Native Art: Beyond Beads and Feathers

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Date(s) - 14 Oct 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sncewips Heritage Museum


Native Art: Beyond Beads and Feathers, a new exhibition at the Sncewips Heritage Museum, brings to light one of the issues surrounding aboriginal stereotypes in art and media. Young aboriginal artists feel boxed in as there is an expectation on what many perceive as “Native Art”. Our goal is to demonstrate that Native Art does not have to be traditional or excessively representative; in fact Native Art has evolved into a more contemporary style. Native youth are expressing themselves in more vibrant and unique ways using a vast array of mediums while still maintaining their cultural roots. With this exhibit, we hope to shed light on contemporary Native Art so that the greater public realizes that culture is only one aspect of a person and that Aboriginal artists are more than just beads and feathers.

September 10th to October 23rd, 2015 (Mon – Fri 10am to 4pm; Culture Days Weekend: Sept. 26-27 10am to 3pm)


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