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home : arts & entertainment January 16, 2018


SFF brings Josh Ritter to the stage
Sisters Folk Festival will bring renowned singer-songwriter Josh Ritter to the stage on Tuesday evening, January 23, in the opener of the annual Winter Concert Series. Showtime is at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sisters artist carves conquest
In February of 1519, a mere handful of Spanish adventurers launched the conquest of the massive, sophisticated and populous Aztec Empire in what would eventually become the nation of Mexico. That epic tale of valor and tragedy has been brought to life through the carving of Sisters artist J. Chester "Skip" Armstrong.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sam Pyke - getting the shot
"OMG moments?" Sam Pyke laughed at the question.

"Plenty of them. Last year, in Azerbaijan, I was filming a hunt for Dagestan Tur sheep, incredible animals that live at about 10,000 feet. To get up that high, you have to use pack horses. Well, I was filming while riding my horse and seeing the 80-degree cliffs on both sides, I realized that one wrong step by the horse and I would be dead. Crazy dangerous. I was basically terrified..."

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Fly-tyer represents Sisters in new book
In early January, "America's Favorite Flies" hit the presses. It is a thick volume full of flyfishing flies and the personal stories of the anglers who have used them. Featured among the cadre of contributors is Sisters' own Sherry Steele, a flyfisher, tyer and teacher, and a familiar face to anyone who knows the fishing scene in the Northwest.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Local weaver organized traveling show
"Color Gone Wild," the 2018 traveling show by the Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO), kicks off a statewide tour January 8 at Central Oregon Community College in Bend.

For Sisters resident Linda Davis, it's been a yearlong labor of love as she's headed up the 2018 traveling show committee. Davis is a spinner, weaver, knitter, seamstress and longtime member of Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild. It's been a constant communication with more than 700 members of WeGO, a nonprofit statewide organization of weaving, spinning and related fiber craft guilds.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Concert to benefit Sisters shelter
Local musicians will play at Cork Cellars on Thursday evening, December 21, in a benefit fundraiser for the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter (SCWS).

The benefit is organized by Ed Fitzjarrel, who will play with his duo partner Joe Leonardi. Fitzjarrel's company, Metabolic Maintenance Products, will match the funds donated by patrons at the show.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
It's three days before Christmas and all through the town, folks are visiting galleries, up street and down! It's the monthly Fourth Friday Art Stroll through the galleries of Sisters, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 22.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
'Cozy mystery' novel set in Sisters
Always up for a puzzle to solve, local author Lanagan Vitaceae is particularly engrossed in writing "cozy mysteries." And inspired by the real town of Sisters, one of her series, "Murder at the Tumbleweed Tea B&B," is a murder mystery that entertains.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Sisters merchant goes Havana daydreamin'
If given the opportunity to make a return visit to Havana, Mackenzie Creek Mercantile owner Sue Leek would do it "in a heartbeat - to see more. Two days wasn't enough."
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Sisters Library is full of art
Sisters Library is full of beautiful art for the month of December.

In addition to Caroline Stratton-Crow's watercolors and acrylics in the community room ("Art in the natural world," The Nugget, December 6, page 5), the computer room and entryway display cases are showcasing three artists who work in very diverse media.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Dancers set to perform in holiday showcase
It is performance season for the Sisters Dance Academy. The dancers will culminate a busy season with two performances over the weekend.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A very canine Christmas
Even though Santa has been real busy in Sisters this holiday season, he couldn't go back to the North Pole without a visit with Sisters' furry kids - it's an annual Sisters tradition.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Carols of Christmas and the Sisters Chorale
It's time to get ready for the annual Christmas performance at Sisters Community Church by the Sisters High Desert Chorale under the direction of Connie Gunterman.

This year, Lola Knox's Renaissance Sisters, Children's Choir, and High Desert Bell Choir, along with Peggy Tehan's ukulele players will also be taking part.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Art in the natural world
Caroline Stratton-Crow stepped back from hanging the last piece of art on the wall and exclaimed, "This is really pretty scary - seeing all of my art in one place!"
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Sisters Art Works hosts fundraising events
The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank will benefit from the December 2 Holiday Open House through the platters and textiles fundraiser.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Kerani Mitchell departs Sisters Folk Festival
It's been almost four years since Kerani Mitchell joined the Sisters Folk Festival staff as volunteer and program manager. Over the years her time with SFF staff, volunteers and students has truly evolved into a family of co-workers and friends.

Volunteer Kip Wheeler reflected on Mitchell's impact: "I've never worked with a better volunteer coordinator. Kerani's ability to combine head and heart never failed to amaze me. She will be missed at SFF.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sisters chorale has new director
The Sisters High Desert Chorale came under new direction this spring when Connie Gunterman was chosen as choral director following the retirement of Irene Liden. Connie brings over 25 years of choral-conducting experience.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Father and son pursue wood carving
Paul Stark is a nationally renowned wood carver. His son Jon is carving out a name for himself in the same trade.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Musical cast made a close-knit team
The Sisters High School music program completed its successful four-show run of Cinderella Sunday afternoon, November 5.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Oil paintings on display at library
Chris Nelson, co-owner of the new Wildflower Studio in Sisters, is the featured artist for the Friends of the Sisters Library art exhibit in the computer room of the library for the month of November.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017















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