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September 2014 Highlights
NEA-funded Folklife Survey of Columbia River Gorge
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Oregon Folklife Network funding to identify and document cultural traditions in the Columbia River Gorge counties of Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, and Umatilla as well as with the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Welcome to new OAC/OCT Executive Director, Brian Rogers
Brian Rogers, an accomplished painter, arts and culture consultant and the former deputy director of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, has been named executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust.
Highlights from June 2014 Folk Arts in the Parks
In June 2014, six Oregon artists delivered special presentations about the history and cultural significance of their crafts and traditions at state parks across Oregon. Folk Arts in the Parks was sponsored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) along with the Oregon Folklife Network, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.