The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has appointed Erika Iserhoff as new Indigenous Arts Officer. Iserhoff holds a Bachelor of Design in Material Art & Design from OCAD University, where she also taught in the Indigenous Visual Culture program.
Iserhoff is a founding member of the Chocolate Woman Collective, a group of artists with a shared interest in research, exploration and practical application of Indigenous aesthetic principles in all areas of the dramatic arts. She is also the co-founder of the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator, which promotes the creation and exhibition of new works by Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and crafts. Iserhoff was associate producer of Tributaries, the opening night of Toronto’s 2017 Luminato festival, at which she was also announced as the Emerging Laureate of OAC’s Indigenous Arts Award. In 2009, she received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her work in costume design in Indigenous theatre.
Iserhoff is of Omushkego and Eeyou Cree heritage, and is a member of Constance Lake First Nation. She is based in Toronto with her family.
Erika succeeds long-time OAC Indigenous Arts Officer Sara Roque, who stepped down in 2018.
Opening reception Wed. Oct. 24 during the full moon from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm with invited guest speaker Morgana Sythove to share her expertise on oral tradition, Etruscan society and the role of the goddess.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
While the visual elements in the work refer directly or indirectly to the ocean and water, the slow nature of the work references time and history as it reflects the human spirit in the context of our affinity for water. Currently eighty percent of the global population lives by a major body of water reinforcing our biological and psychological connection to water. It flows through our bodies and without it we would cease to exist. From our conception we are immersed in it and it comforts us. We are emotionally connected to the natural aquatic environment because it increases the fluid expansion of our ideas and improves our very existence. We constantly evolve and move forward, always connected to the past, always connected to water.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Dorie Millerson, Chair of the Material Art & Design Program will have three pieces of work shown in the Unterdon Art Museum.
Hunterdon Art Museum: Center for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey, Tues. to Sun. 11:00-5:00 pm.
Sept. 23, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
"A ground-breaking exhibition highlighting how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of their art form to create exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms... Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques, reveals how contemporary fiber artists are applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibers and filaments in unlimited colors and textures to interpret their world." – Hunterdon Art Museum
Venue & Address:
Hunterdon Art Museum: Centre for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey