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Artists & Inspiration

Storytelling with Pigment and Spoken Words

October 18, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program is only offered through Zoom.

Please join us for an evening with Dave Fadden. Dave will talk about his work as an artist, educator, and storyteller and how these roles together work to enlighten people to the culture and society of Native people in general and the Haudenosaunee more specifically. He will share how his work helps erase misconceptions and stereotypes about Indigenous people though depiction of Native people in historical and contemporary everyday settings and situations. Through Dave’s voice, storytelling relates cultural and historical notions in an entertaining way for all ages.

About The Speaker:

David Kanietakeron Fadden is a Mohawk storyteller and painter from Akwesasne. He has trained as an artist through school and under the guidance of his family—his father John who is an illustrator and painter, mother Elizabeth who is a sculptor and potter, and late grandfather Ray, who was a designer and founder of the Six Nations Indian Museum (now Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center) in Onchiota, New York.

In addition to being featured in countless publications and museum projects, his work has been exhibited throughout New York in Albany, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Unison Arts & Learning Center in New Paltz, and the National Museum of American Indian, and in Canada at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, the Centre Interculturel Strathearn in Montreal, and Aboriginal Art Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.