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Remembering the Dome

Remembering the Dome

One year ago today, I met the man who built Eugene's geodesic dome studio, and wrote a blog post about it. To commemorate this anniversary I am reposting it here, on Gene's official website. I hope you enjoy it~Judith MAKING CONTACT Last week I got a phone call in...

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Portrait of Gene-the Catalog!

Portrait of Gene-the Catalog!

A lost art collection leads to the rediscovery of a Native American artist. A compelling, mid-century portrait of a small tribe, and of an artist who created despite his physical disability. The 52 pages are filled with interviews, photos, and art. Produced with funding from a Humanities Washington 2019 Storytellers Grant. Priced at cost.

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An Unexpected Gift

An Unexpected Gift

Last November, 82-year-old Sara Nelson sent me an email. She had heard about my search for Eugene Landry's art and sent two photos of paintings she owned, offering to show them to me after the holidays. In the meantime, we messaged back and forth. Sara wrote "I am...

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Black History Month

Black History Month

When Eugene Landry painted this portrait of a young African-American schoolboy in 1962, the fight to desegregate the public education system was in full swing. Seven years after Brown v Board of Education, the battle raged on. While news headlines shouted of riotous...

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Museum Memory

Museum Memory

In 1976, the Landry Family opened their Smoke Signal Museum to the public. Admission was free. A labor of love, Fred Landry built the lodge-style building from logs salvaged in nearby woods. He painted a Kwakiutl style (British Columbia) sea serpent across the...

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