Wednesday, November 12, 2003
The last day to view Reflecting On Lewis and Clark: Contemporary American Indian Viewpoints, this year's special exhibition at Maryhill Museum of Art, is Saturday, Nov. 15, and in commemoration the Chinook Singers will perform at 3 p.m.
The concert is free with paid museum admission.
Led by Tony Johnson, linguist and artist, the Chinook Singers will perform traditional songs in the Chinook Language.
"This is a marvelous group of young singers," said Courtney Spousta, curator of education. "The melodies and emotional tone they project will add a wonderful touch to the closing of the exhibit."
Curated by Pat Courtney Gold, a member of the Wasco Nation of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Ore., the exhibit features paintings, sculptures and traditional artifacts by 13 contemporary Native American artists, including Tony Johnson, that express their thoughts and feelings concerning the impact of Lewis & Clark's journey of 1803-06 on Northwest tribes.
This is also the last opportunity to see the exhibit Festive Gatherings, featuring photographs taken by J.W. Thompson (1890-1978) on Indian reservations in Washington and at Oregon's Pendleton Round-up and Celilo Falls.
The Museum closes for the season on Nov. 16 and will re-open in the spring on March 15 with many new exhibits and programs.