2017 Annual Meeting Scheduled
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society will be held in 2017 in Corning, New York, on October 27-29, 2017.
2016 Annual Meeting – October 28-30, 2016
Thank you to all who attended our 2016 annual meeting at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our agenda included the following speakers: Aaju Peter, a noted advocate for Inuit concerns; Pierre Aupilardjuk, a well-known ceramic artist from Rankin Inlet, who to demonstrated his art during the meeting; and Darlene Coward Wight, the distinguished curator of Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
In addition, the museum is holding a concurrent exhibition of Inuit art provided by IAS members. That exhibit will continue through the end of January 2017.
Alaska on Madison Gallery Closing
Sadly, we have received notice from member Ann Lesk that her gallery, Alaska on Madison, is closing this month (well, is actually closed at this time). Her website will be revamped and works will still be available from her, but you won’t be able to visit the gallery and see all the wonderful things she had amassed for collectors. Our thanks to Ann for her support for the IAS and its members.
Nunavut Animation Lab
This animated short is a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge. A cruel mother mistreats her son, feeding him dog meat and forcing him to sleep in the cold. A loon, who tells the boy that his mother blinded him, helps the child regain his eyesight. Then the boy seeks revenge, releasing his mother’s lifeline as she harpoons a whale and watching her drown. Based on a portion of the epic Inuit legend “The Blind Boy and the Loon.”
This animated short tells the story of Qalupalik, a part-human sea monster that lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and preys on children who do not listen to their parents or elders. That is the fate of Angutii, a young boy who refuses to help out in his family’s camp and who plays by the shoreline… until one day Qalupalik seizes him and drags him away. Angutii’s father, a great hunter, must then embark on a lengthy kayak journey to try and bring his son home.
Inuit Youth Take a Role in Climate Change Conference in Paris
A recent article in The Guardian – The face of climate change: how Inuit youth lead the fight to save the Arctic – is worth a look by our members (and others). http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/10/paris-climate-change-talks-arctic-inuit-youth-cop21
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
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