New works for Yukon's permanent art collection

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The Yukon’s permanent art collection is growing. 

Out in the Open, a show featuring 14 new works selected from across the territory, opened Friday in Whitehorse. 

Among the diverse group of new visual pieces is a large beaded pendant by Cohen Quash. At 14 years old, the Watson Lake resident is the youngest artist to ever have work acquired for the collection. 

“I’m feeling really good and a little overwhelmed,” he said at the opening reception at the Jim Smith Building in Whitehorse among a large crowd. “But I am feeling really good about myself right now.” 

Cohen Quash, an artist of Kaska/Tlingit/Taltan ancestry is the youngest person to have a piece acquired by the

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