Nature Matters: Gifts from the Trees

April 01, 2013

Cedar Fish web lg

Thursday, April 18 7pm
Fort George Brewery, Astoria

Cedar, alder, cascara, yew, maple, yellow cedar, crab apple, hemlock, spruce, and vine maple were and are still common around the north coast. Historically, they were crafted into masks, bowls, paddles, fishing gear, decorative boxes, utensils, canoes and houses.

Artist and teacher Jim Bergeron will use his own carvings to present the woodworking traditions of northwest Native Americans for the next installment of Nature Matters. Bergeron’s presentation is 7 p.m. at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Fort George’s Lovell Building showroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for those wanting to purchase dinner or beverages before the event.

Nature Matters is a project of North Coast Land Conservancy, the North Coast Watershed Association, and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the Fort George Brewery + Public House.

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