Between now and the end of September, an exhibition is being held at the La Ruche D’Art Art Hive. The Art Hive is a community art studio where individuals and groups are invited to freely create with the materials available, free of cost. This studio increases accessibility to community building, creativity and mental health support through the visual arts.
The current exhibition features both art therapists and art facilitators as they explore their own identity as professionals in the field. The artworks I have included in this exhibition are for sale. If interested, please contact me via my contact page to set up an e-transfer or visit the exhibition.
Support the continuation of Skatne Ionkwatehiarontie (Our Families Grow Together), a youth-led and grassroots Haudenosaunee parenting program for young parents under the age of 25. Participants include young parents, pregnant women and couples, youth thinking of starting families as well as sibling caregivers, aunts, uncles, step parents, two spirited and LGBTTIQQA community members.
The mission of the group is to explore and decolonize child development, sexual health, and attachment parenting through an interactive and arts-based look into our Haudensosaunee seven rights of passage ceremonies, creation story and other traditional knowledge.
As a second layer, the program aims to reduce the stigma young parents face by empowering them through story sharing, elders, cultural teachings and art-processing.
The program is closing it’s second 10 week session. Check out our facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/OurFamiliesGrowTogether
Sales for this t-shirt will go towards creating a sustainable program.
Fuelling the next generation!
I will be curating another national art exhibition, alongside the Kahnawake Youth Forum.
After a two year hiatus from professional art making to raise my daughter, I finally have some new work on exhibition. If you are in the Montreal QC area, come for a visit.
Gallery sneak peak
I will have a meet-the-artist hour Sunday August 2nd at 1:00 pm.
For the month of July, I will be teaching children ages 6-12 about stop motion animation. We will go over storyboarding, character and set building, and how to create an animation. Each child will be creating a story based on each element of the thanksgiving address of the Mohawk First Nation. We will be presenting our short compilation of films at our local film festival! Hopefully I can provide our children with recognition in our communities.
Idle No More: Art In Action
Photos from our art exhibition opening, Idle No More: Art In Action. (Curated by myself)
Read exhibition description below:
Idle No More: Art In Action
Voices that know no borders
Idle No More: Art in Action began as community initiative by the Kahnawake Youth Forum to provide youth ages fifteen to thirty with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic of Idle No More. The theme was not meant to restrict youth to the political entities that initially drove the movement, but was meant to start a discussion on what it actually means to be Idle No More. We wanted to create a visual narrative about the resiliency of Native People, which consequently revealed a multitude of environmental, spiritual, individual, and political avenues.
As the submission process began, our core team realized that our artistic catalyst on Idle No More exceeded the boundaries of Kahnawake and we found our call out for submissions reached all across Canada and the United States. As a result, the artworks that are displayed in this exhibition feature not only local artists, but artists from Manitoba, Alberta, Massachusetts and Arizona as well. In the end, Idle No More: Art In Action demonstrates the resistance, knowledge and greater sense of community among Aboriginal Youth across the Nation.
We are the youth.
We are the future.
We are the voices that know no borders.
We are Idle No More.
Looking for Aboriginal artists aged 15-30 to submit artwork based on the Idle No More theme: Aboriginal empowerment, values, resiliency etc.
Artwork will be displayed to the public from June 20th to July 25th.