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Columbia Center for the Arts- Exhibitions & Events in February 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Identity

February 2019 Exhibition

January 30 through February 24, 2019

Artists illustrate their emotional and intellectual responses to their sense of National Identity—perhaps through their country of birth, their ancestral past, or their own ideology of their personal identity.

Participating Artists: Kecia Florendo, Anita Jackson, Anita Davis, Brianna Stacon, Edward Heath, Paul Rowley, Roya Mahjour, Ghazal Mahjour, SEPALI Artisans, Francisco Bautista, Laura Bautista, David Bautista, Cinthya Bautista, Teri-Jo Yazzie, Kayla Jones, Brutis Baez, James Greeley, Unique Bryant,Greta White Elk, Shayleen Eagle Speaker, Wiona Strong, Beaulah Tsumpti, Emily Courtney, LaMinnie Caldera, and Jason Smartlawit

Also this February, Windermere will feature an Exhibition of Michael Dinning’s work. Columbia Center for the Arts curates a monthly art exhibition at the Hood River Windermere Real Estate Office at 315 Oak Street in downtown Hood River, OR.

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Oregon Scholastic Art Awards

February 2019 Lobby Show

January 30 through February 24, 2019
136 Hood River Valley High School Art entries in 2D art and 3D art received Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards at the state level this year!

(State level Gold Key winners will go on to the national Scholastic Art competition to compete for medals and a chance to attend the Medal award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York if they win a Gold Medal after the second round of judging).

Gold Key winners’ work will be displayed at a special exhibit in the lobby at the Columbia Art Gallery for the month of February.

Participating Artists: Erika Anderson, Emma Berens, Claire Bokovoy, Elieana Bounds, Alexandra Buckles, Melissa Campos-Medina, Grace Clute, Ayva Sunshine Levin, Teddy Parkinson, Sandra Piatt, Nate Schutt, Grace Skakel, Ellen Sova, Kelsey Stewart, Daniela Valle (Senior Portfolio Gold), and Zane Yinger (Senior Portfolio Gold)

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You can read more about this art competition here: artandwriting.org

Julie

National Theatre Live

February 12, 2019 at 6pm
Running Time: 100 Minutes
$12 for Adults
$8 for Seniors and Students (must present student ID)
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Purchase tickets online, in the Columbia Arts Gallery at 215 Cascade in Hood River, or at Waucoma Bookstore. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation.

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Baba Yaga

One-Woman Show

February 8, 2019 and February 9, 2019 at 7pm, Doors at 6:30
$5 for Adults and Free for Students (must present a student ID)

Baba Yaga is a morally ambiguous witch who relishes doling out romantic advice to those brave enough to visit her hut–or perhaps she would rather eat you instead. Often described as a hideous crone who lives deep in the forest, Baba Yaga is an unpredictable force from Russian folklore, who  occasionally helps and often hinders her fairy tale visitors. Sometimes kind and often cruel, she imparts the audience with romantic advice, told through three classic Russian fairy tales from her perspective.

Baba Yaga is written, devised, and performed by Sam Reiter. True to its Russian fairy tale roots, the show developed primarily in Moscow, where its creator studied for a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre (in conjunction with the National Theatre Institute). Baba Yaga weaves shadow puppets, expressive movement, Pushkin, unconventional anecdotes, Russian dance, and improvisation into a unique storytelling experience. Don’t miss the performance that Oregon Arts Watch hailed as a “majestic, loving invocation of an old spirit.”

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Rising Stars Pianist: Filippo

Portland International Pianist Filippo Gorini

February 10, 2019 at 2pm, doors at 1:30pm
Adults: $12
Seniors / Students: $10 (must present student ID)

Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars are young, up-and-coming pianists who have the potential to become internationally known performers. Selected by Artistic Director Arnaldo Cohen, the young artists perform several times at vaious locations across the country, including performances in Oregon with this special appearance on the CCA stage.

Italian pianist, Filippo Gorini, is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination”. In 2015, he received both the first and audience prizes at the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, for his performances of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schönberg, Bartok and Thomas Andés. In summer 2018, Filippo made his debut at Rheingau Festival and Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern, alongside appearances at Mude Salentine in Italy, and Plush Festival in Dorset, UK.

Previous awards and competition succes includes the 2017 Beethoven-Ring prize from the Citizens for Beethoven Association in Bonn, first prise at the Neuhaus Competition in Moscow, and prize of the Young Euro Classics Festival in Berlin. Filippo’s debut disc of The Diabelli Variations was released from The Guardian, Le Monde, BBC, as well as a Diapason D’or. Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Golilov as Mozarteum University in Salzburg, as well as receiving mentorship from Alfred Brendel.

Sense of Place

Schemes, Dreams and Teams: a Century-Long Saga to Protect the Columbia Gorge with Kevin Gorman

February 13, 2019 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman explores steps to protect the beautiful areas we are all drawn to, and think through our impacts as explorers, travelers and stewards.  Can we develop practices to replenish ourselves and the Gorge at the same time? Join Kevin for a dive into history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Columbia Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come

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