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Featured Artist Chloë Hight

by August 2, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Chloë Hight’s teaching artistry and artwork are driven by local landscapes and investigation of place. Through understanding and connecting to her environment, she explores a variety of techniques such as, weaving, natural dyeing, papermaking, printmaking, and more. She strives to engage children in collaborative forms of art making with a focus on process, material exploration, inquiry, […]

Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the second comment.

With decades of teaching and playing experience, the three artists who comprise the Oregon Trail Trio have plenty of history to share. From the origins of the banjo to the culture of the Oregon Territory, members Mick Doherty (Hammer Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals), Gayle Neuman (Fiddle, Banjo, Flageolet, Vocals), and Phil Neuman (Tuba, Flageolet, Serpent, Vocals), […]

Featured Artist: Korekara Taiko

by January 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Although Korekara Taiko is new to Young Audiences’ roster this year, chances are that if you’ve seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you’ve witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to […]

Featured Artist: Anna Hoye

by February 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Anna Hoye is the newest addition to Young Audiences roster of artists. While she joined us just this year, she has 20 years of photography and teaching experience. Anna’s personal artistic practice ranges from building a modern coop for her backyard chickens, creating a life-sized camera obscura, and experimenting with digital and manual photographic processes. […]

Featured Artist: Journey Brazil

by September 11, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Journey Brazil

Summer is wrapping up (although temperatures are headed well into the 90s here in Portland), my blog vacation is coming to a close, and school is ramping into full swing. We are excited to welcome new teaching artists to our roster including Journey Brazil. Donna Oefinger (aka Donna-Mation aka Zunzún), followed her love of dance from Connecticut […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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