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Updated Tuesday, December 23, 2008, by Northern News Services.
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German Cantillo and Ryan Conroy of Santa Lucia perform on the main stage at Folk on the Rocks in 2008. - photo courtesy of Rachael MacNeill
Art fights any depression

In these great times of economic uncertainty, many investors pour their money into gold. A sounder investment, whatever the state of the economy, is music.   News LinkContinued


See also:
News LinkLloyd Thrasher on disc - Dec. 228
News LinkBody, mind and spirit - Dec. 20
News LinkThink outside the mall - Dec. 19
News LinkNew studio, new energy - Dec. 18
News LinkThe sound of Old Town - Dec. 17



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Painter Ann Timmins exhibited her three-piece mural, titled Elation, at the Aurora Arts Society Art Expo on Saturday. - Daron Letts/NNSL photo
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Art Expo fills multiplex

Painter Ann Timmins displayed a three-panel mural titled Elation during last Saturday's Aurora Arts Society Art Expo at the Multiplex. Commissioned by the society, the 24-by-four-foot work will soon be installed on the side of the Diamond Plaza building downtown. Painted on three Creozone panels measuring eight by four feet, the mural features colours inspired by the hues and spring shades found on the ice roads along Great Slave Lake, Timmins said.   News LinkContinued


See also:
News LinkArtist challenges basketry traditions



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E-mail: entertainment@nnsl.com

Library events in 2009

The Hay River Centennial Library is all set for 2009. The library has already planned a month filled with all sorts of activities to inspire families to adopt literacy skills as a new year's resolution.

Monkeying around story time takes place on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. Children aged three to six who are accompanied by a parent are welcome to join in. Other family members may come, too. The Hay River Literacy Society is organizing the presentation.

Anyone who has participated in the knitting of caps for African newborns in 2008 is encouraged to drop in to the library for an appreciation coffee party on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. Knitters can bring any finished caps.

Early Christmas present

Dec. 16 was a festive day in Jean Marie River.

Students at Louie Norwegian school put on their Christmas concert in the afternoon. The performance was followed by a visit from Santa and a community feast.

- Roxanna Thompson

Dennis Allen launches website

Dennis Victor Allen is offering up a fresh serving of his debut album Wayward Son online at www.dennisvictorallen.com.

You can preview all 12 tracks on the album on the website as well as leave a comment about what you think.

The Inuvik-born songwriter is now based in Whitehorse. He performed songs from the 2008 album in his hometown earlier this year as part of the Great Northern Arts Festival.

- Dez Loreen

Don't forget the big metal tour

Fort Smith rockers State of the Art will make their way across the region over the holidays for a number of shows for all ages.

The mayhem starts on Saturday Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. with a show in Inuvik at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex.

The next night, the band plays for a younger audience at Ingamo Hall. That show starts at 8 p.m. and is for youth up to the age of 18.

On Dec. 29, the band finishes the tour with a show at Kitti Hall in Tuktoyaktuk at 8 p.m. The show is for all ages.

The band will showcase songs from their upcoming album during the tour.

Ashoona studio

Goota Ashoona, originally from Cape Dorset, opened a new studio in downtown Yellowknife last month.

She and her son, 20-year-old carver Joe Ashoona, and husband, carver Bob Kussy, moved from an Old Town studio into the new space.

Goota is working on a large collection of figurative carvings in whale bone and soapstone to fill orders from the south this winter.

Online Inuit art

The first Inuit Art online auction of the new year is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 and will run until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22.

The featured sculptures include wide selection of work by Noah Nowrakudluk and Charlie Inukpuk of Inukjuak and early work by the late Conlucy Nayoumealook, Tania Qumaluk, Davidee Saumik and Allie Appaqaq.

The themes include figurative carvings of hunters and women on the land, seals, otters, owls, birds and polar bears. For more information, consult the Waddingtons.ca website.



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