Residents of Cape Dorset gathered on Sept. 5 to partake in the grand opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop.

The building’s name is a tribute to renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak, a talented and prolific graphic artist. A second grand opening ceremony was held Sept. 8 to give national dignitaries and donors a look at the completed $10.2-million facility.

Grand opening ceremonies were held at the $10.2-million, 10,400-square-foot Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset on Sept. 5 and Sept. 8.
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Original drawings by iconic Cape Dorset artist Kenojuak Ashevak are displayed on the wall at the new cultural centre named in her honour. These drawings had been kept in the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative archives. Alison Boyce photo
Cape Dorset residents gather for the grand opening ceremony outside the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop on Sept. 5.  Alison Boyce photo
Ooloosie Ashevak, daughter-in-law of the late Kenojuak Ashevak, and Adamie Ashevak, Kenojuak’s son, address the crowd during the opening ceremony at the new Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop on Sept. 5. Alison Boyce photo
Raising the Nunavut, Canadian and Cape Dorset flags outside the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop are, from left, Hamlet of Cape Dorset representatives Marcel Cooper and Will Sandoval along with William Huffman of West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Alison Boyce photo

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