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

HillsboroARTS Winter/Spring 2017

MAGAZINE

The Frida Project A Conversation with Oregon Ballet Theatre Portrait of the Artist, Adrian Litman Vintage Country Muse Annalisa Tornfelt


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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On the Cover Features Endowment Supports Frida Project 16 The 4 City’s Creative Community Tuesday Night Market and M & M Marketplace used Frida Kahlo‘s image and local artists to bridge the gap between them.

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A Conversation with Oregon Ballet Theater

Local ballet icon Alison Roper discusses her passion for ballet as she and the company prepare to perform “Crush” at the Walters in January.

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Adrian Litman: Portrait of the Artist

The Romanian-born artist’s story is one of passion, good fortune and goodwill.

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

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Walters Concert Series

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HACC Professional Development Workshops

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Walters Gallery Exhibits

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Register for Classes

Annalisa Thornfelt comes to the Walters

The well-known singer and fiddle player takes the stage in February. Learn about her creative journey and motives for making music.

Community Arts and Culture Grant Cycle Open

Spoken Word Series Instructor Spotlight: Meet Heath Koerschgen 19 Youth Classes 23 Spring Break Camps 24 Adult Classes 30 Senior Classes

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Walking Warrior Walks into Hillsboro

Walters Arts Education

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Adrian Litman: Portrait of the Artist a Adrian Litman is a lucky man. The artist who created Dynamic Orbits, the new temporary artwork at SE Second & Washington in downtown Hillsboro, grew up in Romania, immigrated to the United States and developed a lifelong career in the arts. In Romania, Adrian’s father was an artist who weathered political upheavals by using his art skills to restore valuable artworks and pack them up for the wealthy people fleeing the country. He went on to restore historic buildings. Adrian, too, chose art, attending Fine Arts High School in Bucharest, Romania, where he studied drawing, painting, graphics, engraving, sculpture, fresco, mosaic and ceramics. He continued his studies at the University of Bucharest Art Institute, but he heeded his father’s advice and completed a Master’s degree in Graphic Arts Design as a practical skill and landed a job right out of art school. In that era, the 1970s under Communist rule, Romanian authorities exercised restrictive exit policies, severely limiting the ability of citizens to travel internationally. In a stroke of luck, a window opened when Romanians were able to legally emigrate from this closed communist society. Adrian applied, was fortunate enough to receive a visa and came to the US. Arriving in Silicon Valley, he was able to get a job doing graphic arts, despite being a new immigrant with limited English. His art skills Photos by Rick Paulson Photography

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as a Fortunate Man transferred directly—and he had better equipment and materials to work with! Adrian’s family remained in Romania, and on one of his visits there, he learned of the plight of thousands of orphans who languished in institutions, often confined to their cribs with minimal care and stimulation. Adrian was moved and outraged and vowed to adopt a child. With his mother helping to advocate locally, he adopted a son who joined his family in California and is now an adult, married and working in the medical field. Adrian enjoyed a long career as a graphic designer and art director for corporate clients. When his company moved from California to Austin, Texas, he viewed it as a fortunate opportunity to retire and return to his first love, making art. Adrian was lucky again when his wife retired. They were able to leave the Silicon Valley for the more culture rich Sonoma wine country where he has room to build his sculpture and do his many art projects just steps from his home. His artwork is full of verve, often using energetic forms, vibrant color and a wide range of materials. He does painting, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics and painting on silk—following his creative path in many directions. His public artwork is often geared for high traffic areas such as libraries, civic plazas, parks and transit centers, and often includes an acoustic or kinetic element. You can learn more about his work at adriandesign.us. Staff Photo

Dynamic Orbits

The piece is based on the concept of contemporary science; intriguing elements of the universe such as dark matter, cosmic dust, black holes and supernovae. In his artwork, Adrian Litman tries to translate the dynamics and mysteries of the universe into color and shapes designed not only to entertain and inspire the viewer, but to convey the message that the future of the human race may not lie here on Earth, but in the skies above. Dynamic Orbits is an artistic interpretation of the continuous energy movements and convergences in the universe which influence our life on Earth on a daily basis. Hillsboro’s temporary public art project started in 2011 when a decommissioned fountain in downtown Hillsboro created the opportunity to transform an overlooked corner with art. Litman’s Dynamic Orbits is the third installation in the spot, and will be displayed from October 2016 – October 2018. 3


City’s Arts Endowment Supports Creative Community What’s more inspiring than someone using creativity and beauty to bridge a community gap? This year’s Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment Awards were presented to an organization and an individual doing just that. The Endowment itself was a creative response to a need identified in the Hillsboro 2020 Vision for longLinda Holland term, stable funding for the arts. Established in 2012 to create a permanent funding source for the city’s creative life, the endowment is now providing support to organizations and individuals making a difference in Hillsboro. Congratulations to this year’s recipients—Linda Holland and Una Voz Mariachi Band.

image of Hillsboro that they present in performances beyond our community. Una Voz was established in 2010 as a free afterschool enrichment program at Lincoln Street Elementary School. It’s grown over time to include members from all nine of the district’s high schools and junior highs, but remains free for participants. It provides top quality music and cultural education with a goal of increasing community unity. The band has been enhancing school and community events with their music with over seventy performances in the past five years, including performances at the Schnitzer Auditorium, the Moda Center, and Oregon State University.

Linda Holland is an individual artist who volunteers with the Influence Music Hall, Tualatin Valley Artists and the Tuesday Night Market. She has been instrumental in creating the First Tuesday Art Walk by regularly organizing artists and musicians to show in downtown businesses. Additionally, she has volunteered to organize the artist area of the Tuesday Night Market, coordinating a different artist each week to do a demonstration there. Last year, she ran the Michelangelo Project, with artists painting ceiling tiles at Tuesday Market, which were later installed on the ceiling of the Influence Music Hall. This year, she partnered with the M&M Marketplace to do The Frida Project, featured on pages 16-17. Linda volunteers her time because she is as passionate about giving creative people the opportunity to share their work as she is about exposing our city’s creative side to a broader audience.

Congratulations to Una Voz and Linda Holland! Be sure to check out an Una Voz performance, stop by the M&M Marketplace to see Holland’s The Frida Project, and consider a donation to the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment to help us create a legacy of culture!

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Una Voz Mariachi Band

According to Dan Bosshardt, musical director of Una Voz, the award was “an unexpected blessing for our program. Our students feel so supported by the community. It is… heartwarming when the community takes such great joy in the talent of its young people.” Bosshardt went on to say that the additional funding will allow them to receive new members; plan for a workshop and festival of all the Oregon youth mariachi bands this spring; and to hold their second Mariachi STEAM Camp at OSU in July.


2016 - 17 Walters Concert Series Oregon Symphony–Special Performance! Thursday, January 5 | 7 pm (60 min) Classical, Winds & Brass, Family Friendly

FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

“Extraordinary… — The New Yorker

Whether you’re a fan of classical music or an about-to-be fan, this concert is not to be missed. Already a beloved regional treasure after their triumphant Carnegie Hall debut, the Oregon Symphony has become nationally celebrated for their “positively searing” (Musical America) and “gripping” (New York Times) performances. As part of the Symphony’s mission to share the power of music throughout the region, their wind and brass sections will visit the Walters for a special performance this January. Begin the New Year on an inspiring note with some of the country’s most acclaimed musicians for one night only in downtown Hillsboro. In addition to Mozart and Stravinsky, the concert will include selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Star Wars—something for everyone! orsymphony.org

Craig Carothers

Friday, January 27 | 7:30 pm | $15 advance | $20 day of show Singer + Songwriter Walters favorite, Craig Carothers, began his career in Portland and over the decades his music and performances have been described as “truly magical.” Audiences can expect a showcase of original music – from any one of his ten released albums – and his equally entertaining personality, humor and riveting storytelling to have audiences jumping to their feet for an encore (or two or three). Don’t miss the moving and melodic compositions of this Nashville based, home-grown songwriter. craigcarothers.com

“(Craig Carothers is) the right mix of weary-eyed cynicism and helpless hearted romanticism…” — Performing Songwriter Magazine

Annalisa Tornfeldt Friday, February 10 | 7:30 pm | $15 advance | $20 day of show Vintage Country, Folk Best known as the singer and fiddler player for the roots-folk band Black Prairie (started by members of the Decemberists), Annalisa Tornfelt’s solo work is beautiful and stirring in its own right. Tornfelt’s stunning singing and presence, reminiscent of Gillian Welch or Nora Jones, make her an important new voice in the region. Along with her talented sisters, Tornfelt presents an evening of original folk and vintage country music that may just carry you away. annalisatornfelt.com

See interview with Annalisa on page 9... Full details about our 2015-16 concert series at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

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2016 - 17 Walters Concert Series The Roots of Hip Hop: Rainbow Dance Theatre

Friday, February 24 | 7:30 pm | $5 advance | $10 day of show Dance, Hip-Hop, Family Friendly This group of virtuoso dancers transforms the stage into a world of mystery, pathos and humor. Their repertoire features modern works with roots in the traditions of many world cultures. The Roots of Hip Hop takes audiences on an exciting and high-energy adventure that traces the popular urban African-American dance style of Hip Hop back to its roots in African dancing and drumming and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of today’s African-American community. This program is specifically designed to appeal to all ages. rainbowdancetheatre.org

“Deeply satisfying…..combines artful stagecraft with physical prowess… in intricate, balance-shifting acrobatic maneuvers.” ­— Seattle Times Quebe Sisters

Friday, March 17 | 7:30 pm | $22 advance | $26 day of show Americana, Texas Fiddle The Quebe Sisters–who have shared the stage with luminaries like Willie Nelson and Amos Lee–are fiddling virtuosos who were steeped in traditional Texas style fiddle since an early age. These three sisters from Dallas sing gorgeous, “mesmerizing” (Washington Post) three-part harmonies and authentic, Americana music from the heart willing them legions of fans and admirers. “The Quebe Sisters stopped me in my tracks . . . man can they play.” – Jimmy Buffett. quebesisters.com

“Hearing the Quebe Sisters sing is nothing short of mesmerizing.” ­— Washington Post

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Pacific Crest Jazz Combo

Friday, April 7 | 7:30 pm $15 advance | $20 day of show | $10 Student (with ID)/Youth/Senior Jazz

“(This group) takes it to another level.” — Wynton Marsallis

Join us in celebrating National Jazz Appreciation month, and the incredible artistry of this group who joins the Walters after performances at The Monterey Jazz Festival and the Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival. With a sound that defies their years, these young, talented Portland Jazz musicians are winning the nation’s highest accolades in the world of jazz, led by legendary director and trumpeter Thara Memory. Discover why, after seeing them live, Wynton Marsallis proclaimed this group “takes it to another level . . . I didn’t believe it, but I saw it.” The combo is a group of select members of The American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra– extraordinary musicians who are “playing with swagger and precision and soul.” (Dave Miller, OPB). ampjazz.org

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Friday, April 21 | 7:30 pm | $28 advance | $34 day of show Celtic Recognized as “one of Scotland’s most valued tradition-bearers,” by BBC Radio Scotland, Alasdair Fraser is widely regarded as a master performer. His richly expressive playing transports listeners across a broad musical spectrum, ranging from haunting laments from the Gaelic tradition to classically-styled airs to rollicking dance tunes. Cellist Natalie Haas is regarded as one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. Together, these powerful musicians bring dynamic and lovely performances that move audiences. alasdairfraser.com

“Flawlwss virtuosity” — New York Times A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Anjali Dance School Saturday, May 13 | 2 pm | $10 advance | $15 day of show Indian Dance, Family-Friendly

“Anjali’s “Midsummer Night” is gorgeous to look at, from its rich temple-inspired costumes to the architectural snap of its precise group formations, which suggest a singularity of movement and purpose” (Oregon Arts Watch). This exciting production brings Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of fairies and bumbling, star-crossed lovers to the stage in a fresh new light. Through classical and modern Indian dance and music–including Bollywood songs–and a sprinkling of Beethoven and hip-hop, this production brings pure magic to Walters audiences of all ages. anjalidance.com

“Anjali’s “Midsummer Night” is gorgeous to look at, from its rich temple-inspired costumes to the architectural snap of its precise group formations, which suggest a singularity of movement and purpose.” — Oregon Arts Watch Full details about our 2015-16 concert series at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

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2016 - 17 Walters Concert Series Edna Vasquez

Friday, May 19 | 7:30 pm | $15 advance | $20 day of show Acoustic Latin/Singer + Songwriter Edna Vasquez performs a special evening of original compositions that pay homage to her many Latin American influences. Universal in their emotional reach, Vazquez’ songs showcase an impressive vocal range and ability to stir and lift her audiences. Her genre-bending creativity in songwriting seamlessly weaves traditional music with a modern sensibility. A beloved Northwest artist with a growing national following, Vazquez performs with true grace and passion, and her live performances showcase her undeniable magnetism as a performer. ednavazquez.com

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Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts? There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Cultural Arts Division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, including: • Volunteering for the Walters Cultural Arts Center events and programs. • Helping the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council at special events such as Celebrate Hillsboro and the Latino Cultural Festival. • Volunteering with the Hillsboro Public Art Program at special events and outreach opportunities. Want to Volunteer? Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ParksVolunteer or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503-615-3479 or sarah.delepine@ Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.

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Annalisa Tornfelt: Vintage Country Muse “Music is such a great way for me to be with people I love and share life. Good life.” ­— Annalisa Tornfelt Annalisa Tornfelt—well known for her singing and fiddle playing in the Portland group Black Prairie— will take the Walters Stage on Friday, February 10. An Alaska native, Tornfelt is a rising solo star on the local and national music scene. She’s garnered accolades as an important new voice in original folk and vintage country music and her stunning vocals often draw comparisons to Nora Jones and Gillian Welch. Here she shares insights into her inspiration and approach to making music with Walters’ staffer Gayle Ritt. GR: What draws you to performing and making music? Annalisa: I am filled up by it. I perform and feel pumped and excited about life afterwards. I write a song and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Performing and creating, playing and writing is what really motivates me to wake up in the morning. I love something to practice for, something to write for. I also love just playing in the living room for the sake of playing and being with my family and friends—holding a space through the language of music. It's easier for me than a conversation. GR: When did you first become interested in playing music? Annalisa: My mom is a violinist and my dad is a cellist. They were always rehearsing with the string quartet, orchestra, or just playing around the house. We thought everyone played music because everyone around us did. My mom would give us kids cardboard violins made out of crackerjack boxes and a ruler taped on to the top so we would leave hers alone. I thank my parents so much for showing me how to play violin and for really encouraging my writing songs when I was little. They always made whatever I did seem like the greatest thing. Why do you want to write, record and release your own music? Annalisa: I've always wanted to. I moved to Portland from Alaska for some adventure and to be in a bigger city to meet other musicians and make records. I have always written songs since I can remember and my Dad gave me a tape deck that would record my songs when I was in elementary school and then a reel to reel when I was in junior high. It was my favorite thing to do. Annalisa Tornfelt will perform at the Walters Friday, February 10 – pictured here with her Swedish Nykleharpa. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist performing on violin/ fiddle, guitar with beautiful vocals and will take the stage solo, and accompanied by her sisters.

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Black Prairie really gave me a deep understanding of how to first trust and try new things first before ever judging anything—how to keep truly open supporting someone in their creative ability—by listening and just trying everything out. Playing fiddle and writing with Black Prairie was so exciting for me because I had never co-written much of anything before I met them. It was exhilarating to bring an idea to the band and work on it together until out came this amazing instrumental or pop song with a killer bridge. It feels so good to create with a group of people that all completely trust each other and you feel safe enough to be completely vulnerable and really share. Black Prairie is a 6-piece, Bluegrass influenced group founded by members of The Decemberists, including Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and Chris Funk. 9


Community Arts and Culture Grant Cycle Now Open It’s been said before: Hillsboro is a home for the Arts. With a growing number of arts and culture events and organizations serving our city, we are proud to continue to fund core support and project proposals to provide greater opportunity for Hillsboro residents to engage the arts. Why? Because your mission of serving a diverse population while growing cultural experiences in Hillsboro is essential for our community.

“[Community Arts and Culture Grants]… ensure Hillsboro remains a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities.”

The 2017-2018 year will be the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council’s tenth grant cycle, offering financial support to arts and culture organizations in our community. The last nine granting cycles have allowed the HACC to award over $260,000 in support of operating budget and projects, with 111 grants awarded to 36 different organizations. From that support, Hillsboro has grown participation in events and projects by funding initiatives such as the Washington County Open Studios Tour, The Frida Project at M&M Marketplace, Tour de Arts with Washington County Bicycle Transportation Alliance, HART Theater’s musical productions, and many more. The Community Arts and Culture Grant Program goals are influenced directly by the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan initiative to “ensure Hillsboro remains a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities.” These goals include: raising awareness and expanding or supporting existing arts & culture programming that serves Hillsboro residents; fostering collaboration between community members; and providing access to arts and culture experiences for those who are underserved. We believe that funding core support grants as well as project grants will allow organizations to take the next steps to further their artistic excellence or service to the community. The application process for the 2017-2018 Community Arts and Culture Grant Cycle opens on January 3, 2017 and

Children stop by Joyce Gabriel’s studio to learn about her work during the Washington County Open Studios Tour.

closes on March 31, 2017. To give your organization the best shot at receiving funding for core support or a project, we offer an annual Grants Panel discussion in January, as well as two workshops this year to address all grantrelated mysteries prior to the application deadline. As an extra benefit, organizations are also encouraged to take advantage of a revise and review appointment to dissect any further application details. Please see the HACC website at HillsboroArts.org for more information.

Grants Schedule

• January 3: Grants Open – applications available online • January 18: Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel, 4 – 6 pm, Free • February 8: Workshop – Nonprofit Strategic Planning Made Simple • February 23: Workshop – Fund Your Project: Grant Writing for Success • March 31: Grants close at 5 pm Bikers gather at Shute Park Library to discover several pieces of public art for the Washington County Tour de Arts. Photos by Rick Paulson Photography 10


Grants Panel & Spring Workshops Offer Assistance for Grant Opportunities Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel

Join representatives from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Spirit Mountain Community Fund for this free panel discussion to learn about local grant opportunities specifically for arts and culture programming in Washington County. Applying for grant funding is a key part of every arts & culture organization, but it can also feel like a daunting task. Though there are many options out there, each grant has its own specific guidelines and restrictions and it can often be difficult to determine if your organization or program fits within those guidelines. Determine which opportunities fit best with your organization and its programs, and get the chance to talk face-to-face with grant makers that can answer all of your questions. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center 53066 Wed 1/18 Free

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning Made Simple

The most successful nonprofits are those who spend time, not only doing good work today, but also planning for future sustainability and growth. Get an overview of the process of strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. Learn: how to use planning tools and templates to guide planning, how to match your plan with the developmental stage of your organization and how to use a strategic plan as a management tool to guide your growth and organizational success. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Mark Fulop 53060 Wed 2/8 $25

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Fund Your Project: Grant Writing for Success In this hands-on workshop, artists, arts organizations and volunteers learn to write compelling and lively grant applications to fund their creative projects. Discover how to research funding, decode application questions, and let the grant-writing process focus goals. Participants learn how to discern when grant writing is the best use of your time, how to research grants, how to answer the questions that many applications don’t ask, and employ techniques that make proposals irresistible to funders. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Gigi Rosenberg 53061 Thurs 2/23 $25

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Marketing Design: Building Content that Connects HACC veteran Tiffany Meyer returns with a hands-on workshop to help you create and distribute compelling content that attracts and keeps your best-fit customers, fans and donors. Whether you run a boutique gallery, are building your personal brand as an artist or deliver community programs, this workshop is for you. Start with a tool to hone your content strategy, then learn how to frame your content to align with your unique brand, and end by pinpointing how to define success so your time is well spent. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Tiffany Meyer 53062 $25

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Walters Gallery Exhibits Gallery exhibit hours are: Monday–Thursday: 9 am–9 pm | Friday: 9 am–5 pm Year round, the Walters Gallery showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging artists. Opening receptions for the artists and general public are held on the first Tuesday of each month and provide an opportunity to meet the artist(s) and foster exciting dialogue about art and creativity. First Tuesdays also feature free hors d’oeurves and live music in the lobby.

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Gina Hartmann

December 6 – January 30 | Upstairs Gallery Hartmann’s layered, delicate work incorporates mixed media weaving and text to act as metaphors for the complexities we embody as living beings. This collection reflects the intricate patterns that build as we experience the world.

Una Kim

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Not Spoken: Una Kim

February 7– March 27 | Upstairs Gallery This powerful solo exhibit from international artist, muralist, and PSU professor Una Kim presents intimate and impressionistic portraits of faces whose eyes and mouths are occluded or shut, looking inward or suppressed—in a quiet dance of interiority and silence.

Laughter: Jason Kappus

February 7– March 27 | Downstairs Gallery

Zimbabwe Artists Project

December 6 – January 30 | Downstairs Gallery The Zimbabwe Artists Project is a nonprofit organization partnering with women in Zimbabwe to support selfenterprise through the creation of art. The vibrant work from this exhibit gives a rich glimpse into the lives and local culture of the artists.

First Tuesday Reception:

December 6 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Katherine Rhee *Due to the holidays, there will be no First Tuesday in January 12

Capturing different faces in the midst of laughter, Kappus’ collection finds personality and subtle depth in unconcealed moments. These joyful portraits celebrate mirth and seek to inspire onlookers with the natural contagion of laughter. The artist has used Hillsboro census data to represent the diversity of age, gender, and ethnicity in his portraits. “Laughter” is an egalitarian statement that all humans are equally capable and deserving of happiness.

First Tuesday Receptions:

February 7 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Kyndel Dollison March 7 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Grant Larson


Tuesday Happenings Tuesdays are happening at the Walters—don’t miss these free events for the community!

First Tuesday:

Gallery Receptions with Live Music

In the Walters lobby and galleries 5 – 6:30 pm

Cristobal Santos

First Tuesday gallery receptions are held in honor of the current artist(s) exhibiting at the Walters. Guests are invited to mingle with the community, enjoy live music in the lobby, sample free hors d’oeuvres from Decadent Creations and explore art on all three floors of the Walters.

Inside/Outside: Reflections on Portland & Oaxaca Jesus Evers Garcia Santos and Cristobal Garcia April 4 – May 22 | Upstairs Gallery

This mixed-media collection explores the reflections of two artists–two brothers–who have lived their lives in two places: Oaxaca and Portland. In these pieces, they express what they see inside and outside of themselves as they move through the two cities closest to their hearts.

Second Tuesday:

Open Poetry Night In the Walters Upstairs Gallery 7 – 8 pm

Victor Fuentes

Latino Landscapes

Victor Fuentes and Inmaculada Cruz April 4 – May 22 | Downstairs Gallery

Fuentes and Cruz explore their Latin American roots through the trees, flowers, animals, people and architecture of the physical and cultural landscapes they inhabited in their youth. Deceptively simple, these richly-colored paintings reflect with vividness and intensity the artists’ memories and impressions as they reinvent the vistas of their homelands with exuberance, freedom, and nostalgia.

First Tuesday Receptions:

April 4 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Rainforest Jazz [Jazz Appreciation Month] May 2 | 5 – 6:30 pm Live music in the lobby by Luminous Heart

Poets and lovers of poetry alike 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.

Third Tuesday: Spoken Word Series

In the Walters Theatre | 7 – 8 pm Live storytelling, artist talks, lectures, readings, discussions and more. Selected guests deliver performances and talks on a wide variety of topics pertaining to art and culture. Event details are on page 14. Special Thanks to Our First Tuesday Sponsor:

Decadent Creations DecadentCreations.com

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Spoken Word Series The Spoken Word Series highlights the power and art of the oral tradition in its myriad of forms: live storytelling, artist talks, lectures, readings, discussions and more. Selected guests deliver performances and talks on a wide variety of topics pertaining to art and culture. Spoken Word events take place every other month in the Walters Theatre (unless otherwise mentioned) to allow for larger audiences. As always, Spoken Word performances and discussions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 21 | 7 pm Walters Theatre

All are welcome for an exciting and romantic evening of classic fairytales and myths from around the world! These tales are re-envisioned with queer perspectives to help modern audiences celebrate and rediscover some of the lost happily-everafters of those loving and living in the margins.

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Happily Ever After: LGBTQ Retellings of Classic Fairytales from Around the World

Join us at the Walters this evening as we host a featured speaker as part of the Art of the A WCCLS Event Story Festival. Hear voices of the S inspiration, history and humor at the of Washington County libraries’ 13th annual storytelling festival taking place this year April 1 – 8, 2017. Admission is FREE and venues are countywide. All shows are designed yt for adult audiences, with a few open st elli n g Fe to ages 6+. For more information and April 1-8, 2017 a full schedule of events, visit: wccls. org/festival. Please note that this event takes place on a Monday. Sto

Join choreographer and retired prima ballerina Alison Roper & dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theater junior company (OBT2) for a preview of the new world premiere of “Crush,” choreographed by Roper. Roper will also share the story of her personal journey as a principal dancer, choreographer, and parent. Audience members have a special opportunity to meet the dancers and talk back with the artists.

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Crush: An intimate evening with Alison Roper & OBT2

Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World with Patrick Dougherty

Tuesday, April 4 | 7 pm | Walters Theatre Internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty is creating a unique artwork for Orenco Woods Nature Park in April 2017. His artworks often look like nests, vessels or off-kilter playhouses woven from local saplings by a nimble fingered giant. Dougherty speaks about his process, showing examples of past works; about his experiences working in different cultures at home and abroad and our shared human need to connect with the natural world. To see intriguing examples of Dougherty’s work, go to Stickwork.net. Note: This event follows our First Tuesday opening. Come early for art, music, and more! See page 12 for more information.


A Conversation with Alison Roper of Oregon Ballet Theater For local aficionados of ballet, Alison Roper may well be a household name. Though she retired from her professional career as a dancer in 2014, her remarkable oeuvre as a dancer has left a legacy that includes thousands of performances and 50 world premieres created just for her. And as a choreographer, teacher and fundraiser with the Oregon Ballet Theater, Roper continues to be a vital force in the regions dance culture from behind the scenes. On the evening of January 17, Roper will visit the Walters in Hillsboro to present a preview from the new world premiere of “Crush,” a piece she choreographed for OBT2, the Oregon Ballet Theater junior company. Roper will also share stories from her personal journey as prima ballerina, choreographer, mother and more. See page 14 for more details about this free Spoken Word Series event. In this exclusive interview, learn more about the journey of this talented and fascinating woman in her own words. What led you to the world of dance? I began dancing when I was five years old. My mother put me in a creative movement class which met in an old church in Windham, Maine. We learned to Roper in Helen Pickett’s “Petal.” walk like “ladies” and how to place our feet one in front of the next; we played Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert with scarves and jumped over baskets and through hoops…I found ballet a bit boring, honestly, and much preferred my gymnastics classes…Finally, though, ballet won. I would rush about the house choreographing to my Dad’s records; I had a large section of our lawn that was “Always remember that everything you my “stage” and I would put on full performances for my family…I think this career in dance chose me, and I think learn will take you forward in life, even if that creating dances for myself and others was always you don’t get exactly what you thought you inside of me. What is your philosophy as a choreographer?

I choreograph to bring the music to life. I want to draw the pictures I hear in the music. Sometimes I also have an idea or a story that I’m trying to tell. The piece I’m working on now involves the relationships we have interpersonally as well as with ourselves. The conversations that remain unspoken. The frustrations that well up and seem to have no end and no beginning. We’re experimenting with how we show this in the studio. It’s interesting to watch the different dancers interpret my steps in their own ways. What are some of the moments or memories from your career that shaped you? It’s difficult to isolate these moments… [One] great moment was my first performance of Christopher Stowell’s Swan Lake. Waiting in the wings, listening to the music played live from the orchestra pit, counting the music just before my entrance and then running and running and leaping and waiting, the applause thundering around the theater acknowledging my entrance. It was surreal. My family was there, my husband is a lighting designer and he was always watching and lighting me. He loves dance and travels the world to light performances. He was always supporting me from behind the scenes.

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What are some of your hobbies or interests (or disinterests!) outside of dance? I love dancing, being a Mom, ice-hockey, soccer, reading, cooking, drinking wine with my friends, gardening, dogs, long walks and the ocean. I hate okra, swimming underwater, driving on icy roads, fighting with my kids. What advice would you give to a young person seeking a career in the performing arts? I advise all my students to love what they do. Work hard at it, support each other and be strong and confident, yet humble. Always remember that everything you learn will take you forward in life, even if you don’t get exactly what you thought you wanted. What projects are you currently working on? I’m a teacher, a fundraiser, a choreographer, a mother. I love to inspire and be inspired. My students inspire me. I feel honored by their dedication and hard work. It fills me with joy to see the current OBT company and see my former students becoming artists in their own right. 15


Partnership of Hills The Frida Project to You might ask what Frida Kahlo has to do with Hillsboro, Oregon. Kahlo is the famed Mexican surrealist from the early twentieth century known for her strong self-portraits. But when Linda Holland from the downtown Tuesday Night Market partnered with Jaime Miranda of M & M Marketplace to create an artistic project to bridge the two markets, they agreed that Frida Kahlo would be the unifying focus. M & M is a market of primarily Latino vendors that is held year round, just a half mile from the downtown markets. Miranda suggested Kahlo as a focus because she is a source of national pride in Mexico that is also warmly embraced by American audiences. With a grant from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Holland purchased ten 48” x 48” aluminum Fome-Cor panels and sprayed each of them with a stencil of Frida Kahlo. Artists were then invited to use their talents to create an image that represented the landscapes and people of Oregon and Mexico, while incorporating Kahlo’s image as a unifying element. Artists were offered two different versions of Kahlo’s image to incorporate—a line drawing facing left and solid portrait looking to the right. Each week throughout the summer, individual artists worked on their painting in the Tuesday Market artist area, while Holland, and at times, Miranda explained the project to passersby. On October 8, the finished pieces were unveiled with a daylong celebration at M & M Marketplace. The 10 completed panels range from broad symbolic representations to individual personal stories. Jan Su Hirst and Tesla Clementine’s panels focus on Kahlo herself, as an artist who overcame great personal challenges. Lauren McElroy and Heather Lowe both focus on the natural beauty in the land of Mexico and Oregon—using the colors of the

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sboro Markets brings o Life desert and the abundant water and agricultural fields of Oregon. Patricia Gifford’s panel also focuses on the land, addressing issues of pollution of the environment. Holland, as the driving force behind the project, celebrates the land and people of both places with an Oregon guitarist playing while a Mexican dancer keeps time and young Oregon soccer players pass the ball to children playing in Mexico. Arturo Villasenor, Rosa Noyola, and Felipe Gomez’ panels directly deal with the issue of immigration. Villasenor includes the statue of liberty as a symbol of the invitation and acceptance of immigrants, monarch butterflies that move freely across borders, and a bridge, saying that he wanted to show, “the wonderful diversity we have in our community….and [that] it is never too late to start building a relationship with our neighbors.” Gomez’ panel depicts the hardship and danger endured by some emigrants coming to America, with the skull as a symbol of death in the desert and the red mountains symbolizing the emigrants suffering. Noyola’s panel tells the personal story of one young woman who crossed the Sante Fe Bridge from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas on her journey to her new home in Hillsboro. Plata Garza’s painting combines biographical elements about Kahlo with political commentary on current conditions in the US and Mexico. Garza chooses to depict Kahlo as a “calaverita” because she loved to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, looking towards a festively colored representation of the American flag. Garza’s Kahlo turns her back to the Mexican flag, with its central symbol painted black, to show Garza’s “sadness for all the repressions and injustices that exist in these times in Mexico.” The message in all of the panels, and in the project itself, is a clear wish to communicate across cultures, to celebrate our strengths, and to acknowledge struggle. The finished panels are available for public viewing on the interior and exterior of the M & M Market at 346 SW Walnut Street, open on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm. Counter-clockwise from top left: Jansu Hirst, Tesla Clementine, Lauren McElroy, Heather Lowe, Patricia Gifford, Linda Holland, Arturo Villasenor, Rosa Noyola, Felipe Gomez, Linda Holland and Jaime Miranda at M & M Market, Plata Garza. All photos by Rick Paulson Photography.

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Instructor Spotlight

Meet Heath Koerschgen When Heath Koerschgen signed up for a theatre class to fulfill an elective credit in his freshman year of high school, he had little idea that his life was about to change. The class had a profound impact, awakening his young mind to the potentials and possibilities of a life in theatre. After high school, Koerschgen devoted himself to community theatre, where he expanded his skill set beyond acting. He began directing his own shows, joined an artistic board where he began to learn the operations side of theatre and eventually went on to pursue a BFA in acting at Southern Oregon University. In 2012, Koerschgen took on the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he participated in the 2012 season, “surrounded by some crazy talent and learning from some true professionals in the business.” Koerschgen has just finished shooting two episodes of Portland’s own original supernatural series Grimm, and closed a leading role in Lakewood Center for the Arts’ performance of 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation.

Koerschgen and students get silly in “Theatre Games” class at the Walters

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educational theatre will teach you focus, discipline, work ethic and self-confidence,” he says. “[These are] all skills that can be put to use not just your theatre life, but in every “I love introducing theatre as a means in aspect of life.”

Koerschgen’s success as an actor seems to arise from his deep, personal engagement with the art of acting. It’s much more than of expression for new students.” Koerschgen’s philosophies a career, but an endless project —Heath Koerschgen about acting translate naturally of maintaining a beginner’s to teaching—yet another mindset: “as an actor, you aspect of the art that he is will always remain the student,” he says. “The human drawn to and excels in. “I love introducing theatre as element, learning about people, taking on aspects of their a means of expression for new students,” Koerschgen personality and melding those traits with your own is explains. “Many kids find themselves more comfortable something that expressing themselves through performance and I you can never enjoy being able to connect them to that, and providing master. That’s a safe zone for students to be creative.” When asked what keeps what advice he would give to new students of acting, me interested Koerschgen emphasizes a self-created journey based on and engaged experimentation, immersion and openness: “Read plays, in this craft.” watch plays, write plays and immerse yourself…Learn who Koerschgen your favorite actors and playwrights are and ask yourself also recognizes why you enjoy their work. Challenge yourself to try every how the type of theatre and see what speaks to you and what does growth and not.” development Actor, teacher and continual beginner, Koerschgen has an experienced exciting season ahead of him—in addition to teaching an as an actor on exciting offering of youth theatre classes at the Walters, he stage is not is one of the most in-demand actors in the metro region. limited to craft. This January he’ll be starting work on a production of Flora “Theatre and & Ulysses at Oregon Children’s Theatre and in March will

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Koerschgen in Twelfth Night. Portland Shakespeare Project.

begin rehearsing for the world premiere of The Talented Ones at Artist’s Repertory Theatre. Check out Heath’s upcoming classes on page 22.


Youth Classes – Clay Clay Artistry

Take your creativity and ceramic skills to the next level! Discover how to create dynamic effects to make your clay creations exciting and memorable. Explore exciting handbuilding techniques to make your masterpieces. Express your individual style using color, texture, finishing, and more to make clay art that is uniquely yours.

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 53073 Thu 1/26 – 2/16 53074 Thu 5/4 – 5/25 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm 4 – 5:30 pm

Creative Kids

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 53079 Thu 2/23 – 3/16 3:45 – 5:15 pm $50 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

Clay Kids: Amazing Animals!

4 – 5:30 pm

Youth Wheel

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–cups, bowls, vases and more. Develop handeye coordination and fine motor skills as you take your creativity for a spin. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Jen Champlin 53077 Wed 2/8 – 3/1 53078 Wed 4/12 – 5/3 $60 Resident, $73 Non-Resident

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

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 53076 Thu 1/26 – 2/23 $68 Resident, $84 Non-Resident

4 – 5:15 pm 4 – 5:15 pm

See page 23 for additional for information on Spring Break clay camps for kids.

If you love art, animals, and hands-on creativity, this class is for you. Using wildlife or favorite pets as inspiration, discover the building blocks of ceramics. Experiment with color, texture, shape, proportion and more. Each student creates and glazes several projects. Just don’t feed the artwork! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 53075 Thu 4/6 – 4/27 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

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Youth Classes – Painting Let’s Paint: Explore Color

Get ready for an explosion of color! Experiment, explore and create exciting results. Discover techniques to make images come to life and jump off the page using the power of color: choice, combinations, mixing, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 53342 Tue 1/24 – 2/14 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

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Attention budding artists! Discover exciting techniques that famous artists use to make their images come to life– and let them inspire you. Create bold colors like Matisse, paint to music like Kandinsky, explore perspective like O’Keefe and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to explore a world of creative expression. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 53341 Tue 2/28 – 3/21 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Wild Painters: Animals 4 – 5:30 pm

Let’s Paint: Mini Masters

Have you ever wanted to paint a rooster like Picasso? Or a lily pad like Monet? Dive into painting by discovering how famous artists make images and ideas come to life. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to gain new skills and explore painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 53343 Tue 4/4 – 4/25 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

Beginning Painting: Famous Artists

4 – 5:30 pm

Unleash your creativity and create colorful masterpieces inspired by favorite pets or creatures from around the world. Painting animals is one of the best ways to explore the foundations of painting: color, proportion, textures, shading and more. Just don’t feed the artwork! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 53344 Thu 4/6 – 4/27 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginners welcome in all youth classes and camps at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students encouraged to advance and build on skills from previous classes.

Family Art Night at the Walters

Create something truly special with clay, paint, collage & more. Family Art Night is fun for all ages and everyone is welcome. Work on engaging, hands-on art projects individually or team up as a family. Each Thursday offers a different project and material to work with. All supplies are included. (Please check the Walters website for a schedule of activities.) Note: This is a facilitated art activity. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Parents are encouraged to assist young children. For more information, including the monthly project schedule, visit www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters. Maximum of 20 people, so come early. 20 Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters

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Every Thursday (except during closures)

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Place: Cultural Arts Center Studio B30 Fee:

$5/individual, Children under 3 free

Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Youth Classes – Drawing & Music Beginning Drawing

Whether you’re a beginning doodler or seasoned sketcher, this class launches you into the exciting world of drawing! Express your creativity and develop an artistic eye for line, shape, color, texture and shading by exploring the world around you. Learn fun and easy techniques to bring your drawings to life. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 53090 Tue 2/7 – 2/28 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Beginning Guitar

Strum your heart out in this group guitar class focused on rhythm, agility and creative expression! Begin playing right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies and more. Develop musical skills to take you far in a fun, supportive environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 53352 Mon 2/13 – 3/20 No class 2/20 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

Let’s Draw

Do you love to draw and doodle? Let the freedom and joy of drawing bring out the best of your creativity. Have a blast exploring the elements of drawing and set your imagination loose on the page. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture and more–a new adventure every day.

4 – 5:30 pm

Wild Drawing: Animals

Drawing animals is a fantastic way to develop skills that make the creative process fun and empowering. From amazing creatures to favorite pets, bring your images to life through rewarding approaches to drawing. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture and more. Amaze yourself with your wild drawing! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 53092 Thu 5/4 – 5/25 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

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5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 53091 Tue 4/18 – 5/9 $46 Resident, $58 Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Favorite Songs

Begin playing favorite songs right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies and more. Learn by doing as you strum your heart out in this class focused on foundational skills and creative expression. Play with others and grow skills to take you far. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 53353 Mon 4/17 – 5/15 $48 Resident, $60 Non-Resident

4 – 5:30 pm

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Youth Classes – Acting Let’s Act

Have fun, meet new friends and gain confidence as you explore empowering acting skills. Discover how performers bring characters to life using voice, imagination and movement. Learn how actors work together to support each other onstage and take their audiences on exciting journeys.

Let’s Act: Animal Stories

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 53348 Mon 4/17 – 5/15 3:30 – 4:20 pm $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

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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 winter! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 53346 Mon 2/6 – 3/13 3:30 – 4:20 pm No class 2/20 $40 Resident, $52 Non-Resident

Storybook Theatre

Have you ever wanted to step into a storybook? Bring stories to life and have a blast as you create exciting characters and play empowering theatre games. Follow your imagination, gain confidence and explore the joy of acting while developing acting and communication skills to take you far! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 53347 Mon 2/6 – 3/13 4:30 – 5:30 pm No class 2/20 $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

Acting Fundamentals: Exploring Scenes

Explore key acting skills that will take you far onstage and off. Bring stories to life while building confidence, teamwork, communication skills and more. Discover and expand your actor’s toolkit by diving into exciting new scenes and characters and have a blast working with others. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Heath Koerschgen 53349 Mon 4/17 – 5/15 4:30 – 5:30 pm $42 Resident, $54 Non-Resident

Beginners welcome in all youth classes and camps at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students encouraged to advance and build on skills from previous classes.

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

Phone registration: 503-615-3485


Spring Break Camps at the Walters Clay Kids Camp

Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Engage your creativity with hands-on activities including bowls, small sculptures and more. Create and glaze several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. Have a blast exploring new ceramic skills this spring break. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 53080 Mon – Thu 3/27 – 3/30 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am

Clay Camp

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

Animal Clay Camp

If you love art, animals, and hands-on creativity this camp is for you! Using wildlife or favorite pets as inspiration discover the building blocks of ceramics. Experiment with color, texture, shape, proportion and more. Each student creates and glazes several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists!

1 – 2:30 pm

Guitar Adventures Camp

Grab you guitar for a musical spring break! Begin playing right away–even if you’ve never played before–as you explore rhythm, chords, melody and more. Play with others and develop musical skills to take you far in a fun, supportive camp environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 53354 Mon – Fri 3/27 – 3/31 10:30 am – 12 pm $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

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

Beginning Guitar Camp

Let your musical creativity reach new heights in this group guitar camp. A fun, supportive, step-by-step approach to learning guitar. Begin playing right away–even if you’ve never played before–as you explore rhythm, chords, melody and more. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier). 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 53355 Mon – Fri 3/27 – 3/31 12:30 – 2 pm $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 53081 Mon – Thu 3/27 – 3/30 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Jen Champlin 53339 Mon – Thu 3/27 – 3/30 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 53340 Mon – Thu 3/27 – 3/30 1 – 4 pm $95 Resident, $114 Non-Resident


Adult Classes – Ceramics Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Dive into the wonders of all things ceramics in this class designed for maximum clay-mersion! Explore foundational wheel techniques to make unique and functional art. Grow your skills as you create cups, plates and bowls and experiment with hand-building. Personalize your creations with color and texture. Amaze yourself with what you create and how much your skills grow in one class. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 53420 Tue 1/24 – 3/21 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/14 53428 Tue 4/4 – 5/23 6:30 – 8:30 pm $118 Resident, $134 Non-Resident $78 Senior Resident, $94 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Wheel Throwing: Clay Artistry Discover the joy of working on the wheel and flex your creativity! Gain the fundamental skills to create cups, bowls, and useful everyday objects at the wheel–both beautiful and functional. Then go further as you explore color, texture, finishing techniques and more to create stunning and memorable effects in this expanded wheel class.

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 53423 Mon 4/10 – 5/22 6:30 – 8:30 pm $104 Resident, $119 Non-Resident $76 Senior Resident, $88 Senior Non-Resident

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Clay Luminaries: Spring Lights

Discover how shape, light and shadow interact by creating your own clay luminaries. Explore foundational handbuilding and glazing skills to make unique, beautiful pieces to enjoy and share. Create your own pieces for decorations or gifts– transform any space with patterned candle light. A fun, creatively rewarding way to light up your spring!

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! Explore fundamental techniques to create and glaze cups, bowls and other useful everyday objects–both beautiful and functional. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 53422 Mon 2/6 – 3/20 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/20 $96 Resident, $111 Non-Resident $67 Senior Resident, $81 Senior Non-Resident

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 53425 Tue 4/18 – 5/16 6:30 – 8:30 pm $82 Resident, $96 Non-Resident $58 Senior Resident, $73 Senior Non-Resident

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Adult Classes – Ceramics & Painting Open Studio Flex your clay-tivity with independent studio time! Open Studio provides time to work independently on personal projects in the clay studio and wheel room–with a plethora of tools and glazes at your disposal. Meet new people, explore new skills, and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided time in the studio. Wed

1/6 – 6/29

Open to current and previous Walters students. Passes expire at term end: 6/29/16. Sessions do not need to be used concurrently. Maximum of 15 people. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Signing up for Open Studio signifies acceptance of the guidelines outlined in the Open Studio brochure for studio use.

5:30 – 8:30 pm

$10 One-time, drop in pass, $36 Four Session Pass (only $9/session) $48 Six Session Pass (only $8/session) $56 Eight Session Pass (only $7/session) Bags of clay available for purchase at the Walters. For more information call: 503-615-3494.

Ceramic Painting

Ceramic painting is a fantastic, freeing way to express your creativity and combine the rewards of painting and ceramics! Paint objects that are both beautiful and functional as you explore design, color, brushwork, stenciling, silk-screening, texture and more. Experiment with painting bisque-ware options such as plates, small bowls and tiles. See website for supply list. Most materials provided.

Have your supplies with you for the first class. For a supply list visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters View course info under classes.

Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and versatility that make working with pastels so rewarding and enjoyable. Follow your inspiration and capture the world around you in stunning hues. Experiment with color values, shape, composition and more. Let the natural world inspire you and surprise yourself with the images you bring to life. See website for full supply list. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 53436 Thu 4/13 – 5/18 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $95 Non-Resident $49 Senior Resident, $64 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Silk Painting

Explore what’s special about painting on silk and make beautiful pieces to wear and share. Create multiple wearable scarves (or wall art) using easy-to-learn, beginning techniques of textile painting. Discover how silk brings out the richness in colors for stunning effects. Paint and silk pieces included. See website for supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 53442 Mon 1/23 – 2/27 No class 2/20 53443 Mon 4/3 – 5/1 $92 Resident, $107 Non-Resident $68 Senior Resident, $82 Senior Non-Resident Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters

6:30 – 8:30 pm 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 53426 Tue 4/4 – 5/2 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $94 Non-Resident $57 Senior Resident, $72 Senior Non-Resident

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Adult Classes – Painting Beginning Watercolor: Painting Confidence

Paint with freedom, joy and excitement–even if you’re a complete beginner. Shake up your creativity and discover empowering approaches to watercolor. Play with a range of possibilities–brushwork, texture, mood, color and more–that make working with watercolor special and inspiring. See website for full supply list.

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14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 53430 Thu 1/26 – 3/2 4:30 – 7 pm 53437 Thu 3/9 – 4/13 1 – 3:30 pm $94 Resident, $109 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $76 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Beyond Beginning: Watercolor Techniques and Textures Grab your brush and unleash your creativity as you explore the unique possibilities of watercolor. Build on basic brushwork and experiment with easy ways to create exciting, rewarding results. Bring paintings to life with texture and dimension. Designed for students who are still beginning, but have some previous watercolor experience (one or more introductory course/s) and want to go further. See website for full supply list.

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 53431 Thu 1/26 – 3/2 1 – 3:30 pm $94 Resident, $109 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $76 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Beyond Beginning: Spring Watercolor

Explore empowering, foundational techniques to bringing exciting colors and textures to life. Ignite your creativity and discover what’s special about working with watercolor and water-based media. Experiment with color, washes, brushwork and more. Great for beginners or experienced painters alike. See website for full supply list.

Unleash your creativity and explore the vibrant colors of the spring! Build on basic brushwork and experiment with empowering techniques to bring your paintings to life and maximize the unique possibilities of watercolor. Designed for students who are still beginning, but have some previous watercolor experience (one or more course/s) and want to keep growing their skills. See website for full supply list.

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 53429 Wed 2/8 – 3/8 4 – 5:30 pm $94 Resident, $109 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $76 Senior Non-Resident

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sue Anne Seckora 53438 Thu 3/9 – 4/13 4:30 – 7 pm $94 Resident, $109 Non-Resident $60 Senior Resident, $76 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Watercolor & Beyond

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Adult Classes – Painting Beginning Acrylics

Curious about painting in acrylics? Play, experiment and discover the rich colors and flexibility that make working in acrylics so rewarding and enjoyable. Explore fundamental painting techniques with a beginnerfriendly approach. Let the natural world and your imagination inspire your painting and surprise yourself with how far you go in each class! See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 53434 Mon 1/23 – 2/27 4 – 6 pm No class 2/20 53439 Tue 4/4 – 5/2 4 – 6 pm $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

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. See website for full supply list.

If your class includes a supply list (see description), visit www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters to see course info under the classes section of the website.

Painting in Acrylics

Create realistic scenes and images from photographs in this popular class. Discover an illuminating, step-by-step approach to acrylic painting–and watch your wildlife scenes jump off the canvas! Experiment with approaches to color-mixing, shading, composition and more as you flex your creativity and explore the world through an artist’s eye. See website for full supply list. 16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Gerald Sticka 53432 Wed 2/8 – 3/15 6:30 – 8:30 pm 53441 Wed 4/5 – 5/10 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $95 Non-Resident $49 Senior Resident, $64 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Abstract Acrylics

Have your supplies with you for the first class.

16 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Edyta Salak 53433 Tue 1/24 – 2/28 4 – 6 pm No class on 2/21 53440 Mon 4/3 – 5/1 4 – 6 pm $68 Resident, $82 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident All Creative Arts Classes: No experience necessary. Returning students encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to experience level in a supportive class environment. Materials provided unless noted in description. Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Drawing, Music & Photography NEW! Beginning Drawing

Bring out the artist within as you bring images to life with this step-by-step approach to drawing. Start with a favorite photograph, break the image into its simplest parts as you explore composition, line, shading and more. Surprise yourself with how far you go as you unleash your creativity and gain new skills and confidence. See website for full supply list.

Walters Arts Education

18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 53444 Thu 2/9 – 3/16 6:30 – 8:30 pm $80 Resident, $95 Non-Resident $49 Senior Resident, $64 Senior Non-Resident

NEW! Intro to Digital Photography

Unlock the power of your camera and your own creativity. Gain new skills to go beyond auto-settings and capture images that move and excite you. Discover how subject matter, composition and light work together. Gain basic editing techniques to bring out the best in your images– and all the rewards photography has to offer! See website for full supply list. Students supply their own camera and laptop. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Christopher Weinberg 53449 Mon 2/6 – 3/13 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class 2/20 53450 Mon 4/17 – 5/15 6:30 – 8:30 pm $65 Resident, $79 Non-Resident $41 Senior Resident, $54 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Grab your guitar and start making 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 music skills and flexing your creativity. Students must bring their own guitar.

NEW! Journal Making Workshop

17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 53524 Mon 2/13 – 3/20 6 – 7:15 pm No class 2/20 53526 Mon 4/17 – 5/15 6 – 7:15 pm $44 Resident, $57 Non-Resident $28 Senior Resident, $39 Senior Non-Resident

Discover how easy and rewarding it can be to make your own journals for writing, sketching and more. Choose different patterns, colors or textures for the cover and explore multiple approaches to binding pages. Leave with a journal for yourself–and one to give as a gift! An empowering, instantly gratifying way to learn basic bookmaking techniques. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 53528 Tue 3/7 – 3/21 6:30 – 8 pm $40 Resident, $53 Non-Resident $30 Senior Resident, $37 Senior Non-Resident

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

Phone registration: 503-615-3485


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

Creative Communication Skills–NEW!

NEW! Intro to Screenwriting

Discover a passion for screenwriting and leave with empowering, practical tools in this exciting new class. Explore the key elements of visual storytelling as you gain an understanding of the essential technical elements of screenwriting (used by professionals). Create multiple scripts for your own short film ideas. See website for full supply list. 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Mohammad Allam 53454 Wed 2/8 – 3/15 6:30 – 8:30 pm 53455 Wed 4/12 – 5/17 6:30 – 8:30 pm $68 Resident, $83 Non-Resident $43 Senior Resident, $57 Senior Non-Resident

AQU ATIC

PERFORMANCE SCIENC E SPORTS

18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Nicholas Kessler 53451 Tue 2/21 – 3/21 6 – 8 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident $36 Senior Resident, $51 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

TURE ADVEN

Discover how to use the skills that professional actors use in rehearsal and performance to strengthen your own communication skills. Techniques like active listening, body language, voice and intention have a huge impact on success in professional and everyday situations. Leave with practical tools to support your communication goals onstage and off.

Looking for

Summer Camps? Registration coming in March Watch our website for details! 503-681-6120

hillsboro-oregon.gov/ParksRec

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

Storytelling

Discover practical techniques professional and amateur storytellers use to shape experiences into compelling narratives in a supportive class environment. Nicholas Kessler (host of Portland’s Moth series) takes you on a step-by-step process to weave your ideas and unique experiences into a great story–a story that needs to be told! 18 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Nicholas Kessler 53452 Tue 4/11 – 5/9 6 – 8 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident $36 Senior Resident, $51 Senior Non-Resident

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Creative Classes at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center Watercolor: Winter Hues Tired of gray? See winter in a whole new light in this exciting class. From berries to indigo skies and evergreen branches, discover how nature’s ceaseless variety and rich hues make winter in the NW unique and beautiful–especially to artists. Explore foundational techniques, discover new skills and fall in love with winter through the power of watercolor.

Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 53461 Thu 2/9 – 3/9 10 – 11:30 am $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Resident, $69 Non-Resident

Watercolor: Bold and Free

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. Engaging exercises offer a springboard for inspiration and the opportunity to let your imagination–and the paint itself–take you to bold new places.

Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 53463 Thu 4/6 – 5/4 10 – 11:30 am $38 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident, $57 Resident, $69 Non-Resident

All Creative Arts Classes at the Senior Center: No experience necessary unless noted in the class description. Returning students are encouraged to work on more challenging pieces tailored to their experience level. All materials provided.

Translation Services Available!

Telephone interpretation services are available to all! If you are interested in signing up for a class, buying tickets or just asking a question, call (503) 615-3485 and a staff member can connect you to a telephone interpreter. Our telephone interpreting service is available in up to 15 languages. ¡Servicio de interpretación telefónica disponible a todos! Si tiene interés en registrarte para una clase, comprar boletos, hacer una pregunta o pedir más información sobre nuestros ofrecimientos, simplemente llame al (503) 615-3485 y nuestros personales pueden conectarte con un intérprete telefónica. Nuestro servicio de interpretación telefónica está disponible en 15 idiomas. Favor de esperar unos minutos mientras te conectamos con un intérprete.

Help world-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty build a phenomenal natural sculpture in the Orenco Woods Nature Park Volunteer and be part of the crew. Dive into the process and help to bring a Stickwork sculpture to life by learning how to place sticks to shape the artwork. Volunteer April 3 - 21, 2017 8 am - 12 pm or 1 - 5 pm For more information on harvesting and building, contact laura.murray@hillsboro-oregon.gov Best-suited for strong, active volunteers ages 16 and up Visit Patrick Dougherty at stickwork.net 30


Artist’s Impactful Piece Walks into Hillsboro this Winter Sharon Agnor’s Walking Warrior explores healing via forged steel and glass When Sharon Agnor first took the leap to learn how to weld, she welcomed the challenge to explore her creativity through a different medium. She started by taking classes at Clark College in 1999, and though intimidated at first, found confidence in her skill by building furniture. Along the way, she learned the art of glass casting to compliment the rigid form and function of steel. Agnor’s perfection of craft and powerful messaging in her work led this year’s Temporary Public Art committee to maintain interest in her submitted piece, Walking Warrior, despite it not being the best fit for the location on 2nd and Washington. The group wasn’t willing to turn it away, however. The collaborative efforts of the Public Art Program, the City of Hillsboro Economic Development Department and the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership succeeded in finding a location for the artwork. Walking Warrior explores Agnor’s battle with stage 3 breast cancer. “I was looking for a way to process what it felt like; the pain and Agnor demonstrates techniques for glass painting. recovery and healing that comes with having cancer,” Agnor shared. “One year, my daughter was participating in the Race for the Cure, and mentioned to me ‘Mom, you can tell who the survivors are – they walk like warriors.’ It was immediate inspiration for the piece.” Since its unveiling in 2012, the sculpture has been part of two temporary Walking Warrior as it was displayed exhibitions: one in Lake Oswego, and most recently in Auburn, WA. This winter, Walking in Lake Oswego. Warrior will make its appearance on the sidewalk of Main Street in Downtown Hillsboro for a special two-year temporary installation.

“The materials I use have almost a parallel with real life: when faced with pressure or adversity, there’s a forceful shift that happens. Hopefully, in the end, a person (or the material) changes for the better.” —Sharon Agnor “Sharon’s Walking Warrior expresses the message of rising above, leaning in, and moving forward with purpose,” committee member Dawn Sellers stated. “It’s perfect for our growing city and an honor to share her story as it graces Main Street.” Agnor’s interest in art expands far beyond public sculptures, however. For over 10 years, she’s taught painting and drawing to small groups of homeless men in the Portland area. “It’s difficult to get them to commit to showing up at a designated place and time,” she shared while pointing out a small collection of works on display from her students in the hallway of her Vancouver, WA home. “But when they focus on it, wow -- they are incredible with what they can make.” Furthering her creative interests, Agnor has also explored glass jewelry making, and has a beautiful series of glass and metal sculptures of smaller size, often displayed in local galleries. Look for Walking Warrior to be installed in January 2017, and for more information on Sharon Agnor, visit sharonwarmanagnor.com. 31


Hillsboro Arts & Culture

THE LOCAL SCENE

Endowment Concerts | Theater | Dance | Festivals Galleries | Family Activities

Get local arts & culture events emailed to your inbox! Sign up for The Local Scene at HillsboroArts.org.

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.

Learn More by Contacting: Hillsboro Community Foundation Legacy Endowment Program Janel McKenna, Director of Advancement 503-709-8426, hillsborocommunityfoundation.org

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City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Cristina Caravaca, Cultural Arts Manager cristina.caravaca@hillsboro-oregon.gov

You can also learn more by visiting HillsboroArts.org

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

ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL

The Walters Gift Shop. Something Unique.

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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 Christine Martell, Chair Dawn Sellers, Vice Chair Ed Arrington Martin Conley Cindy Dauer Tim Gabriel Debby Garman Jeff Jurrens Jean Lasswell Carol Loughner Tonya Macalino Barbara Mason Gayle Nachtigal Bryan Welsh Cultural Arts Program Staff Cristina Caravaca, Senior Recreation Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative Specialist Walters Cultural Art Center Bridie Harrington, Program Supervisor Stephanie Adams-Santos, Facility Supervisor Gayle Ritt, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Melissa Moore, Program Supervisor Laura Murray, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Public Art Program Valerie Otani, Program Supervisor ON THE COVER: “Two Souls, Two Flags” by Plata Garza. Photo by Rick Paulson Photography PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

CULTURAL ARTS

COPYRIGHT 2017, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.


UPCOMING 2017 WALTERS CONCERTS Folk, Jazz, Americana, Vintage Country, Opera, Dance & More... Jan 5

OREGON SYMPHONY—Special Performance Classical, Winds & Brass, Family Friendly | Free

Jan 27 CRAIG CAROTHERS

Acoustic Singer + Songwriter | $15/$20

Feb 10 ANNALISA TORNFELT

Vintage Country, Folk | $15/$20

Oregon Symphony

Feb 24 The Roots of Hip Hop:

RAINBOW DANCE THEATRE

Dance, Hip Hop, Family-Friendly | $5/$10

Mar 17 QUEBE SISTERS

Americana, Texas Fiddle | $22/$26

Apr 7

PACIFIC CREST JAZZ COMBO

Jazz | $15/$20 | $10 Student/Senior

Annalisa Tornfelt

Apr 21 ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS

Celtic | $28/$34

May 13 A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

ANJALI SCHOOL OF DANCE

Indian Dance | Matinee | $10/$15

May 19 EDNA VAZQUEZ

Rainbow Dance Theatre

Acoustic Latin, Singer + Songwriter | $15/$20

To Purchase Tickets Call: 503-615-3485 | Online: BrownPaperTickets.com Walk-up: 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and matinees at 2 pm For complete information, visit: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

Concert concessions provided by Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Quebe Sisters

With thanks to our sponsor The Orenco Hotel

HillsboroARTS Magazine, Winter/Spring 2017  
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