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Haines & Friends Fund Artist Awardees Art Exhibit March 4–5

Local artists who were awarded visual arts grants by the Haines & Friends Fund will exhibit their work at the Ashland Springs Hotel on March 4 from 5–8pm and march 5 from 10am–4pm. Witness how this year’s awardees are using their funds to improve their lives and the lives of others! [gview file="https://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Haines-Flyer.pdf"]

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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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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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Unpacking Shared Delivery of Arts Education

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When some brave soul writes an updated history of arts education in the United States (any takers?) I think he or she will describe the early-to-mid-2000s as an ambitious era. The arts education sector, mirroring the broader arts field and the constantly reforming field of education, is having larger and broader conversations about impact, outcomes, […]

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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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Vans: Committed to Helping Visual Art in Schools

Generating $50,000 for the winning school’s art program while simultaneously drawing attention to the importance of art as an integral part of a well-rounded education, Vans Custom Culture comes back in its fourth iteration with registration opening on January 2, 2013: The Vans Custom Culture Competition sparks the creativity and teamwork of art students across […]

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Maron and Bouchard on painting

Join us for an Opening Reception this Saturday Afternoon, August 28 from 2-4 pm!

Occasionally, almost at regular but distant intervals, Marc Maron talks about art and painting on his excellent podcast, WTF. In episode 319, he interviews cartoonist, Loren Bouchard, about his life and briefly their conversation gets truthful about the life of painting in a way I love, on principle, even though I hate hearing the truth. […]

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Keeping the Arts in Public Schools

It’s a favorite time of year for students, teachers, and parents as the weather finally cools, leaves begin changing, and pumpkins pop up on every corner. Oh, and students across the country make the daily trek back to school. For 16 lucky schools, those students and arts teachers can add a little more bounce to […]

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Keeping the Arts in Public Schools

It’s a favorite time of year for students, teachers, and parents as the weather finally cools, leaves begin changing, and pumpkins pop up on every corner. Oh, and students across the country make the daily trek back to school. For 16 lucky schools, those students and arts teachers can add a little more bounce to […]

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How Vincent van Gogh Can Help You Teach to the Common Core Standards

Henry Matisse in Kindergarten? Leonardo da Vinci in fifth grade? These names don’t often come to mind while thinking about instruction in English Language Arts (ELA). But they should. In an age when literacy dominates public discourse on education, we must begin to think more broadly about what students read. Sure—the new Common Core State […]

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