Program Agenda – Annual Meeting 2009

This program is being presented by the Inuit Art Society (IAS) in cooperation with the Dennos Museum Center (DMC) in Traverse City, MI, located on the main campus of Northwestern Michigan College.


4:00 p.m.
Registration table opens. New members welcome!
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cape Dorset Fine Art Prints with the lottery of 2009 Cape Dorset prints hosted by the Dennos Museum Center.
A wine and cheese reception will be held prior to the lottery and sale.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Marketplace is open
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening statement by Event Co-Chair, Ann Conway, and introductions and acknowledgements by Gabe Rosenberg, IAS President
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker, Sheila Romalis, “Comparison of Greenland and Canadian Inuit Culture”
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Marketplace is open
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker, Bob O’Hara, “Exploring the Land of the Inuit via Four Decades of Canoeing Arctic Rivers
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Marketplace is open
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker, Sheila Romalis, “Tupilaks: East Greenland Spirit and Culture”
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Marketplace is open
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting – IAS Members Only
Non-members are welcome to visit the Marketplace or explore the Traverse City area
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour (cash bar) for IAS members and guests at Top of the Park in the Park Place Hotel
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 or later
Dinner (same location)


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Marketplace is open
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker, Lorne Balshine, “Shamanism in Inuit Art”
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Film, “Palo’s Wedding”, with comments and a follow-up discussion lead by Sheila Romalis
11:30 – 12 Noon
Concluding remarks by Gabe Rosenberg, IAS President
12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting of the 2009 and 2010 Event Planning Committees and Treasurer

Maps and addresses will be available at the IAS registration table for those wishing to spend the afternoon taking a color tour, a winery tour or visiting nearby homes with Inuit art displays.