The Under Achievers
Show statement by Juliann Fraser
The Under Achievers was born in September, 2016. As an employee at Arts Underground, I realized this was the perfect opportunity to start the painting group I had so often dreamed of. Arts Underground had the ideal space; and how many amateur artists had I met there who seemed to be searching for the same thing?
By the summer of 2017, The Under Achievers was a full blown painting club. More than a dozen painters of all sorts were dropping in and out of our twice-per-month sessions, while at least half were showing up religiously to paint with one-another. That summer, we put our 'underground' meetings on hold in exchange for inspiring outings, such as hiking up the Sam McGee trail. I was literally on top of the world with folks who could talk about art for hours, just like me. Then we started talking about a show.
We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to promote our work, which in many ways is the product of our time together as The Under Achievers. We also hope it will also inspire other developing artists to join us.
The Under Achievers are Juliann Fraser, Rebecca Law, Lisa Moore and Terri-Lynn Driemeyer. The Under Achievers meet every other Tuesday at Arts Underground from 6:30-9:30pm. The next session will be March 6th - anyone with a Yukon Art Society membership is welcome to join!
Poster image by Lisa Moore.
Participating Under Achievers are:
Opening reception Friday March 2nd 5-7pm
Exhibition on until March 31st 2018