April Sunday Assembly: Native American Art

Our April assembly will feature local author and professor Dr. Tracy Prince, sharing her talk on the history and rich artistic traditions of Oregon’s indigenous peoples. Please join the Sunday Assembly community on Sunday, April 8th from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Billy Frank J. Conference Center of the Ecotrust building located in downtown Portland.

Join us this month to learn about forgotten moments in Oregon's Native American history and how Oregon’s Native art differs from that of other regions of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Tracy Prince, a Scholar in Residence at Portland State University, will discuss the history of tribal decimations faced in Oregon and how Native American cultural and artistic expressions have survived. Tribes in Oregon have expressed artistry via basketry, canoes, longhouses, burial platforms, rock art, and beadwork (on clothing, necklaces, headdress and cradleboards), and contemporary artists’ sculptures, paintings, and weavings are internationally renowned.

Dr. Prince received her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997 and is now a Scholar in Residence at Portland State University's Portland Center for Public Humanities. Her first book, Portland's Goose Hollow, was published in 2011 (Arcadia) and she has since authored Notable Women of Portland (2017, Arcadia), Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity (2012, McFarland), and co-authored Portland’s Slabtown (2013). She is a frequent speaker on Native American art and history, Portland's history and historical ecology, and culture wars in British literature.

The Ecotrust building is located at 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 in Portland, Oregon. The Billy Frank J. Conference Center is located on the 2nd floor. The location offers both ADA parking spaces and an elevator. Free childcare is provided by our Wonder Club volunteers, who create engaging and related activities each month for our young children members.

April 08, 2018 at 3:30pm - 5pm
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States
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Tiffany Newton & Travis McGowan
Elizabeth Smith Tiffany Newton Elizabeth Smith Richard Miner Travis McGowan Jeremy Knowles MItt Mittal Erin Devine Kristen Mittal

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