(Yuki Nagase Sculptures. The natural basalt stone sculptures on the Oregon State University – Cascades campus were created by artist Masayuki Nagase. Wind, water and the natural environment inspired his work, which were commissioned by OSU-Cascades through the Oregon Arts Commmision’s Percent for Art program | Photo courtesy of OSU-Cascades)   A trio of natural…

(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….

(Royal Nebeker, War Cry, oil on canvas, 60 x 64 inches and Blind Pilot | Photos courtesy of At Liberty) Following the announcement of their summer exhibition of work by the late Oregon artist Royal Nebeker, At Liberty announces a collaboration with Nebeker’s son, Israel Nebeker, founder and lead singer of the renowned band Blind…