Muckleshoot Library photography exhibit includes work by Enumclaw's Bob Charlo
June 23, 2010 · 3:34 PM
"Four Circles on the Wind," a native photography exhibit featuring the work of four well-known artists, is open at the Muckleshoot Library through July 31.
The exhibit features the work of Roger Fernandes, a Lower Elwha S'Klallam artist, photographer and storyteller whose work focuses on the culture and arts of the Puget Salish tribes of western Washington. He studied art and design at the University of Washington and has a native studies degree from The Evergreen State College.
The second artist featured is Enumclaw's Bob Charlo, Kalispel Tribe, whose work is well-known across the Plateau and the country. Charlo calls himself a "point and pray" photographer. "I point the camera, take a picture and pray that it comes out," he said.
Valerie Segrest is the third featured artist. A Muckleshoot Tribal member, she has been working in photography since high school. She is currently a nutritionist for the Muckleshoot Tribe and Northwest Indian College and would like to portray her love of culture and traditional foods through the images she creates.
Chris Chastian is a Lummi Tribe member and a professional photographer who has been working in digital photography since 1998. "I see life one frame at a time," Chastian likes to say.
The exhibit can be viewed at the library, 39917 state Route 164, during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.