August 1 – September 15, 2014

Gifts From Our Ancestors is a collaborative program between school classrooms, indigenous artists and tradition keepers, and community. This project-based learning program brings together Native American artists and students through story sharing and art. Together, they explore ideas of homeland, culture and ecology.

This special exhibition includes Spirit Masks created with the guidance of artist Lillian Pitt, by students from Mosier Community School (Mosier, OR) and Dallesport Elementary School (Dallesport, OR).

This program was made possible by the generous support of Brot and Mary Bishop, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Roundhouse Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, BNSF Railway Foundation and Mid-Columbia Medical Center.