This sculpture from the Arctic Inuit Art gallery, entitled “Dancing Bear,” was crafted by Alariaq Shaa, from Cape Dorset in the Canadian Arctic.
Judith Varney Burch serves as a Research Collaborator for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and recently opened a doorway to the Arctic wilderness. Arctic Inuit Art is an art gallery and learning space for the community to explore the Arctic. The gallery is located at 22 Elliewood Avenue, on the UVa Corner. Arctic Inuit Art is open to the public by appointment. For more information, please visit ArcticInuitArt.com, call 434-284-1884, or email Burch at JudithVarneyBurch@gmail.com.
Burch lectures around the world and curates exhibitions that have been cataloged in 12 languages. Her collections have been used for university curricula, and she has counseled museums on art exhibitions and purchases.