Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron- Where My Home Is

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“Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron” Where My Home Is

December 14-January 26 2013

Opening Reception & Meet and Greet BluSeed’s new Office Coordinator Michelle Hannon   

Friday December 14- 4pm-6pm  

Special Meet the Artist’s Closing Reception: Saturday January 26 4pm-6pm

Winter Gallery Hours: Noon-6pm: Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment

 

As stated from the “Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron” catalog, “The art of printmaking necessitates truth. From apprenticeship to mastery, the printmaker cannot lie. The works assembled here enchant us through their sincerity and the freshness, spontaneity and astonishment of discovery they emanate”.  “Where Our Home Is” presents a wide range of works on paper all created by the young Kanehsatake (Mohawk) printmakers, whom participated in a mentoring program offered to them at The Centre de l’Image et de l’Estampe de Mirabel (CIEM). The prints are chosen from the production of fifteen participants who frequented CIEM from 2007 to 2010.

             Each annual internship involved an open theme: identity, territory and mythology that served as a connecting thread as the interns learned the techniques of printmaking, traditional and digital. Each participant was free to either follow the suggested theme, to widen its scope, or to move away from it. From this thus emerges a great diversity of approaches.   The artist in the Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron / Where Our Home is are as follows: Roger Nelson, Jasmin Gunn, Daakota Bonspille, Jason Montour, Kyle Bonspille, Felix Drolet, Craig Nicholas, Melissa Cree, Sherry Benedict, Melinda Nelson, Alannah Gabriel, Alannah Gabriel, Audrey Avery, and Martin Loft.

            The Centre de l’Image et de l’Estampe de Mirabel (CIEM) provides equipment and instructors of the highest quality to the youth of Kanehsatake in the context of a training program. This initiation in the traditional techniques of printmaking and new image- making technologies culminates in the presentation of the touring exhibition Where Our Home Is.  The CIEM is also a production workshop, meeting place, and promotional centre, and is undeniably the creative centre of cultural events for all the communities of the Lower Laurentians.

            This exhibit runs from December 14- January 26.  On Saturday January 26 there will be a special closing with the Kanehsatake (Mohawk) printmakers. The public is invited to attend to meet these fine artists from 4-6pm.

BluSeed Studios winter gallery hours are 12pm-6pm,Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment


Information:

Start:
December 14, 2012 12:00 pm
End:
January 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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