skagway – Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, the Skagway Arts Council, and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park welcome three visual artists to this year’s Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence Program. 2017 features Anthony Wallace (Canada), Cameron Quevedo (United States), and Virginia Mitford (Yukon). Artists interact with hikers, create art, and soak in nature and history along the iconic Chilkoot Trail. The artists in this cross-border residency inspire visitors on the trail, in nearby communities, and across the world to appreciate the legacy of the trail.
Anthony Wallace presentation on July 6, 10:00 am, at the visitor center
Anthony is a composer, sound artist, and filmmaker. Anthony’s music has been played on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio, his sound installations have toured nationally, and he has worked on film/TV productions for CBC, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Vision TV and Historica Canada. Anthony obtained an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in composition from York University and is the founder of Studio 110, a multimedia production company based out of Toronto. He will be on the Trail June 22-July 5.
Cameron Quevedo presentation on July 15, 10:00 am, at the visitor center
Cameron is a filmmaker and ethnomusicologist currently based in Austin, Texas. His most recent film, El Tucán, has screened in both the U.S. and Mexico, and will be traveling the festival circuit through 2017. Cameron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of Texas, as well as a Master of Communication in Indigenous Documentary Film and a Master of the Arts in Music in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He will be on the Trail June 29-July 12.
Virginia Mitford presentation on July 19, 6:00 pm, at the visitor center
Virginia is an emerging Yukon artist. Her childhood, spent on a remote trapline in the Yukon with her family and dog-team, has had a huge influence on her art. Working with a variety of media, namely printmaking, photography and drawing, she examines her own personal history within broader concepts of feminism, nostalgia, and change. After graduating from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Virginia has taken part in artist residencies in Montreal and Newfoundland. She will be on the Trail July 5-18.