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Arts Education | Gallery Exhibits | Concerts | Featured Artists | Community Events | Public Art

HillsboroARTS Autumn 2016

Seven ways to enjoy Hillsboro Arts Month 2016-17 Walters Concert Series Tony Starlight Celebrates the Arts Art and Nature Together at Orenco Woods Nature Park


Weddings | Graduations | Anniversaries | Fundraisers | Luncheons “Our day was amazing and EVERYBODY loved the location. It’s so beautiful it really doesn’t need a lot of decorations. The staff was easy to work with—they were friendly, flexible, and followed through when they said they would do something. I would certainly recommend this venue for your special event.” - Sheila Adams

Let the timeless beauty of the Walters Cultural Arts Center infuse your special gathering with the spirit of creativity and culture. With its classic red-stone architecture, stained glass features, custom woodwork ceiling arches, concert-quality sound system, and fine art gallery, the Walters is one of the west side’s most treasured sites for weddings, parties, fundraisers, luncheons and other special events. Located in the heart of Hillsboro’s historic downtown, this former church is a bustling nexus of cultural activity. Our facility is open Monday through Friday, with private rentals available on Saturday & Sunday. The Walters is centrally located with easy access to Portland, Washington County wine country, and the Oregon Coast. Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you through our rental process. Whether you’re planning for your wedding day, preparing for an upcoming business luncheon, or hosting a nonprofit fundraiser…your cultural arts center is the perfect venue for your special event!


527 East Main Street | Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 503.615.3485 | Photo credit (top to bottom, clockwise): Stephanie Adams-Santos, Mitchelldyer Photography, Rick Paulson Photography, Walters staff and Jon Gottshall.

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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Phone: 503-615-3497 Facebook: HillsboroArts

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at Orenco Woods Nature Park Learn what is taking shape at Hillsboro’s newest nature park and how you can get involved.


Hillsboro Public Art Program Phone: 503-615-3489 Address: 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Cultural Arts is a division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation. Digital Version Find a digital version of this magazine on our website at: CulturalArts

2016-17 Walters Concert Series

Skybound Blue leads off this highimpact concert series.


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Tuesday Happenings


Register for Classes

Seven ways to enjoy Hillsboro Arts Month

There is so much creativity to enjoy in Hillsboro this October. Take a look and start planning your adventures.

Walters Gallery Exhibits Instructor Spotlight: Edyta Salak

Tony Starlight Celebrates the Arts

A benefit concert for the arts in Hillsboro


Artist Spotlight: Correo Aereo

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Youth Classes Adult Classes Senior Class


Professional Development Workshop


Making a Difference in Hillsboro’s Arts Scene


Intern Spotlight: Alicia de Jesus Hernandez

Walters Arts Education

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ART AND NATURE TOGETHER AT ORENCO Have you experienced the wave of well-being that flows over you when you are outdoors in nature? Stress falls away as you breathe fragrant air and become more attuned the environment around you. Nature parks provide that valuable place to connect to nature close to home. The Orenco Woods Nature Park will provide this connection to Hillsboro residents. Each aspect of the park is being developed to strengthen that link to the natural world, including in the public art pieces that will be placed there. Originally the Orenco Woods Golf Course, this 42-acre wooded region was slated to be developed into over 250 homes. Neighbors appealed the change of zoning from open space to housing, creating an opening for the City of Hillsboro and Metro regional government to purchase the property in 2011 and save it for much needed parkland. As Orenco has rocketed from a rustic small town to a sophisticated, urban, transit-oriented development, the increased density makes the Orenco Woods Nature Park an even more precious resource. Just a short walk from the MAX train, the park will be an oasis of calm in the bucolic Old Orenco neighborhood next to Orenco Elementary School. The nature park will feature a network of trails through woodlands and meadows; environmental stations for outdoor education; wildlife viewing; picnic and nature play areas; and a section of the Rock Creek Trail for biking 2

and walking. Extensive habitat restoration will reforest the creek corridor, enhance wetlands, and create oak savannah habitat in the former fairways of the golf course. As the park master plan was being developed, artists from the group rhiza a+d were part of the landscape architects’ team. They envisioned incorporating artwork that would recall the illustrious history of the Orenco Nursery Company that shipped plants all around the country and to Europe in the beginning of the 20th century. One of the nursery’s signature fruits was the Orenco Apple, a variety that is still grown today. The artists designed a fanciful shelter in the form of the apple to provide a perfect place to take in the views and recall the expansive nursery that was an economic giant a hundred years ago. The focus on nature will be evident throughout the park. The children’s play area is designed with an emphasis on “nature play.” Nature play areas incorporate elements from the surrounding landscape to encourage imaginative play and interactive connections to nature – think of playing with pebbles in a creek, scampering over logs and boulders or building a shelter from branches. Nature play helps develop skills of observation and ingenuity, encouraging kids and parents to play together. A perfect match for the concept of nature play will be the artwork that renowned artist Patrick Dougherty will create

“We decided to create a playful sculpture based on an Orenco Apple as it tells the story of a long human and nature hybridization and cultivation-culture.” ~Ean Eldred, rhiza a+d

WOODS NATURE PARK specifically for the nature park. Dougherty creates distinctive structures woven from local saplings and has created hundreds of site specific artworks around the world. Flexible willow and maple branches are gathered by the truckload and Dougherty guides legions of volunteers to help shape the “stickwork” structure. Dougherty’s artworks often look like nests, vessels or off-kilter playhouses woven by a nimble fingered giant. Anyone who encounters one of these creations in the woods usually experiences a rapid succession of disbelief, curiosity, delight, and awe. To see intriguing examples of Dougherty’s work, go to Stickwork. net. Don’t try to visit the park yet. It is a construction zone, closed while habitat restoration work is underway and will open this winter or spring. For more information on Orenco Woods Nature Park, visit Photos at top (L to R): Na Hala ‘Eo Waima by Patrick Dougherty (photo by Paul Kadama); Artist rendering and sketches by rhiza a+d

Artist Patrick Dougherty came to Hillsboro in July to tour the park under construction, look for plant materials for his upcoming project and meet local residents. Studying the rolling terrain and groupings of trees, he found excellent locations to build an artwork that will intertwine with the natural environment to create a magical experience in the woods. Many volunteers are needed in March and April of 2017 to harvest sticks and help build the artwork. The opportunity to work with this exemplary artist is the experience of a lifetime. If you wish to volunteer, contact Laura Murray, laura.murray@ Photos by Rick Paulson Photography 3

Seattle’s Correo Aereo:

An Unforgettable Evening of Music & Culture Correo Aereo’s performances around the globe have received glowing acclaim, calling attention to their authenticity, stunning musicianship, and capacity to create new musical expressions from Latin styles, infused with modern trends. The warmth of their approach and diversity of their repertoire draws fans to their unforgettable live performances which the Austin Chronicle calls, “positively bewitching.” In this interview with Walters staff member Gayle Ritt, Abel and Madeline reveal what drives their commitment to their music and passionate approach to live performance. Where does your musical inspiration come from?

“Take my advice: skip class, skip work . . . See Correo Aereo.” - Austin Chronicle

Abel: Growing up in Mexico City in the 70s I was exposed to many incredible musicians from all over Latin America. Also music is in my family and my father and uncle always played and started me singing when I was five. Madeleine: My first love, classical violin, lead me to discover music from all over the world. My own mixed blood of French, Russian, Spanish Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish, and a little bit of Roma Gypsy, and my own people’s diaspora, influence the way I feel the music. How would you describe your passion for Latin American Music?

Instruments of Correo Aereo Abel sings and plays harp, guitar, and cuatro. Madeleine sings and plays violin, maracas, bombo and jarana. Here’s a bit about these unique instruments you will see in the performance: Cuatro: The Cuatro is any of several Latin American instruments in the guitar or lute families. The Venezuelan version resembles small guitar, but in Puerto Rico the shape is closer a violin. Cuatro means four in Spanish, although current instruments may have more than four strings. Bombo: The Bombo Criollo is a drum made of wood or steel. This Latin American group of drums has its origins in the European bass drum. In Argentina and Cuba it’s referred to as the Bombo Legüero, and the Bombo de Comparsa. Jarana: Also known as Jarana Huasteca, this stringed instrument resembling a guitar originated in southern Coastal Veracruz. In most cases it is made of 4 – 5 nylon strings, and has a deep body structure.


Abel: In this vast and old tradition there are many characters. More than the skill or talent, it’s my passion that has allowed me to embody these characters that are singing in the music from Venezuela, Argentina, and Mexico. Madeleine: [Making music] is a radical act that brings together, nurtures, and strengthens both community and individual. Since our music is a product of colonization, our music and stories help de-colonize heart and mind. You perform both traditional and original music. When composing your own songs, what is your process? Abel: It used to be more a process of looking at external sources, in nature and all art forms and particularly the folk music. Now it’s more a process of internal observation of my own feelings and reflections….Also now that I’ve lived so long in the folk forms, I am also playing with different chordal ideas and allowing myself liberties to flow in and out of the traditional forms in an organic way. How would you define success as a performing artist? Madeleine: To touch people deeply. To have what is needed to keep living, keep creating and playing. To love what you do and be immersed in it.

Correo Aereo will take the stage at the Walters on Friday, November 18. For more details, check out page 6 or visit

2016-17 Walters Concert Series

Skybound Blue

Friday, September 23 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show Americana Skybound Blue opens the season with Americana at its finest—the dig-deep-and-tell-the-story-in-yourbones kind. Skybound Blue’s beautiful harmony-driven sound feels intimate and familiar. Jenny and Matt Behnke own the stage with chemistry and authenticity, and Jenny’s stunning vocals are reminiscent of Patty Griffin with a Northwest influence. They have created a devoted following of fans who crave that rare and magical combination of sincere connection, inspired presence, and exceptional music.

Robbie Fulks

Friday, November 4 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Folk, Bluegrass, Vintage Country

Acoustic Guitar Summit Featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith Friday, October 7 | 7:30 pm $18 advance |$22 day of show Fingerstyle Guitar

Grammy Award winners Doug Smith and Mark Hanson join Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb for an evening of Blues, Jazz, Hawaiian slack key, and more. Three of the most revered guitarists in the region, AGS performances continue to enthrall audiences—a result of the fantastic camaraderie that comes with over 20 years of performing together. Returning to the Walters, AGS’s dynamic performances showcase fingerstyle guitar at its finest.

Carrie Newcomer

with pianist Gary Walters Friday, October 21 | 7:30 pm $22 advance | $26 day of show Singer + Songwriter

Carrie Newcomer has been praised as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard Magazine, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and Rolling Stone wrote that “she asks all the right questions.” She has attracted a devoted following with her expressive voice, exquisite melodies, gifted songwriting, and an irreverent yet spiritual perspective. Newcomer’s compelling story-songs reach toward redemption while never shying away from the edge and rawness of human experience.

“Robbie Fulks is an alt-country genius.” - Tina Fey

Hailed as “one of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades” (Rolling Stone), Robbie Fulks’ new album, Upland Stories is garnering some of the most effusive reviews of his impressive career. Fulks’s richly emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and emotional voice. An artist’s artist whose musicianship and picking are as sharp as his wit, Fulks continues to reach new heights, writing “with clear eyes and a full heart” (Ken Tucker, NPR).

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2016-17 Upcoming Concerts continued

Correo Aereo

Friday, November 18 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show $10 Senior Traditional and Modern Latin Correo Aereo (Spanish for ‘Air Mail’) is an award winning multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World music duo from Seattle. Together, Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin combine string and percussive instruments to create rich poly-rhythmic music that is also fiery, haunting and joyful. Abel sings and plays harp, guitar and cuatro. Madeleine sings and plays violin, maracas, bombo and jarana. Performing traditional music of Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico, the duo combines a stunning array of string and percussive instruments with silken, unforgettable vocal harmonies.

Portland Opera

Hansel and Gretel

Saturday, December 3 | 2 pm $5 suggested donation Recommended ages: 6 & up Family-Friendly Opera Portland Opera To Go returns to the Walters for a special performance of the English-language adaptation the classic fairytale opera, Hansel and Gretel. One of the all-time favorite children’s stories, this lively 50 minute opera is the classic tale we all know with a curious brother and sister and a witch in a sugary house. This colorful, accessible production is just right to introduce the kids in your life (or yourself) to the world of opera. No advance ticket sales for this event.

The Sojourners

Friday, December 9 | 7:30 pm $22 advance |$26 day of show Roots Gospel This is real gospel—with a raw, bluesy edge that infuses their stirring, uplifting and inspiring music. The Sojourners don’t sing about some removed perfect place or any distant plains of glory, yet their music has the power to soothe the hurts brought by modern life. These powerhouse musicians from Vancouver, Canada, weave together echoes of doo wop, R&B, country, the American civil rights movement, and blues to create a unique music that reminds us that music is often what illuminates the journey from darkness to light.

“They (Correo Aereo) create world music with true heart and intelligence.” - Seattle Weekly

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Holiday Concert

Friday, December 16 | 7:30 pm $18 advance |$22 day of show Classical/Bluegrass The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family and revive the beauty and popular impact of this turn-of-the-century art form. Holiday program includes classic Christmas favorites by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Corelli. Special guests, Dan Lowinger, Rusty Blake, Tommy Chiffon and Chris Kee will join Brian Oberlin as the Western Swing Band, the Swinging Doors. 6

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Craig Carothers

Friday, January 27 | 7:30 pm $15 advance |$20 day of show Singer-Songwriter Walters favorite, Craig Carothers’ began his career in Portland and over the decades his music and performances have been described as “truly magical.” Audiences can expect a showcase of original music – from anyone of his ten released albums – and his equally entertaining personality, humor and riveting storytelling to have audiences jumping to their feet for an encore (or two or three). Don’t miss the moving and melodic compositions of this Nashville based, home-grown songwriter.

Annalisa Tornfelt

Friday, February 10 | 7:30 pm $15 advance |$20 day of show Vintage Country, Folk Best known as the singer and fiddler player for the roots-folk band Black Prairie (started by members of the Decemberists), Annalisa Tornfelt’s solo work is beautiful and stirring in its own right. Tornfelt’s stunning singing and presence, reminiscent of Gillian Welch or Nora Jones, make her an important new voice in the region. Along with her talented sisters, Tornfelt presents an evening of original folk and vintage country music that may just carry you away.

Rainbow Dance Theatre

The Roots of Hip Hop

Friday, February 24 | 7:30 pm $5 advance | $10 day of show Dance, Hip-Hop, Family Friendly This group of virtuoso dancers transforms the stage into a world of mystery, pathos and humor. Their repertoire features modern works with roots in the traditions of many world cultures. The Roots of Hip Hop takes audiences on an exciting and high-energy adventure that traces the popular urban African-American dance style of Hip Hop back to its roots in African dancing and drumming and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of today’s African-American community. This program is specifically designed to appeal to all ages. 60 minutes.

Coming This Spring… Want to buy tickets?

Mar 17 Quebe Sisters Apr 7 Pacific Crest Jazz Combo

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Apr 21 Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas May 13 A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Anjali Dance School May 19 Edna Vasquez

With special thanks to our concert series sponsor: The Orenco Hotel Box Office: 503-615-3485 | Purchase Tickets Online: 7

Tony Starlight Celebrates the Arts in Hillsboro There was a time when no self-respecting fashion-conscious midcentury man strode onstage without a wide lapel and wider collar. Audience members might be forgiven for feeling they’ve been transported to that era when Tony Starlight croons Sinatra and banters with the crowd. Audiences invariably sing along with their favorite tunes and Tony plays up his signature campy humor. If you haven’t seen a Tony Starlight show in Portland, you’re in for a treat. Tony is bringing his show to Hillsboro for one night only as a special concert benefiting the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment. Tony’s shows celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, the 1970s, and more. The concert on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm at the Walters Cultural Arts Center will include a mix of songs from iconic singers of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, deftly blended with humor. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Tony Starlight Celebrates the Arts Endowment, which was founded to create a source of stable October 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm funding for Hillsboro’s growing creative community. This will be the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main St, Hillsboro first benefit concert to celebrate the success of the Endowment, established in 2012 through a partnership with the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council and the Hillsboro Community Foundation. Since its inception three years ago, the Endowment fund has nearly quadrupled in both dollars and donors. “The success of the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Endowment provides a tangible example of the power of people pooling their charitable gifts in support of community causes they care about,” said Hillsboro Community Foundation President, Scott Eisenstein. Join in on the dazzle and charm at 7:30 pm, or treat yourself to a night to remember as a Premium Ticket holder. These special patrons are invited to enjoy a gourmet pre-show reception, a glass of wine with Tony (and the 2016 Endowment Award recipients), seats in the first 5 rows, and the chance to win tickets to Tony’s Portland Supper Club. See more information about the endowment and benefit concert at or purchase your tickets at the Walters Cultural Arts Center or at

Help world-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty build a phenomenal natural sculpture in the Orenco Woods Nature Park Volunteer and be part of the crew. Dive into the process and help to bring a Stickwork sculpture to life by learning how to place sticks to shape the artwork. Volunteer April 3 - 21, 2017 8 am - 12 pm or 1 - 5 pm For more information on harvesting and building, contact Best-suited for strong, active volunteers ages 16 and up Visit Patrick Dougherty at 8

You’re Invited to be Part of the Art!

#sheeponthego The community art project, Champion Flock of Weed Eaters by Jed Berk, is back as part of Hillsboro Arts Month! From September 18 - October 29, take a sheep to graze in your favorite places and share your adventures on Instagram, helping us to create a unique community scrapbook. Borrow a sheep at a Hillsboro Library or when the barn is open at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Then upload your photos to Instagram at #sheeponthego. For more details, visit

Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts? There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Cultural Arts Division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, including: •

Volunteering at the Walters Cultural Arts Center with events and programs, such as Family Art Night, Concerts and Gallery Openings.

Helping the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council at special events such as Celebrate Hillsboro and the Latino Cultural Festival.

Volunteering with the Hillsboro Public Art Program at special events and outreach opportunities.

Want to Volunteer? Visit or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503-615-3479 or Shute Seeds by Blessing Hancock features color changing LED lighting for different looks for both day and night. Photos by Rick Paulson Photography.


Tuesday Happenings at the Walters Tuesdays are happening at the Walters—don’t miss these free events for the community!

First Tuesday:

Second Tuesday:

In the Walters lobby and galleries

In the Walters Upstairs Gallery

Gallery Receptions with Live Music

Open Poetry Night

5 – 6:30 pm

7 – 8 pm

First Tuesday gallery receptions are held in honor of the current artist(s) exhibiting at the Walters. Guests are invited to mingle with the community, enjoy live music in the lobby, sample free hors d’oeuvres from Decadent Creations and explore art on all three floors of the Walters.

Poets and lovers of poetry alike gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and poetic camaraderie. All are invited to sign up for the open mic, though respectful listeners are equally welcome and appreciated.

Select Third Tuesdays: Spoken Word Series

The Spoken Word Series highlights the power and art of the oral tradition in its myriad forms: live storytelling, artist talks, lectures, readings, discussions, and more. Selected guests deliver performances and talks on a wide variety of topics pertaining to art and culture.

San Francisco 1906: Destruction of the Greatest City in the West by Earthquake and Fire with Sig Unander

Tuesday, October 18 | 7 pm Walters Theatre In 1906, San Francisco was the leading city in the Western United States. Prosperous from the Gold Rush days, it was famed for opulent theaters and hotels, majestic skyscrapers, picturesque parks, a vibrant Chinatown, and notorious brothel districts. All of that changed at 5:12 AM on April 18, 1906 when a magnitude 8 earthquake struck without warning. Author and speaker Sig Unander tells the true story of the only major American city ever destroyed by earthquake and fire and the fight to save it. The presentation is illustrated with dramatic archival images of the city and its people taken by photographers during and after the event.


Tales by the Fire: Love is in the Air

with Bag&Baggage

Tuesday, December 20 | 7 pm Walters Theatre It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and few things are more wonderful than romance! Join Bag&Baggage actors Peter Schuyler and Cassie Greer for an evening of reflections on love: unexpected, elated, painful, humorous and poignant. Featuring short stories, excerpts and essays from Oscar Wilde, David Sedaris, Owen Powell, Nicole Krauss and more! For adult audiences. Please arrive early to get a seat, as this is a popular event.

For more details about Tuesday Happenings, visit

Gallery Exhibits at the Walters The Walters showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging artists year round. Gallery receptions are held on the first Tuesday of each month, featuring light sweets by Decadent Creations and live music in the lobby.

Gallery Exhibit Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm | Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

A Journey in Photographs


October 4— November 21 | Upstairs Gallery Oregon photographer Ed Pabor takes viewers on a breathtaking photographic journey of natural splendor. Explore the arresting beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Walters upstairs gallery; then be sure to check out spectacular vistas from our national parks and monuments at the Hillsboro Civic Center in honor of the 2016 Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service. This exhibit travels to Hillsboro after being showcased at the High Desert Museum and the University of Oregon.

December 6— January 30 Upstairs Gallery

Ed Pabor

Gina Hartmann

Gina Hartmann’s layered, delicate work incorporates weaving and text to act as metaphors for the complexities we embody as living beings. This collection reflects the intricate patterns that build as we experience the world.

COMICON: The Art of Storytelling Evergreen Middle School

October 4–November 21 | Downstairs Gallery Under the guidance of local comic artist Lucy Bellwood and others, eighth-grade students use a blend of art and words to create visual stories in the form of graphic novels.

First Tuesday Receptions:

October 4 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Rio Con Brio November 1 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Todd Tracewell

Special Thanks to Our First Tuesday Sponsor:

Zimbabwe Artists Project December 6— January 30 Downstairs Gallery

The Zimbabwe Artists Project is a nonprofit organization partnering with women in Zimbabwe to support self-enterprise through the creation of art. The vibrant work from this exhibit gives a rich glimpse into the lives and local culture of the artists.

First Tuesday Reception:

December 6 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Kathrine Rhee

Note: Due to the holidays, there is no First Tuesday in January


Create. Participate. Celebrate.

Seven Ways to Enjoy Hillsboro Arts Month The predicted La Niña may mean a cooler rainy fall season, but Hillsboro Arts Month will still bring many reasons to get out this October. For the second year the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is inviting people to explore Hillsboro’s creative side by taking in a play, concert, book discussion group, art class, or artist’s studio tour. “I think people are surprised when I tell them how many cultural events are happening in the City each month,” said HACC Chair Christine Martell. October in particular, as National Arts & Humanities Month, offers some unique events that only happen once a year. Here’s a list of seven things to do during Hillsboro Arts Month. 1. Go to a show: We’re fortunate to have options for live theater in Hillsboro. From Bag and Baggage’s professional crew to HART’s amazing community theater to STAGES Performing Arts Youth Theater’s productions for kids, there is something for all audiences. These three groups alone are offering 6 different live productions in the month of October. (See the Calendar Listings on Page 13-15 for details.) 2. Watch an artist work: Experience the creative process at work during two visual arts events this October. At the beginning of the month, artists from throughout the region will come to Hillsboro for a timed, outdoor painting competition, Plein Air @ Washington County. And on October 15 and 16, you can visit artists in their studios during the Washington County Open Studios Tour. The tour includes six Hillsboro artists and is a great way to see art demonstrations, talk with local artists about their work, and, of course, buy local artwork. 3. Enjoy live music: October concertgoers can choose from Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer; the Grammy awardwinning musicians of Acoustic Guitar Summit; singersongwriter Carrie Newcomer; and Portland sensation Tony Starlight—or see them all! (See calendar on page 13-15 for details.) Music lovers might also enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in town that feature live music, including: Clark’s Bistro & Pub, Pizzario, and Primrose & Tumbleweeds in downtown Hillsboro as well as the Orenco Station Grill and Coyote’s Bar & Grill. 4. Get in touch with the past: The Hillsboro Historical Society offers one of the most unique events of the year in the Time Travelers’ Ball and Lyceum 12

on October 8. The lyceum is an afternoon full of historically themed demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on learning experiences for the whole family; and the Time Travelers’ Ball invites guests to don costumes from any era in history, or even from the future, to dance to music from a variety of periods. The historically-minded might also enjoy one of the lectures or after-hours events hosted by the Washington County Museum. 5. Celebrate culture: Stop by M&M Marketplace to celebrate Dia de los muertos this year with festive food, face painting, and a celebration for the fall season. Dia de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the memory of dead family and friends with food and festival. 6. Take a class: Attending one of the Arts Month events may inspire you to unleash your own creativity. Explore a new medium or perfect your skills with one of the many classes for children and adults. See the classes page of for complete listings. 7. Volunteer: Once you’ve attended a gallery or show you enjoyed, consider volunteering there! Most cultural non-profits rely on volunteers. Donating your time and skills is a great way to connect with your community.

Hillsboro Arts Month is proudly sponsored by:



Aaron Meyer of Stages

Lunch with the Sheep

Family Art Night

Hillsboro Arts Month Calendar SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 31

OCTOBER 1 – 29


Dance: Northwest Conservatory of Dance Pre-Ballet class. Ages 3 – 5. Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. $50 per month.

Music: Open Mic at Primrose and Tumbleweeds on Saturdays. 21+. Free.

Film: Wall-e – See the story of the waste-collecting robot as part of the Hillsboro Reads Program. 3 – 5 pm. Free. Hillsboro Shute Park Library.

Dance: Northwest Conservatory of Dance Folklorico Class. Ages 7 – 11. Mondays, 6 – 7:30 pm. $50 per month.

Theatre: Get a laugh about First Ladydom in light of today’s political scene with Tea for Three by STAGES. Times vary. $15. HART Theatre.



Public Art: #sheeponthego returns for another year! Visit the barn and check out a sheep to take photos with around town. Walters Cultural Arts Center and Hillsboro Public Libraries.



OCTOBER 4 – 25

Visual Art: Watch artists work outdoors during Plein Air @Washington County, and see the finished works at the show and sale on Sunday. Times and locations vary. Free.

Literary Arts: Cuentos en Español at Shute Park Library. Tuesday/Martes. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Free.

OCTOBER 1 Literary Arts: Robotics Champion Lorenzo Santillan shares his experience, depicted in Spare Parts. Afterwards, catch local Robotics team demos. All ages. 1-3:30 pm. Free. Brookwood Library. OCTOBER 1 – 30 Festival: Visit the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets on Main Street in downtown Hillsboro on Saturday and at Orenco Station on Sunday. Music and activities scheduled weekly. Times Vary. Free.

Film: Underwater Dreams – See the movie that inspired it all in celebration of Hillsboro Reads. All ages. 2 pm. Free. Brookwood Library.

OCTOBER 4 Visual Art: First Tuesday Art Receptions: 18+ businesses display a featured artist of the month throughout downtown including music and refreshments. Starting at 5 pm. Free. Locations vary. OCTOBER 5 Public Art: Lunch with the Sheep­ – enjoy music and food carts while celebrating the return of the #sheeponthego. All ages. 11:30 am – 1 pm. Civic Center Plaza.

Weekend Highlights Oct 1– 2 Plein Air @ Washington County Oct 7 – 9 OrenKoFest Time Travelers’ Ball Aaron Meyer Concert Oct 14 – 16 Opening weekend of Drowning Girls at Venetian Theatre Washington County Open Studios Tour Page to Stage V at HART Theatre Oct 21 – 23 Carrie Newcomer in concert at the Walters Cultural Arts Center Oct 28 – 30 Tony Starlight Concert Dia De Los Muertos celebration at M&M Marketplace Opening weekend of Murder by Indecision at HART Theatre

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Acoustic Guitar Summit in Concert

The Frida Project

Time Travelers’ Ball

Hillsboro Arts Month Calendar OCTOBER 6 – 27



Literary: Enjoy regional folktales, legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton. Thursdays, 6:30 – 7 pm. Free. Brookwood Library.

Literary Arts: Japanese Storytime. 10:30 – 11:15 am. Free. Brookwood Library.

Literary Arts: Hebrew Storytime. 2:30 – 3:15 pm. Free. Brookwood Library.

Family: Gather the family for an evening of art and fun. Use clay, paint, collage and more. Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center. OCTOBER 7 Music: Acoustic Guitar Summit. 7:30 – 10:30 pm. Admission varies. Walters Cultural Arts Center. OCTOBER 7 – 9 Festival: Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show. Times vary. $5. Washington County Fairgrounds. OCTOBER 7 – 28 Music: Open Mic Nights at Influence Music Hall. Fridays, 7:30 pm. 21+. Free. OCTOBER 8 – 9 Theatre: Follow the little gnarble with the big dream in Journey of the Noble Gnarble by STAGES. 2 pm. Young audiences. $2. HART Theatre. Visual Art: Plein Air Painting: a two day workshop for painters to enhance composition building with loose and confident brush strokes. 10 am – 4 pm. $200. Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

Visual Art: Celebrate the installation of The Frida Project, large-scale paintings of Frida Khalo created at the Tuesday Marketplace this past summer. 1 – 4 pm. Free. M&M Marketplace. History: Free Family Day at Washington County Museum. 10 am – 1 pm. History: Time Travelers’ Ball and Lyceum. Costumed revelers of all era learn about the past and celebrate with a dance. 12 – 11 pm. $20 at the door. Odd Fellows Lodge. Festival: 2nd annual Orenkofest Fall Harvest celebration. 12 – 8 pm. Free. Orenco Station Plaza. Literary Arts: Star Wars Reads Day – everything for young jedis – stories, songs, games, crafts, and more. Stay for a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 2 – 5:45 pm. Free. Brookwood Library. Film: Spare Parts – see the box office hit inspired by this year’s Hillsboro Reads selection. 2:30 – 5 pm. Free. Shute Park Library. Music: Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer performs a benefit concert for STAGES. Don’t miss Pink Martini’s original violinist in this intimate setting. 7 pm. $25. HART theatre.

OCTOBER 11 Spoken Word: Open Poetry Night. Share latest works with peers. 7 – 8:30 pm. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center. OCTOBER 12 – 26 Visual Art: Creating with Oil and Acrylic – Join instructor Royce Kugler for color and composition guidance on independent pieces. Wednesdays, 10 am – 2 pm. $35 per class. Sequoia Gallery + Studios. OCTOBER 13 Visual Art: Orenco Photography Club monthly gathering. 6:30 pm. Free. Cornell Estates Party Room. Family: Get creative and piece together your own Frankentoy with old toy parts. 2:30 – 4 pm. Free. Brookwood Library. OCTOBER 13 – 31 Theater: Bag&Baggage Productions presents The Drowning Girls, about a British con artist who murdered his young brides for their inheritance. Times vary. $20+. Venetian Theater.

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OCTOBER 15 – 16


Visual Arts: Egyptian Art for Kids: make hands-on projects based on ancient Egyptian treasures, and learn about the culture. For children grades 1 – 4. 10 – 11:30 am. Free. Brookwood Library.

Visual Arts: Washington County Open Studios Tour: view the vitality of the arts in the community via a look inside 45+ artists’ personal studios. 11 am – 5 pm. Free. Locations Vary.

Literary Arts: Marathi-Hindi Storytime. 6:30 – 7:15 pm. Free. Brookwood Library.

Visual Arts: Limited Palette Portrait Painting – learn brushwork and skin painting techniques with only four colors. Ages 15+. 9 am – 4:30 pm. $200. Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

Theater: Join HART Theatre in their production of Murder by Indecision. Times vary. $11+. HART Theatre.

Film: The Witch, part of the Foreign or Independent Library Movie series. 6-8 pm. Free. Brookwood Library. Literary Arts: Spooky Stories to tell in the dark. 4 – 5 pm. Shute Park Library. OCTOBER 15 Literary Arts: Champion Hot Wired Robotics Team Presentation: the finale celebrating Hillsboro Reads’ selection of Spare Parts. 10:30 am – 12 pm. Brookwood Library.

OCTOBER 18 Spoken Word: San Francisco 1906: Destruction of the Greatest City in the West by Earthquake. 7 – 8:30 pm. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center. OCTOBER 19


OCTOBER 29 Special Event: Tony Starlight Celebrates the Arts: honoring the winners of this year’s Hillsboro Arts and Culture Endowment Award at a special benefit concert. 7:30 – 10 pm. $35 general admission, $100 premium ticket. Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Visual Art: Basket weaving with English Ivy. Learn about ivy growth in our parks, then gather and fashion your own basket to take home. 10 am – 4 pm. $35. Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.

Workshop: Marketing 101 for artists and arts organizations. Extend your digital impact: learn social media techniques and key website building tricks. 4 – 6 pm. $25. Walters Cultural Arts Center.

OCTOBER 29 – 30

Visual Art: Artist reception featuring the paintings of Elaine Treadwell in the exhibit Feeling Into Form. 12 – 2 pm. Free. RoseSprings Center Gallery.


Film: Halloween Movie Night: Young Frankenstein. Costumes encouraged! All ages. $10. HART theatre.

Family: Spooky Crafts will get you in the Halloween spirit. 2 – 3 pm. Free. Brookwood Library. Theater: Page to Stage V features staged readings of scenes from local playwrights. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. HART Theatre.

History: Visit the Museum After Dark for “The Art of Embalming.” 21 years and older. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. $10+. Washington County Museum. OCTOBER 21 Music: Walters Concert Series presents Carrie Newcomer for an evening of story songs and exquisite melodies. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. $22+. Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Festival: Dia De Los Muertos celebration – honor those passed with music, food and festivities. 10 am – 3 pm. Free. M&M Marketplace. OCTOBER 31

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Instructor Spotlight

Meet Edyta Salak Edyta Salak started her professional art career over 38 years ago, developing original textile designs for a major womenswear company in California—an opportunity which launched what would turn out to be a long and busy freelance career. Salak sold her designs to architectural firms, clothing manufacturers, interior design companies, and even ran a small floral arranging business at one time. “I don’t know where all that energy came from!” she says. “Eventually art takes hold of you and before you know it you’re in for the ride of your life.” Salak shifted gears when she was invited to teach her craft at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. “I learned that not only did I love creating art but teaching it was equally invigorating,” Salak says. “The two things I enjoy most about teaching are the giving and the receiving. I can only pass along what has been so graciously gifted to me over the years. Sharing my experience has been a joy. There is nothing as delightful as seeing someone grasp a new technique or overcome the fear of creating. I’ve seen students fall in love with their own work and that’s amazing! I too get back so much. I have had students challenge me in the most invigorating ways.” When Salak moved to Oregon she planned to lay teaching aside for a while in order to delve more fully into her own artistic projects, including her “Modern Moods” collection which was selected for an exhibit in the Walters 2014-2015 gallery season. Salak’s robust experience and natural teaching abilities were a perfect fit for the Walters adult arts education program—and as the saying goes once a teacher, always a teacher. “The Walters gave me back the gift of teaching,” she says. “I am now doing both [teaching and painting] and loving it more than ever.”

Edyta Salak at her “Modern Moods” exhibit opening at the Walters, June 2014

“Eventually art takes hold of you and before you know it you’re in for the ride of your life.” - Edyta Salak

Explore Edyta’s “I feel as though I have found my tribe at the Walters,” Salak goes on to say. “The fabulous fall classes! Ceramic Painting pg. 20 warm spirit there is unlike any other place Abstract Acrylics pg. 21 I’ve taught. At the Walters, no one is Beginning Acrylics pg. 22 excluded. There are so many options for Experimental Acrylics pg. 22 anyone to be a participant in their own artistic growth. Just look at the classes available and the talent that comes to perform here! I get a kick seeing the children’s classes….The seniors have so many opportunities to keep learning and sharing their own experience. This is as close to old town America as you can get and still be a stone’s throw from a big city. Just look at our lovely little Main Street and you can’t help but smile…Hillsboro is a very friendly artist’s town.”

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Salak’s own work can be found on her website at, as well as on the Saatchi Art gallery online at And for a look up close, be sure to catch a glimpse of her work at Basic Space Gallery in downtown Portland, which will be showcasing her work through the month of September.

Youth Clay and Painting Clay Kids

Youth Wheel

Dive into the wonders of all things clay. Engage your creativity making bowls, sculptures and more. Create fun and memorable keepsakes and have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Each student creates and glazes several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 52027 Thu 10/6 – 10/27 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

Have you ever wanted to try the potter’s wheel? Have a blast as you get your hands muddy and create beautiful ceramic pieces to use and share at home. Learn how to throw and glaze a variety of forms: from cups and bowls to vases and more. Develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as you take your creativity for a spin. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Jen Champlin 52025 Wed 10/5 – 10/26 4 – 5:15 pm 52026 Wed 11/2 – 11/30 4 – 5:15 pm No class 11/23 $60 Resident, $73 Non-Resident 4 – 5:30 pm

Young Sculptors

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 52028 Thu 11/10 – 12/8 4 – 5:30 pm No class 11/24 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to advance and build on skills from previous classes. All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Art Center Youth Classes unless otherwise noted. For Clay Classes, please wear closed toe, rubber-soled shoes.

Get ready for an explosion of color. Set your creativity loose and create colorful masterpieces of your own. Young artists have fun exploring the world of paint and the building blocks of art through engaging, hands-on activities. A joyful, empowering way to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 52030 Tue 11/8 – 11/29 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Art Adventures – NEW!

Why choose just one when you can combine painting and drawing—and more—all in the same class? Have a blast exploring all different types of art while flexing your imagination for a new art adventure every week. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to explore a world of creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 52029 Tue 10/4 – 10/25 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

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Express your creativity through clay! In this dynamic, hands-on class, discover easy techniques to make amazing sculptures. Have a blast experimenting with exciting effects, color, texture, and more as you gain foundational ceramics skills. Create and glaze multiple small-scale sculptures like animals and usable art to bring home and treasure.

Let’s Paint

4 – 5:30 pm

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Youth Drawing & Music Art & Story: Winter Tales

Drawing, painting and storytelling come together in exciting ways. Let characters and worlds you love from books and legends ignite your imagination and take your creativity on colorful journeys inspired by the season. A fun, engaging art adventure each day. There’s no limit to where your inspiration—and great stories—might take you! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 52031 Mon 11/7 – 11/28 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar 3:45 – 5:15 pm

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Let’s Draw

Do you love to draw and doodle? Let the freedom and joy of drawing bring out the best of your creativity. Have a blast exploring the elements of drawing and set your imagination loose on the page. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture and more—a new adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 52032 Mon 10/3 – 10/24 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginning Drawing

Whether you’re a beginning doodler or seasoned sketcher, this camp launches you into the exciting world of drawing. Express your creativity and develop an artistic eye for line, shape, color, texture and shading by exploring the world around you. Learn fun and easy techniques to bring your drawings to life. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 52033 Thu 10/13 – 11/10 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident


Strum your heart out in this group guitar class focused on rhythm, agility and creative expression! Begin playing right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies and more. Develop musical skills to last a lifetime in a fun, supportive environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 10 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 52041 Mon 9/26 – 10/24 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginning Rock Guitar

Rock out in this group guitar class focused on rhythm, agility and creative expression. Explore classic guitar riffs and chords while diving into the elements of Rock— and begin playing songs right away! Gain confidence and techniques to take your playing far while having fun and discovering new skills. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 52042 Mon 11/7 – 12/5 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

4:30 – 5:30 pm All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Art Center Youth Classes unless otherwise noted.

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Youth Theatre

Let’s Act: Play and Explore – NEW!

Theatre Games

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koershgen 52036 Mon 9/26 – 10/24 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koershgen 52038 Mon 11/7 – 12/5 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

Discover the fun of acting in this new class. Set your imagination loose on the stage as you explore new skills. Play with new ways to use your voice and movement to create exciting characters. Have a blast working with others. A joyful, engaging introduction to the building blocks of theatre and acting.

3:30 – 4:25 pm

Laugh hard, play, and launch your imagination to new places as you bring fun characters to life. Set your creativity free with engaging theatre games and activities that will take you and your theatre skills far. Take the stage and have a blast working with others. A new, exciting acting adventure every day!

3:30 – 4:25 pm

Get your creativity moving! Discover simple ways to make bold and playful choices that make characters more surprising and exciting. Work with others as you dive into the fundamentals of acting in a fun, freeing way. Get ready to expand your stage confidence in this class while having a blast exploring new skills.

Let’s Act: Story Adventures – NEW!

Take your imagination on an adventure and create exciting new stories! Have fun, meet new friends and gain confidence as you explore new skills through acting. Collaborate with others and discover skills to take you far—onstage and off! A new, exciting acting adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koershgen 52037 Mon 9/26 – 10/24 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koershgen 52039 Mon 11/7 – 12/5 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

4:35 – 5:30 pm

Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to advance and build on skills from previous classes.

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Acting: Movement & Imagination

Adult/Teen Ceramics Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Dive into the wonders of all things ceramics in this class designed for maximum clay-mersion! Explore foundational wheel techniques to make unique and functional art. Grow your skills as you create cups, plates, bowls and experiment with hand-building. Personalize your creations with color and texture. Amaze yourself with what you create and how much your skills grow in one class. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 52043 Tue 10/4 – 11/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 11/8 $118 Resident, $134 Non-Resident, $78 Senior Resident, $94 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing

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Ever been curious about trying the potter’s wheel? Roll up your sleeves, get “muddy,” and set your creativity loose in a fun, supportive class! Explore fundamental techniques to create and glaze cups, bowls, and other useful everyday objects—both beautiful and functional. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 52044 Mon 9/19 – 10/24 6:30 – 8:30 pm 52045 Mon 11/7 – 12/12 6:30 – 8:30 pm $96 Resident, $111 Non-Resident, $67 Senior Resident, $81 Senior Non-Resident

Ceramic Ornaments – NEW!

Create your own decorations for the season in this fun and functional class. You’ll have a blast and gain new skills as you dive into this instantly gratifying approach to ceramics. Play with paint, glaze, texture and more as you create multiple projects—great for gifts! 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 52046 Tue 11/15 – 11/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm $55 Resident, $69 Non-Resident, $39 Senior Resident, $50 Senior Non-Resident


Open Studio at the Walters

Flex your creativity with independent studio time.

A time to work independently on personal projects in the clay studio and wheel room—with a plethora of tools and glazes at your disposal. Meet new people, explore new skills and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided studio time. Open to current and previous students.

Wed 9/7 – 12/21 5:30 – 8:30 pm $10 One-time, drop in pass, $36 Four Session Pass (only $9/session) $48 Six Session Pass (only $8/session) $56 Eight Session Pass (only $7/ session) With our flexible pass card, sessions do not need to be used concurrently. However, all passes expire at the end of each term: 12/21. Maximum of 15 people. Bags of clay available for purchase at the Walters. Subject to cancellation. Visit for more information.

Ceramic Painting

Ceramic Painting is a fantastic, freeing way to express your creativity and combine the rewards of painting and ceramics! Explore design, color, brushwork, stenciling, silkscreening, texture and more as you experiment with painting pre-made bisque ware, including plates, vases, large tiles and trivets. Paint objects that are both beautiful and functional to use and enjoy or give as gifts. See website for supply list. Some materials provided. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 52059 Mon 10/3 – 10/31 6:30 – 8:30 pm $94 Resident, $109 Non-Resident, $66 Senior Resident, $80 Senior Non-Resident

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Adult/Teen Painting Watercolor: Freeing Fundamentals – NEW! Approach painting with joy and confidence. Unlock your creativity as you create fulfilling works of art. Explore the fundamental techniques and skills that make ease and freedom possible in watercolor. Experiment with color mixing, brush strokes, composition and more. Discover what’s special about painting in watercolor in this supportive class environment. See website for full supply list.

Fall Watercolor: Intermediate – NEW! Embrace the colors of the season! Create paintings of fall leaves while using a variety of watercolor techniques to make dynamic textures and images and express your personal style. Complete a finished painting to enjoy and share. Designed to provide students with some previous watercolor experience the opportunity to expand their skill set and flex their creativity. See website for full supply list.

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 52049 Thu 10/13 – 11/17 4:30 – 7 pm $86 Resident, $100 Non-Resident, $55 Senior Resident, $68 Senior Non-Resident

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 52047 Wed 10/5 – 11/2 4 – 5:30 pm $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident, $38 Senior Resident, $50 Senior Non-Resident

Paint with freedom, joy, and excitement. Shake up your creativity and discover new ways of approaching watercolor, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced artist seeking fresh inspiration and tools. Play with a range of possibilities—brushwork, texture, mood, color and more—that make working in watercolor special and inspiring. See website for full supply list. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 52048 Thu 10/13 – 11/17 1 – 3:30 pm $86 Resident, $100 Non-Resident, $55 Senior Resident, $68 Senior Non-Resident All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. Materials provided unless noted in description. Visit for supply lists and information.

Abstract Acrylics

Free your creativity & gain skills to make painting fun, empowering and exciting! Discover your individual style as you experiment with different modes of abstraction—bold and subtle movements of color, interesting shapes and patterns and much more. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 52051 Mon 10/3 – 10/31 $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident, $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

4 – 6 pm


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Beginning Watercolor: Painting Confidence

Adult/Teen Painting Beginning Acrylics

Experimental Acrylics

Curious about painting in acrylics? Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and flexibility that make working in acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable. Explore fundamental painting techniques with a beginner-friendly approach. Let the natural world and your imagination inspire your painting and surprise yourself with how far you go in each class! See website for full supply list.

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16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 52052 Tue 10/4 – 11/1 $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident, $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Get ready for a joyful, creative experience! Play with the possibilities of acrylics through exciting, freeing activities. Discover how collage, texturing, text and other experimental techniques can create all new possibilities— and ignite your creativity! Great for beginners looking to paint with freedom and confidence, or experienced painters looking for new inspiration and ideas. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 52060 Tue 10/4 – 11/1 6:30 – 8:30 pm $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident, $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

4 – 6 pm

Painting in Acrylics

Create realistic scenes and images from photographs in this popular class. Discover an illuminating, step-by-step approach to acrylic painting—and watch your wildlife scenes jump off the canvas! Experiment with approaches to color-mixing, shading, composition and more as you flex your creativity and explore the world through an artist’s eye. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Gerald Sticka 52050 Wed 10/5 – 11/9 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $95 Non-Resident, $49 Senior Resident, $64 Senior Non-Resident

All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. Materials provided unless noted in description. Visit Hillsboro-Oregon. gov/WaltersClasses for supply lists and information.


Beginning Pastels

Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and versatility that makes working in pastels so rewarding and enjoyable. Follow your inspiration and capture the world around you in stunning hues. Experiment with color values, shape, composition and more. Perfect for beginners and all ability levels. Let the natural world inspire you and surprise yourself with the images you bring to life. See website for full supply list. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 52061 Thu 10/13 – 11/10 6:30 – 8 pm $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident, $38 Senior Resident, $50 Senior Non-Resident

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Adult/Teen Photography, Theatre & Music Creative Conflict Resolution: Real Life Tools – NEW!

Intro to Photography – NEW!

Discover ways to move your ideas forward with less resistance, approach high stakes conversations with new skills, and navigate conflicts with effective techniques. Harness the skills that professional actors use in rehearsal and performance and apply them to real life situations. Explore active listening, body language, voice and intention to express yourself clearly and authentically. Have a great time in a supportive class environment and leave with practical tools. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Nicholas Kessler 52053 Tue 10/4 – 10/25 6 – 8 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $52 Senior Non-Resident

There’s a reason why so many professionals and companies are exploring the fundamentals of improv to apply to their work, creative process and communication culture. At its core, improvisation is about generous, effective collaboration and techniques to move ideas forward. The fundamentals of improv are designed to encourage flexibility, creativity, confidence and fierce teamwork. Leave class with techniques to support your creativity and communication goals. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Nicholas Kessler 52063 Tue 11/15 – 12/6 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $52 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Christopher Weinberg 52062 Mon 10/3 – 10/24 6:30 – 8:30 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $52 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Grab your guitar and start making music! Begin playing right away—even if you’ve never played before—as you explore the foundations of guitar: rhythm, agility, chords, melody and more. Learn by doing as you play alongside others while developing your music skills and flexing your creativity. Students must bring their own guitar. 17 years - Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 52054 Mon 9/26 – 10/24 6:15 – 7:15 pm $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident, $26 Senior Resident, $37 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Songs – NEW!

Begin playing songs right away—even if you’ve never played before—as you explore rhythm, agility, chords, melody and more! Learn by doing as you strum your heart out in this group guitar class focused on rhythm, agility and creative expression. Play with others, grow your musical confidence and enjoy playing and sharing favorite songs. Students must bring their own guitar. 17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 52055 Mon 11/7 – 12/5 6:15 – 7:15 pm $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident, $26 Senior Resident, $37 Senior Non-Resident 23

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Offstage Improv – NEW!

Dive into the fundamentals of photography. Explore how subject matter, composition and light work together. Experiment with aperture, shutter speed and ISO to bring images to life and express your point of view. See the world through a photographer’s eye and surprise yourself with what you can create. See website for full supply list. Students supply their own camera.

Classes at the Hillsboro Senior Center Watercolor: Northwest Scenery – NEW!

From mountains to oceans and forests: discover the rich hues of the NW! Explore color, composition and more to capture the rich hues, moods, and emotions inspired by fall scenery. Travel the region with your paintbrush and hone your skills through a series of fun, no-pressure exercises to encourage your creativity. Gain confidence as you experiment with brushwork, washes and foundational skills. Materials provided. Hillsboro Community Senior Center Classroom Bonnie Burbidge 52056 Thu 10/6 – 11/3 10 – 11:30 am $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Resident, $69 Non-Resident

Translation Services Available!

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Telephone interpretation services are available to all! If you are interested in signing up for a class, buying tickets or just asking a question, call (503) 615-3485 and a staff member can connect you to a telephone interpreter. Our telephone interpreting service is available in up to 15 languages. ¡Servicio de interpretación telefónica disponible a todos! Si tiene interés en registrarte para una clase, comprar boletos, hacer una pregunta o pedir más información sobre nuestros ofrecimientos, simplemente llame al (503) 615-3485 y nuestros personales pueden conectarte con un intérprete telefónica. Nuestro servicio de interpretación telefónica está disponible en 15 idiomas. Favor de esperar unos minutos mientras te conectamos con un intérprete.

Family Art Night at the Walters

Create something truly special with clay, paint, collage & more! Family Art Night is fun for all ages and everybody is welcome! Work on engaging, hands-on art projects individually or team up as a family. Each Thursday offers a different project and material to work with. All supplies are included. (Please check the Walters website for a schedule of activities.) Note: This is a facilitated art activity. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Parents are encouraged to assist young children. For more information, including the monthly project schedule, visit Maximum of 20 people, so come early! 24 24

Day: Every Thursday (except during closures) Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Studio B30 Fee: $5/individual, Children under 3 free

Adult Classes – Painting & Communication HACC Professional Development Workshops Social Media 101 and 201: Strategies, Tools, and Resources

Returning HACC workshop instructor Ash Shepherd is no stranger to the Hillsboro community. As the Education Director for NTEN and a frequent presenter for Online Marketing-based workshops, Ash has enjoyed working with the nonprofit sector for over two decades. He has an affinity for systems thinking, strategy, and playing the role of “interpreter” while helping organizations connect with new ideas. As a social media expert, Ash aims to teach nonprofits about how internet marketing and a strategic social media plan can provide amazing opportunities to engage your community. In particular, arts and culture organizations can take advantage of the multimedia aspect of these communication channels with new concepts such as timelapse videos, GIF images, photo collages, and more. The key is to create opportunities for real engagement and shared ownership with your community with an effective strategy, not just broadcast via these new channels. This fall, the HACC and Ash Shepherd offer a two-part workshop that will focus on developing a multi-channel strategy for digital communications in your arts organization. Come for one, come for both – each session will provide new content and opportunities to put strategy into practice and receive feedback. Whether your organization is already using social media tools or just getting started, pick up pointers that will improve your effectiveness and yield results. Topics will include: • Building a framework and staying mission-focused for an effective social media strategy • Understanding the difference and benefits of using various major social networks • Powerful examples of the ways arts & culture organizations are using social media to build an engaged audience

Social Media 101: Developing a Strategy

October 19: 4 - 6 pm, Course #52338

• Nonprofit best practices and basic metrics for websites, social media pages and email marketing

Social Media 201: Tools, Tips, and Resources

• Tools, templates and workflow hacks that make managing various digital outlets more efficient and effective

Or Sign-up for both courses, Course #52340 $25 each or $40 for both.

With the ever-changing world of technology (and plenty of apps to update regularly!) Ash will guide you through a step-by-step guide on tailoring the most effective approach with the biggest impact for your organization.

November 16: 4 - 6 pm, Course #52339

To register for these workshops, call 503-615-3485.

Arts & Culture Leadership Forum Thursday, November 10, 2016, 5 - 8 pm Walters Cultural Arts Center This annual networking and brainstorming event gives leaders of local and regional organizations the opportunity to engage in valuable dialogue about issues that we all encounter as a community of artists and arts advocates. There is no admission fee, but please RSVP to or (503) 615-3431.

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Making a Difference in Hillsboro’s Art Scene A Conversation with Dawn Sellers

As the applications for joining the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) open, Community Arts Program Supervisor Melissa Moore sat down to talk with Dawn Sellers, the current Vice Chair and incoming chair of the HACC. Dawn and her husband Doug have lived and worked in Hillsboro for the past 13 years, including owning Sellers Antiques and the wine bar Primrose & Tumbleweeds. Why did you join the HACC? Doug and I are both committed to encouraging the growth of arts and culture in Hillsboro because we understand how it affects the economic viability of the City—and we just love the arts. What other organizations or groups have you been involved with? Well, I’ve been involved with a number of groups in different ways. I was on the board of the Downtown Business Association and I administer the Downtown Hillsboro community Facebook page. I volunteered with HART Theater, Sequoia Gallery + Studios, and worked with both Creative Hillsboro and the Northwest Independent Writers Association to provide them space when they started up. What has been the most rewarding element of working with the HACC? Just getting to know everyone who loves and is involved with the arts. It’s also very rewarding to see projects come to fruition—like the Public Art opening at Shute Library. And, I love watching the organizations in our community grow, and knowing we were a part of it. How have you seen the community change since the HACC was formed (2007)? Dawn Sellers at Primrose & Tumbleweeds in downtown Hillsboro. Photo by Rick Paulson Photography

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is currently looking for new members who are passionate about supporting the growth of arts & culture as assets for a vital, prosperous, and livable community. Download a copy of the application at and mail it or drop it off at the City Recorder’s office at 150 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Applications are due by Nov 1. If you have any questions, or to learn more about eligibility and requirements, contact Melissa Moore at 503-615-3497.


As the community has grown, the arts have grown along with it, and the arts have been a big part of that growth. People now refer to downtown as an arts district—with Sequoia Gallery, with HART Theater, the Washington County Museum, and now Bag&Baggage getting their own space. Seeing the community embrace the arts— by attending events, donating money—the community seems to be making art a priority—just like the city has. What would you tell someone moving to Hillsboro about our Arts Community? There’s a lot of talent here and many ways to get involved. No matter what your interest is, there’s something for you—as an artist, patron, or volunteer behind the scenes. Who do we need on the HACC? A good mix of artists, business minded people, and community volunteers. We need a balance—both artists and people who just want to see the arts grow. It’s helpful to have people with a variety of backgrounds and experience to bring to the table. Any advice for someone thinking of applying to join the HACC? Absolutely. I’d tell them to come to a meeting, or event, like the benefit concert, talk to current HACC members—everyone is very open to talking, and just know that it is a fun and meaningful experience.

Meet Our 2016 Summer Intern:

Alicia de Jesus Hernandez Alicia de Jesus Hernandez is a Political Science & Public Health Major at Pacific University and the recipient of the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Award for community service achievement. This summer Alicia joined the Walters team through the City of Hillsboro Internship Program, assisting teachers with their summer art camps, and taking photos of our classes and events. We are thrilled to share a few insights from this bright and inspiring member of our community in this brief interview: What have you enjoyed most about your time at the Walters? I truly enjoyed every part of my internship—from assisting the teachers during the clay camps to spending my days photographing and editing. The kids really inspired me to turn imagination into reality using art. I also loved utilizing my artistic knowledge, such as composition, when taking photos and fixing the lighting using Photoshop. It was a balance of all three aspects of my internship that I found truly satisfying. What are your plans for the future? This fall, I plan to return to my studies at Pacific University and reintegrate myself with the arts on an academic level….This internship really made me reflect on the great potential I have to expand my artistic abilities and ways I can contribute my skills to my community in the future. I am excited to take on Choir, Music Nation, digital imaging and, in the Spring, a course on photography and stained glass. As a current Public Health major, I am excited to see the ways in which public health and the arts come together to make a positive impact in Hillsboro. Do you have any advice to local students looking to get more involved in the community? Do not be afraid of pursuing the things that truly interest you. Find volunteering opportunities that relate to things that you really enjoy doing….Once you find something that really suits you, narrow your focus to one particular club, but be open-minded to other opportunities. If you give it your all—your time, energy and talent—you will become the greatest in that particular field of interest…and you will eventually find people that truly see potential in the work that you do are more like likely to offer you greater opportunities or get you connected to others. It is in the small things that you do in the community that will make an impact in the community.

Alicia took a break from her internship to work with village school children in Guatemala, using her leadership and creativity to inspire a new generation. This poem was inspired by an encounter with a Mayan youth.

OTOÑIEL by Alicia de Jesus Hernandez Give a kid a marker and the world is his. Give a kid a marker and he knows what’s before the poem. An imagination held within and now becoming an intricate form of reality. Otoñiel and the others become great artists of their own. And this is your reward: A captivating smile that never leaves your sight. He becomes your inspiration.

Photos taken by Alicia de Jesus Hernandez during summer art camps at the Walters


Hillsboro Arts & Culture


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What Does Art Mean to Hillsboro? The City of Hillsboro has an active history of supporting the arts as a way to enhance livability. In fact, the City’s guiding document, the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan, calls for over a dozen initiatives in the cultural arts sector alone. Highest on that list are the creation of a cultural arts center, an arts council and a public art program. Within the pages of the HillsboroARTS Magazine, you will see the dreams of 2020 becoming reality through creative programs, events, classes, concerts, gallery exhibitions, community grants and public art works. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

The Walters opened on March 16, 2004. Located at the corner of SE 5th Avenue and Main Street, this site has a rich history of community involvement that began when the Trinity Lutheran Church started construction of the church building in 1947. The Walters is a ground-breaking facility that provides expanded opportunities for the entire Hillsboro community, including: youth and adult art education and training, increased access to local, regional and national artists and increased opportunity for individual artists to teach and demonstrate their craft. It is the first site constructed in Hillsboro with the intention of showcasing cultural events and providing community-centered arts education.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council

The HACC mission is to promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) first convened in the spring of 2007. This citizen advisory committee is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Under the general direction of the City Council, the HACC oversees policies and programs pertaining to arts and culture for the City. It is housed in the Parks and Recreation Department and is administered by the Cultural Arts Program Manager. In 2012, the HACC established the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment in partnership with the Hillsboro Community Foundation to create long-term stable funding for our creative community.

Hillsboro Public Art Program

Public art is a part of our mental map of Hillsboro, creating the memorable public places that strengthen our community. Art can attract us to downtown, enliven our neighborhoods, enhance our experiences in parks, remind us of our history, and celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity. Public art can take many forms - landscape treatments, building facades, freestanding sculptures, murals, lighting and more. It can be permanent or temporary. Often, art is an unexpected discovery that lifts us out of the ordinary and brings a moment of intrigue and delight to our day.


HillsboroARTS Mission HillsboroARTS is produced three times a year to inform our patrons and complement the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Activities Guide. This publication will help you plan your schedule with our activities, events, and classes in mind. Let Us Know What You Think We value your thoughts and input and are interested in hearing your comments about what you see here or ideas for future topics. With your help, we can deliver a publication that meets your needs and those of our community. Please email your ideas, recommendations and remarks to katrina. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Christine Martell, Chair Dawn Sellers, Vice Chair Ed Arrington Martin Conley Cindy Dauer Tim Gabriel Debby Garman Jeff Jurrens Jean Lasswell Carol Loughner Tonya Macalino Barbara Mason Gayle Nachtigal Bryan Welsh Cultural Arts Program Staff Cristina Caravaca, Program Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative Specialist Walters Cultural Art Center Bridie Harrington, Program Supervisor Stephanie Adams-Santos, Facility Supervisor Gayle Ritt, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Melissa Moore, Program Supervisor Laura Murray, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Public Art Program Valerie Otani, Program Supervisor ON THE COVER: Grupo Borikuas performs Puerto Rican and Caribbean music in Hillsboro and throughout the region. Photo by Rick Paulson Photography. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.


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ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 - 17 CONCERT SERIES Folk, Jazz, Americana, Vintage Country, Opera, Dance & More... Sep 23 SKYBOUND BLUE

Americana | $15/$20

Oct 7

ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT Fingerstyle Guitar | $18/$22

Oct 21 CARRIE NEWCOMER with pianist Gary Walters Singer + Songwriter | $22/$26

Nov 4 Nov 18


Folk, Bluegrass, Vintage Country | $18/$22


Feb 24

Traditional + Modern Latin $18/$22 | $10 Senior Dec 3

Hansel and Gretel: PORTLAND OPERA Family-Friendly Opera | Matinee $5 suggested donation

Dec 9

THE SOJOURNERS Roots Gospel | $22/$26

Dec 16

OREGON MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA Classical, Bluegrass | $18/$22

Jan 27


The Roots of Hip Hop: RAINBOW DANCE THEATRE Dance, Hip Hop, Family-Friendly | $5/$10

Mar 17

QUEBE SISTERS Americana, Texas Fiddle | $22/$26

Apr 7

Correo Aereo

PACIFIC CREST JAZZ COMBO Jazz | $15/$20 | $10 Student/Senior

Apr 21


May 13 A

Midsummer Night’s Dream: ANJALI SCHOOL OF DANCE

Acoustic Singer + Songwriter | $15/$20 Feb 10

Skybound Blue

Indian Dance | Matinee | $10/$15 May 19

EDNA VAZQUEZ Acoustic Latin, Singer + Songwriter | $15/$20

Robbie Fulks

To Purchase Tickets Call: 503-615-3485 | Online: Walk-up: 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and matinees at 2 pm For compete information, visit: The Sojourners

Concert concessions provided by Longbottom Coffee & Tea

With thanks to our sponsor The Orenco Hotel

HillsboroArts Magazine Fall 2016  

A magazine for and about the Hillsboro, Oregon Arts community.

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