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Warm Reception for Uuturautiit

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Uuturautiit Opening Reception

Last night visitors braved the cold to attend to provide a warm welcome at the Opening Reception for Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking. We would like to thank Mayor Flewwelling and Mr. Earl Dreeshan, MP, for remarks and everyone who attended.

Catering was provided by Boulevard Restaurant located in the Holiday Inn & Suites on Gasoline Alley, and featured a fantastic assortment of Arctic Char, Bison Wellingtons and more.

We would like to share a comment with you from Teresa Nueman, Community and Program Facilitator, Performing Arts, City of Red Deer who attended the event.

Uuturautiit Exhibition at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery

Before I do much of anything else this morning, I want to share with you all my excitement over the Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking Exhibition that has just opened at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and runs until April 1. I was fortunate to attend the opening reception last evening and the exhibition is absolutely beautiful. This is a very important exhibition, organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Dorset Fine Arts. It features the complete 1959 inaugural collection from this famous northern printmaking collective, re-assembled for the first time in five decades. Also featured are contemporary works from the still vibrant Cape Dorset printmaking group, some of who are original members, and many of who are second or third generation family members.

Red Deer is the only Alberta stop for this travelling exhibition. This was made possible by the recent renovations to the Museum and Art Gallery which brought our museum up to the standards necessary to host such an important show. It is an absolute must see. Making this time at the Museum even more exciting will be the addition of Cape Dorset prints from the MAG’s own collection, which will run January 28 to March 4. They have a wonderful line up of speakers, films and activities over the next two months to truly bring the experience of this wonderful Inuit art to life for our community. Visit www.reddeermuseum.com for more information.

I strongly urge you to put a visit to MAG on your calendar and take all your friends!

Teresa Neuman

 

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