Artist & Curator Talk: Each One, Inspired
October 7, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Each One, Inspired exhibition curator Gwendolyn Saul, PhD will join exhibiting artist Hayden Haynes (Seneca) for a discussion on the art of antler carving, how Hayden became interested in this medium, and what inspires his work.
Hayden Haynes is a Seneca artist from the Cattaraugus Reservation. He has been carving antlers for over 10 years. Hayden Haynes creates unique antler works ranging from earrings, beads and necklaces to large carvings. He enjoys working with antlers because it gives the antlers of animals that have passed a new life. His aim is to advance the art of antler carving to new and innovative heights. The artist strives to create one of a kind, highly detailed works with meanings rooted in his Iroquois culture. He is currently collaborating on an art project that will become a traveling exhibit, created entirely by Haudenosaunee people, addressing the history of boarding schools and more specifically, the Thomas Indian School that once operated on Seneca lands.