Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
26TuesdayApril292014ThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesFortSmithHealthCentreSocialServicesAuthorityNorthernJournalNorthwesternAirLeaseSawdustConstructionConcreteTownoFortSmithDeWolArtWorksKaesersStoresThebachaChamberoCommerceSmithsLandingFirstNationKinglandFordPhoenixAutomotiveArcticEnergyAllianceAuroraCollegeBankoMontrealBusinessDevelopmentInvestmentCorp.EducationCultureandEmploymentEmploymentStandardsEnchantedPathwaysFaerieNurseryEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesFortSmithAnimalSocietyFortSmithPaddlingClubNWTHumanRightsCommissionIndustryTourismandInvestmentInnTriallaireMtisDeneDevelopmentFundNorthernLieMuseumCultureCentreNorthstarChryslerNWTPaintballPtarmiganInnSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilSharedServicesStreetTreatsTWBASocietyTheRustyRavenWoodBufaloNationalParkRegistrationpackagesareavailablefromwww.thebacha.caorcall867-872-2795AndONEluckywinnerofTWOreturnticketstoEdmontoncourtesyofNWALDOORPRIZESGALOREByJACKDANYLCHUKAlisonMcCreeshwasliv-inginatentintheYukonwith-outaccesstothestudiospaceneededtosculptorpaintwhenshersttookaworkshoponfeltingtheancienttechniqueofbuildingfabricwithlayersofwooloranimalhair.Itdoesntbreakortakeupmuchspaceandisfairlydu-rablealthoughitdoesattractdoghairsaidMcCreeshde-scribingtheadvantagesanddrawbacksassociatedwiththematerialthathasbeenusedtocreateeverythingfromhousestohats.AnillustratorwhoseworkisfamiliartoreadersofUp-HeremagazineorEdgeYkMcCreeshdrawsheavilyonfeltinginanexhibitionofimagesdrawnfromlifeinYellowknifeandatouroftheEasternArctic.McCreeshchoseMufedasthenamefortheexhibi-tionawordplayonthesoftfeltmediumandtheeffectsofdistanceweatherclimateandpoliticalpowerinmak-ingNorthernvoicesheardbytherestofCanada.TheunderlyingthemethatbringstogetherwhatistwoseparateshowsTheycallussquattersandSnapshotsfromtheArctic-isMc-Creeshssharpeyeforthepointswherethetraditionalandthemoderncometogethertomeshorclashandgenerateinterestingculturalhybrids.AresidentofYellow-knifesEinarBrotenWood-yardforthepastveyearsMcCreeshuses36smallcartoonsketchesrenderedinblackandwhiteandthreelargeportraitsallinwoolfelttocapturethemoodofthebohemianneighbourhood.Theexhibitcallsatten-tiontothecontradictionsinWoodyardlifehowyoucanhaveasmartphonebutnotaushtoilet.Itsthosequirksthatmakeitinteresting.ThereisalotofthatgoingoninSnapshotsfromtheArcticaseriesoffinelypaintedwatercoloursbasedonphotosMcCreeshtookonatourofEasternArcticcommunitiesasatellitedishhoversabovestretchedpolarbearhidesamotherdrinksfromapapercupandcarriesachildinanamautik.McCreeshwasimpressedbytheswiftsavvyresponseonsocialmediatoAmericancomedianEllenDeGenerescondemnationofsealhunt-ingbyNunavummiutandhighlightedArcticissuesofpovertyhungerandglobalwarming.ThesealecampaignisapowerfulexampleoftheArctictodayillustratingthemeetingoftraditionwithcontempo-rarylifewhereyoungNuna-vummiuteatmuktukwhilelisteningtoJustinBieberontheiriPodsMcCreeshsaid.McCreeshlikesthingsthatarequirkyandhumor-ous.Itsthosemomentsthatbringcohesiontothecollec-tionofimagesshesaidwillcontinuetogrow.MufedfeltimagesunderlinecontradictionsupNorthArtsCultureVisualArtsPhotoJackDanylchukAlisonMcCreeshintroducesMufedanexhibitionofwatercoloursandfeltdrawingsthatcapturequirkymomentsoflifeinYellowknifesWoodyardneighbourhoodandEasternArcticcommunities.