By NR Staff • 

Exhibit and lecture look at native gallery

Printmaker Frank Janzen will discuss the institute’s history and various artistic endeavors at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Nicholson Library. Admission is free.

In addition, the Crow’s Shadow Selected Print Exhibition will be on display from April 2 to 27 in the Linfield Studio Gallery. Artists Pat Boas, James Lavadour, and Wendy Red Star will have work in the exhibit, curated by Cris Moss, Linfield gallery director.

Janzen became CSIA’s first full-time resident master printer in 2001. He works mainly in printmaking and painting, and has collaborated with numerous artists in the U.S., Canada and South Africa to create limited edition lithographs.

At CSIA, Janzen has collaborated with a growing list of emerging and established Native American artists, including Edgar Heap of Birds, Kay WalkingStick, Truman Lowe and others. He also teaches a range of beginning and advanced printmaking workshops

Artist James Lavadour and friends incorporated CSIA on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in 1992 with the idea of using art as a transformative tool within the Native American community. Just as art had changed and given new meaning to his own life, Lavadour said, he wanted to create a place that would help others of American Indian heritage similarly realize the potential of art.

With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, CSIA also functions as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices, such as weaving, bead working and regalia making.

The theme for the 2012-14 Lacroute Art Series is “The Arts and Social Change,” exploring the arts and how they relate to changes in society. Named for Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and arts benefactor, the series is dedicated to helping the college present art events and activities for the campus and community.

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