HillsboroARTS Magazine, Fall 2019

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

HillsboroARTS Autumn 2019

Plan Your Arts Month Adventure! Celebrate the Music of Streisand and Garland Documentary Premiere: Who’s on Top 2019 – 20 Walters Concert Series Opens


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

On the Cover 13 Plan Your Hillsboro Arts Month

Check out our suggestions to celebrate Hillsboro Arts Month this October!


Celebrate the Music of Streisand and Garland this November Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars take the stage in this benefit concert for the arts.

10 View From the Top

An interview with the filmmaker and one of the participants from the “Who’s on Top” documentary, debuting this November.

3 Walters Concert Series Opens

The 2019 – 20 season kicks off on September 27 with Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole.

Features 2 Q & A with Marilyn Keller 6 Creative Impact Workshops

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Walters Gallery


Hillsboro Arts Month Calendar


Elemental Sequence Dedicated in AmberGlen Park


Register for Classes

Creative Connections Opportunities for Local Artists

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Walters Arts Education

Walters Cultural Arts Center Phone: 503-615-3485 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters Facebook: WCACHillsboro Twitter: WaltersCAC


Youth Classes Adult Classes


Marilyn Keller Brings Her Passionate, Roof-Raising Voice to the Walters What drew you to the music industry? I was encouraged by my first music teacher, Mrs. Linda McAllister, to sing, dance, and act. She had so much faith in me and my performance ability, even at five years of age. When the opportunity arose for me to step into a lead vocalist position in a band here in Portland, in 1981—there was no hesitation. What are your fondest musical memories?

“I am at my most joyful when I am singing.” — Marilyn Keller With over 35 years in the music industry, Marilyn Keller’s astonishing voice and power as a performer make her one of the most celebrated musical tours de force in the Northwest. An inductee into the Oregon Jazz Hall of Fame, her versatile repertoire and musical passions traverse R&B, pop, blues, and gospel music. She recently starred in the sold-out production of Regina Taylor’s Crowns at Portland Playhouse: a celebration of song, dance, and African American culture receiving stellar reviews from The Oregonian, Willamette Week, and Broadway World. An indemand vocalist, Keller frequently collaborates with fellow metro area jazz luminaries such as Ezra Weiss and Darrel Grant, and is the vocalist for Black Swan Classic Jazz Band and the Augustana Lutheran Church’s Jazz Quartet. This December, the Walters welcomes Keller for a special performance, highlighting the power of music to inspire and connect us to one another through unity and peace. Here she shares a bit of her musical journey with Cultural Arts staff.

Marilyn Keller will perform on Friday, December 6 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. For more information and tickets visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts. 2

Growing up in a home where love was the order of the day. A large family—five girls, two boys—could be a situation where you could get lost in the hectic shuffle, but not mine. I was given the opportunity to explore the world through books, movies, and my own experiences. Many nights, I fell into bed exhausted, but so happy to have lived the day as it was! Moving from a small town in New Mexico to Portland, Oregon was an eye-opening experience, but I don’t believe I would be as deeply ensconced in the industry had my father and mother not made the decision to move the family. I cannot envision how my path would have taken me to all of the places I have been, as a professional performance artist. You started your career as a Top-40 Band Vocalist. Can you tell me how your musical style transformed into what it is now? Actually, I have the joy of my heritage to thank for my evolution. I discovered at every level of performance ability, that my spiritual/ gospel roots, are the basis of all of the music I was learning to sing. Every facet of contemporary music today, can be traced back to the African-American Diaspora. The blues, jazz, rock & roll, R&B, soul, funk, rap, hip hop, disco, techno-pop―ALL of it has roots in the African Experience here in America. I was fortunate to be invited to share my natural gifts in many different styles, and being someone who only wants to stand and deliver her best, I studied, I listened, I absorbed each and every style I could, and I became a “musical chameleon,” if I may…I invested in vocal instruction technique to learn how to preserve the one and ONLY vocal instrument I will ever possess. I read you have worked with local youth music programs, high school students, and college students. What do you feel is the connection between music and education? Music is education—there is no disconnect. I know beyond a shadow of doubt that music made me capable of so much more academically, athletically, spiritually, and mentally as a student of life! Science has proven through study and application that music opens avenues of thought, fires synapses, builds logical thought processes, and enhances math, language, and science skills. What is one thing you can share about yourself that people may find surprising. I have a wicked sense of humor and JUSTICE is my goal!

2019 – 20 Walters Concert Series

Paula Cole Revolution Tour

Portland Opera to Go: La Bohème

BodyVox: BloodyVox

Celebrating the release of her 10th album, Revolution, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole “is an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it” (Peter Gabriel). With a double-platinum album, This Fire and hit singles Where Have All the Cowboys Gone and I Don’t Want to Wait, her latest album is dedicated to “giving voice to those left behind by history.” Revolution tells a broader story of those put aside due to their gender, age, and race. Autobiographical and personal, Cole’s newest song lyrics and transcendent vocals are sure to cause a stirring of emotions. The Walters Cultural Arts Center Concert Series opener also features selections from Cole’s previous albums and most beloved hits. paulacole.com

Fresh for fall 2019, Portland Opera to Go presents their poignant adaptation of Puccini’s classic story of love and loss in the Latin Quarter, La Bohème. Engaging, accessible, and full of romantic intrigue, La Boheme is a persisting classic whose riveting tale of love and loss has continued to move audiences for over a century. Puccini’s masterpiece concerns the fortunes of four young men whose lives are changed forever when one of them—Rodolfo—falls in love with the girl upstairs. With themes of love, friendship, facing adversity, and coming-of-age, Portland Opera To Go’s La Boheme is an exciting opportunity to introduce younger audiences to opera. The performance is followed by a talk-back opportunity with the performers. Recommended for ages 12 and above. portlandopera.org

Start with a group of beautiful and talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock, a touch of Vampire, and top it off with a healthy dose of hatchets and chainsaws and you get BloodyVox. Described as,“…the city’s most popular and internationally renowned dance troupe” (The Oregonian), BodyVox comes to the Walters with their performance of BloodyVox, led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Channeling Hitchcock, Lugosi, and Karloff and bringing All Hallow’s Eve to life, it’s a real treat for all! Bring friends to hold tight— to protect you from things that go bump in the night! Recommended for ages 10 and above. Performance includes use of strobe light effects in opening act. Preview BloodyVox trailer to get a taste of the show at vimeo.com/206163418. bodyvox.com

Friday, September 27 | 7:30 pm $35 advance | $40 day of show Singer + Songwriter

Saturday, October 5 | 2 pm Matinee $5 suggested donation | 50 minutes Opera, Youth & Family-Friendly

Friday, October 25 | 7:30 pm $20 advance | $25 day of show Modern Dance, Halloween-themed Performance

Hanneke Cassel Band

Friday, November 8 | 7:30 pm | $15 advance | $20 day of show Celtic, Americana Described as “exuberant and rhythmic” by The Boston Globe, Hanneke Cassel is a sought-after international performer and composer whose career spans over two decades. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cuttingedge sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Celtic tradition. Joined by her band—Newfoundland-born guitarist Keith Murphy and cellist Mike Block, acclaimed member of the Grammy Award winning Silk Road Ensemble and hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”—this is a trio not to be missed. hannekecassel.com Box Office: 503-615-3485 | Purchase Tickets Online: www.brownpapertickets.com


2019 – 20 Walters Concert Series

Happy Days are Here Again! Supper Club Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars

Saturday, November 9 | 5:30 pm $125 includes cocktail hour, dinner, and show. The classic American Supper Club experience comes to Downtown Hillsboro on Saturday, November 9. Portland musical theatre legends, Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark, featuring piano accompaniment by David Saffert, star in Happy Days Are Here Again! — a cabaret show celebrating the life and music of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. This supper club event at the Walters Cultural Arts Center brings the finest in regional talent, as well as national performers, to an unforgettable showcase. All proceeds benefit the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment, supporting local creativity.

Correo Aereo

Marilyn Keller

An award winning Latin/World music duo from Seattle, Correo Aereo (Spanish for ‘Air Mail’) combines a stunning array of string and percussive instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “…locked in embrace,” by The Austin Chronicle. 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 to bring a night of unforgettable musical sounds and harmonies. correoaereo.us

Voted into Oregon Jazz Society’s Hall of Fame 2016, vocalist Marilyn Keller brings a special magic to the stage with her mesmerizing presence and flawless vocal stylings. A celebrated musical tour de force, Keller’s multiplicity is one of her greatest assets, on display as a soloist and as a member of NW groups including Black Swan, The Don Latarski Group, Tall Jazz, Tom Grant, Michael Allen Harrison, and the Augustana Jazz Quartet, to name a few. Marilyn’s vocals have been called mesmerizing, flawless, emotional, and ethereal. Don’t miss this chance for an intimate evening with an inspirational performer. marilyntkeller.com

Friday, November 22 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show Traditional + Modern Latin

Friday, December 6 | 7:30 pm $20 advance | $25 day of show Gospel, Jazz, Inspirational

“They create world music with true heart and intelligence.” — Seattle Weekly of Correo Aero

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra

Friday, December 13 | 7:30 pm | $22 advance| $26 day of show Classical, Pops The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra presents their annual holiday concert, showcasing a broad musical selection with the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family. This concert is led by conductor Christian McKee and includes exciting holiday selections that span across multiple genres. The Orchestra is joined by special guest violinist and vocalist, Michelle Alany, who has delighted and wowed audiences worldwide. Specializing in a global acoustic sound that features lush strings, soulful vocals, and rhythmic grooves, Michelle delivers soulful interpretations of traditional and original Sephardic (JudeoSpanish), Balkan, and Israeli songs infused with Austin-Blues stylings. Be sure to get your tickets early for this local holiday favorite! oregonmandolinorchestra.org 4

For full details about our concert series, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

Joe Kye

Friday, January 24 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Violin, Pop, Indie Rock Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, “discharging world[s] of emotion” and delivering “divine messages” with his lush string loops and eclectic style (Guitar World). Kye blends indie rock, jazz, classical, jazz, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that “leaves everyone in awe” (Sac News and Review). With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. Kye’s sound described by The Sacramento Bee as, "A single violinist…one mesmerizing symphony." Join us for an exhilarating night that is sure to be one of the highlights of the season. sori.nyc/joekye

“[ Joe Kye] Leaves everyone in awe.” — Sac News and Review

DJ Prashant & The Jai Ho! Dance Troupe: Experience India

Saturday, February 8 | 2 pm Matinee $5 advance | $8 day of show 50 minutes Bollywood Dance, Youth & Family-Friendly DJ, singer, choreographer, and oneof-a-kind Bollywood entertainer, Prashant has one simple mission, to make people sway and dance to an irresistible blend of world’s greatest dance beats. Prashant’s effervescent personality and charisma instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all generations and backgrounds. Prashant & The Jai Ho! Dance Troupe aspire to create beautiful, inclusive, and engaging high-energy events that bring people of all ages together, celebrating the best of life through shared connection. Get ready for a lively, entertaining matinee performance finishing with an invitation to join the performers in some cool moves. Recommended for ages 6 and up. dreamsperfected.com

Stand and Sway

Friday, February 21 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Soul, Folk, Americana, Roots If Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin had a musical offspring, it would be Americana roots duo Stand and Sway. Steeped in soul, poetry, and harmony, Beth Wood and Ara Lee James blend together in a way that tends to break things: ceilings, hearts, ideas about genres. “Ara Lee is the best singer I’ve heard. Period. But what she does is more than that. To hear her live is gut-wrenching, heart soaring – it’s a spiritual awakening.” (Sue Svendsen, Peninsula Arts Center). Of Beth Wood, The Washington Post writes: “Wood is a musical triple-threat—a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.” The power of these two voices together is undeniable, and their music changes the weather. Prepare for foot-stomping, tear-inducing, mountainsized joy. standandsway.com

Concert concessions available from Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Stay tuned for these upcoming 2020 concerts: Mar 6 DIA DO CHORO Brazilian, Multi-Group Performance $15/$20 Mar 20 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT Acoustic & Fingerstyle Guitar | $18/$22

Apr 4 MICAH AND ME Kindie, Country-Folk, Rock | MATINEE | $5/$8 Apr 24 EUGENIE JONES Singer + Songwriter, Jazz, Great American Songbook | $18/$22

Box Office: 503-615-3485 | Purchase Tickets Online: www.brownpapertickets.com


Creative Impact Workshops

For Washington County Artists and Cultural Organizations Advancing Your Image: Photographing Your Artwork with Rick Paulson


Tuesday, December 3 | 5 – 8 pm

October 22 | 4 – 6 pm | $10 Walters Cultural Art Center

Walters Cultural Arts Center

Good photos of your artwork make your website and show applications shine. Let photographer Rick Paulson take you on a two hour guided tour to show you best practices when photographing your artwork.

hand-made gifts, crafts, and artwork created by local artists

527 East Main Street, Hillsboro


Quickbooks for Nonprofits Webinar With Greg Bosson

November 12 – 14 (desktop version) November 19 – 21 (online version) 11 am – 1 pm | $179/up to $100 off for the first 20

Take advantage of these 3-day webinar courses designed for arts organizations and nonprofit accounting services who support the creative industries. The webinar will cover everything from setting up QuickBooks and entering transactions to advanced uses for the program. Sponsored in part by the City of Beaverton, Tualatin Valley Creates is helping make this workshop accessible by supplementing deep discounts to the first 20 people to register!

Other Upcoming Workshops: 1/16

Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel


Best Practices for Board Engagement


Opening Doors for All Abilities: Adapting Your Arts Programs for People with Disabilities

4/2 – 5/28

Your Keys to Building a Career as an Artist (5-part series)

This worksop series is produced by a partnership of the city of Beaverton Arts Program, City of Hillsboro Cultural Arts Division, and Tualatin Valley Creates.

To register for these and other upcoming workshops, go to tinyurl.com/creativeimpactworkshops 6

Be a Leading Voice in the Community Join the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council 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 HillsboroOregon.gov/HACC in the “About Us” section. Mail it or drop it off at the City Recorder’s office at 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Applications are due by 5 pm on November 12. If you have any questions, or to learn more about eligibility and requirements, contact Melissa Moore at 503-615-3497.

Celebrate the Music of Streisand and Garland this November Happy Days are Here Again! Supper Club Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars Saturday, November 9 Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 • Drinks: 5:30 pm • Dinner: 6:30 pm • Dessert Dash: 7:45 pm • Show: 8:30 pm Tickets are $125 and include cocktail hour hosted by Primrose & Tumbleweeds, dinner buffet, and show. To reserve your tickets for this event, go to BrownPaperTickets.com or call 503-615-3485.

Nostalgia, Wit, and Powerhouse Vocals Take the Stage to Benefit the Arts

About the Endowment:

In 1963, the same year that a young Barbra Streisand released her first Grammy winning album, she appeared on The Judy Garland Show and performed a duet with the show host. The musical medley of Happy Days Are Here Again and Get Happy, by two of the 20th century’s most iconic voices, became an instant classic and the inspiration for this very special supper club more than 50 years later.

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment is dedicated to creating a permanent funding source to support non-profit arts organizations and individual artists working in all genres of art.

Portland musical theater legends Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars are teaming up to celebrate the music of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland at the Happy Days are Here Again! Supper Club on Saturday, November 9. Clark has played definitive leading theatrical roles nationwide, such as Elphaba in the First National Tour of Wicked, Eva Perón in Evita (Northern Stage), and Nancy in Oliver! (5th Avenue Theatre), and has originated roles in two offBroadway musicals. She is a sought-after concert artist described by critics as “plain astonishing” and “a masterful performer” with “powerhouse pipes.” Described as “the golden girl of Portland’s musical theater scene,” Mars is a resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre and has also appeared with the Portland Opera in Sweeney Todd, as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof at Portland Center Stage, and performed with Portland Playhouse. Mars and Clark will be accompanied by pianist David Saffert, who has recently taken the stage as Liberace in Liberace & Liza: A Tribute. Don’t miss this night of artful ambiance, witty repartee, and nostalgia, all while benefitting the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment.

Since 2015, the Endowment has provided funding for EVERY Hillsboro-based non-profit arts organization, as well as for individual artists, to encourage the creative expression of our diverse community. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment is funded by the community, for the community, in partnership with the City of Hillsboro. Contributions to this fund are invested by the Hillsboro Community Foundation (a 501c3 charitable foundation) in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation to optimize fund returns. Every $1000 donated to the Endowment generates about $50 in support for arts and culture every year—FOREVER! Your contribution ensures that ongoing financial support for the arts in Hillsboro will continue to grow. Join us in creating a legacy of culture! 7

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

The Walters showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging local artists year round. A call for new artists is held each October; for more information about the artist call, visit: WaltersGallery.Submittable.com.


ENDOWMENT Be part of the legacy… The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment builds, supports and sustains the future for arts and culture in Hillsboro.

I Love Oregon

Donna Clark, Sandra Pearce, Donna Sires October 1 – November 15


Judy Vogland presents 1971 – 2001 Hillsboro High School Graduates

With works inspired by nature and the majesty of the Northwest, this exhibit highlights three artists that play with elements of atmosphere, luminosity, and reflection in their landscapes and subjects. Mediums range from plein air watercolor, pastel, and oil over copper foil. The resulting combination evokes a feeling of serene calm, giving the viewer an opportunity to stop and reflect on the majestic beauty of Oregon.

December 3 –January 24

First Tuesday Receptions:

December 3 & January 7 | 5 – 8 pm

October 1 & November 5 | 5 – 8 pm

Consider making a planned gift to support and sustain our local arts and culture community.

To learn more, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC

As a highly anticipated sequel to Hillsboro High School’s 2006 exhibit at the Walters Cultural Arts Center titled “Coming Home,” celebrated educator Judy Vogland has gathered together works from over twenty of her former art students who graduated between 1971 and 2001. The exhibit features a diverse array of media from artists working all over America who found their artistic start in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Look Forward, Give Back to the Arts

First Tuesday Receptions:

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment is the result of a partnership between:

Attention Artists:

2020 – 21 Walters Gallery Call opens October 1. See page 12 for more information.

Featured Artists at the Hillsboro Civic Center

The following exhibits are on display in the Hillsboro Civic Center’s Shirley Huffman Auditorium and adjacent gallery wall.

Barbara Mason

September – October This collection of abstract work experiments with use of line, shapes, and negative space while also transforming 2D Solarplate Intaglio prints into 3D forms. 8

City of Hillsboro Employee Show November – December

A celebration of artwork created by staff from the City of Hillsboro.

Creative Connections First Tuesday Art Walk

In the Walters lobby and galleries

Open Poetry Night

In the Walters Upstairs Gallery

First Tuesday of the month | 5 – 8 pm Second Tuesday of the month | 7 – 8 pm First Tuesday Poets and lovers of gallery poetry gather for a receptions at casual evening of the Walters shared inspiration feature art, and poetic live music camaraderie. All are and special invited to sign up activities. for the open mic, Explore art and creativity on all three though respectful listeners are equally floors of the Walters. See page 8 for welcome and appreciated. more info.

Creative Aging: The Significance of Art for the Aging Brain with Elizabeth Higgins

Tuesday, October 15 | 7 pm | Walters Theatre | Free When it comes to preserving our mental and physical abilities as we age, the adage “use it or lose it” has been confirmed by recent studies in the field of neuroscience. Findings from current creativity experts have further strengthened the case for using the arts to improve the quality of life for older adults through creative expression and meaningful social engagement. In this presentation, artist and instructor Elizabeth M. Higgins shares her knowledge about the significance of art for the aging brain, as well as provides an engaging creative activity for attendees.

Holmes for the Holidays: Tales by the Fire with Bag&Baggage Productions

Tuesday, December 17 | 7 pm | Walters Theatre | Free Pull up to the fire and enjoy an evening of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Bag&Baggage actors currently immersed in his world of mystery, wit, and intrigue read favorite passages selected from the complete Holmes series. Be sure to catch Bag&Baggage’s December production of The Games Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays taking place at The Vault Theatre (just down the street from the Walters) from December 5 – 23. bagnbaggage.org

Creative Connections Speaker Series Dates and times listed below.

Spark your creativity with engaging talks and performances— free! This series features creative speakers and topics from all across the creative spectrum: Photo by Rick Iwasaki live storytelling, artist talks, lectures, and more.


every month | 5 – 8 pm | free

ART EXHIBITS October 1 & November 5 I Love Oregon December 3 & January 7 Homecoming ARTIST TALKS & DEMOS LIVE MUSIC BY LOCAL PERFORMERS COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES, DEMOS, & LECTURES ART ACTIVITIES FAMILY FRIENDLY - ALL AGES Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street. Hillsboro (503) 615-3485 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

We’re always adding new offerings to our calendar, so be sure to check Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/CulturalArts for more details about these and other free events and activities this fall for all ages. 9

View From the Top: Documentary Challenges Stereotypes

Why this film? Why now?

Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood tells the emotional story of members of the LGBTQ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and demonstrate their diverse journeys in overcoming physical and figurative mountains. Devin Tau, the director of this documentary, is a gay, Asian-American filmmaker whose storytelling reflects nearly four decades of cultural silence imposed on him by both his native and adopted cultures from his earliest years as an immigrant to the United States. One of the climbers featured in the film, Ryan Stee, is a fourth-generation Oregonian, raised on a farm in a conservative lumber town in Central Oregon. He’s currently a Project Manager with the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department. Tau and Stee recently sat down with Tami Cockeram, the Community Services Manager for the City of Hillsboro and a member of the City’s Equity team, to discuss the film and the upcoming screening at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on November 23. 10

Tau: Same-sex marriage might be the law of the land, but the fight for LGBTQ rights is far from over. The rights we have worked so hard to gain are again being challenged and we are denied our basic humanity. What better way than summiting Mount Hood and show our collective power and say “We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re rising to the top?” Why did you decide to be in Who’s on Top? Stee: I saw the casting call and thought this could be fun, taking the course with people in my community and doing some interviews on film. I quickly realized that the project could be a lot more for me personally. At the time I had already been on a journey of “change,” moving forward and finding reconciliation with various life difficulties, traumas, and realities. As I went through the interview process and in discussion with close friends, I realized this could be a mechanism to “get through” my journey and potentially help “a gay kid in some small town like me.” It was not an easy decision to say yes. The thought of repercussions, exposure, and how my personal life story would be portrayed was terrifying, but if I could have one person have a moment of relief knowing they weren’t the “only one” and “there is someone like me,” that made it worth it to me.

with Strength, Hope, and Resilience “Hope is a much more powerful motivator than fear. That’s true for summiting a

mountain, and it’s true for a society trying to decide how to move forward in the 21st century.” – Devin Tau

What does Mount Hood have to do with promoting a more inclusive society?

What did you learn making this film? What will audiences learn?

Tau: Plenty! It’s an icon of the Pacific Northwest, yet for centuries its access has been limited to an exclusive club of rugged, mostly male, white mountaineers. Our group’s diversity—with non-traditional, non-white, and transgender participants—turns that all-boys club on its head. We prove that being inclusive is an advantage, not a liability.

Tau: Hope is a much more powerful motivator than fear. That’s true for summiting a mountain, and it’s true for a society trying to decide how to move forward in the 21st century. There are tears in this film, but there is laughter, joy, and hope.

Just how hard is it to reach the summit? Tau: Rule #1 is “don’t underestimate Mount Hood!” Our team worked for months to gather equipment and do the kind of training it required. It’s not just the unpredictable weather, which can be mild one minute and wild the next. Climbing down the mountain is just as fraught with danger as the way up. Stee: Being asthmatic, I had the fear of the altitude and difficulty breathing. I trained fairly consistently about eight to ten times a week and focused on the suggested training regime and my own exercise program. I was surprised that physically, the climb was challenging, but not hard. The more difficult part for me was overcoming the mental challenges.

What’s next? Stee: I am still on my journey of reconciling with my past and understanding the internal changes this has caused. All good by the way! I want to use this experience and my story to somehow help people. What this looks like I am not quite sure yet, but I do know spreading a message about kindness, compassion, understanding, and empathy for others is important to me. I’m excited to see what develops as a result of this film and how I can be a part of the larger discussion about diversity. And on a side note: I have three peaks on my list to climb next season. Needless to say mountaineering is my new hobby. Tau: On behalf of the cast, crew, and all the stakeholders in the film, I want to thank the City of Hillsboro for being such a generous sponsor in supporting Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood..

Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood will hold a private, ticketed screening at the Walters Cultural Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5 pm. Ten pairs of tickets have been reserved at a first come, first served basis. Please sign-up at: nosunrisewasted.com/hillsboro to get your free tickets. 11

Opportunities for Local Artists Walters Artisan Pop-up Shop

The Walters Cultural Arts Center is seeking artists and artisans to feature in their December Artisan Pop-up Shop. The Pop-up Shop provides a space for artists to sell small work, including ceramics, jewelry, found object art, toys, prints and reproductions, woodworking, glass items, handmade soaps and candles, culinary creations, and more. The Pop-up Shop will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 5 – 8 pm. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on October 18, 2019. Apply online at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters.

Call to Artists for the “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase The City of Hillsboro is seeking submissions of two-dimensional works of art to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Limited edition archival reproductions of the original will be presented as gifts to dignitaries visiting Hillsboro and during the official City trips throughout the world. Designating artwork as an official gift emphasizes Hillsboro’s pride in its creative community.

Autumn Hints, Harley Talkington 2019 Purchase

Existing two-dimensional, original artwork is eligible for submission. The artwork should represent the characteristic landscape, city views, people, and/or places of Hillsboro. The purchase price cannot exceed $750. Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the Civic Center auditorium where the City Council meets. The work for purchase will be selected from the finalists on view. The finalists’ work is for sale, and can be purchased by City departments or the public. See full details on how to submit your entries at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt Submission Deadline – 5 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019.

2020 – 2021 Walters’ Gallery Season

From October 1 – November 30, interested artists may apply online at: WaltersGallery.Submittable.com. All applications are due by 5 pm on November 30. 2019. 12


Artisan Bazaar FRIDAY


Local Artisans

Hillsboro Community Senior Center 750 SE 8th Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97123 503-615-1090

December 6 5 – 8 pm

8th Avenue Gifts Hot Food & Snacks Holiday Entertainment Friday Night Tasting

December 7 9 am – 3 pm


Opening on October 1, the Walters Cultural Arts Center is accepting applications from both individuals and groups for its 2020-21 gallery season. The Walters’ Gallery seeks to display original fine art and strives to represent a diverse selection of both emerging and established voices and perspectives in the arts community. Artwork should be engaging to a broad public audience of all ages (including young children) and suitable for display in a multi-function space that also hosts workshops, weddings, meetings, and Carmen Sonnes other private and public events. The Walters Gallery provides a public showplace for the arts and is a vibrant representation of the City of Hillsboro’s commitment to arts and culture.




FriendsOfHillsboroSeniors.com Proceeds to benefit meal and wellness programs provided at the Senior Center.

Plan Your Arts Month Adventure The research is in: creative experiences are good for you—anything from watching a play to attending a concert, painting a landscape to learning a new recipe. Art boosts your mood, makes memories that bind you to friends and family, raises test scores, and fosters empathy.1 Knowing this, how will you celebrate Hillsboro Arts Month? Find some suggestions below or follow your own creative path by visiting our full calendar of events at HillsboroArtsMonth.org.

Arts Month Family Fun On October 5, start your Saturday with a walk through Orenco Woods Nature Park and take time for a game of hide and seek in the colossal stickwork sculpture, Head Over Heels (above right), the number one selfie spot in Hillsboro and a great backdrop for a creative family portrait. Enjoy the fall weather with a picnic in the park, or head downtown for wood-fired pizzas at Pizzario before catching La Boheme at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. A production of Portland Opera To Go, this fun, all-ages staging features a shortened version of the classic opera entertaining for younger audiences. Cap off your outing with a shared chocolate fondue or handmade treat from Study of Sweets on 2nd Street. On Sunday, bring the family to enjoy live music and a delicious brunch from market vendors at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market at Orenco. Once you’ve fueled up, your crew will be ready to head down to the studio for a ceramics class—everyone can make their own ceramic cup, plate, and bowl (for ages 8+) with Jenny Champlin at Sequoia Gallery + Studios (above center, sign up in advance.

Arts Fun for 18 and up On October 19 and 20, over fifty local artists open the doors to their private studios during the Washington County Open Studios Tour, including fourteen artists and two galleries in

Hillsboro. The event is free, and a great way to be inspired, learn about the art-making process, and find unique pieces of art for your home or gifts. Make plans to visit studios on Saturday, then enjoy award-winning Japanese food at Syun or South Indian wine and curries at Virundhu. After dinner, head down Main Street to catch Bag&Baggage Production’s October play, A Clockwork Orange. On Sunday, visit a few more studios, then put what you learned in the studios to use by trying a wine and paint class at Clark’s Bistro and Pub or Oak Knoll Winery.

Weeknight Creative Experiences If you can’t wait until the weekend for a night of creative fun, join us for ArtFest on October 1 from 5 to 8 pm. Part of First Tuesday at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, the evening features live music, food trucks, and new art exhibits, along with special performances on the stage and handson activities. Then head downtown to visit other Hillsboro locations featuring work by local artists, live music, and more. For another Tuesday break, stop by for a drink and appetizers at Primrose and Tumbleweeds in downtown Hillsboro before heading next door to Lines Studio for a drop-in Salsa dance class. Beginner’s classes are 7 – 8 pm, and Intermediate classes are 8 – 9 pm.

Americans for the Arts, 2017, Art Facts: SAT Scores and the Arts 1999-2015, AmericansfortheArts.org; Americans for the Arts, 2008, Arts Programs in US Hospitals, AmericansfortheArts.org; Emanuele Castano and David Comer Kidd, 2013. Readomg Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind, newschool.edu



October 5 12 – 7 pm

Influence Open Mic

Catherine Bede Gallery


Portland Opera to Go

STAGES presents Radium Gir

Hillsboro Arts Month Calendar OCTOBER 1


Festival: Kick off Hillsboro Arts Month with ArtFest at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, with the opening of the “I Love Oregon” exhibit, along with stage performances, art activities and demos, and food trucks. 5 – 8 pm. Free.

Festival: Celebrate Hillsboro’s harvest at OrenKoFest. Food, drinks, live music, activities, and a “Masskrugstemmen,” or stein holding contest. Orenco Station Plaza. 12 – 7 pm. All ages. Free.

Visual Arts: Enjoy First Tuesday Artwalk – receptions of new exhibits with featured monthly artists at over 15 locations in downtown Hillsboro, including the Walters Cultural Arts Center, Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Influence Gallery, and Catherine Bede Gallery. 5 – 8 pm. Free.

OCTOBER 4 – 13 Theater: STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents Radium Girls, a fastmoving theatrical ensemble piece about greed, wealth, the environment, science, and courage. HART Theater. 7 – 9 pm. $12.

OCTOBER 4 – 25 Music: Express yourself at Influence Music Hall and Gallery’s Open Mic Nights. Fridays, 7 – 10 pm. All ages, (minors until 9 pm). Sign-up starts at 7 – first come, first served. Free.

OCTOBER 5 – 27 Festival: Visit the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets, Saturdays on Main Street in downtown Hillsboro (9 – 1 pm), and Sundays at Orenco Station (10 – 2 pm). Music and activities scheduled weekly. Free.


Family: Fall in love with an all- ages adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme, presented by Portland Opera to Go. With themes of love, friendship, facing adversity, and coming of age, La Boheme is an opportunity to introduce young audiences to opera. Walters Cultural Arts Center. Ages 12+. 2 pm. $5 suggested donation. Food: Learn how to make “drunken pumpkin” cake, a fall bestseller at Decadent Creations Bakery. Make marzipan, rum ganache, candied frosting, and more. 11 am – 1 pm. $55. Ages 10+. Literary: Hillsboro Reads Keynote Address: Cyborg Anthropology & Calm Technology, presented by advocate, speaker, and author, Amber Case. Brookwood Library. 2 – 3 pm. Free. Theater: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever! Be a part of this special play starring STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy. You’re invited to the biggest birthday celebration of the year – but in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens! Christian Church of Hillsboro. 11 am – 12:30 pm & 1 – 2:30 pm. $1. All ages.

Visual Art: Artist Trading Cards are small unique conceptual art projects exchanged and collected by the card makers. Learn some great techniques to create your own themed 2.5 by 3.5 inch art works to make and trade with others. No art experience necessary, all art media welcome, anyone can be an artist with an ATC! Brookwood Library. 4 – 6 pm. For adults and teens ages 12+

OCTOBER 8 Literary Arts: Share an evening of poetry and conversation with regional writers and readers at Open Poetry Night. Walters Cultural Arts Center. 7 – 8:30 pm. Free. All ages, all are welcome. Visual Art: Get creative with Make and Take Tuesday at Brookwood Library. Construct, design, and craft with your friends and family. Bring your projects to work on or use supplies provided. 3 – 5 pm. Free.

OCTOBER 10 – 27 Theater: Enjoy Bag&Baggage’s presentation of an updated adaptation of A Clockwork Orange at the Vault Theater. Tickets are $32.

OCTOBER 11 Music: Come share your talent at Open Mic Night, hosted by Tim Trautman. Music, comedy, poetry, and more. Primrose & Tumbleweeds. 7 – 10 pm. Free.

For more details about these and other October events, visit HillsboroArtsMonth.org

rls Hillsboro Reads Keynote Amber Case

Unplug & Paint

Meditation with David Eby

Bodyvox: “BloodyVox”




History: Dress up and dance the night away at The Time Travelers’ Ball, a benefit for the Hillsboro Historical Society. Ballroom instruction from 4 – 6 pm. Ball begins at 7 pm with dancing at 9 pm. Celebrate history, diversity, and fun! $20-25 adults/$10 children/children under 5 admitted for free. 7 – 10 pm at Odd Fellows Lodge.

Dance: Have a great time, regardless of experience! Hillsboro Contra dancing starts with instructions, then learn-asyou-go with your fellow dancers. Live music. Hillsboro Odd Fellows Lodge. 7 – 10:30 pm. All ages. Donations accepted.

Fiber Arts: Join Westside Quilters Guild and guest speakers for Show and Tell, Block of the Month, and door prizes. New Life Baptist Church. 6:30 – 9 pm. All ages. Free.

Visual Arts: Learn techniques to let go of stress and relax into creativity with this watercolor workshop taught by local artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller. Brookwood Library. Teens and adults. 3 – 5 pm. Free. Fiber Arts: Learn fabric and fiber projects from other knitters, crocheters, sewers, and more at the Fabric and Fibers Meet-up. Basic supplies and equipment provided. Drop-in. Brookwood Library. 10 am – 2 pm. Free. Literary: Diverse Voices Book Group. Join in reading diverse books followed by friendly discussion. All are welcome! Brookwood Library. 11 am – 2 pm. Free.

OCTOBER 14 Music: Learn to relax with cellist and meditation expert, David Eby, as he guides you through meditation techniques and musical performance. Hillsboro Civic Center Auditorium. Noon – 1 pm. Free. All are welcome.


OCTOBER 19 – 20


Art: Go exploring! Washington County’s Open Studios Tour features over 50 artists who open their studios to discovery, discussion, and delight. 11 am – 5 pm. Free.

Film: The documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addictions. A facilitated discussion follows. Brookwood Library, 6 – 8:30 pm. Free.



Dance: Join Griffin’s Place for their annual Halloween dance, costume, and craft party! Enjoy friends, food, music, dancing, and crafts. Hillsboro Community Senior Center. 5 – 7 pm. $10. All ages.

Dance: Revel in a Halloween-themed performance of BodyVox: BloodyVox, by one of Portland’s most celebrated dance troupes. Includes strobe lights. Walters Cultural Arts Center. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. $20- $25. Ages 10 and up.

Theater: Celebrate the 7th year of HART Theater’s Page to Stage with a performance of this year’s chosen work by a local playwright. HART Theater. 7:30 pm. Food: Learn how to make frightfully delicious monster cookies – just in time for Halloween. Bring home approximately 6 cookies to enjoy with friends and family – or give away as treats! Collective Kitchen. Noon – 1:30 pm. $35. Ages 7+.

OCTOBER 28 Family: Join Griffin’s Place for Art Night Pumpkin Painting at Brookwood Library. 6 – 7:30 pm. $5.

OCTOBER 30 Food: Make fresh-baked, Halloweenthemed donuts with Mindy Simmons. Create a half-dozen spooky, gooey, donut-y treats to take home. Collective Kitchen. 3:30 – 5 pm. $35. Ages 8+.

View new and ongoing art exhibits at one of Hillsboro’s many wonderful galleries.

Catherine Bede Gallery. Featured artists include Catherine Bede, Nyell LeFore, Barbara Martin, Polly Shaw, Elizabeth Higgins, Amy Osborne, Lyric Joplin, Carole Zenny and Lori Hicke. Mixed media. Sequoia Gallery + Studios. Ongoing exhibits showcase abstract paintings by Benita Cole, along with Emerald Print Exchange, Sequoia Gallery’s partnership with Whittaker Printmakers and Print Arts Northwest.

Brookwood Library Gallery. View the world through a different lens with ongoing photography exhibit, “REMOVED”, by Eric Pickersgill. Walters Cultural Arts Center. The “I Love Oregon” exhibit celebrates Oregon’s natural beauty, with paintings in oil and watercolor by local artists Donna Sires, Sandra Pearce, and Donna L. Clark. 15

Elemental Sequence dedicated in AmberGlen Park

The New Vision Dance Company performs in front of “Elemental Sequence” at the dedication ceremony.

Sky blue scarves traced arcs in the air as the graceful dancers of New Vision Dance Company inaugurated the sculpture, Elemental Sequence, by Dann Nardi. With an original dance choreographed specifically for the artwork, the dancers flowed around and through the sculpture, using their movements to complement the varied spaces of the sculpture and bring the artwork to life. Integrating the element of dance created a deeper appreciation of the beauty of the sculpture and created a truly memorable experience for the crowd gathered for the dedication of the new artwork in AmberGlen Park (20025 NE Gibbs Drive, Hillsboro). Mayor Steve Callaway thanked the youth dancers for their artistry, and thanked the children present as the future of the city.

Above: Mayor Steve Callaway speaks at the dedication. Below: Artist Dann Nardi smiles as he watches the ceremony. Photos by Rick Paulson

Dave Miletich, Director of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, praised Nardi as a “man for all seasons,” determinedly building his sculpture through unseasonable heat waves and thunderstorms, and even a flood caused by a broken irrigation line. Miletich highlighted the importance of bringing the vitality of arts and culture to all parts of the city, including this new and growing neighborhood on the city’s eastern edge. Artist Dann Nardi has over fifteen public art pieces spread throughout the country. He said that Elemental Sequence was a once in a lifetime opportunity for an artist to have a true collaboration with the places and the people he encounters. He hoped that the artwork would feel a part of Hillsboro and be enjoyed for years to come. Elemental Sequence is a new landmark in the city’s landscape, one that creates a moment of contemplation and inspires an appreciation for the ever changing light and shadows of our landscape.


Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station

October 5 12-7 pm


Winter Village

Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station November 29 – January 5

Outdoor Ice Ska�ng and More! Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WinterVillage

Arts & Culture Leadership Forum:

Focus on Festivals & Events

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5 - 8 pm Walters Cultural Arts Center

Join your arts & culture colleagues for an evening of appetizers and lively discussion about producing cultural festivals and special events. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to hacc@hillsboro-oregon.gov or (503) 615-3419. 17

Youth Classes – Clay & Painting Clay Kids: Bowls, Plates & Mugs

Play, explore, and make art you can actually use every day! Discover the joy of clay in this exciting class. Bring home your ceramic creations to enjoy and share. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 8155 Thu 9/26 – 10/24 No class 10/10 $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Walters Arts Education

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.

Explore techniques that famous artists use to make their images and ideas come to life—and let them inspire you! Create bold colors and experiment with brushwork, shape, line, texture, and so much more. A joyful, empowering way to dive into foundations of painting and creative expression.

3:45 – 5:15 pm

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

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.


4 – 5:15 pm

Beginning Painting

Clay pieces are ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends and can be picked ups on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 8182 Thu 9/26 – 10/17 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

Discover the joy of painting through favorite stories! Using beloved picture books as inspiration, experiment with 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 8183 Thu 11/14 – 12/12 No class 11/28 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

Clay Kids

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 8151 Thu 11/7 – 12/5 No class 11/28 $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident

Let’s Paint: Art & Story

4 – 5:15 pm

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 8185 Mon 10/21 – 11/18 No class 11/11 $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Translation Services Available! 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.

Servicios de traducción disponibles! ¡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.

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

Youth Classes – Drawing, Performance & Music Beginning Drawing

Theatre Games

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. An empowering, engaging introduction to drawing and creative expression.

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 8186 Wed 10/23 – 11/20 $52 Resident, $65 Non-Resident

Laugh hard, play, and take your imagination to new places! Set your creativity free with engaging theatre games and activities while exploring great 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!

3:45 – 5:15 pm

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 8189 Mon 11/18 – 12/9 $42 Resident, $55 Non-Resident

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Beginning Guitar

Have fun, meet new friends, and gain confidence exploring empowering acting skills! Discover how performers bring characters to life using voice, imagination, movement, and teamwork! Work together to support each other onstage and take audiences on exciting journeys. A new acting adventure every week! 6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 8188 Mon 11/18 – 12/9 $39 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 8191 Tue 10/22 – 11/19 $54 Resident, $67 Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Let’s Act

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 take you far in a fun, supportive environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier).

4 – 5:30 pm

3:30 – 4:20 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


Adult Classes – Ceramics 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. All materials provided in clay classes.

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. Grow your skills class by class as you create cups, plates, and bowls and personalize your creations using color and texture. Amaze yourself with how far you’ll go in this inspiring, in-depth class focused on the wonders of the wheel.

Walters Arts Education

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 8193 Tue 10/1 – 11/19 4 – 6 pm 8208 Tue 10/1 – 11/19 6:30 – 8:30 pm $124 Resident, $144 Non-Resident $82 Senior Resident, $98 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing

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 8194 Mon 9/30 – 11/4 6:30 – 8:30 pm $105 Resident, $127 Non-Resident $70 Senior Resident, $87 Senior Non-Resident

All pieces from Walters ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends.

New! Intro to Handbuilding Intensive

Immerse yourself in the art of ceramic handbuilding! Express yourself and discover the tangible rewards of creating with clay while designing, making, and glazing bowls, cups, plates, and more. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced student wanting to work on projects to take your skills to new places, this class is for you. Set your creativity loose as you explore fundamental techniques and create art both beautiful and functional. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 8173 Tues 9/24 – 10/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm $105 Resident, $127 Non-Resident $70 Senior Resident, $87 Senior Non-Resident

New! Beginning Figure Sculpture

Explore the rewards of figure sculpture! Composition, anatomy, and design combine in this exciting, all new class for beginners. Discover how to bring faces and forms to life in clay by diving into foundational skills to help you create balance, proportion, expression, movement, and more. Gain essential ceramic skills, flex your creativity, and launch your sculpture skills! 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 8174 Tue 11/12 – 12/17 6:30 – 8:30 pm $98 Resident, $117 Non-Resident $65 Senior Resident, $80 Senior Non-Resident

Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 20 20

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

Adult Classes – Ceramics & Painting Fall Ceramic Open Studio

Flex your Clay-tivity with independent studio time! A time to work independently on projects in the clay studio and wheel room with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance. Meet new people, explore new skills, and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided time in the studio. The Walters Cultural Arts Center provides this opportunity for ceramic students to independently practice techniques learned in previous classes. Updated Guidelines Note: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult enrolled in the same Open Studio session. Open Studio is open to students who have completed two Walters Ceramic classes, are proficient in the subject they are signing up for (handbuilidng or wheel), and have the skills and experience to work independently, including safe use and handling of equipment and tools. Clay and Open Studio Guidelines brochure available at the Walters front desk. By signing up for Open Studio you are agreeing to the guidelines outlined in the brochure for studio use.

Beginning Watercolor: Focus on Color

Wheel & Handbuilding Studio Use 8207 Wed 10/30 – 12/11 5:30 – 8:30 pm No Open Studio on 11/27 Handbuilding only 8206 Wed 10/30 – 12/11 5:30 – 8:30 pm No Open Studio on 11/27 $65 Resident, $79 Non-Resident $42 Senior Resident, $53 Senior Non–Resident Tuition includes glaze and kiln firing for pieces made in Open Studio. Participants purchase their clay through the Walters Cultural Arts Center: $16/bag

Beginning Watercolor

Paint with freedom and joy— whether you’re a complete beginner or have some previous experience. Explore your creativity through the unique possibilities of watercolor and discover empowering approaches to painting. Experiment with a range of techniques and possibilities: brushwork, texture, mood, color, and more!

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 8196 Thu 9/19 – 10/17 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 8198 Wed 10/16 –11/20 9:30 am – 12:30 pm $114 Resident, $134 Non-Resident $71 Senior Resident, $90 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm

Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts?

Walters Arts Education

Dive into color this fall! Experiment with color mixing, composition, brush work, and more. Gain confidence as you express your personal style in a supportive class environment. Perfect for students who have always wanted to grab a brush—or who would like fresh inspiration. A freeing, joyful approach to painting.

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.

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

Want to Volunteer? Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ParksVolunteer or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503-615-3479 or Sarah.Delepine@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov. Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Adult Classes – Painting 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.

Beginning Watercolor: Exploring Color

Unleash your creativity through the power of color! Discover how to re-create the vibrant, beautiful hues in nature that capture your imagination. Through easy, empowering exercises explore practical and empowering techniques to mix colors, and match them to your favorite subject matter. A rewarding class for beginners and experienced watercolor painters alike.

Walters Arts Education

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 8199 Wed 10/2 – 10/30 4 – 5:30 pm $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident $39 Senior Resident, $51 Senior Non-Resident

New! Intermediate Watercolor

Take your creativity to new heights! Expand upon your knowledge of color, brushwork, composition, and elements of design. Designed for painters with basic watercolor skills who want to gain new inspiration, grow their skills and go further. A freeing, joyful approach to painting. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 8175 Thu 11/7 – 12/12 No class 11/28 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm

Classes that include a supply list are indicated with a paintbrush symbol: When registering, refer to Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for the supply list. 22

New! Watercolor Painting Studio

Make time for your creativity! Refresh your inspiration while enjoying the rewards of painting alongside others in a supportive, encouraging studio environment. Ask questions of an experienced teaching artist and receive gentle guidance, creative camaraderie, and momentum to take your art to the next level! Bring your own supplies and an independent watercolor project to work on. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 8176 Wed 10/16 –11/20 1:30 – 4:30 pm $104 Resident, $112 Non-Resident $63 Senior Resident, $81Senior Non-Resident

Beginning 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. Surprise yourself with how far you go in each class! 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8152 Mon 9/16 – 10/28 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 9/30 8156 Tue 9/17 – 10/29 4 – 6 pm No class 10/1 8157 Mon 11/4 – 12/16 4 – 6 pm No class 11/11 $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

New! Beginning Acrylics: Focus on Animals

Let your creativity run wild and discover the joy of painting animals. Play, experiment, and discover the rich colors and flexibility that make acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable. Explore foundational painting techniques with a beginnerfriendly approach. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8168 Mon 9/16 – 10/28 No class 9/30 $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

4 – 6 pm

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

Adult Classes – Painting 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.

New! Beginning Acrylics: Under the Sea

Dive into the beauty of the ocean! Play with color, bend light, and infuse your images with movement as rich colors and flexibility make acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable. Explore foundational painting techniques with a beginnerfriendly approach.

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8169 Tue 9/17 – 10/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 10/1 $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

New! Beginning Acrylics: Exploring Sunsets

Capture color bouncing off clouds as the setting sun makes its own fireworks! Sunsets stir the imagination and create outstanding opportunities to explore the rewarding possibilities of acrylics. Explore color, composition, brushwork, and more with a beginner-friendly approach. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8171 Tue 11/5 – 12/10 $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

4 – 6 pm

New! Acrylics: Painting on Fabric

New! Beginning Acrylics: Beauty of Trees

Immersing your imagination in trees is one of the best ways for beginning artists to explore color, light, texture, and more. Trees are found in almost every landscape and are freeing, flexible, and rewarding to bring to life. Explore foundational painting techniques with a beginner-friendly approach. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8170 Mon 11/4 – 12/16 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 11/11 $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident Classes that include a supply list are indicated with a paintbrush symbol: . When registering, refer to Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for the supply list.

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 8177 Wed 11/6 – 11/20 4 – 5:30 pm $40 Resident, $53 Non-Resident $26 Senior Resident, $36 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Watercolor: Exploring Color

Unleash your creativity through the power of color! Discover how to re-create the vibrant, beautiful hues in nature that capture your imagination. Through easy exercises, explore practical and empowering techniques to mix colors, and match them to your favorite subject matter. A rewarding class for beginners and experienced watercolor painters alike. Supplies included.

Walters Arts Education

Express your creativity while making functional art. Explore the rich possibilities of the medium and experiment with design techniques like stenciling, stamp resist, texturizing, and more in this new, instantly gratifying class. Gain empowering painting skills in a short amount of time and leave with creations to wear and enjoy.

Adult & Senior Hillsboro Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 8203 Thu 10/3 – 10/31 10 – 11:30 am $32 Senior Resident, $42 Senior Non-Resident $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Adult Classes – Drawing, Music, Crafting Beginning Drawing

Draw out your inner artist! Bring images to life through this empowering, step-by-step approach to drawing. Discover how to break images down to their simplest parts as you explore composition, line, shading, and more. Surprise yourself with how far you’ll go as you unleash your creativity and build new drawing skills and confidence. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8200 Tue 11/5 – 12/10 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

Felting Animals

Walters Arts Education

Felting animals is creative, tactile (possibly meditative), and instantly gratifying! Sculpt with wool and create furry friends— with or without armature. Make a teddy bear, humming bird, or even a creature from your imagination—just don’t feed the artwork! Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 8201 Mon 10/21 – 11/18 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 11/11 $59 Resident, $74 Non-Resident $37 Senior Resident, $50 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

New! Beginning Jewelry: Beading and Design

Express your creativity with art you can wear! Unleash your creativity, explore the foundations of jewelry design, and begin making your own creations right away. Experiment with tools, individual expression, color, texture, and more. An engaging new activity every day! 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 8179 Thu 9/26 – 10/24 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

New! Beginning Jewelry: Design and Fabrication

Express your style and experience the joy of making beautiful, metal based jewelry! Experiment with approaches to design, use of easily accessible tools, weaving, wire wrapping, creating chains, and more (without soldering). Discover the rewards of working with your hands and unleashing your creativity to create wearable art! Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 8180 Thu 11/7 – 12/12 No class 11/28 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

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 and confidence, and flexing your creativity. Bring your own guitar. 17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 8202 Tue 10/22 – 11/19 5:45 – 7 pm $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident $29 Senior Resident, $37 Senior Non-Resident


6 – 8 pm

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

6 – 8 pm

ArtFest 2019

October 1 | 5 – 8 pm | Free

Walters Cultural Arts Center | 527 East Main Street

Hillsboro Arts Month’s kickoff event is joining up with First Tuesday Artwalk, with performances, activities, artist pop-ups, food trucks, and more!

For more information, visit HillsboroArtsMonth.org.

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

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.hill@hillsboro-oregon.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Jean Lasswell, Chair Joan Callaway, Vice Chair Ramon Cancel Ajoy Chakrapani Martin Conley Tracy Francis BJ Jeddeloh Jeff Jurrens See Eun Kim Tonya Macalino Gayle Nachtigal Pamela Padilla Venkatesh Naik Dawn Sellers Ellie Villaraldo, YAC Representative Cultural Arts Staff Nancy Nye, Arts, Culture & Events Senior Manager Michele McCall-Wallace, Cultural Arts Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative & Walters Rentals Bridie Harrington, Walters Arts Education & Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor Melissa Moore, Community Arts Supervisor Valerie Otani, Public Arts Supervisor Cultural Arts Program Support Staff LeAnn Alsop Tracy Andrews Mirabai Collins Jen Champlin Joel Gordon Randi Hering-Soot Aimee Herrington Alice Hill Lindsey Holcomb Nikki Iadarola Mark Jackson Cindy Morales-Lee Amy Thompson ON THE COVER: Eva and Mauricio Valadrian. Photo by Rick Paulson PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.


COPYRIGHT 2019, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.

2019 – 20 WALTERS CONCERT SERIES Folk, Jazz, Soul, Roots, Americana, Opera, Dance & More... Sep 27 PAULA COLE – Revolution Tour Singer + Songwriter | $35/$40

Oct 5


Opera, Youth & Family-Friendly | MATINEE $5 suggested donation

Oct 25 BODYVOX: BloodyVox

Paula Cole

Modern Dance, Halloween-themed Performance $20/$25

Nov 8 HANNEKE CASSEL BAND Celtic, Americana | $15/$20

Nov 22 CORREO AEREO Traditional + Modern Latin | $15/$20 Dec 6


Gospel, Jazz, Inspirational | $20/$25

Dec 13 OREGON MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA Classical, Pops | $22/$26 Jan 24 JOE KYE Violin, Pop, Indie Rock | $18/$22 Feb 8


Bollywood Dance, Youth & Family-Friendly MATINEE | $5/$8

Feb 21 STAND AND SWAY Soul, Folk, Americana, Roots | $18/$22

Portland Opera to Go

Mar 6 DIA DO CHORO Brazilian, Multi-Group Performance $15/$20 Mar 20 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT Acoustic & Fingerstyle Guitar | $18/$22 Apr 4


Kindie, Country-Folk, Rock | MATINEE $5/$8


Apr 24 EUGENIE JONES Singer + Songwriter, Jazz, Great American Songbook | $18/$22

To Purchase Tickets Call: 503-615-3485 | Online: BrownPaperTickets.com Walk-up: 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Marilyn Keller

Friday concerts begin at 7:30 pm | Matinees begin at 2 pm For complete information, visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

Concert concessions available from Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Joe Kye

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