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I Remember Better When I Paint

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s.

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February Events from Columbia Center for the Arts

Will you be in Hood River this month? Be sure to reserve some time for these February art events from our neighbors up North!

Still Life: A Moment in Time Feb. 7th – Mar. 2nd This month’s gallery show, Still Life: A Moment in Time, celebrates the rich history of still life painting through contemporary artwork.Learn More…


The Nook Gallery presents: Sue Krigsberg Feb. 7th – Mar. 2nd This month’s Nook Gallery artist is acrylic artists, Sue Krigsberg. Learn More…


School’s Out-Art’s In Exploring Glass Art Wednesdays & Fridays in February Kids explore glass etching, pointillism, cutting glass, and frit painting in a fun and lively atmosphere. Learn More… 

Sense of Place Lecture Series presents: Randy Kiyokawa Feb. 5th Randy Kiyokawa, One Family of Farmers’ Struggles to succeed in the Hood River Valley.

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CAST Theatre production of: ‘ART’ Feb. 13th-15th,

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In This Body – Dreaming Awake

Sixteen years ago, I had surgery to remove a tumor from inside my spinal cord. Although the tumor was benign, the surgery paralyzed me from the neck down. I spent six weeks in a hospital and months learning to walk again. I called upon my artist-self during those darkest hours. My fingers were the first […]

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TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

On Friday, June 8, I’ll be presenting my award-winning documentary TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives during the 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in a session titled, Documenting the Importance of Arts Education. The film follows Marlin, an 18-year-old Hondureña, who shares a hidden history about her childhood with a theater company in […]

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The Hunger Games Surprised Stanley Tucci

In this minute-long clip, Stanley Tucci talks about what surprised him most about his new film The Hunger Games, which opens today across the country. This video is the conclusion to his short interview before providing testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior regarding 2013 appropriations for the National Endowment for the Arts, […]

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Old School New School, A New Documentary

Snag Films has released Old School New School, an educational documentary on the nature of creativity. The movie explores the mystery of creativity with a cast of artistic heavyweights including celebrated actor Brian Cox (known for standout work in King Lear, X-Men, and Manhunter – Cox was the first to play Hannibal Lecter), innovative jazz […]

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Ashland Art Center Commercial

Thanks to recently graduated Ashland High School Senior, Pia Marchetti for making us this amazing commercial for her senior project. Pia really went above and beyond for this one, coming up with a concept, presenting it (very professionally) to the Directors, then coordinating artists and extras for the shoots, editing, overseeing the voice over, getting permission to use the music and putting it all together beautifully. We’re not surprised to hear that Pia is off to college at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh or that she is receiving a number of merit scholarships to study Theatre. Thank you, Congratulations and we look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future, Pia!!