Visual Arts Workshop ft. Quinn Smallboy
June 17, 2017 @ 2PM
$10 per person | 20 spots available
ALL AGES EVENT!
This workshop will feature an Artist Talk with First Nations Art 2017 Featured Artist, Quinn Smallboy (Moose Cree First Nation) from Moose Factory, ON. Join him as he takes you through his process of investigating Indigenous arts and western ideologies. The workshop will also include a demonstration on his work including webbing and patterns he creates. Telling stories in the “round”, Smallboy’s exploration with the use of the tradition hand drum frame, he constructs elaborate string patterns within the frame of a drum ring to tell stories of indigenous cultures.
Looking for a great job opportunity this summer? Apply today to become our Visitor Services Assistant OR a Cultural Interpreter! Full job descriptions are available on the Grand River Employment and Training Student Job Board: http://greatsn.com/jobbankstd.aspx.
Apply in person at the GREAT Student Office at the Multi Trades Centre (1039 Chiefswood Rd). Deadlines are June 16th and June 19th.
Join us Sunday May 28th from 6:00 – 8:00PM for the official launch Susan M. Hill’s book, “The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River”!
We are very excited to host this exciting event. Refreshments will be provided and this event is free and open to the public! Books will be available for sale, as well the author will be on-site for book signing and meet and greet.
Woodland Cultural Centre welcomes new Executive Director Paula Whitlow has assumed duties as new Executive Director of WCC.
BRANTFORD, ON (May 9, 2017) – After six years as the Museum Director at Woodland Cultural Centre, the Board of Directors is happy to announce Paula Whitlow as the new Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre effective May 1, 2017. Whitlow, who has led the museum at Woodland Cultural Centre through renovations, events, and countless historical exhibitions for many years, will lead Woodland into a new and exciting chapter as the Centre continues to offer innovative and culturally rich programming.
The Board of Directors are excited that Paula has accepted the position of Executive Director and look forward to working with her as we continue to strive for excellence in education and programming. The Woodland Cultural Centre Board of Directors and staff wish Paula all the best in her new role.
Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) and the Woodland Cultural Centre team up to host an evening of interactive Indigenous storytelling in Brantford, Ontario. The Woodland Play Walk is kicking off PGC’s annual conference on June 2nd with a free event of play readings and a fireside gathering.
The Woodland Play Walkwill feature five Indigenous playwrights from across the country who will share their stories in designated locations throughout the Woodland Cultural Centre. The audience will be able to curate their own experience by choosing a route that will take them from reading to reading. These guided paths will lead to stories told by Joshua Bainbridge, Keith Barker, Alanis King, Frances Koncan, and Clayton Windatt.
As Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of PGC, states, “We are so thrilled to partner with Woodland to present this interactive theatrical experience. I grew up in Brantford with very little knowledge of Six Nations of the Grand River. This free and open event is an opportunity to generate greater connections through story.”
PGC’s conference, “Aspire Together”will continue the following day at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, ON. Panels have been organized in concert with Theatre Ontario, Hamilton Fringe, and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Acclaimed playwrights such as Norm Foster and Lisa Codrington are among the conference’s speakers.
For more information on the Woodland Play Walk, visit the PGC website HERE.
Woodland Play Walk
Friday, June 2, 6:00pm
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St, Brantford)
Join us May 11 at 6:30PM for the official book launch of “TSI NIYONKWARIHO:TENS – Our Ways Our Responsibilities”. This amazing collection features interviews and photography by students of Brantford Collegiate Institute.
Special thank you to the Six Nations Community Development Trust Fund for making this project possible!