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

HillsboroARTS Winter/Spring 2020

New Cultural Arts District Comes to Downtown Upcoming Performances at the Walters Cultural Arts Center A Sneak Peek of Public Art Coming to Hillsboro Q&A with Raziah Roushan of Tualatin Valley Creates

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Weddings | Graduations | Anniversaries | Fundraisers | Luncheons “Our day was amazing and EVERYBODY loved the location. It’s so beautiful it really doesn’t need a lot of decorations. The staff was easy to work with—they were friendly, flexible, and followed through when they said they would do something. I would certainly recommend this venue for your special event.” - Sheila Adams

Let the timeless beauty of the Walters Cultural Arts Center infuse your special gathering with the spirit of creativity and culture. With its classic red-stone architecture, stained glass features, custom woodwork ceiling arches, 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!

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527 East Main Street | Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 503.615.3485 | Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersRentals Photo credit (top to bottom, clockwise): Stephanie Adams-Santos, Mitchelldyer Photography, Rick Paulson Photography, Walters staff and Jon Gottshall.


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

District Comes to Downtown

Hillsboro’s thriving Cultural Arts District offers a wide variety of experiences.

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Hillsboro Public Art Program Phone: 503-615-3489 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt Address: 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

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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

Walters Concert Series

Check out upcoming 2020 performances by violin-looper Joe Kye, Americana roots duo Stand and Sway, Jazz singer-songwriter Eugenie Jones, and more!

A Sneak Peek at Public Art Coming to Hillsboro Learn about some of the upcoming year’s art installations.

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Q&A with Raziah Roushan

Discover how Tualatin Valley Creates advocates for creativity & culture throughout Washington County.

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Creating a Legacy of Culture

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Creative Connections Walters Gallery Exhibits Dia Do Choro: Celebration of Brazilian Music

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Creative Impact Workshops

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City of Hillsboro Invites Arts & Culture Grant Applications

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My Tiny Valentine Family Dance

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Register for Classes

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Walters Arts Education

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

On the Cover 16 New Cultural Arts

Youth Classes Adult Classes

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Creating a Legacy of Culture

Not just one Endowment awardee, but thirteen! The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment disbursement totaling $7,319 was divided amongst thirteen incredible non-profit organizations during the Hillsboro Arts Month kick off, ArtFest, on October 1, 2019. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment was established in 2013 to create a long-term stable source of funds for local artists and cultural organizations encouraging and strengthening creative expression in our diverse community. The Endowment is funded in perpetuity by the community, in partnership with the City of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Community Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Since 2015, the Endowment has provided funding for every Hillsboro-based non-profit arts organization, as well as selected individual artists to support innovation, vision, and creative expression. With the growth of the fund for 2019, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council chose to divide the award among all of the arts and culture non-profit 2

organizations based in Hillsboro. The recipients were: • Bag&Baggage Productions • HART Theatre • Hillsboro Historical Society • Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra • The Immigrant Story • Influence Music Hall and Gallery • Oregon Chorale • RASIKA • Sequoia Gallery + Studios • STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy • Westside Community & Youth Orchestra • Westside Quilters Guild • Westside Youth Choir According to Diane Swingen of the Oregon Chorale, “the award is much appreciated, as it will pay for the group’s music for the upcoming season.”

Additionally, honorary awards were presented. Primrose & Tumbleweeds was awarded Business Partner for the Arts for their gracious support of numerous organizations in the Downtown Hillsboro area. Carol Loughner was named the Arts Volunteer for the Year, for her long time board involvement with the Westside Youth Choir and Sequoia Gallery + Studios. Loughner responded with surprise, saying she was, “humbled and delighted to receive this recognition. Being involved with the arts is always a learning and challenging experience, filled with amazingly creative and hard-working people and all of us focused on the importance of building a community that has a rich and strong cultural arts program.” To join with Loughner in working to build a strong arts community, consider a donation to the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment and help support a legacy for culture, creative expression, and creative empowerment! Congratulations to all Endowment recipients and honorary award winners! Photo by Rick Paulson


Creative Connections How Singing the Blues Beats Having the Blues with Kera Magerill

Tuesday, February 18 | 7 pm Walters Theatre | Free

First Tuesday Art Walk

In the Walters lobby and galleries First Tuesday of the month | 5 – 8 pm

First Tuesday gallery receptions at the Walters feature art, live music and special activities. Explore art and creativity on all three floors of the Walters. See page 3 for more info.

What is it about music that makes it so powerful? Learn more about how our brains and bodies are hardwired to respond to music and the profound effects we experience from listening to and playing music throughout our lifespan. Experience how music, especially blues music, can help reduce stress and improve our moods. Play an instrument? Bring it along for an opportunity play throughout the program during this part lecture, part live bluesy jam session. No experience or talent necessary.

Art of the Story Festival

Presented by Washington County Cooperative Library Services Tuesday, April TBD | 7 pm Walters Theatre | Free

Open Poetry Night

In the Walters Upstairs Gallery

For more information and a full schedule of events, including family-friendly performances, visit: wccls.org/festival.

Second Tuesday of the month | 7 – 8 pm Poets and lovers of poetry gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and poetic camaraderie. All are invited to sign up for the open mic, though respectful listeners are equally welcome and appreciated.

Hillsboro Storytelling Festival Presented by local storyteller Holly Robinson Thursday, April 23 | 7 pm Walters Theatre | Free

Storytelling at its best! Come enjoy an evening of stories spun by local students and community storytellers. These are stories from around the world and our own backyard. They enlighten and enrich us as a whole. Photo by Rick Iwasaki

Creative Connections Speaker Series Dates and times listed at right.

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

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

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

The Walters showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging local artists year round.

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Homecoming

Judy Vogland presents 1971 – 2001 Hillsboro High School Graduates December 3 – January 24

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

First Tuesday Receptions January 7 | 5 – 8 pm

Amy Ferron

Layers

Nancy Helmsworth, Amy Ferron, Doug Anderson February 4 – March 27

In this exhibit, all three artists play with constructs of flow, movement, and change which result in highly evocative and diverse works. Helmsworth explores contradictory images of time, stacked meaningfully in bright imaginative horizon lines. Ferron creates visual elements of flow by combining abstract landscapes and unique upcycled atlases, maps, and charts. Anderson examines the concept of swash through creating a sense of “ever-changing elements,” which “are constantly being rearranged into countless temporary compositions.” Featured mediums range from watercolor, acrylic on wood, and mixed media.

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East Creek Art, Don Jacobson April 7 – May 22

East Creek Art is a community art studio and retreat that features an Anagama wood-fired kiln, the first kiln of its kind built west of the Mississippi. Featured works were all fired in the Anagama, a collaborative process that takes several days, with all works “decorated by the river of flame and ash created by the wood-fueled kiln atmosphere.” Also featured are the photographic works of Jacobson, who artfully juxtaposes images from the “two landscapes in the west: the frozen ice formations of the Columbia River Gorge, against the thermal pools of Yellowstone National Park.”

First Tuesday Receptions April 7 & May 5 | 5 – 8 pm

First Tuesday Reception

February 4 & March 3 | 5 – 8 pm

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Don Jacobson Nancy Helmsworth


FIRST TUESDAY ART WALK at the Walters

every month | 5 – 8 pm | free

ART EXHIBITS Susan Currington

Featured Artists at the Hillsboro Civic Center

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

January 7 Homecoming February 4 & March 3 Layers April 7 & May 5 Fire ARTIST TALKS & DEMOS

Picture Hillsboro January – February A presentation of finalists from the “Picture Hillsboro” competition—works that represent the people, landscapes, and cityscapes of Hillsboro through a range of mediums.

A Bee’s View Susan Currington

Hillsboro Arts & Culture

Endowment Be part of the legacy…

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

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

LIVE MUSIC BY LOCAL PERFORMERS COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES, DEMOS, & LECTURES ART ACTIVITIES FAMILY FRIENDLY - ALL AGES Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street. Hillsboro (503) 615-3485 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

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

These large scale paintings invite the viewer to assume the perspective of a bee. Magnificent visual imagery, vibrant color, and magnified scale combine to ignite a visceral reaction in the viewer, eliciting compassion, connection, and concern.

Art Quilts Westside Quilters Guild May – June Quilts in this exhibit include dimension, texture, paint, printing, embellishment, or even more techniques, in addition to what are considered traditional quilt components. This exhibit represents a cross section of Westside Quilters Guild quilts and quilters.

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2020 Walters Concert Series

Joe Kye

Stand and Sway

Dia Do Choro

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

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

Choro is to Brazil what jazz is to the US—an urban hybrid of influences from Africa, Europe, and the Western hemisphere, with an emphasis on improvisation. Choro music evokes in turn the carnival of Rio and the cafés of France, Spain, and Portugal. To honor the music’s long tradition, music of legendary choro composers like Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth, and Antonio Carlos Jobim take center stage, alongside more contemporary sounds, including syncopations derived from later interactions between choro and American jazz and other Brazilian musical forms like bossa nova and samba. Take this opportunity to sample one of the world’s richest musical traditions brought to you by world-class Northwest bands.

Friday, January 24 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Violin, Pop, Indie Rock

Friday, February 21 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Soul, Folk, Americana, Roots

Friday, March 6 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show Celebration of Brazilian Music, Multi-Group Performance

"A single violinist...one mesmerizing symphony." - Sacramento Bee of Joe Kye Acoustic Guitar Summit

Friday, March 20 | 7:30 pm | $18 advance | $22 day of show Acoustic & Fingerstyle Guitar Grammy Award winner Doug Smith, Mark Hanson, and Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb are Acoustic Guitar Summit—one of the region’s most accomplished musical groups. Performing together for over 20 years, the three bring a diverse musical journey to the stage with their impressive fingerstyle guitar and unique versions of classic favorites, blues, jazz, and Hawaiian slack key. Their wide-ranging, genre crossing repertoire rejoices in the rhythm and power of the instrument. acousticguitarsummit.net 6

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


Micah and Me

Eugenie Jones

Voted as a “Top 5 Kid’s Performer in PDX Parent’s Annual Picks” for the past three years (2017-2019) Micah and Me has been entertaining and inspiring kiddos and their caregivers with catchy toe-tapping songs and energetic live shows in Portland and across the Pacific Northwest. Made up of three rockin’ stay-at-home dads, Micah and Me combines clever originals and upbeat covers with updated takes on classic kids’ standards to create an irresistible dance party that gets kids partying hard (and napping hard when they get home)! The performance is followed by a fifteen minute “instrument petting zoo” for kids. micahandmerocks.com

A Jazz Week Review top-50 artist with a voice reminiscent of style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary story lines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist. With her original “A Good Day” downloaded more than 9,000 times, critics and fans answer Jones query with a resounding, “YES!” Jones performance at the Walters pays tribute to the repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald by featuring songs from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook on the eve of her birthday. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an, “impressive remarkable artist, beaming with confidence and authority!” – (DOWNBEAT). eugeniejones.com

Saturday, April 4 | 2 pm Matinee $5 advance | $8 day of show | 45 minutes Kindie, Country-Folk, Rock

Friday, April 24 | 7:30 pm $18 advance | $22 day of show Jazz, Great American Songbook, Singer-Songwriter

"Impressive remarkable artist, beaming with confidence and authority!" – DOWNBEAT of Eugenie Jones

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Dia do Choro: Annual Celebration of Braz

Rio Con Brio: Tim Connell (mandolin) and Mike Burdette (guitar)

Duo Becar: Sergio Botelho (guitar) and Florence Deutsch (piano)

Choro, a Brazilian popular music genre which originated in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the 19th century, parallels North American jazz, blues, and ragtime with its urban hybrid of influences from Africa, Europe, and the Western hemisphere. Though the word choro actually means “cry,” the sounds are typically upbeat and cheerful, giving one the feeling they are sipping café outside a bustling French bistro or relaxing with a refreshing água de coco (coconut water) on a sunny beach. Its complex emphasis on improvisation and variety of rhythms is enough to make the spirit brighten and want to dance and sway. Known for brilliantly combining the sounds of older choro composers with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, renowned choro composer Alfredo da Rocha Vianna, Jr. (aka Pixinguinha) helped to expose Choro music to a new generation. His arrangements and musical talents made an impact on many, including local Portland-based musicians Tom Pinit and Peter Fung, members of a Pacific Northwest favorite band Choro da Alegria. Inspired by the National Day of Choro, a holiday in Brazil celebrating the birthday of Pixinguinha, and their passion for choro music, Pinit and Fung developed a Dia do Choro concert in Oregon. Here the two musicians shared their passion and knowledge of Choro with Cultural Arts staff. 8

For audiences new to Choro music, what would you want them to know about the genre? Pinit & Fung: Choro is a modern form of Brazilian music, developed around the end of the 19th and early 20th century. The genre got its start with session musicians who got together after gigs to jam in the parlors of Rio de Janeiro. It combines classical music forms and technique, indigenous melodies and harmonies, and African rhythms. The term Choro (also called chorinho) is derived from the Portuguese verb chorar (to cry). It’s been said the music simultaneously evokes emotions of joy as well as melancholy. Choro has also had major influences on later forms of Brazilian music, such as samba and bossa nova.

Who are your favorite Choro composers and why? Pinit: There are a couple choro composers who are giants in the genre. Pixinguinha (also known as Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Jr.) is widely considered the “godfather” of Choro music. A talented saxophone and flute player, Pixinguinha wrote dozens of Choro songs that are immensely popular today, with lyrical melodies and catchy counterpoints. His birthday in April is celebrated as Dia Nacional do Choro, or National Choro Day, in Brazil and around the world and [this] inspired us to put on our very own Dia do Choro here in Oregon! Jacob do Bandolim (literally “Jacob of the mandolin” as musicians were sometimes nicknamed after their instrument, formally Jacob Pick Bittencourt) was a gifted mandolinist and prolific composer, writing many of the most popular melodies in the genre. The


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“Bringing this love of choro music to new audiences, sharing our knowledge and history of the genre, and feeling grateful to be a part of something unique here in Oregon is our mission.” –Peter Fung & Tom Pinit Choro da Alegria: Tom Pinit (mandolin), Pam Beaty (seven-string guitar), Esteban Diaz (pandeiro, percussion), and Peter Fung (cavaquinho, percussion)

music of Jacob do Bandolim has been a gateway to Choro for Americans, thanks in large part to the efforts of bluegrass mandolinist David Grisman who helped produce a two-CD volume of Jacob’s tunes. Fung: Pixinguinha. I really like his ballads. In addition, his up-tempo pieces evoke a playfulness I enjoy. Like other great composers, many of his pieces have a timeless quality.

Congratulations on your 11th annual sold out Dia do Choro concert which took place last spring. What inspired you to start this popular annual concert? Fung: It was a confluence of meeting several different people and musical groups in and around Portland that were already playing Choro music. It was very organic. First, it came out of a passion for the genre that was fairly new to me eleven years ago. It just seemed like it made sense to get these Portland musicians together for a concert. It also came out of a desire to create a greater awareness of a little known genre, as well as a desire to represent Brazilian culture for the Portland Brazilian community.

What can new audiences and returning fans expect to experience from the Dia do Choro concert at the Walters? Fung and Pinit: We feel incredibly honored to bring Dia do Choro and a celebration of Brazilian music and culture to the Walters. You can expect a wide variety of Choro composers,

instruments, and guest musicians as part of the show. With our format of three bands (having very different sounds), Dia do Choro is definitely among the most diverse Brazilian acoustic music shows in the Portland area each year, for reasons mentioned as well as musical textures and Brazilian rhythms. We hope to see you there!

Dia do Choro will feature a multi-group performance on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. For more information and tickets visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts.

Featured Bands: Rio Con Brio (a duo – Mandolin & Guitar) Duo Becar (a duo – piano and guitar) Choro da Alegria (quartet – mandolin, seven-string guitar, cavaquinho, pandeiro)

Special Guests: Gabriela Gimenes (flute) Alexandra Santos (vocals)

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A Sneak Peek at Public Art Coming to Hillsboro’s Public Art collection continues to grow, with new artwork being Park, and the Hillsboro Community Senior Center. Here’s a sneak peek of Norie Sato designs for 53rd Avenue Community Center Building a centrally located community center has long been a Hillsboro City Council priority, and the new center now under construction adjacent to 53rd Avenue Community Park is right in the center of the city. It will provide gymnasiums, fitness facilities, classrooms, and multi-purpose gathering spaces. This first class facility will bring families, friends, and neighbors together in place that is accessible, inclusive, and affordable. The artwork for the center hopes to express a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive spirit to all who enter the center. An art selection committee, comprised of representatives of the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission, Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, staff, and designers, reviewed the work of a wide range of experienced artists and selected Norie Sato of Seattle. She has visited the construction site and met with the architects to see how her work can complement the building design. The architecture of the center is rooted in the wooded character of the site. The dark, textured exterior evokes bark, encasing the luminous wood of the structure and interiors. The construction features cross laminated timber (CLT), engineered wood panels made from gluing layers of solid wood together, creating a stronger and more sustainable material. Sato is developing her concepts and will be presenting them to the committee late in the year. With their approval, she will complete fabrication and installation in the fall of 2020 in anticipation of the opening of the center in 2021.

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Hillsboro created for the 53rd Avenue Community Center, Rood Bridge the artwork to come… Scrappy by Brian Mock to Welcome Visitors to Hillsboro Community Senior Center With the renovations at Hillsboro Community Senior Center complete, the finishing touch is art. Manager Paula Stewart wanted art that communicated a sense of welcome and acceptance of everyone that characterizes the center. Local artist Brian Mock was selected for his unique creations that are meticulously welded from scrap metal. Teaspoons, wrenches, gears, and eclectic souvenirs are transformed into a larger sculpture. Mock’s sculpture is a perfect way to carry the message of re-use and recycle, and also the powerful intrigue of old objects having a new life.

Wapato Woman by Travis Stewart The Tualatin River is one of the many waterways used by Native Americans in the Tualatin Valley. Paddling the rivers in cedar canoes, they harvested many crops, including wapato, a native plant that grows in very wet soils and forms edible tubers that were a staple of the Native American diet. Women usually gathered wapato by wading in shallow waters and dislodging the tubers with their feet. The bulbs would float to the surface and be collected to be eaten raw, cooked or dried and ground into flour. Wapato is planted in Rood Bridge and other parks as part of native plant restoration.

For the Senior Center, one of Mock’s friendly dogs was chosen as the perfect greeter and mascot for the center. The artist and his wife came to lunch at the Center, met patrons and invited them to contribute scrap metal for the project. They responded with enthusiasm, bringing in tubs of gleanings from the “junk drawer.” Patrons also suggested names, including clever options like “Rin Tin Tin,” but the overwhelming favorite was “Scrappy.” Early next year, Scrappy will be waiting to welcome you to the Senior Center.

The Tualatin River access at Rood Bridge Park was improved two years ago with a watercraft launch site that is safer and more accessible to boaters. To reinforce the importance of Native American heritage in our area, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde were asked to designate a Tualatin language name for the launch. The Grand Ronde language team suggested “chamámptu” (pronounced chu-momp-too or tcha-MAHMP-too) which means wapato place in Tualatin. Grand Ronde artist Travis Stewart has designed a sculpture of Wapato Woman to overlook the river from the slope behind River House. Wapato Woman has a skirt with the characteristic arrow shaped leaves of the plant, and her face is carved of red cedar in Columbia River style. We look forward to Wapato Woman inaugurating the start of the boating season in May 2020.

Keep an eye out for more details about these and other upcoming public art projects at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt

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Q&A with Raziah Roushan of Tualatin Valley Cr Advocating for Creativity and Culture throughout Washington County As a visual artist, what genres of art have you been involved in and what lead you to become involved in the work of community arts advocacy? I’m inspired most by street art/graffiti, and traditional/ representational oil paintings. Graffiti artists use line, visual texture, and color to make bold statements whereas traditional oil painters use emotion, narratives, and the illusion of space to activate the viewers’ curiosity. My personal work juxtaposes these two genres. I am both traditionally trained and a “concrete jungle” lover. I like how each style gives me a wide range for telling my own story.

What started in 2003 as a networking hub for artists and organizations, Tualatin Valley Creates has grown and expanded over the years to be a regional arts advocacy organization helping to drive the development of inclusive and resilient creative communities though the arts, humanities, heritage, and culture. TV Creates connects artists and communities by providing a “communication hub” through its website for upcoming events, artist opportunities, and cultural news. The organization also strives to provide professional support for artists and nonprofits through workshops, networking events, and its newly implemented Leadership Incubator program. Executive Director Raziah Roushan has spent her whole life committed to the arts, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Master’s in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design, Roushan has been working as a professional artist for the past 20 years, and as an arts administrator with Philadelphia Mural Arts and Oceanside Museum of Art. She volunteers her time with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Beaverton Arts Commission, and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Roushan recently spoke with Cultural Arts staff about her path to community arts advocacy and the exciting work of TV Creates.

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I have always been an entrepreneur. In fact, I got my first business license when I was 17! In 2004, I started contracting under a large mural company in San Diego. They invited me to a planning meeting for a large community art festival where I later ran a Graffiti Demo Booth. The planning committee was extremely skeptical of graffiti as an art form. I used the public arena to talk about its history, social importance, and the technical skills needed. This experience gave me a first glimpse into how art in the public arena can change people’s perceptions. It was the start of my journey into community arts advocacy. I have been working and volunteering with arts-related organizations ever since. How is TV Creates working in and to engage the broader community? TV Creates has three objectives: 1) serve as a countywide arts communication hub, 2) provide support for artists and arts organizations, and 3) engage under-served populations in the arts. We reach beyond the arts sector to connect with community members of all socio and economic levels. This includes arts patrons and local businesses that sponsor arts activities. The Communication Hub includes an online calendar, e-newsletter, and an opportunities page that are a free resource to the region. Washington County artists and organizations can submit event listings that TV Creates then shares with over 26,000 audience members. TV Creates supports business needs for freelance artists (actors, graphic designers, painters, musicians, etc.) and administrators of arts, culture, humanities, and heritage organizations through its professional development workshops.


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“TV Creates has three objectives: 1) serve as a countywide arts communication hub, 2) provide support for artists and arts organizations, and 3) engage under-served populations in the arts. We reach beyond the arts sector to connect with community members of all socio and economic levels.” — Raziah Roushan What at TV Creates has you most excited in the coming year and where do you see the work going in the future? I’m looking forward to increasing our public art advocacy and administrative assistance programming. We’ve been working with the City of Tigard on their Outdoor Museum Project, which will be unveiled next summer. I’d like to continue growing this side of TV Creates because it “brings art to the people.”

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Public art can be programmed and curated. It can be used as a landmark. It can inspire dialog, both positive and controversial. Public art makes a city more pleasing to live in. As a fellow artist, I’m hoping to challenge other public artists to stretch their limits and engineer new ways of communicating with community members through their medium(s) (performance arts, visual arts, cultural language and traditions, culinary arts, design, and fashion, etc.).

To learn more about the work and programs of Tualatin Valley Create, visit tvcreates.org.

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For Washington County Artists and Cultural Organizations

Looking for professional development opportunities but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help! The City of Hillsboro Cultural Arts Division has partnered with the City of Beaverton Arts Program and Tualatin Valley Creates to produce the Creative Impact Workshop Series, a series of professional development opportunities for Washington County artists and cultural organizations.

Washington County Arts and Culture Grants Panel

Join representatives from the Autzen Foundation, Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Miller Foundation, Precipice Fund, Oregon Arts Commission, and Regional Arts & Culture Council for this free panel discussion to learn about local grant opportunities specifically for arts and culture programming in Washington County. Determine which opportunities fit best with either your individual work or your organization and its programs, and get the chance to talk face-to-face with grant makers that can answer all of your questions. January 16, 2020, 4-6 pm Brookwood Library Event Room, Hillsboro Free, but registration requested

Best Practices for Board Engagement

James Lussier hosts a one day workshop on effectively defining best practices for board engagement. Board Members and organizational leaders will learn the principles of effective board governance; how it compliments a highly functional management team; what needs to be developed at both the governance and management levels to guide organizational performance; and how to implement and measure its contribution to meeting the organization’s mission. February 8, 2020, 12:30-4:30 pm Washington County Museum, PCC Rock Creek Campus $35.00

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

Inclusion of people with disabilities can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Come listen to FACT Oregon share how to incorporate inclusive practices into your organization. Then be inspired as the Oregon Children’s Theatre and the Disability Arts and Culture Project share how they welcome people with disabilities. March 11, 2020, 4-6 pm Brookwood Library Event Room, Hillsboro $10

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

Join a Thursday evening cohort of artists meeting every other week with solopreneur expert, Jackie Peterson. Classes will cover the following topics: developing a niche, identifying your target market, developing your unique value proposition, pricing, and marketing. April 2 – May 28, 5- 7 pm Every other Thursday Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro $100 for 5 classes, including workbook

To register for these workshops, visit tinyurl.com/CreativeImpactWorkshops

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City of Hillsboro Invites Arts & Culture Grant Applications The City of Hillsboro continues to be an influencing leader for the arts, creative expression, and for celebrating cultural diversity. The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan for the arts is to “ensure Hillsboro remains a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities” by continuing to offer financial support through Community Arts and Culture grants for organizations who provide arts and culture experiences to the greater Hillsboro community. The Community Arts and Culture Grant Program goals are to raise awareness and expand support for existing arts and culture programming that serves Hillsboro residents. Last year with the help of Community Arts & Culture grant funds Huehca Omeyocan, a pre-Columbian cultural organization, was able to purchase instruments and regalia for workshops and performances throughout Hillsboro. Griffin’s Place, a non-profit serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, was awarded a grant to expand existing arts-based programming. Also, the grants helped to provide free live music of local musical talent on Sandy Farmer Stage for Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market. These Project Grants benefit short-term, or one time projects for both new and existing programs. In addition, the Core Support Grant funds operating expenses for cultural nonprofits based in Hillsboro. Funded activities must take place between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021. These grants are crucial to supporting local arts programs, fostering collaboration between community members, and increasing access to the arts and culture for underserved populations. But there’s more… The City of Hillsboro is also offering a Cultural Arts Performance Venue Grant, with use of the theater at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on select dates as part of the performance series from October 2020 through May 2021. The grant includes one rehearsal in the space, ticketing, limited marketing, audiovisual support, and a facility supervisor on site. To be considered for a Venue Grant an organization or individual must exist as an arts or culture organization with a non-profit business model, or be an individual or group presenting a cultural performance. Applications for the Venue Grant will be open January 2, 2020 and to close at 5 pm, January 31, 2020. An award announcement will be held on February 27, 2020.

January 2, 2020: Grant applications open January 31, 2020: Venue Grant application to close at 5 pm February 7, 2020: Revise and Review deadline at 5pm February 27, 2020: Venue Grant award recipients notified February 28, 2020: Core Support and Project Grants close at 5 pm April 30, 2020: Core Support and Project Grant recipients notified

For more information on past grant recipients, grant guidelines, or to apply for a grant visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC, or call Melissa Moore at 503-615-3497 with questions. Applications must be submitted by email to Melissa.Moore@ Hillsboro-Oregon.gov or received at the Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123). 15


New Cultural Arts District Comes to Downtown

All this arts and culture activity is Downtown amid a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, Have you visited Downtown Hillsboro lately? In Downtown you can catch a theater performance by Bag&Baggage Productions, HART Theatre, and Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy. If visual art is what you are looking for, try Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Insomnia Coffee Co., Catherine Bede Gallery, Perks of Art, The Artfull Garden, Colours Art Supply, Crystal Heart Boutique, Clark’s Bistro and Pub, White Birch Design Company, and more. Want to hear live music? Stop by Primrose &Tumbleweeds, Influence Music Hall, D’Anu Wine Bar, and Pizzario, one which features live music every night of the week. If doing and making is more your style, classes, workshops, and dropin opportunities can be found Downtown as well. You can sing karaoke at Hillsboro Bar & Grill, pick up an instrument at Mir Music, take culinary classes at the Collective Kitchen, move your body at Lines Dance Studio, or join the Sunset Promenaders Square Dance Club at the Odd Fellows Hall. Sign up to learn a variety of craft and art techniques at the Cotton Cure, Perks of Art, White Birch Design Company, Catherine Bede Gallery, and others. You’ll also find many classes, activities, and events happening throughout the week at the Walters Cultural Arts Center and be able to catch a variety of festivals and events throughout the year at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza. All this arts and culture activity is Downtown

amid a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, a bakery, a new Bierhaus, candy stores, small businesses, unique shops, and more! In recognition of all of the art and culture activity taking place in Downtown, and as a way to take a deeper look at possible next steps for growth and expansion, in August of 2018, City staff presented general information about cultural arts districts to the City Council, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, and the community. This included the many benefits, types, and structures of cultural arts districts and their potential application in Hillsboro. Information regarding previous revitalization efforts in support of arts and culture activity in Downtown and an overview of current arts and culture activity in Downtown was also included. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, a City Council appointed advisory group of community members, was then asked to look at existing cultural arts districts as models and make a recommendation to City Council about the type of cultural arts district that would best fit and support Downtown’s growth and viability. In looking to answer this question, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council confirmed the City’s long tradition of support for community engagement, arts, culture, and investing in revitalization and a vibrant Downtown. With this in mind, they found within the current Downtown zone (including 10th

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Recommended Cultural Arts District Goals: • Focus on arts and culture as an economic driver for the revitalization of Downtown • Build on the strength of existing arts and entertainment activity to grow new activity in Downtown • Create an awareness and appreciation of the value of arts and culture in the community • Emphasize tourism and transform Downtown into a year-round destination • Foster a community emphasis on diversity throughout the district • Expand and enhance existing partnerships and nurture new ones in developing and supporting a Downtown cultural arts district in Hillsboro 16

First and second photos from top left: by Rick Paulson


, a bakery, a new Bierhaus, candy stores, small businesses, unique shops and more! Avenue to the Shute Park campus) and along with M & M Marketplace (situated on Walnut Street just outside of the designated Downtown zone), there are many existing arts and culture resources in businesses, restaurants, non-profit organizations, and activities, such as festivals and events, that provide a strong foundation for a designated arts and culture district. They noted that the cultural arts district models and types most closely aligned with Hillsboro would be those in established downtowns with walkable areas, primarily arts and entertainment-focused, and with a tourism focus. This type of district would also best serve to support small businesses and a variety of restaurants and specialty shops as well. Additionally, their research showed that districts succeed when multiple partners are genuinely involved. Hillsboro already has a strong network of partners in place to assist in a cultural arts district endeavor and to take part in its formation and in-going operations including: City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Centro Cultural de Washington County, Metro, Washington County, Downtown businesses, Downtown-based arts and culture organizations, our local service organizations, and more.

will act as an economic driver for revitalization; build on the strength of existing arts, business, and entertainment activity to grow new activity; create an awareness and appreciation of the value of arts and culture; and broaden the community emphasis on diversity as a key feature, all while contributing to a vibrant, thriving historic Downtown.

“Cultural districts are defined as wellrecognized, labeled areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction.” — Americans for the Arts

Does a Cultural Arts District fit Hillsboro? “Yes it does,” said the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council enthusiastically. The City Council unanimously agreed. This past September, the Council adopted a resolution designating a Cultural Arts District in Downtown Hillsboro that will include the Downtown core, Shute Park, and M & M Marketplace, while working and evolving to develop arts, culture, and economic development opportunities in the areas surrounding and in between these three areas. This new designation in Hillsboro will convey the identity and unique character of Downtown Hillsboro to the community and beyond, and 17


My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance Bring your loved ones for a special evening of Valentine fun! Share the fun with your little loved ones—and Elsa from Frozen— this winter at a special dance made just for families. The Walters Cultural Arts Center will host the My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 15 from 6 – 9 pm. For the past several years during the month of February, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation has produced a formal father-daughter dance called A Knight with a Princess. This beloved event, which sells out each year, has featured a catered meal, professional photos, music and dancing, and activities to delight attendees. Dressed in their finery, dads and daughters arrive ready for an enchanting evening and leave with warm memories, often returning year after year. While the dance is a wildly popular local tradition, we heard from moms, grandparents, and other family members that they would also love an opportunity to celebrate together with a fancy night out. We listened. In 2018, the Special Events team opened up the dance to everyone in the family to make it inclusive for all. Now, whether you’re a father and daughter, aunt and nephew, or grandparents and grandkid, the My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance now welcomes the whole gang for a dazzling night. This year, guests can savor a pasta buffet dinner complete with gluten-free options and salad, and stay sweet with cupcakes and cookies—some that they can decorate themselves onsite. Attendees can request a favorite dance number ahead of time by asking for their favorite song during registration, and a live DJ will keep the dance floor full all night long. Snap a photo with your tiny valentine at the photo station and participate in a raffle for a chance to win exclusive prizes. Big news—Elsa from Frozen will make an appearance at the Dinner Dance, performing several songs and taking pictures with fans. Bring your love bugs for an unforgettable evening of Valentine fun! Register by Tuesday, February 11. Kids $28/Adults $36.

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2019 “A Night of Magic” Photo by Carol Watts Photography


Youth Classes – Clay, Painting, & Crafting Clay Kids

Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Engage your creativity with hands-on activities, including bowls, small sculptures, and more. Create fun and memorable minimasterpieces and have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Each student creates and glazes several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 8987 Mon 2/24 – 3/16 $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Clay Kids: Bowls, Plates & Mugs

Play, explore, and make art you can actually use every day! Discover the joy of clay in this exciting new class. Bring home your ceramic creations to enjoy and share. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists.

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Have you ever wanted to try the potter’s wheel? Have a blast as you get your hands muddy and create beautiful ceramic pieces to use and share at home. Learn how to throw and glaze a variety of forms: from cups and bowls to vases and more. Develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as you take your creativity for a spin!

Discover the fun and freedom of painting! Experiment, explore, imagine, and create exciting results. Gain new skills for making images come to life using the power of color, line, shape, texture, brushwork, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 9004 Thu 2/6 – 2/27 9010 Thu 4/16 – 5/7 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm 4 – 5:30 pm

NEW! Explore Crafting

Youth Wheel

9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 9075 Wed 4/1 – 4/29 $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident

Let’s Paint

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Explore the joy of crafting! Crafting is an instantly rewarding way to nurture creativity and artistic imaginations. Have fun, discover the joy of making, flex your hand-eye coordination, collaborate, and meet new friends. An engaging new activity every day.

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 9076 Mon 2/10 – 3/16 9077 Mon 4/6 – 5/4 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Walters Arts Education

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 9000 Thu 4/2 – 4/23 $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident

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

4 – 5:30 pm

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.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Classes – Drawing & Music New! Drawing: Beginning Animation

New! Beginning Drawing: Endangered Species

Walters Arts Education

Go on a wild creative journey! Look deeply at animals—their physical makeup, movement, fur, feathers, and relationship to their environment. Develop new skills and experiment with line, shape, texture, and color. An exciting, empowering introduction to the building blocks of art and magnificent wildlife. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 9079 Thu 2/27 – 3/19 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

11 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alejandra Dominquez 9211 Wed 2/5 – 3/4 9212 Wed 4/8 – 5/6 $56 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm 4 – 5:30 pm

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Beginning Guitar

Let’s Draw: Animals

Take a walk on the wild side and have a blast expressing your unique 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 9080 Mon 4/6 – 4/27 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident 20

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

4 – 5:30 pm

Strum your heart out in this group guitar class focused on rhythm, agility, and creative expression! Begin playing right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies, and more. Develop musical skills to take you far in a fun, supportive environment. Bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 8992 Tue 2/11 – 3/10 9013 Tue 4/7 – 5/5 $55 Resident, $68 Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

4 – 5:30 pm 4 – 5:30 pm


Youth Classes – Performance & Theatre Beginning Acting

Let’s Act

Have fun, meet new friends, and gain confidence exploring empowering acting skills. Discover how performers bring characters to life using voice, imagination, movement—and teamwork. Work together to support each other onstage and take audiences on exciting journeys. A new acting adventure every week! 6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 9003 Mon 2/24 – 3/16 $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Have a great time exploring skills that take you far onstage and off. Dive into creativity with joy while building confidence, teamwork, and communication skills. Discover the tools that actors use to create characters and bring stories to life. An exciting new acting adventure every day! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 9084 Mon 4/6 – 4/27 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

Theatre Games

Let’s Act: Animal Stories

Have fun, meet new friends, and gain confidence as you explore new skills acting out scenes inspired by animal characters. Use the endless possibilities of animals to discover how actors use their voice, movement, imagination and more to bring characters to life on stage. Collaborate with others and act on the wild side this spring!

Beginning Musical Theatre Camp

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, communication, stage confidence, self-expression, and more. Please bring water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. For additional information, see the Walters’s website for a supply list. Walters Cultural Arts Center Reece Sauvé

3:30 – 4:20 pm

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

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Walters Arts Education

Laugh hard, play, and take your imagination to new places! Set your creativity free with engaging theatre games and activities while exploring great skills like teamwork, communication, voice, movement, and more. Take the stage with joy and confidence, and have a blast working with others. An exciting new acting adventure every day! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 9005 Mon 2/24 – 3/16 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

6 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 9083 Mon 4/6 – 4/27 $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

4:30 – 5:30 pm

10 – 12 years 9078 Mon – Fri

3/23 – 3/27

10 am – 12 pm

13 – 17 years 9104 Mon – Fri 3/23 – 3/27 $60 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

1 – 3 pm

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Ceramics

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Walters Arts Education

Discover hidden talents as you explore the rewards and possibilities of clay. Explore foundational techniques on the wheel and grow your skills as you create cups, plates, and bowls, and personalize your creations using color and texture. Amaze yourself with how far you go in this inspiring, in-depth class focused on the wonders of the wheel. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 8996 Tue 1/21 – 3/10 4 – 6 pm 8997 Tue 1/21 – 3/10 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9014 Tue 3/31 – 5/19 4 – 6 pm 9015 Tue 3/31 – 5/19 6:30 – 8:30 pm $126 Resident, $147 Non-Resident, $83 Senior Resident, $98 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing

Ever been curious about trying the potter’s wheel? Roll up your sleeves, get “muddy,” and set your creativity loose in a fun, supportive class. Find your center at the wheel and explore fundamental, empowering ceramic techniques. Create and glaze cups, bowls, and other useful everyday objects—both beautiful and functional.

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 that’s both beautiful and functional. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 9002 Tue 2/4 – 3/10 9024 Tue 2/4 – 3/10 9023 Tue 4/7 – 5/12 9025 Tue 4/7 – 5/12 $105 Resident, $127 Non-Resident, $70 Senior Resident, $87 Senior Non-Resident

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 9007 Mon 2/3 – 3/16 4 – 6 pm No class 2/17 9016 Mon 2/3 – 3/16 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/17 9017 Mon 4/6 – 5/11 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9018 Mon 4/6 – 5/11 4 – 6 pm $104 Resident, $124 Non-Resident, $70 Senior Resident, $85 Senior Non-Resident 22

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

3 – 5 pm 6 – 8 pm 3 – 5 pm 6 – 8 pm

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

All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. All materials provided in clay classes. Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for supply lists and information.


Adult Classes – Ceramics & Painting

Winter & Spring Ceramic Open Studio Flex your Clay-tivity with independent studio time!

Work independently on projects in the clay studio and wheel room with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance. Meet new people, explore new skills, and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided time in the studio. The Walters Cultural Arts Center provides this opportunity for current and previous students to allow them extra time to practice techniques learned in class. Note: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult enrolled in the same session. Open Studio Guidelines are available at the Walters front desk. By signing up for Open Studio, you are agreeing to these guidelines for studio use.

Tuition includes glaze and kiln firing for pieces made in Open Studio. Purchase clay through the Walters Cultural Arts Center: $16/bag.

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

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 8994 Thu 1/23 – 3/5 9:30 am – 12:30 pm No class 2/20 9027 Thu 3/12 – 4/30 9:30 am – 12:30 pm No class 3/19 & 4/16 $114 Resident, $134 Non-Resident, $71 Senior Resident, $90 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

8999 Wed 1/8 – 2/12 5:30 – 8:30 pm I8998 Wed 1/8 – 2/12 5:30 – 8:30 pm I9019 Wed 2/26 – 4/8 5:30 – 8:30 pm Wheel & Handbuilding No Open Studio 3/25 9021 Wed 2/26 – 4/8 5:30 – 8:30 pm Handbuilding only No Open Studio 3/25 9020 Wed 4/22 – 5/27 5:30 – 8:30 pm Wheel & Handbuilding 9022 Wed 4/22 – 5/27 5:30 – 8:30 pm Handbuilding only $65 Resident, $79 Non-Resident, $42 Senior Resident, $53 Senior Non–Resident

Beginning Watercolor

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

Beginning Watercolor: Focus on Color Dive into color! Experiment with color mixing, composition and brush work and more. 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 8995 Thu 1/23 – 2/20 9026 Wed 4/15 – 5/13 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm 6 – 8 pm

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Painting

Walters Arts Education

Intermediate Watercolor

New! Creative Watercolor

Keep going and growing creatively! Expand upon your knowledge of color, brushwork, composition, and elements of design. Designed for painters who have taken Beginning Watercolor, or who have basic watercolor skills who want to further their inspiration and skills. A joyful, freeing approach to painting.

Whether you are new to watercolor or wish to brush up on your skills, this class guides you through the basics with joy and ease. Explore empowering creative choices and techniques: brushwork, color mixing and more. Bring images to life, ignite your imagination, and experience the freedom and fun of watercolor.

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 9001 Thu 4/16 – 5/14 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident, $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 9086 Wed 1/29 – 2/26 4 – 5:30 pm $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident, $39 Senior Resident, $51 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm

New! Watercolor: Explore Atmosphere and Mood Watercolor Painting Studio

Make time for your creativity! Refresh your inspiration while enjoying the rewards of painting alongside others in a supportive, encouraging studio environment. Ask questions of an experienced teaching artist and receive gentle guidance, creative camaraderie, and momentum to take your art to the next level. Bring your own supplies and an independent watercolor project to work on. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 9006 Thu 1/23 – 3/5 1:30 – 4:30 pm No class 2/20 9028 Thu 3/12 – 4/30 1:30 – 4:30 pm No class 3/19 & 4/16 $104 Resident, $112 Non-Resident, $63 Senior Resident, $81 Senior Non-Resident

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Discover the exciting possibilities of watercolor! Unleash your creativity and capture the natural beauty that inspires you including emotion and mood. Deepen your understanding of the interplay of light and shadow and infuse new energy in your paintings. A rewarding, inspiring class for all. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 9087 Wed 4/1 – 4/29 4 – 5:30 pm $62 Resident, $76 Non-Resident, $39 Senior Resident, $51 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

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


Adult Classes – Painting New! Nature Journaling with Watercolor Slow down to notice and experience the beauty of the natural world! Capture your inspiration through creativity in writing, drawing, and painting. With prompts and guidance from the instructor, sketch and journal on the grounds of the Walters. During the second half of class, return to the classroom to add watercolor to the sketches to bring them to life.

Abstract Acrylics

Elizabeth Higgins

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 9085 Thu 5/14 – 5/28 $63 Resident, $78 Non-Resident, $39 Senior Resident, $52 Senior Non-Resident

1 – 4 pm

Beginning Acrylics

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 8991 Mon 1/27 – 3/9 4 – 6 pm No class 2/17 9030 Tue 1/28 – 3/10 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/18 9029 Mon 4/13 – 5/18 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9031 Tue 4/14 – 5/19 4 – 6 pm $79 Resident, $95 Non-Resident, $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 9088 Tue 1/28 – 3/10 No class 2/18 9090 Mon 4/13 – 5/18 $79 Resident, $95 Non-Resident, $60 Senior Resident, $75 Senior Non-Resident

4 – 6 pm 4 – 6 pm

New! Three Paintings

Experiment, play, and create! Whether you’re an experienced painter interested in fresh inspiration or a complete beginner, experience a joyful, freeing painting experience. Surprise yourself with how far you go. Connect with others and create three, small-scale paintings to enjoy in a supportive, creative environment. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 9091 Tue 4/14 – 4/28 6:30 – 8:30 pm $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident, $32 Senior Resident, $43 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and flexibility that make acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable. Explore foundational painting techniques with a beginnerfriendly approach. Students with previous experience have the opportunity to progress to new challenges. Surprise yourself with how far you go in each class.

Free your creativity and gain skills to make painting fun, empowering and exciting. Discover your individual style as you experiment with different modes of abstraction—bold and subtle movements of color, interesting shapes and patterns, and much more. A great class for beginning or experienced painters seeking new inspiration in an engaging, supportive class environment.

All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. All materials provided in clay classes.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Painting & Drawing All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. Materials provided unless noted in description. Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters for supply lists and information.

New! Beginning Drawing: Nature

New! Three Paintings: Landscapes

Walters Arts Education

Experiment, play, and create! Whether you’re an experienced painter interested in fresh inspiration or a complete beginner, experience a joyful, freeing painting experience. Bring nature to life through three, small-scale paintings that celebrate the beauty of nature. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 9089 Mon 1/27 – 2/10 6:30 – 8:30 pm $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident, $32 Senior Resident, $43 Senior Non-Resident

New! Three Paintings: Creative Brushwork Experiment, play, and create! Whether you’re an experienced painter interested in fresh inspiration or a complete beginner, experience a joyful, freeing painting experience. Discover freeing new brushwork techniques and create three, small-scale paintings to enjoy in a supportive, creative environment.

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 9094 Fri 2/21 – 3/20 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $68 Resident, $84 Non-Resident, $42 Senior Resident, $56 Senior Non-Resident

New! Intermediate Drawing: Botanical Illustration

See nature with new eyes! Discover the joy and rewards of botanical illustration and grow your drawing skills. Explore color, texture, line, shape, and more. Discover the amazing details of flowers and plants and bring them to life. (Intended for students with previous drawing experience and an understanding of composition, line, and shape.) Dawning McGinnis

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Dawning McGinnis 9092 Mon 2/24 – 3/9 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9093 Tue 5/5 – 5/19 6:30 – 8:30 pm $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident, $32 Senior Resident, $43 Senior Non-Resident

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See nature through an artist’s eye! Bring images to life as you explore composition, line, shading, and more. Break images down to their simplest parts as you unleash your creativity and build new drawing skills and confidence.

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 9095 Fri 4/10 – 5/8 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $68 Resident, $84 Non-Resident, $42 Senior Resident, $56 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult Classes – Crafting & Music New! Craft it Out!

Explore the joy of crafting! Crafting is a fun, instantly rewarding, and relaxing way to flex your creativity and reduce stress! Have a great time, (re) discover the joy of making, and create gifts to share—or keep for yourself—in a supportive class environment. An engaging new activity every day. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 9096 Mon 2/10 – 3/16 No class 2/17 9097 Mon 4/6 – 5/4 $68 Resident, $84 Non-Resident, $42 Senior Resident, $56 Senior Non-Resident

6 – 8 pm 6 – 8 pm

New! Crochet, Felting, and Knitting Club

Join the club for camaraderie, fun, and creativity! Gain new ideas and inspiration from others as you crochet, felt, or knit your way to a great afternoon in a supportive setting. Start something new or further a work in progress. Participants bring their own supplies and independent projects to work on. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 9100 Wed 2/19 – 3/18 9101 Wed 4/15 – 5/13 $5

12 – 1:30 pm 12 – 1:30 pm

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Alex Darr 9098 Thu 2/6 – 3/12 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9099 Thu 4/9 – 5/14 6:30 – 8:30 pm $68 Resident, $84 Non-Resident, $42 Senior Resident, $56 Senior Non-Resident

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

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Grab your guitar and make some music! Begin playing right away—even if you’ve never played before—as you explore the foundations of guitar: rhythm, agility, chords, melody, and more. Learn by doing as you play alongside others while developing your musical skills and confidence, and flexing your creativity. Students must bring their own guitar.

Walters Arts Education

New! Intro to Jewelry Making

Immerse yourself in wearable creativity! Discover the basics and joy of jewelry creation: how to design and make your own bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Explore your personal style and create art that’s uniquely yours. An engaging new activity every session.

17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 9105 Tue 2/11 – 3/10 5:45 – 7 pm 8993 Tue 4/7 – 5/5 5:45 – 7 pm $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident, $29 Senior Resident, $37 Senior Non-Resident

All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. Materials provided unless noted in description.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Senior & Adult Classes – Painting New! Watercolor Breakthrough

Spring Watercolor

Hillsboro Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 9102 Thu 1/30 – 2/27 10 – 11:30 am $32 Senior Resident, $42 Senior Non-Resident, $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

Hillsboro Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 9103 Thu 4/2 – 4/30 10 – 11:30 am $32 Senior Resident, $42 Senior Non-Resident, $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

Explore, play, and free your creativity! Discover the joy of watercolor through an exciting, stress-free approach to painting. Let go of pre-conceived notions and “loosen up” as you build skills, painting confidence, and find inspiration in the unique possibilities of the medium. Materials provided.

Experience the inspiring fresh, and exuberant medium of watercolor. Explore a range of empowering skills through fun, freeing activities: brushwork, washes, color-mixing and more. Grab a paintbrush and enjoy the colors of the season—and bring them to life before your eyes. Materials provided.

Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts? Walters Arts Education

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Cultural Arts Division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, including:

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• Volunteering for the Walters Cultural Arts Center events and programs. • Helping the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council at special events such as Celebrate Hillsboro and the Latino Cultural Festival. • Volunteering with the Hillsboro Public Art Program at special events and outreach opportunities. Want to Volunteer? Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ParksVolunteer or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503-615-3479 or Sarah.Delepine@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.

Translation Services Available!

Servicios de traducción disponibles!

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.

Register online anytime: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersClasses

Supply list available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters


What Does Art Mean to Hillsboro? The City of Hillsboro has an active history of supporting the arts as a way to enhance livability. In fact, the City’s guiding document, the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan, calls for over a dozen initiatives in the cultural arts sector alone. Highest on that list are the creation of a cultural arts center, an arts council and a public art program. Within the pages of the HillsboroARTS Magazine, you will see the dreams of 2020 becoming reality through creative programs, events, classes, concerts, gallery exhibitions, community grants and public art works. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

The Walters opened on March 16, 2004. Located at the corner of SE 5th Avenue and Main Street, this site has a rich history of community involvement that began when the Trinity Lutheran Church started construction of the church building in 1947. The Walters is a ground-breaking facility that provides expanded opportunities for the entire Hillsboro community, including: youth and adult art education and training, increased access to local, regional and national artists and increased opportunity for individual artists to teach and demonstrate their craft. It is the first site constructed in Hillsboro with the intention of showcasing cultural events and providing community-centered arts education.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council

The HACC mission is to promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) first convened in the spring of 2007. This citizen advisory committee is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Under the general direction of the City Council, the HACC oversees policies and programs pertaining to arts and culture for the City. It is housed in the Parks and Recreation Department and is administered by the Cultural Arts Program Manager. In 2012, the HACC established the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment in partnership with the Hillsboro Community Foundation to create long-term stable funding for our creative community.

Hillsboro Public Art Program

Public art is a part of our mental map of Hillsboro, creating the memorable public places that strengthen our community. Art can attract us to downtown, enliven our neighborhoods, enhance our experiences in parks, remind us of our history, and celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity. Public art can take many forms - landscape treatments, building facades, freestanding sculptures, murals, lighting and more. It can be permanent or temporary. Often, art is an unexpected discovery that lifts us out of the ordinary and brings a moment of intrigue and delight to our day.

HillsboroARTS MAGAZINE

HillsboroARTS Mission HillsboroARTS is produced three times a year to inform our patrons and complement the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Activities Guide. This publication will help you plan your schedule with our activities, events, and classes in mind. Let Us Know What You Think We value your thoughts and input and are interested in hearing your comments about what you see here or ideas for future topics. With your help, we can deliver a publication that meets your needs and those of our community. Please email your ideas, recommendations and remarks to katrina.hill@hillsboro-oregon.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Jean Lasswell, Chair Joan Callaway, Vice Chair Ramon Cancel Ajoy Chakrapani Martin Conley Karen DeBenedetti Tracy Francis Laura Gorman BJ Jeddeloh Jeff Jurrens See Eun Kim Tonya Macalino Gayle Nachtigal Pamela Padilla Venkatesh Naik Dawn Sellers Ellie Villaraldo, YAC Representative Cultural Arts Staff Nancy Nye, Arts, Culture & Events Senior Manager Michele McCall-Wallace, Cultural Arts Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative & Walters Rentals Bridie Harrington, Walters Arts Education & Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor Melissa Moore, Community Arts Supervisor Valerie Otani, Public Arts Supervisor Cultural Arts Program Support Staff LeAnn Alsop Tracy Andrews Nee Anuskewicz Jen Champlin Karen DeBenedetti Joel Gordon Laura Gorman Alice Hill Lindsey Holcomb Nikki Iadarola Mark Jackson Cindy Morales-Lee Amy Thompson ON THE COVER: Violin-looper and vocalist Joe Kye, who will perform at the Walters on Janaury 24, 2020. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

CULTURAL ARTS

COPYRIGHT 2020, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.


UPCOMING 2020 WALTERS CONCERTS Folk, Jazz, Pop, Roots, Americana, Soul, & More... Jan 24

JOE KYE Violin, Pop, Indie Rock | $18/$22

Feb 21

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

Mar 6

Joe Kye

DIA DO CHORO Brazilian, Multi-Group Performance $15/$20

Mar 20

ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT

Stand and Sway

Acoustic & Fingerstyle Guitar | $18/$22 Apr 4

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

Apr 24

Dia Do Choro

EUGENIE JONES Singer + Songwriter, Jazz, Great American Songbook | $18/$22 To Purchase Tickets

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Call: 503-615-3485 | Online: BrownPaperTickets.com Walk-up: 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 Friday concerts begin at 7:30 pm Matinees begin at 2 pm

Micah and Me

For complete information, visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts Concert concessions available from Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Eugenie Jones

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HillsboroArts Magazine Winter/Spring 2020  

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

HillsboroArts Magazine Winter/Spring 2020  

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

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