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Familiar vs. Novel – Everything is a Remix

First, if you’ve never seen Everything is a Remix, go watch it now. It’s a great primer on creativity, originality, and copyright. Recently Kirby Ferguson posted a new installment about the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Towards the end he makes a point about a sweet spot existing between the familiar and the […]

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School for Creative Activism in Berlin – THE MOVIE!

In October 2015, in collaboration with Transgender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans-activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we worked with 17 participants from 13 European countries, developing a creative activism campaign to mark some […]

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8: Mega-Church

Episode 8: The Rock and Roll Megachurch We went to the rock and roll megachurch, Hillsong Church, in NYC. Topics: Shapeshifting vs. Speaking in the language of your audience Documentation and telling your own story Showmanship Run your meeting on time Sorting it out yourself vs. being given answers The Apostle Paul in Corinthians Though […]

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3: Mini-Sode! 50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey, a series of books and a movie dealing with “deviant” or non-normative sex. And yet, also an internationally top selling book and motion picture box office sensation! We took a group of 23 sex work activists to see 50 Shades of Grey in Cape Town, South Africa. Steve and Steve give […]

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1: Transformers: Age of Extinction

In our first expedition we will watch the highest grossing worldwide movie of 2014, and one of the worst. Not to make fun of it (though that can not be helped) but to learn. This was the most popular movie last year and Patricia, Steve, and Steve try to parse out why people saw it […]

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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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A Warm Welcome to Mark Hannah of Ink & Oil!

We couldn’t be more pleased to add another innovative artistic endeavor to our directory, and discovering what’s going on in southern Oregon’s creative community is often as much of a surprise to us as it is to anyone else! This time we introduce Mark & Sarah Hannah of Ink & Oil, a design store and gallery based in Grants Pass, OR that offers hard to find design classes and workshops.

Hannah still operates “Thief(it)” in Pasadena, CA. Why Thief it?” he writes on his Web site, thiefit.com. “It is an answer to a question. Next time somebody asks you what to do with an object that would otherwise be thrown away, tell them to Thief It. Create a unique object or product that is your own and save it from the future, which would probably have been a big hole in the ground and, depending on its composition, a very,

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SOLIPSA: A Feature Film Written and Directed by Richard Sangeleer and Produced by Denise Baxter (AAC Executive Director)

A small town is hit by an epidemic! Follow the lives of the two main characters as they struggle to survive at all costs. How fast can you run? How long can you hide? Who would you kill? Click to See the SOLIPSA Trailer. Cast and Crew: All local talent Filming Locations: Throughout Ashland’s community …

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