Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inuit Artist Visits Eiteljorg Museum

Goota Ashoona (left), a third-generation Canadian Inuit artist, is in residence at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. Her visit continues through 8 November.

Ashoona is the granddaughter of graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona and the daughter of Kiawak Ashoona. For the past half dozen years she has worked alongside her husband, Bob Kussy, son and nephew at the Ashoona family studio in Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories. The family’s artwork can be found in many institutions and galleries that showcase Canadian Inuit art. She performs regularly as a professional throat singer and has been featured on a documentary series on cable television’s The Lifetime Channel. During her residence, she is hosting workshops and demonstrations for school groups and the public.

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