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Summer 2018 Quarterly Newsletter
Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim recieves National Heritage Fellowship



The Oregon Folklife Network is thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a National Heritage Fellowship to Oregon folk and traditional artist Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim. Mrs. Abbasi-Ghnaim, a Palestinian embroiderer who lives in Milwaukie, Oregon, has served several times as a master artist in OFN 's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. For more information about the National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor for folk and traditional artists, read the NEA's press release here... 
Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival at Four Rivers Cultural Center - Saturday June 23



The Four Rivers Cultural Center is pleased to announce a day-long folklife festival that will take place Saturday, June 23rd, from 10AM-5PM. The event is free and open to the public.

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Media Corner: Heyoom-Asa-Kii/Michael Johnson
Watch TAAP Master Artist Heyoom-Asa-Kii/Michael Johnson (2012) discuss Umatilla cornhusk false embroidery.
Gerry Blankenship Obituary

The OFN was saddened to learn that Gerry Blankenship, a wooden signmaker from Carlton, OR passed away in 2017. The OFN met and interviewed Gerry during our Portland Metro area Folklife Survey. We were intrigued by how he translated his sketching skills into hand routers, mallet, and gouge to give shading and depth to his beautifully crafted, three-dimensional handmade signs. You can read his obituary here.
Community Scholars Workshop

Thanks to the diligent fieldwork of folklorists Nancy Nusz, Douglas Manger, and Makaela Kroin, OFN was able to invite several recommended community scholars from the Portland Metro for our first training workshop of its kind. Read more...
Willamette Valley Survey Fieldwork Student Reflection
Kayleigh Graham, Brad McMullen, & Hillary Tully



UO Students Kayleigh Graham, Brad McMullen, and Hillary Tully spent two weekends this term accompanying fieldworkers Thomas Grant Richardson and Amy Howard as they documented culture keepers in the Willamette Valley. Click here to see a slide show providing their thoughts on the weekends.
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