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home : arts & entertainment March 19, 2018

Local violinist brothers to perform to support raptors
The Oncken brothers, 9-year-old Ezra and 11-year-old Nicolas have spent their lives growing up with the sounds of violin strings as a part of their lives.

Elder brother Nicolas can distinctly remember the first time he heard a violin and how powerful that moment was - and so can his mom, Akiko.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Renowned evangelist visits Sisters
The Sisters Westside Church welcomed renowned worship leader and globetrotting evangelist Rick Pino and his worship team for the weekend. After an extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S., Pino and three of his fellow band members spent two days at Westside leading local church members and visitors in worship.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HarmonyHouse hosts Johnsmith concert
HarmonyHouse Concerts, a long-time host of traveling musicians, will host folk singer Johnsmith on March 10.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Quilts will express community values
On March 9, Sisters Country will begin bringing to life an interactive piece of public art that will showcase the hopes of local residents-in their own words.

The Community Values & Visioning signature quilt project invites residents to ink short- to medium-length values statements onto pre-made fabric squares. This spring, those squares will be assembled into a finished quilt, which will be unveiled during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS).

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Darlingside to return to the Sisters stage
Sisters favorite Darlingside is set to return as the third installment of Sisters Folk Festival's Winter Concert Series. It will be their fourth time on the Sisters stage; they first came to the Sisters Folk Festival in 2014.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Caldera hosts open studio for artists
Seven multidisciplinary artists and writers from the West Coast will share their creative projects at the Caldera Artists in Residence Open Studios event this Saturday, February 24.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Singing contest for Sisters Rodeo
Sisters Rodeo is having a contest for residents of Central Oregon who would like to sing the National Anthem at a rodeo performance this year.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Exploring art and community
Exploring the world of regional creative residencies, courtesy of The Roundhouse Foundation, recent works by six Sisters artists are now on exhibit at Sisters Art Works.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Student artists honored in annual awards
The creative talents of Sisters' students are being honored in the annual Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards Program. These young artists will have their works on display at an art gallery in Bend this month.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Celtic/bluegrass band to take stage
We Banjo 3 is a Celtic/ bluegrass band hailing from Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The band is made up of two sets of siblings: David and Martin Howley and Edna and Fergal Scahill. They will take the stage at the Sisters High School auditorium on Monday, February 12, in the second Sisters Folk Festival winter concert of the season.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Citizens can view art proposed for roundabout
The exquisite artistry and creativity exemplified by all three finalists in the selection process for the Highway 20/Barclay Drive roundabout art will likely make the final decision of the Sisters Art Selection Committee a difficult one.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Sisters celebrates the arts
The Sisters School District has a reputation for focusing on and promoting student creativity. On Wednesday evening the commons at Sisters High School was transformed into a unique collaboration of the arts.

Students, teachers and guests gathered for the 22nd annual art night event with a fresh new look and a revamped name.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
People's Choice winners named at library exhibit
The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit presented its People's Choice Awards at a reception at the library on Friday evening.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
"Hostiles": A tale of trauma from the frontier
Veteran cavalry sergeant Tommy Metz stands in the Montana mud, a drenching nighttime rain sluicing down on his bare head, beading in his thick, black beard. Captain Joe Blocker tells him gently to get into his tent, before he freezes.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Foundation gains experience from artists
In an effort to further its support for the arts and artists in Sisters and Central Oregon, The Roundhouse Foundation invited a group of local artists to experience artist in residency programs around the country.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Local students tapped for Honor Band
Six Sisters students get to miss school at the end of January - but they'll be working harder than their average school day.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sisters High School art night gets a remodel
The Art Department at Sisters High School is excited to be presenting their annual art night on January 31 - with a brand-new vibe and a revamped name.

Art night is a chance for Sisters High School arts students to show off what they have created in the last year, and to get the community of all ages involved and excited about the arts.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
SFF brings Josh Ritter to the stage
Sisters Folk Festival will bring renowned singer-songwriter Josh Ritter to the stage on Tuesday evening, January 23, in the opener of the annual Winter Concert Series. Showtime is at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sisters artist carves conquest
In February of 1519, a mere handful of Spanish adventurers launched the conquest of the massive, sophisticated and populous Aztec Empire in what would eventually become the nation of Mexico. That epic tale of valor and tragedy has been brought to life through the carving of Sisters artist J. Chester "Skip" Armstrong.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sam Pyke - getting the shot
"OMG moments?" Sam Pyke laughed at the question.

"Plenty of them. Last year, in Azerbaijan, I was filming a hunt for Dagestan Tur sheep, incredible animals that live at about 10,000 feet. To get up that high, you have to use pack horses. Well, I was filming while riding my horse and seeing the 80-degree cliffs on both sides, I realized that one wrong step by the horse and I would be dead. Crazy dangerous. I was basically terrified..."

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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