FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford/Six Nations,ON (27 April 2017) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, research facilities and cultural programming, is delighted to present the 42nd Annual First Nations Art exhibition curated by Gyeho Thomas and Carley Gallant set to open May 27, 2017.
Established in 1975, First Nations Art (FNA) is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide a space for established and emerging Indigenous artists to exhibit and sell their work in a gallery setting. The exhibition runs May 27 through July 28, 2017 at the WCC and will bring together artists from across Turtle Island.
Quinn Smallboy (Moose Factory, ON) has been chosen as this year’s Featured Artist. His solo exhibition Rivers of Thought will explore “common symbols of Indigenous cultures and practices” as he explains, investigating Indigenous art with Western Ideologies.
Over 120 works were submitted to this year’s FNA making the jury process one of the largest yet. The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to thank all the artists who submitted their works to FNA 2017. Without the support of local artists and communities, we could not continue the tradition of First Nations Art at the Woodland Cultural Center.
FNA 2017 will showcase the following artists:
Montana Adams, Thomas H. Anderson, Jocelyn Antone, Monique Aura, Michael Barber, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Dakota Brant, Janice Brant, Jennifer E. Brant, Catherine Dallaire, Tim Doctor, John Dodsworth, Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, Elizabeth Doxtater, Amanda Marie Flynn, Lorrie Gallant, Yvonne Garbutt, Shel General, Kelly Green, Jay Havens, Char Hemlock, Doug Henhawk, Anthony (TJ) Henhawk, Barbara Helen Hill, Ronnie Hill, Summer Hill, Ted Hoffie, Mary Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Clayton King, Nancy “Chief Lady Bird” King, Paul Kohoko, Lindsay Lickers, Martin A. Loft Hill, Patrick Martin, Mark Neal, Holly Pichette, Karalyn Reuben, Judi Henhawk Sault, Semiah Smith, Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, Nelson White, Nico Williams and Elliott Doxtater-Wynn.
The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for making First Nations Art possible.
Join Woodland Cultural Centre at the Opening Reception on May 27, 2017 at 7pm with special musical guest Lacey Hill. Light refreshments will be served by Family Traditions Catering.
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less