Back Issues: March 1st, 2017
The public is invited to an Opening Reception at North Bank Artists Gallery, 1005 Main St. on Friday, Mar. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., during the Downtown Vancouver First Friday Art Walk. Print Arts Northwest (PAN) will show images from 32 printmakers located throughout the Northwestern United States.
Printmakers make “hand-pulled” prints: etchings, wood and linoleum blocks, lithography stones, screen prints and various methods of monotype and collagraph. A print is technically any image that is transferred from a matrix to a substrate, usually paper.
Visitors can meet the artists, choose a favorite printmaker, enter to win a prize basket of art and other items, and enjoy a variety of bagels and spreads, provided by First Friday sponsor, Sunrise Bagels & More.
PAN is an organization of printmakers headquartered in Portland. Their mission is to educate the public about printmaking, primarily through exhibitions of their members works. Membership is open to printmakers working in any legitimate printmaking medium. To learn more, visit printartsnw.org.
Washington State University Vancouver presents the social justice documentary Promised Land at 7 p.m., this Thursday, Mar. 2. The film examines the Chinook and Duwamish tribes’ fight for federal recognition and sovereignty, while also exploring the nature of life, death and indigenous culture in the state of Washington. A question and answer session will follow the film. Free and open to all, the film is part of the university’s Native American Culture and History Film Series.
The Washington Association of County Officials and Washington State Association of Counties has announced that applications for the 2017-18 Washington Counties Scholarship Fund will be accepted beginning today, Wednesday, Mar. 1. The scholarship will award up to five eligible children with scholarships worth $3,000. To be eligible, a current student or incoming freshman must be a dependent child of a county employee or elected county official. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the form of Washington’s College Savings plan (GET) credits, so the student must plan on attending a GET program qualified school. Applications must be postmarked, or received online, by Friday, April 28. For more information, visit http://countyscholarship.org/.
About a thousand pounds of antlers – many seized from poachers by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) – are currently being sold through the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Surplus Operations program. Proceeds will support efforts to stop wildlife poaching. The moose, elk and deer antlers were received from WDFW by Surplus Operations and are being sold through an online auction at: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/state,wa/browse/home?tm=m. Funds from the antler auction will be used to pay rewards to people who report poaching violations that lead to a conviction. Some of the funds may also help pay for forensic work used to tie violators to crime scenes, surveillance technology and investigations into illegal trafficking of wildlife. In 2012, antler sales contributed more than $21,000 to state government anti-poaching efforts.