Colorful Stripes

Mohawk Nation: Then, Now, the Future

Paul Smith's College, Freer Auditorium 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths, NY

This event, one of two from Third World Newsreel and Paul Smith's College, are conceived as windows into the histories of indigenous people and windows that open onto the possibilities for the future. Ganienkeh is the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974. Planned in collaboration with the Ganienkeh, this pair of programs focuses on indigenous activism and current challenges to survival. The event will included discussion of the process of cultural solidarity and creating innovative media practices. This October program, organized by Professor Annie Rochon (Kanehsatake) of Paul Smith's College […]


Artist-Led Cemetery Walk

Thomas Cole National Historic Site & Catskill Village Cemetery 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY

Thomas Cole’s grave is located in the Village Cemetery just down the street from the historic site where the artist Marc Swanson’s work will be on view for the exhibition “A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco.” To further explore the themes of loss and memorial, the Swanson will lead walking tours of the cemetery, a public space that also has beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. The program will provide an opportunity for audiences to connect directly with the artist to learn about the ideas and the inspiration behind the artwork.