A beacon for canoes, sailors, and visitors from all over, Neahkahnie Mountain has inspired local tribes, treasure hunters, mystics and explorers for many centuries.
Join in on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the North County Recreation District Gallery, 36155 9th St in Nehalem, for the opening of a community art show and sale honoring this special mountain. Artists in a variety of media will have works for sale through March.
Neahkahnie Mountain is a sacred place to the Clatsop-Nehalem people, touched by the Creator. It has always sustained our people: the mountain’s summit served as a beacon to canoe travelers, while the elk and plants of its lower slopes had a long and enduring relationship with Nehalem villagers. This mountain is still hugely important to us today, and is one of the few places where we can still see the land as the ancestors saw it. First and foremost, it is a mountain that deserves our ongoing respect, protection, and delicate care.
A portion of the proceeds from art sales during this event will be donated to the Clatsop Nehalem tribe to support their ongoing efforts to regain federal tribal recognition.
At the grand opening, meet tribal representatives to learn about and support their efforts to regain federally recognized status by purchasing fine art. The art will be for sale through the month in the NCRD office or from Glenna Gray.
Contact Gray at ([email protected]) with any questions.
Artists, your pieces are due March 1 from 1-4 p.m. in the NCRD Gallery.