Inside message: Season’s Greetings
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with Dorset Fine Arts
The formation of Kinngait Studios in the late 1950s laid the groundwork for a legendary printmaking tradition. About 1,200 miles north of Toronto, the hamlet of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, is home to a multigenerational community of gifted graphic artists. Their cooperatively owned printmaking studios have been in continual operation since 1959, producing unique, captivating, and powerful images.
The artists of Cape Dorset are active in the studios from fall through late spring. Diverse media are available to the printmakers—etching and aquatint, woodcut, and copper engraving—but their mainstays are stonecut, stencil, and lithography. When the print editions are finished and the fine summer weather arrives, many of the artists leave the community to return to the land and their traditional camps. The Inuit are determined to retain important elements of their culture—their language and stories, their connection to the Arctic and its resources—while adapting to modern ways.
Collectors from around the world eagerly anticipate each annual release of Cape Dorset prints. Four of these remarkable prints are featured in this holiday notecard assortment.
Contains five each of the following holiday cards:
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Canadian, Inuit, b. 1988), Striped Goose, 2014
Qavavau Manumie (Canadian, Inuit, b. 1958), Qupanuaq (Snow Bunting), 1993
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Canadian, Inuit, b. 1963), Cradled Loons, 2009
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Canadian, Inuit, b. 1963), Cuddle, 2015