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Lawrence R. “Ulaaq” Ahvakana, August Exhibit, 2023

For the month of August, Bunnell presents Lawrence R. ‘Ulaaq’ Ahvakana, Inuit Expressions / Inupiat way of being. The exhibit opening is August 4th, from 5-7pm, with an artist talk at 6pm at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

Statement:

Inuit artist, Lawrence “Ulaaq’’ Ahvakana, shows a variety of sculpture in stone, wood, bronze and glass as well as masks and two-dimensional works on paper.

“My inspiration is our Inuit stories, from everyday Northern Alaska lifestyle of subsistence, ceremonies, and the natural cycles of Arctic living depicted in stone, wood, bronze, glass, others including prints, paintings and drawings.”

Biography:

Lawrence Ahvakana has worked as a professional sculptor for over 50 years. He is Inupiaq/Norwegian from Utkiagvik/Barrow, Tigiraq/Point Hope, Alaska.  After graduating from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in 1968, Ahvakana attended the College of of Santa Fe (‘68-’69),  Cooper Union School of Art in New York City (‘69-70) and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, 1972)

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