“… In Klondike Colours, in which each page features original line drawings by Canadian artist Andrée Bélanger, modern-day tourists with cameras and RVs explore the Klondike alongside stampede-era prospectors and gussied-up dancehall girls. The ghosts of Dawson past roam every page, just as they stroll the streets of the real-world Dawson in period (or not-so-period) costume, and sit rustily inside display cases filled with aesthetically pleasing ye olden goods. …”
And more goodness!
Thanks for the shout-out Becky! It was so lovely meeting you and getting to show you around town a bit!
The work of Bohden, the colouring table supervisor. And a great job he did!
Coloured by Andree!
Work of Reuben, the tireless launch caterer.
“It looks just like Dawson!” -Tyler, age 21
“Making Dawson even more colourful than it already is!” -Kimberly, Age 25
“I like this colouring book because it’s so fun to colour!” -Leilani, age 14
Which do you like best? Give it a “like” if it’s your fave! Email me your Klondike Colours art, and I’ll add it to the gallery. (Or if yours is here and unattributed, please, let me know.)
There are many more photos to come, and a few videos… but for your first glance, below we have one of our young volunteers sporting his Klondike Colours tshirt, and showing off his coloured page! This young man was our excellent Colouring Station Supervisor, and did a bang up job with that and many other launch tasks… and he did a great job colouring to boot! Thanks Bo!
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, May 18th for the launch of Klondike Colours! For those in Dawson City, this is your one and only chance to get your copy of Klondike Colours personally signed by the artist, so please do drop by and say hi!
We’ve got another two weeks or so until the actual books are in our hands… would anyone like to get an advance look at one of the pages? Andree did them all as double-page spreads, and all as Dawson City (and area) images combining present and future. Which would you like to see?
Klondike Colours is a colouring book like no other. Printed on high quality art paper, the carefully crafted images seamlessly weave together modern and iconic gold-rush era scenes. It’s like seeing the ghosts of the Dawson-that-was in the midst of Dawson-that-is! All of time exists in the same time and place…for your colouring pleasure.
Visual artist Andrée Bélanger loves history and art, and relishes epic wilderness and quirky colours of people and places, especially Dawson City. Originally from the Lower St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec, she studied art at the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City in 2012/13. A citizen of the world, you will find her at home anywhere she can observe the interesting animals, people and civilizations that so fascinate her and inform her artistic discipline.
Klondike Colours will be available in May 2014 at fine bookstores in the Yukon, or directly from the publisher.