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SOAR Welcomes Stefan Baumann!

Plein Air Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

Six years ago Stefan’s desire to live in a place of natural beauty and to paint what he loves with integrity brought him to the Shasta Forest where he paints stunning views of Northern California and Oregon in his home/studio in Mt. Shasta. He shares his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art with others by featuring his artwork at the Gallery in Mt. Shasta and Central Art Supply Studio and offering weekly oil painting classes in Medford, Mt. Shasta, and Redding. He also posts a monthly blog with plein air paintings, offers 3-day outdoor painting workshops in Mt. Shasta, and his series called “The Grand View” airs periodically on local Create TV and PBS stations.

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Art & Inquiry at the Exploratorium

by Marina McDougall, Director, Center for Art & Inquiry White Light © The Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu Physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in 1969 as a museum of art, science, and human perception. A hybrid between a laboratory and a public museum, the Exploratorium’s roots lie in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the world. […]

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How Can Local Arts Agencies Engage Their Communities?

It seems that “community engagement” and “community arts” are paving the way to a new paradigm in the local arts sector. By browsing through some local arts agency (LAA) websites, I got the sense that most organizations were somehow relating to their local communities already. But what exactly IS community engagement and how do you […]

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