Power in Making: Indigenous Tradition and Innovation

  • March 28, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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For 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 a 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. 

Date & Time

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Venue Details

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, New York 14109 Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at the center of the Niagara University campus is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of artistic creativity. As a major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County, the CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of mainly modern and contemporary art, and hosts a unique Folk Arts Program supporting traditional artists and community-based cultural traditions in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

In keeping with Niagara University's Vincentian mission, the museum recognizes and serves the diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities of the Niagara region through the organization and presentation of exhibitions which honor and explore their artistic traditions and contemporary output. In addition to presenting diverse artistic expressions, the museum works in partnerships to explore and redefine the relationship between the museum and its constituencies.

As a university museum, the Castellani Art Museum serves the educational needs of the community,  by working with Niagara University faculty on integrative learning projects for college students and providing art education programs for area schools and cultural organizations. The museum staff works with educators to develop art-based learning programs that help to promote critical thinking.

Visit us online at https://castellaniartmuseum.org/

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