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CROW’S SHADOW ROUND-UP GALLERY
PENDLETON, Oregon - Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is pleased to announce that we will once again be sharing our work on S Main Street during the Pendleton Round-Up. Thanks to generous support from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation and Harsch Investment Properties—major arts and Round-Up supporters—Crow’s Shadow work will be on view at 256 S. Main Street from Thursday September 14th through Saturday September 16th, right in the heart of downtown Pendleton. This special event coincides with Crow’s Shadow’s 25th Anniversary as a local arts institution and member of the greater Pendleton community.
The Crow’s Shadow Round-Up Gallery will feature a variety of works from our permanent collection including prominent regional, contemporary Native American artists such as James Lavadour, Wendy Red Star, and Rick Bartow along with prints from non-native artists who have participated in the Artist-in-Residency program, such as Samantha Wall and Pat Boas.
The exhibit will also feature prints by students from Nixya’awii Community School produced during a yearlong printmaking class, taught at CSIA by Master Printer, Frank Janzen.
Joining Crow’s Shadow in the space will be several local food and beverage purveyors offering tastes of their top selling or exclusive small batch products.
Crow’s Shadow Round-Up Gallery
256 S Main Street
Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 16, 2016
10am – 1pm & 4pm - 8pm
Gallery admission is free and open to the public
 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Crow’s Shadow is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Chinook and Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce). Our mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.
Briana Miller, writer for The Oregonian/OregonLive notes the eerie timeliness of Alison Saar’s new print “Muddy Water,” created for her show at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture.
Saar and collaborator, master printer Paul Mullowney, worked for a year creating Saar’s solo show as part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Each year, a curator selects an artist from Schnitzer’s extensive print collection and creates a show, accompanied by a lecture, from the artist.
“Crepuscular Blue: Prints and Sculpture by Alison Saar” is a study on historical American floods and how African Americans living in flood plains have survived over time. Miller writes about how “Muddy Water” in particular was supposed to be the end of the series “Breach,” and it is “sharply graphic, visceral and disturbing. Which could be said of most – if not all – of Saar’s work.”
Oregon Coast Today highlights the 2017 “In a Landscape” series featuring Oregon native and internationally-renowned pianist Hunter Noack. Noack makes a stop at Newport’s Agate Beach Golf Course on Wednesday, Sept 13 with members of Pink Martini: bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, Nicholas Crosa on violin and Pansy Chang on cello.
To be clear this concert is on the green, not inside a clubhouse. Noack performs 13 outdoor concerts in the series, transporting his nine-foot Steinway grand piano to each venue from the Astoria Column to Crater Lake National Park. “This project brings together two things I love most,” Noack said, “classical music and the great outdoors.”
Noack plays with a variety of local musicians and groups that accompany him in each location. There is some seating for the audience, but wireless headphones allow concert goers to walk through the surrounding setting while listening to the performance.
From Noack’s website: The music became a live soundtrack accompanying each person’s outdoor odyssey and the concert location itself was as important as the music played. In the spirit of the WPA’s Federal Music and Theatre Projects, which presented thousands of free concerts and plays in theaters, public spaces and parks across the country during the Depression, “In a Landscape” is free by ticket reservation with a $25 recommended donation.
The series is sponsored in part by Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Oregon Community Foundation of Oregon and SW Washington.
Visitors to the Round-Up this year will see a special gallery set-up along Pendelton’s Main Street. The pop-up Crow’s Shadow Round-Up Gallery includes work by artists James Lavadour, Wendy Red Star and Rick Bartow, along with pieces from non-native artists representing the Crow’s Shadow Artist-in-Residency program.
The gallery is made possible by support from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation and Harsch Investment Properties, both major arts and Round-Up supporters, said Nika Blasser, Crow’s Shadow marketing director.
This year’s event is the 25th anniversary of Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts, founded in 1992 by James Lavadour, who “envisioned the arts as contributing to social and economic development,” writes the East Oregonian. Over the past 25 years it has emerged as a premiere printmaking studio.
The Crow’s Shadow Round-Up Gallery will be open Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. at 256 S. Main St., Pendleton. There is no admission charge.