Living Cultures: Celebrating the Resilient Indigenous Cultures of the Pacific Northwest

Image of Jim Thomas by photographer, Sharon Grainger

In photographing four Pacific Northwest Native and First Nations cultures over the last 20 years Sharon Eva Grainger celebrates their continuing resilience and cultural vibrancy through portraits wrapped in the magnificent backdrop of fog and forest, sea and salmon that defines the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Central Library, Level 3

Jan. 16 - April 30

Living Cultures: Beyond The Frame

Photograph by Sharon Grainger

The Living Cultures exhibit portrays an intricate balancing act. With one foot in the modern works and one foot in the natural works, indigenous people step between their own inherited traditions and the non-native cultures that surround them. Edward S. Curtis photographs taken a century ago are paired with Sharon Eva Grainger images taken 2017. Selected regalia from the four tribes will show the continuity of Native American and First Nations culture.

Central Library, Level 8 Gallery

Feb. 23 - April 30

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