Rave: Thanks Lummi for gift

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 12, 2014 

The Ferndale Arts Commission was one of many groups gifted at the Lummi Nation 2014 Community Contributions Awards Event at the Lummi Nation's Gateway Center. Our award will enable the Ferndale Arts Commission to offer members inside and outside our immediate community an expanded experiential diversity of art and culture at Art in the Park 2014, Sept. 13, at Pioneer Park. Performing art will include the wealth of Salish oral tradition presented by captivating storyteller, Frank Goes Behind and the magic of puppetry and classical music through the Welcome Marionettes performance of "Peter and the Wolf." Local visual artists and additional performing artists will also be highlighted.

The Ferndale Arts Commission is grateful to the Lummi Nation for its generosity of financial assistance and its generosity of spirit. Art builds a bridge between our differences and commonalities. We will rejoice in both at Art in the Park 2014 as we celebrate all of us as one people sharing the human experience as expressed through the arts. Thank you, members of the great Lummi Nation, for helping to build this bridge that binds all people together.

Marla Morrow of Ferndale, via Letters to the Editor

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