A presentation on pioneer woman photographer Amelia Strang will kick off the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History’s “Stories We See: Early Photography from the Valley” exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the Center, located at 415 Main Street.
The three-month long photography exhibit, on display until Dec. 3, highlights the historical evolution of the art and technology of photography in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley from the mid-1800s to present day. All programs take place at the Center for Arts & History and include lectures, LCSC Continuing Education classes and workshops.
The exhibition lineup after Thursday’s presentation includes:
- Oct.6 – Rosehill Lecture Series presentation by visiting artist Phil Borges, “Storytelling for Social Change,” 7 p.m. Using storytelling with photography and film, Borges discusses what he has learned through trial and error while working as an artist, activist and filmmaker. Working with Amnesty International, UN Women, CARE, and the International Campaign for Tibet Borges has made a living while doing the work that is important to him.
- Oct. 8 – Caring for Family Photographs Workshop with Beth Erdey, 10 a.m. (contact Center to register)
- Nov. 1 – Historical Photo Analysis and Archiving? An Introduction to Sleuths and Caregivers panel discussion, 4:30 p.m.
- Nov. 3 – Nez Perce and Early Valley Photographers presentation by Richard Storch, 4:30 p.m.
- Nov.10 – History of Tribune Photography panel discussion, 4:30 p.m.
- Nov.5 & 12 – Photo Pin Hole & Print CE Workshop with LCSC professor Sean Cassidy, 10 a.m. (contact Center to register)
- Nov. 17 – History of Women Photographers panel discussion, 4:30 p.m.
The exhibit and programming is brought to the Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Land Title of Nez Perce County, Visit Lewis Clark Valley, Inland 360, and partnerships with Nez Perce Historical Park, Lewiston Morning Tribune, Nez Perce County Historical Society, and Asotin County Museum.
Grant funding was attained from the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), US Bank Foundation, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibit received two IHC grants. The first was a research grant secured by Professor Sean Cassidy of LCSC’s Humanities Division for planning and research to support the exhibit. The second was an implementation grant secured by the Center for Arts & History to pay for photography rights, printing, processing, exhibit design, and speaker honorariums.
The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit www.lcsc.edu/cah or call 208-792-2243.