"....readers of this catalog will immediately appreciate the unique complexity of this body of work."
Ann McCormack (Nez Perce)
Hitéemlkiliiksix: Within the Circle of the Rim, Nations Gathering on Common Ground
This art catalog was made to accompany the 2002 Hitéemlkiliiksix traveling exhibit sponsored by the Longhouse. This exhibit traveled throughout the United States and was featured at the Rotorua Museum in New Zealand. The artwork showcased was created by indigenous artists representing 38 tribal nations along the Pacific Rim in 2001 at the first U.S.-based Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists of the Pacific Rim at The Evergreen State College. 77 indigenous artists created work in the areas of carving, weaving, printmaking, pottery and painting.
"Why is art important to those who are artists? Because it allows us to sing without a song, to give our true spirit into something we create out of something nature has given us."
Gerald "Bruce" subiyay Miller (Skokomish) 1944-2005
Cultural Luminaries: Illuminating the Past, Lighting the Way into the Future, The Artist-in-Residence Program at the “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education & Cultural Center
This art catalog documents a series of Artist-in-Residence workshops organized by the Longhouse and funded by the Ford Foundation. The following residencies and lead artists are featured in this publication:
- Soul Recovery Installation—Gerald “Bruce” subiyay Miller (Skokomish) with CHiXapkaid Michael Pavel (Skokomish)
- Clay Works—Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) and Jim Jackson (Klamath)
- Digital Imaging—Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisga’a)
- Relief Printmaking—Melanie Yazzie (Diné/Navajo)
- Glass Works—Preston Singletary (Tlingit)
- Salish Carving—Susan Point (Musqueam) with Andrea Wilbur-Sigo (Squaxin Island)