Artist Lillian Pitt to Present an Artist Talk at Newport Visual Arts Center | Community

Acclaimed Native American artist Lillian Pitt will discuss her exhibit “Ancestor Known and Unknown,” currently on display at the Runyan Gallery at Newport Visual Arts Center, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Pitt currently exhibits multimedia works, monoprints, clay masks, and sculptures in ceramic, steel, and cast glass. The Artist Talk is free and open to the public at VAC (777 NW Beach Dr.)

Lillian Pitt is a Native American artist from the Pacific Northwest whose work ancestors lived in and near the Columbia River Gorge. The goal of his work is to create works of contemporary art that delight contemporary art lovers, while refining the history and legends of his people. Pitt was born and raised on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon and is a descendant of the Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs peoples.

Pitt’s work has been exhibited and assessed regionally, nationally and internationally, and she has received numerous awards and accolades. His awards include the 2007 Earle A. Chiles Lifetime Achievement Award and the 1990 Governor’s Award from the Oregon Commission on the Arts.

The Newport Visual Arts Center adheres to all health and safety protocols provided by the Governor’s Office as well as the City of Newport. All VAC visitors are encouraged but not required to wear appropriate masks.

Angela C. Hale