June-First-Friday

Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave, Suite 1. www.alledarealestate.com Featuring Jerry Dame, fine artist. www.jerrydame.com Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin St. Abstractions featuring Joellyn Loehr, oil paintings, and Holly Rodes Smithey, metal sculpture. Loehr earned a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland and soon appeared in numerous…

oregon art 2

“Art is a fundamental ingredient of any thriving and vibrant community. Art sparks connections between people, movements and new ideas. To put it simply, art makes life better. I am thrilled to celebrate Oregon’s best artists and art supporters through the Governor’s Arts Awards.” ~ Oregon Governor Kate Brown I am really pleased to see…

Naseem Rakha, Charles Hood, Lawrence Lenhart, Kendra Atleework

Naseem Rakha of Silverton, Oregon has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Her winning proposal, Searching for the Soul of Creation, was chosen by the judges for its quality of writing, unique perspective and meaningful contribution to the body of desert literature. Rakha will be honored at a reading…

tower

This summer, it’s time for area teenagers to Get Your Act Together, during a first-of-its-kind audition workshop presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation. Workshop director and veteran performer Mollie Tennant will run the workshop July 10-14. It’s designed especially for singers, dancers and actors 13-to-19 years old interested in a collaborative and productive week spent…

gairdin

Gairdin, (pronounced Gar-deen), which is Gaelic for garden, specializes in custom floral designs and curated home décor with an emphasis on natural and organic shapes and styles. Global, local and artistically inspired containers, home décor and garden accessories abound. “Gathering inspiration from travel and home you might find Japanese temple bells, Indian brick molds, hand…