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Exhibit Uncovers Truth, Gives Voice to Black Pioneers

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson sent this bulletin at 02/23/2018 04:41 PM PST

Secretary of State DENNIS RICHARDSON The State of Oregon

900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310 – [email protected]

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

When each of us give the Pledge of Allegiance, we place our hand over our heart and promise, “liberty and justice for all.” As your Secretary of State, I have accepted the challenge to promote liberty and justice for all Oregonians. I am doing this through small business assistance, in the Corporations Division, through voter outreach in Elections, through exposing government waste in Audits, and through civics lessons and exhibits in Archives.

To obtain liberty and justice for all Oregonians requires a recognition and clear understanding of the history of Oregon minority populations, who have suffered

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2016 Planning & Percolating

In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s … Continue reading

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Studying the Arts in Higher Education Creates Artists & Alchemists

Arts education in our society sometimes gets a bad rap. When I’m speaking with potential students and their families I’m frequently asked questions such as: What do people actually do with a degree from the College of Fine Arts? What kind of jobs do they get? How much money do they make? These are all […]

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First Annual Exhibition of Mt. Shasta and Redding Students of Stefan Baumann!

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball. You are invited to attend a reception in The Gallery Experience Room upstairs in The Gallery in Mount Shasta on Friday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Bear Building, 201 Mount Shasta Blvd, in downtown Mount Shasta. The show will also be open on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. “We received entries from artists that rival paintings exhibited in Carmel,” said Stefan Baumann, director of The Grand View Fine Arts Society. “The quality of artistry and talent found in Northern California and Southern Oregon is amazing.”…

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Process Over Product: Building Creative Thinkers with Art

With the smell of coffee brewing and waffles toasting, I peer into my girls’ art studio and see two preschoolers happily invested in the processes of drawing flowers and painting landscapes. My two-year old dips her brush delicately into a bowl of water and then fills her brush with paint. The brush dances across the […]

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The Arts: Promoting Language & Literacy of Young Children

Art has traditionally been an important part of early childhood programs. The arts in early childhood education is spontaneous, creative play—drawing, painting, self-expression, singing, playing music, dancing, storytelling, and role playing. Pre-school age children love the arts because that is what they do naturally. The arts engage all the senses and kinesthetic, auditory, and visual […]

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Presenting Our Vans Custom Culture Grant Winning Schools

Learning in the arts enables every individual to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. Vans and its national charity partner Americans for the Arts envision a country where every child has access to—and takes part in–high quality learning experiences in the arts, both in school and […]

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Enter the Vans Custom Culture Contest to Support Art Education at Your School

As a Vans Custom Culture national charity partner in 2013, Americans for the Arts is proud to work closely with Vans to reinforce the importance of arts education in schools across the country. With the launch of the Vans Custom Culture art competition on January 2, budding artists and designers are racing to have their […]

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Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core

These days, integration in any area, be it STEM or the arts, seems to be the buzzword to curriculum designers everywhere. There are so many resources floating around out there with the claim of integrating content areas. Yet, true integration is often difficult to find. Indeed, integration is a rare yet seemingly “magical” approach that […]

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Arts Education Campaign Yields Results in Portland

On November 6, Portland voters passed ballot measure 26-146 to restore arts and music programs in Portland schools and fund arts access citywide. Needless to say, we are thrilled with the results—the measure passed with 62% approval! Measure 26-126 creates a new income tax of $35 per income-earning resident (above the federal poverty level), which […]

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