Friends and Artists,
The dream to make a home for the arts in Southwest Washington may be closer than you think. As we collectively emerge out of the Covid-era, the CFA is tapping into our local talent to give audiences a flavor of what is to come in the arts world. And the best part is, we don’t have to wait to build a physical building to connect arts and community.
In this next phase, we are working to usher in the next level of artistry into town by partnering with local artists to present bite-sized, pop-up events by late summer this year. As we continue to brainstorm new ways to activate our community’s favorite walkable, accessible spaces, we will invite you to join us as we celebrate the re-emerging arts in our community, where talent from all genres will be welcome to perform in front of an eager audience once more!
We believe that creatives and artists are the lifeblood of our vibrant region. Do you or someone you know have interest in the opportunity to perform a small live event in the community? 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. Let’s send some ripples!
The CFA Team
And now for this week’s top picks…
ARTS | Student Art Annual 2021
Clark College’s Archer Gallery presents the Art Student Annual 2021 exhibition, June 4th through August 31st. Almost all of the work featured in this show has been made exclusively in the homes of Clark College art students while they spent the last 15 months learning remotely. Join us June 4th, 12pm PST to celebrate this new exhibition! If there was ever time to celebrate the work of a year, it is now!
MUSIC | Save the Date – 2021 Gala
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present a truly unique fundraising gala in extraordinary times combining in-person festivities and a virtual live-streamed music celebration. This event will explore themes of collective resilience during the global Covid-19 pandemic as well as the resiliency of music. Mark your calendars for September 17, 2021 and join the symphony for a day of incredible live performances and celebration.
BROADCASTS | X Minus One
This Re-Imagined Radio tribute celebrates X Minus One, the anthology program known for outstanding radio adaptations of original science fiction stories. Two episodes are featured, “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury and “The Cave of Night” by James E. Gunn (1923 – 2020). Both illustrate the high quality stories X Minus One offered radio listeners, as well as the production values used in transforming these stories into radio dramas. Tune in on June 21 at 12:00 PM PST!
THEATRE | Magenta’s Virtual Plays
This month, Magenta Theater joins together with three Washington theaters on Zoom! Join Bellingam TheatreWorks, The Richland Players & Magenta Theater for 3 more nights of 2 one-act plays. Each night, two actors meet on Zoom for the first time. Both plays are performed each night: Yes, and! by Bob Zaslow (20 minutes), and Contract Tracing by Amy Tofte (15 minutes). Remaining performances take place May 28th, 29th, and 30th!
CINEMA | Kiggins Virtual Screening
Three new films have opened in Kiggins Virtual Screening Room, including the big opening of A Quiet Place Part II, acclaimed documentary Tiny Tim: King for a Day, the comedy Drunk Bus, and the charming French coming-of-age film Spring Blossom! The Kiggins will be closed to finish up several big projects, including the reopening of the upstairs bathrooms. Tickets for all upcoming showing are on sale now and going fast, so don’t delay!
LITERARY ARTS | Virtual Open Mic Tonight
Tune into Zoom on Thursday, June 10th at at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Ghost Town Poetry invites you to come and enjoy a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Shawn Aveningo-Sanders from Portland, Oregon. Shawn’s work has appeared worldwide in over 150 literary journals and anthologies. 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.
COMMUNITY | Clark County Open Studios
The application deadline is almost here! The 2021 Clark County Open Studios Tour will mark the eighth year of free, self-guided tour of local artists’ studios. On November 6 & 7, the tour will include a hybrid of experiences including video demos and live studio sharing, online shopping opportunities, and viewing by appointment, and of course traditional studio visits with new Covid protocols at each studio. Application deadline June 1, 2021.
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