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Arts in the Parks Records

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Identifier
ArtParks (local)
Date
June 2013 (Inclusive dates)
Summary

The Oregon Folklife Network is Oregon's statewide folklife program since 2012. Arts in the Parks was a program produced by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Folklife Network, Oregon Arts Commission, and Oregon Cultural Trust in which Oregon artists presented on the history and cultural significance of their crafts at Oregon state parks beginning in June 2013. The collection comprises 418 color photographs documenting presentations by Sherry Steele on fly tying, Wilverna Reece on Karuk basket weaving, Pat Courtney Gold on Wasco and Klamath artistry, Roberta Kirk on Warm Springs regalia, Mic Crenshaw on hip hop music, and Alex Llumiquinga Perez on Andean flutes and music.

Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents note

Collection comprises photographs of Oregon artists presenting on the history and cultural significance of their crafts at Oregon state parks beginning in June 2013. Color photographs document presentations by Sherry Steele on fly tying, Wilverna Reece on Karuk basket weaving, Pat Courtney Gold on Wasco and Klamath artistry, Roberta Kirk on Warm Springs regalia, Mic Crenshaw on hip hop music, and Alex Llumiquinga Perez on Andean flutes and music



Administrative/Biographical History Element

Biographical/Historical note

Art in the Parks was a program in which five Oregon artists presented on the history and cultural significance of their crafts at Oregon state parks in June 2013. Musician Mark Ross presented “The Roots of American Folk Music,” at Silver Falls State Park with folklorist Emily West and in collaboration with the Salem Art Association. Fly fisher and fly tyer Sherry Steele presented “The Art of Fly-Tying” at Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area with folklorist Riki Saltzman and in collaboration with Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, Or. Weaver Wilverna Reece presented “Traditional Karuk Basket Weaving” at Smith Rock State Park with folklorist Emily Afanador and in collaboration with Ars Central of Bend, Oregon. Fiber artist Pat Courtney Gold presented “Artistry Traditions of the Wasco and Klamath Cultures at Collier State Park with folklorist Riki Saltzman and in collaboration with Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls. Storyteller Esther Stutzman presented “Traditional Kalapuya Story Telling” at Fall Creek State Recreation Area’s Cascara Campground with folklorist Lyle Murphy and in collaboration with Lane Arts Council in Eugene. The program was sponsored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Folklife Network, Oregon Arts Commission, and Oregon Cultural Trust

Mark Ross is a Master Artist in the Oregon Folklife Network’s Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. Mark left at home at 17 because of illness (his parents were sick of him). Armed with a loud voice and a guitar, 35 years ago he made his way to Greenwich Village just in time to catch the last of the Great Folk Music Scare of the ’60s. Yodeling, singing, cracking bad jokes, making execrable puns, and picking up a storm, he’s been making his way at this trade ever since. With a working repertoire of close to 500 songs he runs the gamut of American roots music, from hobo ballads & train songs, blues, western swing, mountain ballads, fiddle tunes, raucous banjo melodies, early jazz to the works of contemporary songwriters

Sherry Steele has been fly-fishing and tying for 13 years and has been a demonstration tier at many conclaves throughout the western states. She teaches fly tying classes at Central Oregon clubs and schools. Sherry lives, works, and teaches fly-tying at the Fly-Fishers Place in Sisters, OR. She is president of the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers and is the Chairperson for the NW Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo in Albany, Oregon, which is held every year during the 2nd weekend in March. She received the Oregon Council 2010 Federator of the year award, The IFFF National 2010 Oregon Award of Excellence and Central Oregon Flyfishers Special Recognition Award for encouraging fly tying & fly fishing in and beyond Central Oregon

Wilverna Reece is a Master Artist in the Oregon Folklife Network’s Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. Born in Yreka, California, Wilverna is a Karuk Indian and has served on the Karuk Tribal Council. Wilverna’s mentor taught her how to gather and prepare the necessary materials and weave traditional Karuk baskets over 30 years ago. In turn, she has passed on her unique culture and art. Wilverna has demonstrated her cultural traditions across the nation, in such far-flung locations as Virginia, California, and local schools

Pat Courtney Gold is a Master Artist in the Oregon Folklife Network’s Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. Pat is a Wasco Native and a member of the Wasco tribe. Her ancestors lived along the Columbia River for more than 12,000 years. They are the upriver branch of the Chinook Nation. She was born and raised on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Besides weaving traditional “Sally bags,” Pat gives lectures about the Columbia River Native cultures to universities and museums. An accomplished fiber artist and basket weaver, Pat teaches, consults, and has pieces of her work shown in museums and collections around the world. She received the Oregon Governor’s Art Award in 2001. In 2007, the National Endowment for the Arts honored Pat Courtney Gold with a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor for folk and traditional artists

Esther Stutzman is a Master Artist in the Oregon Folklife Network’s Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. Esther is of Kalapuya and Coos heritage, an enrolled Confederated Tribes of Siletz member, and traditional storyteller. Founding member of the Northwest Indian Storyteller’s Association, Esther is also a Primary Storyteller for Mother Earth’s Children, an American Indian repertory theater. She is also the Founding Director of the American Indian Youth Camp – now in its 37th year. She independently fundraises over $11,000 annually to bring anywhere from 60-100 school-aged youth to a wooded setting to learn about native traditions, sharing cultural knowledge, as well as food and love non-stop for a week. Her family is also called on to bring drumming and singing to important occasions around the state. As a former teacher and curriculum developer, Esther was a longtime Oregon Folklore Program participant on the OFP artist roster, giving numerous presentations about native traditions to Oregon schoolchildren, museums, libraries, and universities



Conditions Governing Access

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room



Conditions Governing Access

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Extent
418 (digital image file)
Language
eng (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Collier State Park (Or.) (Local)
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor (Or.) (Local)
Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area (Or.) (Local)
Smith Rock State Park (Or.) (Local)
Tryon Creek State Park (Portland, Or.) (Local)
basket making (Local)
flutes (Local)
fly tying (Local)
Folk artists--Oregon--Photographs (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
hip hop (Local)
Parks--Oregon (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
regalia (Local)
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Oregon Folklife Network, Arts in the Parks Records, OFN ArtParks, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon
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