Crow's Shadow hosts artist James Luna

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Luna is an award-winning artist who explores American Indian identities and stereotypes.

PENDLETON -- Crow's Shadow Institutute of the Arts, 48004 St. Andrew's Road, will host artist James Luna at a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Luna will participate in a two-week print making residency at the Institute, Jan. 31 through Feb. 11. For his time at Crow's Shadow, Luna will collaborate with Master Printer Frank Janzen to create an original body of works on paper. Luna also will teach a half-day workshop on performance art Saturday at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

Hailing from the La Jolla Indian Reservation in California, he is best known for his performance and multimedia installation art, including the 1987 "Artifact Piece," an award-winning installation/performance for which he posed lying down in a museum display case along with some of his personal belongings as cultural artifacts. In 2005 Luna represented the National Museum of the American Indian at the Venice Biennale. Having garnered numerous awards, including a 2007 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, Luna is an artist whose work has been widely acclaimed for its challenging confrontations and innovative explorations of American Indian identities and stereotypes.

For information about the workshop or reception, call 541-276-3954 or on the Internet visit www.crowsshadow.org.

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