Meet the artists, have a drink, and be the first to experience their latest work. Plan to stay on for an evening of film and conversation.
5:30 – 7 pm: Opening Reception with artists Shelley Niro and Abedar Kamgari
Free admission to the Opening Reception. All are welcome!
7 pm: Film Screenings and Conversation
Kissed by Lightning
Director Shelley Niro, 2009, Canada, English, 94 min. Rating 14A | DRAMA
Beautifully photographed, Niro’s film meditates on the loss of native traditions, and the role of women in keeping them alive in this story of Mavis Dogblood (Kateri Walker), a Mohawk painter from Canada, haunted by the tragic death of her husband.
Niro’s 2015 short film Niagara will also be shown.
8:30 – 9:00 pm: Artist Talk
A brief discussion with director Shelley Niro and Rhéanne Chartrand, McMaster Museum of Art Curator of Indigenous Art, follows the screenings. Free admission.
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Resting with Warriors 2001
Shelley Niro (Mohawk b. 1954)
series of 4 woodcuts on wove paper, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2016
© Courtesy Shelley Niro