The 11th annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa event will showcase both contemporary and traditional artwork by Nez Perce and Columbian Plateau tribal artists on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The art show, including a silent and oral auction of the artwork, is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wallowa Lake Lodge and is free to the public.
In the past years, traditional beading and rawhide work has been exhibited alongside bronze sculptures, high tech photography and paintings.
The traditional Saturday evening dinner and show will be held in the Joseph Community Center. On the menu will be salmon, buffalo, locally grown fresh vegetables, and huckleberry cheesecake.
Entertainment will feature Ed Edmo, internationally acclaimed Shoshone-Bannock artist, actor, traditional storyteller, poet, historian and lecturer.
Edmo will perform his rendition of "Celilo" to honor those who lost so much of their culture when the cultural fishing and trade center of Columbia River at Celilo falls was destroyed 50 years ago in 1957 to make way for The Dalles Dam.
Tickets for the evening events are $30 in advance or $35 at the door of Joseph Community Center. Advance tickets are available at The Bookloft and Fishtrap in Enterprise, Joseph Fly Shoppe in Joseph, and Wallowa Homeland Interpretive Center in Wallowa.
Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is presented by the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a permanent site in the Wallowa Valley for Nez Perce cultural and interpretive activities.
Those who have questions or would like to make reservations may call 886-3101, e-mail (email@example.com) or visit (www.wallowanezperce.com).
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