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  • Santa brings joy to Sisters Canines
    Even though Santa has been busy in Sisters this holiday season, he still had time to pull up his sleigh at Sisters Art Works last Saturday to put in a special appearance for Pet Photos with Santa that benefits Furry Friends Foundation.
  • High Desert Chorale sings for Christmas
    Connie Gunterman and her chorale of 50 voices, with the support of accompanist Donna Moyer, brought the Spirit of Christmas to life in Sisters Country in two performances last weekend.
  • Tuba player selected to play Down Under
    Sisters High School junior Jack Ogan has dedicated hours to his musical craft as a tuba player, resulting in many opportunities, including honor band selection. Recently his stock rose further when he was invited to travel to Australia in the summer of 2020 for the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEB). 
  • “I wanted to get to know the state.”

    That was one of Malia Jensen’s motivations when she first proposed her art project “Nearer Nature,” now on view in Central Oregon (see story, page 8).
  • ‘Salty’ artwork suggests beauty and connection
    Gallery. Museum. Public park. Those are the places we expect to find art. Malia Jensen’s “Nearer Nature: Worth Your Salt” defies expectation and brings art down to earth, among the people — and animals, too. Through the end of December, the project is on display at a feed store in Redmond and a bar in Maupin, among other locations.
  • Winter solstice gathering set in Sisters
    The darkest day of the year sounds like a gloomy proposition. No wonder people around the world brighten it with traditional fires and candles. In Sisters, all are invited to a winter solstice gathering, silent meditation, and labyrinth walk at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, at Sisters Community Labyrinth. 
  • The Sisters High School Jazz Choir presents the fifth annual Holiday Showcase on Friday, December 13. 
  • Library opens entries for annual show
    The 13th Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit sponsored by the Friends of Sisters Library (FOSL) is happening January 8 through February 28. All artists in Sisters Country are invited to participate. 
  • Christmas Eve — ‘witching time for storytelling’
    For most folks in America, the spooky season is walled off at the end of October on Halloween. The Christmas holiday season is a warm, cozy celebration of faith and family, replete with chestnuts roasting on an open fire, etc. And yet…
  • Early-bird tickets for folk festival announced
    A limited number of discounted tickets will go on sale on Monday, December 9 for the 24th Sisters Folk Festival. The dates for next year’s highly-anticipated event are September 11-13, 2020.
  • ‘One Tree – Many Songs’ unveiled in the woods near Sisters
    Young Frankie Borla gave a drum roll and 40 hardy souls clapped mittened hands at the grand unveiling of “One Tree – Many Songs” on the sawdust-covered snow outside the studio of master chainsaw sculptor J. Chester “Skip” Armstrong on Sunday.
  • Sisters Library exhibits celebrate ‘bravery of art’
    Every month, Sisters Library displays work by local artists, with exhibits coordinated by the Art Committee of the Friends of Sisters Library. This month, Linda Hanson’s large paintings hanging in the computer room, and the community room display of holiday art by Rachel Moore deliver great contrasts, both in the work displayed and the vision of these two artists — one seasoned and one youthful.
  • Festival announces winter concerts
    Tickets are now on sale for Sisters Folk Festival’s 2020 Winter Concert Series. A three-show series pass and individual concert tickets are available.
  • Tekla Waterfield to take stage at The Open Door
    Seattle-based musician Tekla Waterfield will be performing her original songs Monday, December 2, at 6 p.m., at The Open Door Restaurant and Wine Bar. 
  • SHE Project benefits Saving Grace
    In some circumstances, women may have no place to turn for help: no friends, no family close by, no mentors, no job, and no resources. In Bend, Saving Grace, a women’s emergency shelter and support center, is often the proverbial “last straw.” 
  • Artist carves century-old maple as ode to music
    A hundred years ago, pioneers planted a maple tree in the heart of West Linn. It grew tall and strong for a century, but this year, it had to be cut down. 
  • SFF hosts student art exhibition
    Sisters Folk Festival, in partnership with the Sisters School District, will offer a gallery show, A Student Art Exhibit: Come Celebrate The Artists, beginning Friday, November 22, at the Sisters Art Works Building, 204 W. Adams Ave.
  • Get ready to walk, shop, sing, and celebrate the season’s bounty of new art and gifts in the galleries of Sisters, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 22. And when you’re done strolling, stop by The Belfry for a community sing-along.
  • Artist captures magnificent landscapes
    Janice Druian’s artistic path was winding, and it took her through unexpected terrain over the course of a lifetime — but it led her true, out into the vast expanses of the American Outback, which she captures in work that has earned her a spot among the finest, most highly regarded artists in the vibrant arts community of Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
  • SFF wrapping up major funding campaign
    Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) has targeted December 15 to wrap up its $1.4 million capital campaign to purchase the Sisters Art Works building property and complete upgrades and maintenance of the building. The organization is $60,000 from its goal, and upon meeting that goal will receive a $151,000 “top-off” grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. The organization hopes to meet the challenge with support from the community. 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019