If you are in Skagway this week, come see some films and postcards from the journey 4 years ago!
***CHANGE OF VENUE*** Come to the Skagway Visitor Center at 7pm for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Klondike-Goldrush. Cake and Artist’s Talk to follow soon after.
I’ll be on CBC radio with Dave White talking about the residency and the first animated postcard! Reposting the Postcard below for the benefit of radio listeners. You can listen to the interview on the CBC website here.
Back in 1898, thousands of men and women arrived in Skagway with gold fever. They were headed for the Klondike goldfields over the Chilkoot Pass. Around their necks, they carried packets of fermented dough to make bread on their long, cold journey. If they made it through their first year in the bitter North, they were dubbed “sourdoughs”, after the bread that kept them alive during the endless night of winter.
Animation: Corrie Francis Parks
Banjo Pickin’ : Ranger Kyle Kaiser
Interviews recorded at the top of Chilkoot Pass.
This is the first in a series of animated postcards from Chilkoot Pass. Read more about the project here. These mini-documentaries are rooted in reality, with live interviews and photos from the Chilkoot Trail providing a catalyst for my personal memories and playful reinterpretations of history. As an artist, this is about as fun as it gets!
The winter edition of Mountain Outlaw Magazine just hit the stands here in Montana. If you manage to get your hands on a copy, turn to page 52. You might see someone you recognize – me! I’ve contributed a photo essay about my 2 weeks as Artist-in Residence on the Chilkoot Trail. It’s full of interesting historical facts and some of the artwork I created on the trail.
If you aren’t passing through Montana anytime soon, you can read the full article online here: Postcard from Chilkoot Pass And you can flip through the entire magazine, an excellent read, at explorebigsky.com