Melissa McGill in conversation with Lenape Center’s Hadrien Coumans

Melissa McGill in conversation with Lenape Center’s Hadrien Coumans


TOTAH presents Melissa McGill in conversation with Lenape Center’s Hadrien Coumans, to discuss her ongoing link with land, sea, and waterways. Melissa’s solo exhibition CURRENTS opened on September 8th, and invites the viewer to consider our symbiotic relationship with water, particularly the Muhheacanituk/Hudson River, as a vital but threatened life-force. Lenape Center and Melissa have a longstanding relationship of mutual respect and support, having provided guidance and collaboration on programming for her public project Constellation (2015-17). Join us as they examine the importance of respecting the spirit of water in and around us, and how Melissa’s work addresses these issues.

Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00 pm
TOTAH, 183 Stanton Street, New York, NY

Hadrien Coumans is co-founder and co-director of Lenape Center. A published author, editor, and educator, his work is centered in collective and individual well-being, empowerment, cultural continuance, genocide prevention and healing. He is an adopted member of the WhiteTurkey-Fugate family (Lenape).

Lenape Center is based in Manhattan and has the mission of continuing Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts.

See the conversation here.