A Traditional Arts Series on the Lawn
Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this special opportunity to connect across our collective Oregon heritages.
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Request your reservations online or contact us at 541-346-3024 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Each event is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID cardholders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.
Thursday, July 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Charrería with Antonio Huerta
Roping master Antonio Huerta demonstrates the artistry and athleticism of charrería, Mexico's national sport and a vital cultural link for Oregon's Mexican community.
Thursday, July 15 | 6:00 p.m.
Black Gospel with LaRhonda Steele
Award-winning vocalist LaRhonda Steele's work gives musical voice to Black history and the socioeconomic concerns of Black people in America today.
Thursday, July 22 | 6:00 p.m.
Zapotec Weaving with Francisco Bautista
Fourth-generation traditional weaver Francisco Bautista is known for his stunning contemporary textiles that reflect both his Zapotec heritage and his life in Oregon today.
Thursday, July 29 | 6:00 p.m.
Classical Indian Dance with Jayanthi Raman
Jayanthi Raman is a master practitioner, teacher, and choreographer of Bharatha Natyam, a classical Indian dance form that tells traditional Hindu stories through movements, gestures, and expressions.