Power in Making: Indigenous Tradition and Innovation

Power in Making: Indigenous Tradition and Innovation

  • Location Castellani Art Museum


As part of Niagara University's Women's History Month, join award-winning artists as they discuss how family and tradition inform their incredible works of art. Hear from Tina Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora, Turtle Clan), a Tuscarora raised beadworker, Jodi Lynn Maracle (Kanien’kehá:ka or Mohawk), a contemporary mixed media and performance artist, and Violet Printup (Tuscarora, Bear Clan), a Niagara University student, beadworker, and dancer. See images of their works and learn about their artistic practices, views on gender roles in the art world, and how they communicate important elements of their identities through their pieces. Enjoy light refreshments before and after the panel talk and short Q&A. 

Space is limited. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Program Schedule
4:00 - Refreshments, doors open
4:30 - Moderated Talk and Presentations
5:30 - Q&A
5:45 - Refreshments
6:30 - Reception End

This program is made possible in part by Niagara University Academic Innovation Fund.

Photo caption: Bear Medallion gifted to Violet Printup from her grandmother, which provided inspiration for her 2021 beadwork, seen below the medallion.