Chief Joseph Monument Dedication tomorrow, July 27, downtown Joseph

Join us at  the dedication of the Chief Joseph Monument in downtown Joseph on July 27th at 11:00 am. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the commissioned gift to the City of Joseph will be unveiled on Main Street.

Artist Georgia Bunn, the creator of this magnificent bronze sculpture will be on-site during the official unveiling. Don’t miss this historic event with friends and family as officials honor the namesake of our town.

THE ARTIST

Georgia Bunn is a third generation Oregonian who has translated her lifelong admiration of northwest Indians into figurative realism.

She specializes in historical research, using the photo archives at the Smithsonian, the artifacts collected and verified by the National Museum of the American Indian.

The Museum of Jackson Hole, along with the Wind River Shoshone Indians have also chosen her to sculpt a life size bronze of Jenny Leigh, the Shoshone bride of a trapper who was photographed by the first U.S. Geographical Expedition.

Georgia has been sculpting for a mere three years, and has taken several  workshops at the Scottsdale Artist School, studying the art of sculpting.  She considers herself fortunate to have been mentored by John Coleman and Mel Lawson, both members of the exclusive Cowboy Artist of America Nobility, pride, dignity and essence of the American Indian culture are too often sanitized in the pages of history.

Georgia has endeavored to transform these qualities with research and a deep respect for historical accuracy into her artwork.

THE FOUNDRY

Cast at Valley Bronze, in Joseph who takes pride in producing art castings of the highest quality combined with un-excelled ornamental metal fabrication capabilities.

Working in ferric metals and precious metals as well as bronze and  aluminum, their customers are our best references, and year after year continue to attest to their high standards of craftsmanship.

Combining state of the art investment casting facility with a fully equipped metal fabrication operation, allows them to undertake a full range of projects from small edition fine art sculpture to multimillion dollar ornamental metal subcontracts.

THE TOWN

The town of Joseph, Oregon, is for the shopper, outdoor enthusiast, historian and of course the art connoisseur with its Bronze Artwalk!

Joseph is sprinkled with specialty shops and galleries that won’t disappoint, world class fine art & foundries, local clothing, baked goods, chocolates, wines, and coffees, just to name a few.

The surrounding landscape is second to none and beckons the bicyclist, motorcycle rider, photographer, horse lover, hunter, and fisherman…all those who appreciate the great outdoors.

Joseph hosts several signature events throughout the year as well as town art walks, tastings, music events and more.

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