Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

April 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Food And Drink, News | Comments Off on Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

By Mary Owen River Fusion 22 was chosen as the Oregon Festival of the Year for festivals by the Oregon Festivals & Events Association. “We’re thrilled!” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. Two  Ovation awards are given to festivals, one for ...

Awe in fire: Portland State College of Arts displays Stayton artist’s work

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Awe in fire: Portland State College of Arts displays Stayton artist’s work

By Melissa Wagoner Patrick Collier’s series of photographs entitled Field Burns, invites viewers to not only find beauty in the destructive nature of fire but also to think about the politics that surround agricultural field burning. A series of 20 pieces photographed ...

Glimpse of light: Grandmother and granddaughter collaborate on book

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Glimpse of light: Grandmother and granddaughter collaborate on book

By Mary Owen A grandmother from Ohio teamed with her 13-year-old granddaughter from Stayton to craft their first book. Bev Hughes and her granddaughter, Quinci Woodall collaborated in publishing Glimm: A Glimpse of Light Found in September. “Quinci crafted all the illustrations,” Hughes ...

Community’s home: Brown House debuts as event space with music

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Community’s home: Brown House debuts as event space with music

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="alignright" width="300"] Brown House Event Center[/caption] By Mary Owen The Santiam Heritage Foundation will host an Oregon Pioneer Spirit Folk Music Play-In as one of its first events in the newly named Brown House Event Center. “When the Santiam Heritage Foundation ...

Providing a little lift: Artist uses her talent to create smiles – and funding for Shriners Hospital

April 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Providing a little lift: Artist uses her talent to create smiles – and funding for Shriners Hospital

[caption id="attachment_3072" align="alignleft" width="300"] “Girl on a Swing” by Denise Goodin-Vasquez[/caption] By Mary Owen A local artist uses her talents to help support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a charity “near and dear” to her heart. “I began this journey by painting gifts for ...

Captured by cartoons: Dave Shelton shares his sense of fun, love of art

March 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Captured by cartoons: Dave Shelton shares his sense of fun, love of art

By Mary Owen Cartooning has always been an integral part of Dave Shelton’s life. “I began drawing from the age of 5,” said the Gates artist. “I remember winning a poster contest in kindergarten and receiving 10 cents as a prize. I ...

Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

January 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

By Mary Owen If you have questions, there are places to go to get answers and share in the conversations about what is taking place your community, state and country. The first stop in your information gathering journey could be a facilitated ...

Getting their kicks: Horse and carriage hobby proves popular service

December 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Getting their kicks: Horse and carriage hobby proves popular service

By Nancy Jennings Major, Spike, Oliver and Quincy are chomping at the bit to meet you. Along with their owners Tim and Betty Bielenberg, these majestic draft horses will be decked out in their holiday finery at Sublimity’s Sixth Annual Christmas ...

Art Mentors: Two selected for Salem internships

December 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Art Mentors: Two selected for Salem internships

Regis seniors Katherine Bentz and Marie Heuberger were selected in October to participate in a Salem Art Association program to work with professional artists and peers from the Salem Keizer School District. Students from the greater Salem area were invited ...

Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

October 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

[caption id="attachment_2891" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2016 -2017 officers of Stayton’s Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are, from left:  Kyra Bacheller, Regent; Linda Banister, Vice Regent; Diana Maul, Secretary and Historian: Linda Wiley, Treasurer; and Carol ...