Internationally Known Artist to Lead Community Art Project for Yurok Tribe

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KLAMATH – A community art project will commence Monday facilitated by the Yurok Tribal Court and a famous artist who creates works of redemption and healing.

Internationally known Claudia Bernardi will work with tribal and community members creating images on canvas to piece together and make banners that will be displayed at tribal offices. All members of the community are invited to participate.

Interested parties will meet from 8:30 to five Monday and Tuesday at the Yurok Tribal Office Community Room in Klamath and Wednesday from 8:30 to 5 at the Weitchpec Tribal Office Community Room.

Bernardi works in the fields of art, human rights and social justice. In her career over the past two decades, she has combined installation, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. Most recently, she’s focused on art praxis and collaboration with communities that have sustained state terror or are victims of human rights violations.

Bernardi was born in Buenos Aires and is a survivor of the Argentinean junta from 1976 to 1983 where over 30,000 of her fellow citizens disappeared.