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Featured Artist Chloë Hight

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, …

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Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

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), …

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Featured Artist: Korekara Taiko

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 …

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Featured Artist: Anna Hoye

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. …

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Journey Brazil

Featured Artist: 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 …

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