Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain Events

First Friday ArtTalk
April 3, 5:30 p.m.
The Studio at the Hult Center
Co-sponsored by the JSMA, Lane Arts Council presents a talk with Rick Bartow, his Portland gallerist Charles Froelick moderated by Bob Keefer.

Land, Law, and Liberty: Legal Perspectives on Tribal Rights
Thursday, April 16, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Knight Law School, Room 141
A conversation with Howard Arnett, attorney and adjunct professor, UO; Jason Younker, Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President, UO; and Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse,. Moderated by Dom Vetri, Professor Emeritus, UO School of Law.

Opening Ceremony Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
Friday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.
UO Memorial Quad in front of the museum
Jason Younker, Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relations, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Remarks will be provided by University of Oregon interim President Scott Coltrane, JSMA Executive Director Jill Hartz, Mayor of Newport Sandra Roumagoux, Charles Froelick of Froelick Gallery, and Rick Bartow; prayer by artist  Frank LaPena. Singers from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians will perform in the artist’s honor.

Opening Reception Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
Friday, April 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Join exhibition co-curators Jill Hartz, executive director, and Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator, at the opening reception for Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain featuring live music by Rick Bartow and the Backseat Drivers.

Artists Panel: A Tribute to Rick Bartow
Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.
Seiichi Hiroshima, Frank LaPena, James Lavadour, and Lillian Pitt; Moderated by Dr. Rebecca Dobkins, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University. Sponsored by the University of Oregon Office of Academic Affairs.

A Conversation with Rick Bartow
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.
With exhibition co-curator Danielle Knapp and Lawrence Fong, former curator of American and regional art at the JSMA

Earth Day: Free Admission
Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with free admission and explore the exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain.

Dynamic Collaborations, a Printmaking Workshop; Drypoint, Chine Colle, Monotype
Rick Bartow & Seiichi Hiroshima

Saturday & Sunday, April 25-26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LCC Building 10, Room 223
$60 for registered Lane and UO students / $200 community at large
Day 1 includes students making and printing their own drypoint prints. Hiroshoma will advise about paper handling. Participants are encouraged to bring in their most challenging papers. Day 2 includes instruction in monotype printing. Bartow and Hiroshima have a fluid, elegant working dynamic that is a joy to observe. Students will work with Hiroshima and Bartow in learning mixing inks, paper handling, press techniques, and discuss the subtleties of collaboration in printmaking. For more information, contact Mary Jo Kreindel, LCC Art and Applied Design, 541-463-5411.

47th Annual UO Mother’s Day Powwow at Mac Court
May 8–10
Free admission at museum this weekend.

FAMILY DAY: Storytelling through Art
Saturday, May 16, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
This free family event is inspired by renowned Northwest artist Rick Bartow and Things You Know But Cannot Explain. Enjoy art activities and performances by Oregon artists and arts organizations and learn about the art of storytelling and Native American crafts. With a healing arts component, local arts educator and author Linda Clare will lead a quilt-making activity and will explain how quilts and blankets provide comfort. Storyteller Esther Stutzman, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, will share traditional stories of the local Kalapuya tribe and the life lessons they reveal. Music, a major part of storytelling, will be featured in a hand drum demonstration of songs. Enjoy a visit from Cascades Raptor Center, story time with Cynthia Olsen from the Eugene Public Library, and a performance of Raven and Petrel, a Northwest Native American tale, by the JSMA Dragon Puppet Theatre. Sponsored by Kendall Auto Group.

Collecting Bartow
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 p.m.
With gallerist Charles Froelick, collector Bill Avery, and Susan Kennedy Zeller, Associate Curator, Native American Art, Brooklyn Museum.; moderated by Danielle Knapp

Things You Know But Cannot Explain: A Symposium
Saturday, May 30

Art & Healing, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Panel discussion exploring the role of art-making in recovery from trauma and in promoting healing with Dr. Patricia Dewey Lambert, Program Director, UO Arts and Administration Program, and Coordinator, Arts in Healthcare Management Concentration; Sara McDonough, LMFT and ATR-BC; Eliza Murphy, writer and healthcare professional; and David Reese, graduate student in Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, UO. Moderated by Lisa Abia-Smith, Director of Education, JSMA.

Art & (Dis)Place, 2–4 p.m.
Panel discussion exploring contemporary Native American creative practice, decolonization, and the politics therein with Dr. Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz, Wendy Red Star, Portland, OR-based artist and Program Associate, Native Arts & Cultures Foundation; Jennifer O’Neal, Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist, University of Oregon Libraries; Lindsie Bear, Director of California Indian Publishing at Heyday. Moderated by exhibition co-curator Danielle Knapp.

Sponsored by the University of Oregon Office of Academic Affairs.


Art and Healing Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 1–3 p.m.
Instructor: Sara McDonough, LMFT, ATR-BC
$10 Students / $20 Non-students, Includes cost of all art materials
Looking for a short break in your day to slow down, engage in creativity, and make art inspired by the work of artist Rick Bartow? Join us for an art production workshop exploring methods and techniques for using art in your daily life.

A Conversation with Rick Bartow and Barry Lopez
Saturday, July 18, 2 p.m.


Support for the exhibition is provided by the Ford Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer, the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment, The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Ballinger Endowment, Philip and Sandra Piele, and JSMA members.