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Theater: “A Big Blue Nail” Tells the Story of Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary at the North Pole

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Loy Arcenas stages a new play by Carlyle Brown, “A Big Blue Nail,” at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago (January 25 – March 2, 2008). Long underappreciated in the annals of polar exploration, Matthew Henson partnered with Robert E. Peary on his most ambitious expeditions to the North, and traveled over 9,000 miles by […]

2008 Wilderness Canoe Symposium (Feb. 08 and 09, Toronto)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

A reminder that the annual Wilderness Canoe Symposium is close to two weeks away (February 8th and 9th) at Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto, Ontario. The general theme is the same as last year: “Northern Travels and Northern Perspectives (Part VII),” and includes presentations from authors, canoers and filmmakers from across Canada and the U.S. […]

“North” by Heather Christian

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Thinking of winter, snowy shorelines, love, distance, and longing, a new work by Heather Christian debuts in New York (Jan. 18 – Feb. 02, 2008). Not necessarily the remote arctic, but full of delicate self-expression and quietly reflective songwriting, “North” brings together music, dance, video, snowy costumes, and a crystalline outdoor living room to explore […]

Video and Sound Installation Transforms Gehry Structure into Giant Iceberg

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Cape Farewell expedition organizer and video artist David Buckland and soundscape composer Max Eastley visit Chicago’s Millennium Park as part of the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival. The Eastly composition was played throughout the day at the Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Nov. 3, 4, 10, and 11, and included strange and otherworldly sounds […]

Book Launch: 50 Years of Printmaking at Cape Dorset

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Kinngait Studios (the graphics program of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) is a printmaking co-operative that has provided 50 years of support to independent community artists in the North, and was influential in reshaping community development approaches in Nunavut and beyond. “Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective” examines the 50 year history of this dynamic Inuit […]

2008 Métis Canoe Expedition Seeks Members

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The expedition is a third of it’s kind, and will retrace historic voyageur routes in Ontario and the Prairies in a 26-foot replica birchbark canoe. The web site features extensive information on previous expeditions: member biographies, photo galleries, videos, press release, journals. Here is the full announcement: Métis Canoe Expedition Seeking Young Adventurers In 2003 […]

CPAWS (Yukon): Three Rivers Canada Tour (April 11 – May 17, 2007)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is sponsoring a 12 city Canadian tour of their Three River’s conservation campaign to protect and maintain the ecological integrity of the Peel River Watershed, which includes the Snake, Wind, and Bonnet Plume Rivers. Presentations will feature a short film by Marten Berkman, which […]

East 3 to Debut at the New York Underground Film Festival

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is the subject of a documentary film to debut at the New York Underground Film Festival by British filmmaker Mr. Young on April 1, 2007. Described as chilling and surreal, the film examines the imperfect balance of traditional and modern lifestyles, and features stories of hunting and trapping, the […]

Canoecopia 2007 (March 9-11)

Monday, March 5th, 2007

An event that draws canoe and paddle enthusiasts from across the country is set to begin this Friday in Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by Rutabega Paddlesports, the outdoors expo includes an extensive exhibitor list of popular manufacturers of paddle gear and boats, and a full weekend of speakers. Some topics include James Raffan on the Life […]

Fort William Mountain Festival 2007 (UK)

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

The Fort William Mountain Festival 2007 begins this week in the UK, and lasts until March 3rd. Highlights include the Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival, exhibition from the Royal Geographical Society (“Antarctic Witness: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition“), mountain skills and John Muir Trust writing workshops, and expedition paddling events with sea kayaker Allan Ellard […]