Indian reservation

A residency at a Native American printmaking studio on an Indian reservation challenged and inspired two artists

“Round Dance” is a 2006 lithograph by Native American artist Lillian Pitt featured in the “Contemporary Native Voices: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts” exhibit, held at the Columbia Center for the Arts and the Art Center tiles. .

Crow Institute of Shadow Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts and Dalles art center feature prints created by more than two dozen Native American artists during residencies at Crow Institute of Shadow Arts, an arts center and printmaking studio located on the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton. Crow’s Shadow invites a number of visual artists and sculptors each year to participate in a two-week residency to produce limited edition prints of their own design. Lillian Pitt, an Indigenous artist from the Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs Tribes, and Natalie Ball, an Afro-Indigenous artist from the Klamath, Modoc, and Tahlequah Tribes, join us to talk about their art and experiences at Crow’s Shadow. They are also included in the “Contemporary Indigenous Voices: Prints from the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts” exhibition at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, which, along with the Crow’s Shadow Art Center Slabs prints exhibition, is free to the public and runs through March 26.

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