- art gallery
As all things in creation, there is a time for the living to renew itself. Similar to as our Earth does marking the beginning of spring; this process also applies itself to many artists. Whether it be a new technique or a new muse the artist also becomes renewed through their art. This exhibit will explore the renewal of creation as seen through the artist’s lens.
The Wahta Mohawks and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte communities are members of the Woodland Cultural Centre and very little is told of their history or their present. Their stories will be woven through archival photographs from the personal collections of their community members along with contemporary works of art submitted by artists today.
Woodland is proud to present First Nations Art in its 38th year. This annual exhibition features the contemporary works of First Nations artists at all levels in their careers, in a variety of mediums. A few of the past exhibitors have included works by Norval Morriseau, Carl Beam, Clifford Maracle, R.G. Miller, Alex Janvier, Steve Smith, Blake Debassige, and Daphne Odjig.
This exhibit will expose the Canadian public to the unknown contributions and the very role the Haudenosaunee warriors played in the War of 1812. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council becomes divided again by the actions of our allies when certain communities refused to get involved in the war, while others join the cause to bring attention to our land rights. This war caused more than casualties, it created families to bring up arms against one another, which went against our Great Law of Peace. In the end, our people the Haudenosaunee were left with great damages to the loss of further lands and loss of men who fought in the war.
Society. Commonality. Nation. Whatever you call it, our engagement in the communities we live in help to share our lives. Experience the stories of people and neighbourhoods at Six Nations as told by the people who live there.