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Exposition TAKU, sculpture inuit, 29 juillet au 5 août 2015 (1851-1853)


NOTE ON INUIT CARVING EXHIBIT - TAKU -- Makivik Corporation and the Native Friendship Centre of Montréal cordially invite you to an exhibit of the work of Inuit carvers that visit the Mikinak Youth Coop of the Friendship Centre.
The Native Friendship Centre of Montréal is one of Makivik five partners in Montréal providing services and social programs to Inuit in Montréal that are low-income or in difficulty. 

This unique partnership between Makivik and the Centre provide Inuit youth carvers an opportunity to develop their skills, self-esteem and culture strength, and explore economic opportunities for the marketing of their pieces of art. 

The Inuit carvers gave the name TAKU to their exhibit which means ‘see’ in Inuktitut. The art gallery is located at Galerie Carte Blanche, 1851 Amherst Street in Montréal, Canada.  The gallery will be opened July 29, 2015 to August 5, 2015 from 11:00am to 9:00pm.  The exhibit TAKU will take place at the same time of the Festival Présence Autochtone Montréal, a major annual festival of Aboriginal peoples.  
The official vernissage at the gallery will take place on Thursday July 30th at 6:00pm.
Here are the names of some of the carvers exhibiting their piece of art:
 
EEYEECHIAK ETOROLOPIAQ (Geeta)
LUCASSIE NAUYA
SIMIUNI NAUYA
JOHNNY QOURT

 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our major funders: Makivik Corporation, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Secrétariat aux Affaires Autochtones (Gouvernement du Québec), Regroupement des centres d'amitié autochtones du Québec.
 
For more information, please contact
Sylvie Cornez, consultant Makivik Corporation (
sylviecornez2013@gmail.com)
Ashanti Rosado, Coordinator Youth Programs, Native Friendship Centre of Montréal (youth.coordinator@nfcm.org)