26 Jul
2018

Macaulay Heritage Park event to showcase works by local Indigenous artists

Picton, ON – Macaulay Heritage Park will host an exhibit and art sale featuring works by Indigenous artists from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

The event, which will be held July 28-Aug. 6 in the church gallery on site, will showcase a beautiful selection of fine art and craft. The event was conceptualized by artist Narda Julg, who resides in Tyendinaga. 

“We are excited to work with our neighbours and showcase their incredible creativity,” says Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator for the museums. 

Jennifer crossed paths with Narda while working on a new permanent exhibition at Macaulay Heritage Park, scheduled to open later this season, which will explore Prince Edward County’s Indigenous history from pre-Contact times to the mid-20th century. 

The Indigenous Artists’ Exhibit and Sale developed as a natural precursor to the permanent exhibition, a celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture, rooted in tradition. It will feature the works of 10 artists and will include paintings, photography, sculpture, fibre art, beadwork, prints, art cards, flutes, rattles, leatherwork, calligraphy and recorded music. Admission to the exhibit is free. 

“Within the community of Tyendinaga there are strong artistic and musical talents,” Narda says. “We are pleased to bring their works to an audience in Prince Edward County.”   

For more information, contact Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2521 or email jlyons@pecounty.on.ca

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Media and Communications Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.

 

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