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Heads & Hearts Exhibit: Seeing the Landscape Through Nez Perce Eyes

July 18 - September 13

Riverscape: Snake River above confluence with the Salmon River. Photograph: Poxpox Young, Nez Perce

Heads & Hearts Exhibit:

Seeing the Landscape Through Nez Perce Eyes

Exhibit Open July 18 – September 13

Opening Reception July 18th 3-5pm

The Nimiipuu (Nez Perce ) people traditionally hold their landscape in deep reverence, understanding it as a hallowed elder being that provides spiritual sustenance as well as nourishment , medicines, and resources that are central to Nez Perce ways of life. The Nimiipuu art, photographs, testimony and stories in this exhibit convey these important relationships and unprecedented legacy in the Inland Northwest.

Heads and Hearts: The Landscape Through Nez Perce Eyes shows how Nimiipuu stories and art record past “signature” geologic events, some unknown to geologists, and enhance our understanding and appreciation of the Northwest’s dynamic landscape. It is a way of experiencing eastern Oregon from a First Nation’s cultural perspective. This exhibit is a collaboration between Nimiipuu storytellers, artists, photographers, linguists, and elders along with geologists. After visiting this eye-opening exhibit, you will never see Eastern Oregon the same.

EXHIBIT CREATORS

This exhibit is a collaboration between Nimiipuu storytellers, linguists, and elders below, along with geologists and our Nez Perce photographers. We thank them all for sharing their knowledge and love of these landscapes.

Details

Start:
July 18
End:
September 13
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Organizer

Arianna Olsen
Phone
541-432-0505 x2
Email
exhibits@josephy.org

Venue

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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