Take an armchair exploration through some of the wonders of the Arctic. Visit a landscape as richly diverse as its seasons: flat sweeping vistas of the Western Arctic, gentle rolling hills of Cape Dorset and the glorious fiords of Baffin Island.The cultural treasures of the North––the art-prints and carvings and their makers––will be introduced, set against a historical backdrop. We will also take a short side trip to Greenland to discover examples of its sculpture.
This illustrated talk offers the rare opportunity to meet the hardy yet gentle Inuit of the Arctic and catch a glimpse into their way of life. This three-lecture series is rich in description and visuals––but not overwhelmed with historic dates.
We will also “meet” some of the people who took the plunge North; John Rae and Franklin; Hudson Bay factors such as Maud Watt and Duncan Pryde. Heroes, heroines and those who failed.
You may register for individual sessions, or save by signing up for the series!
- Baffin Island: The famed Kingait Studio. The mischievous Shaman and 45’ tidesm (November 2nd, 2017)
- The sculpting of Myth and Imagination: The flat lands of Tuktoyaktuk to the ice cap of Greenland and … the little grub that defies hibernation (November 16th, 2017)
- The North West Passage and Beyond: The boy who survived -30C to dance some more. The polar bear, John Rae and Franklin (November 30th, 2017)