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A filmmaking experience

Three young people from Hay River got a taste of moviemaking this month at a shoot in Fort Smith. One of the three was Grace-Ann Nowdlak, who spent more than a week on the set of Three Feathers, a film being made into a movie by the South Slave Divisional Education Council based a graphic […]

Book ready for Northern colours

An artist has branched out into a new creative endeavour. Jessica Latour has just released her first colouring book, featuring images with a distinctively Northern theme. The colouring book is called Northern Zentangle, and is both for children and the growing number of adults who enjoy colouring. “A zentangle I guess you could say is […]

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Homegrown art exhibited

People dropping into NWT Centennial Library can now experience the artwork of Chris Robson while looking for a book to read. An exhibit of 15 pieces of art – 12 prints and three pen-and-ink drawings – is currently at the library as part of its featured artist series. “There’s no particular theme,” said Robson. “It’s […]

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Backyard dreams come true

A year after Natacha Kruger-Rewega quit her job to focus on painting full time, she’s taking her passion one step further. Last week, she began construction on a building next to her own home in Old Town to house Mama Bear Arts, a gallery and studio she hopes to share with artists from all over […]

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Book brings message through talent

Richard Van Camp is on the hunt for the next great illustrator from the South Slave, offering a book deal for his next graphic novel as a prize for the winner. “I started reading comic books as a kid. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be a writer,” he told The Hub last week […]

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Surreal puts on a show

This Friday, Hay River will play host to a show unlike anything residents have seen locally before. Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home is something to behold, according to Marie Coderre, artistic and executive director for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC). “It’s a special technique,” she explained. “Shary Boyle does painting on an […]

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Artist goes pro

Natacha Kruger Rewega said that if she had been waiting for a sign, she couldn’t have had a better one. “When my dad died, it was like ‘what am I waiting for?’” she said last Wednesday, two weeks into her new endeavour to focus full-time on her art. “There’s this weird feeling after, like you’re […]

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A call for artists to unite

  The usual concerns came up at a meeting of artists last week, called and hosted by avid craftsperson Georgina Fabian, namely that there needs to be some kind of collective for local artists. “It’s mostly so we can gather and talk to each other about our concerns,” Fabian told The Hub. “But it will […]

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Something in the art

  A few more colours have been added to a grocery store palate. That’s because five art class students from Ecole Boreale toiled an entire day with several paintbrushes, sharing one ladder, to cover a portion of glass at NorthMart with a colourful scene. It was part of a challenge to art students by store […]

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Hay Days a delight for all of the senses –

Senses were delighted with sight, sound and touch over the weekend as the third annual Hay Days arts, music and culture festival was held in downtown Hay River from July 6 to 8. The festival featured performances by musicians from Hay River and around the NWT.

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