Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Contemporary Iroquois art program set for Sept. 22 at Reamer Campus Center, Union College

UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center present a Contemporary Iroquois Art program with Colette Lemmon scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Reamer Campus Center at Union College in Schenectady. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

From the elegant beauty of baskets and antler carving to the thoughtful, occasionally provocative imagery of sculpture and painting, Iroquois art offers a window into the culture itself. Join us as we explore a wide range of contemporary Iroquois art and the inspiration, creative process, and purpose behind these amazing expressions. Rooted in the past but invested in the future, Iroquois art contains references to stories, values, history, cultural identity and the nearly insurmountable challenge of maintaining traditions in the face of change and assimilation.

Colette Lemmon has worked with Haudenosaunee/Iroquois artists since 1992, and currently holds a position as the Iroquois Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions (Howe Cave, NY). She has curated numerous exhibits, conducted research and written on Haudenosaunee art as a consultant to the New York State Museum; the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (Salamanca, NY); the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Sante Fe, NM), Ottawa Art Gallery (Ontario, Canada), Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta (NY); Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehoweh Gallery (Buffalo, NY) and other facilities.


She also served as a curator and project consultant to the National Vietnam War Museum (TX) for Tribute: Expressions of Loss & Remembrance by Vietnam Veterans and Tripwire. Lemmon holds an MA in Museum Studies, a BA in Art History and Anthropology, and trained in oral history documentation with the Smithsonian Folklife Center and Indiana University.


All photos provided by Margie Amodeo, Kelly Adirondack Center Coordinator Union College.



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One Response

  1. Mara Jayne Miller says:

    As a curator of art, I do think that when you publish artworks by contemporary artists you really ought to credit (meaning print) at the very least the name of the artist, and title of the artwork, if not the medium and measurements as well. Simply giving the name of the curator of an exhibition is fine when writing of that subject, but then printing images of specific artworks that will be in the exhibition without artist’s name and title of artwork is, though legal, somewhat unethical, don’t you think?

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