TAC Makes: A Podcast

TAC Makes: A Podcast is the perfect way to catch up on what’s happening at The Arts Center.

Artist talks, interviews, conversations and more!

Kimberly Long: 8×8 Art Gallery with a Twist

TAC Board Vice President and founding organizer of the annual 8×8 exhibition, Kim Long discusses the history of this popular community fundraiser and how it is changing, just a little, this year.

Renee Couture: Soft Ambition

Motherhood is the current focal point of Renee Couture’s work. Created from within her mothering experience, she has a diverse practice, encompassing sculpture, photography and drawing.

Renee Couture is an artist living in Glide, OR. She graduated from Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) with a BA degree in Studio Art and Spanish in 1999. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT. Couture taught Fine Art for over a decade at Umpqua Community College. She currently works as a Project Manager with the Percent for Art/Art in Public Places program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Heidi Keith: Youth on the Water

Youth on the Water, by Portland, OR artist Heidi Keith, is a series of paintings of young people addressing the power and vulnerability of adolescence and how the body interacts with the natural world. Youth on the Water is on view in the Corrine Woodman Galleries July 5 – August 5, 2023. Join us at The Arts Center for a reception Friday, July 7, 2023, 5:30 – 7 PM.

Heidi Keith, (b. 1976) was raised in western Montana. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches studio art at Camas High School in southwest Washington.  Heidi earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from Portland State University. She attended Pacific Northwest College of Art as a post-baccalaureate studying painting. 

Sabra Comins portrait
Steph Littlebird Headshot

Caroline Feyling: Evolution of Practice

Caroline Feyling is a textile artist living in Oregon. She received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. Following her graduation she completed 8 weeks of intensive study at Vävstuga Swedish Weaving School in Shelburne Falls, MA. Feyling creates functional Scandinavian style weavings that serve to bridge the gap between the contemporary and tradition, as well as the distance between heritage and daily life. When not in the studio, she enjoys researching Norwegian folk culture and rollerskating.

Sabra Comins: Evolution of Practice

Sabra Comins grew up at the end of a dirt road in Anchorage, Alaska. She spent much of her time immersed in nature, where she felt most at home. When her family moved to town and her longing to connect with people intensified, she discovered the safety of self-expression in art and writing. These early years have shaped Comins’ drive to find what connects people with each other and with the landscape. Comins is passionate about maintaining a sustainable studio practice, being in nature, and writing letters. She was in the Artist Accelerator Program at The Arts Center from 2019-2020.

Sabra Comins portrait
Steph Littlebird Headshot

Always Here (Littlebird)

Steph Littlebird speaks about the work she created for Always Here, an exhibition at The Arts Center showing contemporary Native experiences by responding to the past, present, and future of Native identities.

Always Here (Williams & Hudson)

December 9, 2022 – Matthew Earl Williams and Anthony Hudson speak about their work a the opening reception of The Arts Center’s December 2022 exhibition, Always Here.

Carla Rossi on the Cross