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HillsboroARTS Summer 2013

Hillsboro Plein Air:

Fresh Air, Fresh View Artist Spotlight:

Meet Julie Keefe Classes for All Ages Summer Concerts Happy Hour for the Arts Public Art at Hillsboro Ballpark



HillsboroARTS Mission HillsboroARTS will be 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 We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Board Elizabeth Oberlin, Chair Carol Loughner, Vice Chair Marcia Arganbright Ed Arrington Deborah Clarke Cindy Dauer Debby Garman Bernie Kuehn BJ Jeddeloh Christine Martell Barbara Mason Anita Menon Lynn Scheller Doug Sellers Bryan Welsh Cultural Arts Program Staff Christina Caravaca, Program Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative Assistant Walters Cultural Art Center Bridie Harrington, Program Supervisor Stephanie Adams, Facility Supervisor Gayle Ritt, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Maggie Chapin, Program Supervisor Melissa Moore, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Public Art Program Valerie Otani, Public Art Program Supervisor ON THE COVER: Painter at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Hillsboro Plein Air 2012. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE: Photos were taken by Walters and HACC staff unless otherwise indicated. All photo rights reserved. COPYRIGHT 2013, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.

Manager’s Note Cristina Caravaca | Cultural Arts Program Manager City of Hillsboro | Parks and Recreation Department | Cultural Arts Division

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 new 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 that for the entire Hillsboro community, including: youth and adult art education and training; nurturing of local arts organizations; increased access to local, regional and national artists; 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 communitycentered education in the arts. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council To promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council 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. Hillsboro Public Art Program Public art is a powerful tool for meeting the goals of Hillsboro’s community plans. Memorable public places strengthen our community. Often referred to as “third places,” they are the places that are neither home nor work. These social spaces attract us to downtown, enliven our neighborhoods, enhance our experiences in parks, inform us about the history and peoples of our place and celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity.



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Fresh Air, Fresh View The annual Plein Air competition gives artists the opportunity to work in unique settings with public interaction.

Primrose & Tumbleweeds Hosts Happy Hour for the Arts Barometer Welcomes Visitors to Hillsboro Ballpark

Interactive public art entertains and delights visitors with light and sound.

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Walters Gallery Exhibits


Artist Spotlight: Meet Julie Keefe


First Tuesday House Concerts at the Walters


Walters Spoken Word Series


Arts Education


Instructor Spotlight: Meet Alice Hill


Youth Arts Education Classes


Teen/Adult Education Classes


Arts Workshops/ Classes at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center

Walters Arts Education

Walters Cultural Arts Center Phone: 503-615-3485 Facebook: WCACHillsboro Twitter: WaltersCAC



Walters Gallery Exhibits Exhibits are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. An artist reception is held for each show on the First Tuesday of each month and features live entertainment and catering by Claeys Catering. The events are free and open to the public.

Painting by Bonnie Burbidge

Photography by Pamela Brown Wilkinson will be featured in the gallery.

Instructor Spotlight Art Exhibition

Hello Neighbor and Pamela Brown Wilkinson – Photography

July 2 – 30

The anticipated exhibit of fine art and craft by Arts Center instructors highlights the belief that the arts create community. Nowhere is that more apparent than in our classes for youth and adults. Artists and art-lovers of all ages and levels come together to express themselves through drawing, painting, ceramics, and more—and our instructors are all accomplished artists themselves. The Arts Center’s annual Instructor Exhibition showcases the artwork of our talented teaching artists. Come see instructor Gerald Sticka’s realistic acrylic wildlife paintings, Alice Hill’s engaging drawings, Instructor Victoria Shaw Bonnie Burbidge’s and Sue Anne Seckora’s richly rendered watercolors — and much more!


August 6 – September 24

Explore your world and neighbors through a new set of eyes this summer at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Photographer and Portland’s first Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe designed her project, “Hello Neighbor,” to introduce South Meadows Middle School students to their community by interviewing and photographing people they admire. In turn, Keefe creates portraits of the students. The portraits challenge us to appreciate the rich stories behind the faces of our neighbors. Hillsboro based photographer Pamela Brown Wilkinson has devoted a major portion of her life to capturing images from nature that are both beautiful and fascinating. As an artist she’s drawn to landscapes and compositions that inspire strong feelings, as well as reflection, wonder, and “Hello Neighbor” photograph by even laughter. Julie Keefe.

“Julie’s work...inhabits and speaks back to the community it directly represents.”

Artist Spotlight

Meet Julie Keefe Julie Keefe moved to Oregon from Iowa in the mid ‘80s with a degree in writing. Moving into her new North Portland neighborhood, Julie soon found herself putting down the pen and picking up the camera. She was keen to document in an intimate way her own vibrant, changing community through photography, and to engage young people through her work as a teaching artist. Described as a “cultural ambassador” by former mayor Sam Adams, Julie was recognized for the impact of her art and work with middle school students, becoming Portland’s first Creative Laureate this past January. Though she’s recently been named as one of the 100 Most Creative People by a business and design magazine, Fast Company, Julie’s work for the most part exists outside of the gallery scene—it inhabits and speaks back to the community it directly represents.

Meadows Middle School, and the Washington County 4-H, has been a powerful example of how the arts and community can deepen and strengthen each other. The striking large-scale portraits and quotes have been engaging passersby already this year on Main Street, but from August 6 to September 24, the Walters Cultural Arts Center invites you to experience the moving photographs of Hello Neighbor up close, in an intimate gallery setting. During this same time, the second Walters gallery space will also feature the dynamic landscape photography of Hillsboro based artist, Pamela Wilkinson.

Julie’s Hello Neighbor project in Hillsboro (previous page) in collaboration with Keefe’s inspiring work with youth creating photos and hand-written statements have gained her notice as one of the 100 Most Creative People. students from South

Hello Neighbor First Tuesday Reception: Members of the community are invited to attend a (free) opening reception every “First Tuesday” of the month from 6:00 – 8:00pm to celebrate the artists and exhibit, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and live music. Please join us on Tuesday, August 6th for a great night of art, community, music from The Darlin Blackbirds . . . and possibly a chance to say hello to your neighbors. Hello Neighbor is sponsored by the Public Art Program of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council in partnership with the 4-H Tech Wizards program of Oregon State University Extension and the Juan Young Trust.


First Tuesday House Concerts at the Walters

These concerts coincide with the First Tuesday Gallery Receptions and are free to the public.

Tuesday Happenings Art Exhibit Opening Reception

First Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Free The opening reception for all the artists exhibiting at the Cultural Arts Center is accompanied by hors d’oeuvres provided by Claeys Catering and a house concert featuring local musicians.

Open Poetry

Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Free Open Poetry Readings in the Gallery

The Darlin’ Blackbirds with Lindsie Feathers & Olivia Duffy August 6, 6 — 8 pm

Lindsie Feathers and Olivia Duffy, of the local country band Ruby Feathers, recently launched this acoustic duo country-folk project called The Darlin’ Blackbirds. Come hear their amazing voices and harmonies take flight!

Poets and lovers of poetry alike enjoy these evenings of readings in our gallery.

Spoken Word Events

Third Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Free

Showtime at Shute 2013 For 32 years Hillsboro Community Arts, a local non-profit group, has produced “Showtime at Shute,” a free summer outdoor concert series in Shute Park. The series has become a tradition for Hillsboro families and friends, spreading their blanket or placing their chairs in the same spot year after year. After three decades of dedicated service, the volunteers of HCA have entrusted Showtime at Shute to Hillsboro Parks & Recreation (HPR) to carry on this longestablished summer tradition. HP&R has aided in the production of this series throughout much of its history. HCA passes the torch, knowing its legacy will live on and be honored. Showtime returns for its 33rd year at Shute Park, 750 SE 8th Avenue, on Thursday evenings beginning July 11 at 6:30 pm. The band Stone in Love: Tribute to Journey opened the series. For a complete list of concerts, see the back cover of this publication. 4

Walters Spoken Word Lecture Series The Walters hosts a free lecture on the third Tuesday of every month. Come enjoy speakers from a variety of backgrounds.

Tales to Howl at the Moon

An evening on the Arts Center Lawn with Storyteller Anne Rutherford August 20, 7 pm Get ready for the full moon with a rousing session of songs and stories told with gusto by writer and master storyteller Anne Rutherford. Enjoy Anne’s own version of Pacific Northwest folklore told by her alter ego Clementine Ryder (adventuress), trickster tales and songs that will make you want to dance by the light of the moon! Bring your own picnic blanket and get ready to be entertained. Ann Rutherford brings her lively storytelling style to the outdoors in August at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

A Backstage Pass to LAIKA Animation Studios With Mark Shapiro September 17, 7 pm LAIKA Animation Studios’ Mark Shapiro.

LAIKA has become one of the world’s most ambitious, creative and fearless animation studios—and they are local! Join us at the Walters Cultural Arts Center for an engaging look behind the scenes with LAIKA’s own Mark Shapiro, who will talk about the creative projects at LAIKA, from the CG-classic Moongirl (2005) to the remarkable, Oscar-nominated stopmotion features Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012).  The studio’s next film, The Boxtrolls, will debut in theaters on September 26, 2014. Production puppets will be on display.

An artist works on a claymation figure for one of LAIKA’s award-winning films.


Arts Education Offerings at the Walters Cultural Arts Center Instructor Spotlight: Meet Alice Hill

Walters Arts Education

“I like to work with kids because I get to play too.”

Summer Youth Art Camps

Though she teaches everything from sculpture to watercolor, Alice Hill’s own artistic background is in scientific illustration—and it shows in her classroom: replica elephants and penguins and a host of other wild animals are laid out across a table while students use bright pastels to re-imagine them on paper. “Nature inspires me most of all,” she says. “The great variety of plants and animals, it’s always changing, always inspiring.” Since 2001, Alice Hill has been an art instructor for Hillsboro Parks and Recreation, and has taught for the Walters Cultural Arts Center since its inaugural year. Teaching for this community—particularly the youngsters—is a role that Alice has deeply cherished. “I like to work with kids because I get to play, too,” she explains. “But not only that—I love to watch how kids look at things . . . how they just enjoy their art and approach everything from such a pure place of imagination.” Whether you’re a child, an adult, or somewhere inbetween, a class with Alice Hill is sure to spark your imagination and get you looking at art, and the world, with fresh eyes.

10% off one class Present this coupon when registering to receive discount. Offer expires September 1, 2013. No cash value. Not available for online registration. Phone or walk-in registration only.


Check out Alice Hill’s summer offerings:

527 East Main Street Hillsboro, OR 97123 (503) 615-3485

Camp: Let’s Draw! 5 — 7 years 8/5—8/8, 8/19—8/22 Monday—Thursday 10—11:30 am Camp: Beginning Drawing 8 — 13 years 8/19—8/22 Monday—Thursdauy 1—2:30 pm Camp: Let’s Paint 5 — 7 years 8/5—8/8, 8/26—8/29 Monday—Thursday 10—11:30 am Camp: Beginning Painting 8—13 years 8/5—8/8, 8/26—8/29 Monday—Thursday 1—2 pm

Family Art Events Family Art Night All ages, (under 18 with adult supervision) Every Thursday (except during closures) 6:30—8:30 pm Family Watercolor Picnic All ages, (under 18 with adult) 8/17, Saturday 10—11 am

Performing Arts Camps Create a Play! STAGES 6— 9 years

All the World’s a Stage: Acting Fundamentals STAGES !


Make a play this summer! Use your imagination and ideas to create a brand new story that’s never been told before in this exciting camp that combines theatre and music. Explore foundational acting skills like character building and create a performance for family and friends to attend on the last day. No experience necessary! STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Staff: Steven Beckingham #39705: 8/19 — 8/23 Day: Monday – Friday Time: 10:30 — 11:30 am Fee: $40 Resident $55 Non-Resident

Musical Performance Camp! HCYC 9 — 13 years

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Singing, moving, theatre and more! Take the stage at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in this exciting new camp in collaboration with the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Explore the vocal performance skills it takes to bring the house down while having fun and working together in an ensemble. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. The final day of camp will include a performance for family and friends. Hillsboro Community Youth Choir Staff & Accompanist #39687: 8/5 — 8/9 Day: Monday — Friday Time: 9:am — 3 pm* Fee: $125 Resident $175 Non-Resident * Note: Lunch supervision is included for this camp and students need to bring their own sack lunch each day.

Take the stage this summer! Explore skills that will help you—onstage and off with experienced theatre teacher and professional actor, Steven Beckingham. Discover acting fundamentals that will take you far and make you more confident in performance. Dive into a wide variety of scenes and have a blast trying on new characters. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day. STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Staff: Steven Beckingham #39707: 8/19 — 8/23 Day: Monday – Friday Time: 1 — 2:30 pm Fee: $55 Resident $70 Non-Resident

Guitar Camp

9— 13 years

Uh oh . . . a storyteller begins to read a story and all of a sudden the ending is GONE! Now it’s time for you to choose your own adventure! Develop your acting skills and let your imaginations run wild as you create and act out a brand new ending to a familiar story. Perform what you’ve created for family and friends on the last day. No experience necessary! STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Staff: Steven Beckingham #39706: 7/15 — 7/19 Day: Monday – Friday Time: 1 — 2:30 pm Fee: $55 Resident $70 Non-Resident


8— 16 years

Beginning Music Camp 5 — 8 years


Dive into music and make some noise this summer! Sing, jump, clap, stomp and learn basic counting and rhythm. Explore these building blocks of music in a playful, fun way and discover new skills. (Great preparation for learning a musical instrument.) Dany Oakes #39702: 7/22 — 7/25 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 9:30 — 10:30 am Fee: $30 Resident $42 Non-Resident

A group guitar and bass course focusing on agility, rhythm, and expression in popular music. No experience necessary though advanced students are welcome. Students can expect to learn full songs based on, but not limited to American folk, jazz, Broadway, pop, and riff based classic rock. Gain tools and techniques to continue to take your playing to the next level while having fun and exploring new skills. Students must bring their own instrument. Joe Aiola #39688: 8/26 — 8/30

Days: Monday – Friday Time: 3:15 — 5:15 pm Fee: $60 Resident $85 Non-Resident


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Choose Your Own Adventure W! Theatre! STAGES NE

9— 13 years

Clay Kids Camp!

Paint Adventures Camp

Kids have a great time playing and learning the basics of clay. Each student creates and glazes several individual projects to be fired in the Arts Center’s kiln. Materials are provided. Matt Carlson #39715: 7/22 — 7/25 #39716: 8/5 — 8/8 #39717: 8/12 — 8/15 Days: Monday — Thursday Time: 10 — 11 am Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Surprise yourself with your ability to bring images to life! Experiment, play, and explore the techniques great artists throughout time have used to make painting exciting and fun – almost magical. No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure! Materials provided. Alice Hill #39700: 8/12 — 8/16 Day: Monday — Thursday Time: 10 — 11:30 am Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

8 — 12 years

Walters Arts Education

5 — 8 years

Let’s Paint Camp 5 — 7 years

Unleash your creativity! Have fun and explore the paintings you can create using your imagination. Paints are combined with other mediums, such as oil pastel. Materials are provided. Alice Hill #39750: 8/5 — 8/8 #39397: 8/26 — 8/29 Days: Monday – Thursday Time: 10 – 11:30 am Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Clay Camp

9 — 13 years Kids get to know clay like they’ve never known mud before in this popular, hands-on camp! Enjoy the fun of a potter’s wheel and hand building techniques to make cups, plates, sculptures, and other creative pieces. Use your imagination to build exciting art projects to take home and use. Materials provided. Students encouraged to bring a snack each day to camp. Jen Champlin or Matt Carlson #39696: 7/22 — 7/25 #39697: 8/5 — 8/8 #39698: 8/12 — 8/15 Day: Monday — Thursday Time: 1 pm — 4 pm Fee: $85 Resident $115 Non-Resident


Let’s Draw Camp 5 — 7 years

If you like to draw or want to learn how, this is the camp for you! Express your creativity and develop an understanding of line, shape, color, texture, and shading by exploring the world around you. Each session provides a new adventure for your imagination. Feel free to bring a snack to camp. Materials provided. Alice Hill #39751: 8/5 — 8/8 #39645: 8/19 — 8/22 Day: Monday — Thursday Time: 10 – 11:30 am Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident


Beginning Painting Camp 8 — 13 years

See the world through an artist’s eyes! Learn about different painting styles, color mixing and more. Students are encouraged to find their own style and create their own unique compositions while exploring watercolors, acrylics and application techniques. Materials are provided. Alice Hill #39699: 8/26 — 8/29 Days: Monday – Thursday Time: 1 – 2:30 pm Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Beginning Drawing Camp 8 — 13 years

See the world through an artist’s eyes this summer! Learn to draw using a variety of materials, exploring the world through line, shape, color, texture and shading. Learn about a wide variety of artists and artistic styles. Materials are provided. Alice Hill #39644: 8/19 — 8/22 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 1 – 2:30 pm Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Youth Wheel

Customize Your Own

9 — 13 years Explore clay techniques that have been used to make useful items throughout history. Working with your hands can improve eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Materials provided. Jen Champlin #39656: 8/7 — 8/28 Day: Wednesday Time: 4:45 — 6 pm Fee: $55 Resident $70 Non-Resident

Creative Writing for ESL Students Camp 8 — 13 years

Family Watercolor Picnic

Young Authors Camp 8 — 13 years

Bring stories to life this summer! Let your imagination loose and become an author, illustrator and even editor as you explore your creativity. Develop your own fantastic book to share with friends and family. Melissa Meszaros #39713: 8/12 — 8/16 Day: Monday — Friday Time: 10 — 11:30 am Fee: $50 Non-Resident $72 Non-Resident

Drawing | Painting | Ceramics Mixed Media

Homeschool Arts Classes Baby or Bridal Shower Activities Birthday Parties Personalized Workshops Mom’s Group Get-Togethers

Call us at (503) 615-3485 and get inspired! W! NE

Art Travels Camp

8 — 12 years Pack your imagination for an artvacation! Explore different cultures through exciting activities inspired by diverse artistic traditions – both ancient and modern. Use your creativity, paintbrushes, and pencils to travel around the world and back in time. No day is the same. Beginners

All ages, under 18 must be with an adult


Gather the family and join us for a fun watercolor picnic outside on the Walters lawn. Bring your imagination, water bottle, sunscreen, and a (washable) blanket or towel. A great way for artists of all ages to enjoy a summer day. (Note: in the case of clouds the picnic will move inside.) All supplies are included. Date: 8/17 Day: Saturday Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $5.00/individual Children under 3 free Limit is 20 people, so come early!

welcome. Materials provided. Alice Hill #39701: 8/12 — 8/16 Day: Monday — Thursday Time: 1 — 2:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Let your storytelling abilities shine. Discover and develop your verbal and written communication skills through fun and exciting creative writing exercises in a supportive learning environment. Bring your imagination to the page and explore skills valuable for school and beyond! Melissa Meszaros #39710: 8/12 — 8/16 Day: Monday – Friday Time: 1 — 3 pm Fee: $50 Resident $72 Non-Resident

Arts Experience with Create-A-Class!

Family Art Night

All ages, under 18 must be with an adult Gather the family and join us for an evening of art and fun. Use mediums like clay, paint, collage and more to create masterpieces either individually or as a family. All supplies are included. Day: Every Thursday (except during closures) Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Studio B30 Fee: $5.00/individual Children under 3 free Limit is 20 people, so come early! 9

Nature Writing: A One-Day Workshop 15 years — Adult

Attention indoor writers of the Northwest: step away from your desk or coffee shop this summer! Bring your imagination outdoors and use the world around you for inspiration (and vitamin D). From Keats and Darwin to Rebecca Solnit and John McPhee, writing about nature has produced some of the finest literature around. Relax, enjoy the summer weather and take your writing to new places. Beginners welcome. (If it rains, imaginations will stay indoors.) Tye Pemberton #39683: 8/3 Day: Saturday Time: 11 am — 2 pm Fee: $22 Resident $29 Non-Resident $14 Senior Resident $19 Senior Non-Resident

Intro to Acrylics: One Day Workshop


Walters Arts Education

16 years — Adult

Dive into acrylics in this introductory workshop – no experience necessary. Experience a step-by-step approach to color, composition, shading and more. Master wildlife painter Gerald Sticka helps students bring images to life and approach the canvas with an artist’s eye. Take your imagination on a Saturday art-vacation! Supply list available at registration. Gerald Sticka #38387: 7/27 Day: Saturday – One Day Time: 10 am — 4 pm (Break: 1 – 2 pm) Fee: $35Resident $50 Non-Resident $23 Senior Resident $32 Senior Non-Resident

Intro to Drawing & Illustration 14 years — Adult

Learn how to draw what you see, develop your own unique illustration style, and increase your understanding of visual language. Professional artist and illustrator, Alex Chiu helps students explore concepts including anatomy, character design, tones and values, proportions, composition, and perspective. No experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome. Supply list available at registration. Alex Chiu #39669: 7/11 — 8/15 Day: Thursday Time: 6 — 8 pm Fee: $72 Resident $100 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident $65 Senior Non-Resident 10

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics 14 years — Adult

Wheel Throwing 14 years — Adult

Art Workshops/Classes at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center Fun with Pastels Workshop 50 and Better


Let your artistic side shine this summer! Instructor Kumi Pickford guides you through an exciting approach to bringing images to life with pastels. The focus of this class is on people and pets so bring a favorite photograph to class or use one supplied by the instructor. No experience necessary! Appropriate for beginners and experienced artists. Materials are provided. Kumi Pickford #39668: 7/24

Day: Wednesday Time: 1:30 — 3:30 pm Place: Hillsboro Community Senior Center Fee: $12 Resident $17 Non-Resident

Fun with Pen and Watercolor Workshop 50 and Better


Test drive your artistic side this summer! Instructor Kumi Pickford guides you through an exciting, beginner-friendly approach to capturing an image and bringing it to life with pen and watercolor. Discover techniques for making drawing fun and accessible—even after the class has ended. No experience necessary! Materials are provided. Kumi Pickford #38389: 7/31 Day: Wednesday Time: 1:30 — 3:30 pm Place: Hillsboro Community Senior Center Fee: $12 Resident $17 Non-Resident 11

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Explore the art of forming pottery on a potter’s wheel. Students gain a solid foundation in the fundamental techniques needed to make basic functional vessels like cups & bowls, and practice using the hands as primary forming tools. Both beginner and experienced students are welcome. Materials are provided. Jen Champlin #39680: 8/7 — 8/28 Day: Wednesday Time: 6:30 — 8:30 pm Fee: $65 Resident $87 Non-Resident $47 Senior Resident $60 Senior Non-Resident

Have you ever wanted to experience working on the potter’s wheel? Let your creativity get “muddy” this summer and make art to use and enjoy every day: plates, cups, bowls and more! Gain foundational skills to bring your ideas to life and techniques to create favorite pieces. Beginning and intermediate students welcome. (Returning students work on more challenging projects tailored to their experience level.) Materials are provided. Victoria Shaw #39677: 7/2 — 8/13 Day: Tuesday Time: 6:30 — 8:30 pm Fee: $100 Resident $135 Non-Resident $64 Senior Resident $88 Senior Non-Resident

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• Painting locations include Downtown Hillsboro, the Hillsboro Farmers Market, and for the first time, beautiful Rood Bridge Park. • Check in and registration begin at 8 am on Friday, September 20. Painting takes place from 8 am Friday to 3:30 pm Saturday. • Over $1,500 in prizes for 3 different categories, including Landscape, City Scenes, and Figurative “Quick Draw.” • Artists Reception featuring food and entertainment at 4 pm Saturday, September 21 on the East Lawn of the Walters Cultural Art Center. Awards Ceremony follows at 5:45 pm. • Gallery Exhibit of work created at Hillsboro Plein Air during October and November at the Walters Cultural Art Center.

Hillsboro Plein Air is presented by the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council with the support of Gamblin Artists’ Colors, Guerrilla Painter, Primrose & Tumbleweeds, Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing, Walters Cultural Arts Center and the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department, as well as many other generous sponsors.

Artists from across the region will and Figurative Quick Draw, with converge to paint the sights and cash prizes in each category. A scenes of Hillsboro at the 7th catered Reception and Award Annual Hillsboro Plein Air event on Ceremony will close the event September 20 and 21. This annual Saturday on the East Lawn of the outdoor painting competition Walters Cultural Arts Center. hosted by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council brings “Painters can fill their canvases with artists of all mediums, styles the woodlands, waterways, street and levels to our community, and highlights the wonderful scenes and many colors of Hillsboro.” landscapes, city scenes and people of Hillsboro. You don’t need to be an artist to At this year’s event, painters can fill their canvases with such sights as the woodlands, meadows and waterways of Rood Bridge Park; the historic homes and vibrant street scenes of downtown Hillsboro; and the many colors of the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market’s Harvest Festival. The event also includes two figurative “Quick Draws” where costumed models stage a historically themed tableau vivant or “living picture” for painters to capture. Other special artist events will take place throughout the competition.

enjoy this event! Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch the artists at work, or come out to Saturday’s reception to see the completed artwork and meet the artists.

Early registration is strongly encouraged! Registration fees are: $40 (pre-register) and $45 (day-of). To pre-register, call 503-615-3485. For more information including rules, schedule and prizes, visit

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Primrose and Tumbleweeds Host Happy Hours for the Arts The Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council announces a new benefit for the Arts and Culture Endowment Fund. Primrose and Tumbleweeds, a downtown Hillsboro café and wine bar, will donate $1.00 of every beverage sold during Thursday Happy Hours between June and December to the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Endowment, a fund established with the Hillsboro Community Foundation for the direct benefit of city arts and culture organizations. The launch of these Happy Hours for the Arts took place on June 6. Thursday Happy Hours are from 3 to 6 pm at Primrose and Tumbleweeds, located in the heart of historic downtown Hillsboro at 248 E. Main Street.

“Hosting these benefits way we can give back to this community and support local arts.”


Doug and Dawn Sellers, proprietors of Primrose and Tumbleweeds said “hosting these benefits to raise funds for the Arts and Culture Endowment Fund is one way we can give back to this community and support the local arts organizations that keep the city of Hillsboro vibrant.” “The Sellers are life-long arts supporters and business owners who know that arts are an economic driver for the city. Their commitment to Hillsboro is exemplary, and we are grateful for their generous support of this incredible project,” said Maggie Chapin, Program Supervisor for the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council. The Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, a citizen advisory committee, promotes and supports the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. For more information about the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Endowment, please visit or contact Maggie Chapin at (503) 615-3497.

“The louder the noise, the brighter the light...the art is a veritable Barometer of excitement for the Ballpark”

“Barometer” Welcomes Visitors to Hillsboro Ballpark Local artist Devin Laurence Field’s sculpture, “Barometer,” will transform the energy of the new sports complex, changing the noise created by sports fans and park users into colored lights and sound. As described by the artist: “The piece takes the overall triangular form of the baseball diamond held aloft by columns and illuminated with color changing, sound activated LED lights. The laser‐ cut skin of the diamond form is adorned with intricate patterns

of sports equipment. At the base of the sculpture are various ‘instruments’ people can play: a giant horn, a rattle roller, drum sets and chimes that together form a symphony of sounds. When no one is at the park there is no colored light, when there is noise the sculpture lights up – the louder the noise, the brighter the light. The art is a veritable Barometer of excitement for the ballpark.” Field was chosen from a highly qualified group of applicants with

successful major commissions. The public art selection committee looked for both high artistic quality and artwork that was interactive and engaging to all ages. Field was born in New Zealand and studied at the University of Oregon. He has sculptures around the world, including at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. You can see more of his work at Photos by Devin Laurence Field


The Walters Gift Shop

Handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, fine woodworking and one-of-a-kind curios from local artists. Next time you visit the Walters Cultural Arts Center, make sure to add a stop at our two lobby gift shop cabinets. Curated with love, our gift shop is a miniature art exhibit in its own right. Each item we carry has been created by an artist who has taught and/or exhibited at The Walters, or who is a local member of the Hillsboro community. With something new to discover every season, you’ll love browsing our unique collection of handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, fine woodworking, and more.

Special Thanks to Our 2013 Cultural Arts Sponsors

an outdoor painting event

September 20-21, 2013

Join artists from across the region as they paint the sights and scenes of Hillsboro. Keep an eye out for more details, including this year’s prizes at


A program of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person. ~Alec Waugh

Your Event’s Perfect Location If you’ve already fallen in love with that special someone and are looking for a place to hold your wedding ceremony and/ or reception, fall in love all over again . . . with the Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro! The perfect venue for a wedding (or any other special event, including parties, fundraisers, and meetings), the Walters Cultural Arts Center has a beautiful theater space with a stage, and seating for up to 150 banquet style or 200 theater style. The rental

space includes our welcoming lobby. Also available to rent are our upstairs gallery space, south terrace, lawn and kitchen. Whether you are planning a business luncheon, an evening affair or an outdoor wedding ceremony on our beautiful lawn, the staff of the Walters is here to assist you to book and plan your special day. The Walters Cultural Arts Center is centrally located with easy access to Portland, Washington County wine country . . . and the Oregon Coast! In the heart of Hillsboro’s downtown, this former church has seen its share of weddings and special events. Since it reopened as the Walters in 2004, we have continued that tradition. Our facility is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We welcome rental inquiries by

individuals, non-profits and businesses. Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you through our rental process. Please call us at 503-6153485 or take a look at our web site, www. The Facility Rental section describes our amenities and provides prices and a printable rental application. It’s never too late to fall in love and it’s never too early to begin planning your special day!

Showtime at Shute

Presented by Synopsys Thursdays, July 11 – August 22 6:30-8:30 pm, Shute Park Enjoy Thursday evenings this summer with great music, dancing and fun.

July 11 July 18 July 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22

Stone In Love tribute to Journey Cloverdayle modern country Bobby Torres Ensemble Salsa Patrick Lamb R&B and soul Design 50s to today Norman Sylvester rockin’ blues Edna Vasquez mariachi

Music lineup subject to change



HillsboroARTS Magazine, Summer 2013  

A magazine to inform our patrons and community about what is happening in Hillsboro's arts community.

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