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Meet the Artist – Fundraiser & Dinner on September 9

Forest Grove Public Arts Commission invites you to “Meet the Artist” at a special fundraising dinner on September 9 in Carlton, Oregon.  

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Art On Broadway Gallery – OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS – “Cultural Art & Tasting Walk” & Month Long Exhibit

•Art On Broadway Gallery, in the heart of historic downtown Beaverton, is seeking artists to exhibit original artwork for our gallery’s Guest Wall Program for the month of October 2017. The show offers two opportunities to participating artists – a month long exhibit at Art On Broadway Gallery and/or an opportunity to partner with another downtown Beaverton business during the October 14th Cultural Art & Tasting Walk. •The exhibit is open to

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B&B OPENS THE VAULT WITH SPINNING INTO BUTTER

REBECCA GILMAN’S POWERFUL PLAY ABOUT WHITE PRIVELEDGE AND LATENT RACISM IS THE FIRST SHOW IN THE COMPANY’S NEW HOME, REDOUBLING B&B’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY Hillsboro, OR – Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, opens the doors to their brand new permanent home, The Vault Theatre & Event Space, on September 7th, 2017 with their inaugural production; Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning Into Butter. The play has been described as

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VIVID Stabilized Woods

VIVID Stabilized woods is a small family company located in Gaston, OR. Owned and operated by Susan Curington and Les Dougherty who are both artists in their own disciplines. Susan is an acrylic painter who specializes in nature and all of its beauty, whereas Les works with nature crafting wood products into wonderful pieces of art. Like many others, they were hit hard by economic downfall in 2008, finding themselves

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First Impressions – Blaine Johnson at Art on Broadway Gallery

•This collection of paintings represent Blaine’s first impression of the epic landscape, culture and tradition that is SCOTLAND! Traveling for two weeks this past summer – paints and brushes in tow – he experienced for the first time (but not for the last) the land of his ancestors and it reawakened his spirit. •Cozy cottages, colossal castles, jaw-dropping vistas and intimate encounters with beasts and legends, he sought to convey

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TSWCD Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! We are holding a photo contest for anyone who would like to submit Washington County photos. Photos can be anything that represents Washington County culture (e.g. landscapes, animals, nature, farms, barns, plants, forests, and businesses). If photos have people in them they must fill out the Photo Release Form. Photo contest participants must sign the Permission to Reprint Form allowing the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District to have the full rights to use your photo in print, on the web, and in any

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Elaine Worden leaves Beaverton Arts Progam

After eight years with the City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Program, Elaine Worden has moved on to a new position. Elaine, who lives in Salem, will now be able to walk to her new position at Willamette University instead of commuting 2+ hours a day. Elaine was the chair of the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Vice Chair of the Westside Cultural Alliance. During her time

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Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? How can recipes help us connect and create communities across time, distance, and culture? These questions and more will be the focus of “Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community,” a conversation with Jennifer Roberts on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm at Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard.  This program is hosted by Westside

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Severin Browne – In Concert August 12, 2017

Severin Browne – In Concert Saturday August 12th 2017 7:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:30) Suggested Donation: $10.00 Influence Music Hall 135 SE 3rd Ave Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 503-730-6029   Severin Browne performs solo to packed house concerts, intimate listening rooms, and even an occasional almost-rowdy bar crowd with friends from his SoCal roots. He is a sought-after guest in many singer-songwriter festivals and shows, and is regarded as one of the most accomplished

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Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals 14th Annual Summer Festival August 5 & 6

Hillsboro, Ore. The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will hold their 14th annual Summer Festival this year August 5 & 6, 2017. The weekend festival includes 30 vendors selling minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. Event activities include gold panning, lapidary and jewelry making demonstrations, crack-your-own geodes, and a variety of rock and mineral activities for families and people of all ages. Author Pat McMahan will be signing copies of his

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