Visitors to the White Salmon Valley Community Library will have a chance to view prized pieces of fine art from Maryhill Museum of Art.
Crafted by contemporary Native American artists, the items on exhibit include a bronze mask of Tsalaglal by Lillian Pitt, an exquisitely beaded baby carrier by Maynard White Owl Lavadour and a modern Sally Bag, titled Sally's Hidden Secret by Pat Courtney Gold.
The items will be on display at the library during the month of February.
The exhibit, designed to travel to area schools and libraries, is being presented as one of many programs and events that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the inundation of Celilo Falls. Maryhill Museum of Art's special exhibition, The Day the Columbia Ran Backward, March 10, 1957, will be showing every day from March 15 through July 8, 2007. The exhibit is curated by noted author Mary Dodds Schlick, and tells the story of Celilo Falls through artifacts, photographs, prints and written documents.
White Salmon Valley Community Library has joined with Maryhill Museum of Art, The Center for Columbia River History, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, and other Oregon and Washington libraries to present Celilo Stories, library programs that feature contemporary authors George Aguilar, Sr., Katrine Barber, Craig Lesley and Elizabeth Woody as they discuss the many meanings of Celilo Falls.
Patrons of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System, the Hood River County Library System and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library can check out a free family admission pass to Maryhill Museum of Art just as they check out a book. The pass is honored by the Museum every day from March 15 through Nov. 15, 2007.