Friends and Artists,
Do you or someone you know have interest in the opportunity to perform a small live event in the community? The Southwest Washington Center for the Arts is looking to partner with local performing artists to host bite-sized, pop-up events around town in the near future. Small performing groups or soloists from diverse art forms and genres are welcome! Interested in helping us plan a mobile, pop-up event? Send us an email!
For more information about our mission, visit our website. Thank you for helping us keep the arts accessible, thought-provoking, and vibrant. Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving for everyone. Have a joyful afternoon!
The CFA Team
And now for this week’s top picks…
ARTS | Calling Clark County Artists
The Clark County Open Studios Tour is back on the calendar for this November 6-7! This marks the eighth year of free, self-guided tour of local artists’ studios. The tour will include a hybrid of experiences including video demos, live studio sharing, online shopping opportunities, viewing by appointment, and of course traditional studio visits with new Covid protocols at each studio. Application deadline June 1!
MUSIC | VSO’s Season Finale
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concludes its 42nd season with May’s live streamed performances, featuring world-renowned, GRAMMY Award Winning Cellist, Zuill Bailey. Bailey will showcase his mastery in Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major, one of the greatest works for cello of the classical era. The Vancouver Symphony’s Music Director and Conductor Maestro Brotons is also scheduled to join the orchestra for the first time this season! Tune in on May 22 & 23 to enjoy the livestreamed season finale.
THEATRE | Exuberance Is Beauty
Re-Imagined radio presents a special episode of Exuberance Is Beauty, recorded for radio performance by actors from Illuminus Audio Productions. Set in Portland, Oregon following the end of World War II, young widow Eve Miller has not gotten over the loss of her husband Nick. An intense and exciting love affair with Jeff Lambert, a dashing, married, artist has brought passion back into her life. But both Jeff and Eve must face the consequences of their desires and actions.
COMMUNITY | Library Acquires New Art
The Friends of Vancouver Community Library recently purchased a sculpture by local artist Claudia Carter, to be put on permanent display. At an April 28th reception, she was acknowledged for her talent and dedication to this community. Claudia spoke eloquently about how much the library and her adopted hometown of Vancouver has meant to her. This first permanent art acquisition represents the library’s commitment to the support of arts and artists in our community
CINEMA | The Musicianer
Join us on Tuesday, June 1st at 7 PM EST for a screening of the short film The Musicianer followed by a discussion with Vancouver-based filmmaker, writer, and producer Beth Harrington, and music from Petunia, the lead actor/musician. The Musicianer has been part of numerous film festivals as an official selection and has won several awards across the nation. This screening and exclusive discussion is free and open to the public, just register to attend below!
LITERARY ARTS | Virtual Open Mic Tonight
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to come and enjoy a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Micah Fletcher AKA Kool Chief Rocker. Tune into Zoom TONIGHT, May 13th at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. RSVP by no later than 3pm to get in the lineup and access the invitation link. $5 suggested donation.
OPPORTUNITIES | Nonprofit Recovery Grants
Arts, culture, science, and heritage organizations may be eligible for a grant ranging from $2,500 – $25,000, to cover Covid-19 pandemic hardship expenses incurred between 3/1/20 and 6/30/21, thanks to new Nonprofit Recovery (NCR) grants! Application opens May 10th, with an info session available on May 11th. Application deadline is May 24th.
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