EXHIBITION: September 18 – December 22, 2018
RECEPTION: Thursday, September 27th, 1:30-2:30 pm
ABOUT | Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is an extraordinary center for artistic creativity located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon. Housed in the historic St. Andrew’s Mission school building, Crow’s Shadow was founded in 1992 by Walla Walla artist James Lavadour, one of the Northwest’s most critically acclaimed painters. Organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA), the exhibition chronicles the history of Crow’s Shadow over the past 25 years. Today, CSIA is perhaps the only professional printmaking studio located on a reservation community in the United States. Since opening, it has emerged as one of the most important printmaking studios in the country, bringing together Native and non-Native artists from around the world to make prints under the guidance and direction of master printmaker Frank Janzen. Prints produced at Crow’s Shadow can be found in some of the foremost public and private collections in the United States and have been included in exhibitions around the world.
This exhibition features 75 prints drawn from the Crow’s Shadow Print Archive and focuses on themes of landscape, abstraction, portraiture, word and images, and media and process. Included in the exhibition are works by 50 Native and non-Native artists who have worked at CSIA, including Rick Bartow, Pat Boas, Joe Feddersen, Edgar Heap of Birds, James Lavadour, Truman Lowe, Lillian Pitt, Wendy Red Star, Storm Tharp, and Marie Watt, among others.
LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The hours of our six galleries are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.
SPECIAL EVENT | Crow’s Shadow Reception/Gallery Conversation with artist James Lavadour and Dr. Rebecca Dobkins (Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University)
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Wright/Harmon and Smith Galleries | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a reception & gallery conversation – moderated by Dr. Michael Holloman with Dr. Rebecca Dobkins and artist James Lavadour – on Thursday, September 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wright/Harmon and Smith Galleries. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy a lively dialog about the works in the exhibition Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25. Reception with light refreshments to follow.