Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from August 29, 2016 until November 16, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 5, 2016
December 12, 2016
October 15, 2016
Daily from November 11, 2016 until December 16, 2016
November 5, 2016
November 18, 2016
Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana
Portland Center ArtWorks, Fall 2016
Arts Place, Portland Center will begin Artworks classes beginning August 29. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN. Registration forms are available online at www.artsland.org. For more information contact Kimberly Anderson, Director of Visual Arts at 260-726-4809.
Oil Painting with Steve McClung is a 6 week course that is open to all levels. Students will learn how to create realistic landscapes by learning and utilizing different brush stroke techniques, careful color mixing, and creating depth in paintings. Each session fee is $95 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday from the following two sessions: August 30 through October 4 or October 12 through November 15.
Toddler Art Class with Anita Clott is a 6 week course where toddlers ages 3 to 5 can learn while working with their hands. Each week will feature a hands on project to go along with our weekly theme. Parent participation is required. Session fee is $45 and will be held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:35 p.m September 1 through October 6.
Belly Dancing with Lori Naseelah is a 6 week course where students will learn dance movements and styles such as one night Saidi cane, one night veil, and one night balancing. Lori guides her students through the basic movements and drills to retrain the body to move in a more fluid manner, while tying in the traditions and folklore of belly dance. This class is for all ages and does not involve much strength or flexibility. Session fee is $50 and will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 30 through October 4.
Wheel Throwing for Adults with Mary Boetgger is a 6 week course where students will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class. Each session fee is $95 and will be held every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the following two sessions: September 1 through October 6 or October 13 through November 17.
Hand Building with Clay with Leslie Newton is a 6 week course for adults that will teach the basics of the three main hand building techniques: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Each session fee is $95 and will be held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 30 through November 15.
Wheel Throwing for Kids with Kim Anderson is a 6 week course for ages eight and up that will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class. Each session fee is $50 and will be held every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. August 31 through November 16.
“Mishima” Image Transfer on Clay with Kim Anderson is an adult workshop. Mishima is a traditional Korean slip-inlay technique. The Korean pots you see with mishima decoration typically use several colors of slip inlaid into the same piece. Workshop fee is $35 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 12 and 19.
Paper Making with Leslie Newton is an adult workshop where students will learn a variety of hand-papermaking methods including basic sheet formation and pulp painting techniques. Workshop fee is $35 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 20 and 21.
Altered Pottery with Kim Anderson will take your pots to the next level by altering form on and off the wheel. In this class, we will discuss how to cut, push, pull, and add clay to wheel-thrown forms. A cylinder can be your blank canvas. Begin to express your personal style by creating patterned, angular, and organic vessels. Workshop fee is $45 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. November 28, December 5 and 12.
Arts Place has welcomed Emily Goins, a new MusicWorks instructor for Harp and piano lessons. Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for harp lessons through its MusicWorks program. Lessons will be offered at the Portland Center located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. Registration forms and brochures are available at both centers, by phone at 866-539-9911, or online at artsland.org.
Lessons begin August 29 and continue through May of 2017 for a total of 33 weeks. All classes meet weekly at Arts Place. Priority registration for the fall ends August 15. After that date, students will be accepted on a space-available basis. Scholarships are available based on financial need and may be applied for at any time.
Arts Place has welcomed Melissa Knutson, a new MusicWorks instructor for Intro to Violin. Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for Intro to Violin lessons through its MusicWorks program. Lessons will be offered at the Portland Center located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. Registration forms and brochures are available at both centers, by phone at 866-539-9911, or online at artsland.org.
Lessons begin October 7 and continue through December 16 for a total of 10 weeks. All classes meet weekly on Fridays from 3:30-4:15 at Arts Place. The cost is $35. Scholarships are available based on financial need and may be applied for at any time.
Arts Place will be hosting its Annual Gala Saturday, October 15. The evening will begin with an annual meeting at 5:15. There is no cost to attend the meeting. A hors d’oeurve reception and cash bar will begin at 6:00 followed by a performance by Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo at 7:30. RSVP for the reception is required no later than September 30 by calling 260-726-4809 or stopping by Arts Place located at 131 east Walnut Street, Portland. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm and Friday 10am-6pm.
The cost for the reception is $25 which includes one alcoholic beverage, meatballs, chicken cordon bleu bites, meat and cheese tray, vegetable tray, fruit tray, and dessert. Ken Bantz will be speaking at the meeting and performing in Goodrich Hall during the reception. The art work of Katherine Fries Objects in Memory will on exhibit in Hugh N. Ronald Gallery.
Tickets for Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are on sale now. Tickets are available online at artsland.org, by phone at 260-726-4809, or at the box office at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. Advance tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.
Frank Vignola began playing guitar at the age of five. He has a wide range of influences, such as Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen and Frank Zappa. He later studied at the Cultural Arts Center of Long Island. He worked extensively as a sideman in the 1980s, with artists such as Madonna, Leon Redbone and Ringo Starr. He signed with Concord Jazz in 1993 and has released several albums under his own name since then.
Vinny Raniolo, best known for his accompanying skills, is often featured on National Public Radio in duo with Frank Vignola. Raniolo has become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed “Tommy Emmanuel and Friends.” Vignola and Raniolo have been touring together as a versatile duo and have played hundreds of shows together.
The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet will be performing at 7:30p.m. Saturday, November 5. Individual tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. The day of the show, adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN. For more information or to purchase tickets call 260-726-4809 or go online to www.artsland.org.
The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a "masterpiece." The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet consists of Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar, Jeffrey Radaich on rhythm guitar, Leah Zeger on violin, and Brian Netzley on upright bass. The music is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, as well as the traditional jazz and music of Bergara's true home, Buenos Aires.
Arts Place, Portland Center will be displaying the works Thomas W. Abbott November 11 through December 16, 2016. The exhibit is titled “Reflections of Home.” There will be a free opening reception from Friday, November 11, from 5:30-7:30. The opening reception will include wine and light hors d’oeuvers. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN.
Holiday Benefit Auction
To kick off Winter Fest Activities, Arts Place Portland Center will be hosting its 34th annual Holiday Benefit Auction Friday, November 18. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments, beer samples, and coffee samples will be served throughout the evening. The Portland Center of Arts Place is located at 131 East Walnut St, Portland, IN 47371.
All proceeds from the auction will support programs and services of Arts Place, Inc. including: Arts in the Parks, ArtWorks, MusicWorks, exhibits, and more.
Individuals and businesses donate all items including, vacation getaways, gift items, collectables, art work, museum passes, and more. To donate an item or for more information contact Lisa Vogler at 260-726-4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Portland
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