Artist in Residence will demonstrate traditional art form at Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Release Date: Aug 3, 2018  

Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho/Montana state line, will be hosting an “Artist in Residence” each month this summer. August’s Artist in Residence is Jenny Williams, who will be demonstrating the traditional art of weaving.

Williams will be at Lolo Pass Visitor Center on August 11, 12, and 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PDT). She will be demonstrating her weaving talents and providing interpretive information about the traditional art form. Please stop in to see this talented artist at work!

Williams is Omaha/Nez Perce and was raised on the Nez Perce Reservation. A self–taught weaver, she was first exposed to the art form by tribal elders at the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Williams has studied with master weavers from across the Northwest, developing a deep love and dedication to the traditional art form. She has been a featured weaver at the Northwest Native American Weaver’s Conference and was featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian magazine. One of her pieces is part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.

For more information on the Artists in Residence or other Lolo Pass Visitor Center programs, please call the visitor center at (208) 942-3113.

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