The 2019 First Friday Lecture Series continues with Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam Storyteller/Artist/Historian) - Coast Salish Art & Storytelling
Roger Fernandes Lower Elwha Klallam Storyteller/Artist/Historian
Coast Salish Art & Storytelling
At the Northwest Maritime Center
Roger Fernandes, or Kawasa, is a member of the Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from the Port Angeles, Washington area. He is from a family of four brothers who are all singing, basketmaking, making artwork and storytelling. Roger has been storytelling for eight years and is involved in art organizations and initiatives by and for Native American artists. He’s the Executive Director of South Wind Native Arts and Education Foundation a small grass roots non-profit and he’s on the arts advisory committee for the Potlatch Fund. He won a folk life award from the Washington Arts Commission for his work in teaching about Coast Salish art. He also has a degree in Native American Studies from the Evergreen State College.
This year the series will be held at both the Northwest Maritime Center and the Cotton Building – please check the full schedule on our website: http://www.jchsmuseum.org/Programs/FirstFridayLectures.html to ensure you are headed to the correct location.
Due to the popularity of this program, JCHS is introducing a First Friday Season Pass. This pass ensures the holder a seat at the lecture as well as a reception with the speaker prior to their presentation. Only 75 passes will be offered. The pass is $50 for JCHS Members and $65 for Non-members. Passes can be purchased on our website, at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History or over the phone. General admission will be a $5 to $10 suggested donation and will have entry on a first-come basis until capacity has been reached.
All lectures in the 2019 First Friday Lecture Series will focus on Native arts, history and culture.