The Woodland Cultural Centre is inviting the community out to their first social-distanced outdoor concert, showcasing Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer-Songwriters from across Turtle Island on September 19, 2020, from 7-10PM.
What is Unplugged?
Unplugged is a socially distanced concert as part of the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series. This acoustic concert is highlighting the female voices of singer/songwriters: Lacey Hill (Six Nations), Biine Elijah (Oneida), Ila Barker (Manitoba) and Beatrice Deer (Quebec). Due to travel restrictions, the performances of Beatrice Deer and Ila Barker will be screened instead of in-person performances. The evening will be hosted by Santee Smith, founding and Managing Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; the Chancellor of McMaster University in Hamilton; Artist and Guest Speaker. Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, and Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario.
Performances will take place on the front steps of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and symbolize the resilience of Indigenous culture, creativity and expression. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening from socially distanced spaces as marked.
Advance tickets will be on sale at WoodlandCulturalCentre.ca for $15 each or $25 family ticket and also be available at the door the day of the event.
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to be opening back up to the public, however, limited tickets will be available to stay within COVID protocols.
Have you visited the museum to see our current exhibition? Make sure to visit before Doug Maracle: Come Walk With Me is gone!Doug Maracle is Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River and is known around the world for his craftsmanship and artist works. It wasn’t until more recently that his hometown discovered his talents.This exhibition celebrates the diversity of Doug’s body of work. The work includes wood carvings, prints, and pen & ink sketches meshed with a sense of humour, history, and place.The viewer will learn about what inspired Doug’s artistic practice to encourage visitors to understand the process of sculpting techniques and encourage a younger generation to become interested in the connection between art and narrative of the Haudenosaunee culture within the context of the history of art in Canada. The exhibition provides a point of departure to open the context of craft vs fine art, identity, and process.This exhibition will be closing before we’re back from our Christmas break and unfortunately cannot be extended. Be sure to visit the museum before December 22 to see Doug’s incredible work. Find out more info about visiting Woodland: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/contact-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations#FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less