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Dec
15
Fri
Sacred: Choral Music from a World of Traditions and Faiths
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

In nearly every world tradition and faith, singing and music play an important role. Music in the sacred tradition can be intimate and reflective, celebratory and exuberant, mysterious, and even challenging. Its role is to communicate something timeless.

On December 15 and 17, CGOA’s Voci Choir will explore sacred music from many faiths and in many languages, including choral works from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Native American and Hindu traditions. According to Voci director Mark Steighner, there is a common thread that connects all the music. “Sacred music reminds us that we are part of something much larger and more important than ourselves. There are many names for this, but the transcendent experience is always part of it.”

In addition to Renaissance music, arrangements of shape note hymns, Buddhist mantras, Native American chants and Sufi poetry, the concert will include the world premiere of “Wanderer, There is No Path,” written for the choir by Steighner and commissioned by a CGOA supporter. “I couldn’t be happier that the patron chose the Machado poem for the text of the new piece,” Steighner said. “It fits the theme of the concert perfectly.”

Steighner says that in addition to the music, he has invited representatives of many faiths to give short introductory talks about the texts and traditions of the music. “The context of the music is important, and knowing what ideas they represent.”

Dec
17
Sun
Sacred: Choral Music from a World of Traditions and Faiths
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

In nearly every world tradition and faith, singing and music play an important role. Music in the sacred tradition can be intimate and reflective, celebratory and exuberant, mysterious, and even challenging. Its role is to communicate something timeless.

On December 15 and 17, CGOA’s Voci Choir will explore sacred music from many faiths and in many languages, including choral works from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Native American and Hindu traditions. According to Voci director Mark Steighner, there is a common thread that connects all the music. “Sacred music reminds us that we are part of something much larger and more important than ourselves. There are many names for this, but the transcendent experience is always part of it.”

In addition to Renaissance music, arrangements of shape note hymns, Buddhist mantras, Native American chants and Sufi poetry, the concert will include the world premiere of “Wanderer, There is No Path,” written for the choir by Steighner and commissioned by a CGOA supporter. “I couldn’t be happier that the patron chose the Machado poem for the text of the new piece,” Steighner said. “It fits the theme of the concert perfectly.”

Steighner says that in addition to the music, he has invited representatives of many faiths to give short introductory talks about the texts and traditions of the music. “The context of the music is important, and knowing what ideas they represent.”

Dec
20
Wed
Winter Break Art Camp at The Dalles Art Center
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

Fused Glass Ornaments 12/20 with Stephanie Johnston & Charlene Fort
The glass in this class is an excellent medium for ornaments that will become fast family favorites on your holiday tree! In this class, children will learn some basic kilnformed glass skills including how to prepare molds with tools using safe techniques. Young artists will use sheet glass and frit to make elegant, hanging ornaments. All projects will be fired over night and ready to pick up on the following morning at The Dalles Art Center. All Ages (6 – 14)

Pottery Painting Plates 12/21 with Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield
This class introduces young artists to the use of color and design interpreted on functional ceramic pottery. Children will have a wide variety of glazes to choose from that are dishwasher and food safe. All projects will be fired in our kiln overnight and ready to pick up on the following morning at The Dalles Art Center. All Ages (6 – 14)

Winter/Holiday Acrylic Painting 12/22 with Sarah Starr
Young Artists will be offered a wide selection of winter landscapes images for inspiration in this studio style class. They will explore a winter palette, composition, value and perspective in the creation of a completed acrylic painting on canvas board. Their final product will make a lovely holiday gift. In addition, each student gets to take home a set of acrylic paints and brushes to practice at home. All Ages (6 – 14)

Hand Painted Gifts 12/23 with Sarah Starr
Young artists will be given a wide assortment of objects to paint on including (but not limited to) pieces of wood, rock, and 3-D shapes. A variety of Painting Techniques and an assortment of materials will be utilized in the creation of hand painted signs, rocks, and ornaments that will be perfect for the holiday season. Feel free to bring an inspirational message or word to class, but not required as we will build a list together. All Ages (6 – 14)

Apr
20
Fri
Gorge Artists Studio Tour
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

Visit 41 artist in their studios for the 12th annual free and self-guided 2018 GAOS tour April 20, 21, 22 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Maps and more information is available at www.gorgeartists.org

For more information contact Charlene Fort, 541-490-3899, gaostudios@gmail.com, www.gorgeartists.org