Harvest Moon Quinalt Storyteller


November 17, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


1017 Marine Drive , Astoria, Oregon, 97103

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, KALA welcomes honored Quinalt Storyteller Harvest Moon, Friday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m., with special guest author Robert Michael Pyle. Tickets are $20, online at kalaastoria.com
A seasoned performer with decades of experience, Moon uses her voice, facial expressions, and body gestures to bring archetypal characters to life, transporting audiences through a veil of time into ancient realms.
One of the legends she’ll share onstage at KALA comes from her great-great-grandfather Charles Cultee.
Cultee, a Clatsop, born about 1830, lived on Willapa Bay. One of the last speakers of Chinookan languages, Cultee was the primary informant for German American anthropologist Franz Boas, who spent two summers at Willapa Bay in the late 1800s recording native languages and legends.
Harvest Moon has served two terms for The Washington Commission for the Humanities as an ” Inquiry Mind speaker.” She is the recipient of Grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities, Heritage Art Council as ”Artist in Residency” and ” Young Audience” speaker for Portland Oregon and Southern Washington State. She is recipient of the ” “Peace and Friendship Award” presented by the Washington State Historical Society in recognition of significant contributions to the understanding of N.W. Indian Heritage.
Moon’s upcoming KALA performance is sponsored in part by the Astoria Visual Arts, and a grant by the Oregon Humanities, as part of the AVA’s November exhibit Portrait of Eugene Landry, An Artist, A Time and a Tribe. Moon has a familial connection to Eugene Landry. He was her uncle.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. Tickets $20. Ages 16+ welcome. General seating. Full Bar. KALA is located at 1017 Marine Dr. in Astoria. 503.338.4878