Our Spring 2010 artist spotlight is on Natasha Smoke Santiago!
Natasha is a painter and potter who has been making and selling her art since she was a child. She was a teacher in our 2009 traditional arts pottery class, sharing the skills that she has learned from master potter, Roger Perkins.
We have changed our Artist Spotlight format to a seasonal change of artists. Due to budget cuts, we have shorter staff hours which made it difficult to keep up with monthly updates. Sorry for any of you who have been wondering what happened to our updates! Take the time to check out Natasha’s spotlight!
Bruce Boots has written his own bio – a first for our artist spotlight’s here on the Akwesasne Cultural Center website – so click on the button at left to hear about the artist in his own words and to see a small sample of his work. Check out his page on myspace.com/kahiroton too!
We are sorry to share the news that Florence David passed away this week, due to an automobile accident in front of her home. Condolences may be made on-line at the Donaldson’s funeral home: http://www.donaldsonfh.com/ Florence David was our artist of the month in Seskeha (August) 2007. Florence was dear to our hearts as an Akwesasne Mohawk basketmaker and friend. She will be sadly missed.