First Nations ART Exhibit returns to Woodland

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BRANTFORD, ON – Join the Woodland Cultural Centre as they celebrate aspiring and established First Nations artists with their First Nations Art exhibit! This annual exhibit will run from June 8 – July 27, and will feature works from First Nations artists across Canada.

Currently in its 37th year, First Nations Art has been an inspiring success since its inception. With hundreds of entries accepted every year, the exhibit has grown from its humble beginnings into a mecca for First Nations artists. Featuring several different mediums, this exhibit opens up and explores the conversation of First Nations art from a historical, cultural and contemporary perspective.

 “First Nations Art always provides so much positive energy, and so much creativity,” said Janis MontureExecutive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre. “We love seeing First Nations artists from across the country come together and be able to have this opportunity to share these amazing works with everyone.”

The Woodland Cultural Centre will be hosting a special opening for the exhibit on Friday June 8, 2012 at 7:00pm. There will be a brief introduction by the Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre, keynote address by Six Nations artist Greg Staats, and a performance by Tribal Vision Dance. Immediately following guests are invited to explore the exhibit at their leisure.

"Impromptu" Polaroid photograph by Greg Staat taken while attending an event he was speaking at. image courtesy: http://inax5.blogspot.ca/

Established in 1972, the Woodland Cultural Centre has been an integral cultural and educational centre within the Brantford and Six Nations communities. Its goal is to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehon:we people. Providing several permanent and short-term exhibits, the Woodland Cultural Centre also focuses on language and cultural preservation that includes several special events such as arts and crafts workshops, Snowsnake tournaments, and much more. For more information, please visit

 www.woodland-centre.on.ca

.For more information please contact:

 Janis Monture Executive Director 519-759-2650 ext. 227

jamonture@woodland-centre.on.ca

 

 

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