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Writing up the Gorge
Writers spend seven days at six different Write Up locations throughout the area, and which will be announced later this year. Writing Up the Gorge culminates in displaying writers’ work during the September Gallery Exhibition, Talk of the Towns.
August 19-25 Write Up days
August 23 Writers Reception (location TBD)
August 27 Exhibition Submission deadline
September 7 First Friday Opening Reception
Registration closes August 10, 2018 at Noon.
Artist Talk with Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson
Husband and wife photographer team Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson bring their stories and their art to Columbia Arts as part of the September Gallery exhibition titled “Talk of the Town.” Farlow and Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily photographed for the National Geographic Society on over 50 assignments that have taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years.
This event is generously sponsored by the Ford Foundation
Fearless & Free Drop-In Art Workshops
Creative Expression for All Ages
Join us for these FREE art workshops for kids & families, ranging from drawing to creating greeting cards to jewelry to painting, all summer long in the CCA Studio! RSVP for your family today.
Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band
Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band
Saturday, September 29 @ 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Concert & Fundraiser for Columbia Center for the Arts
$40 per person; includes free beverage and complimentary desserts
**Tickets to be sold soon**
The Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band is bringing their live concert performance to Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 29 at 7pm for a fundraiser for the Art Center. Something to Talk About is a musical collaboration between some of Oregon’s finest singers and players joining up to pay tribute to the queen of the bottleneck blues.
Donate an additional $35 and join the band onstage!
When you arrive for the event, you’ll be invited to donate an additional $35 to join the band onstage for a song at the beginning of the second half of the show. Sing along, play an instrument, or just dance to the beat—and enjoy the limelight.
Sponsored by: Bonnie Taylor, Melanie St. John, & Kerry Cobb
MILAGRO THEATRE Presents
Saturday, October 6 @ 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Adult tickets $20; Senior/Student tickets $15
Tickets available soon
Inspired by the book Flatland by Edwin Abbot. The year is 2089 in Tierra Plana, a new nation of squares, walls, and all sorts of boxes; a place where individual categories are pre-determined. Four friends: Fig, Noir, Isa, and Hex, are preparing for the day they receive their identity bracelets. Nervous about not fitting in, they escape to the desert and discover the mystery of the past hidden in boxes from the U.S. Census Bureau. Bi– will break open the boxes of selective classification and raise the question: What is your bi-dentity?
“This play uses mathematical and geometrical metaphor as well as inspiration from interviews from people in the community to tug at the heartstring that often makes us feel a little too much like the other,” says the play’s writer Georgina Escobar. “Bi– is simply about expansive thinking and it challenges the audience to join a ride that could feel strange and foreign, but then again, isn’t that what all people who claim a dual identity (bi-nationals, bilinguals, bi-cultural) have to navigate in dealing with a homogenous society?”
Sponsored by: Summer Lea Hillman Foundation
Tickets available online, in the Columbia Arts Gallery, and at Waucoma Bookstore.