Yager Museum Hosts Online Artist Conversation With Cathie Jamieson
On Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Yager Museum of Art & Culture at Hartwick College will host a virtual artist conversation with Cathie Jamieson, whose work is featured in the current exhibit, dadibaajimo: Two Mississauga Artists Share Stories. Dr. Quentin Lewis, the Museum’s collections and programs manager, will be speaking with Jamieson about art, Indigenous life and culture, and inspiration, as well as taking questions from viewers.
The conversation will be streamed over the museum’s Facebook page and archived for future viewing. Links and information about submitting questions will be available at the Facebook page. The event is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.
“We originally planned to have a formal, in-depth conversation with the artists for the dadibaajimo exhibition at a reception, but we couldn’t make it happen,” Lewis said. “Although the Museum is currently closed due to the Coronovirus pandemic, we are taking this opportunity to offer what we hope will be the first of many on-line programs. Plus, as anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Cathie Jamieson knows, she is a great speaker and storyteller in addition to being a great artist.”
dadibaajimo: Two Mississauga Artists Share Stories, which opened at the Yager in February, features artwork by Jamieson, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Luke Swinson, of the Mississaugas of Scucog Island. This is the first exhibition at the Yager Museum to feature contemporary Indigenous artwork. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum until later this year.
Jamieson resides on the Credit Reservation, in what is today known as Ontario, Canada. An artist from a young age, she studied art and art history at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, and since then has shown her own work and promoted other Indigenous artists in venues around southern Ontario. In addition to her artistic career, she also serves as an elected band Councillor for the Mississaugas of the Credit, where she focuses work on issues of education, environmental sustainability, and health care. More information can be found at her artist website.
The Museum is not currently open to the public, but staff are currently working to ensure that the Museum will be safe for visitors, staff, and students when it does reopen. Information about upcoming programs, exhibits, and initiatives can be found on the Museum’s webpage or Facebook page.