BY YOUR SIDE - a series of artworks about the Susquehanna River habitat, with symbolic reference to the diverse life that shares its environment, and historic, cultural, and current events, including the commemoration of the "Two Row" wampum belt of 1613.

November 1 - 22, 2013

9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego, NY 13827
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, & by Appt.
(contact the Artist:

RECEPTIONS with the Artist:
Friday, 11/15, 4:00 - 6:30pm (during Third Friday Art Walk)
Sat/ Sun, 11/16 and 11/17, Noon - 2-30pm

Hickory Edwards, Onondaga Nation Turtle Clan, Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Sunday, 11/17, at 1:30pm
A short video will be presented on the symbolic canoe trip of Summer 2013 to celebrate the rivers of New York, and commemorate the treaty between sovereign nations.

All events are free and open to the public.

"Peace and Friendship Forever; Eagle's Flight"

water media & silverpoint on panel
16x8 inches

The "Two Row" established a way of communicating shared values of peace and friendship forever between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and early Europeas, in particular, the Dutch.  A chain of three silver links was also used to describe this covenant between sovereign nations.  This year, 2013, marks the 400th anniversary of the Two Row, with events held throughout the year to mark this occasion ( 

The wampum belt was made by the Haudenosaunee from shells.  The white beads represent the river of life, and the two purple rows represent the Nations, each with its own laws and customs.  This agreement now represents the relations the Haudenosaunee have with all who share this land.  This coming year will be the 401st year in the on-going renewal of this agreement and "polishing the covenant chain."

The artwork will be on display starting Fri., 11/1, through Fri., 11/22, during regular business hours, during receptions with the Artist, or by appointment.  The Art Exhibition and Guest Presentation are free and open to the public.

***This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Above: Covenant in Wampum and Silver, 

K. Kucharski (water media and silverpoint on panel, 2013, 8x16 inches)

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