Join us for a community tour and evening of storytelling with Lillian and Jolene Pitt on Thursday, November 16th from 6-8pm. Guests will have a chance to view their artwork, hear their stories, and purchase a piece to take home with them.
Lillian Pitt is one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. Born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, she is a descendent of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people. Primarily a sculptor and mixed media artist, Lillian’s lifetime of works include artistic expressions in clay, bronze, wearable art, prints, and most recently, glass. Her works have been exhibited and reviewed regionally, nationally, and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the 2007 Earle A. Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1990 Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission.
Jolene A. Pitt (Lillian’s niece) works primarily with beads and also weaves. She followed her traditional arts as a child in Warm Springs, Oregon and continues the traditions of her grandmother. She is a Clatsop, Nehalem, Tillamook descendent on her paternal side and Warm Springs, Yakama, Wasco on her maternal side. Formally, she is enrolled in the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon.
*Lillian and Jolene will have artwork and jewelry on display and available to purchase. Only cash or check will be accepted for any purchases made.