Through Her Eyes . . .

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November 16th, 2018: Book Launch and Exhibit  

December 9th, 2018: Community Conversation

Join us for an art exhibit and Book Launch featuring the paintings of 20th-century Portland artist, Betty Chilstrom. Compiled by her daughter, Robin, “Through Her Eyes,” tells the story of Betty’s life and work as an everyday historian who captured Portland’s historic architecture before it disappeared in the wake of major urban renewal projects in the last half of the 20th century. 

 

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At the spring Gathering of Cascadians we shared in the telling of the history of our region, a Story of Place. Around the circle, storytellers wove this tale.

It all began long ago when molten lava from volcanoes in Idaho covered the region, later cooling to become  Basalt rock thousands of feet thick. 

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Chris and Michael telling the Story of Place

At the spring Gathering of Cascadians we shared in the telling of the history of our region, a Story of Place. Around the circle, storytellers wove this tale.

It all began long ago when molten lava from volcanoes in Idaho covered the region, later cooling to become  Basalt rock thousands of feet thick.  Continue reading

Gathering of Cascadians

We hosted our first “Gathering of Cascadians” on Earth Day this year. It was a lively event, with species mask-making, surprise guests, a shared telling of the history-of-place, a glimpse into the landscape, peoples and spirits of Cascadia, a talking circle and a collaboratively improvised song to honor the event. What Fun!

Our Deepest Thanks to Cerimon House, Randall Stuart and Lily Burnett, Marlene Andrejco for the lovely pictures below, Deborah Einbender, Pamela Norris, Carol Benson Knutson and Evelyn Kochinowski, the delightful animal dancers, Caren Graham and David Vala. Special Thanks to Izetta Smith and Ellen Goldberg who made this event possible. Here are some pictures of the evening’s celebration:

Live-Action Storytelling!

Sponsored by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), students at the Community Transitional School in Portland, Oregon collaborated with Storyseed artist Robin Chilstrom to create four unique Earth Stories this spring. Through discussion, research and imaginative play, young students created a story about everyday critters (worm and ladybug), older students invented stories about the Wetland and middle-school kids created a Continue reading

Landfill Orchestra

You may have heard about the Landfill Orchestra.  In a Paraguayan community that is literally a landfill, the power of love and imagination have brought beauty, hope and change to the children of Cateura.  Ingenious community members innovate to create violins, cellos and other instruments from oil drums, scrap wood, cooking utensils, whatever works. Community children then learn to play these instruments with a skill Continue reading