“Paint to Live Improvised Cello Music” Fee per student: $40

Dates: NEW Dates: July 27-30

Time: 2-3 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (instruction and working) Thursday (show and tell)

All Ages (younger children are welcome with adult supervision)

Register here

Paint or draw to live, improvised cello music, receiving a soul-warming, magical atmosphere in a structured, meditative, calming environment. Focus and tune in with yourself, express your creativity in your art, and recharge your batteries, while letting yourself be inspired by the audible experience! Supply your own materials and set up your workspace for your project and we’ll meet online on Zoom for a connecting group experience.

Additional Notes:
We will be meeting and interacting online through zoom. Please make sure you have your workspace set up next to/in front of your computer, so you can hear the live music and see Sabina playing music as well and see the other participants making art while you are also visible (being filmed by your computer.)
If you have any questions, raise your arms visibly. We will verbally interact at the start and at the end, and perhaps a few times in between. I will mute all participants during certain intervals of music-making to minimize audible disruptions.

Prepare an empty paper or canvas, watercolors (or other paint/crayons/color pencils or such) as well as additional tools as a waterproof table cloth, cup of water, paper towel, pen, and eraser or whatever you might need.

You will let yourself be guided by the music and don’t yet need to know what you’ll be creating.
If you have additional questions, feel free to email me ahead of the start of the class:

January 28–February 22, 2020

  • Thurs, Feb 6, 12-1 pm, Music Makers Concert – FREE
  • Corrine Woodman Gallery in The Arts Center
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12–5 PM

Richard Behan photographs musicians at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market, which document the cultural significance of this community gathering. The Farmers’ Market is more than a market place to purchase plants and vegetables; for many area residents, it is a weekend ritual of strolling the booths and connecting with friends. The various stations of musicians are an important part of that mix. The musicians represent all kinds of styles and instruments:  jazz, fiddle, guitar, classical, vocalists, and more. The market would not have that same feel or attraction without these musicians.

To honor the music-makers, Behan has created a compilation of Farmers’ Market Music Maker portraits. The exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery cannot accommodate all of the musicians at the market — to see all of them you must become a regular at the Farmers’ Market.



Sabina Monn, aka Miss Swiss Bliss, is naturally energetic and loves to express herself through movement, dance and music, jointly creating a new interplay, choreography, or form based on the needs of those present. She provides a safe space in her classes for people to experience expressing themselves to music. She believes being socially creative is a great opportunity to practice self-love, self-compassion, courage, and empathy. Sabina enjoys giving the people a chance to use music and movement to depict and verbalize new experiences, and she perceives playing as a way of creatively learning.


Classes/ Media Taught:

Sabina Monn studied music and movement education at a College of the Arts in Switzerland and taught a variety of subjects (to all ages: toddlers to adults) as music, rhythmics, dance/movement, drama, musical, choir, children’s orchestra, group percussion, piano, cello, voice and art. She taught at different schools, churches, community centres as well as private lessons. She specialises in combining improvisation and play.


Website: https://missswissbliss.com

Social media:

  • https://www.facebook.com/creativemusicandmovementimprovisation/
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFHZsBiHbwRxH5I9io599AA?



An all-acoustic music event performed by local musicians!

The focus is folk music. Other musical genres are welcome. Both individuals and groups and a variety of instrumentation are encouraged.

Free and open to all, both performers and audience.

2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis

Contact Kurt Smith at k_smith1342(at)comcast(dot)net or phone at 541-270-6369

LOCAL FOLK is a partnership of the Corvallis Folklore Society and The Arts Center, Corvallis


Local Folk

Four shows! Two days — First Night at The Arts Center.

Tons of awesome touring and local bands! Readings from local zinesters! Cheap and all ages!

$5-7 sliding scale for day shows
$7-10 sliding scale for night shows
$20 weekend passes will be available online and at Bullfrog Music starting April 11.

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Proceeds from this year’s fest will benefit Trans Lifeline and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.