Native American Art Demonstration & Discussion
Join us for a virtual discussion and demonstration about Native American Art and Culture.
Featuring Native artists and alumni from the Seneca & Onondaga Nations and Squamish tribe.
Sabryna Stevens from the Seneca Nation.Sabryna Stevens is a third generational beadwork artist, she is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation. Located in Western New York. She is a self taught artist and began her beading journey in 2012 when her friend asked her “do you want to make some beaded earrings”? Since then Sabryna expanded her knowledge of beadwork, from learning the basics of threading a needle to making beautiful traditional raised beadwork of the Haudenosaunee people.
Ikerson Hopper ’14 BFA from the Onondaga Nation. Ikerson Hopper is a graphic designer from the Onondaga Nation. His Onondaga name is Dehanoñhsawa’khoñ’, which means “He’s holding two houses”. His artistic expression is not only limited to graphic design, but also the art of porcupine quillwork, beadwork, wood carving, and traditional dancing. Ikerson graduated from Adelphi University in 2014 with a BA in graphic design. He hopes to provide insight into the Onondaga culture and their teachings through the many art forms he practices. As an inherent extension of his work, he passes along vital teachings for the future 7 generations. Follow him on Instagram @ikerson2.
Chantel Joseph from the Onondaga and Squamish Nations.
Chantel Joseph is a multi medium artist. She works in fashion as a designer and seamstress. She is a moccasin maker, mask maker, beader, painter, writer, cedar weaver and most recently began creating handmade shoes. Chantel is also a certified professional makeup-artist who created her own cosmetic line of mineral makeup. She also has a line of greeting cards which are written from the perspective of the teachings and culture of her heritage. Chantel is a mother and wife. Her family, culture, love of art and passion for the creative process drives Chantel’s creations.
Organized by Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition (IPAC) and Anthropology Department.
Co-sponsors: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Art Department and The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department
For more information regarding this event, please contact:
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion