Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Introduction Gallery
The oral tradition remains strong in the title of the exhibit, “Tamanawit: Unwritten Laws and Beliefs”, and the Introduction Gallery highlights the basaltic landscape with pictographs, plants and hidden animals; through water lighting effect, and bird song, the natural atmosphere is heightened and an audio visual, back-projected on a circular drumhead, shows the Wanapum past and present. They are in their element. They are The River People. Many brains and hands were at work to create this gallery, from concept to completion, instigated, designed and coordinated by the Wanapum and André and Associates.
Wall colors were inspired by Wanapum traditional colors and by the colors of the surrounding landscape.
The multimedia system design and special effects were created, installed and programmed by Chris Sia, CPS Electronics Ltd. All exhibit lighting was designed and created by CPS Electronics and André & Associates. All graphics throughout the exhibits were designed by André and Associates with the Wanapum team, printed by Infinity Images, and installed by Formations Inc. The two back-lit graphics were printed, fabricated and installed by Niche Design.
The rock wall itself was fabricated and installed by Niche design and the animals hidden amongst the rocks were sculpted by Nathan Scott and Fred Dobbs of Sculpture by Nathan Scott.
Specialized Lighting and Soundscape (hardware and software): Christopher and Alexandra Sia of CPS Electronics
Media Production: Andy Farrell, Tom Palfrey, and Bianca Message of André and Associates