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1-16-10 Upcoming Gathering of NWNative Artists_SkagitCo_HistoricalMuseum_LaConner_WA

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Here is a chance to learn about artist Lois Chichinoff Thadei (Aleut) & others who will be featured in this upcoming show coming to La Conner, WA on Jan 23rd. SKAGIT COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 501 S. 4th Street • P.O. Box 818 • La Conner, WA 98257 tel. 360.466.3365 • fax 360.466.1611 FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gathering of Native Artists on January 23 at County Museum La Conner,WA Award-winning Pacific Northwest artists will be featured at “A Gathering of Native Artists 2010” to show and sell a variety of fine Native art on Saturday, January 23, from 11 am to 4 pm at Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner. Participating in this popular annual event are noted artists Sharon Akers (Omaha), Leslie Eastwood (Samish), Bill James (Lummi), Fran James (Lummi), Michelle Jefferson (Lummi), Barbara McCoy (Swinomish), Betty Pasco (Suquamish), Kevin Paul (Swinomish), Lillian Pitt (Wasco), Mary Snowden & Robert Eagle Bear (Lummi), Felix Solomon (Lummi), Lisa Telford (Haida) and Lois Chichinoff Thadei (Aleut). Visitors are invited to gather around, watch and learn as the artists carve, weave, make baskets or hats, knit and create sculptures. Visitors can also participate in a first-time-ever silent auction of the artists’ works. The Museum is located at 501 S. 4th Street, at the top of the hill in La Conner. Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Families $8. For more information call 360.466.3365 or visit www.skagitcounty.net/museum Note from Host/Producer Robin Carneen: I attended the show last year & it was a standing room only exhibit & all the art was outstanding & unique! Don't miss out if you can make it to this area. Following this interview With Janet Oakley, Lois Chichinoff Thadei & possibly others, we will have open mic & discuss Haiti & how people can help! And of course we will share some wonderful Native American music too!