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Inuit Artist’s Carvings on Display in WAG Exhibit

August 8, 2010 7:06 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

An Inuit artist with over 60 years of carving experience will have his artwork on display at an upcoming exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Kiugak Ashoona: Stories and Imaginings from Cape Dorset” will have a public opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 19 at the WAG. A highlight of the opening will be a throat-singing performance by Ashoona’s daughter, Goota Ashoona.

The exhibition consists of 19 drawings and 30 sculptures, drawn from the collections of the WAG, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and several other public and private collections.

The carvings will be on view until December 5.