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Gallery's Family Sunday presents Inuit art event

August 3, 2011

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is pleased to present a very special family Sunday of art making and cultural sharing on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. It will be an insightful showcase of the culture and arts of the far north.

Gail Hodder and Kaitlyn Porter will give a presentation on Inuit art and culture in the Sobey Gallery alongside the collection of Inuit works and representations of life in the arctic featured in the current exhibition Depiction. Hodder and Porter will tell stories of the north then teach an art activity inspired by traditional Inuit art.

Gail Hodder, visual arts educator at the Centre, lived and worked for several years in the Canadian arctic. She taught the jewellery and metal smith program at the Nunavut Arctic College for three years and was the artistic director for the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, NWT for two years.

Hodder will be joined by Kaitlyn Porter, a young volunteer from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. Kaitlyn is volunteering full time at the art gallery for six weeks as part of the Northern Youth Abroad exchange program.

The presentation and art making will be free to attend and suitable for all ages. It runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 7.

Image: Johnny Inukpuk
Mother and Child, c. 1963
carved soapstone
77.5 x 35.0 x 30.5 cm
Collection of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, CAG 64.3
Gift of The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, 1964

 

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