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Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Seeks New Executive Director

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Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, is searching for an Executive Director who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth. Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.

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Art or life?

Can I please be the Hopi shaman who got to wear this helmet? Ah. OK. I didn’t think so. On April 12 the Néret-Minet auction house in Paris will auction many sacred Hopi artifacts, over the objections of the tribe. Above, a helmet representing the Crow Mother, made from leather recycled from a Mexican saddle and […]

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Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon to be Unveiled at CCC

“Shwiqhiq Pi mun” (Frog and Moon) will at last find its place at Clatsop Community College. It will be unveiled just before the College Board meeting, Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30pm, in the upper entry to Columbia Hall, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

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Style, Technique and Vision – Making Your Paintings Yours by Stefan Baumann

Style, Technique or Vision By Stefan Baumann    “Ashland Orchard”  Technique and style are the tools of creative expression for an artist.  They support his ability to communicate his artistic vision.  Technique includes the artist’s…
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Robert Owens Greygrass to Perform in Los Angeles

Robert Greygrass, formerly an active member of the acting community of Ashland and known around the world for his one man shows “Walking on Turtle Island” and “Ghostlands of an Urban INDN” is back in LA with plans to perform both shows at the Autry In Griffith Park. We felt that readers who plan to be in the area, whether or not they are familiar with Greygrass’ work, would appreciate the opportunity to include one or more of his shows in their plans. Those unable to make it but with friends and family there might want to share. We’ve been fortunate to see both shows and participated in the filming of one and highly recommend either one!

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Back to the Future (Part 2)

The power of art to bring people together, remind us of our past and propel us into our future is something that has existed for millennia. It is neither a blip on the radar screen nor is it the dawning of a new age. Instead, it is merely a reminder to go back to our future.[…]

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Painting Plein Air at Night

“Mt. Shasta in Moonlight” – Painting at Night Plein Air   Painting on location is difficult enough, but painting on location at night offers a new set of issues that challenge even the most skilled…
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Connecting with Your Art by Stefan Baumann Painter of the National Parks Alla Prima

“Tulip Tree Branch” – Connecting with Your Art   With all the rain we have had in Mt. Shasta, I wanted to paint something with a bit more color.  A good friend found this tulip…
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Native Americans and Earth Paint

Ochre was the first color paint on this planet. It has been used on every inhabited continent since painting began, and it’s been around ever since, on the palettes of almost every artist in history. In Swaziland, archaeologists have discovered mines that were used ATLEAST 40,000 years ago to excavate red and yellow pigments for […]

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