Poetry Moves celebrates its fourth year of delighting, inspiring bus riders

2019-04-02T17:31:56-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music|

In its fourth year of bringing moments of joy, inspiration, or reflection to thousands of bus riders, C-Tran and Artstra invite the public to join in a celebration of poetry during National Poetry Month. Artstra's Poetry Moves program displays poems from local and regional poets in every C-Tran bus, refreshed with new poems every six-months. [...]

Gwendolyn Morgan’s vision as Clark County’s newest Poet Laureate is to continue to lift up unheard voices

2019-04-03T20:20:17-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

In artist and poet talks, Gwendolyn Morgan, Clark County's newest Poet Laureate (2018-2020) often invites each person to consider: How are you sharing your gifts in the world? After the "passing of the pen" from Clark County's Inaugural Poet Laureate Christopher Luna (2013-2017) to Morgan last fall at a public celebration, the poet and visual [...]

Calling all poets!

2019-01-16T12:14:39-07:00October 4th, 2018|Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

The power of words rolls on with Artstra's open call for poetry submissions for Season 7 of Poetry Moves. All levels are welcome to submit, including poets just getting started. Submit your work unfettered and with abandon! This is your chance to express how you feel, experience, and see the world in verse. It's your [...]

A virtual, pop-up art center

2018-09-04T11:41:31-07:00September 4th, 2018|Community Involvement, Dance, Education, Visual Art|

Early in August we partnered with The Historic Trust by providing Make Art! workshops for the Trust's innovative "Common Ground" week of history, art, music, dance, and literary events. Billed as a "gathering for curious people," Common Ground was the perfect opportunity to invite the community to join in art workshops involving a variety of [...]

Common Ground promotes arts awareness

2019-01-16T12:16:42-07:00August 2nd, 2018|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement|

Common Ground (August 6-11) is a six-day "gathering for curious people" created by The Historic Trust. Activities take place at the Marshall House, Howard House, Artillery Barracks, Red Cross Building, Providence Academy Ballroom and Chapel, and several outdoor locations. The schedule of events includes read alouds, history, literature displays, tapestry exhibitions, art workshops, opera, tours, [...]

Making a mark in the arts: Jan Asai

2018-03-28T18:13:57-07:00January 31st, 2018|Community Involvement, Dance, Education|

Jan Asai, 67 is best known as co-founder of Columbia Dance located at 1700 Broadway Street in downtown Vancouver. The thriving nonprofit, now a proud member of Regional Dance America was started in 1989 with jazz instructor and choreographer Wendy de la Harpe. The collaborative effort reflects both de la Harpe's and Asai's passion for [...]

Open Studios to celebrate fifth anniversary

2018-03-28T18:15:33-07:00November 1st, 2017|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Professional Development, Sculpture, Visual Art|

19 new artists on the tour Open to the public, this year's fifth anniversary celebration tour brings new artists and plenty of fresh inspiration. The popular self-guided tour will launch during its annual preview exhibition and artists' reception on Friday, Nov. 3, at the CAVE, the new contemporary art space located at 108 Evergreen Boulevard [...]

What we learned at the summit

2018-03-28T18:18:52-07:00October 5th, 2017|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Economic Development|

Last week’s Arts and Culture Summit was, in some ways, an indicator of our community’s readiness for investment in arts infrastructure. The big take-away for us is that we remain optimistic but have much work to do. It’s clear that for Vancouver and Clark County, there are both awesome opportunities and stubborn challenges. At last [...]