Arts Alliance awards $2000.00 for college scholarships to promising artist who are graduating from high school
Newberg High School senior Violet Fox received the $1000 Marg Johansen Scholarship. She is planning on attending University of Oregon this fall majoring in art, studying to be a medical illustrator. She is a member of National Honors Society. She has been artistic director of high school productions of two Shakespeare plays. She was featured in Youth Arts program and an art show at the Portland Art Museum (2011-2012)
McMinnville High School senior Ashley Lavender received the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County Scholarship of $1000. She will be studying film at Portland State this fall. Her plan is to become a director. During her time at Mac High she has been on the dance team and student of the month at the Media Arts and Communication Academy. She has been active in the theatre department in both Gallery Theatre and Mac High.
Chehalem Cultural Center's Jessi Rich wants to meet working local Artists.
Jessi Rich, who is a writer and Education Coordinator for the Chehalem Cultural Center, talked with Lynda Phillippi host of the Arts Alive TV show about the Center's Summer Programs. The programs for children 4 and up run July to August. There are also adult programs like the watercolor class taught by Gary Buhler.
The Lavender Festival July 11-12 will be at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.
Former Chehalem Cultural Center Board Chair, current Center Board member, and Arts Alliance of Yamhill County President, Kris Horne talked with Lynda Phillippi on Arts Alive about the new and improved Lavender Festival and the associated Paint Out and Art Show.
The Lavender Festival has been going in Yamhill County for 10 years. This year it will move from the town of Yamhill to Newberg at the Chehalem Cultural Center. There will be craft venders, food venders Wine and Beer providers, and even Lavender product vendors. There will be the usual self guided tour of the Yamhill County lavender farms.
As part of the Lavender Festival, local artist Susan Day created a lavender fields paint out with an art show during the Festival itself. The Chehalem Cultural Center's ballroom will be used for the Art Show. The Paint out will begin on June 25th. There will be two classes for the show, professional and emerging artists.
Watch the Arts Alive interview. Kris explains the details.
Edwina Castle's Gallery Ballet and Tap production of Cappellia and its summer programs
Recently Edwina Castle who is on the Board of the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County and who moving force behind Gallery Ballet and Tap talked with Lynda Phillippi on Arts Alive TV. Gallery Ballet and Tap is putting on a production of Cappellia May 29th and 30th on the main stage at the Gallery Theater in McMinnville.
This will be the third time Gallery Ballet has produced Cappellia, which is a beautiful love story set in an old German village. It is an old ballet first produced in Paris in 1870. Gallery Ballet produced the ballet in 1998, 2007 and now in 2015. For this production there will be a number of new dances and several male dancers.
Edwina also talked with Lynda about the extensive summer programs that Gallery Ballet and Tap will be offering.