July 27 - August 10
Summer Salon - Cape Dorset Inuit Artists with selected
yumart gallery artists.
by William Huffman.
Arts was established in 1978 as the marketing
division of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
Located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, the cooperative
is unique for its focus on the development of the
arts and artists in the community. Among the many
initiatives undertaken by Dorset Fine Arts is the
annual release of its print collection. Each year,
since 1959, the launch of this original print
compendium has been highly anticipated,
particularly the stonecut and lithographic works.
The cooperative proudly represents the many
acclaimed stone sculptors and graphic artists who
are responsible for the distinctive aesthetic
created at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, the
oldest art print shop in Canada. Sales and
exhibitions of prints, drawings, and sculptures
are generated through the Dorset Fine Arts offices
in Toronto to galleries internationally.
Pitseolak Qimirpik, Rabbit Listening to Music,