The Center Gallery is located on the second floor of the College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus (260 North Union St., Olean), the Center Gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm and Friday 8am-3pm. * The gallery is closed on all college holidays.
From Turtle Island: Our Traditional Expressions A Native American Artworks Exhibition
Opening Reception, Friday, November 3, from 5-7pm Exhibition runs through December 7, 2017 Curated by Penelope Minner, Turtle Clan, and Peter Jones, Beaver Clan
Five of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) are represented in this exhibition. The artists hope to enlighten visitors to the past, present and future of their people and their traditions and raise the local and regional profiles of Native artists by sharing their traditional art forms. Dr. Patricia Briggs, Director of Jamestown Community College’s Center and Weeks Galleries stated that “JCC is honored to host local Native American artists in the Center Gallery on our Olean campus. We are planning to have featured artists speak at the opening reception and to meet with classes on campus. “From Turtle Island” is a marvelous way to highlight native arts and crafts and inform students and community members about local native cultural traditions.” The exhibition opens on November 3rd with a gallery reception that is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through December 7th and visitors are invited to experience the beauty and artistry of the Haudenosaunee rich, cultural heritage during this month-long exhibition. Every artist in this exhibition recognizes the vital importance of keeping their cultural traditions alive by practicing their particular art form and, in turn, passing those skills, knowledge and traditions on to the next generation. The artists participating in this exhibition, their Nation, clan and art forms are:
Artist/Patient/Advocate: Elizabeth Jameson & Ted Meyer
Opening Reception, Friday, February 16, from 5-7pm (with an artist’s talk by Ted Meyer) Exhibition runs through March 27, 2018
Artist/Patient/Advocate features artwork by two artists that reveal and transform our way of seeing patients and illness. Since her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, Elizabeth Jameson has used the brain scans that track her disease as the basis for colorful and luminous images which challenge viewers to see the brain, disability, and illness in new ways. Artist Ted Meyer creates monoprints taken directly from the scarred skin of his subjects. These graphic yet beautiful images tell stories of medical crisis, resilience, and healing.
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