Akwesasne mural at OPG Visitor Center

In this Monday, July 17, 2017 photo provided by OPG, a Mohawk mural is unveiled at the OPG St. Lawrence Visitor Center in Cornwall, Ont. The work of art was done by Akwesasne artist John B. Thomas. (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc. via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A large mural showcasing the Akwesasne culture has been unveiled at the OPG Visitor Center.

The work in the auditorium of the Second Street West building is called “Kaniatares”, which means Long River, and depicts live in the village along the St. Lawrence River in the 1700s.

The painting took Akwesasne artist John B. Thomas six weeks to complete and covers three canvasses. It’s 6.4 meters (21 feet) long.

The mural was commissioned by Ontario Power Generation and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

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