Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Creativity - This event has already occurred
Monday, June 14, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Discover the amazing ways that the Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region expressed their, culture, traditions and history through the embellishment of everyday objects. This presentation will inform, inspire and set the stage for a workshop with Naomi in the fall. It’s a visual journey unlike any other.
About the Artist and Educator: Naomi Smith is an Indigenous Artist and Educator. She is actively involved in sharing traditional teachings with others. She focuses on the ways of the Indigenous people of the Woodlands and Northeastern region from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads. Naomi will discuss the Indigenous creative process, meaning and methods from a historical context to a contemporary perspective.
Artist’s Statement: “Honouring our traditions is my voice within and beyond my Culture and Community. Traditionally there is no word for “art” in Native languages yet artistry and visual expression are critical in defining who we are as Indigenous people. It is this path I wish to exemplify through my teachings and my work."
The talk will be conducted on zoom.
Please register to attend by visiting the Cultural Services - Town of Halton Hills webiste.
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