Native American Artisan Series - Carson Waterman
10:00am - 5:00pm
August 9, 2013
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Carson Waterman | Painting
Carson Waterman (Seneca Nation, Snipe Clan) is a skilled and creative artist well known at Cattaraugus and Allegany for his mural paintings in the Nation's buildings. His paintings are representational, and Carson's intent is to communicate to his audience about his culture, which he feels is unique and worthy of respect. In his paintings he is concerned with the idea, its expression, and the detail. He also works in drawing, graphics design, print making, stone and wood carvings, and steel sculpture.
Carson has also been dedicated to helping his people through the arts. He has acted as an art teacher for Seneca Nation programs, and he was co-founder, along with Pete Jemison, of SNOVA, an organization which seeks to provide the instructors and facilities for craft classes at both Allegany and Cattaraugus. As the exhibits preparator and artist-in-residence at the new museum, Carson continues to educate the public visually through presentation of Iroquois material culture and his own art work. His training at the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Natural History, and the NY State Museum, helps to provide the Seneca Museum with valuable skills and creative ideas.
About the Series: Fenimore Art Museum welcomes Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists to spend two days in the museum galleries and outdoors at our Native American Interpretive site Otsego: A Meeting Place. Artists teach and create unique artwork and crafts. Engaging conversations with these artists offer a delightful, insightful way to learn about traditional Native American art skills that have been handed down for generations.
Admission to the Native American Artisan Series is included with regular admission to the Fenimore Art Museum. Admission is free to NYSHA members. Become a member today!