Paddles: A Timeless Journey IV

The paddle is a tool to propel us through time and distance, to take us on a journey across history and culture. Each paddle pays homage to thousands of years of ancestral heritage while strengthening the role this heritage plays in contemporary society.
This show represents the works of native artists from the coasts of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. It presents us with a wide variety of paddle shapes and sizes created for specific uses in the varied regions of the Northwest Coast. It explores the fascinating transition of cultural styles from across this vast territory, while allowing the artists the freedom of personal expression.
March 2016