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Forest of Dreams: Art Focus

Photo courtesy of Deana Dartt

The exhibition Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving features the art of Ainu carvers from Hokkaido, Japan, and Native American artists of the Lower Columbia River Basin. Please join us for a set of lectures from the curatorial contributors whose invaluable guidance made this project possible.

Photo courtesy of Sachiko Matsuyama

Co-curator Sachiko Matsuyama, a freelance educator and curator of art and craft based in Kyoto, Japan will present on “Ainu Woodcarving: The Artists’ Stories.”

Deana Dartt PhD, Native American curator and Project Manager at Live Oak Museum Consulting will present on the artworks selected for display in the exhibition. She will discuss aspects of history, tradition, and symbolism which carry through to the contemporary artwork represented.

Lectures will be given at the Cultural Corner. Open to the public.

For a list of all upcoming special events commemorating the opening weekend of the Forest of Dreams exhibition, please refer to this agenda of Opening Weekend Events.