October 4, 2009

Joanne Petrina: Contemporary Voices of the Duwamish Tribe

Filed under Announcements,Project Gallery | by Tyler Boley @ 5:09 pm

James Rasmussen  © Joanne Petrina

James Rasmussen © Joanne Petrina

Another rewarding project with Joanne using German Etching paper, and a subtle warm ink blend with Selenium hue shadows. We made about 15 prints, all with added text taken from the Tribal member’s narratives, some individual images, some diptychs and triptychs. I will let the exhibition announcement speak for itself-

A photo-documentary by
Joanne Petrina
Please Join us for an Artist’s Reception on October 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

This documentary series by Joanne Petrina about the Duwamish Tribe combines fine art images with individual narratives of Tribal members that are rooted in history, but tell more about what is going on with the Tribe today. The photographs and stories together provide an intimate look at very current issues; preservation of culture, Native identity, carrying on the traditions of art and performance, the revival of the canoe journey and also the ongoing effort to be formally recognized as a tribe by the U.S. Government. Joanne has been photographing and interviewing members of the tribe for the last two years creating a present day archive of the Duwamish Tribe, also to lend visibility and invite participation as they celebrate the opening of the new Longhouse and Cultural Center. For more information about the Tribe and Longhouse events visit: www.duwamishtribe.org

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