The PoetHouse

Catch an eyeful of what's happening in The PoetHouse Art today with this divergent, euphonious displays

The PoetHouse Art, located on 55 NW Minnesota in downtown Bend--above the wine shop--is a Non-Profit art studio and gallery with 10 Resident Artists and a number of Member Artists. The space is very unique because it is both a gallery and studio--literally split right down the middle--you get to see into both worlds.

Tymon Emch, the founder of the community-based learning cooperative with classes, has been working on an educational project for a while now. CADA|CASA (community, academics, sports, arts) is an organization that helps connect those who want to teach with those who want to learn. He aims to bring unique, creative, inspired art classes to middle/high school students--also for elementary and below--with available time for one-on-one mentor-ship; starting February 8, 2010 for 6 weeks. These weekly classes are taught by PoetHouse resident artists, all of whom live and practice the medium they passionately wish to share and help young people who might not have the opportunity to discover the world of art.

My younger daughter will be studying
Silkscreen and t-shirt Design

Creative Puppets

Registration is open now at Maybe we'll see you there.

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Dr. Seuss Says...What?

Be who you are and say what you feel

because those who mind don't matter

and those who matter don't mind.
Spontaneous afternoon at Indoor Roller Rink on January 15, 2010.

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Celtic Jam Friday at Dudley's

...a free-for-all, where new people may show up not already knowing the tunes, but willing to just pick out chords and such on the fly.

Often someone will suggest (i.e. shout out) a tune or set, launch right into it, and everyone who wants to join in does.

Quiet instruments and beginners might find the pace a bit breathtaking and may feel overwhelmed at first. Part of the challenge is that you don't always know what to expect--some days you might show up to find you're competing with three fiddles, two guitars, an accordion and four bodhran players (of varying skill levels.) Singers and harp players may only get to be heard while everyone else is taking a beer break.

Celtic Jam features a wide range of instruments including: fiddle, uileann, (Irish) bagpipes, tin whistle, flutes, bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, concertina, and piano.

This crowd brings a lot of enthusiasm, energy and creativity to the rhythms of the collective band. If you haven't been to one, come alone or bring a friend/date. You won't regret it.

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3rd Year is a Charm!

Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a waitress or a movie star.

Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.
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Happy Birthday, sweet 'lil Aspen!

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2010 A New Year

...the paradox of our time in history! We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

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Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

It is the time of year where many will attempt to develop their New Year’s resolutions. Mine is rather simple: LIVE NOW. DO NOW.

Afternoon with Sara Jackson-Holman, a star in the making

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True learning-learning that is permanent and useful,that leads to intelligent action and further learning, can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner.
John Holt
Real heroes are men who fall, fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they stayed true to their ideals, beliefs and commitments.
Actor Kevin Costner

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