New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

December 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

[caption id="attachment_3547" align="alignleft" width="215"] Ken Cartwright is station manager andprogram director of KYAC radio, which will be moving to Santiam Hearts to Arts’ new location in the historic Odd Fellows building in Mill CityFile Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Hearts to Arts ...

Creativity: SH2A offers sessions

November 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Creativity: SH2A offers sessions

[caption id="attachment_3523" align="alignleft" width="300"] Santiam Hearts to Arts offers Saturday sessions in multiple forms of media for all ages.[/caption] By Mary Owen Saturdays at the Canyon Arts Center are filled with happy crafters! “Art, as Santiam Hearts to Arts sees it, is not ...

Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

[caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignright" width="300"] Ghost Walk participants are led through Downtown Stayton by guides dressed in Victorian garb.[/caption] By Mary Owen Attention all ‘geists and ghouls! Halloween is just around the corner as is the second annual Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk. ...

Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

September 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, School | Comments Off on Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

[caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignright" width="291"] Above, ORCA student Garett Kincaid, at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. Right: Kincaid (center) with his squad in a training exercise. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Mary Owen An Oregon Connections Academy student from Lyons spent the first ...

50 golden ‘ears: Aumsville celebrates half century of buttered corn, fun

August 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on 50 golden ‘ears: Aumsville celebrates half century of buttered corn, fun

[caption id="attachment_3448" align="alignright" width="300"] Aumsville Corn Festival fans eat up the fun. Everyone is welcome to join them for the 50th annual event Aug. 18 at Porter -Boone Park[/caption] By Mary Owen The Aumsville Corn Festival celebrates “50 Years of Golden Ears” ...

On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

[caption id="attachment_3393" align="alignright" width="200"] broadway-©-Stuart-Monk-123rf.com-–-2375633_l.jpg[/caption] By Mary Owen Fans of Broadway musicals will thrill to the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus’s presentation of Opening Night on Broadway. The performance is part of the annual fundraiser to benefit the chorus, and is free to attend. ...

Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3394" align="alignright" width="300"] ceramic-wheel-©-Evgeniya-Orlova-123rf.com[/caption] A Google search for arts education grants has led to a windfall for Regis High School’s ceramics classes. “The grant is from an organization called Keeping the Arts,” said Eric Loftin, who teaches ceramics. “Keeping ...

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 ...