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Save The Date – October 9-11, 2015

 “Off The Island”

Art of the Kivalliq Region and of Greenlandic artist Jonas Faber

The IAS 2015 Annual Meeting will be in Minnesota, near the Twin Cities International Airport in Bloomington, at the Bloomington Holiday Inn. We are planning a meeting that will focus on the art of the communities on the western edge of Hudson’s Bay – Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Baker Lake, etc.

Speakers & Guest Artist: Jonas Faber, noted Greenlandic Inuit artist, will be our guest artist at our 2015 annual meeting. Norman Zepp, an IAS member and noted curator will be our featured speaker on the classic and contemporary art of the Kivalliq region.  IAS board member Michael Foor-Pessin will talk about collecting art from the Kivalliq region. We are expecting a vibrant Marketplace, with several galleries represented and works by our guest artist.  A full agenda will be posted soon with additional registration details.

Article by Phil Power, President & Founder of the Center for Michigan

Members will remember the opening session at our 2010 meeting at Cranbrook, where Mr Power and John Houston recalled the early days of contemporary Inuit art. Mr. Power and his wife recently revisited Cape Dorset, and he has published an article on his experience and reminiscences: http://bridgemi.com/2014/04/boiled-duck-angry-bear-and-the-remorseless-twilight-of-arctic-life/

Meet Our Current President

Lou JungheimLou Jungheim My interest in Inuit art was kindled in 1983 while attending a chemistry conference in Waterloo, Ontario. The university there had a small gallery and I fell in love with a whale sculpture on display.

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