Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

A 501-c-3 nonprofit arts services organization serving Eastern Oregon since 1977 Hours & Contact Mon. - Fri. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat. 12:00 - 4:00 pm 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850 artcentereast.org (541) 624-2800 Hello! Jump into spring with new classes! For kids, we continue to offer Art Explorers and Sunday Studio on the weekends, Ceramics for Teens returns as well as two new acrylic pour classes - one for kids and one for teens. Adults will find four ways to play with glass (stained, fused, slumped, & mosaic), beginners classes in acrylic painting or drawing, lots of fun “make & take” options, new culinary classes, and much more! Art at the Market returns with the opening of the La Grande Farmers Market on May 18, where shoppers of all ages can join us for free art activities in the heart of the market, two Saturdays a month.

Attention readers and writers: ACE has some fun new programs for you! Our spring lineup kicks off with the 2019 Big Read in early March. ACE is partnering with the Fishtrap Big Read to bring three (free!) events to Union County (see p. 3 for more details). The popular Memoir Writing class is back and we’re launching a new literary series called the ACE Writing Project, which will host monthly readings in the ACE Co-op Gallery featuring regional authors followed by an open community reading. April is for ART! Did you know that ACE is a membership organization? We rely on our members to support the work that we do, and we reward them with great perks! We’re running a month- long membership drive in April to help grow our membership base.

Current members: for every NEW member you refer within the month of April, you will receive a coupon for $10 off a class registration (of $30 or more). There’s no limit to how many referral awards you can earn - go out there and tell everyone about how fun it is to be an ACE member and save on upcoming classes! Look Inside for: • Exhibit Schedule • Youth & Adult Art Classes • Community Music Ensembles • Culture & Heritage • Music & Dance • Gift Gallery Become a member of Art Center East! Art Center East members create a vibrant community around the arts while helping to fund our diverse year-round programming.

They also get benefits!: 10% off Gift Gallery purchases, 20% off class fees, a free copy of the annual Membership Print (Household level+), and more! Become a member today - see form on back of schedule.

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule Mission: Inspire interest and participation in the arts in our rural communities through education, exhibits, and cultural experiences. 15th Edition, Spring Programming Schedule, March 2019 - May 2019 2018 Membership Print Insighful Sisters by Audrey Lind

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

Exhibits Main Gallery: Fiber Goes Vogue February 1 - March 29, 2019 Free Admission Art Center East is excited to feature the Third Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit: Fiber Goes Vogue. This exhibition showcases a collection of works made by regional fiber and jewelry artists.

As inspiration for their work, each artist selected a page from Vogue, the iconic fashion and lifestyle magazine. Come view the labor of love that is handcrafted into each unique piece! Fiber Goes Vogue is proudly sponsored this year by Union County’s own La Grande Quilt Shop. Co-Op Gallery: Mugshots February 1 – March 29, 2019 Free Admission Local artist and ACE ceramics instructor, Trevor Durr, showcases his newest body of work which stems from his functional pottery. Expanding on the imagery used on his mugshot mug series, he depicts distinguished icons at a large, raw, and vulnerable state; revealing we’re all human.

Music & Dance As part of our Community Music Program, ACE sponsors and manages three ensembles. Taught by regional music educators, these ensembles offer a unique opportunity for community members in Union, Baker, and Wallowa counties to pursue their musical interests. ACE ensembles run both spring and fall terms, and perform free community concerts throughout the academic year. Thanks to a long-standing partnership with Eastern Oregon University, ensembles meet in an EOU rehearsal room and perform in the McKenzie Theater. March - Denotes Classes for kids age 12 or under.

Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.op ACE Union County Children’s Choir - Our children’s choir program is on hiatus until further notice. Are you passionate about youth music? Get in touch! info@artcentereast.org ACE Community African Drumming - Returns fall term! Grande Ronde Community Choir Winter Concert Thursday March 14th at 7:00 pm The Grande Ronde Community Choir will present its final concert of the 2018-19 season. The community performance takes place at McKenzie Theater, located in Loso Hall on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande.

Art Center East's community ensemble concerts are free and open to all. Donations are gladly accepted and directly benefit Art Center East's ensemble programs.

The Grande Ronde Community Choir is sponsored in part by Haley Hines of Blue Summit Realty Group, and Valley Insurance, both of La Grande. Help us let our sponsors know that their contribution makes a difference! PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS: Enrich your life or that of someone you love with music lessons! Lessons are available year-round for any level of experience in voice and a variety of instruments (including piano, mandolin, guitar, violin, and more) through ACE’s Community Music Program. Lessons take place at ACE’s annex office on the EOU campus, located on the corner of 6th Street & ‘L’ Avenue.

Lesson times and fees are arranged between student and instructor. Have a particular interest? Call 541-624-2800 for more information. Dance Movement - Flock of Birds (Age 16+) March 4, 11, 25 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Dance movement for all body types and ages! Join our “flock of birds” and experiment with tribal-influenced dance styles. We’ll learn some stretches, basic dance steps, and work our way into formation dancing. The class will explore personal expression through dance, costume, and make-up, while learning about the histories of various tribal dances. "No pressure, no shame. This body, this day.

Let's dance!" - Cat Ellen. Regular attendance encouraged but not mandatory - month-long passes and drop-in rates available. Teaching Artist: Patricia McCord-Silvis Cost: $15 Member/ $20 Non -member Drop-in rate: $7 member / $10 Non-member Contra Dance (Age 7+) March 5 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 1st Tuesday of the month is Contra dance night at Art Center East. Contra is an American folk original. You and a partner interact with everyone else in the hall, dancing a repeating pattern to energetic music, sometimes walking, sometimes spinning. This exhilarating dance style accommodates all experience levels.

Drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Mark Lewis Cost: Suggested $5 English Country Dance (Age 7+) March 6, 13, 19 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 3rd Tuesday of the month is English country dance night at Art Center East. English country dance is easy to learn and gentle on the body. Come experience this fun form of community dance, nearly forgotten after several centuries of being at the center of European social life. No experience necessary; drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artists: Mark and Dianne Lewis Cost: Suggested $5 English Country Dance Ball (off-site) March 23 from 2:00 - 10:30 pm Location: Our Lady of the Valley Parish Hall (Enter through doorway on NW corner of 5th St.

and K Avenue) Ball Review Session: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Ball: 7:00 - 10:00 pm Participate in an English Country Dance Ball! The ball is open to experienced dancers and those that attended the English Country Dance Intensive class. Dancers must have sufficient English dance experience to be able to confidently perform the scheduled ball dances after the two hour review session. Attendance at the review session is required to participate in the Ball. Students who took the English Country Dance Intensive class do not need to pay the $20 registration fee. Cost: $20 per person Art Classes Preschool at ACE with Miss Jenny (Age 30 months - 7 years) March 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 from 9:00 – 11:30 am Preschool in the ACE studio! In this 2x weekly class, Miss Jenny will lead your child through an enriching morning of Montessori-style activities, including art, music, fine motor skills, and an introduction to basic math, science, and language concepts.

Children will learn in an environment that values cooperation, empathy, and personal expression. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jenny Burns Cost: $140 Member / $160 Non-member Drop-in rate: $18 Member / $22 Non-member Coloring Hour (Age 18+) March 1 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm Unwind from the work week with a coloring session! We’ll listen to music, have snacks, and use the relaxing power of colors to reset for the weekend. Bring your own favorite coloring pages, pencils or pens, or use ours! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Criss Collier Cost: $15 Member / $20 Non-member Dance-Flock of Birds    Serving Two Locations La Grande, Oregon 1701 Washington Avenue 2102 Island Avenue Island City Loan Production Office 10201 N.McAlister Rd.(541) 624-5040 MEMBER FDIC Fiber Goes Vogue

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page 3 March 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541)624-2800 Intro to Stained Glass (Age 18+) March 2, 9, 23 & 30 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Learn to craft beautiful stained glass pieces. In this 4-day class, you’ll start with the basics of glass cutting and end with a finished 14” x 18” piece. You may bring your own stained glass pattern or use one provided in class. Students will learn how to size patterns, select glass, and construct a flat piece using the copper foil method. Bring home a beautiful window decoration made by you! No experience necessary. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Celia Hampton Cost: $100 Member / $120 Non-member Handbuilt Pottery (Age 12+) March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm Learn the basic hand-building techniques of pinch pot, coil, and slab to create your own cups, bowls, and more.

Experiment with surface texture and glaze colors to bring your design to life. Suitable for new and experienced students alike. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Connie Sherrard Cost: $85 Member / $105 Non-member Community Sketching (Age 14+) March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm The Community Sketching group is a free opportunity for anyone interested in drawing. Hang out with fellow sketching enthusiasts while sharing your knowledge and learning from others. Please bring your own supplies as they are not provided. There is no designated instructor. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Facilitators: Amelia Ettinger and Deb Vencill Cost: Free Admission (Donations gladly accepted) Memoir Writing (Age 21+) March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Explore how to develop the memoir you've been thinking about for years. We’ll learn by doing, so come prepared to write, read aloud what you've written, give your response to others, and make the most of feedback. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Joyce Osterloh Cost: $50 Member / $60 Non-member The Potter’s Wheel (Age 16+) March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Throwing pots on the wheel is a fun and quick way to create functional pottery, but it takes practice! Develop the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more with precision and speed. Your instructor will guide you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots, as well as basic surface decoration and glazing techniques. This class is designed to accommodate beginning and intermediate students. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Maarten Tromp Van Holst Cost: $85 Member / $100 Non-member Screen Printing (Age 16+) March 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9 & 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm Learn the basics of screen printing! This 6-day workshop will prepare you to create original screen prints with confidence. Over the course of the workshop you will have a chance to develop ideas, practice printing, and create a finished series of original single-layer prints on paper. Students who took the previous class may return to continue developing their skills. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Joshua Brotherton Cost: $85 Member / $100 Non-member STEAM Club (Age 5-12) March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm We’ll emphasize the ART in STEAM, using Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Think: doodling robots, kinetic sculptures, art experiments and lots of materials whose potential we can explore. Join the club and come create! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $50 Member / $60 Non-member Open Studio Painting (Age 15+) March 7 -or- 21 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Set aside this special time to work on your art! This is your chance to develop your technique or get help with projects you’d like to finish, want to start, or are stuck on.

All skill levels are welcome: watercolors, oils, pastels, or mixed media. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost per session: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.op The Potter's Wheel The Big Read 2019 Featured Titles: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (grade 6 - adult readers) 2019 Young reader companion title: The Dragon Chronicles: Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher (grades 3-7) Copies of both titles are available to borrow from the ACE Gift Gallery! What is the Big Read? A national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Fishtrap brings the NEA Big Read to Wallowa County each year and starting in 2018, Art Center East has partnered with Fishtrap to extend the Big Read into Union County. Find out more about Wallowa County events at fishtrap.org. Union County Events organized by Art Center East March 2, 2-4pm - Dragon's Den: Art & Storytelling for School-Age Readers Bring the family for an afternoon of dragons at Art Center East! Enjoy readings from the 2019 Big Read title, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin as well as the young reader companion title, The Dragon Chronicles: Dragon's Milk, by Susan Fletcher.

Then bring your imagination to life with four hands-on art stations! Location: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande. Finding Your Dragons: A Fantasy Writing Workshop in Two Parts: I. March 6, 6-8 pm - Getting Ideas for Fantasy Writing We will work from Ursula K. Le Guin's essay, "Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?" to spark discussion about the unique ways fantasy can contribute to the creative process. Freewriting exercise will follow. Workshop is free, pre-registration requested so we can get reading materials to you ahead of the workshop. II. March 15, 6-8 pm - Workshop Reading Participants will share work that came out of the previous week's fantasy writing workshop, followed by an open mic for anyone wishing to read from an original fantasy piece.

If time permits, we will continue our discussion about fantasy and the imaginative landscape using Ursula K. Le Guin's writing as a lens. Readers or listeners need not have participated in the March 6 workshop to attend the March 15 reading.

The fantasy writing workshop and reading will be facilitated by Nancy Knowles and Sarah West. Location: Art Center East house on the EOU campus, located on the corner of 6th St. & ‘L’ Ave in La Grande. To Register for Art Center East programming Visit artcentereast.org/calendar Sales • Service • Installation 10603 ISLAND AVE • ISLAND CITY (541)963-7400 Basic Maintenance • Oil Change Wash • Under Carriage Sprayer ISLAND EXPRESS LUBE CENTER & CAR WASH

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Page 4 March 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541) 624-2800 Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop Monday Yoga Refresh 9:00 - 9:50 am Zumba Gold 4:30 - 5:20 pm Barre-HIIT 5:30 - 6:20 pm Tuesday Zumba Gold 8:30-9:20 am YoPi 12:10 - 1:05 pm SWEAT 5:30 - 6:20 pm Wednesday Zumba Gold 4:30 - 5:20 pm Barre-lates 5:30 - 6:20 pm Thursday Zumba Gold 8:30 - 9:20 am Pilates Refresh 12:10- 1:05 pm SWEAT 4:30 - 5:20 pm Friday YoPi 6:00 - 6:50 am Saturday SWEAT 9:00 - 9:50 am Yoga Refresh 10:00 - 10:50 am LivFit Classes @ ACE - new ! register online Lush Canvas - Black & White Chinese Orchid (Age 21+) March 8 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Learn Chinese watercolor brush techniques while creating a black and white orchid.

We’ll practice techniques for leaves, stems, and petals, then create a finished painting. The teaching artist will guide the painting process while participants sip on complimentary wine. Lush Canvas is a fun and casual art class, for socializing as much as creating. Bring a friend and make some new ones! No experience necessary. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Ruth Schumacher-Yeates Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Art Explorers March 9 & 23 Age 3-5 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm Age 6-12 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm Let your child take the lead for an hour of exploration and self-expression in the art studio! Your child will interact with a variety of creative mediums, exploring and developing areas of interest with guidance from the instructor. Art Explorers focuses on encouraging creativity, confidence, and socialization rather than project completion. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Please note time change - for March classes only.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $18 Member/ $25 Non-member Sunday Studio - Parent & Child (Age 5+) March 10 -or- 24 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm This monthly class is geared toward the parent & child who love to make art together. Bring your child for an exciting, messy, & creative afternoon in the studio. (It's worth the price alone when you don't have to clean up the mess on your dining room table!) Don't worry if your little one can't make it for 90 minutes - it's an open studio and you may work as long or short as you like. Each session will explore a different medium with projects at various skill levels.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost per child (parents free): $18 Member / $23 Non- member Batik Watercolor Workshop (Age 14+) March 16 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Come get your batik on! We will paint a watercolor composition with the batik method. Batik uses wax to resist the pigments, giving you many options for creating interesting patterns and layers with the paint and wax. Class fee includes batik supplies and paper. Supply list available at artcentereast. org Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artists: Jan Clark and Denise Elizabeth Stone Cost: $70 Member/ $85 Non-member Mind & Movement Teahouse in the Gallery: Green Teas for St.

Patrick's Day (Age 13+) March 17 from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll taste a selection of green teas – classic Chinese greens and oolongs that demonstrate the diversity of green tea flavor. Because tea goes so well with food, each flight comes with a complimentary snack pairing (an Irish classic or two this month!). During the tasting we will explore tea flavor, history, health benefits, and brewing techniques. A seasonal selection of loose-leaf teas will be available for purchase. Let the outside world slip away with a relaxing morning of tea in the ACE gallery! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $18 Member / $22 Non-member Gemstone Chakra Bracelet (Age 16+) March 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Design and create your very own chakra healing bracelet in this fun, intuitive “make & take” class! Learn which gemstones support each chakra healing and choose the ones that best fit your needs, then learn how to put it all together. You’ll take home a custom designed chakra bracelet just for you. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Criss Collier Cost: $27 Member / $35 Non-member ACE Writing Project (Age 10+) March 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly readings to celebrate local authors and the literary arts.

Come enjoy an evening of creative writing and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Following the featured reading, we’ll open the floor to anyone interested in sharing an original piece. Writers of all genres are welcome; open mic readers will sign up before the featured reading on a first-come basis. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Facilitators: Nancy Knowles and Amelia Ettinger Cost: Free Admission Fused Glass Jewelry (Age 15+) March 21 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm In this class we will experience the fused glass method of tack fusing. This kiln-forming technique is used when you want to Sunday Studio with Amanda Welch  $ GDPV/D*UDQGH2UHJRQ   (0DLOVHZDQGVRDN#HRQLFRPf:HEVLWHZZZFODXGVRQVFRP   6DOHV 6HUYLFH Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Age 18+) March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:00 - 10:00 am A beginner level class that will teach you the basics you will need to begin a safe and fun yoga practice. We start with gentle poses to bring awareness to our breath and movement, building into correctly executed standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and flow series.

Emphasis is placed on alignment and awareness. All levels are welcome! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Hayley Stavenger Cost: Cost: $40 Member / $50 Non-member Drop-in rate: $12 Member/ $15 Non-member Batik Watercolor Workshop join two or more separate pieces of glass together but retain their individual characteristics.This form of fusing gives the ability to create detailed compositions on small pieces of glass. Each participant will make two small designs that can be made into pendants or a pair of earrings. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Film Club (Age 17+) March 30 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm Enjoy a night at the movies every last Saturday of the month at Art Center East.

Join a group of fellow film enthusiasts to watch a curated selection of lesser-known classics, under-seen influential movies, ‘70s and ‘80s “trash,” cop movies, horror, and more. Teaching artist Lucas Kruse will introduce each screening and facilitate a casual group discussion at the end - like a book club, except it’s Film Club. Follow @filmclubace on Instagram for monthly updates. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Lucas Kruse Cost: $5 2700 Bearco Loop, La Grande • 541-963-8898 Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm • Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm • Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Come see us at R & C for your hunting, work, sporting and outdoor apparel and footwear.

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

April Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.op - Denotes Classes for kids age 12 or under. Exhibits Main Gallery: EOU Junior Exhibit April 5 - April 27, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, April 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Free Admission The annual EOU Junior Exhibition at Art Center East marks a significant step on the path of each student involved.

While this group is cohesive in their shared academic experience, the variety of their artistic processes and creative interests results in a group exhibition that celebrates individual expression. Through concentrated research, writing, and studio explora- tion, these juniors have each begun to develop a focused body of work. The featured student artists will include: Mariela Caldera, Hannah Flower, Christina Gillis Nunez, Meredith Matthews, Alexander Navarro, Hannah Smith, and Olivia Starks.

Co-Op Gallery: Youth Creative Arts Group Exhibit April 5 - April 27, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, April 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Free Admission Art Center East is pleased to present the 4th Annual Exhibit featuring works created by ‘at-risk’ youth in Union County, coordinated and curated by Theo Miller, a Diversion Coun- selor at the Union County Juvenile Department. This is the fourth showcase featuring work from Miller’s class sponsored by ACE, and the previous three openings have had immense positive feedback from the community.

Music & Dance Dance Movement - Flock of Birds (Age 16+) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Dance movement for all body types and ages! Join our “flock of birds” and experiment with tribal-influenced dance styles.

We’ll learn some stretches, basic dance steps, and work our way into formation dancing. The class will explore personal expression through dance, costume, and make-up, while learning about the histories of various tribal dances. "No pres- sure, no shame. This body, this day. Let's dance!" - Cat Ellen. Regular attendance encouraged but not mandatory - month- long passes and drop-in rates available. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Patricia McCord-Silvis Cost: $25 Member/ $30 Non-member Drop-in rate: $7 Member / $10 Non-member Contra Dance (Age 7+) April 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 1st Tuesday of the month is Contra dance night at Art Center East. Contra dancing is an American folk original. You and a partner interact with everyone else in the hall, dancing a re- peating pattern to energetic music, sometimes walking, some- times spinning. This exhilarating dance style accommodates all experience levels. Drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Mark Lewis Cost: $5 English Country Dance (Age 7+) April 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 3rd Tuesday of the month is English country dance night at Art Center East. English country dance is easy to learn and gentle on the body. Come experience this fun form of com- munity dance, nearly forgotten after several centuries of being at the center of European social life. No experience necessary; drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Mark Lewis Cost: $5 Art Classes Community Sketching (Age 14+) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sketching Group is a free opportunity for anyone interested in drawing.

Hang out with fellow sketching enthusiasts while sharing your knowledge and learning from others. Please bring your own supplies as they are not provided. There is no designated instructor. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Facilitators: Amelia Ettinger and Deb Vencill Cost: Free Admission (Donations gladly accepted) Preschool at ACE with Miss Jenny (Age 30 months - 7 years) April 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 from 9:00 - 11:30 am Preschool in the ACE studio! In this 2x weekly class, Miss Jenny will lead your child through an enriching morning of Montessori-style activities, including art, music, fine mo- tor skills, and an introduction to basic math, science, and language concepts. Children will learn in an environment that values cooperation, empathy, and personal expression. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jenny Burns Cost: $140 Member / $160 Non-member Drop-in rate: $18 Member / $22 Non-member Teen Ceramics (Age 13-18) April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Teens will get to learn the basics of handbuilding, wheel throwing and glazing, or continue to build on skills they already know. Participants will make a variety of pieces from start to finish including cups, bowls, and sculptures. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $55 Member / $60 Non-member The Potter’s Wheel (Age 16+) April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Throwing pots on the wheel is a fun and quick way to create functional pottery, but it takes practice! Develop the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more with precision and speed.

Your instructor will guide you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots, as well as basic surface decoration and glazing techniques. This class is designed to accommodate beginning and intermediate students. Please enter through 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Maarten Tromp Van Holst Cost: $105 Member / $120 Non-member Open Studio Painting (Age 15+) April 4 -or- 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Set aside this special time to work on your art! This is your chance to develop your technique or get help with projects you’d like to finish, want to start, or are stuck on. All skill levels are welcome: watercolors, oils, pastels, or mixed media.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost per session: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Digital Printing 101 (Age 16+) April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Printing high-quality digital images on technical print- ers requires a unique skill set. In this introduction to the “digital darkroom,” we’ll learn about the variables an artist can manipulate to get the results they’re looking for: printer calibration, color saturation & hue, setting the printer to insure consistent output, image sizing, and paper selection - to name a few. We’ll learn the basics of printing professional quality images in this 6-day class.

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Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop - Denotes Classes for kids age 12 or under. computer installed with Photoshop or Adobe Elements. See class listing at artcentereast.org for more details. Please enter through 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Steve Antell Cost: $120 Member / $140 Non-member Lush Canvas - Chinese Bamboo (Age 21+) April 5 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Learn Chinese watercolor brush techniques while creating a black and white bamboo. We’ll practice techniques for leaves & stems, then create a finished painting. The teaching artist will guide the painting process while participants sip on com- plimentary wine.

Lush Canvas is a fun and casual art class, for socializing as much as creating. Bring a friend & make some new ones! No experience necessary. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Ruth Schumacher-Yeates Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Art Explorers April 6 & 20 Age 3-5 from 9:30 - 10:30 am Age 6 -12 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Let your child take the lead for an hour of exploration and self-expression in the art studio! Your child will interact with a variety of creative mediums, exploring and developing areas of interest with guidance from the instructor. Art Explorers focuses on encouraging creativity, confidence, and socializa- tion rather than project completion. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $18 Member/ $25 Non-member Go Bold: Color Wizardry! (Age 16+) April 7 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Did you know that 90% of what attracts people to your painting is the color palette and how it’s used? This class will introduce five color strategies to help you create dynamic, eye-catching artwork, regardless of style or medium.

Bring a palette of your preferred medium (watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc), or use class paints. All skill levels. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Denise Elizabeth Stone Cost: $35 Member/ $45 Non-member Sound Bath & Yoga (Age 10+) April 9th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Unwind and relax in a peaceful atmosphere filled with calm- ing sounds that resonate in harmony with every layer of your being. Sound bath sessions balance the body and mind by applying specific vibrations and frequencies that create a harmonic space for healing. Combined with gentle and restor- ative yoga, this sound bath experience is the deeply nourishing self-care we all need. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artists: Carina Devi & Joshua Stoddard Cost: $15 Member / $20 Non-Member Concrete Garden Hands (Age 14+) April 10 & 12 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm In this 2-day class you will create a plant container in the shape of hands, then fill it with succulents.

Come prepared to be a little messy the first class (when we’ll create the cement pot) and creative the second class (when we reveal the cement hands and add soil and succulent plants). Each student should bring small decorative rocks to add that special effect. In just two short classes, you will have a wonderful, one-of a kind adornment for your home - or the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $36 Member / $40 Non-member Acrylic Pour - Level I (Age 18+) April 12 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm In this lively painting class, you will learn a style of painting called acrylic pour – a fun and interactive method that results in mesmerizing swirls of color and texture.

We will focus on color selection and basic technique while creating two 5×7 canvas panels. A great painting class for beginners! Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Theresa Henderson Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-member Watercolor Workshop: Paint your own photo (Age 14+) April 13 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with 1hr lunch April 14 from 1:00 - 4:00pm April 28 from 1:00 - 4:00pm Curious how to make a painting from a photograph? This 3-day workshop will walk you through the steps. Bring a few photo options that you think might make a good painting, then learn an easy way to transfer the image to watercolor paper, choose your colors, and organize a plan for your paint- ing. The class offers ample time to get one-on-one guidance for recreating your photo in watercolor.

Supply list available at artcentereast.org. Please enter through 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost: $120 Member / $140 Non-member Fresh Plate: Ricotta Gnocchi (Age 13+) April 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm Build confidence and creativity in the kitchen while exploring globally inspired flavors, seasonal ingredients, and approach- able techniques - without the need for fancy equipment! This month, we'll make a Tuscan version of gnocchi out of ricotta and a seasonal topping to go with it. When we’re done cook- ing, the class will share a meal of our handiwork. For new and experienced cooks alike.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-member Teahouse in the Gallery: Exploration of Oolong (Age 13+) April 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Take a journey through the world of Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs. We’ll explore the incredible range of this tea style by experiencing the unique charms of five different oolong “ter- roirs.” Because tea goes so well with food, each flight comes with a complimentary snack pairing. During the tasting, we will explore tea flavor, history, health benefits, and brewing techniques. A seasonal selection of loose-leaf teas will be avail- able for purchase.

Let the outside world slip away with a relax- ing morning of tea in the ACE gallery! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $18 Member / $22 Non-member Sunday Studio - Parent & Child (Age 5+) April 14 or 28 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm This monthly class is geared toward the parent & child who love to make art together. Bring your child for an exciting, messy, & creative afternoon in the studio. (It's worth the price alone when you don't have to clean up the mess on your din- ing room table!) Don't worry if your little one can't make it for 90 minutes - it’s an open studio and you may work as long or short as you like. Each session will explore a different medium with projects at various skill levels.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost per child (parents free): $18 Member / $23 Non- member Acrylic Pour for Kids! (Age 6-12) April 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm Acrylic pour painting isn't just for adults - kids can join in the fun too! Participants will learn the basic pours to create their own fluid art masterpieces. Each student will make two 6x6 canvases. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $13 Member / $18 Non-member Acrylic Pour - Level II (Age 18+) April 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Take your acrylic pour technique to the next level! We will learn about string pulls, swiping, negative space, and swirl techniques to add more depth and complexity to your com- positions.

Level one Acrylic Pour or equivalent is required. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Theresa Henderson Cost: $35 Member / $40 Non-member Concrete Garden Hands with Deb Chandler Acrylic Pour for Kids page 6 April 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541) 624-2800

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page 7 April 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541) 624-2800 Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop Fundamentals of Visual Literacy (Age 14+) April 17 & 24 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Learning to draw is like learning a new language. Color, contrast, form, line, shape, texture, and value all play a role in creating a compelling image, but they each require special attention and training.

In this class we will explore these fundamental elements of design, creating a ‘visual literacy’ that will help you improve your work. We’ll focus on drawing in class, but the same techniques apply to any 2-dimensional medium. All experience levels welcome. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Damian Garcia Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Mosaic Glass Light Catcher (Age 16+ ) April 17 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm Create a framed mosaic on glass from start to finish - perfect for decorating a window or setting anywhere it can catch the light! Mosaic is a decorative art-form made by assembling small pieces of glass (and other materials) into a pattern or design. We will cover glass-cutting and assembling techniques. Participants must each bring a frame with a glass insert that will form the foundation of your mosaic. (Plan ahead: Stop by ACE before the class date to choose a specific design so you know what will go well with your frame!).

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $31 Member / $36 Non-member ACE Writing Project (Age 10+) April 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly readings to celebrate local authors and the literary arts. Come enjoy an evening of creative writing and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Following the featured reading, we’ll open the floor to anyone interested in sharing an original piece. Writers of all genres are welcome; open mic readers will sign up before the featured reading on a first-come basis. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Cost: Free Admission Facilitators: Nancy Knowles and Amelia Ettinger Acrylic Painting for Beginners (Age 14+) April 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm A class designed for the absolute “never touched a paint brush” beginner! Acrylic painting can be tricky when you’re first starting off.

We will work on color theory, paint mixing, and brush consistency while painting an 8"x8" canvas that you get to take home. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Megan McGuinness Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-member Film Club (Age 17+) April 27 from 8:00 -11:00 pm Enjoy a night at the movies every last Saturday of the month at Art Center East. Join a group of fellow film enthusiasts to watch a curated selection of lesser-known classics, under-seen influential movies, and more. Teaching artist Lucas Kruse will introduce each screening and facilitate a no-pressure group discussion at the end.

New attendees are welcome! Follow @filmclubace on Instagram for updates. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Lucas Kruse Cost: $5 The Baker’s Palette (Age 13+) (off-site) April 28 from 9:00 - 11:30 am Presbyterian Friendship Center,1204 Spring Avenue, La Grande Flour is like the baker’s paint and there are more colors than just white! This class will explore the world of whole grain flours and how to make the most of their unique (and deli- cious) qualities. We’ll prepare one recipe three times, each with a different grain in order to compare them side-by-side learn how to adjust recipes to make them stand out. Taste the grainbow and gain an appreciation for these dynamic flours! Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Artisan Sourdough Bread (Age 13+) (Off-site) April 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm Presbyterian Friendship Center,1204 Spring Avenue, La Grande Make nourishing & delicious bread part of your weekly rou- tine! In this hands-on class, you will learn how to bake with wild yeast - capable of unlocking more vitamins, minerals, and digestibility from whole grain flour while tasting like the best bread you’ve ever had.

We’ll discuss the basic tools & tech- niques of this accessible home-baking style, eat samples, and build a loaf from start to almost-finish. Participants will leave with: dough ready to bake the next day, a guide to wild yeast baking, and enough starter for your next batch. No experience necessary. You will need to bring a few items to class; see full supply list at artcentereast.org.

Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $47 Member / $57 Non-member Building Community Through Song Circle (Age 5+) April 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm Music offers us healing, connection, and peace in our world. When experienced as a community, it can rise above just about anything and bond us in a way that nothing else can. Join voice teacher Jamie Jacobson and guest artist Erin Gui- nup, conductor of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, for an evening of exploring songs from many different cultures that speak of power, love, acceptance, and JOY. All are welcome. You do not need ANY music or singing experience, ability, or talent.

We will learn these songs together by rote (without any sheet mu- sic) and will explore harmonies by ear. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Jamie Jacobson Cost: $10 Member / $15 Non-member LivFit Classes @ ACE - new! register online Mind & Movement Artisan Sourdough Bread by Sarah West Acrylic Painting for Beginners To Register Visit: artcentereast.org/calendar Ask about our Youth Scholarships! Four Locations To Serve You Visit us at www.johnjhoward.com La Grande Office 541-663-9000 Baker City Office 541-523-7390 Richland Office 541-893-3115 Pendleton Office 541-377-9470 • Watercolor, acrylic & oil paints • Sketch pads & drawing paper • Coloring books • Canvas • Charcoal • Pigment liners • Markers & colored pencils Now find us online: lagrandepaintandglass.com Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Age 18+) April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:00 - 10:00 am A beginner level class that will teach you the basics you will need to begin a safe and fun yoga practice.

We start with gentle poses to bring awareness to our breath and movement, building into correctly executed standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and flow series. Emphasis is placed on alignment and awareness. All levels are welcome! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Hayley Stavenger Cost: $40 Member/ $50 Non member Drop-in rate: $12 Member / $15 Non-member Monday Yoga Refresh 9:00-9:50 am Zumba Gold 4:30-5:20 pm Barre-HIIT 5:30 - 6:20 pm Tuesday Zumba Gold 8:30-9:20 am YoPi 12:10 - 1:05 pm SWEAT 5:30-6:20 pm Wednesday Zumba Gold 4:30-5:20 pm Barre-lates 5:30-6:20 pm Thursday Zumba Gold 8:30-9:20 am Pilates Refresh 12:10-1:05 pm SWEAT 4:30 - 5:20 pm Friday YoPi 6:00 - 6:50 am Saturday SWEAT 9:00-9:50 am Yoga Refresh 10:00 - 10:50 am

Spring - 2019 Programming Schedule

May - Denotes Classes for kids age 12 or under. Exhibits Main Gallery: Main Gallery & Co-Op Gallery: Works by John Richey May 3 - June 29, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, May 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Free Admission One of that Valley’s newest artists, John Richey recently moved to Cove from Tallahassee, Florida.

An abstract sculptor and painter, Richey’s work encompasses an improvisational, three-dimensional approach to both of his mediums. Spare in color and texture, Richey leaves room for corporeal forms to emerge from the canvas or the wood, as if ready to stand up and walk away. “Think of them as interesting strangers you pass in the street,” Richey says, “already complete and known to themselves.” Find out more at johnricheyarts.com. Music & Dance Dance Movement - Flock of Birds (Age 16+) May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30 - 7:30pm Dance movement for all body types and ages! Join our “flock of birds” and experiment with tribal-influenced dance styles.

We’ll learn some stretches, basic dance steps, and work our way into formation dancing. The class will explore personal expression through dance, costume, and make-up, while learning about the histories of various tribal dances. "No pres- sure, no shame. This body, this day. Let's dance!" - Cat Ellen. Regular attendance encouraged but not mandatory - month- long passes and drop-in rates available. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Patricia McCord-Silvis Cost: $25 member/ $30 Non-member Drop-in rate: $7 Member / $10 Non-member Contra Dance (Age 7+) May 7 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 1st Tuesday of the month is Contra dance night at Art Center East. Contra dancing is an American folk original. You and a partner interact with everyone else in the hall, dancing a re- peating pattern to energetic music, sometimes walking, some- times spinning. This exhilarating dance style accommodates all experience levels. Drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Mark Lewis Cost: $5 English Country Dance (Age 7+) May 21 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 3rd Tuesday of the month is English country dance night at Art Center East. English country dance is easy to learn and gentle on the body. Come experience this fun form of com- munity dance, nearly forgotten after several centuries of being at the center of European social life. No experience necessary; drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artists: Mark and Dianne Lewis Cost: $5 Art Classes The Potter’s Wheel (Age 16+) May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Throwing pots on the wheel is a fun and quick way to create functional pottery, but it takes practice! Develop the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more with precision and speed.

Your instructor will guide you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots, as well as basic surface decoration and glazing techniques. This class is designed to accommodate beginning and intermediate students. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Maarten Tromp Van Holst Cost: $105 Member / $120 Non-member Open Studio Painting (Age 15+) May 2 -or- 16 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Set aside this special time to work on your art! This is your chance to develop your technique or get help with projects you’d like to finish, want to start, or are stuck on. All skill levels are welcome: watercolors, oils, pastels, or mixed media.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost per session: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Preschool at ACE with Miss Jenny (Age 30 months - 7 years) May 3, 7,10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 from 9:00 - 11:30 am Preschool in the ACE studio! In this 2x weekly class, Miss Jenny will lead your child through an enriching morning of Montessori-style activities, including art, music, fine mo- tor skills, and an introduction to basic math, science, and language concepts. Children will learn in an environment that values cooperation, empathy, and personal expression. Please enter through the 5th Street door Teaching Instructor: Jenny Burns Cost: $140 Member / $160 Non-member Drop-in rate: $18 Member / $22 Non-member Acrylic Pour - Level I (Age 18+) May 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm In this lively painting class, you will learn a style of painting called acrylic pour - a fun and interactive method that results in mesmerizing swirls of color and texture.

We will focus on color selection and basic technique while creating two 5x7 canvas panels. A great painting class for beginners! Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Theresa Henderson Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-member Watercolor Workshop: Rusty Car (Age 15+) May 4 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Explore watercolor painting techniques by painting along! We will paint an old forgotten car that's been overgrown with green grass. Purple lupine bloom in the background. The car is covered with rust and that will be our target area - learning to build texture and depth. Supply list available at artcenterest. org. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost: $60 Member / $75 Non-member Fresh Plate: Persian Soup (Age 13+) May 4 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm Build a sense of confidence and creativity in the kitchen while exploring globally inspired flavors & seasonal ingredients.

Persian Ash (pronounced like the 'osh' in Oshkosh) Soup is a celebration of all things green, which makes it a healthy & delicious way to utilize spring vegetables. Learn how to build flavor in a soup and customize this recipe with what you have on hand. Ours will feature locally grown greens, garbanzo beans, and lamb meatballs - who knew a bunch of greens could taste this good! When we’re done cooking, the class will share a meal of our handiwork. For new and experienced cooks alike. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-member Community Sketching (Age 14+) May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sketching Group is a free opportunity for anyone interested in drawing.

Hang out with fellow sketching enthusiasts while sharing your knowledge and learning from others. Please bring your own supplies as they are not provided. There is no designated instructor. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Facilitators: Amelia Ettinger and Deb Vencill Cost: Free Admission (Donations gladly accepted) Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop Painting by John Richey 215 Elm St., La Grande (541) 963-5440 Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm www.northwestfurnitureandmattress.com M-Thurs 7 am - 3 pm 10609 S. Walton Road, Island City   rMBHSBOEFEFOUJTUDPN Dr. Cynthia A. Morris Contra Dance

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Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop page 9 May 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541) 624-2800 Teen Ceramics (Age 13-18) May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Teens will get to learn the basics of handbuilding, wheel throwing and glazing, or continue to build on skills they already know.

Participants will make a variety of pieces from start to finish including cups, bowls, and sculptures. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $45 Member / $50 Non-member Develop Your Drawing (Age 14+) May 8 and 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm This class is intended for anyone who would like to hone their pencil drawing skills. We’ll create original drawings while ex- ploring the nuances of line, shading, and texture. Each student will get personalized feedback from the instructor to help you continue developing your practice at home. All experience levels welcome. Please bring prefered drawing supplies. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Damian Garcia Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Teen Acrylic Pour Painting (Age 13-18) May 10 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Acrylic pour painting isn't just for adults - teens can have their very own class! Grab some friends and have an evening of fun learning a new style of painting! Each student will make two 6"x6" canvases.

Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $18 Member / $23 Non-member Bohemian Style Dream Catchers (Age 16+) May 11 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Create your very own Bohemian style dream catcher, incor- porating a variety of fabrics, feathers, and other decorations. We’ll have lots of colors and textures to choose from! Come learn a fun, decorative technique. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Criss Collier Cost: $37 Member / $47 Non-member Sunday Studio - Parent & Child (Age 5+) May 12 -or- 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm This monthly class is geared toward the parent & child who love to make art together. Bring your child for an exciting, messy, & creative afternoon in the studio. (It's worth the price alone when you don't have to clean up the mess on your din- ing room table!) Don't worry if your little one can't make it for 90 minutes - it’s an open studio and you may work as long or short as you like. Each session will explore a different medium with projects at various skill levels.

Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost per child (parents free): $18 Member / $23 Non- member ACE Writing Project (Age 10+) May 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly readings to celebrate local authors and the literary arts. Come learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Following the featured reading, we’ll open the floor to anyone interested in sharing an original piece. Writers of all genres are welcome; open mic readers will sign up before the featured reading on a first-come basis. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Cost: Free Admission Facilitators: Nancy Knowles and Amelia Ettinger Mosaic Trivet (Age 14+) May 16 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm Come enjoy a relaxing art break as you create a beautiful trivet for your kitchen.

You’ll create a unique and whimsical mosaic design using small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. Participants may bring items from home - trinkets, a broken tea cup, or other small pieces to add to the design. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Lush Canvas - Watercolor Orchid (Age 21+) May 17 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Come join in as we create a Chinese-style orchid using spe- cial color, texture and value techniques borrowed from the Western watercolor tradition. The Teaching Artist will guide the painting process while participants sip on complimentary wine.

Lush Canvas is a fun and casual art class, for socializing as much as creating. Bring a friend & make some new ones! No experience necessary. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Ruth Schumacher-Yeates Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Art Explorers May 18 & 25 Age 3-5 from 9:30 - 10:30 am Age 6-12 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Let your child take the lead for an hour of exploration and self-expression in the art studio! Your child will interact with a variety of creative mediums, exploring and developing areas of interest with guidance from the instructor. Art Explorers focuses on encouraging creativity, confidence, and socializa- tion rather than project completion. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $18 Member / $25 Non-member Teahouse in the Gallery: Tea & Cheese! (Age 13+) May 19 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm In this special edition of Teahouse in the Gallery we’ll explore tea flavor through an unlikely pairing: cheese! While it may seem odd, tea has a lot in common with wine and is equally (if not more) capable of bringing out the unique qualities of cheese flavor.

We will taste our way through five tea & cheese pairings in search of the elusive “third flavor” that appears only when two different flavors are harmoniously combined. This will be a fun adventure in tea, cheese, and the exciting world of flavor, all in the gorgeous surroundings of the Art Center East gallery. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Sarah West Cost: $26 Member / $31 Non-member Alchemize your Anxiety (Age 11+) May 22 from 6:45 - 8:15 pm Revolutionary self-love is an embodied exploration of the freedom and joy we can experience by committing to loving and accepting ourselves unconditionally. How do we learn to love ourselves? What might practicing deep and complete self-love look like? Come explore what it's like to love yourself so deeply that it starts a revolution! After a short group dis- cussion, we will enjoy a mindful and celebratory movement practice set to a playlist full of feel-good, self-love anthems, followed by a yummy relaxation process.

Bring a journal and come ready to fall in love with yourself, for the first time, or all over again! Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Carina Devi Cost: $15 Member / $20 Non-Member Film Club (Age 17+) May 25 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm Enjoy a night at the movies every last Saturday of the month at Art Center East. Join a group of fellow film enthusiasts to watch a curated selection of lesser-known classics, under-seen influential movies, ‘70s and ‘80s “trash,” cop movies, horror, and more. Teaching artist Lucas Kruse will introduce each screening and facilitate a casual group discussion at the end - like a book club, except it’s Film Club.

Follow @filmclubace on Instagram for monthly updates. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

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Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.op page 10 May 2019 ArtCenterEast.ORG (541) 624-2800 Private Tea Tasting in the ACE Gallery Enjoy a private, two hour tea tasting for up to five people in the quiet setting of the ACE Main Gallery.

The tasting will include up to five tea and snack pairings, which can be cus- tomized to your preference. We will work with your schedule and ours to find a perfect time. Tea tastings can be celebratory, social, or reflective gatherings.

Cost: $120 Member / $145 Non-member Thank you Community Bank! Their generous gift increased the variety of ACE’s glass program by funding a bigger, better, and much-needed glass kiln. Get ready to experiment with new fused glass techniques, thanks to Community Bank! LivFit Classes @ ACE - new! Online registration Mind & Movement Teahouse in the Gallery with Sarah West Youth Scholarships! Did you know that we offer scholarships for kids? Apply for a Youth Scholarship to receive 50% off class fees for a child under the age of 18.

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Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.op Exhibits Main Gallery & Co-Op Gallery: Works by John Richey May 3 - June 29, 2019 Free Admission One of that Valley’s newest artists, John Richey recently moved to Cove from Tallahassee, Florida. An abstract sculptor and painter, Richey’s work encompasses an improvisational, three-dimensional approach to both of his mediums. Spare in color and texture, Richey leaves room for corporeal forms to emerge from the canvas or the wood, as if ready to stand up and walk away. “Think of them as interesting strangers you pass in the street,” Richey says, “already complete and known to themselves.” Find out more at johnricheyarts.com.

Music & Dance Contra Dance (Age 7+) June 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 1st Tuesday of the month is Contra dance night at Art Center East. Contra dancing is an American folk original. You and a partner interact with everyone else in the hall, dancing a repeating pattern to energetic music, sometimes walking, sometimes spinning. This exhilarating dance style accommodates all experience levels. Drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Mark Lewis Cost: $5 English Country Dance (Age 7+) June 18 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm 3rd Tuesday of the month is English country dance night at Art Center East.

English country dance is easy to learn and gentle on the body. Come experience this fun form of community dance, nearly forgotten after several centuries of being at the center of European social life. No experience necessary; drop-ins welcome. Comfortable clothes and low heeled shoes recommended. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artists: Mark and Dianne Lewis Cost: $5 Art Classes Watercolor Workshop: Boone the Raccoon (Age 15+) June 1 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Come join us for this fun class where we will learn an outlin- ing technique using a "gutta bottle." This cute lazy raccoon peers at us while resting his head on a log. The log is sup- ported by a stack of rocks which add another element to this design. We will use "Gutta" Bottle filled with black acrylic to outline the elements of this watercolor painting giving it a dif- ferent look all it's own. Supply list available at artcenterest.org. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Jan Clark Cost: $60 Member / $75 Non-member Fused Glass Jewelry (Age 15+) June 4 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm In this class we will experience the fused glass method of tack fusing. This kiln-forming technique is used when you want to join two or more separate pieces of glass together but retain their individual characteristics.This form of fusing gives the ability to create detailed compositions on small pieces of glass. Each participant will make two small designs that can be made into pendants or a pair of earrings. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $30 Member / $35 Non-member Teen Ceramics (Age 13-18) June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Teens will get to learn the basics of handbuilding, wheel throwing and glazing, or continue to build on skills they already know.

Participants will make a variety of pieces from start to finish including cups, bowls, and sculptures. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Amanda Welch Cost: $45 Member / $50 Non-member Lush Canvas - Watercolor Summer Bird (Age 21+) June 7 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Learn watercolor brush techniques while creating a delightful summer bird. We’ll practice techniques for leaves, stems, and petals, then create a finished painting. The teaching artist will guide the painting process while participants sip on compli- mentary wine. Lush Canvas is a fun and casual art class, for socializing as much as creating.

Bring a friend & make some new ones! No experience necessary. Please enter through 5th Street door.

Teaching Artist: Ruth Schumacher-Yeates Cost: $40 Member / $45 Non-member Acrylic Pour - Level II (Age 18+) June 8 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Take your acrylic pour technique to the next level! We will learn about string pulls, swiping, negative space, and swirl techniques to add more depth and complexity to your com- positions. Level one Acrylic Pour or equivalent is required. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. Teaching Artist: Theresa Henderson Cost: $35 Member / $40 Non-member Slumped Glass Plates (Age 18+) June 26 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm Create a your own glass plate! In this class you’ll get hands-on experience cutting and arranging glass that will transform into a festive plate after spending some time in the kiln.

Partici- pants will each make a 8" x 8" slumped glass plate that will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience with glass is required - perfect for begin ners. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Deb Chandler Cost: $100 Member / $120 Non-member Film Club (Age 17+) June 29 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm Enjoy a night at the movies every last Saturday of the month at Art Center East. Join a group of fellow film enthusiasts to watch a curated selection of lesser-known classics, under-seen influential movies, ‘70s and ‘80s “trash,” cop movies, horror, and more.

Teaching artist Lucas Kruse will introduce each screening and facilitate a casual group discussion at the end - like a book club, except it’s Film Club. Follow @filmclubace on Instagram for monthly updates. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Lucas Kruse Cost: $5 June - Sneak Peek! - Denotes Classes for kids age 12 or under. Painting by John Richey Watercolor Workshop: Boone the Raccoon Workable Design P.O. Box 101 Cove, OR 97824 Home Plans Remodel Design Drafting & Permits Ralph Edwards 541-568-4219 ralph@workabledesign.com To Register Visit: artcentereast.org/calendar Ask about our Youth Scholarships!

Register early! Minimum registration needed 48hrs before class starts to avoid cancellation.hop Art Center East Annual Membership Name & Date _ _ Address _ _ Phone _ _ Email _ _ Please Return to: Art Center East PO Box 541 La Grande, OR 97850 $20 Young Adult & Student $25 Individual $30 Artist (Include Website) _ _ $45 ACE Music Advocate (Funds Allocated to Music Programs Only) $50 Household $100 Patron $250 Business $350 Advocate $500+ guardian Visit ArtCenterEast.org to find Membership benefits for each level.

Art Center East is supported by: Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts Oregon Community Foundation The Roundhouse Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation The Hope Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Soroptimists International of La Grande Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation US Bank Foundation Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation The Legacy of Grande Ronde Child Center Red Cross Drugs Union County Cultural Coalition Eastern Oregon University & EOU Foundation The Northeast Oregon Arts Trail Map is a collaborative effort by the three regional nonprofit arts organizations in Northeast Oregon.

Art Center East (La Grande, UNION), Crossroads Carnegie Center for the Arts (Baker City, BAKER), and Josephy Center for Arts & Culture (Joseph, WALLOWA). The Northeast Oregon Arts Trail Map guides travelers throughout Union, Baker, and Wal- lowa counties and takes them on an art-filled adventure. The map features a variety of art galleries, cultural & heritage museums, as well as featuring annual events. This map has been generously funded by Travel Oregon, Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, the Libraries of Eastern Oregon and the National Endow- ment for the Arts - ART PLACE. Find your copy at the regional art centers and Chambers of Commerces, or visit neoregonarts.org for more information! neoregonarts.org Artists in Rural Schools (AiRS) Program Due to the continuing decline in school fund- ing, most schools in our rural areas have little or no arts programming included in their curriculum.

To meet that need, Art Center East's Arts in Rural Schools (AiRS) program provides arts learning opportunities for K-12 students in rural counties where arts education is limited or non-existent by placing teaching artists representing a variety of disciplines in- cluding literary and visual arts, music, theater, and dance, in the classrooms. Support pro- vided by local, regional, and statewide Foun- dations help bring quality arts experiences for students who otherwise may not have equita- ble access to the arts in rural Eastern Oregon. Staff Darcy Dolge, Executive Direcotor Darcy@artcentereast.org Deb Chandler, Programs Manager Deb@artcentereast.org Sarah West, Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah@artcentereast.org Jennifer Durr, Programs Assistant Jenn@artcentereast.org Board of Directors - Nancy Knowles, President - Jeremy Clark, Vice President - Damian Garcia, Treasurer - Laura Hudson, Secretary - Amelia Ettinger - Nate Prouty Business Memberships Supporting ACE: Blue Mountain Outfitters Kneads Bakery The Bobolink La Grande School District Private Lessons Enrich your life or someone you love with music lessons! Voice and Piano lessons for any level of experience are available year-round through Art Center East and occur at ACE’s office on the campus of Eastern Oregon Uni- versity, located on the corner of 6th St.

& ‘L’ Ave. in La Grande. Lesson times are arranged between student and instructor. Fees vary depending on length of sessions and teaching artist. Have a different art medium in mind for lessons? Call 541-624-2800 for more information.

Are you an artist in need of studio space? Ask about ACE art studio rentals today 541-624-2800 Interested in volunteering? Contact us at 541-624-2800

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