Government of Yukon



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March 11, 2015

Lotteries Yukon unveils commissioned art to commemorate its 40th anniversary

WHITEHORSE—Lotteries Yukon is commemorating its 40th anniversary with four commissioned works of art that are a creative expressions and interpretations of the positive impact of lotteries in Yukon.

Artists Rob Ingram, Meshell Melvin, Daphne Mennell and Lena White were selected by a jury for the aesthetic and technical quality and the conceptual strength of their work.

The artworks will be unveiled tomorrow at the Lotteries Yukon office in Whitehorse, where they will remain on display.

“These wonderfully dynamic and playful works exemplify the pursuit of dreams, whether it’s supporting a budding artist or assisting the next Olympic hopeful,” Yukon Lottery Commission acting chair and CEO Frank Curlew said. “They exude a sense of inspiration, hope and possibility, all of which reflect the objectives of the Yukon Lottery Commission.”

Over the past 40 years the Yukon Lottery Commission has reinvested more than $42 million of lottery revenue into Yukon communities for artistic, athletic and recreational endeavours.

Learn more: Lotteries Yukon

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Colleen Parker
General Manager, Lotteries Yukon
(867) 633-7899
colleen.parker@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #15-080