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 …

Biography of Marion (Mame) Jackson

Marion (Mame) Jackson is Professor Emerita at The University of Michigan and Wayne State University (Detroit) and taught also at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada); she worked closely with Inuit artists and with Canadian national institutions in organizing exhibitions of contemporary Inuit art in the 1980s and 1990s. Mame is Co-Curator for Tillirnanngittuq, will discuss this exhibition Read More …

Biography of Christine Lalonde

Christine Lalonde is a curator and art historian who has worked with Inuit artists since the mid-1990s and is currently the Associate Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Her many exhibition projects have advanced the understanding of Inuit art and represent a balance between theory and practice, between commemorating Read More …

Biography of Heather Igloliorte

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar and independent curator who holds the University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement at Concordia University, which is seated on unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation,who are recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. This area is historically known as a Read More …