Indigenous Artists and Different Styles of Art

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:00to13:00
McCord Museum 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E9, CA

A friend of the McGill School of Continuing Studies’ Indigenous Relations Initiative, Indigenous artist, Owisokon Lahache from Kahnawake is Mohawk and her art is different from Inuit and other First Nations art. Owisokon meets First Nations work at the McCord Museum’s exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today and comments on her style of art compared to other styles by showcasing some of her pieces and her interest in corporate art design.

Owisokon’s friend Candia Flynn is Nipmuc and lives in Kahnawake. She is the founder of Healing stitches and will discuss storytelling clothing. Inspired by a person's vision, she designs clothing into wearable art to help people on their healing journey, while demonstrating resilience – a prominent theme of the Indigenous Voices of Today exhibit. Parallels will also be drawn between Candia’s creation process and the Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ‘80s exhibit also currently at the McCord Museum.

This session will be presented as part of the ongoing McGill-McCord Dialogues in celebration of McGill University’s Bicentennial.

The event will be held in-person at the McCord Museum, but will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

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