Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence Closes April 2nd!

by Shelby Smith

Coloured pencil and graphite drawing by artist Itee Pootoogook (1951 ‑ 2014) titled "Rear of Canoe" dated 2011.

Itee Pootoogook (1951 ‑ 2014). Rear of Canoe. 2011. Coloured pencil and graphite on black paper. 50.2 × 66 cm. Gift of Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron. McMichael Canadian Art Collection. 

There are only a few weeks left to see Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence before the show closes on April 2nd!

The exhibition features over 50 pencil and pencil crayon drawings by the late Inuit artist depicting the daily life, landscapes, and architecture of the North.  This is certainly a show that you do not want to miss!

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Did you know?

The editor of the local newspaper pushed for Kenora to be named “Tresilva” instead.  He thought the word was excellent because it could be written without lifting the pen off the paper. The name Tresilva was tremendously unpopular with the townsfolk and was quickly abandoned.

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