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Tamástslikt exhibit showcases talented youths

More than 100 entries are featured in ArtWORKz 2017, a youth art show and competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino. Awards will be presented Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.

Saturday’s reception features award presentations

East Oregonian

The creative work of young artists from throughout the region is currently on display at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.

ArtWORKz 2017 features the artistic talent of area youths under the age of 19. The junior art exhibit and competition showcases a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art and traditional tribal work.

The show has grown yearly since its inception six years ago, said Randall Melton, Tamástslikt collections curator. This year’s display features more than 100 submissions from young artists representing counties throughout Eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington.

“Young artists are excited to display their artwork in a true gallery setting,” Melton said.

People may view the exhibit Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino, off Interstate 84, Exit 216. The exhibit remains on display through Friday, March 17.

An artists reception is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event features prize award presentations and complimentary refreshments. With judging by professional artists, young artists are competing for grand prizes, awards of excellence, awards of merit and best emerging artist. Honorable mentions also will be announced. In addition, participating artists will designate an Artists’ Choice Award.

Entrance to Tamástslikt includes viewing of featured displays, permanent exhibits and the Coyote Theater, where visitors are introduced to Spilyáy, the magical coyote who shares about wisdom and foolishness in a humorous exposition. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for youths 6-17 and free for ages 5-and-under. There is a family rate of $25 for four. Also, the Libraries of Eastern Oregon has provided many area libraries with passes that can be checked out. And, admission is free the first Friday of each month.

For more information, contact Melton at 541-429-7720, randall.melton@tamastslikt.org or visit www.tamastslikt.org.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539

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