Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Stitching Freedom: The Underground Railroad Connection (Explorations Gallery)
February 5, 2000 - August 6, 2000
This youth-oriented exhibition focuses upon the development of Essex County as a principal terminus of the Underground Railroad. Toronto fabric artist and historian Sharon Irving has researched historic textile artifacts produced by African-Canadian communities in Southwestern Ontario. This exhibition explores these traditions of quiltmaking, and porvides an introduction to the history and culture of black communities in the area.