Akwesasne — Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Support Program has sponsored an Akwesasne art show and sale open to the public March 15 from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the Native North American Travelling College Gallery. The art presented at this exhibit are a small sample of works created by members of the newly formed Akwesasne Artists Guild who are currently volunteering to work toward building a globally recognized artists guild of First Nations Artists. Everyone is encouraged to come to view the show and sale of local artwork throughout the day. This exhibition will coincide with a free workshop to encourage artists and craft persons to learn valuable skills to promote their art.
Charlotte King is assisting in the organizing as an artist on the Akwesasne Artist Guild. Corrine Johnson is collaborating with the Akwesasne Artist Guild to make this event happen. The sponsors of this event are the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Support Program and hosted by Native North American Travelling College.
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Support Program has scheduled presentations by several organizations and artists with expertise in art promotion. The presenters are: Canadian Artist Representation, MCA Economic Development, Native North American Travelling College, Thomas Deer (Illustrator), Dave Fadden (Artist), Akwesasne Museum.
To register for the workshop, search events on Facebook. All workshop participants must pre-register, the workshop is listed under “How to promote Yourself as an Artist”. Space is limited to 30 people for the workshop. It will take place from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on March 15, 2013 at the Native North American Travelling College located at 1 Ronathahonni Lane, Cornwall Island, Ontario.
“Let’s bring our minds together as one and support the artists of Akwesasne by visiting the exhibition.”