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“Voices of the River: Life Along the Yakima” at Museum of Culture & Environment

The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment will host the exhibit “Voices of the River: Life Along the Yakima,” opening Wednesday, Jan. 9. This collaborative effort among Central students, faculty and artists brings both art and information together for a deeper look into the culture and history of the Yakima River.

Two such faculty artists, Art Department chair Gregg Schlanger and Theatre Department assistant professor Mark Haniuk, will share their voices with installation and abstract landscape sculptures.

Historical artifacts from the Museum’s own collection will also be on display. Both contributions showcase current views of the river and the cultural history of how the river has impacted the Yakama Nation.

Meet those who have worked to bring the river to life at the opening reception Thursday, Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dean Hall lobby.

Regular Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Museum of Culture and Environment at 509-963-2313.

Photo Credit: Heather Hansen, CWU senior, examines a basket at "Voices of the River: Life Along the Yakima." Photo courtesy: Museum of Culture & Environment, digital photograph, 2012

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