Community Conversation – Portland Home Place

Join us on December 9th at Cerimon House  for a conversation about the livability of Portland Neighborhoods now, and in the future. While you’re here, view the wonderful art exhibit of historic Portland paintings by Betty Chilstrom,  whose work inspired this conversation.

When: Sunday, December 9th, 3:00-4:30pm (Doors open at 2:30); Free

Where: Cerimon House: 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, (more information at:

Sponsored by: the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Cerimon House and Earth Arts NW

Through Her Eyes . . .


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. 


Did you know…?

Earth Arts nw

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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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