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Oregon Arts Commission Names Poetry Out Loud Winner! MoreNews...

Poetry Out Loud 2015 State Champion Gypsy Prince of Springfield's Academy of Arts and Academics

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March 27, 2014

Gypsy Prince of Springfield named Poetry Out Loud champion

Gypsy Prince, a senior from Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, is Oregon’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud state champion.


Prince, who won the state contest March 14 at Willamette University, is a three-time school champion who was making her second appearance at state. She advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.


“Gypsy’s performances were so beautiful, powerful and heartfelt,” says Commission Chair Julie Vigeland. “We are very proud of her and will be rooting for her to bring home the national championship!”


Prince’s winning performance was a recitation of “Mrs. Caldera’s House of Things” by Gregory Djanikian. Gypsy and fellow finalist Mitchell Lenneville react as she is named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud state champion. Photo by Greg

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Oregon Arts Commission Seeks Assistant Director

march 2017 news from oregon arts commission : Oregon Arts Commission : 2016 Oregon Arts Summit

Assistant Director Recruitment The Oregon Arts Commission is recruiting for an Assistant Director, our primary budget and fiscal officer, responsible for grants and budget management and office operations. Major duties include: oversight of all Arts Commission grant programs; lead for ADA and access issues; budget management for the Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust; serving as the primary contact with the National Endowment for the Arts; and oversight of information systems. The Commission is seeking candidates with experience working in the arts, heritage and the humanities; exceptional interpersonal skills; experience in effective team and coalition building to achieve agreed upon goals; who are capable of communicating complex facts to various audiences through written, oral and on-line presentations; are strategic thinkers and committed to the mission of the Arts Commission; and have the ability to understand finances and budgets and connect those with goals. Applications will be accepted until January 25,

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