Monday, April 4, 2011

Update on Update

"Neighbors" by Rosemary Powelson

Last month I mentioned that the update for the Experience Art brochure had been sent to the printer. This month I planned on including a picture of the update with this blog post. But, no luck. My old printer doesn’t want to scan today. My husband has a brand new printer but it is early in the morning and I haven’t had enough coffee to learn how to operate new devices. With the new insert and thousands of brochures, I have hours of stuffing and distributing the next few months. If you know about an event or location where art needs to be included, please let me know.

Rosemary Powelson has left for a month long artist residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska She will continue work on her “Heartland” series. You can see examples from this body of work on her website: She will be writing while she is traveling. You can follow her experiences and see her photographs and art on her blog:

I would like to promote local art blogs and websites. I know about four blogs and a few websites. Please send me information about others.

Meanwhile, here are the activities and opportunities for April. Looks like we are in for more rain, so art is the thing to do and see.

First Thursday Activities – April 7

Broadway Gallery, 1418 Commerce, Longview

Mitzi Christensen (paintings), Sandy Brown (pottery), Sharon Kelly (paintings), Gayle Kiser (pottery). Reception 5:30–7:30pm. Music by Ian Thompson and Shawn Harris.

Longview Public Library Koth Gallery, 1600 Louisiana, Longview

For the Love of Art showing mixed media art. Open until 8pm.

Lord & McCord Artworks, 1416 Commerce, Longview

Chuck Lafrenz exhibiting China Painting. Chuck will talk about her art process at 6pm. Reception 5–7pm. Live music.

Teague's Interiors, 1267 Commerce, Longview

"Trinity" Arts of Faith, an invitational show Reception 5:30-7pm. Music by Craig Clark.

The Bistro, 1329 Commerce Avenue, Longview

Wine tasting. Live music. Door prizes. Reservations recommended. Hours: 5-8pm.

Cowlitz County Historical Museum, 405 Allen St, Kelso

"Cowlitz Tribe" History, current status and future plans will be presented by representatives of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Program begins at 7pm; museum open until 9pm.


April 5:WordFest Husband & wife writing team Mike and Carolyn,authors of several murder mysteries set along the Oregon coast. The Brits, 1427 Commerce, Longview, Wash. Info: 360-425-3430 x280.

April 6: Terri Clark – country singer. 7:30. Tickets: $15 in advance from Bob’s Sporting Goods or $20 at the door. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook, Longview, Wash.

April 8: Young Artists Concert Southwest Washington Symphony. 7:30pm. $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $5 Student. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook, Longview, Wash. Info: 360-575-8499 or

April 10: Talent Show. Singers, dancers, magicians, etc invited to compete. Sponsored by Kiwanis of Kelso. 3pm. $25 entry; $10 admission. Kelso Theatre Pub, 214 S. Pacific St., Kelso, Wash. Info: 360-957-2515.

April 14-May 6: Art Faculty Biennial. Reception Apr 14, 5-7pm. Mon, Tues, Fri 10-4; Wed, Thurs 10-7. LCC Gallery at the Rose Center Lower Columbia College, 15th & Washington, Longview, Wash. Info:

April 16: The Fab Four-the ultimate tribute. 7:30pm. $25-$45. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook, Longview, Wash. Info: 360-575-8499 or

April 16: Gianluca Luisi-Bosendorfer Piano Concert. 7:30pm. Wollenberg Auditorium, LCC Rose Center for the Arts, 15th Ave & Washington, Longview Wash. Info:

April 23: Kalama Word Catcher-writing workshops. Benefit for the Kalama Public Library. 9-6. $15/class; $25/2 classes. Kalama Community Building, 126 N. 2nd St, Kalama, Wash. Info: Mary Putka 360-673-5310.

April 23, 30, May 1: Peter Pan – the musical. Longview Stageworks. 7:30, Sun. 2pm. $20-35. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook, Longview, Wash. Info:


Open Auditions: Center Stage Spring Play “The Adding Machine.” Open to all LCC students, staff and members of the community. April 4, 6-9pm. LCC Center for the Arts-Center Stage Theatre and Green Room. Info: Don Correll 442-2682.

Call for Artists: West Gallery of Spokane, Wash invites artists to enter a Juried Exhibition to be held at the gallery during August. Prizes for Pottery and Painting. Deadline: May 20. Prospectus and entry forms available at

Call for Artists: Longview Outdoor Gallery Task Force seeking artists to display an outdoor sculpture for display/sale for two years. Deadline: April 20. Info:


Cool April Days-watercolor workshop with Carol Boudreau. April 15-17; 9am-4pm. Registration Deadline: April 8. Alder Ridge Studio, 565 Diebert Road, Longview, Wash. Info: 360-425-0142.

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