(Oil Painting by Tony Abeyta, Navajo) A premise endures regarding Native American art that Indigenous Peoples had no real concept of the discipline until Westerners arrived. The argument goes, ‘prior to this, they would embellish items—utensils, tools, clothing—that served a utilitarian purpose.’ This position entails academic debate, however, and even then, no clear conclusion exists….

(Christopher Boucher, T. Geronimo Johnson and Emily Carr | Photos courtesy of OSU-Cascades) Oregon State University – Cascades will host Rendezvous with Risk: A Literary Festival featuring nationally-recognized storytellers and Oregon-based artists. The festival will include readings, writing workshops, book signings, and interactive art installations that explore contemporary writing and the intersections of art-making and…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes National Forest) The Deschutes National Forest has partnered with the Klamath County and Bend-La Pine School Districts, Discover Your Forest, High Desert Museum, Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Oregon State Parks and Recreation and the Deschutes and Klamath County Sheriff’s Offices to host Outdoor Adventure Day for local grade school…