Schedule of Events: Saturday, August 13, 2022

See below for the full Saturday schedule and descriptions. All Arts Alive! Events are in The Arts Center or in front, on the Arts Center Plaza.

*For Information & Tickets to the 5th Annual Arts Alive! Celebration & Artist Reception use the Party Info button below.

Open Mic

2:30 – 3:30 PM

(FREE) in our Main Gallery.

LIVE Concert

6:30 – 9:00 PM

(Sugg. $15) On the Plaza.

2:30pm – 2:35pm  Performance by Caitlin Rose
Dance work
2:35pm – 2:40pm  Performance by Jaqui Eicher
Poetry and Song
2:40pm – 2:45pm  Performance by Jessica Cagle Faber
Literary reading
2:45pm – 2:50pm  Jessica Cagle Faber cont.
2:50pm – 2:55pm  Performance by Jessie Thoreson
Original acoustic guitar songs
2:55pm – 3:00pm  Wolfgang Dengler
Poetry Reading
3:00pm – 3:05pm  The Healing Arts Band
3:05pm – 3:10pm  The Healing Arts Band cont.
3:10pm – 3:15pm  Open as of 08.08.22
3:15pm – 3:20pm  NIcasio Ralph Penunuri
Neo-Folk Story Song
3:20pm – 3:25pmNIcasio Ralph Penunuri cont.
3:20pm – 3:25pm  Sarah LeComte

Halie Loren:

Oregon’s internationally-renowned jazzy chanteuse, Halie Loren & her quartet perform in celebration of Arts Alive with songs that revel in the summertime vibes spanning multiple genres, including jazz, pop, world music, and more (including Halie’s own original tunes). She’ll be joined by musicians Matthew Treder (keys), Rob Kohler (bass), and Ryan Biesack (drums).

Church Ladies:

Church Ladies is an alternative/neo blues band from Corvallis, Oregon. They draw from a diverse set of influences like Johnny Cash, The Alabama Shakes, Parker Millsap, Earth Wind & Fire, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard resulting in a unique, genre-bending repertoire. Members include Ava Schnoll, Devon Cash, Hannah Hex, Lane Thompson, Nora Cyganiak, Sierra Young, and Tucker Gibbons.

12:00 – 2:00 pm The Beauty of Tenderness: Group Embroidery

$40.00 In the main gallery with Limei Lai

Embroidery is a way to sew your memories & emotions into lines & colors. Digest and transform your life into one of the most tender subjects to be kept for your loved ones. It seizes that moment of never-stop-time, freezing a thread of beauty of a moment in your life. Enjoy this meditative art form in a group work session, all working independently on the same fabric.

12:00 – 2:30 pm Illustrate Your Stories

$25.00 In our (cool) basement studio (no ADA) with Jessica Rehfield (Ages 10 – 17 with a Guardian or 18+)

Practice the process of illustrating texts in this workshop, Illustrate Your Stories. Participants can bring a story they have written, one that is in the process of being written, or an idea for a story and learn the basics of sketching to visualize their illustrated story, or, storyboarding to illustrate a narrative. We will look at various examples of illustrators including Michaela Goade, Rockwell Kent, Larissa Wood, and also view pages from Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Then work with our own stories to sketch out panels and develop a storyboard of an illustrated story. Finish with at least 4 illustrated panels from their own story and a working understanding of the use of thumbnail sketching, sequencing, and incorporating text & images to complete a storyboard, Stories can be personal or relate to Embracing Brave!

12:00 – 2:30 pm Anatomy of A Poem

$40.00 (18+) On the Plaza with Lady Rose

Anatomy of a Poem is for novice & seasoned writers/poets alike. No need to be an English major or a paid author to declare yourself a poet! Participants will take a deeper look into one of Lady Rose’s pieces, discussing her inspiration behind the piece, intentional literary & artistic choices, and tools used to craft the poem. Taking a “Build-A-Poem” approach, participants will be given time to begin or complete their own poems.

12:00 – 3:00 pm Ceramic Bust Building Demo

(FREE) On the Plaza with Jess Felix

This demonstration by Jess Felix includes sculpting and handbuilt elements from a live model. Jess will include symbolic gestures and/or objects that reference The Arts Center’s 2022 theme of Embracing Brave. Attendees will be able to ask questions and view the entire process which starts with slabs of textured clay to build the basic form of the chest, neck, and head then sculpting to add life-like features and ornaments.

2:30 – 5:00 pm Mouse & House Felting

$40.00 (Ages 18+) On the Plaza with Sabra Comins

This workshop invites participants to make a brave inquisitive mouse with a safe, cozy home, something we might all aspire toward in these trying times. Participants will be given all materials and instructions for making a mouse and a pumpkin house. Each participant will leave with a mouse and a pumpkin house that they’ve made and an instruction sheet with a pattern. If time allows, additional mice can be made.

3:30 – 5:30 pm Early Photography & Light Drawing

$25.00 With Koa Tom. In our (cool) basement studio (no ADA) (Ages 10 – 17 with a Guardian or 18+)

By creating pinhole cameras & making contact prints, participants will gain an understanding of the basic principles of photography, and light drawing. Photography history will be discussed as you create a camera from a container and expose various light-sensitive materials to make your own light drawings. This course is suitable for many ages; novice & professional makers alike.

3:30 – 6:30 pm Ceramic Hand-building

$40.00 (18+) In our (cool) basement studio (no ADA) with Annelie Haberman

Participants will learn how to make their own handmade pottery using techniques like pinch, coil, and slab construction. Each student will create a unique hand-built mug and bowl in their own, distinct, style. Students will also have an opportunity to add a flourish of decoration to the pieces with different design patterns like stamps and carving. The instructor provides individual guidance for all levels of experience. Choices of glaze and application styles are available and finished pieces can be picked up at the end of August.

4:00 – 6:30 pm Nature-Inspired Round Weaving

$40.00 (18+) In our Main Gallery with Emily McKenzie

Participants will learn basic weaving techniques as well as a fiber overview of each type in their provided fiber pack. They will learn how to add form and texture to a round weaving by watching real-time demonstrations. We will also go over how to secure the ends of the yarn when changing colors as well as when cleaning up the back of the finished piece. Everyone will leave with a finished piece (or nearly finished with enough knowledge to finish on their own), along with any extra materials and their canvas pouch. Typically once the basics are covered, the class eases into the meditative act of weaving and it becomes a very calming activity.