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40th Anniversary Event Details

"Celebration Wilderness" at the Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center

What: In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the Forest Service will host a week long art exhibit featuring local artists, from August 30 through September 6, 2004, at the Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center, in Enterprise, Oregon. The exhibits which will highlight the unique beauty of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area will be open to the public during the center’s regular business hours from 8-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.The Eagle Cap Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in Oregon, was originally designated as a Primitive Area in 1930 and as a wilderness in 1940. In 1964, it was formally designated under the Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577) and established as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Other wilderness areas in North east Oregon include; Hells Canyon, North Fork John Day, Monument Rock, Strawberry Mountain, and Wenaha-Tucannon. According to Nancy Rudger, Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center Manager, local artists are invited to submit one piece of their work for display and the art work must represent the Eagle Cap Wilderness area. "The purpose of the art exhibit is to showcase local artists who have captured images inspired in the natural beauty of the Eagle Cap Wilderness," Nancy stated.To honor the artists and their work and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the public is invited to the artist’s reception on Friday, Sept 3, from 2-4 p.m.
When: August 30-September 6, 2004
Where: Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center
Contact: For additional information about the art exhibit and reception or to enter a piece of art work, please call Nancy Rudger at (541) 426-5546.

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