Arts Alive! info fair set for September 18

2021-09-11T12:07:58-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

By tradition when fall arrives, the arts come alive with announcements of upcoming performances, exhibitions, workshops, and classes for the year ahead. And as local arts organizations see it, this year should be no different. They’ll adjust for whatever the pandemic throws their way. The show must go on. The arts took a hit this [...]

Armin Tolentino, Poet Laureate

2021-04-05T09:17:07-07:00April 5th, 2021|Literary Arts|

Vancouver poet Armin Tolentino has been selected as Clark County Poet Laureate, 2021-2023. Armin is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers Newark and his work has been published in numerous literary journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic [...]

Poetry Moves Invitational

2020-11-11T12:29:06-08:00November 11th, 2020|Literary Arts|

Poetry Moves Season 10 poems are now on C-Tran buses. This latest group of poems highlights the diversity of voices among ten local area poets invited by Artstra to offer short poems to share with the riding public. Poetry Moves is an Artstra program developed in partnership with C-Tran. Season 10 poets are Tiel Aisha [...]

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

2020-05-14T17:41:03-07:00April 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

2020-05-14T17:41:22-07:00April 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 [...]

Call for student poets!

2020-05-14T17:41:37-07:00February 27th, 2019|Education, Literary Arts|

Submissions are now being accepted for Poetry Moves Season 8, open to student poems to be showcased on C-Tran buses beginning July 2019. Entries must be from K-12 students living in Clark County and/or currently enrolled in a public, private, or home school in Clark County. A maximum of two poems may be submitted, each [...]

Calling all poets!

2020-05-14T17:43:06-07:00October 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 [...]

Poetry Moves launches 5th season

2020-05-14T17:46:10-07:00January 3rd, 2018|Literary Arts|

Please join Printed Matter Vancouver, Arts of Clark County, and C-TRAN in celebrating the launch of Season 5 of Poetry Moves. Selected poems now appear on overhead display cards inside every C-TRAN bus through June 2018. A reading and honoring of poets will be held Sunday, January 14, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown [...]

Building an art center that works

2020-05-14T17:45:53-07:00May 30th, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Not an arts center—an art center. We need both in our community. An economically viable visual art center that fulfills the need for exhibition space, studios, and classrooms has been a topic of conversation in Vancouver for decades. Past attempts and plans often patched a visual art component on to a performing arts facility. This [...]

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