June 5, 2022, virtual meeting features Alaskan artist Vera Shoogukwruk

Our next virtual meeting will be on Sunday, June 5, 2022. We’re featuring Alaskan artist Vera Shoogukwruk. Vera is a Siberian Yupik/Inupiaq from St. Lawrence Island and White Mountain Alaska who has produced a beautiful collection of parkas, kamiks, mukluks, mittens, as well as jewelry to compliment her creations. She will be discussing her passion Read More …

Discussion with David Merkuratsuk

Our April 10, 2022 virtual meeting featured emerging artist David Merkuratsuk. Merkuratsuk, is an Inuk who originates from Nain, in northern Labrador, but now resides in Newfoundland. Utilizing the technique of pointillism in his work, David brings his traditional lifestyle to life for a new generation of Inuit art enthusiasts to enjoy.

2022 IAS Board

The new IAS Board had their first meeting in December, welcoming Jim Renner to the board in the position formerly held by Janet Beylin. One other change has Marie McCosh taking over as Secretary for Fred Sparling. Current IAS Board Officers: President: Michael Foor-Pessin Vice President: Larry Jacobs Treasurer: Lou Jungheim Secretary: Marie McCosh At-large Read More …

Biography of Mike Foor-Pessin

Mike Foor-Pessin is currently teaching English on both the high school and college levels. Recently, his teaching has expanded beyond the classroom into offering educational seminars on the use of mindfulness and mythological thinking to create the cosmological classroom. Three years ago, he established the Inuit Art Enthusiasts Facebook group, a social media community that Read More …