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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Native American Youth win NAMMY Award with Oregon hip-hop artist Blue Flamez for 'Rez Life' music video

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November 10, 2016 The Art Summit’s morning session ended with a panel discussion on arts as an effective change agent. 2016 Summit Eexemplifies Arts In Action Attendees ranked their experience of the 2016 Arts Summit in Corvallis highly. With a conference theme of Arts In Action, Keynote speaker Tim Carpenter of EngAGE provided an outstanding example of creative programs that are developed to encourage vibrant aging. The August Wilson Red Door Project’s “Hands Up” performance and its associated speaker panel also gave attendees a rich, powerful and sometimes raw window into the lived experience of many Americans of color.

Overall people found the speakers and performers inspiring and valued the opportunity to network with other arts professionals. Those who came the afternoon before the Summit participated in the welcome reception, generously hosted by the Corvallis Arts Center, and arts themed dinners with Arts Commissioners. These were cited by several

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