To welcome the momentous solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, Indian Head Casino will showcase an exclusive collection of ceramic serving ware and jewelry created by Native American Artist Lillian Pitt, whose work is inspired by her own heritage in the area of the Big River, known today as the Columbia River, that lies just east of the Columbia River Gorge.
Pitt’s art will be prominently displayed at Indian Head Casino from August 15-23 for visitors to enjoy and purchase. The characters she depicts in her work are the traditional characters known to her ancestors, portrayed in contemporary style and media. Animal characters such as Coyote and the Salmon People; legendary characters such as the Stick Indians, characters such as She Who Watches who were originally painted and carved in rock walls.
Pitt’s focus is on creating contemporary works of fine art that delight today’s art lovers, and at the same time, honor the history and legends of her people. Her works have been exhibited and reviewed throughout the Pacific Northwest, nationally and internationally, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. When art lovers buy works of art by Pitt, they’re buying the voice of over 10,000 years of history along the Big River.
“Regardless of the medium, my work directly relates to and honors my ancestors, my people, the environment and the animals,” said Pitt. “This maintains my link with tradition and acknowledges the many contributions my ancestors have made to this world.”
Indian Head Casino and the Solar Eclipse
The location of Indian Head Casino in the high desert of Central Oregon, combined with typical weather patterns, and unobstructed views make it one of the premier viewing locations in the country to see the solar eclipse. Located at the center of the path of totality, the area will be engulfed in 2.02 minutes of total darkness.
Indian Head Casino and its neighboring communities will be host to the Oregon Solar Fest (www.Solarfest.com ) for which the Casino is the official cultural sponsor. The largest festival in the Madras area, this spectacular event will feature live entertainment, local food, wine and agricultural and tours, cultural exhibits and experiences as well as spectacular viewing areas prepared for our visitors and community. Transportation to and from Madras and The Warm Springs will be provided from Indian Head Casino via a daily scheduled route. For more information visit http://www.indianheadcasino.com/
About Indian Head Casino
Indian Head Casino is located on Highway 26 in Warm Springs, Oregon and features 500 slots, 8 Blackjack tables, the Cottonwood Restaurant, and the Tule Grill. The casino is open 24 hours a day. The exterior of the casino was designed to resemble the historic fishing scaffolds at Celilo Falls, an integral aspect in the culture of the
Warm Springs tribes. The property is also situated across from the Museum at Warm Springs, allowing visitors to experience the rich history and culture of this region.