Member News: Artist and Author Eleanor Imperato’s Walrus Ivory Carvings Collection at QCC Art Gallery

Member News: Artist and Author Eleanor Imperato’s Walrus Ivory Carvings Collection at QCC Art Gallery

 

Eleanor Imperato’s collection of walrus ivory carvings sculpted by the Alaska Inuit people that feature intricate sculptures of animals, everyday life scenes and interpretations of spiritual ideas and abstract concepts are featured in the exhibit Carving Life: Walrus Ivory Carvings from the Bering Sea at Queensborough Community College’s QCC Art Gallery now through January 17, 2018. The show is curated by NOIAW member, artist and author Eleanor Imperato, and is accompanied by her illustrated book, Carving Life. In it, Imperato shares her expertise of the Alaskan Inuit history and art, and her personal encounters with many of the carvers whose work is presented in the exhibition.

 

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