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Featured Artist: Gideon Freudmann

by November 26, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Hometown hero Gideon Freudmann has been teaching with Young Audiences for 11 years (first on the YA roster in Massachusetts then in Connecticut – he still teaches regularly on the east coast – and in Oregon for the last seven year) and blowing up the inter/national circuit with his electric cello compositions and performances. Portlanders […]

Kinder Morgan Supports Young Artists at Beverly Cleary Elementary School

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Representatives from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners visited Beverly Cleary School to watch as the final touches were made on a large mosaic piece for the school entryway. Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington teaching artist Mark Brody has been working with Kindergarten and 1st grade students since early November to create the mosaic. This […]

Home for the Holidays Benefit Concert

by November 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Believe in the season and you will feel the warmth coming from JULIANNE R. JOHNSON as she caresses you with her voice in Home for the Holidays- a concert to benefit us, Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington, and Candlelighters For Children with Cancer.  The concert will be in the Winningstad Theatre at the Portland Center […]

Featured Artist: Peggy Ross

by November 12, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Textile artist Peggy Ross has been teaching in schools for 18 years and working with Young Audiences for 15. A native of Brookings, OR and a 2005 Sunburst Artist of the Year Award Winner, Peggy has made her way as an artist and teacher through an ever evolving exploration of art media. In addition to […]

Featured Artist: Sarah Nagy

by October 29, 2012 » Add the first comment.

A near native of Portland (born in Michigan but in Oregon since age 2), Sarah Nagy‘s work as an independent filmmaker has been shown in festivals around the world, broadcast on PBS, and presented locally as part of PICA‘s Tiny TBA (TBA Festival for the junior set). She was graced with a “Best Narrative” award […]

Featured Artist: Will Hornyak

by October 22, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Storyteller Will Hornyak, 2004 Sunburst Artist of the Year, has been a staple on our artist roster since 1996, and is this week’s featured artist. Hailing from San Carlos, CA, Will now makes his way in the world teaching through Young Audiences and others, performing at events, and sharing his talents with festival and groups […]

Featured Artist: Andy Furgeson aka Red Yarn

by October 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.

This week’s featured artist is none other than Andy Furgeson, aka Red Yarn: a one man (and sometimes band) of music, puppets, and forest creatures fun. An Austin, TX native and YA Roster artist since March 2011, this fall Red Yarn went full time as a teaching artist and can be found performing at schools, […]

Featured Artist: Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg

by October 8, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Just in case you forgot (not that you possibly could) Young Audiences has an incredible roster of teaching artists working in all sorts of media. Each week we will feature a different artist here on our blog and over on our Facebook page. Our first featured artist is (drumroll please…) cartoonist, illustrator, and comics maven […]

All Things Run For The Arts

by October 2, 2012 » Add the first comment.

School has started, Fall is upon us and the weather here in Portland has been magnificent!  I’ve been in Portland for nearly 20 years (yikes!) and this is the best summer weather I’ve ever seen.  Not to jinx things, but when it starts raining, I hope it’s not until November.  And here’s why… October is […]

The 2012-2013 Run For The Arts

by August 30, 2012 » Add the first comment.

It’s late August here in Portland and the weather this summer has been pretty much perfect.  We had a few days of searing temperatures, but now we’re back to the mid-seventies.  Which is good, because school starts up again next week! In our post from August 23, supplied by the Creative Advocacy Network, we noted […]