The Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College is a fine dining training facility for Yukon College Food and Beverage, and Culinary Arts students.
COME JOIN US FOR LUNCH
Hilltop Bistro opens for the winter on January 10, 2017.
The Bistro is open for lunch Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with seatings at 11.00, 11.15, 11:30, 11:45, 12:00, and 12:15.
The menu changes bi-weekly and can be viewed on our community hub page.
Reservations are required: email@example.com
BOOK THE BISTRO FOR YOUR EVENT
Capacity: 45 for standing reception or sit-down dinner. Bar service and catering are available.
For private event booking, please contact Gene Batten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 867.668.8855.
The Hilltop Bistro also operates as a Community Gallery, showcasing a new artist every fall and winter term. For information on how to have your artwork featured in the Bistro, email email@example.com
Mark Preston is the featured artist for the Winter 2016-17 term. His show is titled: WHITE SPACE.
Mark began studying silver carving under renowned Gitksan artist Phil Janzé while attending K'san in Hazelton, BC. He then began learning the techniques of wood carving. Mark is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums. His contemporary pieces are inspired by minimalism and abstraction.
Mark recontextualizes northwest Coast formline shapes by making precise cutouts into panels, thus turning traditional shapes into negative space.
His minimalist, all-white motif symbolizes clarity, peacefulness, and open-mindedness. In this same vein, many of Mark's pieces are purposely left untitled to allow for open interpretation of their meanings.
Mark cites European masters Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as early influences, though works by Picasso, Mark Rothko, and Northwest Coast artists like Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Roy Vickers, and Ted Harrison, have served to influence his more recent works.
"White has long been a symbol of purity or of spirituality, In this case I work with this notion or understanding, as well there is a kind of metaphor or play on the shadow idea. In that I am literally creating something from nothing (void) that the shadow is only visible with the light source (the light as in being aware or having knowledge)... That the light or the awareness brings us out of our ignorance or out of darkness."
Cultural Group: Tlingit
Birthplace: Dawson City, Yukon