47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton, OR
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Museum
PENDLETON -- "Native Kids Ride Bikes," an exhibit officially titled "Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag" in Ojibwe, will open Nov. 9 at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and run through Jan. 5.
A gallery talk by Andrew Wildbill, local tribal member, will be 1 p.m. Nov. 10. Wildbill will talk about his participation as a lead artist in the development of the exhibit.
Seven tricked-out low rider bicycles were created by urban native youths, contemporary indigenous artists and non-native college students in the vicinity of Michigan State University.
Exhibit photos and videos document the project undertaken with youth and native artists to interject traditional native values in a modern art construction.
Using Ojibwe, Métis and Cayuse knowledge as imparted by lead artists, the bicycles reflect upon sustainable transportation and contemporary indigenous ways of life.
Artist and curator Dylan Miner considers the main art work to be the collaboration of artists and community, embodying seven core indigenous values -- wisdom, love, respect, bravery, truth, humility and honesty.
Miner is a border-crossing Métis with roots in the historic aboriginal communities in Michigan, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.
Tamástslikt, located at 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., is open six days a week, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info.: 541-966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org.