Eleven artists from the Gorge and Great Northwest join together to celebrate the sensuality of wine. Come admire works capturing the rich colors of wine and autumn in the Gorge.
Learn more: The Crush II
Clay artists Dave and Boni Deal have created raku for over 35 years working full time at their rustic home workshop in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Their raku is known for large classical forms and intricate surface design. This Nook show features Gorge-inspired imagery.
Learn more: Dave & Boni Deal
Are you ready to discover your story and share it with the world? Portland Story Theater is delighted to bring our workshop, The Art of Personal Narrative, to the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.
This oil painting class is designed for novices and experts alike. Cathleen's techniques are meant to meet every artist wherever you are in your painting journey.
You’re invited to attend our Drawer’s Club in the Studio. Paint or draw from a live model. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll provide the model, easels and tables; you bring your art supplies and enjoy honing your skills.
Join Gallery Artist Kathryn Watne in this beginner class to learn the basics of enameling. Enameling is the art of applying ground glass to a metal surface and fusing the glass to the metal with a torch or kiln.
Learn More: Enameling with Kathy Watne
Gallery Artist Karen Watson returns to the Center for another insightful workshop on pastels. Participants explore various application techniques, value relationships and composition.
Learn More: Pastel Workshop with Karen Watson
Snowflakes; delicate, individual, unique. Shelia Ford Richmond teaches techniques to make your own snowflakes. Learn to fold, design and cut 6-sided paper snowflakes like the ones in nature.
Learn More: Creating Snowflakes
Qiang’s approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas.
Learn More: Qiang Huang
CAST Theater and Columbia Center for the Arts are holding auditions for “The Full Monty” directed by Bruce Ludwig. Several roles are to be cast for both men and women of various ages. The Full Monty will open on February 13th and run for 3 weeks."
CAST Theater season opens on October 9th with Edward Albee’s classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” directed by Deborah Langlois. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is considered one of America’s greatest plays. It won a Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the best play in 1963.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be available in January at the gallery desk.
Join us on Columbia Art’s 8th annual trip departing on Thursday, July 9th and returning on Sunday, July 12th by coach.
Sense of Place is an annual lecture series produced by Gorge Owned that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one another. Lectures explore the natural history, cultural history, art, and other humanities-related topics. Gorge Owned is a member-supported organization helping people invest in a strong local economy, healthy environment and vibrant community. GorgeOwned.org
A profoundly inspirational presentation by Isabel Suppé based on her book which has been shortlisted for the 2013 Boardman Tasker Prize for "outstanding contributions to outdoor literature". It is also a tale of survival, passion, and overcoming adversity that has been touring the US, Canada, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, and Spain.
Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Travel with Taylor across the globe to hunt and find the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and America.
Hokum Pokum is the musical duo of Ben Bonham and Madame Betz Oslund (with Ronnie Ontiveros on Bass and Dennis Williams on clarinet, both of the Hapa Hillbillies, for this special show.) playing long forgotten gems that are right up your alley!!
Rocky Horror Picture Show Returns to Columbia Center for the Arts! On Oct. 29th the Art Center travels back in time to 1975 and joins, Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the cast of Rocky for a night of fun, food and laughter. Grab your friends, your costumes and your dancing shoes and come do the Time Warp Again!