We Are All Related, a group art exhibit featuring the works of Mohawk artisans from the Akwesasne community, opened at The Wild Center on Saturday, October 20 and runs through the end of September 2019.
More than thirty artists from Akwesasne, in a variety of mediums, are featured. The exhibit was curated by David Kanietakeron Fadden, Jaclyn Hall, Sue Ellen Herne and Victoria Ransom. Artwork, which includes paintings, pottery, sculpture, beadwork, basketry and traditional clothing, is arranged by generational family to show the influence and reinforce the importance of the relationship among individual families, and the community.
We Are All Related is also an interactive art exhibit. At the Artists Studio in the center of the exhibit, visitors can draw inspiration from the surrounding work to create their own watercolor pieces. Visitors can also learn the art of embroidery and weaving.
This new exhibit is part of the ongoing Ways of Knowing partnership between the Akwesasne Cultural Center, The Six Nations Indian Museum, the Native North American Travelling College and The Wild Center.
The Wild Center is located at 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
For additional information about the Akwesasne Cultural Center, visit their website or call (518) 358-2461.
For additional information about the Six Nations Indian Museum, visit their website or contact David Fadden at (518) 891-2299.
For additional information about the Native North American Travelling College, visit their website or contact Amanda Tarbell at (613) 932-9452 ext. 225.
Photo of David Kanietakeron Fadden by Ken Aaron, provided by the Wild Center.