The newest round of artwork has been installed at the Tri-Cities Airport (PSC). The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will be displaying pieces in all three of the airport art areas for 2024. The Palus People display vibrant pieces focused on three important themes for the Colville Tribes: history, homeland, and the 12 bands that comprise their tribal community.
Each year, PSC offers local artists an opportunity to display artwork in various terminals. This year’s selection from the Colville Tribes showcases a mix of historic and modern imagery, cultural touchpoints, and unforgettable vistas in the Tri-Cities region.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to share the stories of our people with all who pass through the Tri-Cities Airport,” said Jarred-Michael Erickson, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. “Through these beautiful billboards, we are able to showcase our culture—from the importance of food gathering to traditional regalia and the celebrations of the Colville people past and present.”
“Once again, our Airport Art Committee has found an important regional partner with a compelling story to share,” said Buck Taft, Director of Tri-Cities Airport. “The mix of people, the incredible landscapes, and the informative videos offer several reasons to engage with the displays and learn more about the region’s indigenous communities. We hope that our passengers connect with these pieces all year long.”
In addition to the artwork, each display includes a QR code linking to videos created by the Colville Tribes. Passengers can scan the QR code on their smartphone to view the videos.
The Palus Display by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will be up in the airport terminal through the 2024 year.
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