New Indigenous art show opening at FirstOntario Arts Centre in Milton


Published June 6, 2023 at 9:52 am

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An Indigenous art exhibit focused on Truth and Reconciliation is being held at a Milton gallery this month.

Our Stories will show several dozen pieces of art, in a variety of mediums, thanks to a partnership between Grandmother’s Voice and FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton to mark National Indigenous History Month.

The show will run from June 6 – 24 in the Holcim Gallery inside the arts centre.

Artists represented in the exhibit Our Stories include:

  • Ryan Sandy, a Haudenosaunee sculptor from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, whose sculptures expressing his pride in his culture are found in the Royal Ontario Museum, the Upper Canada Native Art Gallery and elsewhere.
  • Raymond Skye, a self-taught artist specializing in wildlife and portraits born on Six Nations Grand River Territory, who credits his parents’ traditional teachings for helping him portray his culture.
  • Cassandra Bomberry, a Kanien’kehá:ka artist from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, who studies graphic design at Mohawk College. She cites her culture as inspiration for her illustrations in digital and traditional media.
  • Wiiji’iwe Collective, a group based in Dundas, dedicated to supporting Indigenous artists living in remote areas of Canada.

The exhibit was assembled by Grandmother’s Voice, an Indigenous women-led organization in Milton, to depict narratives left out of Canadian history for centuries as a way to “touch your heart and support you through truth ‘to’ reconciliation.”

The exhibit’s official opening will be held Thursday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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