Thanks to federal funding from the New Horizons for Seniors program, we were able to offer a new and exciting community art project this spring.
Throughout May and into June, some of our artist members (many whom are seniors) teamed up with members of the public aged 55+ to creatively paint numerous plywood cutouts of northern features and creatures. The completed pieces will be attached to the outside of our gallery on 4th and Wood St. in Whitehorse.
These workshops were free to seniors and elders aged 55 and older, and were open and inclusive to everyone in their senior years. More than 30 seniors/elders in Whitehorse, Tagish and Haines Junction took part. We documented the process through photos, videos, and short vignettes (see the links below).
There will be an open house for the general public on June 30 from 3-5 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and see the results of this initiative.