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CCA Children's Theatre presents Big Smoke

The United States Premier - March 8-17

The U.S. premier of Big Smoke is the funny and sweet story of best friends and total opposites, Bethany and Jimmy, and their life in the city. Smart and practical Jimmy and wild and creative Bethany are excited to have a break from their day-in and day-out routine when school closes for a plumbing repair and the kids are invited to go to work with Jimmy’s dad at Briscoe and Plodger – the biggest maker of special occasion cakes in the whole city. Their day at the cake company quickly becomes a wild chase to find and return the secret recipe for the brand new “Big Smoke” cake, which may or may not have been stolen from under Bethany’s less-than-attentive nose. Recommended for ages 5 and up!

Running time: 1 hour (no intermission)

Ticket prices:

$10 adults — $5 student/senior — Free: ages 5-10

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National Identity

February Exhibition

Artists illustrate their emotional and intellectual responses to their sense of a nation as a cohesive whole in Columbia Center for the Arts’ exhibition National Identity.

 

This invitational exhibition represents distinctive traditions, culture, and personal and social identity. How we define national identity is complex and often unsolidified. It can be both realist and subjective. Is it a pattern of behavior, a belief, or a way of doing things? Is it a common language, ancestry, or ethnicity? Columbia Center for the Arts encourages viewers to explore the role of art in reforming collective ideas of national identity; and challenges individuals to create dialogue around their own sense of who we are as individuals, as a society, as a nation.

 

Exhibition is open January 29 – February 24, 2019

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Hood River Valley High School’s Gold Key Award Winners

136 entries in 2-D, 3-D art and video received Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards at the state level this year. Students who have won Gold Keys will be honored at an award ceremony at the gallery during the opening reception at 6pm.

 

HRV High School artworks display is open January 29 – February 24, 2019

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February Exhibition at Windermere Real Estate

Michael Dinning

Michael Dinning brings his layered and compelling mixed media and installation art to Windermere Real Estate (315 Oak St., Hood River) for the month of February. He creates primarily large scale narrative sculptures and wall pieces, employing painted canvasses combined with a wide variety of found objects. When creating artwork, Dinning stated his goal “is to present something that is immediately engaging, consistently compelling, and leaves a lasting impression beyond the initial encounter.”

 

All 2019 Gallery exhibitions are generously sponsored by Cathedral Ridge Winery and Windermere Real Estate.

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