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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

 

April 17, 2014 Michael Dalton Michael Dalton and Lawrence Fong appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission Lawrence Fong

Michael Dalton, a retired Oregon State University professor who lives in Corvallis and Newport, and Lawrence Fong, an independent curator and writer from Portland, have been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Both have significant arts experience; Dalton serves on the boards of both Corvallis’ da Vinci Days Festival and the Newport Symphony Orchestra, and Fong was associate director and curator of American art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from 1996 until 2009. Read full bios for Dalton and Fong.

“We are thrilled to have Michael and Larry add their extensive arts experience and expertise to the Commission,” says Julie Vigeland, chair of

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Art in the Parks: Celebrating Folk Art in Oregon with a Special Presentation of “The Art of Fly-Tying”

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At Joseph Stewart Park Recreation Area on June 15th there will be a demonstration of “The Art of Fly-Tying,” by fly fisher and fly-tier Sherry Steele and folklorist Riki Saltzman, in collaboration with the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford. Steele will demonstrate fly-tying and discuss fly-tying’s significance in Oregon fishing traditions and folk art and also showcase the many types of materials used to make flies.

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