On March 16, 2015, Montreal-based art collectors, businesses, and foundations learned more about the Kenojuak Centre campaign at a reception hosted by the Canadian Guild of Crafts at the Guild’s gallery in downtown Montreal. Campaign chair Paul Desmarais III announced the generous campaign gift of Constance Pathy on behalf of the Guild. Mrs. Pathy, chair of the Guild for the past 17 years, has played a crucial role in preserving, encouraging and promoting contemporary and emerging Inuit and First Nations art an fine crafts in Canada. She is a passionate promoter of relationship building between artists, organizations and the private sector.
Jimmy Manning, President of the Inuit Art Foundation and long-time resident of Cape Dorset, and Kooyoo Pudlat, Councillor of the Municipality of Cape Dorset, spoke with guests about Cape Dorset and the importance of the Kenojuak Centre project.
The reception was sponsored by the Canadian Guild of Crafts, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and the Inuit Art Foundation.