Neil Graham exhibit to open Jan. 22nd at the Hilltop Bistro

Trifid nebula by Neil Graham
Trifid Nebula by Neil Graham

WHITEHORSE—An exhibit of new paintings by Neil Graham at Yukon College’s Hilltop Bistro invites us to consider our place in the universe.

I wanted to capture the beauty of the universe and our own flight within it. I began with images of the Horsehead Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, the Hale-Bopp comet, various galaxies and starscapes, and then added human figures and animals to bring in the natural world,” said Graham.

“As I was creating these pieces, I began to consider the origins of life in the universe and the element of human exploration of space—both via telescope and through going out there. I believe it is our destiny to reach out to the stars.”

Neil Graham is a self-taught artist whose bold, visual work has been shared through solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in France.

Waiting for the Comet by Neil Graham
Waiting for the Comet by Neil Graham

Born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut in 1959, the son of an Anglican missionary and an outpost nurse, he spent his childhood in Arctic Canada amongst the Inuit in Pangnirtung and Inukjuak. He moved to Whitehorse in 1989.

The exhibit, Starscapes: An Artist’s Perception, features six large pieces, 44 inches by 44 inches. All the pieces are for sale and all proceeds from sales go directly to the artist.

The Hilltop Bistro is a training facility for Yukon College Culinary Arts students. It is open Wednesday through Friday for lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, January 23. Reservations are recommended and can be booked by emailing: bistroreservations@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception of Starscapes: An Artist’s Perception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the artist, please visit: artsunderground.ca/artist-directory/item/neil-graham/.

To find out more about the Bistro visit: yukoncollege.yk.ca/about-us/facilities-services/hilltop-bistro.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jacqueline Bedard

Executive Director, External and Government Relations
College and External Relations
867.668.8806
jbedard@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Michael Vernon

Communications Coordinator
College and External Relations
867.668.8786
mvernon@yukoncollege.yk.ca