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Exploring Haudenosaunee Art - Living History Event
September 24, 2016 - 10am - 4pm
Immerse yourself in the rich Haudenosaunee culture, heritage and traditions through story telling, Iroquois Social Dancing, and traditional & contemporary arts. Get transported back in time by Haudenosaunee re-enactors.
Watch the creative process and craftsmanship of our skilled demonstrators in basket making, beadwork, pottery, moccasin making, and cornhusk doll making.
Enjoy participatory performances by our Iroquois Social Dancers, and experience the creation of environmental installations by artists including Tom Huff, (Seneca/ Cayuga) and our special, interactive water art project. And don't forget our traditional games of lacrosse, hoop & javelin and longball.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase work from our artists.
Demonstrations by traditional Haudenosaunee Artists
Basketmaking - Tonia Loran (Akwesansne Mohawk Bear Clan)
Moccasin Making - Samantha Jacobs (Seneca, Turtle Clan), bio
Beadworking - Mary Claus (Mohawk, Bear Clan), bio
Pottery Making, Michael Jones (Onondaga/Seneca Descent), bio
Cornhusk work, Ronnie Reitter (Seneca, Wolf Clan), bio
Lacrosse Stick Making, Alfie Jacques (Onondaga, Turtle Clan), bio
Enjoy two performances of awe-inspiring Iroquois Social Dancing with a participatory program component
Participate in our special, interactive water art project created by Ganondagan Youth Leadership team, led by Michael Galban (Washoe Paiute) Artists
Get ready to be fascinated by innovative, eco-friendly medium used to create
|9:45 am||Front Plaza||Opening Address & Orientation - Peter Jemison|
|10 am - 4 pm||Traditional Art Demonstrations:|
|Tent #1||Moccasin making with Samantha Jacobs|
|Tent #1||Beadworking with Mary Claus|
|Tent #1 - am||Basketmaking with Tonia Galban|
|Tent #1 - pm||Cornhusk work with Ronnie Reitter|
|Tent #2||Lacrosse Stick making with Alfie Jacques|
|Tent #2||Pottery making with Michael Jones|
|10:30 am & 3:15 pm||Bark Longhouse||Storytelling: Stories about Water|
|10:30 - 11:30 am||Field||Hoop & Javelin|
|1 - 2 pm||Field||Longball|
|3 - 4 pm||Field||Lacrosse Toss|
|11:30 - noon & 2:30 - 3 pm||SACC Auditorium||Iroquois Social Dance Performance - 30 minute duration|
|12:30 pm||SACC Auditorium||"Paya" (37 min) A Documentary Film by Jenna Cavelle, the untold story of Pauite Indian water practices and history in the context of an ongoing 150 year California Water War.|
|10 am - 4 pm||Turtle Mound
(See map for other locations)
|Contemporary Art Projects and Installations - Art in Progress|
|10 am - 4 pm||Plaza||Water Art Project
|10 am - 4 pm||Bark Longhouse||Seneca Bark Longhouse Interpretation with Reenactors and Ganondagan Staff|
|10 am - 4 pm||SACC||Seneca Art & Culture Center Gallery|
|11 am - 2 pm||SACC||Food for Purchase|
|10 am - 4 pm||SACC lobby||Informational tables|
Other Event Attractions - Free with Event Admission:
- Admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center, including gallery and Iroquois Creation Story Film
- Admission to the Seneca Bark Longhouse
- Guided Trail Walks
- Admission to the Ganondagan Gift Shop is always free!
Parking is on-site. Handicapped parking is available at the Seneca Art & Culture Center.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Rochester Area Community Foundation and support from Ongweoweh Corporation.