Native art highlighted in Talking Walls at Beaverton’s Greenway Park Several dozens gathered Sunday at Beaverton’s Greenway Park for the latest installation of the Talking Walls community arts project, a partnership between Tualatin Hills and Parks Recreation and non-profit Color Outside the Lines .
Sunday’s event brought together Native foster youth and local youth from around the area to help paint large murals that highlight the heritage and tribe of three Native artists.
“We’re out here bringing some light, bringing some color, remembering our roots and bringing a Native voice to this area,” said Mariah Makalapua, a volunteer with Color Outside the Lines.
The murals were created my Native artists Rudy Serna , a Portlander and member of the Redstone Collective; Toma Villa , a member of the Yakama Nation who grew up in Portland and now lives in Suquamish, Washington; and Pattrick Price , born and raised in southeast Alaska and now living in Eugene.
Hear from each of the artists above what inspired their murals in the video above and see photos and descriptions below.
Toma Villa: “Those who live along the rivers…” Native artist Toma Villa poses for a photo in front of his mural titled “Those who live along the rivers…” at Greenway Park in Beaverton, Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. This piece is a story that comes from the Northwest region.
It’s about Elk and how he wanders the land and over and over again he makes his way back to the Big River and looks across […]