(Split (diptych), oil on framed hardboard, 24”x29.5” by Darren Kling) Darren Kling is regionally known as the sole proprietor of Big Sky Balloon Co. and somewhat famously known as the first person to fly over Glacier National Park in a hot air balloon. As a balloonist, Darren has been flying low and high for 27…

(Ka’ila Farrell-Smith’s A Lie Nation, Alienation opens Thursday, July 9. | Photo courtesy of At Liberty) Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (American, Klamath, Modoc) presents ​​A Lie Nation, Alienation, opening Thursday, July 9 in the historic At Liberty Theater. Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist based in Modoc Point, Oregon. The conceptual framework of her practice…

(Poet and author Ellen Waterston and guests will present the Finding Solid Ground Yamsi Ranch Writing Intensive in September | Photo courtesy of Ellen Waterston) July 2020 will find Ellen Waterston offering virtual readings and presentations about her new book, Walking the High Desert, Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail. Roundabout Books…

((L to R) Sondra Holtzman, Kim Stafford and Ellen Waterston | Photos courtesy of PLAYA) Join Playa for special online programming. Sunday, July 26 at 4:30pm, a special PLAYA Presents will feature readings by Kim Stafford and Ellen Waterston and music by Hunter Noack. On three weekends in August, online Master Classes that use the…

(Andrew Meyers, Where-Wolf, Mixed Media on Paper, 2019 | Photo Courtesy of The Oregon Arts Commission) In two rounds of FY2020 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have collectively awarded $112,342 to 40 artists for career development projects. The awards include $55,121 from the Oregon Arts Commission…