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Journeys in Creativity Program Student Exhibition
A. Susana Santos' Journeys in Creativity Program: An Exploration in Native American Art
June 29, 2017 | 6:30pm
The Journeys in Creativity program (Journeys) was founded in 2004 in partnership with Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), The Museum at Warm Springs and Kah-Nee-Ta by Pat Courtney Gold and the late A. Susana Santos, tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Gold and Santos, an OCAC alumnus, sought to further the study and perpetuation of Contemporary Native American Art and Craft for Native American teenagers who, through this program’s encouragement, might pursue a secondary arts education or a future profession in the arts. Full scholarships are available to all twelve students.
The Journeys summer camp offers 12 teenagers the opportunity to live on the OCAC campus and participate in intensive arts workshops over the course of two full weeks. Classes and workshops are set up so that students have the opportunity to participate in a positive pre-college art experience with an emphasis on material exploration, innovation, and critical thinking, all of which grant the student insight into their own creative process. During 2017's camp, students will be introduced to Native American Basketry and Silkscreen, and learn the importance of the two mediums to the past and present culture of Indigenous People of the Americas. At the end of the camp, the students will participate in an exhibition of their work.
Please click here to learn more about the Journeys program and its sponsors. We hope to see you on June 29!