City of Rochester unveils Iroquois Creation Story Mural at Floreano Convention Center
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The City of Rochester unveiled a mural at the Floreano Convention Center on Tuesday.
The art, titled "Iroquois Creation Story: Water is Life," is located on the terrace of the convention center overlooking the Genesee River.
During the unveiling, Artist Peter Jemison was on hand to talk about his creation.
"I felt that what’s missing from Rochester is an acknowledgment of the original human beings who lived here. and we are called in our own language the Onandowaga. This mural begins to achieve that for not only the Senecas but also the rest of the five nations," Jemison said.
There’s a panel close to the mural describing the meaning behind Jemison’s work. The 8-foot by 16-foot work of art is based on a book by a late Seneca scholar.