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About East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 2016)
Joyce Anderson started her professional painting career in
Walla Walla in 1978. She has remained actively involved in
youth and adult instruction ever since, offering original, fun and
creative workshops and classes throughout eastern Oregon and
Delanne Ferguson is about all things fi ber! In addition to her 30
years experience in knitting, she’s also a spinner, felter and new
weaver. Delanne can be found every fi rst Saturday at the Arts
Center’s “Spin-In”, an open-invitation gathering that she founded to
bring together Pendleton’s enthusiastic fi ber community.
Colleen Blackwood is an addict of quilting of all forms and has
been teaching methods and techniques for a very long time....40
years (!) She lives in Pendleton and teaches at the annual Sisters
Quilters Affaire in Sisters, Oregon every July.
Sara Frechette is an artist, puppeteer and founder of
PUPPETKABOB, a puppet company that tours full length
productions to theaters, museums and festivals around the world.
She has received the Union Internationale de la Marionnette
Citation of Excellence for her work. Her workshop is being offered
in conjunction with her performance of The Snowfl ake Man on
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 pm. Tickets are $5 and available by calling
Nika Blasser is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a wide
range of materials including drawing, painting, photography, video
and installation. She has an MFA in Drawing and Intermedia (2013)
from the University of Alberta in Canada, and has a Bachelor’s in
Painting, Drawing and Printmaking (2004), from Portland State
University. Visit Nika’s website at www.NikaBlasser.com.
Tammy Burnett is a retired elementary teacher with a lifelong love
of all glass. She worked with leaded and copper foil stained glass
for several years before discovering the “glass on glass” mosaic.
She loves the ease and freedom it allows to express creativity
through color and light.
Jennifer Costley spends her days at the Pendleton Public Library
where she is the Youth Services Librarian, and her evenings
sewing, knitting, drawing and creating artful handiworks of all kinds.
Ralph Edmonds has 20 years of experience marbling paper,
and he is a talented wood carver as well. He has taught several
marbling classes before, and enjoys making this fun project
available to others.
Erica Edwards, originally from California, received her bachelor’s
from BYU-Idaho in photography before settling down in Pendleton.
She enjoys teaching all art mediums, as well as gardening, book
binding, ceramics, and art history.
Celia Hampton teaches in the Pendleton School District. She
learned stained glass work from Chuck McCullough at the Arts
Center and has been passing on her knowledge to new students
Charlie Herrington is semi-retired and working at the Pendleton
Music Company. His enthusiasm for music led him to the PCA,
where he’s brought his 25 years of experience to share with our
beginner adult guitar groups. He’s a big fan of improvisational
J.J. Hill worked off-Broadway in New York and did stand-up
comedy all over the country for 8 years. Previous to his career
in acting, J.J. received a BS in Theatre from Eastern Oregon
James Dean Kindle is a singer-songwriter/musician based
in Pendleton who has recorded and released multiple albums
featuring his original songs. His music has been featured on
Oregon Public Broadcasting and he has performed across the
Pacifi c Northwest with his backing band, The Eastern Oregon
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