Five of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) are represented in this exhibition. The artists hope to enlighten visitors to the past, present and future of their people and their traditions and raise the local and regional profiles of Native artists by sharing their traditional art forms. The exhibition runs through December 7th and visitors are invited to experience the beauty and artistry of the Haudenosaunee rich, cultural heritage during this month-long exhibition.
Every artist in this exhibition recognizes the vital importance of keeping their cultural traditions alive by practicing their particular art form and, in turn, passing those skills, knowledge and traditions on to the next generation. The artists participating in this exhibition, their Nation, clan and art forms are:
- Mary Annette Clause, Mohawk, Bear Clan (raised beadwork, cornhusk dolls, moccasins)
- Hayden Haynes, Seneca, Deer Clan (antler carving)
- Debra Hoag, Seneca, Turtle Clan (beadwork, cornhusk dolls)
- Tom Huff, Seneca-Cayuga, Deer Clan (mixed media sculptor)
- Mary Jacobs, Seneca, Turtle clan (flat and raised beadwork)
- Samantha Jacobs, Seneca, Turtle clan (beadwork, traditional clothing)
- Peter Jones, Onondaga Nation, Beaver Clan (stoneware pottery and sculpture)
- Mike Jones, Onondaga-Seneca, Hawk Clan (pottery, sculpture, pen and ink)
- Penelope Minner, Seneca, Turtle Clan (splint baskets, corn husk dolls, watercolors)
- Erwin Printup, Cayuga, Bear Clan (painting)
- Diane Shenandoah, Oneida, Wolf Clan (sculptor)
- Roger Thompson, Seneca, Turtle Clan (drawing, painting, wood burning)
- Carson Waterman, Seneca, Snipe Clan (painting, drawing, sculpture).