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Nicotye Samayualie of Cape Dorset was displaying the large scale drawings she's become noted for July 15 at the Great Northern Arts Festival. - Shawn Giilck/NNSL photo
Artists enjoy living large
Drawings catch-on with audience at arts festival

Shawn Giilck
Northern News Services

Nicotye Samayualie is living large and loving it.
The Cape Dorset artist is part of the renowned Cape Dorset/Kinngait WBEC Studios. She and several other artists from the collective were among the highest-profile visiting artists at the Great Northern Arts Festival last week. News LinkContinued

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E-mail: | Monday, July 21, 2014

Bubble bash

HAY RIVER - The Hay River Centennial Library attracted a bevy of boys and girls for its latest bubble day event on July 12. Children waved bubble wands, chewed bubble gum and popped bubble wrap at the popular event.
The next bubble bash is scheduled to be held at the library in August, but a date has yet to be set, according to program librarian Terry Murrell.
This week, children aged five to 12 are invited to join the library's summer reading club as participants build with Lego. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. on July 23.
Last week, 27 reading club members built boats using cardboard and duct tape, Murrell said. “One boat stayed afloat for more than five minutes,” she added.

Ministerial award nominations open

NWT - Nominations to name artists and individuals to the Minister's Cultural and Hertiage Circle will be accepted until Aug. 29.
The circle represents an effort to recognize and display gratitude for territorial residents who help celebrate and contribute to the preservation and promotion of cultures and heritage in the territory.
For more information, visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre website.

Artist wanted

INUVIK - NWT Parks is looking for someone who's handy with a paint brush. “We are looking for an artist to do a large painting,” said parks interpreter and event planner Wendy Brake.
“This painting would have holes in it so people could put their faces in it and get pictures taken. It would also have to be collapsible,” she said. “At this time we are looking to see who would be interested and has the ability. Then we can make a final decision if this can be a go.” For more information, contact the department. -- Shawn Giilck

Craft fair a success

IQALUIT - The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association fair on July 9 was deemed a huge success. "Thanks to the exhibiting artists & artisans, we were beyond happy to see such a great turnout and even happier to witness such strong support from the community," organizers stated in a release. Thanks to the support of the Akiva Association, the association was able to bring in artists and artisans from the Baffin region, including Donny Pitseolak of Kimmirut, Ross Kayotak of Iglulik, Susie Aliqatuqtuq of Qikiqtarjuaq, Ning Ashoona of Cape Dorset and works from the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts in Pangnirtung.

Huge fair coming to Cambridge Bay

IKALUKTUTIAK/CAMBRIDGE BAY - Art lovers in Nunavut are encouraged to mark Aug. 20 to 26 on their calenders.
That's when the Nunavut Arts Festival will be held in Cambridge Bay, featuring top artists from all over the territory. Artists have the chance to attend workshops, share their skills, network with artists and organizations and sell their work to an enthusiastic audience, stated a release from the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association.
The 15th annual event will include workshops where artists will learn how to improve their artwork, price and sell their work and stay informed on art activities and opportunities that exist in Nunavut, across Canada and throughout the rest of the world.
This year, the event will place special attention on the future generations of artists by developing a mentor-mentee system within festival participants.

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association holds Guess it to Win it

NUNAVUT - The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association is holding its annual “Guess it to win it” contest. This month participants must guess which Nunavut community will host the 2014 Nunavut Arts Festival from Aug. 20 to 26. The winner will receive a Seal is the New Black T-shirt and the contest is open to everyone.

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