Kelly Greene is one of the artists participating in Woodland Cultural Centre’s Virtual Face Mask Auction, Ga:hǫh ne’ hni’ ga:howe:kso/Covered and Uncovered. The auction is in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communities across the country, with 50% of proceeds shared with artists and 50% to support Woodland Cultural Centre programs, specifically School Visits & Educational Programming and Exhibitions.
Kelly Greene is of Mohawk-Oneida-Sicilian ancestry, a descendant of the Turtle Clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, and a multi-media artist whose work includes painting, sculpture, installation, and photography. Greene lives in London, Ontario where she obtained a BFA from the University of Western Ontario after beginning her visual art studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her art focuses on environmental, political, and cultural issues, especially recognizing the impact colonization has had on the First People of Canada and our Earth.
“Woodland Cultural Centre has been an immensely supportive organization for countless Native artists, including myself, for decades as well as a strong representation of the creativity, strength, and perseverance of First Nations People. So, participating in various projects has always been important to me, not only to continue my connection with Woodland, but also to continually learn about my Haudenosaunee identity as well as other Indigenous cultures through various events and artists’ works, which are always exciting. And although this project reflects the current distress the pandemic has caused, when masks are mandatory to stop infection, I want to not only create a functional mask, but also one that reminds about the continuous minuscule growth, natural beauty, and life still occurring for us to see and respect when we truly look.”
Their Allure to Pasture Rose
Valued at: $75.00 CAD
Materials: Beads, Organic Cotton, Thread Latex Free Elastic, Wire
FINAL BID: $100.00 CAD