Fiber

Artist Britt Rynearson (Colville) is part of the “Sharing Blankets” fiber art exhibition. As she has further studied the northwest Plateau tribes and their religion, she sees a connection to her passion for incorporating the unpredictable and the unknown into her artwork. The exhibit opens Saturday as part of the grand re-opening of the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland Visitor Center and Longhouse, in Wallowa.

WALLOWA — The “Sharing Blankets” fiber art exhibition celebrates the grand reopening of the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland Visitor Center and Longhouse.

The visitor center event is Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at 209 E. Second St., Wallowa. As part of the celebration, the blanket exhibit opening will feature some of the creators, who will share about the significance of the blanket as symbol in contemporary Native American culture. The opening of the longhouse is Saturday from 2-7 p.m. at 70956 Whiskey Creek Road, Wallowa. The artist’s talk and community forum starts at 5 p.m.

The 320-acre homeland area is open daily from sunrise to sunset, although it may be closed on occasion for special events.

For more information, contact info@wallowanezperce.org or visit www.wallowanezperce.org. For more about the exhibit, go to www.sharingblankets.org.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.