Meet Chinook artist Greg A. Robinson at NACF headquarters for First Friday in Vancouver, WA

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Please join us for Art, Inspiration, Conversation and Light Refreshments!

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When:   Friday, May 4, from 5:00-8:00pm

Where:  Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, 400 E Evergreen Blvd, 101B, Vancouver, WA

What:  NACF’s second Vancouver Native Artist Series event! For May’s First Friday event, award-winning artist Greg A. Robinson (Chinook) will be featured. Robinson works primarily in wood, bone, hide and large stone as a traditional carver, and his painting medium is acrylics. His public works include a five foot diameter bronze medallion and two basalt carvings – representative of the ancient traditions of the Chinookan people – that adorn both sides of Tilikum Crossing in Portland, Oregon.

Robinson will be exhibiting his paintings and carvings with a special bonus viewing of wood carvings that are still “in progress .” Robinson will be available to answer questions about his traditional arts practice.

Who:  Robinson lives in Vancouver, Washington and is a member of the Chinook Indian Nation located in Bay Center, Washington. To learn more about his work, please visit his Facebook site. Robinson is represented by Quintana Galleries in Portland and the Steinbrueck Native Gallery in Seattle.

In 2005 Robinson received the Department of the Interior’s Cooperative Conservation Award for his leadership and involvement in the planning and building of the authentic Chinookan Cathlapotle Plankhouse in Ridgefield, Washington. Robinson also teaches tribal members a variety of carving, painting, and design techniques as an instructor in the Lifeways cultural program of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Cost:  Free and open to the public

Parking & access for the Providence Academy Building:  Use Main Entrance from Evergreen Boulevard. A visitor parking lot is just east of this entrance. From other lots surrounding the building, walk south to the main entrance front doors. Lost? Call 360-281-1615.

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