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Join us in welcoming Eric G Martin as he walks you through the history, meaning, and process of making a beautiful dreamcatcher of your own.
“As the legend goes, the Dream Catcher was used by the Woodland Indians and was hung in the Lodge. Its use was to catch all dreams good or bad. The bad dreams would get caught up in the webbing and be held there till first morning light, then burned off. Now, the good dreams were caught and knowing their way to the hole in the center, would filter down into the feathers and be held there, only to return another night to be dreamed.”
Eric G. Martin is a North American Native of the Mohawk and Chippewa tribes of Six Nations Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
His Native name is Gwiish Koshi Nodinin (Whispering Windz) member of the Bear Clan.
He is a self-taught artist who began stone carving in 1996, creating stone sculptures from soapstone, marble, alabaster, gypsum and limestone. He also works with antlers, bone, wood, metals, precious and semiprecious stone, and sometimes ice!
His work includes pipe making and ink printing.
Eric’s art can be found in private and public collections world-wide; most notably he has a carving in Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto in their public, permanent viewing collection. He also has a wampum belt in the Harbor Village Museum Collection in Grove, Oklahoma. His work can be found on the cover page design of Native Foods the Native Way book for the Ontario Agri-Food Education and Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario. The Six Nations Post Office uses a cancellation stamp of a Tree of Peace, which he designed.
You can find his current projects on Facebook and Instagram https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013847689245


August 24
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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