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

HillsboroARTS Winter/Spring 2014

Proud Beginnings: History of the Walters Concerts & Matinees Artist Spotlight: Meet Joe Aloia 10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival Symphony of Light Community Spotlight: Oregon Chorale Arts Classes

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HillsboroARTS MAGAZINE

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 katrina. hill@hillsboro-oregon.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Carol Loughner, Chair Debby Garman, Vice Chair Ed Arrington Deborah Clarke Cindy Dauer Tim Gabriel BJ Jeddeloh Jeff Jurrens Christine Martell Barbara Mason Anita Menon Elizabeth Oberlin Lynn Scheller Dawn Sellers Bryan Welsh

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 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 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 communitycentered education in the arts.

Cultural Arts Program Staff Cristina Caravaca, Program Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative Assistant

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council To promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community.

Walters Cultural Art Center Bridie Harrington, Program Supervisor Stephanie Adams, Facility Supervisor Gayle Ritt, Facility Supervisor

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 Arts & Culture Council Maggie Chapin, Program Supervisor Melissa Moore, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Public Art Program Valerie Otani, Public Art Program Supervisor ON THE COVER: Aztec dancer at the 2013 Latino Cultural Festival. Photo by Rick Paulson. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Walters and HACC staff unless otherwise indicated. All photo rights reserved. COPYRIGHT 2014, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.

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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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Phone: 503-615-3497 hillsboro-oregon.gov/hacc Facebook: HillsboroArts YouTube: HillsboroArtsCulture Flickr: HillsboroArts Address: 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 The Walters Cultural Arts Center is a division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation. Digital Version Find a digital version of this magazine at our website at: hillsboro-oregon.gov/wcac

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Winter/Spring Concert Season at the Walters

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Proud Beginnings

The history of the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center.

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Walters Gallery Exhibits Tuesday Happenings Register for Winter/ Spring Classes

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Youth Arts Education Classes

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Instructor Spotlight: Meet Joe Aloia

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Hillsboro Latino Festival

Teen/Adult Education Classes

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Classes at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center

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Connect, embrace and engage with Hillsboro’s vibrant Latino community at this annual festival.

Symphony of Light

Patrick Coan transformed a dark winter night into a symphony of light.

Community Spotlight: Oregon Chorale

The home-town choir brings power and versatility to the stage.

Walters Arts Education

Walters Cultural Arts Center Phone: 503-615-3485 hillsboro-oregon.gov/wcac Facebook: WCACHillsboro Twitter: WaltersCAC

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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit

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HACC Professional Development Workshops

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Community Arts & Culture Grants Boost Local Arts Groups

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Winter/Spring Concerts at the Walters Patrick Ball and Legends of the Celtic Harp Friday, 1/31, 7:30 pm $20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show (Celtic/Storytelling)

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this captivating instrument. One of the most beloved performers in Folk music today, Patrick Ball has recorded twelve albums

Hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling...” – Variety, New York which have sold over a half million copies internationally. Patrick will perform alongside Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter—musicians of extraordinary talents and abilities.

“Extraordinary modern dance”

BodyVox-2

Friday, 3/14, 7:30 pm $15 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (Modern Dance) A freewheeling, boundarybending troupe, BodyVox-2’s unique approach to theater assimilates all possibilities for movement and endows it with breathtaking physicality. Enriched with striking imagery and sparkling with wit and whimsy, BodyVox-2 creates dance that illuminates the power and joy of the human form.

Acoustic Guitar Summit “Romance Show” Friday, 2/14, 7:30 pm $15 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (American Songbook/ Opera)

This Valentine’s Day, experience the passion of opera with international performers Beth Donnelly (Soprano) and Douglas Feller (Baritone)—a married duo known for delivering powerful and heartfelt renditions of classical romantic opera. “Romance” is a fully choreographed show featuring love “...thunderous vocals from songs and duets both artists that sincerely from La Traviata, Don Giovanni, project the power of love.” West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, The –Sari Kent Merry Widow, The Barber of Seville, and more. Treat yourself or a loved one to a performance that’s sure to speak directly to the heart.

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With Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith Friday, 3/21, 7:30 pm $15 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (Finger-Style Guitar) With a wide-ranging repertoire, Acoustic Guitar Summit enchants audiences with gypsy jazz, blues, classical, pop-styles, folk and more—an eclectic mix of “Pure craftsmanship and tone styles delivered virtuosic from these stellar performers” with skill. No matter the genre, these stunningly talented and Grammy Award-winning musicians deliver great performances sure to please any crowd.

Group Sales for Walters Concerts: For information about Group Ticket Sales (discounts & reserved seating) please call the box office at 503-615-3485


Join Us for Our 10th Anniversary Season! Ron Steen Quartet Friday, 4/11, 7:30 pm $15 Advance/ $18 Day of Show (Jazz) Hailed as the “Godfather of Jazz Jams” in Portland, Ron Steen is a local treasure not to be missed. A seasoned musician who has been leading jam sessions for over 20 years, Steen is a prolific drummer who delivers jazz with a voracious spirit and energy that has made him famous in the region.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band Friday, 4/25, 7:30 pm $20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show (Folk)

Internationally acclaimed musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason have long been celebrated as an acoustic duo that brings out the heart and soul of American folk music in their deeply-moving performances. Their Grammy Awardwinning and Emmy-nominated compositions combine vocal harmony with the rhythmic energy of fiddle, ukulele and guitar. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band also features “The voices are beautiful, Ruth Ungar there is great harmony, and and Mike Merenda, the music is flawless.” who bring a second generation of compelling vocals and musical talent to the stage for a fourfold force that audiences adore.

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Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Friday, 5/2, 7:30 pm $15 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (Classical)

Founded in an effort to revive the beauty and popular impact of this turn-of-the-century art form, the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family. This spring concert features a riveting “...historically-rich and selection of music to welcome and celebrate dynamic sounds of the the season, featuring mandolin...” Music Director and Conductor Brian Oberlin and selected members of the orchestra.

Special Thanks to Our 2014 Sponsors

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Special Matinee Series at the Walters The Walters Cultural Arts Center is pleased to offer this special matinee series showcasing free weekend performances of opera, theatre, puppetry and classical music—an eclectic selection that offers something for all ages in celebration of our 10th Anniversary Season. These performances are made possible through a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Portland Opera To Go presents La Boheme

Saturday, January 25, 2 pm FREE (50 minute opera performance) Recommended ages: upper elementary and above An opera for all ages! Engaging, accessible and full of romantic intrigue, La Boheme is a persisting classic whose charming tale of love and loss has continued to move audiences for over a century. Puccini’s masterpiece concerns the fortunes of four young men whose lives are changed forever when one of them falls in love with the girl upstairs. With themes of youth, poverty, love, friendship and coming-of-age, La Boheme is a perfect way to introduce younger audiences to opera.

Teatro Milagro presents Aventuras de Don Quixote

Saturday, February 22, 2 pm FREE (30 minute theater performance) Recommended ages: early elementary and above Inspired by Cervantes’ famous novel, Aventuras de Don Quixote is a rollicking, adventurous tale full of whimsical follies and rich with imagination. Adapted to younger audiences, Aventuras follows the journey of a young girl who does not like to read, but is unwittingly drawn into Don Quixote’s surreal world of adventures at the library, where she learns just how exciting and lifechanging a book can really be.

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra

Friday, March 8, 2 pm FREE (50 minute classical music performance) Recommended ages: all ages Founded in an effort to revive the beauty and popular impact of this turn-of-the-century art form, the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family. This special matinee concert features multi-genre classics and special performances, featuring Music Director and Conductor Brian Oberlin and selected members of the orchestra.

Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Malika, Queen of the Cats

Saturday, May 10, 2 pm FREE (60 minute puppetry theatre performance) Recommended ages: all ages In Malika, Queen of the Cats, skilled puppeteers from Tears of Joy Theatre bring to life a traditional Palestinian fairy tale that simultaneously introduces audiences to Middle Eastern folk culture and reinforces the power of giving to others. Adapted from the book “Sitti and the Cats” by Sally Bahous, this show delves playfully into the consequences of both greed and good-deeds when Malika, queen of cats, rewards a good Samaritan for her selflessness but confounds a selfish neighbor who tries to trick her way to fortune. Be prepared for twists and turns in this fun and fantastical tale of magical cats, whirling dervishes—and even pet chickens!

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Walters Gallery Exhibits Gallery exhibit hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm | Friday: 9 am – 6 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm | Sunday: closed Opening receptions for the artists and general public are held on the first Tuesday of each month and include free hors d’oeurves and live music; for more information about our free Tuesday Happenings, see pages 8-9.

p:ear Exhibit

Simply Red

Youth Art Exhibit

The Walters gallery collaborates with p:ear in this eclectic show that brings to light the artistic talents of homeless youth, and the professional artists who mentor them. In support of p:ear’s powerful mission to strengthen the lives of homeless and transitional youth with creative mentorships, the exhibit celebrates the wonderful talent and imagination expressed by homeless youth who have participated in p:ear’s individualized mentoring programs, and also features the work of p:ear mentor and watercolor painter Jerry Dickason.

What is the meaning of “Red”? The diverse group of artists featured in this exhibit answer this question and explore this theme through a variety of textiles, techniques, and points of view. Following the enthusiastic response to last season’s fiber art exhibit, this all-new body of work also features exquisite artistry which draws upon traditions of quilting while exploring and approaching the art form from a contemporary point of view. The artists featured are members of “High Fiber Diet”, an interest group within the Columbia FiberArts Guild. Take the opportunity to view up close the textures, intricate details, colors and stunning compositions that are “Simply Red.”

The Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Walters present the 10th Annual Youth Art Exhibit. This dynamic exhibit celebrates the exceptional talent of emerging high school artists in Hillsboro, and also honors the arts educators who support and encourage their work. Artwork in a variety of mediums is highlighted: from painting and drawing, to sculpture and photography. Students are nominated by their individual school art programs to participate and the work is juried by members of the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council. There will be an opening night reception for students, families and the public to recognize the achievements of the artists selected to represent their school.

First Tuesday Receptions:

First Tuesday Reception:

December 3 –January 28

What is p:ear?

p:ear stands for Portland: Education, Art and Recreation—and it’s the name of an amazing non-profit organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation. Each year, p:ear’s programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people between the ages of 15 to 24, working with youth to affirm personal worth and increase overall wellbeing. For more information, or to volunteer, visit pearmentor.org/about/. (Please note that due to the holidays there will be no First Tuesday reception held in January)

February 4 – March 18

February 4, 6 – 7:30 pm March 4, 6 – 7:30 pm

April 1–29

April 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pml

Lobby

Special Lobby Display

Rocks and Minerals of the Pacific NW March 4 – April 26

The Pacific Northwest is home to many beautiful rocks and minerals. This traveling exhibit highlights some of these beauties and includes specimens of thundereggs, petrified wood, quartz, agate, jasper, metallic ores, the Washington state gem and even Oregon’s state rock. This beautiful display of natural wonders can be found in the lobby of the Walters courtesy of the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals. www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org

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Proud

The History of the Glenn and Viola Walters Cu Starting from Scratch Located in the heart of Downtown Hillsboro, the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center is built on a site with a rich history of community involvement. In 1941, the Trinity Lutheran Church purchased the land for $2250; members of the parish pitched in and labored together to construct the frame of the building, donating both their goods and talents to create the church building which would later become the Walters Cultural Arts Center in 2004. The beautiful handquarried red rock that adorns the exterior of the building was purchased for a steal, with the condition: you dig,

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you haul. Volunteers from the church used dynamite to extract the rock and loaded the boulders into their vehicles, making more than 150 trips to haul the stone from Camas, Washington to Hillsboro. Despite the challenges involved with creating and funding a new building from scratch, the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church completed construction of the new church and hosted its dedication on May 8, 1949. To this day, the beautiful craftsmanship of the building has remained a landmark in the Hillsboro community.


“To this day, the beautiful craftsmanship of the building has remained a landmark in the Hillsboro community.”

Community Commitment This historic property began its second stage of life when it was proposed as a suitable location for a new cultural arts center for the Hillsboro community in 1999. Civic leaders had long recognized the need for an arts center in the community, and this dream was made possible through the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan. The Hillsboro 2020 Plan represents a collaboration of hundreds of citizens, businesses and government to shape the growth and development of the greater Hillsboro area over the next twenty years. Arts and culture were a high priority during the planning process, not only as an opportunity for redevelopment and growth in the downtown area, but for the positive role that art plays in enriching communities and the individual experiences of citizens. Through a generous donation of $1,000,000 from Glenn and Viola Walters, the City of Hillsboro was able to purchase the church building and property from the Trinity Lutheran Church in December of 2000. Over the next four years, local citizens, businesses, community organizations, and the City of Hillsboro joined together to complete the necessary funding to renovate the building to accommodate the dynamic cultural arts programs that it houses today.

The Arts Center Today

ultural Arts Center Celebrate the Walters’ 10th Anniversary by diving into the arts! Check out all of the great cultural offerings at www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/ Walters

The Walters is a ground-breaking facility that provides expanded opportunities for youth and adult art education and training, community access to excellent regional and national artists and speakers, and increased opportunities for local arts organizations, and professional and emerging artists. It is the first site constructed in Hillsboro with the intention of showcasing cultural events and providing communitycentered education in the arts. The establishment of the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and its programming has enabled the City of Hillsboro to expand and enrich the services available to its residents and the surrounding community. In the spirit of creative expression, the Walters opens its doors to the community at large to say “welcome!” and to invite all to join in the 10th Anniversary celebration of this community hub of art and culture. The Walters offers something fulfilling for all who enter. Whether it’s live music, a gallery exhibit, art classes, or fascinating lectures, this is a place where people of all ages can engage their creativity and discover new passions. Because in the end, it’s all about the inspiration of the everyday people who make this community extraordinary.

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Tuesday Happenings at the Walters Tuesdays are happening at the Walters—don’t miss these free monthly events at your local cultural arts center!

First Tuesday: Gallery Reception and Live Music In the Walters lobby and gallery 6 – 7:30, FREE The First Tuesday reception is held in honor of the artist(s) exhibiting at the Walters, and is accompanied by live music featuring local musicians. Hors d’oeuvres are provided by Claeys Catering.

Second Tuesday: Open Poetry Night In the Walters gallery 7 - 8 pm, FREE Poets and lovers of poetry alike gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration. All are invited to sign up for the open mic, though quiet listeners are equally welcome and appreciated.

Third Tuesday Spoken Word Lecture Series Speakers with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds present free lectures on topics pertaining to culture, art, and creativity. Members of the public are invited to engage by asking questions after the presentation, or by simply enjoying the fascinating ideas and discussions that are brought forth by our speakers.

A Life in Opera: The Inside Story

Creative Partnerships

The Spoken Word Series kicks off the New Year with local opera singer Erin McCarthy for a rare look into one of the most fascinating— and decadent—forms of artistic expression. McCarthy will examine the inner-workings of a performing artist’s life, and recount the powerful personal experiences that have defined her as an artist, including a look into the difficulties with discovering relevance in an art form that can seem removed from the challenges and issues of modern life. This intimate portrayal of opera from the point of view of a practicing artist will take place in the theater, and includes a brief piano performance and aria.

In celebration of the month of love, we invite you to join this inspiring husband and wife duo for a talk on creative partnerships. Alex and A’misa Chiu are local artists, educators and publishers whose work focuses on community, partnership and creative freedom. Learn about how these dynamic artists support one another within their unique creative practices, and how they go about building a creative community around themselves.  Learn about artistic collaboration and self-publication, and discover simple tips on how to encourage creative partnerships in your own life.

with Soprano Erin McCarthy Tuesday, January 21 – 7:00 pm

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with Alex and A’misa Chiu Tuesday, February 18 – 7:00 pm


Tuesday Happenings at the Walters Continued

Rocks and Minerals of the Pacific Northwest

with Lara O’Dwyer-Brown, curator of the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals Tuesday, March 18 – 7:00 pm The Northwest is home to a plethora of captivating rocks, minerals and semi-precious gemstones that draw collectors from around the world. Be enthralled by the natural beauty of thundereggs, sunstones and much more, as you explore the stones and minerals of the region with geologist Lara O’Dwyer-Brown. Get to know the vast range of geologic wonders that can be found locally, and get the chance to see actual stones up close. Brought to you by the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Don’t miss the Rocks and Minerals special traveling exhibit: From March 4 to April 26 you can visit a rocks and minerals exhibit curated by Lara O’Dwyer-Brown in the lobby of the Walters. For more information see our Gallery listings on page 5.

10th Annual Art of the Story Festival

Date and special guest speaker TBA We are pleased to announce that the Spoken Word program will host a guest speaker in April from the Art of the Story Festival—stay tuned for the date, time and more details! Join the Walters and other local organizations as we team up to celebrate the 10th Annual Art of the Story Festival. This weeklong storytelling extravaganza is organized by Washington County Cooperative Library Services and features nationallyacclaimed storytellers and storytelling events county-wide. See www.wccls.org/festival for a complete schedule of storytelling events.

“We All Trespass:” The Making of a Graphic Novel

with multimedia artist and writer Clio Sady Tuesday, May 20 – 7:00 pm Portland artist and visual storyteller Clio Sady takes her audience behind the scenes of her latest graphic novel, “We All Trespass.” Follow her journey from start to finish as Sady reveals the layers beneath each comic page, from rough sketches to final inks. As a long-time proponent of local, grassroots media and selfpublication, Sady’s work is an empowering testament to the potential of the DIY movement and the growing culture of independent media.

www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org

Check out our website makeover and learn more about Tuesday Happenings at www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters.

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Arts Education Offerings at the Walters Instructor Spotlight: Meet Joe Aloia

is a Native American concept that the band chose as part of its identity to invoke a culture of acceptance, unique perspectives, and respect for all—it’s a term that honors the human community, and Joe says proudly “the band is all A sneak peek of Joe Aloia’s about openness. Music is upcoming Winter/Spring all about being open.” Classes at the Walters (see Aside from performing in classes listing for more a band, Joe Aloia is also information): a sound technician and a music teacher at both Beginning Guitar the Walters and at MIR 9 – 13 years Music. A familiar face in 2/6 to 3/13 and 4/10 to the downtown area, Joe 5/15 keeps himself involved 4 – 5:30 pm and does his part to keep Walters Music Instructor Joe Aloia the community thriving, Let’s Play Music An 8th grade group guitar class was the trigger that connected, and supporting 5 – 8 years sent Walters music instructor Joe Aloia on a musical of young and aspiring 4/8 to 4/29 adventure that has yet to end. “The guitar just called to musicians. “Teamwork is 4 – 5 pm me—it felt right in my hands,” he says. Finding freedom, a big thing in the music fun, and inspiration in the versatility of the guitar, Aloia world,” he says. “You Let’s Make Music Camp devoted himself to the instrument and soon landed his first can teach that sense of 5 – 8 years professional gig at the age of 17. As Aloia continued to teamwork through group 3/24 to 3/27 develop his skill, earning a BA in Music Studies with an music lessons and it’s 11 am – 12 pm emphasis in Jazz Guitar at wonderful to the University of South Florida see how the Guitar Camp “There’s a very strong in the process, he found that music naturally 9 – 13 years something important was encourages music community here [in 3/24 to 3/27 missing from his experience. openness in Hillsboro]—it’s a life line.” “Florida,” he says, “just kids and adults 1 – 3:30 pm didn’t seem to offer much in alike.” Joe is Beginning Guitar: the way of community for its a dedicated Fundamentals musicians.” Knowing how crucial a strong community is for teaching artist—and when 18+ years artists, he knew his adventure would have to take a different asked what he has learned 2/6 to 3/13 turn. from his experiences as 6:30 — 8:30 pm a teacher, his answer is “Hillsboro’s another story,” Joe says. Since moving to Oregon, he has found that the local music scene in Hillsboro “everything—my students have taught me everything: new ways of seeing, new ways is the exact community he was looking for: a thriving of being a musician.” And in return, Aloia takes pleasure in network of artists who support and encourage creative seeing the confidence, wonder, and growth in his students growth in one another. “There’s a very strong music as they discover their own creativity and talent. community here—it’s a life line.”

Walters Arts Education

Check out Joe Aloia’s class offerings:

Today, Joe Aloia plays bass with “Two Spirit Jazz,” a wellloved local band that performs frequently at venues and events around Hillsboro and Portland. The term “Two Spirit” 10 10

Register Now! 503-615-3485


Youth Classes Let’s Draw: Cartoons 5 – 7 years

Let’s Draw 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. Beginning and returning students are welcome. Materials provided. Alex Chiu

#42280: 5/1 – 5/22 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Let’s Paint 5 – 7 years

Get ready to unleash your creativity and create a masterpiece all your own! Young artists have fun exploring the world of paint and color in this dynamic class that mixes mediums for colorful results that make the paintings come alive on the page. Materials provided. Alice Hill #42271: 2/27 — 3/20 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Cartooning 8 – 12 years

Beginning Painting

Whether or not you think you can draw, this class is for you! Express your inner creativity and develop an artistic eye for line, shape, color, texture and shading by exploring the visual world around you. Learn easy techniques that will bring your drawings to life. Returning students will have the ability to build on skills from previous classes. Materials provided. Gary Sweet

Cartooning brings out the best of the imagination. Surprise yourself as you create delightful, colorful cartoons and characters that are uniquely your own. Professional artist and illustrator Alex Chiu guides you with simple techniques and tricks as you explore the infinite possibilities of cartooning. Learn new skills and gain confidence using a step-by-step process that works for everybody. No experience necessary. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on new skills. Bring your own sketchbook—soon to be filled! All Other Materials provided. Alex Chiu

#42281: 4/21 – 5/12 Day: Monday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

#42283: 2/20 – 3/20 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $50 Resident $65 Non-Resident

#42273: 2/24 – 3/17 Days: Monday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Beginning Drawing 8 – 12 years

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

8 – 12 years

Find your own style and express yourself—with paint! No experience necessary in this introduction to the art of painting. Have fun experimenting with basic skills like brushwork, composition and color-combining to bring your images to life. Students are encouraged to develop their own artistic style through engaging exercises that are designed to spark imagination and support creativity. Materials provided. Gary Sweet

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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#42278: 1/23 – 2/13 #42279: 4/3 – 4/24 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

Create exciting characters and have a blast while learning the fundamental techniques of drawing. Cartooning is one of the best ways for young artists to express their creativity and develop an understanding of line, shape, color and shading. Professional artist and illustrator Alex Chiu uses the freedom and whimsical nature of cartooning to bring out the best in young artists. Beginning and returning students are welcome. Materials provided. Alex Chiu


Clay Kids 5 – 8 years

Clay is so much fun! Kids have a great time playing and learning with this natural and versatile material. Class projects may include pinch-pots, small animals, sculptures and more! Students dive into the wonders of all things clay and create fun and memorable keepsakes to take home. Materials provided.

Walters Arts Education

Alice Hill #42269: 1/21 – 2/11 Day: Tuesday Jen Champlin #42263: 4/2 – 4/23 Day: Wednesday Alice Hill #42265: 5/8 – 5/29 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:15 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $48 Resident $62 Non-Resident

Kid Sculptors

Young Authors

5 – 8 years

8 – 12 years

Attention young artists: it’s time to play with clay! Create fun and useful objects like bowls, pinch pots, animal sculptures, and more. Enjoy playing with texture, pattern and glazing as you explore the world of clay sculpture. This exciting class provides hands-on learning to develop basic skills that have been passed down for thousands of years. Materials provided. Alice Hill #42262: 2/25 – 3/18 Day: Tuesday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $55 Resident $70 Non-Resident

Make stories that will come alive and get people listening! Set your imagination and creativity loose as you explore the skills that authors use to create wonderful worlds and characters. Develop your own fantastical book to share with friends and family. Please bring your own pencil and notebook. Tye Pemberton

Register Now! 503-615-3485

Launch your creativity into the stratosphere and create your own worlds from scratch! If you enjoy fantasy and sci-fi, this class will give you the skills and confidence to create your own exciting sci-fi stories, super-powers, and amazing characters. Experienced writer and educator Tye Pemberton brings out the best in young authors and makes the writing process enjoyable, accessible, and fun. No experience necessary—all you need is your imagination. Please bring your own pencil and notebook. Tye Pemberton

Youth Sculpture 9 – 13 years

Youth Wheel 9 – 13 years

Have you ever wanted to try out the potter’s wheel? Then roll up your sleeves and dive into pottery—no experience necessary! Explore age-old techniques that have been used for thousands of years to make art that you can use every day. Work on your hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as you have a blast at the wheel! Appropriate for beginners as well as returning students. Materials provided. Jen Champlin #42261: 2/12 – 3/12 Day: Wednesday Time: 4:00 – 5:15 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $60 Resident $75 Non-Resident

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Watch your creativity grow—with clay! Learn the basics of sculpture through hand-building, coiling, slabwork, carving, texture, glazing and more. Get your hands “muddy” and use the world around you and your own imagination to inspire your creations. There is practically no limit to what you can create when working with clay! No experience necessary. Returning students will have the opportunity to build on skills from previous classes. Materials provided. Alice Hill #42259: 4/15 – 5/20 Day: Tuesday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $75 Resident $100 Non-Resident

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

#42291: 2/25 – 3/18 Day: Tuesday Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $40 Resident $52 Non-Resident

Beginning Sci-Fi Authors 8 – 12 years

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NEW

#42286: 4/15 – 5/6 Day: Tuesday Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $40 Resident $52 Non-Resident

Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Let’s Act!

Let’s Play Music!

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NEW

5 – 8 years Time to take the stage! Have fun, meet new friends and gain confidence as you explore new skills with theatre educator and professional actress Cassie Greer. Explore the ways actors bring characters to life using voice, imagination, and movement. Learn how actors work together to support each other onstage and take their audiences on a journey—no acting experience necessary! Cassie Greer #41656: 2/3 – 3/10 No class 2/17 Day: Monday Time: 3:30 – 4:15 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $30 Resident $42 Non-Resident

5 – 8 years

Storybook Theatre 5 – 8 years

Have you ever wanted to step into a storybook? Now is your chance! Bring famous stories to life as you have fun playing theatre games and creating exciting characters. Let your imagination run wild and gain confidence exploring new skills with theatre educator and professional actress Cassie Greer. No acting experience necessary! Beginning and returning students will explore new stories and build on past skills. Cassie Greer #41655: 4/14 – 5/12 Day: Monday Time: 3:30 – 4:15 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $30 Resident $42 Non-Resident

Young Shakespeare 9 — 12 years

! NEW

To be or not to be? Theatre educator and professional actress Cassie Greer will have you shouting “To be!” as she helps you discover the music, physicality, and fun in Shakespeare’s classic plays. Have a blast as you explore exciting scenes and make famous characters come to life with your own flair. Suitable for all experience levels—no previous acting experience necessary! Family and friends invited to attend a class demonstration on the last day. Cassie Greer #41654: 4/14 – 5/12 Day: Monday Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $36 Resident $51 Non-Resident

9 – 13 years

Explore voice and movement skills that will help you onstage and off! Theatre educator and professional actress Cassie Greer helps you discover and expand your stage abilities and make you more confident in performance. Use your imagination, voice and movement as you explore a variety of scenes and make characters come to life. Suitable for all experience levels—no previous experience necessary! Returning students will work on new scenes and have fun continuing to build their actor’s toolbox. Family and friends are invited to attend a class demonstration on the last day. Cassie Greer #41657: 2/3 – 3/10 No class 2/17 Day: Monday Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $36 Resident $51 Non-Resident

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

#41661: 4/8 – 4/29 Day: Tuesday Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $30 Resident $42 Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar 9 – 13 years

Learn to play an instrument that you can take anywhere! Pick up the basics of playing guitar (acoustic and bass) as you learn strumming, rhythm, chords and melodies in popular music. Even if you’ve never picked up a guitar in your life, you will walk away from the first class ready to share new music with friends and family. Learn songs from folk, jazz, Broadway, pop and classic rock. Local musician and experienced educator Joe Aloia helps you develop musical skills that will last a lifetime and bring out the best in your playing. Students interested in learning ukulele also welcome. Appropriate for all levels—no experience necessary! Returning students will work on new skills and songs. Joe Aloia #41659: 2/6 – 3/13 #41660: 4/10 – 5/15 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $60 Resident $83 Non-Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Walters Arts Education

Acting Fundamentals: Voice and Movement

Dive into the fun-loving world of music and get ready to make some noise this spring! Sing, jump, clap, stomp and learn basic counting and rhythm. Explore the fundamental building blocks of music in a playful, fun way and discover new skills that will set the foundation for learning musical instruments. Joe Aloia


Spring Break Camps – March 24 – 27 Let’s Make Music Camp! 5 – 8 years

Clay Kids Camp 5 – 8 years

Kids have a great time playing and learning with this natural and versatile material. Class projects may include coil and pinch pots, small animals, sculptures and more! Students dive into the wonders of all things clay and create fun and memorable spring-break souvenirs. Materials provided. Alice Hill

Walters Arts Education

#42260: 3/24 – 3/27 Days: Monday – Thursday Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $55 Resident $70 Non-Resident

Creative Camp 8 – 12 years

This spring break let your imagination take you on a journey. In this hands-on class, make fun 3-D masterpieces from clay, found objects and more. Create dynamic sculptures and wall-hangings to share with family and friends. Explore a variety of materials and artistic techniques and have a blast! No experience necessary. Materials provided. Alice Hill #42264: 3/24 – 3/27 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $65 Resident $82 Non-Resident

Dive into music and get ready to make some noise this spring! Sing, jump, clap, stomp and learn basic counting and rhythm. Explore these fundamental building blocks of music in a playful, fun way and discover new skills that will set the foundation for learning musical instruments. No experience necessary—all levels encouraged! Joe Aloia #41663: 3/24 – 3/27 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $30 Resident $42 Non-Resident

Guitar Camp 9 – 13 years

Beginning Drawing Camp 8 – 12 years

Express your inner creativity and develop an artistic eye for line, shape, color, texture and shading by exploring the visual world around you. Learn easy techniques that will bring your drawings to life. Returning students will have the ability to build on skills from previous classes. Materials provided. Alex Chiu #42282: 3/24 – 3/27 Days: Monday – Thursday Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

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Paint Adventures Camp 8 – 12 years

Surprise yourself with your ability to bring colorful scenes and images to life! Experiment, play, and explore the age-old techniques that great artists have used to make painting exciting, fun, and memorable. No experience necessary—just bring your sense of adventure! Materials provided. Gary Sweet #42272: 3/24 – 3/27 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident

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

Rock out this spring break—with Guitar Camp! Focusing on strumming, rhythm, chords and melodies for acoustic and bass guitar, this camp is appropriate for all levels, including total beginners! Even if you’ve never picked up a guitar in your life, you will walk away from the first class ready to share new music with friends and family. Learn songs from folk, jazz, Broadway, pop and classic rock. Local musician and experienced educator Joe Aloia helps you develop musical skills that will last a lifetime and bring out the best in your playing. Students interested in learning ukulele are also welcome. Joe Aloia #41662: 3/24 – 3/27 Day: Monday – Thursday Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $65 Resident $82 Non-Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Teen/Adult Classes Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Sculpture Foundations 14 years – Adult

Explore the limitless art of Sculpture in this fun and informative foundational course. Start with the basics of coiling and hand-building and build on these techniques to create small sculptures inspired by your creativity. Work with different types of clay and glazes and use natural materials to experiment with texture and color as you develop basic skills to last a lifetime. Beginners welcome—no experience necessary! Materials provided. Alice Hill #42301: 2/11 – 3/18 #42305: 4/15 – 5/20 Day: Tuesday Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $87 Resident $115 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident $80 Senior Non-Resident

14 years – Adult

Discover the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing. Learn a fun, step-by-step approach to the medium of drawing. Build skills in composition, perspective, character design, anatomy and proportion, values, tones and more. No experience necessary—just let your imagination loose! Returning students will build on skills from previous classes. Supply list available at registration. Alex Chiu #42320: 2/6 – 3/13 Day: Thursday Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $70 Resident $95 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident $63 Senior Non-Resident

Explore age-old techniques that have been used for thousands of years to make functional ceramic art to use and enjoy every day: plates, cups, bowls and more! Bring your ideas to life and take home beautiful, unique ceramic pieces. Beginning and intermediate students welcome. Returning students will work on more challenging projects tailored to their experience level. Materials provided. Victoria Shaw #42298 1/21 – 3/11 #42303 4/8 – 5/27 Day: Tuesday Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm #42302 1/21 – 3/11 #42304 4/8 – 5/27 Day: Tuesday Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $110 Resident $145 Non-Resident $74 Senior Resident $101 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing 14 years – Adult

If you’ve been curious about trying the potter’s wheel, this class is for you! Roll up your sleeves and have fun in a supportive environment. Explore the fundamental techniques of wheel-throwing to create everyday objects like cups and bowls, and share your creations with family and friends. No experience necessary. Returning students will work on more challenging projects tailored to their experience level. Materials provided. Jen Champlin #42299: 2/12 – 3/12 #42300: 4/9 – 5/7 Day: Wednesday Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $87 Resident $115 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident $80 Senior NonResident

Drawing People 14 years – Adult

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NEW

Explore the fascination and beauty of the human form as you learn fundamental people-drawing skills. Learn techniques to draw lifelike people with skill and consistency. Topics include: proportions of the face and body, how to draw hands and feet, movement, anatomy for artists, foreshortening, and more. No experience necessary! Beginning and intermediate students welcome. Supply list available at registration. Alex Chiu #42315: 4/10 – 5/15 Day: Thursday Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $70 Resident $95 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident $63 Senior Non-Resident

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

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Walters Arts Education

Intro to Drawing

14 years – Adult


Taiko 101!—Special Class Opportunity! 16 years – Adult

!

NEW

Walters Arts Education

Experience the energy and power of Japanese taiko drumming! Seize this special opportunity to work with professional performers and teaching artists from Portland Taiko—an internationally celebrated and awardwinning northwest company that performs throughout the US and internationally for over 70,000 people each year. The Taiko 101 Workshop is an excellent introduction to the rich history and art of taiko, and provides a great way to experience this dynamic art form firsthand. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity—no experience necessary! Please wear comfortable clothing. Portland Taiko Educators #42295: Saturday, 3/1 Time: 1 — 3:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $20 Resident $32 Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Quick Fiction Workshop

18 years – Adult

14 years – Adult

Learn the basics of playing guitar (acoustic and bass) and the fundamentals of strumming, rhythm, chords and melody. Even if you’ve never picked up a guitar before, you’ll walk away from the first class with new music to share with friends and family. Learn full songs based on American folk, jazz, Broadway, pop, and classic rock—or a favorite song you’ve always wanted to learn. Gain the tools and techniques to play with confidence and ease. Appropriate for total beginners as well as those with intermediate experience. Returning students will work on new skills and songs. Students interested in learning ukulele are also welcome. Joe Aloia #42293: 2/6 – 3/13 #42297: 4/10 – 5/15 Day: Thursday Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $65 Resident $80 Non-Resident $37 Senior Resident $53 Senior Non-Resident

The process of writing fiction begins with everything that is known and then takes a leap forward into the unknown. This spring, leap into the unknown with published writer and stellar educator Tye Pemberton and set your imagination loose with a series of engaging exercises designed to get the ideas and words flowing— you’ll be surprised at how far a single afternoon can take you in your writing. No experience necessary; suitable for both beginning and experienced writers. Please bring a pencil/pen and notebook. Tye Pemberton #42328: 3/15 #42329: 5/17 Day: Saturday Time: 1:00 – 3:50 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $20 Resident $28 Non-Resident $14 Senior Resident $19 Senior Non-Resident

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

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Painting in Acrylics

Family Art Night

A drop-in evening of arts, crafts, and fun for the whole family! Note: youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult Gather the family and join us for an evening of art and creativity. Use mediums like clay, paint, and collage to create small masterpieces and fun memories. All supplies are included. Day: Every Thursday (except during closures) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Studio B30 Fee: $5/individual Children under 3 free Limit is 20 people, so come early!

18 years – Adult

Painters of all ability levels create realistic scenes and images from photographs in this class. Students will be amazed at the hidden talents that emerge as master wildlife painter and instructor Gerald Sticka shares his illuminating, step-by-step approach to acrylic painting. Techniques in color, shading and composition will be explored as students see the canvas through an artist’s eye. Take home a completed painting to share and treasure. Supply list available at registration. Gerald Sticka #42311: 2/5 – 3/12 Register Now! #42314: 4/9 – 5/14 503-615-3485 Day: Wednesday Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $70 Resident $95 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident $63 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Watercolor 14 years – Adult

14 years – Adult

Bring your paintbrushes and a sense of adventure! Explore the special and freeing medium of watercolor in this class for beginning and experienced painters alike. Try out new techniques in a fun, no-pressure environment and give your creativity free reign. Experiment with color, brushwork, collage, and ink. Engaging exercises offer a springboard for inspiration and the opportunity to let your imagination—and the paint itself— take you to new places! Supply list available at registration. Bonnie Burbidge #42310: 2/5 – 3/12 Day: Wednesday Time: 6:30—8:00 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $58 Resident $76 Non-Resident $37 Senior Resident $52 Senior Non-Resident

Spring Watercolor 50 and Better

Explore the basic techniques of watercolor and gain confidence as you experiment with brushwork, washes and color mapping. Hone your skills through a series of fun exercises designed to help you create work you’ll be proud to share with others. Appropriate for both beginning and intermediate students alike. Returning students will build on skills learned previously. No matter the weather,let creativity take a “watercolor vacation” this spring! Materials provided. Bonnie Burbidge #42306: 2/27 – 4/3 (No class on 3/13) Day: Thursday Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Place: Senior Center Fee: $34 Senior Resident $42 Senior Non-Resident

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Walters Arts Education

Experimental Watercolor

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor? Spring is the perfect time to pick up a paintbrush! Learn to play with paint and explore skills that will bring your ideas and images to life. Gain confidence as you experiment with brushwork, washes, color mapping and techniques to empower you as an artist. Engaging exercises offer a springboard for inspiration and unlock the joy in the painting process. No experience necessary! Beginners encouraged. Returning students will have the ability to build on skills from previous classes. Supply list available at registration. Sue Anne Seckora #42312: 2/20 – 3/13 Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 – 5:45 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Fee: $45 Resident $60 Non-Resident $30 Senior Resident $41 Senior Non-Resident


Celebrating 10 Years April 13, 2014 | 12 – 5

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On Sunday, April 13, the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza will come alive for the 10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival, hosted by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. Join the festivities with an afternoon of food, entertainment, art, culture and sports for the entire family. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, this free festival is designed to connect, embrace and engage the Latino community while providing an opportunity for families of all ethnicities to celebrate Washington County’s diverse cultures, rich with tradition and heritage. With an improved and expanded program, the festival will feature a parade, arts village and a street soccer tournament all in historic downtown Hillsboro. The Chamber is working to expand the festival to include a marketplace as well as more entertainment for children. The Chamber is

actively seeking sponsors, exhibitors, nonprofit service providers, vendors (merchant and food), and volunteers to make this the biggest and best Latino Cultural Festival ever. This event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and volunteers. The Hillsboro Chamber is committed to providing services and resources to the Latino business community including education, counseling, training and networking all in Spanish. For information on the festival, please contact Jill Hult at (503) 726-2142 or jillh@ hillchamber.org.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit Each February since 2008, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council hosts the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Summit, an event designed for networking, collaboration and celebration of Hillsboro’s vibrant creative community. Attendees are invited to network with local and regional arts and culture leaders and organizations, learn about upcoming art openings, concerts and theater performances, recruit new members and volunteers for their organization or projects, volunteer for a program of interest; discover opportunities to take classes or workshops, talk face-toface with HACC members and ask questions about upcoming programs and grant opportunities.

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SYMPHONY OF LIGHT

ARTIST AND GAME DESIGNER PATRICK COAN ILLUMNINATES THE CIVIC CENTER PLAZA Bringing light and spectacle to the dark of a winter night, the circular stairway of the Hillsboro Civic Center was transformed into a unique canvas for art. Bands of colored Patrick Coan, light and patterns “Symphony of Light” like glowing comets Artist danced over the stairway in time to music. To further enhance the experience, viewers could manipulate the light show, altering the speed, brightness or colors of the display. Three viewers could be at the controls at a time, playing together to create a “Symphony of Light.”

Originally from California and Utah, Coan came to Portland to pursue a BA in game design. Enjoying the way this field engages both the left and right brain, he is fascinated with creating an artistic work that has a logical system beneath it as it beckons people to become involved. On a personal level, Coan wants his creations to go beyond entertainment to contribute to human well being.

The animated light projection was the project of artist and game designer Patrick Coan of Portland. Coan used a technique called “projection mapping,” to create a virtual map of the architecture of the plaza, which became the surface for an animated light projection, pulsing with colors that were precisely fitted to the steps and railings.

The City of Hillsboro Public Art Program presented “Symphony of Light” with the goal of using art to strengthen community by animating public spaces and providing engaging art experiences that are welcoming to all. Turning a little used staircase into a pulsating space ship of other-worldly light infused our everyday experience with a moment of magic.

For the last two years Coan was involved with an educational video design school for 5 -13 year olds. Game Design Academy is a non-profit that runs game camps that use principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to teach kids how to design games.

Go to www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/ Public Art to learn more about this and other Public Art Projects in the City of Hillsboro.

Brings Arts Community Together The 2014 Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit is Thursday, February 20, from 5 to 7 pm at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Representatives from local and regional organizations are invited to host tables where they can share information about their programs and events. Find more about hosting a table or other information about this annual event at hillsboroarts.org.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit February 20, 2014 | 5–7 pm Walters Cultural Arts Center

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HACC Professional Development Workshop Series Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel January 23, 2014 |4 – 6 pm | Free Reservation required, Call (503) 615-3431

Join representatives from the HACC, Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Regional Arts & Culture Council for this discussion about local arts and culture grant opportunities.

Grant Writing for Success (for Individual Artists and Arts Organizations) Presented by Gigi Rosenberg February 6, 2014 |4 – 6 pm $25 Course #41100 Join grants expert, Gigi Rosenberg, to learn how to find the right funders for your organization or project, grab attention with fresh and compelling language and adapt a proposal for different granting bodies.

Audience Development through Cross Promotional Partnerships

Cultural Accessways: How to Connect Genuinely with Multicultural Audiences Presented by Melanie Davis April 9, 2014 | 4 – 6 pm |$25 Course #41102 Come meet Melanie Davis, publisher of the national award winning El Hispanic News and PQ Monthly. In this informative workshop, she will discuss how to connect genuinely with multicultural communities.

Online Fundraising: Moving Beyond the Basics

Presented by Trisha Mead March 12, 2014 |4 – 6 pm | $25

Presented by Ash Shepherd May 14, 2014 |4 – 6 pm $25

Course #41101

Course #41103

In this workshop we’ll discuss how to build mutually beneficial relationships with partner organizations that will grow your audience while also helping them accomplish their institutional goals.

Online Fundraising is no longer about just being able to accept credit cards online. This workshop will highlight tips, tricks, and best practices for online fundraising through case study examples and activities.

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COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE GRANTS BOOST LOCAL ARTS GROUPS Grant Timeline    Jan 2

2014 – 15 Grants Open Jan 23 Washington County Arts and Culture Grants Panel Feb 6 Grant Writing for Success Workshop with Gigi Rosenberg Mar 7 Deadline for Review and Revise Submissions Mar 28 Deadline for all Grant Submissions

Since 2008, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council’s Community Arts and Culture Grants have offered financial support for organizations that provide arts and culture experiences to the greater Hillsboro community. In its history of six granting cycles, the HACC has awarded over $135,000 in grant money. Over 40 different organizations have benefited from this support over the years. The Community Arts and Culture Grant Program goals are influenced directly by the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Action Plan and include: raising awareness and supporting existing arts and culture programming that serves Hillsboro residents, fostering 2012-13 Grantee, HART Theatre collaboration between community members and providing access to arts and culture experiences for those who are underserved. In the past, the HACC’s grant program has given grants to support marketing campaigns, community art projects, and website development, as well as many other programming needs, including costs associated with theatre performances, local concert series, and youth arts education. Last year’s grantees included: Sequoia Gallery + Studio, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, the Westside Quilters Guild, HART Theatre, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra and many other amazing local organizations The application process for the 2014-2015 Community Arts and Culture Grant cycle will open on January 2, 2014 and will close on March 28. Please see the HACC website at www.hillsboroarts.org for more information.

2012-13 Grantee, Swallowtail School Photo by Michal Thompson

2012-13 Grantee, Bag & Baggage Productions

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Community Spotlight: Oregon Chorale Home Town Choir with a World-Wide Sound After performing in Hillsboro for over a quarter of a century, the Oregon Chorale has become a centerpiece for music in our local community. Despite the choir’s twenty-eight year history and countless public performances locally and world-wide, conductor Bernd Kuehn is still surprised to meet community members who haven’t heard of the group. The Oregon Chorale is a big and beautiful fifty voice chorus that sings everything from Bach to The Beach Boys to Irving Berlin. You can’t hear them without being impressed by this home-town choir with the power and versatility to sing classical, pop, spirituals, and Broadway show tunes with such skill. This spring, community members will have the chance to hear this in person when the Chorale presents three concerts that will demonstrate their tremendous range. In February, Bernd Kuehn and his singers will have the great honor of performing Beethoven’s Symphony # 7 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland, as a prelude to a performance by the Oregon Symphony. It truly speaks to the skill and stature of this organization to sing in such an incredible venue on such a night.

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In March, the Chorale will be performing spirituals for their concert Music Down in My Soul. This inspirational and uplifting concert will be presented at two venues in Hillsboro—the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ and Hillsboro High School. This concert will be recorded live and will ultimately be available for purchase by the community. This will be the Oregon Chorale’s 4th CD. In June, they will perform a mix of European folk songs and spirituals in preparation for their 6th European tour. Past tours have focused on the British Isles, the Scandinavian countries, the Alpine region, and the Balkans. This summer the group will be touring and performing throughout Eastern Europe. It takes a huge commitment from Chorale members, who pay their own way and have to take two weeks off their “day jobs,” to make the trip. Those who go are richly rewarded with appreciative audiences everywhere they perform in Europe. According to Kuehn, European audiences particularly enjoy spirituals which are a uniquely American musical form.


“a big and beautiful fifty voice choir that sings everything from Bach to the Beach Boys…”

Concert Dates: Oregon Symphony Prelude Performance Sun, 02/09/2014 7:00 pm Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR, 97205 Music Down in My Soul Sat, 03/08/2014 7:00 pm Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ 5150 SW Watson Avenue Beaverton, OR, 97005 Music Down in My Soul Sun, 03/09/2014 2:30 pm Hillsboro High School 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd Hillsboro, OR, 97123

Kuehn said of the choir, which accepts new members by audition only, “We don’t pay them, but I refer to them as a professional choir because of the way they learn and approach music.” He said the group requires singers to be able to sight read music well, which allows them to focus their rehearsal on “interpretation and blending rather than on learning notes.” And he invites anyone in the community who hasn’t seen them yet, to come and enjoy one of their upcoming concerts.

Music Down in My Soul Sun, 03/09/2014 7:00 pm Hillsboro High School 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd Hillsboro, OR, 97123 On to Eastern Europe! Sat, 06/07/2014 7:00 pm Living Savior Lutheran Church 8740 SW Sagert St Tualatin, OR, 97062 Oregon Chorale Founder and Musical Director, Bernd Kuehn

On to Eastern Europe! Sun, 06/08/2014 7:30 pm Saint Matthew Catholic Church 447 SE 3rd Avenue Hillsboro, OR, 97123

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Special Thanks to Our 2014 Cultural Arts Sponsors

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit February 20, 2014 | 5 - 7 pm Join Hillsboro’s arts & culture community at the Walters Cultural Arts Center for an evening of celebration & connection! Reserve a table for your organization or come as an individual! For more information, call 503.615.3431 or visit hillsboroarts.org

Taiko 101— Special Class! 16 years – Adult Experience the energy and power of Japanese taiko drumming! Seize this special opportunity to work with professional performers and teaching artists from Portland Taiko— an internationally celebrated and award-winning northwest company that performs throughout the US and internationally for over 70,000 people each year. The Taiko 101 Workshop is an excellent introduction to the rich history and art of taiko, and provides a great way to experience this dynamic art form firsthand. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity—no experience necessary! Please wear comfortable clothing. Portland Taiko Educators #42295: Saturday, 3/1

Time: Place: Fee:

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1 — 3:30 pm The Walters $20 Resident $32 Non-Resident

A program of the City of Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department.


A Rental Venue

to

Love

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. 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 503-615-3485 or take a look at our web site, www.hillsboro-oregon. gov/wcac. The Facility Rental section describes our amenities and provides prices and a printable rental application.


y th u O r 1 g 0 n i t a Annivers r b e l e C ar

527 East Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Winter Concert Season Patrick Ball & Legends of the Celtic Harp Celtic/Storytelling FRIDAY 1/31 @ 7:30 pm $20 advance/$25 day of show

Romance Show

A Valentine’s Day Concert

American Songbook/Opera FRIDAY 2/14 @ 7:30 pm $15 advance/$20 day of show

Body-Vox 2

Modern Dance FRIDAY 3/14 @ 7:30 pm $15 advance/$20 day of show

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Finger-Style Guitar FRIDAY 3/21 @ 7:30 pm $15 advance/$20 day of show

Concert concessions by Earth Oven Pizza.

For tickets call (503) 615-3485 or order online at www.brownpapertickets.com

HillsboroArts Winter/Spring 2014  

Magazine covers the arts in Hillsboro and includes a schedule of arts offering by the Walters Cultural Arts Center.