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     With the loss of 100 percent of ArtCentric's funding from the Oregon Arts Commission for Artspirit, we are changing to a seasonal publication: Fall (September, October, November); Winter (December, January, February); Spring (March, April, May); and Summer (June, July, August).
    To support the work of our counties' cultural planning committees, ArtSpirit will be highlighting profiles of important nonprofit arts organizations. A new feature focused on Arts Education Opportunities is also being developed. The print calendar will be expanded to cover 3 months in each issue. Please send your listings for the following three months by the first of the month before publication (Aug. 1 for the Fall issue; Nov. 1 for Winter; Feb. 1 for Spring; June 1 for Summer).
     But send your late-breaking news, too-our website calendar and opportunities sections will also soon be expanded and regularly updated in order to keep our community informed about arts happenings.
    If you become a member of ArtCentric, a copy of Artspirit is mailed to you--a great convenience! If you are not a member, you can find Artspirit at bookstores, libraries, art galleries, coffee houses, and many businesses in our two-county region.
      If you are interested in advertising your business or organization in Artspirit, or if you have questions about ArtSpirit, please call Micki Reaman at (541)754-1551 or email her at micki@artcentric.org.
Arts Directory

    In the past, the Linn-Benton Arts Council has published a free directory of artists, and arts/cultural organizations every two years. In 2002 many enhancements and additions were made to the Arts Directory. Artists from all art forms (dance, music, theatre, literary, folk, film etc.) are included; in the past, the focus has been primarily on visual artists. A greater range of arts and cultural groups from the two-county (Linn and Benton) area have been listed. In the Fall of 2003 we will offer as artist profile page for every artist who is a member of ArtCentric.
     Printed directories are rapidly out of date so we have made a decision to put our directory online and to offer a print version only when increaded listings warrant it.
     Our directory includes individual artist listings, non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and arts related businesses. If you are not listed in our directory, please email the following information to victoria@artcenric.org:

Individual Artists:
  • name
  • address
  • phone
  • email and/or website
  • artform and/or medium
  • indicate if you offer classes or private lessons
Non-profit arts and cultural organizations
  • name
  • address
  • phone
  • email and/or website
  • services you provide
Arts related businesses
  • name
  • address
  • phone
  • email and/or website
  • services you provide
Arts-in-Education Directory
     An Artists Directory listing the artists and services AIE provides is sent out to public schools in Linn and Benton counties each Fall. The roster is updated every two years; applications are available at the Corvallis Arts Center. Professional artists who enjoy teaching are encouraged to apply.
    In the future the directory will be available on-line for the convenience of schools and organizations interested in booking residencies.
A Brief History of the Corvallis Arts Center

     In 2002, the Corvallis Arts Center will be launching a series of programs and events to celebrate its 40th anniversary, culminating, on January 26, 2003, in the major celebration of its official ribbon cutting opening. One of the most important ways we are celebrating our 40th anniversary is by the publication of "The Unfolding of an Idea: A Brief History of the Corvallis Arts Center, " written by our founder, Marion Gathercoal. This book includes her memories of how the Corvallis Arts Center came to be, historical photographs, information about the unique architecture of our building, and brief stories about some of the other significant founders of the Corvallis Arts Center, e.g. Robert Mix and Corrine Woodman.
     The publication is now available at the Corvallis Arts Center.

Marion Gathercoal and Julie Wilborn - Marion is receiving a plaque commemorating her service at the Corvallis Arts Center.
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