Oren Lyons Speaking on Disappearing Cultures at ArtRage Feb 28th…and More!

Indigenous cultures are under constant siege. It’s happening in Brazil, Canada, the U.S. – a long history of annihilation anywhere you find people living off the land. It’s happening where a favored theory by those seeking power is summarized in European settlers reasoning; “Kill the Indian and save the man.” “Killing the Indian” can take many forms. Indigenous languages are the most varied in the world. When you lose the language, you erase the culture.

The Canadian and U.S. practice of removing Native children from their homes and outlawing Native languages has taken a huge toll. Why is there such an attack on Indigenous cultures? Because such cultures relate to the land and resources. What is called “Progress” has another name – genocide.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7pm – Free to the Public

Oren Lyons speaking on Disappearing Cultures

Please be advised that we are expecting an overflow crowd that may result in having to turn people away. If you want a seat, be sure to come early.

Join us as we welcome Oren R. Lyons Jr., a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Onondaga Council of Chiefs, to ArtRage to speak on this important issue. Once a college lacrosse player, Lyons is an internationally recognized advocate of indigenous rights. Share on Facebook

Save The Dates:
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7pmArtist Talk with Michael Greenlar  SHARE ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:30 to 8pm • Fly Away with Bruce
Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9am to Noon • Pancakes Anyone? International Women’s Day 4th Annual ArtRage Pancake Breakfast  SHARE ON FACEBOOK
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7pm • How to be an Ally to Indigenous Peoples
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3pm • Annie Paterson & Charlie King with Colleen Kattau in Concert
Celebrating the release of Annie & Charlie’s new live CD, Step by Step, and the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birthday! Benefit Concert for ArtRage!

Current Exhibition:

KOKOM LENA of the First Nation Algonquin – The Photographs of Michael Greenlar   SYRACUSE NEW TIMES article by Carl Mellor
February 2 to March 23, 2019

Syracuse photographer Michael Greenlar documented four generations of Algonquins in the bush of Quebec, Canada for almost 20 years.The work focuses on the matriarch Lena Nottaway and the knowledge she passed on through her 15 children. Lena taught Kokomville how to utilize every element of the environment to become a self-sustaining community. The series is a testament to the cultural survival of the Algonquin people of Barrier Lake, La Vérendrye Park, Quebec, Canada.
Despite broken treaties and clear-cut logging, these First Nation people continue to use the land as their traditions dictate. The exhibition is in partnership with Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center. Please plan on visiting both venues to enjoy the complete experience of this photography series; you’ll see different images at each gallery.

Saturday, March 2nd from 2–4pm at Skä•noñh. Life in the Bush: An Algonquin Perspective. As a part of the KOKOM LENA exhibition partnership with ArtRage and Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, one of Lena Nottaway’s sons has traveled from Canada and will tell stories from his time in the bush and in Kokomville. This event is free to the public. SHARE ON FACEBOOK

Community News:

CHI & CHOCOLATE: AN EVENING WITH O YOGA. Friday, March 1st 5:30-8:00pm. $25 donation. Enjoy an evening of self care and sweet treats. Yoga class led by instructor Tyler Cagwin, chocolate tasting provided by Nostalgia Chocolates with all the proceeds going to Point of Contact’s El Punto Art Studio. THE POINT OF CONTACT GALLERY, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel. 315.443.2169. pointofcontactgallery@gmail.com

Laura Love will be performing as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 PM. The concert will be held at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214. Admission is $18. Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.folkus.org.

Building Company Theater is performing a new work at the new SALTspace Performing Arts Center. It is called Fragile White Guy and is based on themes drawn from the discourse on White Fragility. February 28 at 8pm, March 1,2 at 8pm and March 2,3 at 2pm. SALTspace Performing Arts Center, 104 Marcellus St., Syracuse. For more info:  Greg Mytelka, Building Company Theater, gsmytelk@syr.edu. (518) 332-1452  Advance Tickets

Sandwich Saturday if We Eat They Eat. Mar 2 – 10am-11am. Lincoln Middle School, 1613 James St, Syracuse. www.Weriseabovethestreets.org. If you are looking for a fulfilling and life changing experience, come help us serve the homeless community in Syracuse. We will be making lunch sacks, hygiene packages and having meaningful exchanges with our homeless friends. The success of our effort is due in great part to the willingness of community to show compassion to our neighbors who may be going through a rough time. That’s where YOU come in!

Ellis will be performing a house concert on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 PM. The concert will be held at 6824 Henderson Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078. Admission is a $20 donation. Contact Stirling Cousins for tickets at stirlingcousins@gmail.com.
A gifted songwriter and performer, Ellis is known for her stirring lyrics, open-hearted performances and contagious laughter. She got her start at coffee shops, and now tours the folk circuit. More info at ellis-music.com.

Street Heat – Mar 5 –  4:15-5pm. Hancock Airbase, 6000 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse. Join the Peace Council’s Street Heat team to stand up for justice and remind our fellow community members that we can make a difference. We protest US military intervention abroad, and especially the use of weaponized reaper drones (some of which are operated at Hancock Airbase). In spite of the cold, we continue to be out on the streets once a month at the main entrance to Hancock Air Base (home of the 174th Attack Wing of reaper drones). Come April we’ll be out again every week. Bring your own sign or borrow one of ours! How to Get Involved: For more info, contact Ann Tiffany and Ed Kinane at (315) 478-4571

ArtRage – the Norton Putter Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, New York
315-218-5711 – www.artragegallery.org
HOURS: W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat 12-4pm
Wheelchair accessible