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Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events

Will you be visiting the Hood River area this month? You might want to check out one or more of Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events! Apologies for the lack of images – the lovely pictures in their email did not transfer to our blog.


Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm
Exhibition: April 6-30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

Blue tributaries lined with sticky red clay, cascading towards the Columbia River, wind whistling through the narrow verdant Gorge, ancient lava flows creating fortress-like cliffs of columnar basalt; the dramatic landscape is what defines the Columbia River Gorge region. CCA’s April invitational Earth Wind Fire exhibition will show work that is created from materials that come from the Earth, interact with Wind, or come into being through Fire.

The Nook Exhibition
Jurgen Hess Photography
April 6-April 30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm


The Nook Gallery will be showing local photographer Jurgen Hess who creates photographs that tell stories, capture a moment in time, or reflect the beauty found in both the ordinary and the awe-inspiring. He looks for the uncommon viewpoint, the light that paints a landscape or the look that says this is the essence of the person. His wildfire photos show the dangerous work of firefighting and the terror and beauty of fire.

The Lobby Exhibition
Laurel Marie Hagner, Glassometry
April 6-30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Laurel’s mission as an artist is to continuously evolve not only as a craftsperson, but also as one who is sharing ideas and opportunities of expression with the community. Her work can be found nationally, spanning public and private sectors. It is her interest that Glassometry Studios play a holistic role in providing artwork, events, and exposure in general to a multitude of creative endeavors.
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Audio Documentaries of Exceptional Oregonians
April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm


The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble tells the stories of three Oregonians who achieved great things despite racial and gender discrimination through interview-based audio and original music by some of Oregon’s most prominent jazz composers. Live performances to take place in the communities where the stories came from—Hood River, Astoria, and Portland—with radio broadcast to follow in late 2016.


poTENtial: Literary Arts
An Evening with THAT Brian Doyle
April 4, 2016 at 7pm (NOTE NEW DATE)
Suitable for mature audiences only
Spend the evening with THAT Brian Doyle, the much beloved award-winning Oregon author. His latest novel, Martin Marten has received rave reviews, as do all of his public appearances. We’ll start the evening with a brief interview with the author, followed by Brian waxing poetic on whatever topics come to mind while interacting with the audience. After the presentation, meet the author at a book signing in the Lobby hosted by Waucoma Bookstore.
Ping & Woof Opera: Così fan tutte
April 15 at 7pm & April 17 at 2pm
Ping & Woof Opera is proud to bring to Hood River their first fully staged production with Mozart’s Così fan tutte. This charming and funny tale of a bet that goes in unexpected directions will be sure to enchant! Presented in Italian with English supertitles. These two programs are presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association and generously sponsored through the CCA Partner Project by Dr. Tina Castanares and Doris Castanares.

Please visit the CGOA Website for more information on tickets.

FOR THE LOVE World Premiere
April 19 at 7pm
Mountain Mind Collective is delighted to share their first feature-length whitewater kayaking documentary with residents of and visitors to the Columbia River Gorge. Check out the trailer here.

Join us for an amazing show, drink delicious Ninkasi beer (1 free with purchase of ticket), enter in a raffle for cool whitewater gear (proceeds to help protect the Chuitna River, Alaska), and meet the filmmakers behind the movie. At 10pm, the festivities will migrate to the River City Saloon, where The Barnburners will be rocking out all night! Doors at 6pm, film at 7pm. Tickets available here.

CoHousing In Your Community
Cohousing Presentation featuring Charles Durrett
April 20, 2016 at 7pm

Imagine a Home…where you know all your neighbors; where adults and kids can live in a supportive, healthy environment; with fully-appointed individual homes as well as common facilities such as workshops and open space; in an environmentally-sensitive, pedestrian-friendly community that you helped create…Imagine Cohousing!

poTENtial: Photography
Spirit of the Mustangs with Photographer Melissa Farlow
April 22, 2016 at 7pm
Family-friendly presentation

Melissa Farlow has worked extensively in the American West for National Geographic —driving 20,000 miles for a magazine story and book on public lands—and more recently, documenting mustang herds. Other National Geographic Magazine stories of hers feature varied subjects—one story required four months traveling to many of the national parks for the magazine, and a separate piece on Olympic National Park.

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