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Pacific Rim Art Exhibit-Emergence From Place-Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art

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2012 Pacific Rim Art Exhibit

Emergence From Place

Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art

 

Exhibit of Artwork by various artists from the Pacific Rim area including:

Hawaii, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

Clatsop Community College

Art Center Gallery

1651 Lexington Avenue

Astoria, Oregon  97103

 

Exhibit will be open to public from

April 5th to May 11th, 2012

 

 

Attending Artists

Maile Andrade- ​Native Hawaiian

Gabrielle Belz- Ngapuhi

Manos Nathan- Te Roroa, Ngatiwhatua, Ngapuhi

Lillian Pitt- Warm Springs, Wasco & Yakama

Greg Robinson- Chinook Indian Nation

Chuck Souza- Native Hawaiian

Gail Tremblay- Mi’ kmaq, Onondaga

Colleen Urlich- Te Popoto o Ngapuhi ki Kaipara

 

Curators

Richard Rowland and Lillian Pitt

 


 

Pacific Rim Exhibit Opening Reception

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

6:00 pm

Come meet the artists!

Light refreshments served

Free and Open to Public

Music by Chris Briden, A Viola da gamba Player

Chris Briden

Chris Briden

 

 

Professional Artist and Student Workshop

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

9am to 4pm

will be held in the CCC Ceramic/Art Studio

Potluck Luncheon at noon

Fees: Students $25  Community Members  $40

Register online at www.clatsopcc.edu 

Course numbers:

Students: PER009508-W1

Public: PER009508-W2

Email Richard Rowland or call 503-338-2449 for info

 

 

Student/Artist Fishbowl Conversation

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

10:00 am to Noon

Columbia 219

Artists will discuss and answer questions with all local area high school students and faculty.

Contact Larry Lockett at Astoria High School for Information

 

 

Public Lecture and Slide Show

Friday, April 6th, 2012  7:00 pm

Performing Arts Center

16th and Franklin Avenue

Astoria, Oregon

Music by Swil Kanim of The Lummi Nation

Swil Kanim Photo

Swil Kanim photo courtesy of http://www.swilkanim.net/

 

 

Special acknowledgment to co-producer

Toi Maori Aotearoa-Maori Arts New Zealand, The Maori artists' network

Toi maori Logo

 

Events are being sponsored by:

​Clatsop Community College 

 Clatsop Cultural Coalition

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The Sather Fund

 

​Special thanks to:

​Clatsop Community College Students

​Devon Abing-CCC Art Student, member of The Chinook Indian Nation

Astoria High School-Josh McConnell

Richard and Roberta Basch​, member of The Clatsop Nehalem Confederated Tribes

Blue Scorcher Restaurant

Bridgewater Bistro

Cannery Pier Hotel

Kathryn Burr, from Clatsop County Womens Resouce Center

Clay Art Center, Tacoma Washington

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Wendela Howie

Lums Auto

David Lee Myers

Royal Nebeker

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

​Rod Nichols and The North Coast Food Web

Richard & Patti Rowland

China Beach Retreat and The Shelburne Inn

Miki'ala Souza

TPauls Supper Club & Urban Cafe

Nancy Walsh

Marilyn Lane and The ​White Water Institute

​Kerri Zell-CCC Art Student

 


 

Interesting artist links to outside webpages:

 

 

 

Lillian Pitt

Photo of Lillian Pitt

Mask by Lillian Pitt

Photo courtesy of Dennis Maxwell  Lightplay Photos

 

 

Lillian Pitt Spirit Warrior

Spirit Warrior by Lillian Pitt

Photo courtesy of Dennis Maxwell  Lightplay Photos

 

“Everything I do, regardless of the medium, is directly related to honoring my ancestors and giving voice to the people, the environment and the animals. It’s all about maintaining a link with tradition, and about honoring the many contributions my ancestors have made to this world.”

-Lillian Pitt

 

 

 

Gail Tremblay

Gail T Basket

Basket by Gail Tremblay

​Photo courtesy of Gail Tremblay

 

And then there is HollyWood by Gail Trembley

Basket by Gail Tremblay

Photo courtesy of The Institute of American Indian Arts

 

 

 

Colleen Waata-Urlich

Colleen Urlich Artwork

Ipu Hinaki Eel Pot by Colleen Urlich

Photo courtesy of Colleen Urlich

 

Work of Colleen Urlich

Sculpture by Colleen Waata-Urlich

Photo courtesy of www.tepapa.govt.nz

 

 

 

Greg Robinson 

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

Photo courtesy of Greg Robinson

 

greg robinson rattle

Rattle by Greg Robinson

Photo courtesy of www.gregarobinson.com

 

Greg A Robinson is an enrolled member of the Chinook Indian Nation, producing a variety of work in the Columbia River Art Style of the Chinookan peoples of the middle and lower Columbia River and Willapa Bay.

From http://gregarobinson.com/

More information about the Chinook Peoples can be found at: www.chinooknation.org

 

 

 

Gabrielle Belz

Photo of Gabrielle Belz  

Photo courtesy of Gabriell Belz

 

“The print making I do, I'm conscious of generations before me who have cut into a surface to make forms and patterns as they carve.”

 

“I'm conscious of those who brought those skills to this land, and despite the skill of making aute dying out, it seems that there is an awakening among Maori printmakers who have found another expression for this long sleeping technique to apply marks to another surface.”


“Our society and culture does not remain static but ebbs and flows with the tides, constantly reassessing and readjusting. This has been an ongoing process since we first left our first homeland and ventured out across the water.”

-Gabrielle Belz

 

Print by Gabrielle Belz

Print By Gabrielle Belz

Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Belz

 

Gabrielle image

Print by Gabrielle Belz

Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Belz

 

 

 

Manos Nathan

Manos Nathan Photo

Photo courtesy of Manos Nathan

 

Te Kaunoti me te Kaurima a Tane Nui a Rangi

" Te Kaunoti me te Kaurima a Tane Nui a Rangi"

Medium: Clay, vermiculite blush, ceramic paint.  
Dimensions:  Kaunoti   50 x 395 x 145mm.
                        Kaurima  65 x 265 x 70mm.

Photo courtesy of Manos Nathan

"The celestial fire tools suspended from the neck of Ranginui the sky father.
These tools were taken from Ranginui at the time of the separation of the primal parents.
Tane’s first use of the tools is to create Tama Nui te Ra the sun, the origin of fire.
The sparks that fell to earth while Tane was working became the subterranean or volcanic fire, the Ahi Komau.
Other sparks ended up in certain trees, the wood from which was traditionally used in the generation of fire, the Kaikomako, Totara, Mahoe and others.
There are tribal variants of the names given to the Kaunoti, the grooved board and the Kaurima, which is the rubbing stick.
Perhaps best known are Te Rangi Tiramarama (Kaunoti) and Torotoroihi (Kaurima).
The tools are solar symbols of light and therefore of knowledge."

Provided by Manos Nathan

 

In my efforts to create an identity for works in clay, I have adapted design and symbolism from the customary art forms of wood, stone and bone carving; from ta moko and from the fibre arts of ta niko and tukutuku. I have also drawn on the rich heritage of allegory and metaphor found in pakiwaitara, purakau and pepeha (folklore, myths/legends and proverbs) as a source of inspiration for the creation of Maori clayworks.

-Manos Nathan

From www.contemporarymaoriart.com

 

 

 

Maile Andrade

Maile Andrade Photo

Photo courtesy of Maile Andrade

 

Ivy Sculpture

Sculpture by Maile Andrade

Photo courtesy of Maile Andrade

 

Sculpture by Maile Andrade

Sculpture by Maile Andrade

Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Cultural Center

 

maile andrade scuplture

Sculpture by Maile Andrade

Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Cultural Center

 

 Excerpt from an interview with Mea Nīnauele: Melehina Groves

at the Hawaiin Cultural Center in February 2006

MA.... In the last two years I’ve shifted to the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies to create a Native Hawaiian Visual Culture  program.

MG:     Was there any reason for your shifting over to Kamakakūokalani?
MA:      While I was a professor in the Art Department, I was teaching this Hawaiian Visual Arts course and in a class of maybe 30 students, there would maybe be three or four Hawaiians. I began to think, do I teach non-Hawaiians a little bit about Hawaiian culture -- and it was always just a little bit about Hawaiian culture -- or do I shift over to Center for Hawaiian Studies and teach Hawaiians how to be artists? Not to be artists, because I think that we’re naturally visual people, it comes naturally. But teach them how to articulate and have a dialogue in the visual world, so I chose to do that.

 

 

 

Chuck Souza

Chuck Souza

Chuck Souza

Photo courtesy of Chuck Souza

 

Chuck Souza work

Na Mea Hope Loa  2010

 

Come to give come to take chuck souza

Na Mea Hope Loa

2010 

clay, lava rock   4' x 5' x 8'

Photo courtesy of Chuck Souza

 

Chuck Souza work

Sculpture by Chuck Souza

Photo courtesy of Chuck Souza

 

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