Confluence Project

The Confluence Project has two major events scheduled for 8/23 and another ongoing installation this month:

August 5–29
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
403 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Special First Thursday opening party August 7, 5:30–8 p.m.

Experience Maya Lin’s mastery up-close through scaled models and drawings. This month-long exhibit offers insight into Maya Lin’s unique approach, which integrates environmental concerns and history with sensitivity to the tremendous changes the journey of Lewis and Clark brought to Native Americans and their homelands.

First Walk: The ceremonial opening of the Vancouver Land Bridge

Join us for this free public event at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.

Saturday, August 23, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1001 East 5th Street
Vancouver, Washington

The beautiful Vancouver Land Bridge, the second Confluence Project site, is now complete. Please help us celebrate with an inaugural walk across this beautiful earth-covered pedestrian bridge that arcs over State Highway 14. We’ll start at historic Fort Vancouver and stroll south toward Old Apple Tree Park, taking in the view and the regional plantings along the way. Join artist Maya Lin, lead architect Johnpaul Jones, and distinguished colleagues and public figures for a brief ceremony underscoring the link between the sparkling Columbia River and the people of this region.

Number 3 … A dedication of the third completed Confluence Project site, the bird blind at the Sandy River Delta

Join us for this free public event.

Saturday, August 23, 2008
4:00 p.m.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Interstate 84 at Exit 18
Troutdale, Oregon

Take a family-friendly one-mile walk to the completed elliptical bird blind on the quiet, reflective Sandy River Delta. This new sanctuary—rising among the trees at the water’s edge—is the third completed project for the Confluence Project. After our visit to the bird blind, we’ll hear remarks by artist Maya Lin and other participants, then cool off from the summer’s heat with an old-fashioned ice cream social.

A great video of Maya Lin discussing Confluence is posted here.

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