Inuit Art Showcased at Sivertson Gallery Premier Event October 15, 2016


Inuit Art Showcased at Sivertson Gallery Premier Event October 15, 2016

Featuring Poet from Quebec and Canadian Throat-Singers


Cook County, Minn. – Sept. 14, 2016 – Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, Minn. will showcase one-of-a-kind Native Alaskan and Canadian carvings, prints, sculptures, jewelry, and entertainment, including: Canadian Throat-Singing Performances, poetry reading and fireside chat at the 16th annual Inuit Premiere on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.  Gallery events are free and open to the public for the weekend.


Sivertson Gallery’s annual Inuit Premiere is the only one of its kind in the lower 48 United States featuring original Canadian Inuit prints, soapstone carvings and Native Alaskan sculptures formed from walrus tusk, whale bone, whale baleen and soapstone. The gallery also offers a wide variety of unique fossilized woolly mammoth molar and tusk jewelry.  The woolly mammoth has been extinct for more than 4,000 years.


Sivertson’s annual events featuring Inuit work are typically in March. During their events they offer limited edition Cape Dorset Fine Arts prints from a Toronto arts organization dedicated to preserving Inuit art. “We are the only Cape Dorset Fine Arts authorized gallery in Minnesota,” says Abby Tofte, who oversees marketing at Sivertson Galleries. “We changed the timing of our event to coincide with Cape Dorset’s fall release of this year’s print collection.


“We are excited that the new Canadian Consul General Khawar Nasim (for the Midwest) will be on hand to introduce some of our special guests.”


Saturday, Oct. 15

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Live Canadian Throat-Singing performance by Taqralik Partridge and Nina Segalowitz


**Throat singing is a vocal form in which a single voice produces more than one tone at the same time, usually as harmonics of a main tone or drone, traditionally practiced by peoples in central Asia, the Inuit, and Tibetan Buddhist monks.


6 p.m. |

Taqralik Partridge will treat visitors to a poetry reading and fireside chat.  Taqralik Partridge is an Inuit poet, spoken word artist and throat-singer from Kuujjuaq, a town in Nunavik, a region of the most northern part of Quebec. She has performed on stages all over Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway. Taqralik came to Grand Marais for the first time in 2015 for Sivertson Gallery’s Inuit Premiere and mesmerized the audience with gripping poetry about her life growing up in the far north of Quebec.


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