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HillsboroARTS Winter/Spring 2018

Artist Yong Hong Zhong Shares His Storytelling Journey Teatro Milagro Brings Young Frida Kahlo’s Story to Life A Picture Tells a Thousand Words Community Spotlight: Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra

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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, concertquality 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!

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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Phone: 503-615-3497 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC Facebook: HillsboroArts Hillsboro Public Art Program Phone: 503-615-3489 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt Address: 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Cultural Arts is a division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.

On the Cover 12 Artist Yong Hong Zhong Shares His Storytelling Journey

An artist’s journey from his childhood in China, to animation at Disney, to plein air artistry in Hillsboro.

Milagro Brings 16 Teatro Young Frida Kahlo’s Story to Life

Mijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida) shines a light on this inspirational artist in this familyfriendly, bilingual matinee

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Photographer Jim Lommasson’s collaborative storytelling project explains the significance of objects that refugees have carried with them on their journey to America

Digital Version Find a digital version of this magazine at our website at: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ CulturalArts

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A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

Community Spotlight: Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra

Features 2 New Artwork for Rood Bridge Park

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Q & A with Broadway star Merideth Kaye Clark

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Spoken Word Speaker Series

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Walters Concert Series

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Walters Gallery Exhibits

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Walters Instructor Spotlight: Meet Elizabeth Higgins

New Timeline for Community Arts and Culture Grants

21 Register for Winter/Spring

21 Youth Classes 27 Adult Classes

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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New Artwork for Rood Bridge Park

Site visit photos by Rick Paulson

Artist Dann Nardi designs Elemental Sequence Dann Nardi was impressed with the trees. “I can see you really love your trees here,” the Illinois artist remarked as he toured Hillsboro during his first trip to Oregon. He was awestruck by the Court House Sequoias and by the many varieties of trees in the landscape. As a result, the trees that frame our every vista in Hillsboro inspired vertical elements in the sculpture Nardi has designed for an undulating, grassy landscape in Rood Bridge Park. Nardi was selected from 147 applicants nationwide by a public art selection committee composed of neighbors, artists, and staff, as well as members of the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission, Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council and Youth Advisory Council. The committee reviewed over 800 images, along with letters of interest and resumes, and then conducted interviews of finalists before deciding on Nardi. He came to Hillsboro to see the site firsthand, meet the committee and hear what they would like to see as artwork in this well-loved and beautifully designed park. Nardi works in an unusual artistic material: cast concrete. “Common materials such as concrete and plywood have served as my medium to structure the work in various scales and contexts, to elicit architectural references and subtle organic complexities,” Nardi states. The term “cast concrete” does not fully capture the beauty and elegance of his work. Nardi constructs precise wooden forms that are like sculptures in themselves. When pouring the concrete, 2

he makes small batches with subtle color variations so that the finished concrete has color like the layered strata of limestone or the fleeting shadows of blue and gray clouds against the sky. The pure forms of his work allude to the forms and rhythms of the natural world. For Rood Bridge, Nardi will create vertical elements like the trees that frame our view. These vertical fins cast shadows, marking the travel of the sun, the changes in the sky and the differing light of the seasons. Threading between the verticals are curving elements, low to the ground, which remind us of a meandering river or the ripples on water. Nardi builds the wood forms for the concrete in his studio in Normal, Illinois. His expansive 1,000 foot studio is in the former cafeteria of an orphanage that had long stood empty until artists, schools and developers converted the spaces into new uses. In addition to building the forms, Nardi pours the concrete for his works, carefully mixing and blending the colors onsite. Far from creating designs for others to build, he combines the quiet sketching and modeling of the design process with the hum of the concrete mixer as he will spend four to five weeks in the park, mixing and pouring concrete. This appreciation for labor runs deep with Nardi. He spent several summers in his youth working in a cemetery. Digging


“Standing in the park, I was so aware of the natural beauty around that space. The perfectly vertical trees are very characteristic of the West. I want to create a special space within the larger space of the park, a space that invites you to enter, reflect and connect to the larger environment.” – Dann Nardi graves by hand was both a physical and spiritual connection to the earth. “I thought about the surface of the earth…its plane, the line of division between two worlds, two realities,” he recalls. Years later, he realized that the monuments and headstones of the cemetery were among his first experiences of sculpture, with qualities of being rough on one side, smooth on another—qualities that have found its way into his own works. Taking a break from college, he worked for four and a half years in a factory, assembling machinery. Now he can see that putting parts together in a sequence, being deliberate and thoughtful to create the whole, is the way he forms his sculpture. Creating his work is process-oriented, structural and meditative in being at one with thought and action. Through the winter, Nardi will be back in Illinois, refining the design, working with structural and civil engineers to detail the plans. He will return to Hillsboro in July to build his sculpture, entitled Elemental Sequence. He will welcome people to stop by and see the work in progress, and to discover anew a very beautiful part of Rood Bridge Park.

Design mock-up by the artist

“I’m so excited for the installation of ‘Elemental Sequence’ as it represents both the river and the trees in Rood Bridge. The art provides an amazing area to interact and ponder in the park.” - Gwynne Pitts, Chair, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission 3


Broadway Star & Critically Acclaimed Folk Artist Merideth Kaye Clark Performs Joni Mitchell’s BLUE “Clark is a masterful performer and she has an amazing voice, and what she did was give us the gift of hearing the music [BLUE] as it was intended to be heard.” - Broadwayworld.com Merideth Kaye Clark is an artist, traveler, musician, songwriter, singer, and actress originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She moved west to attend San Diego State University and there began her career as a concert artist and musical theatre performer. Merideth has since taken on countless major roles in theatres around the country, in addition to performing her widely acclaimed show, BLUE. She has settled in Portland where she lives with her husband and daughter. Here she shares a bit of backstory with Walters’ staffer Gayle Ritt.

dulcimer. I had a couple months to learn the album, with the help of music director Mont Chris Hubbard, and our premier at Portland Center Stage was completely sold out.

We read that you studied Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology before earning your Masters’ degree in Musical Theatre. What was that deciding moment when you realized you were actually going to pursue the music?

Merideth Kaye Clark will perform BLUE on Friday, May 4 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. For more information and tickets, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts.

What drives your ongoing creative vision? A love for the world, people, stories, music. I truly enjoy collaborating and I am always excited by challenges and new ideas. I have never been one to say, I am only a theatre performer, or a concert musician. Why not do it all? I choose projects that interest me, and those happen to be across genres.

Well, I think my parents would tell you I have always had the flair for the theatrical. My very first musical was a community theatre production of The Sound of Music. That’s where I got the bug―realized I had the power to make people smile or laugh…. When I was in college, I studied science because it honestly interested me. However, I was always singing and dancing in my spare time. I performed in all of the student-produced musicals at my school. A six-week summer study at NYU in New York City in between my junior and senior year was the deciding moment, though. It was there I realized I could really do it, really compete and have a go at making a life in the arts. I wasn’t totally sure what that looked like yet, but I knew I wanted to be a part of that energy, that electricity, that (haha!) struggle. How did you come to produce BLUE? I had an idea that I wanted to learn the whole album and perform it. The next thing we knew we had a date for the concert only two months away! I then had to learn how to play all of the songs and at the time, I didn’t even have a 4

Joni Mitchell’s Blue Released in 1971, Blue is widely considered by music critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2012, it was rated 30th best album ever made by Rolling Stone Magazine, and in July 2017 Blue was chosen by NPR as the greatest album of all time made by a woman.


Spoken Word Speaker Series Tuesdays are happening at the Walters. Don’t miss these free events at your local cultural arts center! First Tuesday:

Gallery Receptions with Live Music In the Walters Lobby and Galleries | 5 – 6:30 pm

Second Tuesday:

Open Poetry Night

In the Walters Upstairs Gallery | 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 light sweets by 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.

Spoken Word Speaker Series

Six times a year, the Spoken Word Speaker Series highlights the power and art of the oral tradition in its myriad of 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.

What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq & Syria with Jim Lommasson

Tuesday, February 20 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Walters Theatre Photographer Jim Lommasson discusses What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria, a collaborative storytelling project with Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled from their homelands to America. Lommasson invites Iraqi and Syrian refugees to share a personal item significant to their lives, such as a family snapshot, an heirloom dish or childhood toy. The carried objects and the intense personal stories behind them combine to illustrate the common threads that bind all of humanity: the love shared for family, friends and the places people call home.

Art of the Story Festival with Rick Huddle

Presented by Washington County Cooperative Library Services Tuesday, May 1 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Walters Theatre Join us at the Walters this evening as we host professional storyteller Rick Huddle from the Art of the Story Festival. Admission is free and venues are countywide. This fun, engaging program is designed for adult audiences. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit: wccls.org/festival. For adult audiences. *Note: This event follows our First Tuesday Gallery Reception. Come early to enjoy art, music, and more! See page 14 for more information. 5


A Picture Tells a Thousand Words In 2007, Portland-based photographer Jim Lommasson began working on a book about soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan). He interviewed soldiers from all branches of the military about their experiences, and in the process also interviewed people from the countries in which these wars were waged. After a poignant interview with an Iraqi woman in Portland, he felt called to create a companion project to share voices from those caught in the crossfire. This parallel project resulted in What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization—an ongoing collaborative photography/storytelling project in which Iraqi and Syrian refugees share personal items significant to their lives—objects worthy of carrying on the long journey from a homeland left behind to a new life in America. For some, it’s a family snapshot or an heirloom dish. For others, a childhood toy. Each object is laden with intense personal history, memory and significance.

Lommasson photographs the objects, after which the owners of the object annotate the photographs with their own words. Taken together, the photographs tell a deeper story about the common threads that bind all of humanity: the love shared for family, friends and the places we call home. The project has been extremely well received by the participants and by Arab and Muslim communities, with new participants continuing to approach Lommasson after hearing about the project. What We Carried has been exhibited throughout the nation at such places as The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, The Illinois Holocaust Museum, New Americans Museum, The Alif Institute, The Arab American Cultural & Community Center, The City of Chicago Pedway, Blue Sky Gallery, Washington County Museum, and is booked through 2019. On February 20, Lommasson will talk about the project and share photographs at the Walters Cultural Arts Center as part of the Spoken Word Series. For more information, see page 5.

Haifa Al Habib’s beautiful calligraphy on one of her anthropology books that she originally purchased on Baghdad’s booksellers’ street, Al Mutanabbi Street: “Alas is today similar to yesterday? Despair, sickness, and foreignness, Will my tomorrow be just like my yesterday?” 6


From Portland’s Iraqi leader, Dr. Baher Butti: “Those were the days my friend . . . . we thought they never end!!

Poem By Shmeiran Odesho

JIM LOMMASSON is a freelance photographer and author living in Portland, Oregon. Lommasson received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his first book, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice and The Will To Survive In American Boxing Gyms. In 2009 Oregon State University Press published Lommasson’s Oaks Park Pentimento: Portland’s Lost and Found Carousel Art. Lommasson’s new book Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan and traveling exhibition is about American Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and their lives after their return from war. The book includes Lommasson’s photographs, interviews and photographs by the participants. He is a 2012-2016 Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Grant Recipient for his public discussion Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home. Lommasson was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for his current project: What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization about Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled to the U.S. 7


2017-18 Walters Concert Series Rio Con Brio

Friday, January 26 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show Brazilian, Guitar & Mandolin Rio Con Brio captivates audiences around the country with their intimate performance of the beautiful Brazilian repertoire known as Choro, the early 20th Century street music of Rio de Janeiro. Influenced by equal parts Afro-Brazilian and contemporary European rhythms, this music evokes in turn the carnival of Rio and the cafés of France, Spain and Portugal. An evening with Mike Burdette and Tim Connell—“fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative,” (Mandolin Magazine)—is a deeply stirring musical experience which has delighted audiences time and time again. rioconbrio.net

“Fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.” – Mandolin Magazine Liz Vice

Friday, February 2 | 7:30 pm | $15 advance | $20 day of show Soul, Gospel, R&B As soon as you hear one note, you’re hooked on Liz Vice. Her “dynamic, soulful vocals” (Willamette Week) have drawn comparisons to Adele, Mavis Staples, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and her powerful voice “draws on a well of deep emotion and faith,” (Afropunk), capturing all ears with its surprising, soulful magic and message of enduring hope. Originally from Portland, she’s been touring nationally with big name acts like the Avett Brothers and Blind Boys of Alabama, attracting rave reviews. Join us as this rising star returns to the Northwest for an unforgettable performance. lizvice.com

“Dynamic, soulful vocals.” – Willamette Week Tony Furtado

Friday, February 23 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Roots, Americana, Slide Guitar Tony Furtado is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who refuses to conform to simple categorization. Integrating American Roots music—Bluegrass, Appalachian Folk, Celtic, Indie Rock and Blues—and his own progressive use of melody, rhythm and improvisation, Furtado has proven himself a powerful, evocative and soulful singer and songwriter. Relix describes Tony’s latest album as “his most polished release yet, incorporating several genres while retaining his inherent charm.” Don’t miss this “world class performer” (OPB), known for his authenticity, mesmerizing talent and show-stopping live performances. tonyfurtado.com

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Special Matinee Performance Mijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida): Teatro Milagro Saturday, March 10 | 2 pm $5 advance | $10 day of show Recommended ages: 10 & up Theatre, Family-Friendly

Portland’s Teatro Milagro is a groundbreaking theatre company known for their extraordinary performances and arts education experiences which seek to make their audiences “think, feel and imagine.” Their return to the Walters’ stage tells the story of young Frida Kahlo’s remarkable journey and irrepressible creative imagination. Strong, spirited and resilient, Fridita discovers how to overcome hardships while staying true to herself. Join us for this special matinee and performance to discover how Frida became the legendary artist that continues to inspire generations—and audiences of all ages. Bilingual performance in English and Spanish. 60 minute program. milagro.org

The Gothard Sisters

Friday, March 16 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Celtic In one of the most compelling and celebrated acts in Celtic music today, sisters Greta, Willow, and Solana Gothard create an irresistible blend of violin and fiddle, acoustic guitar, stunning vocal harmonies and the powerful rhythms of the Irish Bodhran. Their rousing, energetic live performances incorporate Irish Dance and infuse the time-honored tradition of Celtic music with modern Folk influences. Don’t miss these fiercely talented, Northwest sisters with a loyal national following to begin your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. “This is a trio that comes off like an orchestra” (Celtic Beat Magazine). gothardsisters.com

“This is a trio that comes off like an orchestra.” – Celtic Beat Magazine Carrie Cunningham

Friday, April 6 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show Acoustic Country, Singer + Songwriter New Country/Americana artist, Carrie Cunningham has shared stages with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba, Kacey Musgraves and numerous Country luminaries. Her vocals have drawn comparison to Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert, combined with the sweetness of Pam Tillis. Carrie has recently relocated to California, but her adoring fans can rejoice—as she returns to the Northwest for one night at the Walters to share her talent and new album with in a special, intimate acoustic performance. carrielive.com

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2017-18 Walters Concert Series The Incredible Journey of Jazz: PDX Jazz Friday, April 20 | 7:30 pm $5 youth | $10 adult Recommended ages: 10 & up Jazz, Family Friendly

This “living experience of jazz” is a “foot-tapping, heart-flooding, laugh-inducing” educational and fun evening exploring the classic genre’s rhythm, melody and history. The PDX Jazz performance recounts America’s original musical art form as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of the region’s outstanding musicians. Explore the story of Jazz from its beginnings in Africa, development in America and impact on our past and present. Along the journey gain a deeper understanding of Jazz’s ability to weave global cultures together—and excite audiences of all ages. 60 minute program. pdxjazz.com

Joni Mitchell’s Blue: Merideth Kaye Clark

Friday, May 4 | 7:30 pm $20 advance | $25 day of show Folk, Piano Without a doubt, Joni Mitchell’s Blue is one of the most iconic albums of all time—and here it is played from beginning to end in the original keys by Broadway star Merideth Kaye Clark. “Clark is a masterful performer and she has an amazing voice” (broadwayworld.com). Clark’s live version first premiered at Portland Center Stage with sold out performances—her “openness and happiness on the stage is pure delight, the joy and empathy she has in and for Mitchell’s work coming out in every note” (Edge Media Network). Don’t miss this special dedication to one remarkable performer by another. meridethkayeclark.com

Clark’s openness and happiness on the stage is pure delight, the joy and empathy she has in and for Mitchell’s work coming out in every note. – EDGE Media Network Acoustic Guitar Summit

Featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Rob and Doug Smith Friday, May 18 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Fingerstyle Guitar

Grammy Award winners Doug Smith and Mark Hanson and Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb are Acoustic Guitar Summit – one of the region’s most accomplished musical groups. Performing together for over 20 years, the three bring a diverse musical journey to the stage with their impressive fingerstyle guitar and unique versions of classic favorites, Blues, Jazz, and Hawaiian slack key. Their wide-ranging, genre crossing repertoire rejoices in the rhythm and power of the instrument. acousticguitarsummit.net

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New Timeline for Community Arts and Culture Grants Offers More Opportunity for Summer Programs After a decade of support for arts and cultural projects benefitting Hillsboro residents, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is shifting its grant cycle one month earlier to better accommodate summer programs, such as youth summer camps and outdoor markets. In past years, the grant cycle had a deadline on the last Friday in March and funds were awarded to be spent between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. Many grant applicants with summer programs have struggled with the restriction created when funding was not available for the early part of the summer, when programs started, without applying for it more than a year in advance. The new grant cycle will close a month earlier and will allow grant recipients to spend money beginning on June 1 through the following May 31. (See sidebar for new timeline.) According to Community Arts Program Supervisor Melissa Moore, “We anticipate the new timeline making it easier for summer programs to purchase needed supplies and to contract artists and musicians for the full summer.” Over ten granting cycles, the HACC has awarded over $310,000 in grants with a total of 126 grants awarded to 37 different organizations. The Community Arts and Culture Grant Program goals are to raise awareness and expand support for existing arts and culture programming that serves Hillsboro residents; foster collaboration between community members; and provide access to arts and culture experiences for those who are underserved. For information on past grant recipients, grant guidelines, or to apply for a grant, go to Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC, or call Melissa Moore at 503-615-3497 with questions. Additional information about Community Arts and Culture Grants as well as other regional arts grants will be available at the Washington County Grant Panel on January 16.

Community Arts and Culture Grants Timeline • January 2: Grants Open – applications available online • February 2: “Revise and Review” Submission Deadline • February 23: Grants close at 5pm • May 2017: Award recipients notified • June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019: Grant funding spent

Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel January 16, 2018 | 4 - 6 pm | FREE Brookwood Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy Join representatives from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, The Collins Foundation, Metro Community Placemaking Grant Program and the Regional Arts & Culture Council for this free panel discussion to learn about local grant opportunities specifically for arts and culture programming in Washington County. Free but RSVP requested. Email HACC@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov to reserve a spot.

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Artist Yong Hong Zhong Shares His Storytelling Journe

Few artists have the opportunity to experience an evolution of art into a new era. For Yong Hong Zhong, that opportunity has come twice: by adapting to new technology in computer generated films, and by developing his own expression as a plein air painter, bringing his easel to paint outdoors. A former digital layout artist, Zhong now prefers to paint landscapes in watercolor and oils. He cites his childhood in the countryside of Canton, China as fond inspiration for his masterful compositions. Now, nearly ten years removed from the animation fast-lane, Zhong parallels his current art work to his experience at Disney Animation Studios where he worked on such well-loved films as Mulan, Pocahontas, The Fox and The Hound 2 and The Princess and the Frog. “I believe the years I spent working in the film industry had a very strong influence in my fine art pursuits. It has made me a lot more mindful of connecting with my audience…I have a much stronger appreciation for the storytelling aspect of my art,” Zhong reflects. “A film director has a wide array of ways (moving images, cuts, sound, etc.) to tell his or her story. In painting, there is only one image for you to say everything you need to say, so I have to be a lot more mindful about the subject matter, the composition, and the color choices.”

Looking at Zhong’s work, “mindful” is somewhat of an understatement. His seemingly carefree brush strokes evoke a precise exposure of light that captures a fleeting moment in nature. The start of Zhong’s artistic career, however, was quite the opposite from the colorful images he now paints―back then, his drawings were black and white sketches, applied digitally to film background. The field of animation was changing, yet Zhong maintained his traditional approach. “I was exposed to digital work when I was a student at Pratt Institute in the early 1990s, but I really didn’t take it too seriously because of the limitations of the computer at the time,” Zhong shares. “My first few years at Disney Feature Animation were mostly traditional work―everything was hand drawn.” By the early 2000s, computer-generated imagery had become the dominant form of animated films. As Disney Animation Studios moved towards digital, Zhong adapted quickly to new tools of the trade. “The transition from traditional to digital was pretty easy for me…I loved the ability to make changes without fear of losing something that you like. The magic of the ‘undo’ button and the ability to save different versions were my answers.” Above photo by Anton Pavlenko

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ey from Disney to the Outdoors “Zhong parallels his current art work to his experience at Disney Animation Studios, where he worked on such well-loved films as Mulan, Pocahontas, The Fox and The Hound 2 and The Princess and the Frog.”

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Since moving to Oregon, Zhong has continued to hone his storytelling skill with his solid foundation in draftsmanship, color and composition. Although he works mostly with watercolor and oil, he realizes that there is value in exploring creativity though experimentation with different media. “It is very easy for an artist to get too comfortable with a specific medium,” he reflects. “I believe as artists we need to be constantly reinventing ourselves and pushing the envelope.” These days, you can find Zhong painting around Hillsboro, throughout Portland or out on the coast. He often finds somewhat precarious places to perch his easel―the edge of a waterway, in the middle of a city street at daybreak or on a rock lapped by ocean waves.  Since participating in his first plein air painting competition in Hillsboro in 2013, Zhong has joined many other events along the East and West Coast. This spring his portfolio of plein air pieces are on view at the Walters Cultural Arts Center from February 6 - March 26, 2018. What else lies ahead for this talented artist? “I’ve been very blessed with my fine art pursuits over the last couple of years. I’d like to continue to travel to different parts of the world and bring attention to the beauty around us through my paintings,” he muses. Follow Yong Hong Zhong on Instagram @yonghong.zhong.9, or check out his website at yonghongzhong.com. 

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Zhong’s Plein Air Portfolio on Display at the Walters this Spring Experience Nature, Zhong’s plein air exhibit is on display at the Walters Cultural Arts Center from February 6 – March 26. Meet Zhong at the first Tuesday receptions on February 6 and March 6 from 5 – 6:30 pm. Special Artist Walk & Talk on February 6 and Artist Demo on March 6. 13


Walters Gallery Exhibits Gallery exhibit hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm | Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

The Walters showcases a diverse selection of artwork by established and emerging local artists year-round. Gallery receptions are held on the first Tuesday of each month, featuring light sweets by Decadent Creations, activities and live music by local musicians. First Tuesdays are FREE and open to the public; for more information about our other free events on Tuesdays, see page 5.

Experience Nature | Yong Hong Zhong February 6 – March 23 Upstairs & Downstairs Galleries

This exhibit explores the restlessness and beauty of nature through the deep presence and awareness of painting en plein air—the act of painting outdoors from direct observation. Engaging all the senses of the artist, these paintings translate moments of intense and sometimes fraught connection between artist and landscape. Zhong’s collection is a beautiful homage to the everyday splendor that surrounds us.

First Tuesday Receptions

February 6 | 5 – 6:30 pm Music by Olivia + Rene (Mandolin Duo) Artist Walk & Talk from 6 – 6:15 pm. Yong Hong Zhong shares stories & perspectives on the exhibit March 6 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Music by Stan Cassell (Guitar) Artist Demo from 6 – 6:30 pm

Special Thanks to Our First Tuesday Sponsor Decadent Creations

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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. 14

The Fuse & Vanishing Point

Two solo shows capturing vanishing moments in time

The Fuse: Portland Dance Portrait Project Jinzgi Zhao April 3 – May 23 | Upstairs Gallery

These photographs take dancers off the stage and put them on the playground of everyday life. The dancers in the photographs are like actors in movies. They are the storytellers. By integrating movement with surroundings, the photographs invite the audience to experience a moment, place or scene with a sense of drama and humor.

Vanishing Point | Kate Ampersand April 3 – May 23 | Downstairs Gallery

When the Boardman Tree Farm was sold to an agricultural company in 2016, the sale signaled the end of an iconic Eastern Oregon landmark: a man-made poplar forest running along a six-mile stretch of I-84. The architecturally unique tree farm is being replaced by a mega-dairy and crops—a dramatic and permanent change. This collection of photographs presents images created by the artist during visits to the tree farm over several years. These images have captured the trees in different seasons, using three different types of cameras. Rather than tracking the trees’ demise, the artist chose to record its beauty and memory before it disappears forever, memorializing its shapes, colors and moods for future generations.

First Tuesday Receptions

April 3 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Artist Walk & Talk from 6 – 6:15 pm May 1 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Artist Walk & Talk from 6 – 6:15 pm Jingzi Zhao shares stories & perspectives on the exhibit


Featured Artists at the Hillsboro Civic Center

Check out these featured artists at the Civic Center and the Shirley Huffman Auditorium! The following exhibits are open for viewing by the public Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. The gallery wall is located just outside the Shirley Huffman Auditorium on the first floor, to the left of the front doors:

Sam Marroquin

Civic Center | November – January A selection of abstract encaustic and mixed-media paintings exploring our environment and humanity through layering and found objects.

Roger Hatefi

Civic Center | February – April From an eagle’s struggle to break free from a cage to wild horses galloping in a meadow, Hatefi’s bright acrylic paintings explore nature’s color, beauty, and its powerful symbolism of resilience and hope.

Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts? There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Cultural Arts Division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, including: • Volunteering for the Walters Cultural Arts Center events and programs. • 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 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ParksVolunteer or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503615-3479 or Sarah.Delepine@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.

The following exhibits are on display inside the Shirley Huffman Auditorium:

Arturo Villaseñor

Shirley Huffman Auditorium | December – January This collection of Villaseñor’s work is both informed by his historic renovation work in Mexico, and inspired by a variety of cultural traditions, from pre-Colombian to modern.

Picture Hillsboro Finalists Shirley Huffman Auditorium February – April

An exhibit of the 2018 finalists to represent the characteristic landscapes and people of Hillsboro.

Eliat Avivi

Shirley Huffman Auditorium May – July A colorful selection of acrylic paintings from Avivi’s Mosaic Series. 15


Teatro Milagro Brings Young Frida Kahlo’s

Mijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida) in this family-friendly, bilingual ma Acclaimed Portland theatre company Teatro Milagro will return to the Walters for another family-friendly afternoon of bilingual theatre on Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm. Gayle Ritt from the Walters recently connected with the theatre’s founder and director Dañel Malan with some questions about the upcoming performance and what drives the creativity and pursuit… How did the “Mijita Frida” show come about? Frida Kahlo has always been my personal inspiration, and I am happy that we have had about four reincarnations of our Frida plays. This recent one, which follows her childhood up until high school, is probably my favorite, because it is the most accessible all ages play that we have ever done. We have performed Mijita Fridita for audience members from 5 to 50, and it seems to be very popular and well received…. So one day (Ajai Terrazas Tripathi) proposed to me the “prequel” of her life. We had been asked so many times to make a Frida play for younger audiences from various teachers across the state, and so it just seemed like a great idea. We worked on the script together and I directed. It turned out to be a great collaboration. What would you share with local aspiring musicians and actors―from your experience―to inspire them continue the pursuit? The arts are not going to make you rich, but when the curtain comes down and the audience applauds, then it all seems worth it. The arts are so inspiring and healing. We need the arts to remind us of what makes us human, so hail to the artists who make the sacrifice to live the artist’s life. What was it like to finally purchase your building and know you had a permanent home? What did this do for Milagro and the vision overall? Having a home is quintessential to having security and being able to build community. Our touring company is “community on wheels,” but our hearts are safe at El Centro Milagro. Having a studio and a stage and other spaces to create allows us to take chances that a theatre company without a space couldn’t afford.

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shines a light on the inspirational artist atinee Teatro Milagro’s endeavors have been diverse and non-stop with many completely different types of performing and collaborations. What drives your ongoing creative vision? How do you discover new works to perform? I am constantly researching play ideas. As we tour to schools, and lead post-show talk-backs with the students, ideas shape themselves from their suggestions. All our original work in created in house. I wrote plays for over fifteen years, but now want to make room for new voices. In addition to Ajai, I have also worked with Emilio Rodriguez from Detroit and am currently working with Georgina Escobar, a Latina playwright from New York.

“Having a home is quintessential to having security and being able to build community. Our touring company is ‘community on wheels,’ but our hearts are safe at El Centro Milagro.” –Dañel Malan

To learn more about Teatro Milagro’s March 10th performance of Mijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida) at the Walters, or to purchase tickets, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts.

History of Milagro Theatre

The Milago Theatre was founded by Dañel Malan and her husband, José Eduardo González in 1985. They started with performances of traditional plays from American contemporary theatre, and were invited by the Greek Festival to produce a Greek Festival play for several years. According to Malan, “We started getting homesick for our Southwest lifestyle, so José suggested we bring it here, so (as) with a Field of Dreams, we thought, if we build it, they will come. And so people came from all over, but quite a few from Hillsboro, who wanted to share their talents, whether they were musicians, dancers, poets or actors.” In 1989, the pair launched the first Hispanic Theatre Festival and created the bilingual touring program, Teatro Milagro, which tours nationally to schools, colleges and universities. Over the next two seasons, Milagro continued to produce the Hispanic Cultural Festival in the spring and the Ancient Greek Theatre Festival in the fall, but in 1992 transitioned to devoting all of its energy to the production of extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities. In 1997, Milagro took another big step forward when the company established a permanent home with the purchase of their Portland theatre. This enables the company to expand its offerings and continue to grow as an organization. To learn more about Teatro Milagro, visit Milagro.org. 

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Community Spotlight: Hillsboro Symphony

“Our fall concert was…crazy.” Tiffany Craughan, trombone player and Vice President of the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra (HSO), remembered. “We had a full house, and had to keep bringing in more chairs. There were 486 people in the audience!” A good problem to have, as HSO celebrates their sixteenth season of performance in Hillsboro. The full house was not serendipitous—the orchestra’s most recent November 10 concert, The Music of John Williams, was years in the making because of the availability to acquire the sheet music. “Music fees alone can range from free to several hundred dollars,” shared Craughan. “The John Williams concert was very expensive, but we have been wanting to perform his pieces for years. It just took us that long to get ahold of his scores.” With pieces from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Schindler’s List, a packed performance venue resonating with tunes from film favorites played by 65 musicians simultaneously building to a powerful crescendo is not difficult to imagine. Impressively, the majority of the orchestra members are multi-talented. “We have several members who play more than one instrument, too. In fact, we already had a pianist, so a second player was asked of his interest in playing cymbals instead. He picked it up quickly and really enjoys contributing to percussion now.” The group has been this way since its inception in 2001—a community of musical talent with an innate passion for playing symphonic pieces. Because members are versatile, there is rarely a gap to fill 18

in a particular section. “The new cymbal player is a great example of how we all fill in as needed to keep a wellrounded performance group” Tiffany explains. “But usually, a flute player will also a have a piccolo; an oboist will also have a French horn. Players in general might have an alto and a bass version of their instrument. Being a community orchestra, we aren’t ‘pay-to-play’—it’s actually pretty incredible that our group is so committed since everyone still has their day jobs.” The common interest of playing music has attracted a diverse background of members over the years: high school students, retirees, physicians, engineers, architects, and stay-at-home moms. The group is always open to new instrumentalists, too. Everyone is welcome. Their six board members plus six core volunteers extend their time, talent and services to maintain the organization as a presence for musical performance in the area. From day one, the Orchestra’s mission has been to provide a place for amateur musicians to perform, while giving the region a lasting, quality community orchestra to build a musical relationship with. Currently, HSO maintains a performance schedule of three concerts per year: November, March and May. Concerts follow a nice progression in seasons, and the group stays conscious of the time that players dedicate to the performances throughout each season. “Somewhere along the way, though, I became an old-timer as a HSO member,” laughs Craughan. “I’ve been with the orchestra for twelve


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“Being a community orchestra, we aren’t ‘pay-to-play’ – it’s actually pretty incredible that our group is so committed since everyone still has their day jobs.” years… there are only a few of us now who have been involved since the beginning. I often reflect on previous concerts, and some members have no idea what I’m referring to. Yet we all have such great relationships, last names don’t even come up [in conversation] anymore. Or, their last name becomes the instrument they play. It’s ‘Jeff the clarinet’, and everyone just knows.” Additionally, the community often welcomes unique chances for outside musicians to contribute to their repertoire. “We have the occasional singer, guest conductor or college player who needs to add to his performance experience. More often, though, a local composer might propose a piece for the orchestra to play so they can hear it come to fruition. That’s always fun.” For now, the beat goes on for this beautifully melded group of friends and musicians– the next Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra performance will be in March 2018. Featuring My Favorite Things, the concert will be a selection of favorite pieces from the Orchestra with special emphasis on Korsekov’s most popular work: a symphonic suite of Scheherazade (a.k.a., The Arabian Nights). “This one has a very intimate violin solo that acts as the narrator to the story.” Craughan adds. What started as a small, amateur group with a passion for playing music has grown into an impressive orchestra of over 65 members. The group maintains complete instrumental sections of strings, winds, brass, and percussion—not to mention the large timpani drum purchased last year with funds from a HACC Arts & Culture grant as well as a GoFundMe campaign.

Catch the Orchestra in their remaining concerts of the 2017-2018 season:

My Favorite Things Friday, March 16, 7:30 pm Trinity Lutheran Church 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

The Music of Fantasia Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm Trinity Lutheran Church 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

So what’s next for the gang of talented instrumentalists? “Well, we had to scale back our performances because of the change in economy a few years ago,” she shares. “But it was important to always maintain a free membership for our musicians. Eventually we will grow back into two performance dates per concert. We definitely have the support.” Read more about Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, learn about becoming a member, and plan to attend their next performance by visiting their website, HillsboroSymphony.org. 19


Instructor Spotlight:

Meet Elizabeth Higgins “We are all artists, we all have a creative voice, and you should rejoice in expressing it.”

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creative people and a designated space in which to paint have helped me reach my full potential as an artist,” she says.

When Elizabeth Higgins began taking watercolor classes at a community arts center six years ago, something stirred. “Almost immediately,” she says, “I knew that I had found my passion.” Even as someone who had always loved learning and who cherished new ideas, as someone already well acquainted with several art forms, including drawing, writing, photography and book arts— watercolor was different. It had something special about it that spoke deeply to Higgins. So she followed the call and dove in, developing her new craft both by taking classes and by giving herself the space and permission to explore possibilities and potentials without judgment. “I was not afraid to paint as much as possible, and let mistakes happen as I learned and developed from them,” Higgins says. Crucial to her path was the influence of inspiring teaching artists, such as Ruth Armitage and Liz Walker, whose love of color and experimentation pushed and inspired Higgins to deepen into her own voice as an artist and to have greater confidence in her creative expression. The classes, devotion, and self-care paid off; in 2013 Higgins was juried into Watercolor Society of Oregon. She also became a member of Oregon Society of Artists, Westside ArtShare and Village Gallery of Arts, a cooperative art gallery. In June 2017, Higgins’ connection to her craft took an even deeper dive as she became a member of an art collective in downtown Portland, obtaining her own studio space and becoming part of a community of artists. “The connection to other 20

Higgins is now a teaching artist herself, nurturing artists of all ages along their paths of self-expression and creative discovery— reciprocating the encouragement that she received along her own journey. “Teaching always inspires me,” she says, “because it validates the joy that comes from creating. When I see my students happily painting, I am reminded of the happiness it brings me, and I am inspired to keep making art important in the lives of our youth.” With her young students, Higgins is “constantly amazed by their ability to create unfettered by judgment or thoughts of what makes art ‘good’ or ‘right.’”

Higgins leads by example in her organic, fluid, and joyful process of inspiration. During one of her classes at the Walters last summer, a five-year-old student used primary colors to create a beautiful palette of greens and oranges. She says, “I took a picture of his colors, and replicated them with my own watercolor paints. A whole series of paintings evolved from his beautiful hues.” Higgins’ advice for those starting on their own artistic journey: “Make art. Don’t think about why, and don’t tell yourself you can’t do it. We are all artists, we all have a creative voice, and you should rejoice in expressing it.”

Check out Elizabeth Higgins’ classes at the Walters: Let’s Paint

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Let’s Paint: Explore Shape & Color 5 – 8 years | Page 24

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Youth Classes – Clay New! Clay Kids: Bowls, Plates & Mugs Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Engage your creativity with hands-on activities, including bowls, small sculptures and more. Create fun and memorable minimasterpieces 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 57222 Thu 2/22 – 3/15 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

Creative Kids

Why pick just one art form when you can explore ceramics, drawing and painting all in one class? Dive into art in many of its colorful forms and discover what inspires you. There are absolutely no limits to where your creativity, curiosity and artistic imagination can take you! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 57226 Wed 2/21 – 3/14 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

4 – 5:30 pm

Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Engage your creativity with hands-on activities, including bowls, small sculptures and more. Create fun and memorable minimasterpieces and have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Each student creates and glazes several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists.

4 – 5:30 pm

$58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

“Curiouser and curiouser!” —Lewis Carroll. Follow your artistic curiosity and take your creativity to new—and wonderful—places! Using the adventures and colorful characters of Wonderland as inspiration, draw, paint, sculpt and more. Dive into art in many of its colorful forms and discover how art and story come together in exciting ways. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 57220 Thu 4/5 – 4/26 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

All pieces from Walters Ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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New! Creative Kids: Alice in Wonderland

Clay Kids

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 57221 Tue 5/1 – 5/22

Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously learned skills.


Youth Classes – Clay All pieces from Walters Ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Beginning Wheel for Homeschoolers

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New! Adventures in Clay

Created for students who love the freedom to play, experiment, and follow their own creativity. See where your imagination takes you in this all-new class. An empowering introduction to ceramics for beginners and all experience levels. Explore key skills related to hand building, sculpture, slab-work, texture, use of color and imaginative effects and more! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 57234 Wed 4/4 – 4/25 $64 Resident, $77 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Youth Wheel

Have you ever wanted to try the potter’s wheel? Get your hands muddy and create beautiful ceramic pieces to use and share at home. Learn how to throw and glaze cups and bowls, 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 57224 Wed 2/21 – 3/14 57231 Wed 4/11 – 5/2 $60 Resident, $73 Non-Resident 22

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Discover the joy of clay in this all new class designed for homeschool students. Try out the potter’s wheel, explore hand building techniques, and much more. Make cups, plates, small sculptures and other creative projects to glaze and enjoy. Great for hand-eye coordination, creativity, concentration—and fun! Note: bring water daily. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 57238 Thu 2/8 – 3/8 $78 Resident, $93 Non-Resident

1 – 3 pm

New! Intermediate Wheel for Homeschoolers

Have a blast and take your wheel skills to exciting new places in this all-new class designed for homeschool students. Gain confidence at the potter’s wheel, discover how to shape your creations, learn hand-building techniques, and more. Make cups, bowls, and usable art to glaze and enjoy. Great for hand-eye coordination, creativity, concentration—and fun! Note: bring water daily. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 57239 Thu 4/12 – 5/10 $78 Resident, $93 Non-Resident

1 – 3 pm

All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Arts Center youth classes unless otherwise noted.

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Youth Classes – Drawing Drawing Adventures

Do you love to draw or doodle? Discover exciting approaches to drawing and take your creativity to new heights. Experiment with line, shape and color to bring your imagination to life, ramp up your creativity and build new skills. Find inspiration in nature, observation, and your own unique perspective. A new drawing adventure every day!

Beginning Drawing

Explore the joy of drawing! Express your creativity and have a blast while developing an eye for line, shape, color, texture, shading and more. Discover fun and easy techniques to bring fantastic images to life. Set your imagination loose while exploring the world around you. An empowering, engaging introduction to drawing and creative expression. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 57245 Mon 4/2 – 4/23 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 57247 Mon 4/30 – 5/21 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

4 – 5:30 pm

Explore the elements of animation in this exciting new class. Grab your pen and pencil and experiment with shape, space, timing and more to tell stories with images. Animate objects and characters—set them in motion and bring them to life! An empowering, engaging introduction to drawing and creative expression.

Let’s Draw

Let the freedom and joy of drawing bring out the best in your creativity. Have a blast exploring the elements of drawing which bring your imagination to life on the page. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture and more—a new drawing adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 57246 Tue 4/3 – 4/24 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

11 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alejandra Dominquez 57248 Wed 5/9 – 5/30 $48 Resident, $59 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously-learned skills.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Classes – Painting and Music Let’s Paint

Discover the fun and freedom of painting! Experiment, explore, imagine and create exciting results. Gain new skills for making images come to life using the power of color, line, shape, texture, brushwork, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 57241 Wed 2/7 – 2/28 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar

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 in a fun, supportive environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 57253 Tue 2/20 – 3/20 $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

4 – 5:15 pm

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Beginning Painting

Discover the joy of painting! Experiment with skills like color-combining, brushwork, composition and more. Try techniques which famous artists have used and let them inspire you. Experiment, explore and take your imagination to exciting new places. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 57240 Tue 2/20 – 3/20 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

New! Let’s Paint: Explore Shape & Color

Supercharge your paintbrush and artists’ toolkit! Play with brushwork and explore how color, shape, and texture all work together to bring paintings to life. Experiment, explore and create exciting results. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 57242 Wed 4/11 – 5/2 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident 24

Beginning Guitar: Favorite Songs

Begin playing favorite songs right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies and more! Experience the excitement of playing new songs you know and love. Learn by doing as you gain new skills, grow your musical confidence, and dive into creative expression. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 57254 Tue 4/10 – 5/8 $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

4 – 5:15 pm

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

4 – 5:30 pm


Youth Classes – Performing Arts Storybook Theatre

Have you ever wanted to step into a storybook? Bring stories to life and have a blast as you create exciting characters while exploring empowering acting skills. Follow your imagination, gain confidence on stage, and explore the joy of acting while developing communication skills!

Let’s Act

6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57250 Mon 4/9 – 5/7 $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Have fun, meet new friends and gain confidence as you explore empowering acting skills! Discover how performers bring characters to life using voice, imagination, movement and teamwork. Learn how actors work together to support each other onstage and take audiences on exciting journeys. 6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57251 Mon 2/26 – 3/19 3:30 – 4:20 pm $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

Explore key acting skills to use both onstage and off. Bring stories to life while building confidence, teamwork, communication skills and more. Discover and expand your actor’s toolkit by diving into exciting scenes and characters. Flex your creativity and have a blast working with others!

Theatre Games

Laugh hard, play, and take your imagination to new places! Set your creativity free with engaging theatre games and activities while exploring skills like teamwork, communication, voice, movement and more. Take the stage with joy and confidence, and have a blast working with others. An exciting new acting adventure every day.

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57252 Mon 4/9 – 5/7 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

4:30 – 5:30 pm

6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57249 Mon 2/26 – 3/19 4:30 – 5:30 pm $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously-learned skills.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Beginning Acting: Exploring Scenes


Youth Spring Break Camps Clay Kids Camp

Dive into the wonders of all things clay this Spring Break! Engage your creativity with handson activities, including bowls, small sculptures and more. Create fun and memorable mini-masterpieces and have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Each student creates several projects to bring home and enjoy. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 57244 Mon – Thu 3/26 – 3/29 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

New! Beginning Acting: Movement Skills

Actors use their imagination, movement, and voice to capture audiences and tell stories. In this all-new camp, explore the power of movement: take the stage, bring characters to life, express your ideas and make fun, bold choices. The camp also includes an introduction to beginning (non– contact) stage combat and safety skills emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Get moving and get creative this Spring Break! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57259 Mon – Fri 3/26 – 3/30

11 am – 12:30 pm

$56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am

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Creative Camp

Why pick just one art form when you can explore ceramics, drawing and painting all in one camp? Dive into art in all its colorful forms and discover what inspires you. There are absolutely no limits to where your creativity, curiosity and artistic imagination can take you! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 57257 Mon – Thu 3/26 – 3/29 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

FAMILY ART NIGHT

Create something special with clay, paint, collage & more!

1 – 3 pm

Let’s Act Camp

Have fun, meet new friends and gain confidence as you explore empowering acting skills this Spring Break! Discover how performers bring characters to life using voice, imagination and movement—and teamwork! Learn how actors work together to support each other onstage and take audiences on exciting journeys. 6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 57258 Mon – Fri 3/26 – 3/30 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident 26

Everybody is welcome at Family Art Night! Work on engaging, all-ages, hands-on art projects individually or team up with family or friends. Each Thursday offers a brand new project and exciting materials to work with. All supplies included. Note: This is a facilitated art activity. Youth under 18 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a participating adult. Parents/guardians assist young children. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Studio B30 Thu (except during closures) 6:30 – 8:30 pm $5/individual, Children under 3 free Maximum of 20 people, so come early! (Maximum group size: 6) For more information, including the monthly project schedule, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

9:30 – 10:30 am

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult/Teen Classes – Ceramics All pieces from Walters Ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up two weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Discover hidden talents as you explore the rewards and possibilities of clay. Find your center as you explore foundational techniques on the wheel and enjoy the freedom of hand-building. Grow your skills as you create cups, plates, and bowls and personalize your creations using color and texture. Amaze yourself with how far you go in this inspiring, in-depth class. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 57260 Tue 1/23 – 3/13 6:30 – 8:30 pm 57266 Tue 4/10 – 5/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm $122 Resident, $142 Non-Resident, $81 Senior Resident, $97 Senior Non-Resident

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. Find your center at the wheel and explore fundamental, empowering ceramic techniques. Create and glaze cups, bowls, and other useful everyday objects—both beautiful and functional. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 57262 Mon 1/29 – 3/12 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/19 57267 Mon 4/9 – 5/14 6:30 – 8:30 pm $100 Resident, $118 Non-Resident, $69 Senior Resident, $83 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/Walters for supply lists and information.

Flex your creativity in this exciting new class for students ready to take their wheel creations to a new level. Sgrafitto is an instantly gratifying, forgiving technique which allows you to create dramatic black and white effects in the surface of your artwork. Incorporate a painterly approach to ceramic design, while exploring texture, pattern, line and more! Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 57263 Thu 2/15 – 3/15 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 3/8 $94 Resident, $111 Non-Resident, $65 Senior Resident, $78 Senior Non-Resident

New! Intermediate Wheel: Majolica Surface Design

Discover Majolica and create an explosion of color on the surface of your clay creations! Gain inspiration from an exciting technique with ancient roots to create beautiful, dynamic pieces. Approach clay like a canvas through a painterly approach to ceramic design. Set your own creativity free as you explore line, pattern, color in this exciting new class. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 57268 Thu 4/19 – 5/17 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 5/10 $94 Resident, $111 Non-Resident, $65 Senior Resident, $78 Senior Non-Resident

Ceramic Design: Decorative Boxes

Flex your creativity and create beautiful boxes to treasure. Learn essential hand-building skills as you experiment with and create different shapes and designs. Discover new design techniques and explore the power of glaze and color choices. Leave with multiple keepsake boxes to enjoy or give as gifts. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 57264 Tue 2/13 – 3/6 6:30 – 8:30 pm $68 Resident, $83 Non-Resident, $44 Senior Resident, $57 Senior Non–Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Wheel Throwing

New! Intermediate Wheel: Sgraffito Surface Design


Adult/Teen Classes – Ceramics, Bookmaking and Photography Ceramic Jewelry Making

Unleash your creativity and passion for ceramics by making beautiful jewelry. Express your individual style as you learn basic jewelry-making techniques to create personal, wearable art. Explore the elements of design, uses of pattern and color, and incorporate beads, wire wrapping and more to create unique ceramic jewelry. Instantly gratifying, creatively rewarding and great for gifts! See Walters’ website for supply list. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 57269 Tue 4/17 – 5/8 6:30 – 8:30 pm $64 Resident, $78 Non-Resident, $43 Senior Resident, $55 Senior Non–Resident

The Art of Bookmaking

Explore the art of bookmaking. Discover how rewarding it can be to make your own books for creative expression: journaling, sketching, painting and more. Choose different patterns, colors or textures for the cover and experiment with different approaches to binding. Leave with multiple books to enjoy—or give as gifts! An empowering, instantly gratifying way to dive into beginning bookmaking. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 57278 Wed 5/2 – 5/23 6:30 – 8:30 pm $48 Resident, $62 Non-Resident, $30 Senior Resident, $41 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Beginning Digital Photography

Open Studio at the Walters

Flex your claytivity 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 or those with prior approval. $10 $36 $48 $56

Wed 1/24 – 5/30 5:30 – 8:30 pm One-time, drop in pass, Four Session Pass (only $9/session) Six Session Pass (only $8/session) Eight Session Pass (only $7/ session)

With our flexible pass card, sessions do not need to be used consecutively. However, all passes expire at the end of each term. Maximum of 15 people. Bags of clay available for purchase at the Walters. Subject to cancellation. Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for more information.

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Free your creativity and gain practical skills to capture great moments and make your images grab the eye. Gain a deeper understanding of the elements of the craft: composition, use of light, color, pattern, and more. Grow your artistic confidence while gaining new inspiration and tools. Bring your own digital camera. See Walters’website for supply list. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bryan Welsh 57288 Wed 4/25 – 5/23 6:30 – 8 pm $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident, $34 Senior Resident, $45 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Grab your guitar and make some 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 musical skills & confidence, and flexing your creativity. Students must bring their own guitar. 17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 57289 Tue 2/20 – 3/20 6 – 7:15 57291 Tue 4/10 – 5/8 6 – 7:15 $46 Resident, $60 Non-Resident, $28 Senior Resident, $39 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult/Teen Classes – Painting Painting Studio

Refresh your inspiration and commitment to creativity while enjoying the rewards of painting alongside others in a supportive, encouraging studio environment. As you work, take the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced painter and educator. Water-based and acrylic paint only. Receive gentle guidance, creative camaraderie and new inspiration to take your art to the next level. Bring your own supplies and an independent project to work on. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 57270 Tue 2/6 – 2/27 10 am – Noon 57284 Tue 4/10 – 5/1 10 am – Noon $45 Resident, $58 Non-Resident, $29 Senior Resident, $39 Senior Non-Resident

Spring Watercolor Explorations

Unleash your creativity and explore the vibrant colors of spring! Experiment with empowering techniques to bring your paintings to life and maximize the unique possibilities of watercolor. Complete a finished painting to enjoy and share. All experience levels welcomed and encouraged! Beginners have the opportunity to gain experience with key concepts like color mixing, washing, brushwork and more. See Walters’ website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 57285 Thu 3/8 – 4/12 2 – 4:30 pm $88 Resident, $104 Non-Resident, $57 Senior Resident, $70 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Watercolor

Explore the brilliance of the season through watercolor. Enjoy exciting projects as you explore the foundational techniques which bring your inspirations to life: brushwork, washes, use of color and more. Ignite your creativity and discover what’s special about painting in watercolor in this supportive class environment. See Walters’ website for full supply list.

Walters Arts Education

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 57271 Wed 1/31 – 2/28 4 – 6 pm $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Winter Watercolor Explorations

Embrace the colors of the season! Create paintings inspired by the beauty of winter with a variety of watercolor techniques to make dynamic textures and effects. Complete a finished painting to enjoy and share. All experience levels welcomed and encouraged! Beginners have the opportunity to gain experience with key concepts like color mixing, washing, brushwork and more. See Walters’ website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 57279 Thu 1/25 – 3/1 2 – 4:30 pm $88 Resident, $104 Non-Resident, $57 Senior Resident, $70 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 HillsboroOregon.gov/Walters for supply lists and information.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult/Teen Classes – Painting Watercolor Made Easy

Find joy and freedom in your painting! Experiment with warm and cool colors, discover the way colors interact, draw inspiration from nature and more. Improve skills through a series of fun, engaging exercises to help launch your creativity—and paintbrush—to new heights! See Walters’ website for full supply list.

Landscapes in Watercolor: Rolling Hills & Valleys

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 57272 Wed 4/11 – 5/9 4 – 6 pm $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Bring the world to your fingertips as you dive deeply into the key elements that make up natural scenery. Discover new approaches to painting landscapes in watercolor and develop skills to capture the places and vistas which inspire you. A joyful, freeing approach to painting. All levels welcome. Beginners have the opportunity to spend more time on basic skills such as color mixing, washes, brushwork and more. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 57286 Tue 1/23 – 2/27 12:30 – 3 pm $89 Resident, $107 Non-Resident, $57 Senior Resident, $73 Senior Non-Resident

New! Landscapes in Watercolor: Water in Nature

Water can be one of the most inspiring, but sometimes challenging elements to capture with your paintbrush. Bring scenery to life as you discover new approaches to capturing the unique properties and beauty of water. A joyful, freeing approach to painting. All levels welcome. Beginners have the opportunity to spend more time on basic skills such as color mixing, washes, brushwork and more. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 57287 Tue 3/6 – 4/10 12:30 – 3 pm $89 Resident, $107 Non-Resident, $57 Senior Resident, $73 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 www. Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for supply lists and information.

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Abstract Acrylics

Free your creativity and 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. A great class for beginning or experienced painters seeking new inspiration in an engaging, supportive class environment. See Walters’ website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 57280 Mon 3/12 – 4/9 4 – 6 pm $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult/Teen Classes – Painting Watercolor: Beauty in Winter Tired of gray? See winter in a whole new, creative light. From berries to indigo skies and evergreen branches, discover how nature’s ceaseless variety makes winter in the northwest unique and beautiful. Explore foundational techniques, discover new skills, gain inspiration and fall in love with winter through the power of watercolor. Materials provided.

Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics

Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and flexibility that make acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable! Explore foundational painting techniques with a beginner-friendly approach. Students with previous experience have the opportunity to progress to new challenges. 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.

Silk Painting

Discover what is special and exciting about painting on silk as you make beautiful pieces to wear, share, or display. Create and leave with multiple unique silk scarves (or wall art) using easy-to-learn, beginner-friendly techniques of textile painting. Explore how silk brings out the richness in colors for stunning effects. Paint and silk pieces provided. See website for student supply list.

(More) Joy of Watercolor!

Bring your paintbrushes and a sense of adventure! Discover increased joy and freedom in your painting as you explore what is special about the medium of watercolor. Engaging exercises offer a springboard for inspiration and the opportunity to let your imagination, enjoyment—and the paint itself—take you to bold new places! Materials provided.

Walters Arts Education

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 57275 Tue 3/13 – 4/10 4 – 6 pm $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Community Senior Center Bonnie Burbidge 57292 Thu 2/1 – 3/1 10 – 11:30 am $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Resident, $69 Non-Resident

Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 57293 Thu 4/12 – 5/10 10 – 11:30 am $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Resident, $69 Non-Resident

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 57282 Mon 3/12 – 4/9 6:30 – 8:30 pm $106 Resident, $124 Non-Resident, $76 Senior Resident, $92 Senior Non-Resident

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Hillsboro Arts & Culture

THE LOCAL SCENE

Endowment Concerts | Theater | Dance | Festivals Galleries | Family Activities

Get local arts & culture events emailed to your inbox! Sign up for The Local Scene at HillsboroArts.org.

Be part of the legacy‌ The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment builds, supports and sustains the future for arts and culture in Hillsboro. Consider making a planned gift to support and sustain our local arts and culture community.

Learn More by Contacting: Hillsboro Community Foundation Legacy Endowment Program Janel McKenna, Director of Advancement 503-709-8426, hillsborocommunityfoundation.org

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City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Cristina Caravaca, Cultural Arts Manager cristina.caravaca@hillsboro-oregon.gov

You can also learn more by visiting HillsboroArts.org

Look Forward, Give Back to the Arts The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment is the result of a partnership between:

ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL

The Walters Gift Shop. Something Unique.

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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.

CULTURAL ARTS

HillsboroARTS MAGAZINE

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.hill@hillsboro-oregon.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Bryan Welsh, Chair Jean Lasswell, Vice Chair Ed Arrington Tara Burke Joan Callaway Ramon Cancel Martin Conley BJ Jeddeloh Jeff Jurrens Tonya Macalino Alisa McDonald Gayle Nachtigal Dawn Sellers Cultural Arts Program Staff Michele McCall-Wallace, Cultural Arts 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: “Rowena Crest” by Yong Hong Zhong. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. COPYRIGHT 2017, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.


UPCOMING 2018 WALTERS CONCERTS Folk, Americana, Opera, Jazz, Classical, Country, Soul, Roots & More... Jan 26 RIO CON BRIO

Brazilian, Guitar & Mandolin | $15/$20

Feb 2 LIZ VICE

Soul, Gospel, R&B | $15/$20

Feb 23 TONY FURTADO

Roots, Americana, Slide Guitar | $18/$22

Liz Vice

Mar 16 THE GOTHARD SISTERS Celtic | $18/$22

Apr 6 CARRIE CUNNINGHAM

Acoustic Country, Singer + Songwriter | $15/$20

Apr 20 The Incredible Journey of Jazz: PDX JAZZ Jazz, Family-Friendly | $5 youth/$10 adult

Tony Furtado

May 4 Joni Mitchell’s Blue: MERIDETH KAYE CLARK Folk, Piano | $20/$25

May 18 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT Fingerstyle Guitar | $18/$22

SPECIAL SATURDAY MATINEE

Teatro Milagro

Mar 10 Mijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida):

TEATRO MILAGRO

Theatre, Family-Friendly | $5/$10 To Purchase Tickets Call: 503-615-3485 | Online: BrownPaperTickets.com Walk-up: 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

PDX Jazz

For complete information, visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts Concert concessions provided by Longbottom Coffee & Tea With thanks to our sponsor The Orenco Hotel

Merideth Kaye Clark

HillsboroArts Magazine Winter/Spring 2018  
HillsboroArts Magazine Winter/Spring 2018  

the magazine by, for and about the Hillsboro, Oregon arts community.