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2013-14 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest

by May 23, 2013 » Add the first comment.

In case you haven’t heard the news, we are shifting the date of our annual Run For The Arts t-shirt design contest to better align with the school year. What does that mean for 2013-14? Although it seems like we just put the out the call for entries, we are at it again. All K-12 […]

Artists in the News

by May 9, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Lisa Wilcke recently wrapped up a residency with 4th and 5th grade students at Mulino Elementary School and was featured in The Molalla Pioneer! Read more about Lisa and her work with students here.

Featured Artist: Albert Alter

by May 7, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Albert Alter – actor, physical comedian, clown, mime, fire eater, funny guy, Professional Fool, 2006 Sunburst Artist of the Year – grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee, “home of Davy Crockett and Andrew Johnson, the first president ever impeached by a Republican congress.” Albert has toured internationally, performing and teaching physical comedy, clown and mime in […]

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Support the Young Audiences Professional Arts Learning Series

by April 29, 2013 » Add the first comment.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) will receive an NEA Art Works grant. YA is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Young Audiences Professional Arts Learning Series. The Professional Arts Learning Series is a year-long professional development program for teaching […]

Portland Timbers Kick Off 2013 Run For The Arts

by March 27, 2013 » Add the first comment.

On Wednesday, March 20 nearly 75 kids from Lynch Meadows, SW Charter School, Da Vinci Arts Middle School, Hockinson Intermediate, Glencoe, and Capitol Hill Elementary joined staff from Young Audiences to kick-off the 2013 Run For The Arts with members of the Portland Timbers. Students had the rare opportunity to watch a Timbers practice before […]

Visual Arts For the Classroom Teacher

by March 13, 2013 » Add the first comment.

We just completed session two (of three) of our professional development program for classroom teachers. An enthusiastic group of 15 have been working with Larry Verdoorn on ways to integrate visual arts into their classrooms. Since we know what great stories pictures tell, here are a few: It’s been so exciting to see what can […]

Featured Artist: Rachel Närhi

by February 27, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Dancer and Teaching Artist Rachel Närhi.

Dancer, choreographer, Teaching Artist, and fire performer Rachel Närhi may be new to Oregon, but she is no stranger to bringing the joy and discovery of movement to students. Over the last 15 years, Rachel has taught at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Western Washington University, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Gage Academy, and Arts […]

Featured Artist: Gerardo Calderon

by February 13, 2013 » Add more comments.

I first met Gerardo Calderon in 2008 while working on a production at Portland’s Miracle Theater. The show, Dos Pueblos, was a collaboration between Portland-based Hand2Mouth and a group of theater artists from Mexico City, and Gerardo was our musical linchpin. Not only was he the perfect go-between, with first–hand knowledge of life in Mexico […]

2013 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest Results

by January 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We are proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest and recipient of the $350 prize! This year’s winner is Hanna Lee of da Vinci Arts Middle School, with truly outstanding artwork submitted by her and her art teacher, Mary Morris.  As the winner of the contest, her […]

Featured Artist: Lisa Wilcke

by January 3, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Lisa Wilcke didn’t always think of herself as a working artist, despite years of volunteering in her children’s classrooms. Following a degree in Political Science and stints working as a litigation and research assistant in securities and intellectual property law, Lisa put that path on hold to raise her now 22 and 16 year old […]