“Ways of Seeing” – A night devoted to Inuit art and arctic conservation.

Patricia Feheley in conversation with Sara Angel.

A strong concept makes for a memorable evening.

Feheley Fine Arts was the location for a very special event on October 19th in support of the World Wildlife Fund Canada. When the WWF first approached us about serving as a venue for a fundraising event, we were immediately taken with the idea of bringing together arctic conservation with Inuit art.

The link is so natural since Inuit art so often features local wildlife. Our gallery was in the midst of two shows: 60/60, our curated retrospective on the 60th anniversary of the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset and the 2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection.

While the shows set the stage – the discussion on our little “stage” was fascinating. It featured a conversation about trends in Inuit art between our Pat Feheley and Sara Angel of the Art Canada Institute.

That was followed by a discussion with Pat Koval, Philanthropist and WWF arctic Conservation Ambassador and Paul Okalik, the first premier of Nunavut and a senior WWF advisor on arctic ecosystems and wildlife.

We love these kinds of collaborations because it always provides a unique perspective not only on Inuit art, but on the North’s current state of health.

Thanks to Nalini Stewart, National Chair of the Friends of WWF-Canada and Steve Kwan, WWF-Canada’s Associate Specialist for Philanthropy & Donor Engagement.

Pat Koval in conversation with Paul Okalik.

Patricia Feheley with Paul Okalik.