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"An Exploration in Photography with Native Teens" will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian, March 3-15, 2008. This exciting student photography exhibit features the work of 7 Oregon teens!

Teena Belle Christensen (Klamath, Tututuni), Klamath Falls, OR—age 19 Martha O. Perez Jr. (Klamath), Portland, OR—age 15 Rebecca Kirk (Warm Springs/Klamath), Portland, OR—age 15 Whitney Minthorn (Umatilla), Pendleton, OR—age 17 Viola Minthron (Umatilla), Adams, OR—age 18 Candice Goodlance (Oglala Lakato), Portland, OR—age 17 Jessica Gregory (Cherokee/Choctaw), Beaverton, OR—age 16

Please call Abby (202) 633-6614 or email bensona@si.edu with any questions.

Journeys in Creativity Art Program The Susana Santos' Journeys in Creativity Program: "An Exploration in Photography with Native Teens

NMAI's Resource Center National Mall March 3-15, 2008.

In the summer of 2007, 13 high school Native youth visited the Oregon College of Art and Craft to focus on an in-depth study of photography. During their tenure these students visited area museums, attended cultural events, and studied art from professional Native artists. This collaboration resulted in a collection of photographs produced by the students that will be sent to the NMAI to be displayed in the hallway of the Resource Center.

Students studied under instructor Erica Lord (Nenana Athabaskan) whose work is featured in Off the Map: Landscape and the Native Imagination, a 2007 publication of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Abigail Benson Office of Public Affairs National Museum of the American Indian

4th St. and Independence Ave.Washington DC 20013 202.633.6614 bensona@si.edu




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