PENDLETON -- In conjunction with the current Tamastslikt exhibit, Artworkz, a regional open junior art show and competition, Tamstslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard, will offer a fun art-making afternoon for children from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Preregistration is not required and the program is free and open to all children ages 5-12. Children may drop in any time throughout the afternoon and progress through stations making various small art projects. Each will be able to take away a satisfying art piece made of paper, ink and mixed media.
"This will be a structured activity but one in which kids can freely express color, shape, form. They will also have the chance to contribute to a group collaborative project. It's wonderful to see what children create before they acquire inhibitions and self-consciousness." said Susan Sheoships, education coordinator, in a press release.
Tamstslikt's current gallery exhibit is Artworkz, a junior art show and competition, divided into three age group categories of 10 and under; 11-14; and 15-18. Entries were received in media ranging from two-dimensional photographs, drawings and paintings to ceramic mosaics and traditional tribal forms of art such as beadwork and weaving. The show will run through Feb. 18. Museum visitors can cast votes for the People's Choice Award until Jan. 27. On Feb. 1, a reception for the young artists will be 6 p.m. when the award for grand prize, awards of excellence, awards of merit, honorable mentions, people's choice and best emerging artist will be announced. For more information, call 541-966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org.