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Wenaha Gallery shows bead and leather work of Tamara Reily

The Art Event began this week and runs through February 14.

DAYTON-Reily draws strongly upon her heritage as a Pawnee, an indigenous group of Native America that lived in the area around what is now Oklahoma. Each piece of work represents intense research into the meaning and symbolism of the image, not only for the Pawnee people but for numerous indigenous peoples of what is now called the United States. Reily has been beading for more than 40 years, and she describes the process as one requiring patience, a good eye, perseverance, and time. She notes that in the places where she sells her work -- art festivals in Alaska, Montana, Washington, and Oreg...

 

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