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HillsboroARTS Summer 2019

MAGAZINE

Get Outside & Explore Hillsboro’s Art in Parks! Celebrate Hillsboro: 15 Years of

Family Fun and Community Festivities Q&A with Painter Rosa Noyola

Get Creative:

Summer Mini-Camps & Classes


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!

WALTERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

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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Contents

2 Connect with Us

On the Cover 16 Get Outside and Explore

Hillsboro’s Art in Parks

Hillsboro’s parks are home to an abundant public art collection. Have you discovered them?

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Phone: 503-615-3497 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC Facebook: HillsboroArts

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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

Years of Family Fun and Community Festivities

The popular festival celebrates and showcases culture, including music, dance, art, food, and more.

6 Dream and Memory Find

Symbolic Shape in the Paintings of Rosa Noyola What influences drive the ethereal imagery of this Hillsboro artist?

Features 2 City Funds Opportunities for Creativity and Sharing

4 Walters Gallery Exhibits 5 Creative Connections 8 Live Music at Shute and AmberGlen, and Pix All Over Town

10 HART Celebrates 25 Years of Community Theatre Magic

12 Walters Concert Series Sneak Peek

18 Register for Classes 18 Youth Classes 24 Adult Classes

Walters Arts Education

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

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Write Around Portland

Westside Quilters Biennial Quilt Show

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City Funds Creativity and Opportunities fo Since 2008, the City of Hillsboro has supported community based arts programs through the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council’s (HACC) grant program. HACC grants provide much needed funds for arts programs, capacity-building, and core operating support. According to Melissa Moore, the Community Arts Program Supervisor, “with these funds, groups pay local actors or musicians, buy costumes or instruments, and provide art education to youth in the community. These dollars make a difference.”

Project Grants:

This year, the HACC awarded 18 grants totaling $50,000 to 16 different organizations, including:

Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra to support a concert paying tribute to the Pacific Northwest in March of 2020, including music composed by Northwest residents and special guest artists from Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company.

Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra

Curvy Chic Closet Foundation for production costs for the largest plus-size fashion show held on the West Coast, including set design, DJ, and video production. This show empowers plus-size women with positive body messages and highlights original designs by local, regional, and national designers. Griffin’s Place to expand existing arts-based programming serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Hillsboro Contra Dance to support monthly social folk dances for all-ages in Downtown Hillsboro. Hillsboro Farmers Market to support local musicians at the weekly Downtown and Orenco markets.

Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market to provide free live music on the Sandy Farmer Stage, which highlights local musical talent at the Tuesday Night Market. Huehca Omeyocan to fund the purchase of pre-Columbian instruments and regalia for workshops and performances throughout Hillsboro. The Immigrant Story for the addition of video storytelling to The Immigrant Story website. The Immigrant Story documents, narrates and curates stories of immigrants in order to enhance empathy and help promote an inclusive community. Oregon Chorale to fund the Chorale’s December concert, including works by multicultural composers, mariachi groups, Latin dancers, and singalongs in English and Spanish. Westside Quilters Guild to support and promote the Biennial Quilt Show featuring over 100 quilts in November 2019. Write Around Portland to hold two creative writing workshops, in partnership with social service agencies in Hillsboro. The workshops will culminate in the publication of participants’ writing in a professionally designed book and a community reading where participants will share their stories with audience members.

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The Immigrant Story

STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy

or Cultural Sharing Core Support Grants: The following organizations received core operating support grants to further their organizational missions this year. HART Theatre is in the business of providing quality community theater and entertainment to Hillsboro residents and the surrounding areas. HART is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities, chances for community involvement through volunteer activity, and support for cultural diversity. Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra provides an affordable and family-friendly cultural experience in Washington County with three concerts per year. Formed in 2001 by a group of fewer than 30 amateur musicians, the Orchestra has grown to include over 70 members from a wide range of musical backgrounds. An all-volunteer organization, HSO has developed a long-range strategic plan to maintain the existence of the Orchestra for many years to come.

For information on our grant program, please visit our website at HillsboroOregon.gov/HACC. To offer your own support of our vital arts community, attend a concert or theater production, visit a gallery for the First Tuesday Art Walk, or consider volunteering for an organization. There are many ways to make an impact on our community.

Oregon Chorale is an adult choir based in Hillsboro that promotes beautiful, provocative choral music at the highest level while keeping concerts affordable, accessible, and fun for its audiences. Founded in 1985, the chorale supports local youth through its Emerging Voices program, music scholarships, and collaboration with local youth choirs. Rasika is a Hillsboro-based cultural organization dedicated to presenting and promoting classical Indian dance, music, and culture, through high quality concerts, lectures, demos, and classes. Sequoia Gallery + Studios is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine art. They offer a variety of programs and events that teach and display art, provide an environment for interaction and creative ideas, and provide opportunities for artists’ exhibitions, outreach, and programs. STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy offers innovative programs for youth where they may develop their own unique creative voice in a supportive environment. STAGES nurtures artistic, intellectual, and character development through an educational theatre arts program that develops confidence, respect, compassion, cooperation, creativity, and critical thinking. Westside Youth Choir has enriched the lives of young people in a nurturing atmosphere by teaching the joys of singing. Several age- and ability-based choirs are available for all young people with a desire to sing, learn, and perform.

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

The Walters gallery is open to the public year-round and showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging local artists. First Tuesday gallery receptions happen every month (unless noted).

Visions

Barbara Martin, James Halvorson, Noelle Suzanne Barce & Coleman Stevenson June 4 — July 26 Visual spells; visions of the epochal void rendered in ink; primordial narratives that rise to the surface—these artists are channeling the deep generative forces that shape the surface of what we know and how we see.

First Tuesday Receptions June 4 & July 2 | 5 – 8 pm

Take Flight

Cindy Geffel, Lieta Gratteri, Michael Loen August 6 — September 20 Let your imagination take flight as you experience the bright and buoyant worlds that these three artists have rendered in acrylic, watercolor, oil, and collage. With triumphant color and whimsy, this collection uplifts the spirit and celebrates the beauty of being alive.

First Tuesday Receptions

August 6 & September 3 | 5 – 8 pm

A New Public Artwork is Coming to AmberGlen Park!

Featured Artists at the Hillsboro Civic Center

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

Catherine Bede

May — June 2019 This collection of watercolor botanical and still life art invites you to notice the beauty around you.

Meet the Artist, Dann Nardi Saturday June 15, 1 - 3 pm at AmberGlen Park Dann Nardi will be on site at AmberGlen this summer constructing Elemental Sequence. Stop by and see the sculpture evolve from day to day! For more details, call 503-615-3489 or visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt 4

Aarati Ranade

July — August 2019 With a scientific background, Ranade explores nature and nurture through shapes, lines, and form.


Creative Connections Free Community Events at the Walters First Tuesday Art Walk

5 – 8 pm | First Tuesday of the month

Art exhibits, food, music, talks & demos, craft vendors, creative activities, and more!

FIRST TUESDAY ART WALK at the Walters

every month | 5 – 8 pm | free

Second Tuesday: Open Poetry Night 7 – 8 pm | In the Walters Upper Level Gallery Bring a poem to read or just come to listen—all are welcome!

Creative Connections Speaker Series 7 – 8 pm | Walters Theater

Talks and performances by speakers and artists from the creative community. Photo by Rick Iwasaki

See below for complete listing and dates of upcoming speaker event

ART EXHIBITS

Visions

June 4 & July 2

Take Flight

Aug 6 & Sept 3 ARTS & COMMUNITY POP-UP ARTIST TALKS & DEMOS LIVE MUSIC BY LOCAL PERFORMERS SPECIAL PERFORMANCES & LECTURES ART ACTIVITIES FAMILY FRIENDLY - ALL AGES Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street. Hillsboro (503) 615-3485 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

Cultural Treasures from India

Tuesday, June 18 | 7 pm | Walters Theatre Learn about the beauty and bounty of ancient India’s art and cultural traditions. This talk is presented by Jayanthi Raman, an award winning and nationally recognized traditional Indian dance performer, choreographer, master artist, and influential arts advocate in the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder and director of the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company and NATYA Dance Academy. This family-friendly event is open to all ages.

Special Thanks to Our First Tuesday Sponsor Decadent Creations

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Dream and Memory Find Symbolic Shape in the Paintings of Rosa Noyola Noyola spoke with Cultural Arts staff about her work and influences, the challenges of finding studio space, and her upcoming exhibition with the Brookwood Library, where she also works as a Library Assistant. You work primarily with portraiture, often including additional symbolic imagery. What about this subject appeals to you? I’m trying to find the connection between [my subject] and me, or me and the world…I write a lot of poetry and short stories that narrate the symbolic images. Sometimes when I’m trying to pinpoint a feeling or sensation, I relate and compare it to something else in order to identify it, like in [Dichotomy]. The image of the two lions and the figure in the room demonstrate two forces—one good, one evil. They’ve been so obsessed with fighting each other that they haven’t eaten or slept. I come to the point of making a decision and walk into the room. Here, I ask myself what I should do: Should I let them keep fighting until they kill each other?  Should I stop them? And how should I approach this? Faces, gestures, and body language are very interesting to me, and using symbols in my images is like a code or a puzzle that narrates a story. Using these symbols communicates that hidden language that helps define a mood.  Who are some other artists who inspire you? A woman kneels on the floor of an empty room. She wears blue jeans and a white tank top, and her face is turned away from the viewer, obscured by a tumble of brown curls. She’s circled by a pair of lions, their manes thick. One appears wounded and hungry, the other large and clear-eyed, but ghostly: rendered in shades of blue-tinted grey. The woman appears to be swiveling her attention between the two, caught between two primal forces. This is Dichotomy, a work by painter Rosa Noyola. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Noyola made her way to the Pacific Northwest after earning her BFA in Painting and Drawing at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Noyola works primarily with portraiture—of others and of the self—and has shown work locally with Brookwood Library and as part of The Frida Project, a ten-artist tribute exhibited in 2016 at M & M Market. Here, in Dichotomy, she reflects on a moment of internal conflict. Circling her mind are two opposing urges: an inner struggle she depicts as animal, and maybe not something to escape, but something to learn from. 6

I think John Singer Sargent has a beautiful way of painting portraits…He focuses on the face, and in some of his paintings the rest of the image blurs with broad brush strokes and color. These paintings remind me of a blurry photograph that was captured in movement. Frida Kahlo’s images are also dramatic in a different sense. She does a lot of self-portraits that demonstrate her pain and experience. I like her way of telling a story that makes it surreal yet understandable. She uses more bold colors on some of her paintings that show that Mexican culture and pride!  I’ve been thinking a little about magical realism in relation to the appearance of animals and your interest in capturing a sort of dream-like space. The genre is also related to Kahlo, and to much Latin American art and literature. In including animals, I represent people. I like to paint memories or echoes of a conversation. Usually animals in my paintings demonstrate our inner self—a raw force of ourselves—a self that’s not the impression we are trying to give. I like how dreams and memories link together. In dreams you substitute things. For example, you may be dreaming of


I’ve seen so much growth in this city that I really like. I like progression and that’s part of what inspires me as an artist, just that energy. — Rosa Noyola

an uncle that then becomes your neighbor, and later a pet rabbit; this doesn’t make sense in real life, but does in a dream. Later, when you’re awake from this dream, this becomes a sensation of déjà vu. I like Frida’s paintings because of her style and surrealism. Her artwork demonstrates a narrative of so much pain and strength. I like her way of expressing herself with animals, exposed hearts, and body language. Hillsboro seems a dramatic shift from New Mexico, at least in environment. As an artist, what appeals to you about this place and community? And, related, are there things you would like to see more of? More art! And opportunities like the Frida Kahlo project. Definitely more studio places to work in—it has been a challenge to find a studio or a place to work. New Mexico is definitely different—it’s hot, sunny, and dry. It took me awhile to get used to the cloudy and rainy weather here, as well as the environment. Living and working here in Hillsboro, I’ve seen so many opportunities for free events throughout the year for different ages. There’s also a large Latino community that makes it feel like home, and many diverse activities that are offered throughout the city. I’ve seen so much growth in this city that I really like. I like progression and that’s part of what inspires me as an artist, just that energy. 

You can find Rosa Noyola’s work on Instagram at @ran.art and several of her large scale paintings will be on view at Brookwood Library in September, during Hispanic History Month. Top right: Hijo de la Luna Middle right: Dichotomy, Bottom right: Pink Rabbits

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This Summer Sees Live Music at Shute and AmberGlen, and Pix All Over Town

Sister Mercy

Jazz, Rock, or Country? Showtime Concert Series Has Your Groove

This summer, Showtime at Shute takes on a new name: Showtime Concert Series. Why the change for the City’s 39-year-old outdoor concert series? The concerts will now be held at multiple parks throughout the summer in order to reach more folks with live, family-friendly, free entertainment. This summer, the first five concerts take Pa’lante place at Shute Park as in years past, but the final two will occur at AmberGlen Park in the Tanasbourne district of Pa’lante brings multi-rhythmic Latin jazz to Shute Park east Hillsboro. The lineup has you covered with a variety on August 8, in a show sure to get you up for a full-body of electrifying music every Thursday night from July 11 workout. Playing salsa, cumbia, merengue, and timba, this through August 22, and food will be available for purchase. tight ensemble is a high point in any music-lover’s summer Aerosmith Rocks event schedule. The concert series kicks off July 11 at As we near the end of the Showtime Concert Series, the Shute Park with crowd fun heads to AmberGlen Park for two final performances: favorite tribute act modern pop rock band Precious Byrd, and Nashville-based Aerosmith Rocks, husband and wife country duo Cloverdayle. The horntaking listeners on enhanced dance music of Precious Byrd provides a perfect a tour of the band’s soundtrack for late-summer grooving on August 15, while career—from the Cloverdayle satiates the thirst of country purists looking swagger of their 70s for raw and real emotion as the series comes to a close on heyday to their iconic August 22. hits of the 90s. Next, on July 18, try something a little different with the Portland- Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SummerFun for the full lineup of summer events. based indie band with an international sound, Mbrascatu. This eclectic five-piece brings an intriguing fusion of Pix in the Park European and American influences, swinging from rock to folk to psychedelia while utilizing an impressive array of As Hillsboro Parks & Recreation strives to reach greater instruments. numbers of our Hillsboro community, you’re bound to see more arts, culture, and events popping up in your The inimitable rock guitarist Jennifer Batten plays on own neighborhood in the months to come. The free July 25. Well-known as a touring musician for the likes family summer movie series, Pix in the Park, transforms of Jeff Beck and Michael Jackson, Batten has completed Hillsboro’s parks into outdoor theaters, with Moana kicking residencies for Cirque Du Soleil, published several books, and continues to shred across the globe. Not to be outdone, of the series on August 2 at Magnolia Park, followed by local treasure Sister Mercy brings their brand of high energy How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at Rood Bridge Park on August 9, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse blues to the stage the following week on August 1. With at Shute Park on August 16, and Mary Poppins Returns on a voice that could peel the paint off the walls, miss this August 23 at Orenco Woods Nature Park. Live pre-show vocalist and her backing band at your own peril. music starts at 7:30 and movies begin at dusk. 8


Free

October 2019

Over 60 events...what will you do? HillsboroArtsMonth.org #HillsboroArtsMonth

Photo by Rick Paulson

Movies, Music & Activities Fridays, 7:30 pm Moana

Spider-Man:

8/2 Magnolia Park

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 8/9 Rood Bridge Park

Into the Spider-Verse 8/16 Shute Park

Mary Poppins Returns

8/23 Orenco Woods Nature Park

Live pre-show music at 7:30 pm | Light concessions available Movie begins at dusk | Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SummerFun

Save the Date for 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.

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HART Celebrates 25 Years of Community Theatre Magic As the house lights dim and the stage curtain opens, a certain magic fills the theatre. This magic is felt by all: by the actors, breathing life into characters who exist as words on a page; by the crew, seeing the world they’ve designed, built, and orchestrated suddenly become real; and by the director, watching their vision unfold, carrying the audience on a journey into the lives and experiences of characters who might be very different from themselves. The Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre (better known as HART Theatre) has been creating that magic in their theatre productions for the last 25 years. What was started in 1994 as a private theatre by Kim and Jon Sandstrom has become a community-based and volunteer-driven mainstay with the mission to produce highquality entertainment in a safe and nurturing community theatre environment. According to HART Board President, Doug Sellers, “Community theatre is important because it opens our minds and hearts to situations beyond ourselves; it lets us explore different emotions through dialogue and actions. Acting is an art form that is learned and explored through personal experiences. Community theatre is not just an entertainment option, but an educational experience for performers and audience alike.” One of the oldest and longest-running arts organizations in the city, HART produces nine shows per season, while also providing a stage for two youth theatre companies: the STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy and the Young Actors’ Summer Theatre program. Each season, HART actors and crew explore a variety of plays— from musical theatre to classic plays, children’s theatre to productions exploring social themes and issues—and strives to provide an elevated live theatre experience for its audience and actors at a low cost. According to Sellers, “(HART) actors have been given a platform to build their actors’ toolboxes, learn from directors, musical directors, and choreographers. HART also teaches set building, lighting, sound, and costume building, giving individuals a different art form that enhances the overall theatrical experience. As the talent base in Hillsboro has grown from this education, the audience is treated to authentic theatre experiences expanding their lives through the arts.” For HART Theatre’s 25th Anniversary, the company has planned a special line-up, bringing back many popular plays from past seasons to highlight those twenty-five years. The season will start off in July with the very first show that was performed at HART Theatre, “Light up the Sky,” and will also include the eighth iteration of the “Page to Stage” program, where local playwrights have the opportunity to do a stage reading of their work and the chance to have their play turned into a HART production. The season will end with the annual “HART Full of Stars” event, an opportunity for the actors to showcase their talents and a night of appreciation and community. To learn more about HART’s 25th Anniversary Season, or to find out how you can get involved with an upcoming performance, visit: HART-Theatre.org.

25th Anniversary Season Line-up: 7/12 – 7/28 Light up the Sky 7/29 – 8/9 Young Actors’ Summer Theatre 8/15 – 8/18 Anna’s Mother 9/6 – 9/22 Reunion 10/19 Page to Stage VIII 11/1 – 11/17 Disney’s Aladdin Jr. 10

12/6 – 12/22 Little Women: The Broadway Musical 2/14 – 3/1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 3/20 – 4/5 Don’t Dress for Dinner 5/22 – 6/14 Noises Off 6/20 HART Full of Stars


Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts?

2019 – 20 WALTERS CONCERT SEASON Announcement Coming this Summer...

For updated information & ticket sales, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

HILLSBORO ARTS & CULTURE

ENDOWMENT

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

Current Volunteer Openings Family Art Night Assistant

Assist with set up, clean up, art supply distribution, and help participants with projects. 16 years – Adult Thu

6:15 – 8:45 pm

Be part of the legacy…

First Tuesday Art Walk & Gallery Assistant

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment builds, supports and sustains the future for arts and culture in Hillsboro.

Adult

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

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

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

Assist staff with art activities at the First Tuesday Art Walk and Gallery Openings. Should enjoy working with youth and families. First Tue

6:15 – 8:45 pm

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.

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2019 – 20 Concert Series Sneak Preview

Innovative Grammy Award Winner Paula Cole Coming to the Walters Stage this September Studying at Berklee College of Music, Paula Cole rose to fame in the mid-‘90s with her critically acclaimed debut album Harbinger and work with Peter Gabriel. She became the first woman to be solely Grammy nominated for “Producer of the Year” for her follow-up success This Fire. In 1997, both singles I Don’t Want to Wait and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? broke the Billboard magazine top 20 charts. She has released nine albums, is now working on her tenth, and has received seven Grammy nominations, winning for “Best New Artist” in 1997. Celebrating a career that spans over twenty years, Cole is described by Rolling Stone magazine as, “An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice.” Ahead of the release of her new album, Revolution, the Walters Cultural Arts Center is delighted to welcome Paula Cole for an intimate performance featuring selections from her upcoming album, music from her recent Ballads album, and beloved hits.

“I’m still here, ten albums deep, making meaningful music, committed as ever to the work.” – Paula Cole

In this Q & A interview, Cole discusses her songwriting process and what inspires her as an artist.

At this moment in your career, what inspires you as an artist?

Could you tell us a little bit about the music on your new album?

I am inspired by the courage and outspokenness and plain honesty I’ve witnessed in Millennials and I hope together we will create a more balanced, respectful society of equanimity.

Picasso said that artists are the politicians of the future. I admire musical artists who have stepped up to create art as social commentary seeking justice, and I felt called upon to speak out—to not remain silent—about our current state of affairs for my new album Revolution. There is highly personal content, songs that open suffocating silence for me and for women. There is anger, and there is hope for revolution; a love movement. What would you like your fans to know about your upcoming concert? I am touring in support of the new album, raising consciousness for my messages, sharing in the shamanic experience that is a concert, loving my fans and the music itself. I’m still here, ten albums deep, making meaningful music, committed as ever to the work. 12

What do you find most rewarding about live performance? I love what time has given me—a community between myself and my fans. We share in something inexplicable. It’s so not about me, it’s about all of us. A truly creative live performer, Paula Cole will hit the Walters stage on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. Ticket sales open August 2019. To receive the 2019-20 Concert Series announcement visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts


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Ethiopian Cultural Festival

Sunday, June 9 | 11 am – 4 pm | FREE Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro

All-Ages Community Celebration Saturday, June 1 | Noon – 7 pm Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SummerFun 503-681-6120

“Happy Days are Here Again!” Supper Club

Vendors, Kids Activities, and Traditional Coffee Ceremony Lunch available for purchase by Enat Kitchen Award winning family-friendly film, Lamb (2015)

For more details, call 503-544-1808 or visit Hillsboro Ethiopian Cultural Festival on Facebook Event produced by Emebet Alemu with support from the City of Hillsboro and the Cascade Festival of Films

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 Walters

Cultural Arts Center

Celebrating the music of Judy Garland & Barbara Streisand. Featuring David Saffert on piano. Benefit Concert for the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment

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Celebrate Hillsboro


15 Years of Family Fun and Community Festivities Whether you enjoy the local musicians performing on the stage, checking out the local artisan vendors, creating fun crafts with your kids in the Arts Village, or just connecting with friends, neighbors, and business owners from your community, Celebrate Hillsboro has become a pinnacle summer event since it began in 2005.

will include vital information to promote community health and safety. Sustainability will still remain a theme for the event, with booths and activities focused on preserving the environment throughout. At the end of Main Street at 3rd Avenue, the Youth Stage returns, promoting young, promising musicians in our community.

Presented by Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro’s signature event celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year, bringing the community together to rejoice in our thriving city. To commemorate the anniversary, Celebrate Hillsboro has shifted its focus to highlight Hillsboro’s rich cultural diversity. The festival will come alive to honor the collective stories of Hillsboro’s diverse voices, past and present, sharing culturally significant music, food, art, and performance throughout the day.

This year, Celebrate Hillsboro is also expanding into the evening hours. After a full day of enjoying diverse cultural experiences, Celebrate Hillsboro “After Hours” will begin at 4:30 pm with an evening of free music on the Main Stage at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza. The concert kicks off with the wildly popular female-led cover band, Dancehall Days, at 4:30 pm, and ends with Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, at 6:30 pm. Grab dinner, a glass of beer or wine, and dance the night away as the sun slowly sets over Hillsboro.

The Cultural Village on the courthouse lawn will provide hands-on culturally based experiences, with demos, displays, and activities by Salon Amrapali, Matereva Enterprises, Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a, Filipino American Friendship Club of Oregon, and Ballet Papalotl. The lawn will also host the juggling tent and the inflatable fun zone—a returning favorites for kids and families.

With more than 12,000 families, children, and businesses anticipated to attend, this year’s festival is set to be an amazing day of cultural experience, family fun, and community connection.

New this year, local ethnic groups will share traditional creative expressions from across the globe on the Cultural Stage, including everything from Pre-Columbian music and dance with Huehca Omeyocan to Celtic music by Crimson and Clover to Polynesian dance by Paradise of Samoa—and much more! Another new addition this year, Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza will transform into the living room of Celebrate Hillsboro, featuring an all-day world music stage, unique eats and drinks, and beer garden, along with shade tents to cool off from the summer heat and the fountain turned up to keep children and families wet and wild. Head inside the Civic Center to shop the first-ever Sequoia Art Marketplace with artisans displaying and selling unique, one-of-a-kind works of art from 10 am – 6 pm. Partner booths, dining and shopping options, and the Farmers’ Market will fill the streets from 1st to 3rd Avenues and from Lincoln to Washington Streets. The Health & Wellness area returns to 2nd Avenue to offer free health screenings and

For more details about this year’s event, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Celebrate.

2019 Celebrate Hillsboro, Free Cultural Festival Saturday, July 20 9 am – 4 pm, Street Festival 4 pm – 15th Birthday Bash 4:30 – 8:30 pm, After Hours Concert Downtown Hillsboro (150 East Main, 97123) All Ages 15


Get Outside & Explore Hillsboro’s Art With summer days upon us, it’s time to experience all the outdoor spaces that Hillsboro has to offer. And with a new public sculpture emerging before our eyes and old favorites getting a community-led pick-me-up, what better time to get outside with the family and enjoy art in the sunshine?

Dann Nardi’s Elemental Sequence at AmberGlen Park

A series of gently arcing cast concrete pillars, seemingly perpetually dappled with light and framing a set of low concrete benches, will soon rise up from the gentle hills of one of the City’s newest parks. Dann Nardi’s monumental tribute to the trees and waterways of Hillsboro, Elemental Sequence, was originally slated to be built in Rood Bridge Park last summer. However, the site proved to be unstable for such an artwork. After considering many options, the decision was made to place Elemental Sequence at AmberGlen Park, a 14-acre stretch of green slopes and large ponds in the Tanasbourne area. The addition of Nardi’s sculpture will create a dramatic visual landmark in one of the City’s newly acquired gathering places, and, along with summer concerts and events, the new sculpture will help to enliven this blossoming neighborhood. Nardi and a team of assistants will be constructing the work on site, offering opportunities for the public to witness the creation of the work. Following the construction of footers and complex wooden forms, Nardi and his team will be hand-mixing concrete, adding pigment to each small batch in order to achieve subtle shades of color. As these layers of color build up and the piece is released from its wooden forms, dappled hues will be revealed, recalling the layered strata of a hill side, the dappling of light through trees, or clouds moving across a grey-blue sky. Regular visitors to AmberGlen Park will be able to watch the sculpture evolve from day to day, and Nardi will be available to meet visitors on site on Saturday, June 15, from 1 - 3 pm. There will be a dedication for Elemental Sequence preceding the Showtime Concert Series at AmberGlen on Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 pm.

Patrick Dougherty’s Head Over Heels at Orenco Woods Nature Park

While Nardi’s monumental cast concrete works are relatively permanent, other highlights of our collection of public artworks are as temporary and mutable as the seasons. Patrick Dougherty’s Head Over Heels, the six immense heads popping up like so many mushrooms among a grove of old growth fir in Orenco Woods Nature Park, is one such work. Constructed two years ago, in April of 2017, Head Over Heels is built entirely of natural materials, primarily willow branches sourced from nearby woods. Over 150 volunteers contributed over 1,000 hours to aid Dougherty in constructing the work, with the full knowledge that the sculpture wouldn’t last forever. Now two years old, the piece has passed by the halfway mark of its expected lifespan, aided, in part, by continued investment by community members and volunteers. To mark the occasion of the most recent birthday of Head Over Heels, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation staff organized a day of celebration, repairs, and stick-building. Volunteers spent the day on Friday, April 26, weaving fresh willow branches into the sculptures, reinforcing their surface and structure. On Saturday, April 27, visitors enjoyed cupcakes and worked on constructing a new “Stickwork” structure for all to enjoy. With the summer sun shining, now is the perfect time to get out to Orenco Woods Nature Park and explore Dougherty’s Head Over Heels, and check out the new community-built additions to the site!

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in Parks Take a “Daycation” with Hillsboro’s Public Art!

Daycation is an app aimed at getting your family outside and exploring your community. With support from the Intertwine Alliance and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Daycation provides users with maps and itineraries for exploring local parks and points of interest, with parents and young children in mind. Be sure to explore the Daycation itinerary, “Detective Picasso: A Hillsboro Public Art Scavenger Hunt,” featuring several public artworks including Seqouia Frond by Brian Borrello, Riverbed by Lillian Pitt, and Kid’s Games by Linda Haworth, along with stops at Bagley Park and Hillsboro Pharmacy’s retro soda fountain!

Other Art to Experience this Summer

Elemental Sequence and Head Over Heels are just two of the many artworks to be found in Hillsboro’s parks! You can find Seeds of Orenco, an immense apple sculpture by architecture studio and design workshop Rhiza A + D, in Orenco Woods Nature Park, on the former grounds of the Oregon Nursery Company. Make your way to Shute Park for Shute Seeds by artist Blessing Hancock, seek out local artist James Schmidt’s Dancing Chairs at the 53rd Avenue Community Park, or step through Stewards’ Gateway, by Tim Gabriel, at Jackson Bottom Wetlands. Find full details about all of Hillsboro’s Public Artworks at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.

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Youth Mini-Camps – Clay Clay Kids

Clay Kids: Bowls, Plates & Mugs

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7353 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 7369 Mon – Thu 7/15 – 7/18 7368 Mon – Thu 7/29 – 8/1

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7378 Mon – Thu 7/15 – 7/18 Alice Hill 7374 Mon – Thu 8/5 – 8/8 $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

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. Create and glaze several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists.

Walters Arts Education

Alice Hill 7370 Mon – Thu 6/24 – 6/27 7371 Mon – Thu 8/19 – 8/22 $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Play, explore, and make art you can actually use every day, while you have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Bring home ceramic creations to enjoy and share. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists.

10 – 11:30 am 4 – 5:30 pm 10 – 11:30 am 1:30 – 3 pm 1:30 – 3 pm

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

1 – 2:30 pm

Clay Kids: Art and Food

Get ready to make delicious art this summer! Explore foundational ceramic skills while making fun and functional sculpture inspired by favorite foods—like cocoa cups and cupcake pots! Have a blast unleashing the creative connections between art and food in this exciting camp. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7372 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm

Young Sculptors: Amazing Animals

Clay Kids: Amazing Animals

Do you love clay, animals, and hands-on creativity? Take your skills and imagination to wild new places. Using favorite animals as inspiration, explore color, texture, shape, and more. Have a blast and bring home multiple, small sculptures to treasure—just don’t feed the artwork! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7373 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 7376 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident 18

10 – 11:30 am

From exotic wildlife to favorite pets, let the excitement and diversity of the animal kingdom inspire you! Explore the key elements of sculpture: balance, proportion, texture, color, and more. Grow your ceramic skills and have a wildly good time designing, creating, and glazing your creations and unleashing your creativity. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7383 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $72 Resident, $88 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm 3 – 4:30 pm

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

10 am – Noon

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


Youth Mini-Camps & Classes – Clay & Painting Clay Camp

Art Around the World

In this popular, hands-on camp, kids enjoy the excitement of the potter’s wheel and explore hand-building techniques to make cups, plates, small sculptures, and other creative clay pieces. Create exciting objects to glaze, fire, and share. Great for hand-eye coordination, creativity, concentration — and fun! Note: Students encouraged to bring a water bottle each day to camp.

8 – 10 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 7407 Mon – Thu 8/19 – 8/22 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident 9:30 am – Noon 9:30 am – Noon 9:30 am – Noon 9:30 am – Noon 9:30 am – Noon 9:30 am – Noon 1 – 3:30 pm 1 – 3:30 pm 9:30 am – Noon 1 – 3:30 pm

New! Beginning Painting

Discover the joy of painting this summer! Experiment with color, brushwork, and more as you bring images to life. Try out techniques that famous artists have used and let them inspire you! A fun, empowering way to dive into foundations of painting and creative expression. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Kimberly Nissinen 7406 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

Why pick just one art form when you can explore drawing, painting, and sculpture all in one camp? Dive into art in all its colorful forms and discover what inspires you. There are absolutely no limits to where your creativity, curiosity, and artistic imagination can take you!

1 – 2:30 pm

New! Beginning Painting for Teens: Acrylics

Creative Kids

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7380 Mon – Thu 8/12 – 8/15 $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am

1 – 2:30 pm

Walters Arts Education

9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 7384 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 7386 Mon – Thu 7/15 – 7/18 7388 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 7390 Mon – Thu 7/29 – 8/1 7391 Mon – Thu 8/19 – 8/22 7392 Mon – Thu 8/26 – 8/29 Shannon Johnson 7399 Mon – Thu 7/15 – 7/18 7400 Mon – Thu 7/29 – 8/1 7401 Mon – Thu 8/12 – 8/15 7471 Mon – Thu 8/12 – 8/15 $96 Resident, $115 Non-Resident

Pack your imagination for an artvacation! Explore different cultures this summer through exciting activities inspired by diverse artistic traditions. Using painting, collage, and more, travel around the world and express your unique creativity. Every day a new adventure!

Flex your creativity! Play, experiment, and discover the rich colors that make acrylics so exciting. Experiment with empowering approaches to bring images to life. No previous painting experience necessary. Surprise yourself with how far you go in each class. See Walters’ website for full supply list. 13 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 7409 Wed 7/10 – 8/21 No class 8/14 $67 Resident, $82 Non-Resident

4:30 – 6 pm

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Mini-Camps – Painting & Drawing Let’s Paint

Let’s Draw

Discover the fun and freedom of painting! Explore, imagine, and create exciting results. 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 7402 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

Let the freedom and joy of drawing bring out the best in your creativity. Have a blast exploring the elements of drawing that bring your imagination to life on the page. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture, and more—a new drawing adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 7411 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 Alice Hill 7413 Mon – Thu 8/26 – 8/29 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

3 – 4:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm

10 – 11:30 am

Let’s Paint: Explore Color

Walters Arts Education

Get ready for an explosion of color! Experiment, explore, and create exciting results. Discover techniques to make images come to life and jump off the page using the power of color: choice, combinations, mixing, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7404 Mon – Thu 7/8 – 7/11 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm

Let’s Draw: Amazing Animals

Take a walk on the wild side and have a blast expressing your creativity. Drawing animals is one of the best ways to explore key elements of drawing: line, texture, proportion, shading, and more. Just don’t feed the artwork! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7414 Mon – Thu 7/29 – 8/1 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

2 – 3:30 pm

Let’s Paint: Art & Story

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 7403 Mon – Thu 8/5 – 8/8 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident 20

10 – 11:30 am

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

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


Youth Mini-Camps & Classes – Drawing & Fiber Arts Beginning Drawing

Explore the joy of drawing! Express your creativity and have a blast while developing an eye for line, shape, color, texture, shading, and more. Discover fun and easy techniques to bring fantastic images to life. An empowering, engaging introduction to drawing and creative expression. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center

Kimberly Nissinen 7416 Mon – Thu 6/17 – 6/20 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm

New! Beginning Illustration for Teens

Do you like to draw or doodle? Create characters, environments, and express your style and ideas. Explore the building blocks of drawing: shape, line, composition, and more. An empowering introduction to the building blocks of drawing and visual storytelling. No experience necessary! 14 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Kimberly Nissinen 7428 Mon – Thu 6/24 – 6/27 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm

New! Draw & Paint: Endangered Species

Go on a wild creative journey! Look deeply at animals—their physical makeup, movement, fur, feathers, relationship to their environments, and more. Develop new skills and experiment with line, shape, texture, and color using pencils, paint, and your own perceptive eye. An exciting, empowering introduction to the building blocks of art and magnificent wildlife.

New! Beginning Drawing for Teens 3 – 4:30 pm

New! Art & Story: Fairy Tales

Drawing, painting, storytelling, and more come together in exciting ways. Let characters and worlds you love from books and legends ignite your imagination and take your creativity on colorful journeys. Each session is a fun, engaging adventure. There’s no limit to where your inspiration—and great stories—can take you! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7425 Mon – Thu 7/15 – 7/18 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

2 – 3:30 pm

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

Unleash your creativity through drawing! Explore approaches to breaking images down to their simplest parts. Experiment with composition, line, shading, and more. Express yourself while building new skills and drawing confidence. See the Walters’ website for full supply list. 14 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 7430 Tue 7/9 – 8/13 $67 Resident, $82 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginning Fiber Art

Walters Arts Education

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7423 Mon – Thu 8/26 – 8/29 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

Do you love creativity and hands-on art? Discover the fun of working with fabric and fibers as you explore color and texture and experiment with collage, weaving, stitching, felting, and more. A rewarding, tactile approach to art that’s great for motor skills and concentration—and instantly gratifying! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7451 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $62 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

1 – 3 pm

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Mini-Camps – Jewelry & Guitar New! Teen 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.

New! Teen DIY Jewelry

Why buy jewelry when you can create it yourself? Discover how to design and make your own bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using up-cycled materials. Explore your personal style and create sustainable art that’s uniquely yours. An engaging new activity every day.

Walters Arts Education

13 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 7452 Mon – Thu 7/29 – 8/1 $52 Resident, $65 Non-Resident

3 – 4:30 pm

3 – 4:30 pm

Beginning Guitar: Favorite Songs

Begin playing favorite songs right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies, and more! Experience the excitement of playing new songs you know and love. Gain new skills, grow your musical confidence, and dive into creative expression. Note: Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 10 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 7456 Mon – Fri 6/24 – 6/28 $55 Resident, $67 Non-Resident

Guitar Adventures

Grab your guitar for a musical adventure! 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. Note: Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 7454 Mon – Fri 6/24 – 6/28 7455 Mon – Fri 8/5 – 8/9 $55 Resident, $67 Non-Resident

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13 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 7453 Mon – Thu 8/12 – 8/15 $52 Resident, $65 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am 10 – 11:30 am

1 – 2:30 pm

New! Beginning Guitar for Teens

Begin playing right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies, and more. Build new skills, grow your musical confidence, collaborate with others, and express your creativity in a supportive class environment. Note: Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 13 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 7459 Mon – Fri 8/5 – 8/9 $64 Resident, $78 Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

1 – 3 pm


Youth Mini-Camps – Performance & Theatre New! Summer Singing: Harmony

Discover the “rocking” side of singing. Explore the modern approaches and empowering singing skills that make popular rock and R&B songs (like “Lean On Me”) come to life. Collaborate with others and develop musical skills to take you far in a fun, supportive environment. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. For additional information, see the Walters’ website for supply list. 6 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Westside Youth Choir Staff 7462 Mon – Fri 7/22 – 7/26 $60 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

2 – 4 pm

New! Teen Acapella

Explore the power of acapella singing! No experience necessary. Discover a wide range of vocal styles as you dive into acapella music-making in a fun, nopressure environment. Songs sourced from today’s hits. Collaborate with others as you experiment with different vocal skills and approaches, beatboxing, and more. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. For additional information, see the Walters’ website for supply list. 13 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Westside Youth Choir Staff 7464 Mon – Thu 7/22 – 7/25 $58 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

5:30 – 8 pm

New! Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (Two Weeks)

New! Intro to Musical Theatre

6 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Westside Youth Choir Staff 7460 Mon – Fri 7/22 – 7/26 $60 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

10 am – Noon

Bring a sack lunch, a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. For additional information, see the Walters’ website for supply list. 10 – 17 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Westside Youth Choir Staff 7467 Mon – Fri 8/12 – 8/23 9:30 am – 2:30 pm $330 Resident, $412 Non-Resident Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously learned skills.

Walters Arts Education

A joyful, welcoming introduction to musical theatre—no experience necessary! Explore some of the greatest songs of the stage while meeting new friends and discovering skills to take you far: listening, teamwork, collaboration, communication, stage confidence, self-expression—and more! Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. For additional information, see the Walters’ website for supply list.

Discover and delight in the joys of musical theatre in this fun-filled camp! Explore a variety of exciting skills: acting, music-making, dancing, and technical skills (props, costumes, sets). Create and share an original performance using musical theatre and contemporary favorites. Meet new friends, build stage confidence, and flex your creativity, while creating wonderful memories and developing skills to take you far on the stage and in life.

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. ¡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.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Ceramics 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, then personalize your creations using color and texture. Amaze yourself with how far you go in this inspiring, in-depth class focused on the wonders of the wheel. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 7309 Tue 7/2 – 8/20 4 – 6 pm 7315 Tue 7/2 – 8/20 6:30 – 8:30 pm $126 Resident, $144 Non-Resident, $83 Senior Resident, $98 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing

Walters Arts Education

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 7313 Mon 6/24 – 7/29 6:30 – 8:30 pm $105 Resident, $127 Non-Resident, $70 Senior Resident, $87 Senior Non-Resident

New! Intro to Hand-building Intensive

Immerse yourself in the art of ceramic hand-building! 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 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 7318 Mon 7/8 – 8/12 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 two weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

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Ceramic Open Studio

Flex your Claytivity with independent studio time! Work independently on personal projects—with a plethora of tools and glazes at your disposal! Meet new people, explore new skills, and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided time in the studio. This opportunity is provided for current and previous students to practice techniques, deepen their craft, and encourage personal enrichment. Note: Students must be proficient at the wheel and/or hand-building and have the skills and experience to work independently. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times. Open Studio is open to students who have previously taken or are currently enrolled in a Walters’ ceramics class, or who have received advance approval from an Open Studio Facilitator. Wheel & Handbuilding Studio Use 7311 Wed 6/5 – 7/10 5:30 – 8:30 pm No class 7/3 7323 Wed 7/24 – 8/21 5:30 – 8:30 pm Handbuilding only 7310 Wed 6/5 – 7/10 5:30 – 8:30 pm No class 7/3 7322 Wed 7/24 – 8/21 5:30 – 8:30 pm $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

New! Hands On Clay: Handbuilding for Beginners

Experience the joy and rewards of making art with your own hands this summer. Dive in and get “muddy” while making beautiful pieces right away. Design, create, and glaze pieces such as bowls, cups, plates, and more. Gain foundational and empowering ceramic skills, flex your creativity, and create art to enjoy every day! 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 7320 Tue 7/9 – 7/30 6:30 – 8:30 pm 7321 Tue 8/6 – 8/27 6:30 – 8:30 pm $75 Resident, $91 Non-Resident, $53 Senior Resident, $68 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult Classes – Ceramics, Drawing, & Crafts New! Intro to Botanical Illustration

See nature with new eyes! Discover the joy and rewards of botanical illustration as you immerse yourself in the beauty of plants. Explore color, texture, line, shape, and more. Discover the details of flower and plants and bring them to life! Surprise yourself with how far you go as you unleash your creativity, and build new skills and confidence. See Walters’ website for full supply list. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 7342 Fri 7/12 – 8/9 $70 Resident, $86 Non-Resident, $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

1 – 3 pm

New! Intro to Cake Decorating: Exploring Fondant

Have you ever wanted to try cake decorating? Discover the rewards and fun of working with fondant! Experiment with key skills to make your ideas come to life. An empowering, step by step approach to creating delightful—and delicious— creations to celebrate and enjoy. See Walters’ website for full supply list.

day | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Mary Josephine 7331 Fri 8/16 – 8/30 9:30 – 11:30 am $55 Resident, $69 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $48 Senior Non-Resident

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! See Walters’ website for full supply list. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 7324 Thu 7/11 – 8/8 6:30 – 8:30 pm $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $48 Senior Non-Resident

FAMILY ART NIGHT Bring your family and create something truly special—individually or team up as a family— with clay, paint, collage & more! Fun for all ages, everybody is welcome!

Walters Arts Education

New! Intro to Jewelry: Design and Fabrication

Walters Cultural Art Center

Every Thursday | 6:30 - 8:30 pm $5.00 each person | Children under 3 - Free

For complete information, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

Beginners are welcome in all adult creative arts classes at the Walters. Returning students are encouraged to build upon skills from previous classes.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Painting New! Watercolor: Freedom & Spontaneity Experience the joy, freedom, and spontaneity in your painting! Discover what makes working in watercolor liberating and exciting, as well as peaceful and stress-relieving. Gain confidence as you follow your creativity—beginners welcome. Experiment with empowering skills like brushwork, color mixing, and more as you bring your inspiration to life this summer. See Walters’ website for full supply list.

Walters Arts Education

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 7312 Wed 6/26 – 7/24 4:30 – 6 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident, $38 Senior Resident, $49 Senior Non-Resident

Dive into color this summer! Discover the joy and unique creative rewards of watercolor! Gain confidence in your painting 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! Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 7308 Thu 8/8 – 8/29 6 – 8 pm $59 Resident, $73 Non-Resident, $36 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident

Journey into Watercolor

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. Students with previous experience have the opportunity to progress to new challenges. Surprise yourself with how far you go in each class! See Walters’ website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 7307 Wed 7/10 – 8/21 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 8/14 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

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Beginning Watercolor: Focus on Color

Grab your brush for a creative journey and discover the special rewards of painting with watercolor. Explore the power of color and let the “flow” of the paint inspire your creativity. Make friends, release stress, and discover empowering skills to make painting fun, surprising, and gratifying. Materials provided.

Hillsboro Community Senior Center Bonnie Burbidge 7344 Thu 6/27 – 8/1 10 – 11:30 am No class 7/4 $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Adult Resident, $69 Adult Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

Beginners are welcome in all adult creative arts classes at the Walters. Returning students are encouraged to build upon skills from previous classes.


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Boys & Girls Club members leap into the new play space following the ribbon cutting.

Inukai Boys & Girls Club Mural Dedication On April 12, 2019, the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club held a dedication and ribbon-cutting for their new outdoor play space and mural. Hillsboro Cultural Arts was proud to be a sponsor of Arturo Villaseñor’s mural and work with club students. Rachel Schutz, Vice President of Services for the Boys & Girls Club said, “I cannot tell you how proud we are of this piece, how incredibly grateful we are to Arturo and his beautiful work ….This art has not only united us as a Club, but as a community as well. For generations to come, this mural with shine as a beacon of family, community, diversity, and unity.” Rachel Schutz of the Boys & Girls Club with Arturo Villaseñor

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Mayor Steve Callaway thanks artist Arturo Villaseñor


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 MAGAZINE

HillsboroARTS Mission HillsboroARTS Magazine 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 and Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor Melissa Moore, Community Arts Supervisor Valerie Otani, Public Arts Supervisor Cultural Arts Program Support Staff LeAnn Alsop Tracy Andrews Julieta Castro Jen Champlin Daniel Glendening Joel Gordon Randi Hering-Soot Aimee Herrington Alice Hill Lindsey Holcomb Nikki Iadarola Mark Jackson Cindy Morales-Lee Amy Thompson ON THE COVER: Families build fanciful new stickworks structure in Orenco Woods Nature Park. Photo by Rick Paulson. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

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HillsboroArts Magazine Summer 2019  

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

HillsboroArts Magazine Summer 2019  

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

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