NE Oregon Arts

Winter Brown Bags

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

Presented by the Josephy Library for Western History & Culture


Tuesday, January 14 at noon
Joe Whittle – A Native Perspective on Resources

The first 2020 Josephy Center Brown Bag presentation.  Presenter Joe Whittle says:  “What you call resources, we call relatives”: Indigenous perspectives on protecting natural resources.

Joe Whittle grew up in Wallowa County, went to photography school in California, and returned home to interpretive work for the US Forest Service.  He has also explored his Native American roots and is enrolled Caddo/Delaware.

In addition to his seasonal government work, Joe is gaining wide acclaim as a photo-journalist, writing and photographing for The Guardian among others.  He is involved with the Homeland Program in Wallowa, and with education programs on natural resources and Tribal culture for local and visiting students.

This will be a slideshow presentation in which he explores Native American perspectives on protecting and engaging with the environment and its ecological systems.


Tuesday, January 28 at noon
Rob Kemp – An Art Tour in France

The show will cover the Dordogne region of Southwest France, and Rob will indeed (of course) be talking about art, in fact, some of the oldest art in the world, the Paleolithic cave paintings and sculpture of the region. He also visited a lot of other mostly medieval sites in the area. Not to mention the chateau home of Josephine Baker.


All Brown Bag presentations are free and open to the public.

Past Brown Bags are recorded and can often be viewed on our YouTube Page or Audio Video Page.

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