The University of Oregon Central Oregon is proudly sponsoring a four-part series of performances by Oregon Folklife Network artists. The series is hosted by the High Desert Museum and sponsored by UO departments Academic Extension, University Advancement, UO Alumni Association, and Central Oregon Ducks.
Country-western singer and rancher Barbara Nelson of Pendleton kicked off the series on April 20. The next three programs will feature a variety of master traditional artists from the OFN’s Culture Keepers’ Roster:
- National Heritage Fellow and Wasco sally bag weaver Pat Courtney Gold from Warm Springs speaking on the topic “Columbia River Native Culture and Basketry” on Tuesday, June 14, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
- Andean traditional musician Alex Llumiquinga Perez of Salem sharing “Chayag Andean Folk Music and Dance: Andean Trails – Caminos del Ande” for a family-friendly barbeque and flute-making workshop on Satuday, August 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30.
- Top-selling MC, hip-hop artist, poet, and cultural activist Mic Crenshaw of Portland performing with the theme “Global Hip-Hop and Cultural Activism” on Thursday, November 10, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public at High Desert Museum, 59800 South Hwy 97, Bend, OR. Please register in advance to ensure adequate accommodations by going to uoalumni.com/folklife or contacting Martie, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 541-968-5284.