(Sarah Rogers/Nunatsiaq News, 2 December 2010) -- The works of three generations of Nunavik women now line the walls of a Montreal art gallery. Their work, in ink, pencil and stone prints, tells the story of Inuit women to curious passers-by who can see into the gallery located along a busy stretch of Saint-Laurent Boulevard. There are the iconic images of a mother in an amautik with her infant’s face peaking out the back, and women fishing, sewing sealskin and throat-singing. La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse launched Women of the Arctic Nov. 19, the first in a series of exhibitions and events showcasing works by Inuit artists from Nunavik and Nunavut. The launch drew a full house, eager to view the work and listen to a throat-singing performance by Evie Mark and Taqralik Partridge. The series itself features the work of artists Laina Nulukie, Jennifer LaPage, Jessie Koneak Jones, Maggie S. Kiatainaq and the late Leah Nuvalinga Qumaluk.
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