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home : arts & entertainment December 10, 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
Festival offers lottery for early tickets
Sisters Folk Festival is opening weekend pass sales for the 2019 festival on Monday, December 3. The festival is always on the weekend following Labor Day. Next year's Festival dates are September 6 through 8.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Internship inspired SHS grad to write
By the time Molly Elwood graduated from Sisters High School in 2000, she'd spent her high school years working at OutlawNet and doing an internship at The Nugget. That experience set the stage for her pursuit of an education and eventual career in writing.

After graduation, she went to Linfield College and eventually chose a major. She considered teaching elementary school or choir. But then she realized what she enjoyed the most were her English and creative writing classes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sisters Folk Festival announces art theme
My Own Two Hands, Sisters Folk Festival's (SFF) annual art auction and fundraiser, plays an integral role in the creative lives of children in Sisters. Funds raised at the auction held in May support music programs and instruction; world-class musicians hosting workshops for youth; materials and supplies for art classes and scholarships to music and arts experiences for youth.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sisters choirs to perform in fall concert
The fall middle school and high school choir concert is set for Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters High School auditorium. Admission is free.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mural installed at Old Mill District
Dennis McGregor's concept for his latest book, "You Stole My Name," has caught on in a big way. The depiction of very different animals that share the same name now greets visitors to the Old Mill District in Bend.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Three printmakers show work at Sisters Library
This month, prints made by three artists, each using different processes, are hanging in the Sisters Library.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Call to artists goes out for library exhibit
The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL), is happening January 9 through February 22, 2019. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The meaning of art in 2018
Society has mostly concluded that the meaning a work of art has is primarily whatever it means to the person owning it. If the work resides within a museum or is public art, then the person viewing it determines the meaning. What the artist felt and thought when creating the work or what an art critic/expert might claim it means is not given precedence for determining the aesthetic qualities.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Scottish fiddle legend to play in Bend
Alasdair Fraser is a legend in the world of Scottish fiddle. Three years ago, he and cellist Natalie Haas performed at the Sisters Folk Festival.

Fraser and Haas are returning to Central Oregon for a matinee performance at the Tower Theatre in Bend on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sisters smith competes in show
Zack Gulick loves making knives.

The 2018 Sisters High School graduate's passion for bladesmithing has landed him a slot on the hit reality TV show "Forged in Fire: Knife or Death." Gulick will appear in Season 2/Episode 6 of the show, which airs on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on History.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Quilt Show exec announces retirement
After six years at the helm of the world's largest outdoor quilt show, Jeanette Pilak is retiring.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Former resident co-stars in TV show
A premier of a fall TV show featuring a former Sisters resident is being shown at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall community room.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Actor wins performance accolades
Nathan Woodworth of Sisters drew accolades from L.A. Times theater critic Daryl H. Miller for a "riveting" performance in the Actors' Gang's presentation of "Johnny Got His Gun."

The theater company's artistic director is renowned actor Tim Robbins, who directs the play.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2019 Oregon Wings & Feathers calendars available
The 2019 "Oregon Wings and Feathers" calendar is coming soon to a shop near you. Wildlife Photographer Douglas Beall of Camp Sherman has assembled this year's calendar from his favorite photographs of birds taken in the past year. Beall photographs and writes the "Sisters Country Birds" feature for The Nugget.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018















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