Abenaki Native artist Carmen Hathaway (née Sadoquis), in working with a variety of media stained glass, stone, clay, fine leather, fur, beads, oil and acrylic paint - honours tradition with contemporary expression. |
In July of 1999, Hathaway expanded her home-based art business of four years to a retail gallery/studio location – Abenaki Art Works -- in the Recreation Centre at the Southport Aerospace Centre. Located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, Southport is a unique commercial centre for aerospace, industry, training, conferences, residential housing and recreation.
Since graduation from Red River College's Creative Communications course in 1978, her career path has included positions of television copywriter and Promotion Director (CKND-TV/Global), account executive, radio broadcaster/producer, and manager of a retail floral operation. In 1995 - on completion of the Self-Employment Assistance Program - she launched Abenaki Art Works.
Hathaway's dynamic mix of traditional and modern art in stained glass, oil and acrylic paintings, and mixed media has attracted an international clientele.
Stained glass commissions are accepted at Hathaway's Southport studio. Stained glass instruction, equipment and supplies are also available.
Hathaway teaches as a visual arts specialist with the Portage & District Foundation's ArtsSmarts program, providing art participation opportunities for Portage and District school children from kindergarten to grade 12.
An art instructor at the Manitoba Developmental Centre since 1996, the Centre commissioned Hathaway in 1998 to create and install stained glass window panels for the new Worship Centre.
A band member of the Abenaki (Algonquin) community at Odanak, Quebec, Ms. Hathaway has resided in Manitoba, Canada since 1974.