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2014 Sunburst Award Winners

by July 16, 2014 » Add the first comment.

On Sunday, July 13th, braving unexpected rain and thunder, we gathered at Portland’s Historic Old Church to honor and celebrate three remarkable arts advocates in our community. This day was especially sweet as two of our honorees, Teacher of the Year Esther Lindbloom and Principal of the Year Susan McElroy, retired this June from public […]

July 13 Summer Celebration!

by June 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

On Sunday, July 13 Young Audiences will celebrate summer, arts, and the 2014 Sunburst Award winners with Summer Celebration—a free event for the whole family. Kids of all ages are invited to create their own puppets, sing along with local kindie music star Red Yarn, and beat the heat with locally produced treats. Since 1996, […]

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: 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 […]