I’m calling this #ThrowbackThursday because it’s Thursday and this is a throwback to 5 years ago when I got to go to Dawson City, Yukon for a 5 week residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture.

Next week, I’m heading back for a solo exhibition at ODD Gallery showing some work I created during that residency and I find myself reflecting on the time I spent there. It was September/October 2011, the tourists had left and the darkness of winter was creeping in. Since then, it has been a dream of mine to experience the summer months, when it’s just as beautiful and a lot busier, I’m sure.

Here are some snapshots of the beautiful territory of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in from 2011:



One of the highlights of that trip was finding myself at a dinner with Thomas King and Sharon Shorty aka Gramma Susie. I remember texting my cousin Mika saying “I’m going to dinner with Thomas King! What should I ask him?!” …only in Dawson.


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-JT Arcand

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