PLATTSBURGH – The Strand Center for the Arts is hosting “Indigenous Reflections,” artwork created by renowned painter, David Kanietakeron Fadden, in the Main Gallery. This upcoming exhibit showcases Fadden’s work from early 2000 to 2020 and will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. A free reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. that night.
David Fadden was born in Lake Placid, NY in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. He was raised in Onchiota, NY, graduated from the Saranac Lake Central School, and attended North Country Community College. In conjunction with the formal art training he received in the educational system, he learned technical skills and artistic insight from his parents: John Fadden, educator, illustrator and painter; and Elizabeth Eva Fadden, wood sculptor and potter. His area of expertise, in respect to creating images of Native Americans, has been nurtured by learning from his paternal grandfather, Ray Fadden, designer, author, and founder of the Six Nations Indian Museum of Onchiota, New York.