Official Launch of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop campaign, May 29, 2014

On May 29th, 2014, over a hundred guests and dignitaries gathered in the Galleria Italia of the Art Gallery of Ontario to celebrate the Official Launch of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop campaign.

Hosted by the Inuit Art Foundation, and emceed by Inuit Art Foundation President Jimmy Manning, the event featured the announcement of a donation of $200,000 from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, announced on behalf of Campaign Chair Jim Prentice, P.C.,Q.C., and an address by TD Bank Vice President Scott Mullin.

The event also featured the launch of a special film that will be used extensively to help generate donations and to increase public awareness about the project.

This event was sponsored by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the Inuit Art Foundation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and TD Bank.

Jimmy Manning and Cape Dorset printmaker Niviaksie welcome guests

Jimmy Manning and Cape Dorset printmaker Qiatsuk Niviaksie welcome guests

One of the project’s driving forces, IAF board member and noted Toronto art gallery owner Patricia Feheley (r) and her daughter Alex, a volunteer of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop project

One of the project’s driving forces, IAF board member and noted Toronto art gallery owner Patricia Feheley (r) and her daughter Alex, a volunteer of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop project

Guests included (l-r) Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Executive Director Dr. Stephen Inglis, project architectural team member Maud Francoeur of FGDMA Architects, and Pacome Lloyd, representing project partner Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Guests included (l-r) Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Executive Director Dr. Stephen Inglis, project architectural team member Maud Francoeur of Panaq Design , and Pacome Lloyd, representing project partner Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.