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home : arts & entertainment January 16, 2019


Masterful bluegrass players on the road to Sisters
Sisters Folk Festival is partnering with Preston Thompson Guitars (PTG) to present a phenomenal show with two dynamic bands, and two fantastic guitar players.

A Bluegrass Showcase with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is set for one special evening Thursday, March 7, at The Belfry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Vote for local art at library
Voting is now open for the People's Choice Awards, presented as part of the 12th annual Sisters Library Art Exhibit, sponsored by Friends of Sisters Library (FOSL). There is no financial stipend, but the friendly competition for the community favorites always spurs artists to submit some of their best work.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Drawing offers chance to win coveted tickets
"Starry Nights Presents An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt" was a quick sell-out, but Ray's Food Place is offering a chance to win a pair of tickets and other prizes. Visit the Starry Nights display at Ray's in Sisters and enter to win tickets, CDs from the artists, a "locals gift bag" and other local gift cards. The drawing will be held on Friday, January 25, at noon.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Local artist paints murals for laser tag arena in Sisters
Nicole Duenes, local freelance artist, recently painted the murals of the arena and entryway to Cascade Laser Tag.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Interactive maps installation on display at Sisters Art Works
Fascination with the terrain where we reside has been innate to human nature since prehistoric times. Some of the cave paintings and other illustrations on bones and artifacts have turned out to be, according to the latest investigations, maps of hunting areas, streams, routes, and even maps of the stars.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Quilt show names new executive director
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has announced the hiring of a new executive director. Dawn Boyd will be joining the organization on January 7, 2019.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Holiday dance recital a huge hit
Sisters Dance Academy's ninth annual holiday recital, "The Greatest Stories Ever Told," enchanted a packed house at the Sisters High School Auditorium on Saturday.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Using art to overcome life's adversities
Dorothy Holmes Mohler knows firsthand that tough times can be good teachers. She's learned how to overcome challenges and find the gifts - no matter what.

Twenty years ago she had a hemorrhage on the left side of her brain that forced her to become a right-brained person. Coming back was slow going and she soon realized she wasn't the same person she was before.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sisters Folk Festival announces line-up
Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is bringing traditional and innovative music to Sisters this winter in its 2019 Winter Concert Series. February 2, March 6, and March 18.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sisters artist launches Kickstarter campaign
On the morning of his 69th birthday last week, Paul Alan Bennett woke up and opened a Kickstarter campaign to finance publication of "Night Skies," a book that is his legacy. Night Skies includes 48 of Bennett's night sky paintings, accompanied by poetic text.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kimry Jelen's love affair with horses
Artist Kimry Jelen has a life-long love affair with horses. At the tender age of three, while attending a local fair, she slipped away from her parents, who found her at the pony rides. By the age of five, she was visiting Galaxy, a stallion that lived on an Arabian farm, next to her grandfather's home. She recalls the following:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Chorale brings 'Christmas Joy' to Sisters
The annual Christmas Season concert put on by the Sisters High Desert Chorale at the Sisters Community Church, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, was quite a treat.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Winter Blues Ball will warm Sisters night
Sisters Rhythm and Brews is serving up an evening of high-energy dancing and music all in the holiday spirit on Humanity Saturday, December 15 at The Belfry in Sisters.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Starry Nights tickets on sale December 14
Tickets will go on sale for Starry Nights Presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt" on Friday, December 14 at noon.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
A very canine Christmas
Last Saturday Sisters was brimming with holiday merriment - including the four-legged kind.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Warfighter Outfitters benefit at Cork Cellars
Jeannie Gilgenberg Buck's most recent TV project was an emotionally moving experience for her - so much so that she's carrying it forward to assist the locally operated veterans charity Warfighter Outfitters.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Commentary... Art and individual identity
Erin Thompson serves as an art professor at John Jay College, City University of New York. She has written that for most art buyers "... art is a means to create and strengthen social bonds, and a way for collectors to communicate information about themselves and the world within these networks ... art can send a message about who the collector really is - or at least who the person sees themself as being."
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Guitar masterpieces in action
A small shop on Main Avenue is producing some of the most highly regarded guitars in the world. Touring artists, including many Sisters Folk Festival alumni, have laid the vintage tone and meticulous craftsmanship of Preston Thompson Guitars in front of audiences around the world.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tree lighting kicks off holiday season
The City of Sisters kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with the 15th annual Christmas tree lighting in Fir Street Park. The weather outside was frightful, but that didn't keep people from turning out to celebrate the onset of the Christmas season.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Weather Machine to rock Belfry
In what has become a Thanksgiving holiday weekend tradition, the Portland-based band The Weather Machine will rock The Belfry on Saturday night, November 24, at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018













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