FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford/Six Nations, ON (24 May, 2018) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of Indigenous cultural programming including: exhibitions, artistic events and performances is delighted to present the 43rd Annual Indigenous Art exhibition set to open May 26, 2018.
Established in 1975, Indigenous Art 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 professional gallery setting. The exhibition runs May 26 through July 27, 2018 at the WCC and will bring together artists from all across Turtle Island.
Metis artist Catherine Dallaire has been selected as this year’s featured Artist. Her solo exhibition Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring. With many works reflecting postcolonial messages, each piece aims to create synergy and harmony between these different stylings as a visual effort to build and maintain a balanced and peaceful relationship between her Anishinaabe and European ancestry.
With over 50 artists selected, this exhibition promises to showcase a wide variety of media, subject matter and themes pertinent to our Indigenous communities today.
Indigenous Art 2018 will showcase the following artists:
Montana Adams, Aura, Michael Barber, Catherine Beaver, Chief Lady Bird, Jennifer E. Brant, Janice Brant, Donna Brinkworth, Jay Soule aka Chippewar, Chief Lady Bird, Sherry Crawford, Caitlin Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel, Suzanne Debassige, Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, Elizabeth Doxtater, Janine Gates, Shel General, Odadrihonyanisoh (Sara General), Crystal Gloade, Kelly Greene, Doug Henhawk, Summer Hill, Brenda Hill, Cody Houle, Mary Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Kaysha Jamieson, Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, Patrick Martin, Teresa Vander Mees-Chasse, Watio Tehawerénhton Miller, Penelope S. Minner, Brenda MItten, Shelley Niro, Joshua Pawis-Steckley, Holly Pichette, Ayanna Proctor, Victoria Ransom, Judi Henhawk Sault, Laura Schwager, Quinn Smallboy, Kristen E. Summers, Andy Swamp, Teyewennarakwas, Todd Thomas, Debra Vincent, Samuel Williams, and Amanda Williams.
The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for making Indigenous Art possible.
Join Woodland Cultural Centre at the Opening Reception on May 26, 2017 at 7pm with light refreshments offered and live musical performance.
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