Upcoming at the Josephy Center

It’s April 13, and in tomorrow I leave for a two-week trip to Turkey—Here’s a calendar of upcoming events. See you in May!

Now-through May 11.

The “Native Sport” exhibit is up and getting good comments. Please come in and see it—and leave your comments. We are open Noon—4 PM, Mon-Saturday. Although exhibits are free, donations are greatly appreciated. They help cover the cost of putting exhibits up!

Now-May 12—Raffle

A beaded bag—rodeo theme—by Roger Amerman and photo—Indian horse relay race—by Umatilla artist Dallas Dick—so two winners! Tickets are $10 each 3 for $25. Purchase at Center, or online at https://josephy.org/event/native-sport

April 19—Brown Bag

Robyn and Mike Burns, the owners of Burns Violins, will explore the inner workings of a full-service violin shop: Talking about music-making as an integral part of the community, showcasing a violin salon, exploring some light history of violin making, and sharing a tune or two!


May 5—Book Group

Zoom discussion of Brothers on Three, by NYTimes writer Abe Streep. It’s a vibrant description of “rez ball” in Montana and the Arlee Warriors, two-time state champs. One of the Arlee players is now at Eastern Oregon, where he was leading scorer, a league all-star, and an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in his first year, as a junior! Author has been invited to join discussion.


May 6—Field Trip to Tamastslikt

“You Are Here,” the mixed-media exhibition, curated by Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College, was created for a college course on Indigenous aesthetics. It explores themes related to place and identity. Artists exhibited are of Indigenous ancestry, drawing on personal memories and collective histories. Native artists from across the country.

Meet at the Josephy Center at 9:30 AM to car pool

May 14, 9:30-11:30 AM—Intro to the Nez Perce Language

Language teacher and member of the “North Star Collective” of Nez Perce artists and writers we met last summer will give a brief intro to the language. Details are on the web site at


Registration fee of $30. Class limited to 12.

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