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What We Do
Multicultural classes, presentations, performances and more! See below for our upcoming events.
- Native artist programs—The Longhouse supports Native artists, and hosts exhibitions and art sales throughout the year.
- Native art grant program—Fund your northwest native art project.
- Venue services—Host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.
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VIew collections from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and the Yakima Valley Museum.
9:00am - Meet in Centennial Hall at the Yakima Valley Museum
10:00am - Videoconference directly with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. in a special viewing of Yakama objects with Miles R. Miller, independent curator and Longhouse Advisory Board Member, and NMAI collections manager, VIctoria Cranner.
12:00pm - Lunch will be provided
1:00pm - Visit Yakima Valley Museum collections with collections manager Mike Seibol.
3:00pm - How can the Longhouse support you as as an artist?
Workshop is FREE, but space is limited, so please register by April 4th.
For more information and to register, please contact Laura Grabhorn at (360)867-6413 or email@example.com.
Sponsored by: The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at the Evegreen State College with support from the Yakima Valley Museum and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
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Artist Trust 2013 Folk & Traditional Artist Fellowship winner
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6pm at the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
Event is free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and Artist Trust
For more information contact (360)867-6718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7 - May 7 at Evergreen Gallery
Meet the Artists! Saturday, April 26th 2-4pm
Sponsored by the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
From the crest of the Cascades to the Continental Divide, touching Northern California into British Columbia, view the homeland of the Plateau people through a compilation of relief prints and poems. Curated and Edited by Joe Feddersen (Colville)
"Terrain" artists and poets: Leo Adams, Sherman Alexie, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Gloria Bird, Ron Carraher, Vic Charlo, Corwin Clairmont, Cameron Decker, Alyne Watlamet DeCoteau, Debra Earling, Vanessa Enos, Carly Feddersen, Joe Feddersen, Ryan Feddersen, Jennifer Fergusen, Frank Finley, Rick Gendron, Cheryl Grunlose, Michael Holloman, Van Holloman, Rochelle Kulei, James Lavadour, Miles MIller, Ramon Murillo, Ed Archie Noisecat, William Passmore, Lillian Pitt, Lawney Reyes, Susan Sheoships, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kirby Stanton, Toma Villa, Ramona Wilson, & Elizabeth Woody.
Makah artist, Micah McCarty, will make a presentation on the process of carving a cedar dug out canoe on Thursday, April 24th at 6pm in the Longhouse, room 1007B. Micah has been working to complete a canoe in the Longhouse Carving Studio Pay3q'ali during Fall and Winter quarters. The event is free and open to the public. For information contact (360)867-6718 or email@example.com.
I have served as a visiting artist in many places such as France, New Zealand, Mexico, Siberia, Japan, Germany and in many Native Nations across the United States. I would like to say that my time spent at the Longhouse - House of Welcome at The Evergreen State College has been vital to my experience as a Native educator. The staff, programs and the community at the Longhouse are unlike any I have witnessed in many places of higher education.
The unity and strength present in the Longhouse has been proven time and time again. I myself will continue to donate what I can to the mission of the Longhouse and I encourage others to do the same. Giving to this place of welcome will in turn give back as it always has to the larger Native community. You will see in time how you to can be a part of the Longhouse history. It has been a great honor for me to witness and be a small part of so much good.
-Melanie Yazzie (Diné)
Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder