Exhibit opens on First FREE Friday, February 4, 2022 with free admission all day.
Curated by Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College, this mixed-media exhibit was created to support a college course on Indigenous aesthetics and explores themes related to place and identity. Many of the artists exhibited have personal connections to indigeneity and draw from personal and collective histories and memories.
Painted portraits by Ric Gendron, a member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; lithographs that merge historical photos with traditional quilt patterns by Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star; dramatic landscapes by James Lavadour, a member of the Walla Walla Tribe; and fiber art pieces constructed from wool blankets and embroidered by Marie Watt, a member of the Seneca nation will be on display. C. Maxx Stevens – Seminole, Marcus Amerman – Choctaw, and older brother Roger, as well as Preston Singletary – Tlingit, Melanie Yazzie – Navajo, Merritt Johnson – Mohawk & Blackfoot, and Nicholas Galanin – Tlingit & Unangax̂ also have works on display.
Masks and social distancing are required.