CHON Interview with Shane Wilson about Sculpture Unveilings



LINK: Listen to this CHON FM Radio interview on YouTube

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Peter Novak, CHON FM Host - Canadian Roots
It's exactly sixteen minutes before one o'clock on Canadian Roots, from CHON FM.

This evening in Whitehorse, at the Yukon Arts Centre, there will be an unveiling of some new works of sculpture. Joining me now is the artist, Shane Wilson.
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'Recovered Artwork Repaired, is Returned to the Games Centre' - Whitehorse Star

'Good As New' - Whitehorse Star, front page, Dec 3, 2008
Star Photo by Vince Fedoroff

Good As New - Artist Shane Wilson attended Tuesday evening's unveiling of "Yukon Seasons" at the Canada Games Centre. The carving he created was stolen, recovered and needed some repairs before being placed back in the Centre. Read More...

CBC Radio One Whitehorse: Al Foster interiews Shane Wilson on Yukon Seasons Unveiling




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Al Foster, CBC Reporter
There was a special unveiling last evening at the Canada Games Centre. The Yukon's Tourism Minister, Elaine Taylor, was on hand for the event.

Yukoners were celebrating the return of "Yukon Seasons".
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Sounds from the Unveiling of Yukon Seasons, by Tanya Blakney, CKRW The Rush





Note: For the full text of the speeches please see the
'Video Clips from "Yukon Seasons" Unveiling entry.
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Heather Leduc, Curator, Department of Tourism and Culture, Yukon Government
"Yukon Seasons" is significant not only for its artistic virtuosity but also because of the space it fills in the hearts of those who visit it here. Read More...

'Saisons yukonnaises - retrouvée, retapée et réinstallée' - L'Aurore Boréale

'Saisons yukonnaises - retrouvée, retapée et réinstallée' - L'Aurore Boréale Read More...

CHON-FM: Sculptor and Curator Discuss Return of Stolen Sculpture




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Alisha Rosenberger, CHON FM Reporter
It was a long awaited reunion for former Yukon artist Shane Wilson. After seeing pictures of his recovered sculpture, "Yukon Seasons", he returned to Whitehorse yesterday to assess the damage in person. Wilson says it was much less than he expected. Read More...

CBC Whitehorse, Noon Show: Artist Reunited and Skullpture Donation




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Cheryl Kawaja, Host, CBC Whitehorse Noon Show
Well Shane Wilson is unveiling a new work of art and hoping to put an old one back together.

The former Yukoner is now based in British Columbia. He's back in the Territory to unveil a series of sculptures in Haines Junction.

He's also hoping to take a look at a carving that was damaged in a recent theft. "Yukon Seasons" is an elaborately carved moose head, lifted from the Canada Games Centre last year. After being on the wanted list for several months it was finally returned but the thieves had damaged the piece.

Shane Wilson obviously has a lot on his plate but he's taken some time out to chat with me here this afternoon.
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CBC Radio News: Sculptor Reunited With Stolen Sculpture




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Sandy Coleman, Host, CBC Whitehorse Morning Show
A Yukon sculptor got a first-hand look yesterday at the damage done to his artwork. The moose antler carving was stolen last fall from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. It resurfaced a few months ago in less than pristine condition. As Susan Stanley reports, it will take time to repair the piece, but the damage could have been much worse. Read More...

'Stolen Sculpture Reunited with Artist for First Time' - Whitehorse Star


by Jason Unrau
Star Reporter

REUNITED - Artist Shane Wilson got to inspect his sculpture for the first time since it was stolen from the Canada Games Centre and eventually returned anonymously to the RCMP detachment.

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'Recovery of Stolen Carving Gives Reason to Celebrate', Yukon Government Release #08-085


FOR RELEASE     #08-085 April 11, 2008

Recovery of Stolen Carving Gives Reason to Celebrate

LINK: YTG Press Release Archive

WHITEHORSE - The Yukon government is very pleased the artwork entitled Yukon Seasons has been recovered by the RCMP, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced today. Read More...

"Carver Thrilled by Recovery of Antlers" - Whitehorse Star

Whitehorse Star - Apr 11, 2008 - Headline (carved moose antler sculpture)
by Sarah Niman
Star Reporter

The artist of a recently-returned antler carving says he is thrilled the story has a happy ending.

Shane Wilson is the artist behind 'Yukon Seasons,' a carved set of antlers that had been stolen from the Canada Games Centre last September.

The antlers were returned to the RCMP by an anonymous person Tuesday.
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"You Humans Call This a Theft ..." Editorial Cartoon - Yukon News

Editorial Cartoon - Yukon News - April 14, 2008 (carved moose antler skull sculpture)
Cartoon as it appeared in the on-line version of the Yukon News, by Wyatt Tremblay

Editorial Cartoon - Yukon News - April 14, 2008 (carved moose antler skull sculpture)
Cartoon as it appeared in the Yukon News print version, by Wyatt Tremblay

"You humans call this a theft ... I prefer to think of it as an act of reparation." Bullwinkle
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'Artwork's Recover Pleases Minister' - Whitehorse Star

Moose Antler Sculpture Recovery Pleases Government - Whitehorse Star
The Yukon government is pleased the moose antlers artwork entitled 'Yukon Seasons' has been recovered by the RCMP, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor said Friday.

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'Le Panache au Bercail' - L'Aurore boreale

'Le Panache au Bercail' - L'Aurore Boréale
L'Aurore boréale, page 7, Whitehorse, Yukon, le vendredi 21 septembre 2007
Photo: Arthur Nault

De bonnes nouvelles pour tous les Yukonnais: la sculpture de Shane Wilson, volée au Centre des Jeux du Canada le 15 septembre dernier, a été retournée.
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'Moose Antler Sculpture Returned Anonymously' - CBC's Russ Knutson Interviews Sculptor Shane Wilson




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Russ Knutsen, Host, Afternoon Show, CBC Whitehorse
What may have been the biggest art theft in the history of the Yukon isn't completely solved yet, but there's certainly some good news today for sculptor Shane Wilson and for the Territory as a whole. This week the sculpture, an entire moose skull and antlers carved into northern imagery, was recovered by RCMP after they received a tip.

We've reached Shane in Nanaimo ...
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'Stolen Carving Recovered by the Police' - CBC Radio News, by Dave Croft




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CBC Announcer
Sculptor Shane Wilson is relieved and happy, that a work of his that had been stolen has been recovered by the police.

The piece was stolen last September from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. But now it's back in the hands of the Yukon Government's Arts Branch.

Dave Croft reports ...
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"The Antlers Came Back" - Yukon News

Yukon News - Apr 11, 2008 - Headline (carved moose antler)
Artist Shane Wilson is "absolutely thrilled" his stolen artwork has been found.

The carved moose antlers, named 'Yukon Seasons', featured iconic images of the territory and its animals.

The antlers were stolen from the Canada Games Centre in September.

This Tuesday, the $50,000 sculpture was returned to RCMP by a person who wishes to remain anonymous.
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CBC-TV Northbeat: 'Yukon Seasons' Artist Reunited with Sculpture




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
It's one of the most talked about pieces of Yukon Art, at least in terms of what's happened to it in its short history. Now, in the latest chapter, the unique piece of art has been reunited with its creator after being stolen and damaged.

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"Stolen Antlers Suddenly Turn Up" - Whitehorse Star

'Stolen Antlers Suddenly Turn Up' - Whitehorse Star Article - April 10, 2008
Carved antlers stolen from the Canada Games Centre have been anonymously returned to the RCMP.

On Tuesday, an unnamed person simply returned the sculpture, valued at $50,000, to the M Division RCMP headquarters on Fourth Avenue, police announced today.
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"Yukon Seasons" Returned - CBC As It Happens - Carol Off Interviews Shane Wilson




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Barbara Budd - Host CBC As It Happens
Shane Wilson spent years carving the elaborately detailed sculpture of a moose skull and antlers that he called, 'Yukon Seasons.' He then presented the artwork as a gift to the City of Whitehorse, the community that had nurtured him as an artist.

But apparently, someone wanted to nurture the sculpture itself, in private! Because last September it was stolen, in the dead of night from its home in the Canada Games Centre.

Shane Wilson thought he'd never see 'Yukon Seasons' again. But today, the stolen antlers are back where they belong!

We reached Mr. Wilson at his home in Nanaimo, B.C.
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'Yukon Seasons' Registered with the Art Loss Register - CBC Feature Interview with Christopher A. Marinello Executive Director & General Counsel of The Art Loss Register, New York, USA




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Sandy Coleman - CBC Whitehorse Morning Show Host
The Art Loss Register recovers lost and stolen art, antiques and collectibles from around the world. In the past it has helped recover multi-million dollar paintings by the likes of Picasso. Now it's going to be used in the search for the Shane Wilson carved moose antler sculpture that was heisted from the Canada Games complex last fall.

Chris Marinello is the organization's Director and General Counsel and he joins us this morning from New York.



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'Yukon Seasons' Registered with Art Loss Register'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - by Susan Stanley




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CBC Newsreader
The search for a stolen Yukon sculpture has not resulted in any leads so far, but the piece is now registered with the world's largest database for lost and stolen art. As Susan Stanley reports, the Art Loss Register has a proven track record of recovering multi-million dollar pieces:

Susan Stanley, CBC Reporter
Works by Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne have all been stolen and later recovered by the Art Loss Register. The work of a former Yukon artist was stolen too, but so far, not been found. Read More...

'Yukon Seasons' Not Insured'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - Laurel Parry and Shane Wilson Interviews




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Sandy Coleman - CBC Whitehorse Morning Show Host
Well, you may remember last September a massive moose antler sculpture was stolen from the Canada Games Centre, called one of the largest art heists in the Territory's history. It went missing during a power outage. So far Whitehorse RCMP have not located the sculpture.

In just a few minutes we'll speak to Shane Wilson, the former Yukon artist who created it, but first Laurel Parry is here. She's the Manager of the Yukon Arts Branch.

How does the government insure, or does it insure its art in the permanent collection?
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'The Great Antler Heist' - Yukon News

Yukon News - Sept 17, 2007 - Headline (carved moose antler)
Yukon News - Sept 17, 2007 - Article (carved moose antler)
Thieves Boost Moose Sculpture From Games Centre
by Jeremy Warren
Yukon News Reporter

Picasso, Van Gogh, Munch and Rembrant: they have all had their art stolen. Now sculptor Shane Wilson can ass his name to the list.

"As an artist, when your art is stolen for the first time, I guess it means you've arrived," said Wilson.

Wilson's sculpture, a full moose skull and antler carving worth about $50,000, was stolen from a display case in the Canada Games Centre on Saturday morning.
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'Whitehorse Art Stolen During Power Outage' - CBCnews.ca - Arts and Entertainment


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A power outage across the southern Yukon over the weekend may have helped a thief nab an artwork from Whitehorse's Canada Games Centre.

According to staff at the centre, a moose antler carving valued at about $50,000 went missing sometime between midnight and 6 a.m CT. Around 3:40 a.m., the city had a blackout that lasted over an hour. Read More...

'Power Outage Provides Opportunity for a Thief' - CBC-TV Northbeat




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
A late night power outage over the weekend in Whitehorse may have provided the perfect opportunity for a thief. A unique and valuable carving was stolen from the Canada Games Centre early Saturday morning. Al Foster has details of the daring robbery,

Al Foster, CBC Reporter
This was the place where a piece by carver Shane Wilson had been displayed. The work features a moose skull with elaborately carved antlers. It's valued at $50,000 and took over three years to create.
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'Moose Antler Carving Valued at $50000 Missing' - CBC National Radio One and Two - Top News Story by Cheryl Kawaja




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CBC National Newsreader
A power outage across the southern Yukon over the weekend may have helped a thief nab some art work at Whitehorse's Canada Games Centre.

When the lights came back on a moose antler carving, valued at about $50,000 was missing. Cheryl Kawaja reports.
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'Yukon's Own Thomas Crowne Affair' - CBC Radio One - Q Featurette




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Sandy Coleman, CBC Announcer - Introduction
Well, a massive power outage, that plunges much of the Yukon into darkness, security cameras rendered useless. While staff are resetting alarms at the Canada Games Centre, a $50,000 piece of art mysteriously goes missing. Coincidence, or a version of the Yukon's very own 'Thomas Crowne Affair'? Here's some reaction from the artist, Shane Wilson:
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'Bullwinkle's New Antlers' - Yukon News - Editorial Cartoon

Yukon News - Editorial Cartoon by Wyatt (carved moose antler)
Yukon News Editorial Cartoon by Wyatt Tremblay

"Gee, Rocky, Where'd You Get These Fancy New Antlers?"
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'Orignal en Cavale ...' - L'Aurore boreale

'Orignal en Cavale ...' - L'Aurore Boréale
L'Aurore boréale, page 7, Whitehorse, Yukon, le vendredi 21 septembre 2007
Photo: Arthur Nault

La samedi matin 15 septembre, la GRC recevait un appel pour signaler une entrée par effraction au Centre des Jeux du Canada. Arrivés sur place, ils découvraient que la sculpture de Shane Wilson, réalisée dans un panache d'orignal et représentant des scènes de la vie sauvage du Yukon, était disparue. Rien d'autre n'a été endommagé ou volé a l'intérieur du Centre des Jeux.

Retrouvera-t-on la sculpture en vente sur eBay?

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'Thief Gets Away With Valuable Art' - CBC Radio News Whitehorse




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
Good morning, I'm Ellen Jones with the CBC News.

A power outage may have helped a thief get away with some public art. When the lights came back on Saturday morning a valuable carving was missing from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. Vic Eschenko reports:
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'$50,000 Sculpture Pilfered' - Whitehorse Star

Whitehorse Star - Sept 17, 2007 - Headline (carved moose antler)
Whitehorse Star - Sept 17, 2007 - Article (carved moose antler)
Sculptor Deeply Saddened By Theft
by Stephanie Waddell
Whitehorse Daily Star Reporter

A moose antler sculpture, valued at $50,000 and was three years in the making, has been stolen from the Canada Games Centre.

"It was a gift to the people of the Yukon," local artist Shane Wilson, who donated the piece to the city, said in an interview this morning.

The donation was inspired by Ruth McCullough, who has contributed a lot to the Yukon arts community, Wilson said. He pointed to her work in establishing the territory's Permanent Art Collection and other initiatives.

Wilson, who's out of town, learned of the theft this morning after his wife heard about it on the radio.
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'Yukon Seasons' Not Insured'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - by Susan Stanley




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Ellen Jones CBC Newsreader
A former Yukon Artist is not optimistic his stolen sculpture will be found.

Shane Wilson donated the work to the Territory's Permanent Collection. It was on display at the Canada Games Centre before it was stolen last September.

As Susan Stanley reports, Wilson would like to see the Yukon Government insure its Permanent Collection.
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'Valuable Art Missing' - Nancy Thompson interviews Shane Wilson - CBC Radio Whitehorse, Noon Show




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Nancy Thompson, Host, CBC Radio Whitehorse Noon Show
A valuable piece of art went missing from the Canada Games Centre, this weekend at some point early Saturday morning. A thief or thieves made off with an intricate antler carving. There was also a power outage around the same time. Police are reviewing security cameras, but the person most surprised might be the artist who crafted the work. Shane Wilson spent three years carving the piece he calls 'Yukon Seasons'. We've reached him on the line from BC. Hello there. Read More...