Covet - A Collector's Event takes place at the Yukon Arts Centre from September 27 to 29

    Harreson Tanner at his studio with three sculptures that will be on display at Covet - A Collector's Event

    Harreson Tanner is helping organize the art show, Covet - A Collector's Event, at the Yukon Arts Centre this weekend with eighteen of Yukon’s most experienced and successful artists. The artists are between the ages of 60 and 87 and Harreson Tanner promises that the event will be more than just an old-timers hockey game. It will be an all-star game.

    Eighteen of Yukon’s most experienced and successful artists will be gathering under one roof for an art show this weekend. Each artist is over the age of 60.

    Harreson Tanner is helping organize the art show, which is called Covet—A Collectors Event. Tanner says the artists are legends in their field. Many artists do their best work after the age of 70. So this is not so much an old-timers hockey game, it’s an all-star game.

    The art show will be at the Yukon Arts Centre over Culture Days, Sept. 27th to 29th. Artists in their 60s, 70s and 80s have been invited to show three of their own original pieces. Commissions are being waived and, instead, 25 percent of the proceeds are going to Dawson City’s School of Visual Arts to help purchase new 4D lab equipment.

    Harreson Tanner says supporting young artists is a very important component of the event.

    Aubin O'Grady is the Program Director as the School of Visual Arts in Dawson. She says the four-D lab includes the dimension of time.

    Covet—A Collectors Event begins on Friday, September 27, with many of the artists in attendance answering questions and demonstrating techniques from 1 to 4 p.m.

    The event is being held at the Yukon Arts Centre’s Rehearsal Hall.

    You can meet the Artists - Friday September 27, 1 to 4 pm, before the opening reception which is from 5 to 7pm.

    Viewing and purchases will take place Saturday September 28th from 2 to 7 pm and Sunday September 29th from noon to 5 p.m.


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