New exhbit opens at Crow's Shadow

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PENDLETON -- An opening reception for "Fibers, Shells, Stone & Bone" will be from 5:30-7:30 tonight at the Crow's Shadow gallery, 48004 St. Andrews Road. The exhibit will be up through Feb. 25.

The exhibition is on display and showcases close to 25 works, including basketry, carved jewelry and other objects created by youth participants in the A. Susana Santos' "Journeys in Creativity" artist-in-residence program at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. The two-week program, open to teenagers, offers students an opportunity to research and practice tribal art forms, encouraging them to recreate or emulate those styles in either contemporary or traditional media.

Participants in the August 2010 program took part in workshops in antler, bone, soapstone and basketry. They practiced carving small pendants, harvesting and processing materials and weaving. Students also had the opportunity to study art and artifacts in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, The Columbia River Interpretive Center and The Museum at Warm Springs.

The exhibition features pieces from two local participants, Avary McKay and Lily Sheoships.

Visitors may stop by between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. For more details, call (541) 276-3954.

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