When: August 14, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30

Where: Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333

What: Women in the Arts Panel discussion – listen to three women discuss their experiences and challenges working in the creative arts sector.

The Arts Center and Whiteside Theatre present “Women in the Arts” — a three-women panel discussion on working and making in the arts sharing struggles, stories, and advice. This panel will highlight the contributions women have made to the creative sector, and along with a full spectrum of conversations and engaging experiences in 2020, will bring the community together through the arts.

Join us on August 14, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:30 to hear from Julia Lont, Cassie Greer, and Renee McKitterick!


Julia Lont
Lont is a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist living in Corvallis, Oregon. She works full time as a graphic designer for First Alternative Co-op. She is also the creative force behind Blue Camas Press, a letterpress printing business she started in 2012. Blue Camas Press specializes in images created from hand-carved linoleum blocks printed using an 1896 Chandler & Price platen printing press. You may recognize her work from the last few years’ Corvallis & Albany Farmers’ Market posters. She holds a B.A. in Art and Art History from Calvin College and an M.Ed. in Art Education from Portland State University. Lont has been a part of local art exhibits including Artists at Work, the Around Oregon Annual, and the Cascade Print Exchange. Besides printmaking, she also creates works in oils, egg tempera, and collage. She is also an active volunteer for both the Corvallis/Albany NAACP and Mid-Willamette NOW.

Cassie Greer
Greer has worked with theaters, arts organizations, and training programs across the country, connecting with communities, facilitating events, educating actors, and helping to build frameworks that allow these organizations to thrive. As a performer, Cassie received her training in the MFA Acting program at Florida Atlantic University, the BA Theatre program at Goshen College in Indiana, and in the 9th Certification Group of Fitzmaurice Voicework® instructors; she has worked as an actor, director, designer, and theatre educator across Indiana, Florida, and Oregon. In the spring of 2019, she was named Artistic Director at Bag&Baggage Productions in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she has worked and played in a variety of capacities since 2011.

Renee McKitterick
McKitterick is an artist and Art Faculty at Linn-Benton Community College where she teaches ceramics, sculpture, and art appreciation. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University and her MFA from the the University of New Mexico. Her work spans topics of femininity, body, landscape, and memory through the use of multiple mediums. Renee’s interest in making art stems from her exposure to form, function, and craft through her family of makers, artists, and musicians. Renee is a sculptor, painter, designer, and potter whose work has been shown nationally and internationally.