COOS BAY — Youth and Adult Photography from the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) will be on display at Coos Art Museum April 27 through June 30, 2018. In response to some of the historical and contemporary issues facing Native American youth, one recognized intervention is the creation of a personal story that leads to better self-understanding and gives the mind a way to process pain and loss but also a way to express joy, identity and hope for the future.
In an exhibition organized by Leslie Lintner, Behavior Health Specialist. Young participants were provided digital cameras, quick instructions on how they work, and a short presentation on contemporary Native American artists like Wendy Red Star and Will Wilson. These established artists provided the young photographers with inspiration and ideas of how to create art from their unique perspective. The exhibit represents a selection of works by a CTCLUSI panel.