WHITEHORSE—Kaska artist Dennis Shorty is sharing his family stories through a new display opening this month in the Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College. Shorty is known for his antler and wood carving, but this show will feature his most recent works in watercolour and ink.
“I wanted to try something new and expand my artistic endeavours,” said the Ross River-based artist.
The striking series of paintings is based on stories his grandfather told him as a young child, before he was taken to Lower Post residential school at age five. One image shows Shorty’s grandfather poised with an archer’s bow. It depicts a family story from a time before the Klondike Gold Rush.