Tri-County Arts Council to hold closing reception for Jones exhibit


Peter Jones, left, and son Mike recreate pre-colonization traditional Iroquois pottery while infusing their own unique neo-traditional style in paintings and sculpture.


The Tri-County Arts Council will hold a closing reception of Mike and Peter Jones' Yadahta:wak Hibsonya:no (Father& Son - They Make Things) exhibit from 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday, July 24 in the gallery, 110 W. State St., Olean, NY. https://www.myartscouncil.net/gallery.htlm.


The work of both artists reflects their Native American heritage and issues that have impacted the Hodinohso:ni:h or "People of the Long House".


The reception, which will include a performance by Mike Jones on guitar and feature Seneca dishes catered by Tracie Brown, will be the last opportunity for the public to view their extraordinary exhibit of neo-traditional Iroquois pottery, paintings, and sculpture and discuss the work with the artists.


"Peter Jones almost single-handedly brought back an extinct art form that was an important part of his Haudenosaunee culture, while also putting his own take on it. His son Mike's work takes those same themes, putting them into everything from painting to carving, along with the pottery he learned from his father. Peter and Mike have pieces in museums across the country, and it has been a real honor to host them here at the Tri-County Arts Council Gallery."


"I encourage everyone to visit the TCAC (Tri-County Arts Council) gallery to see this important exhibit before it ends on the 24th, and join us at the closing reception Saturday evening (July 24, 7-9 p.m.)," said Mikel Wintermantel, executive director of the Tri-County Arts Council.


The Tri-County Arts Council Gallery is open 12 - 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 12 - 5 p.m. Saturdays at 110 West State Street in Olean, NY.











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