Exhibit: Toyuskanash: Bridges at Long Island Children's Museum

Tue Jul 12, 2022
11:00am to 5:00pm ET
All ages
Free with museum admission ($14)

Join four Indigenous artists as you make, view and talk about art all summer long. Step into a dynamic exhibition and art-making space exploring creativity and culture and place and identity.

Toyuskanash, the Algonquin word for bridges, brings together artists from the Shinnecock Nation to explore how they bridge traditional and contemporary culture and bridge gaps in history and knowledge with surrounding communities. The summer exhibition will highlight the artwork of fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis, painter and tradition bearer Denise Silva-Dennis, beadwork appliqué and ribbon work artist Tohanash Tarrant and painter David Bunn Martine. 

July 11-16: Learn about featured NEA Artist-in-Residence Denise Silva-Dennis as you create your own scallop necklaces out of traditional materials.

July 18-22: Join artist Tohanash Tarrant and learn how she uses the tradition of appliqué in her artwork to bridge the past with the present. Then, using vibrant, colorful fabrics, create your own appliqué medallion.

Each artist’s creative process will be highlighted during two-week residencies at the Museum; including eight artist-led workshops during each residency and daily activities for visitors led by Museum staff that draw inspiration from their artwork, process and media. A Talk Back Wall, supported through a grant from Humanities New York, will encourage visitors to respond to questions about the concepts of place, identity, history and land.

Complementary exhibitions at Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY, will introduce the work of BIPOC artists and encourage visitation between the two sites covering both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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