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Events, Exhibits & Workshops

Next Crepes, Coffee & Tea days are:

Wednesday June 19th and Saturday, June 22nd 10a-2p


Featuring new menu items and drinks!

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Akhwatsi:re - My Family

The Beadwork & Regalia of

Marlana & Kaiahtenhtas Thompson

"Akhwatsi:re (My Family) is a visual representation of the love and gratitude I have for my family. The respect for all my family who have taught me important artist skills, allowing me to carry on my mohawk traditional art and contemporary designs."

-Marlana Thompson Baker

Bead-working / Beadwork & Regalia Workshop



  • "My Family" Akwesasne Beadwork & Regalia Workshops: Saturday, June 15th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Multigenerations welcome!)
  • All participants will make a beaded artistic piece that they can take home after the workshop


Artists Marlana Thompson & Kaiahtenhtas Thompson teach beadwork and decorative regalia making in the style of the Akwesasne Mohawk community they are from. Marlana incorporates all the life elements in her works of art, combining traditional touches with the styles of today.


Designs are tailored to reflect each person’s individuality with the use of various mediums, and works to create large-scale pieces for purses, jackets, and wall displays, including smaller adornment items including pins, pendants, and earrings. They combine multiple types of beads and techniques in each piece, resulting in highly textured surfaces, and gravitates to natural imagery of plants and insects as well as culturally symbolic imagery including devising designs based on Mohawk creation stories in pieces that are nonetheless open to interpretation.


Register online here

Space Available for Rent


Artist Studio or Office spaces available at The TAUNY Center, located at 53 Main St. Canton, NY.


Studio space available during TAUNY business hours: Monday-Thursday 10a-5p, Friday 10a-6p, Saturday 10a-5p


Contact TAUNY Executive Director Joshua Vink for more information.



315-386-4289

executivedirector@tauny.org


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