Monday - October 26, 2015

The Man from Kosh-huk-shix

Learn about the artist and experience the story behind this unique sculpture created by Travis Stewart from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and sponsored by the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership. Travis is a contemporary Native American artist of Chinook, Rogue River, and Kalapuya descent.

He lives on the Grand Ronde reservation in Oregon, and works in a variety of media with a focus on the wood carving and design of the Willamette Valley and the Columbia River people. He works as a cultural specialist/artist for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and has devoted his life to the preservation of the art and culture of the tribes of western Oregon.

This sculpture provides historical context and honors the native people that once inhabited the area we now know as the Old Town Neighborhood and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego.