RT @Northern_Clips: #NWT #artists capture the beauty of the #Yukon's #Ivvavik National Park in #Inuvik exhibit http://ow.ly/1mZd4 #NNSL [full text]
Northern News Services
Published Monday, March 15, 2010
INUVIK - The majestic wilderness of the Yukon will be celebrated in Inuvik beginning on March 20.
Inuvik textile artist Carolyn Hunter hikes through the majestic hills in the Yukon's Ivvavik National Park. - photo courtesy of Carolyn Hunter
That's when Northern Images gallery is exhibiting almost 50 artworks composed by two dozen artists who recently visited Ivvavik National Park in the Northern part of the territory.
"The exhibit is a collaboration with Parks Canada to preserve the cultural heritage of the North," said gallery manager Maria Stella Patera.
The artists, who come from around the North, across Canada and beyond, created the works as part of Artists in the Park, a Parks Canada program that has organized five excursions to the park since 2003.
"These artists documented a traditional Inuvialuit environment and we are making their artworks available to the people of Inuvik," said Ifan Thomas, Superintendent for the Western Arctic Field Unit for Parks Canada.