SIX NATIONS, ON – November 1, 2016 –Six Nations Tourism celebrates the opening of a new art installation featuring local Six Nations artist, Arnold Jacobs. The installation is open to the public, free of charge during regular business hours Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 at 2498 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON. The installation will be on display until July 2017.
“Six Nations Tourism works with local artists to portray the true history and culture of the Six Nations People,” says Constance Jamieson, Six Nations Tourism manager. “We value and appreciate the local talent that we have here on Six Nations and we are delighted to be able to feature such a renowned artist.”
Arnold Jacobs is the owner of Two Turtle Art Gallery located on the Six Nations Reserve. His artistic images range from contemporary graphics and realism, to the mystical which reveal his deeply felt emotions and pride in his Haudenosaunee heritage. His versatility has also lead Jacobs to create a clothing design line, clan jewelry, framed art cards, an even architecture. Arnold’s installation includes an original painting depicting the Haudenosaunee creation story valued at over $50,000, as well as many prints that showcase Haudenosaunee history and culture both in the past and in the present.
In addition to the Arnold Jacob installation, visitors will also be able to take a guided tour of the Six Nations Tourism Centre by Cultural Coordinator, Alysha Longboat. Here they will be able to hear about Haudenosaunee culture and local history as well as view black ash baskets created by Kimberly White-Atkins and Haudenosaunee raised beadwork and replica wampum belts created by Yvonne Thomas, from the Jake Thomas Learning Centre.
About Six Nations Tourism:
Formally a branch of Six Nations Elected Council, Six Nations Tourism is now a department of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Six Nations Tourism employs 4 full time staff who manage Six Nations Tourism, Chiefswood National Historic Site & Mohawk Chapel. SNGRDC employs over 100 staff in the areas of Tourism, Bingo, Property Management, Human Resources, Finance, Business Development and Corporate Affairs.
For More Information: Visit www.sndevcorp.ca or www.sixnationstourism.ca
About Arnold Jacobs:
Arnold Jacob is an Onondaga artist raised within the traditional culture and language of Six Nations of the Grand River territory, where he resides with his family. He works are an expression of his connection to his spirituality; his symbols of the earth and sky, water, wind, thunder, moon and sun, along with other related themes depicts the traditional ways of the Haudenosaunee, their clans and culture. You may visit his website by clicking Two Turtle Art Gallery
Tabitha Curley, Corporate Communications Officer
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
519-753-1950 Ext. 6420