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home : arts & entertainment July 22, 2018


Artist Studio tour on tap in Sisters
Danae Bennett-Miller, bronze artist, ran her fingers through the shallow water in her worktable. Then she dipped a cup into an old turkey-roasting pan filled with melted wax and skillfully poured a curved shape into the water on the table.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Computers and quilting are a perfect match for prolific artist
When Mike Denton, featured quilter in the 2018 machine quilter showcase, retired in 2009 he decided to make up a list of activities he wanted to do to keep busy.

"There's about, oh, 60 things listed - golf, hiking, boating, painting, reading, camping - they go on forever."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Van Gogh quilts adorn Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Artist Vincent Van Gogh once said "Color expresses something in itself. One can't do without it; one must make use of it. What looks beautiful, really beautiful, is also right."
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Thousands flock to annual quilt show
Creativity abounded through exquisite quilts that spilled across downtown Sisters on Saturday for the 43rd annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS). From tiny doll quilts to giant king-sized ones, the town of Sisters was an explosion of vibrant color.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
MIX Quilts depict Japanese Garden
If you've ever been to Portland's Japanese Garden, this year's MIX (Materials in the Extreme) Quilt Exhibit will evoke fond memories of tea gardens, luscious greenery, sparkling water features, and peaceful fishponds.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sisters to host rhythm and song gathering
The Sisters community is invited to gather at Village Green Park on Thursday, July 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., to create rhythm and song together, meet new and old friends, and share a free dinner.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Featured artist finds comfort in quilts
Sisters resident and 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show featured quilter Liz Weeks has fond memories of the crazy quilted robes pieced together by her grandmother over 50 years ago. All those free-flowing shapes were made from scraps of fabric that were left over after her grandmother sewed ballet costumes for nieces and maybe a tie or two of her husband's - or just any remnant fabric that was available.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sisters artist's book is on the street
Dennis McGregor's new book, "You Stole My Name," was born out of a serendipitous accident.

"I had some free time and I just wanted to paint something fun," McGregor recalled.

Friday, July 6, 2018
Desert writers receive honors in Central Oregon
The High Desert Museum was the perfect place to host the June 27 Waterston Desert Writing Prize awards event. In its fourth year, the contest was named after actor Sam Waterston. His sister, Ellen Waterston, founded the contest in 2015 and hosted the evening's program.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
SPRD cancels some summer events
Two summer community events organized by Sisters Park & Recreation District have just recently been cancelled, according to Executive Director Todd Garrett. SPRD outgoing board chair Bob Keefer confirmed for The Nugget the popular luau will take place.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Tom Worcester's long musical journey
The 4th of July is an important day for Tom Worcester. It will mark a musical milestone he planned many years ago. At 89 years old, he's lived a long, interesting life that included military service during the Korean War, a career as a journalist and a long-time love affair with music. Now, he's taking the stage in what may well be his final public performance.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Traditional foods for Fourth of July
Next Wednesday, Americans will celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the event that sparked the American Revolution and led to the eventual creation of the United States of America.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Musician makes Sisters a regular tour stop
David Jacobs-Strain, an Oregon native and frequent performer in Sisters, will be returning with his band, The Crunk Mountain Boys on Friday, June 29, to kick off summer concerts at Angeline's Bakery.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Sisters will 'rally on the runway' for 4th of July
The Sisters Airport will host its sixth annual Fourth of July community celebration, featuring an airplane fly-in, classic car show, pancake breakfast, 5K run, and drag races down the runway. The theme for this year is Rally on the Runway.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Quilt raises funds to help Furry Friends Foundation
Valerie Fercho-Tillery's latest in a series of quilts made to support Furry Friends Foundation celebrates something besides happy dogs. This year's quilt honors America's national parks.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Circus comes to Sisters in spring dance recital
America's love affair with the circus has lasted for over 200 years. It glitters with costumes, tastes like peanuts and popcorn, and sounds like an old-time calliope!

Earnest Hemingway, a lifelong circus lover, once wrote, "The circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. It's the only spectacle I know that, while you watch it, gives the quality of a truly happy dream."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Miracle horse took to the arena at Sisters Rodeo
Amid the noise and chaos of the Sisters Rodeo stood a small mare, quiet, peaceful, and obedient. Under the banner of red, white, and blue she stood with the 2018 Sisters Rodeo Queen, Hailey Konze. The flag drifted in the breeze as the national anthem was sung and the crowd stood in honor. The mare stood below, ears perked and body calm after running the arena twice. She represented the Rodeo Association and the American flag at the start of every show.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Celebrate the arrival of summer at the Fourth Friday Art Stroll through the galleries of Sisters. From 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday, galleries will be open featuring works by selected artists, light snacks, and live music.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Los Lobos to join Sisters blues fest
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Art in the park brings creative variety
Last Saturday and Sunday Creekside Park was filled with white tents and talented artists displaying their handcrafted goods at Art in the Park. The showcase of arts and crafts spread across the park grass, drawing in scores of folks to enjoy more than 85 vendor booths. The annual event, in its 16th year, was the perfect added attraction for visitors to enjoy during rodeo weekend in Sisters.

Folks strolled through an eclectic variety of craftmanship from metal art and vintage buttons to handmade earrings from recycled bullet casings.

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