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2018 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society will be held at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Michigan, on October 19-21, 2018.

Planning is well underway for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society.

Program

While not all of the speakers have been finalized yet, our featured artist will be Damien Iqualla. Our program will also include maritime archaeologist Stephanie Grandulla.

Featured Artist: Damien Iqualla

Damien Iqualla, an emerging Inuit artist from Cambridge Bay. An artist of incredible imagination and skill, Damien will share with us his creative roots as an artist steeped in the aesthetics of the Kitikmeot Region.

Recently, with the support of the IAS, the distinctive pyroxene carving stone from Gjoa Haven has been flown into Cambridge Bay so Damien can create sculptures that will be available for members to purchase during the conference.

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Grandulla

The program will also include maritime archeologist Stephanie Grandulla from Alpena, Michigan. Stephanie is a member of the Sedna Epic Expedition Project that is studying the impact of global climate change on the fragile arctic ecosystem and on the aboriginal peoples who live there.

2018 Cape Dorset Print Release

This year’s meeting at the Dennos Museum is concurrent with the 2018 Cape Dorset print release, so participants can study the prints Friday night and bid Saturday morning before the workshops begin.

Venue

Details will be forthcoming on the location and details for the meeting.

Program: Dennos Museum, Traverse City, Michigan

Banquet: Traverse City Golf and Country Club

Accommodations: Hampton Inn, Traverse City

Registration

Registration information will be coming soon!

Check our previous meetings, including last year’s meeting in Corning New York to get an idea of what we do.

We hope to see you in Traverse City!