Artists Featured at the Friends Bookstore & Gallery

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We feature artists and their work at the Visitor Center in the bookstore and gallery. Many of our exhibitions and featured artists are part of our "Expressions of Culture" program. We often invite artists to visit to share about their featured art. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Please subscribe to this category to get a notification...

We feature artists and their work at the Visitor Center in the bookstore and gallery. Many of our exhibitions and featured artists are part of our "Expressions of Culture" program. We often invite artists to visit to share about their featured art. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Please subscribe to this category to get a notification when something new is on the way.

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May
01

Lois Thadei, Artist

​ Lois learned to fly and trained to be an airline mechanic in Clark County. Lois was a bush pilot in Alaska, and received her aviators "wheel rating" and learned to "dope and fabric" old aircraft from Clark County's Wally Olson. Ms Thadei 'commuted' between Ketchikan, Alaska and Vancouver, Washington through Seattle via pontoon plane to learn thes...
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Apr
23

Toma Villa, Artist

Toma Villa, Artist
Toma Villa, a registered member of the Yakama Nation, has spent the last year working on the sculpture for the park's Visitor Center, in honor of the National Park Service's centennial year. The sculpture is now a permanent feature in the main lobby of the Center.  Villa calls his work Spirit Pole. The work features two poles, each carved from...
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Oct
27

Lillian Pitt: Getting to Know the Artist

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Lillian Pitt is a Native American artist from the Big River (Columbia River) region of the Pacific Northwest. Born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, she is a descendent of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people. She is one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. Her works have been exhibited and review...
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