The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, June 03, 2015, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 26, Image 49

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    Photographer McDougal to be featured in show
FLORENCE — On Friday, June 5, and
Saturday, June 6, local award-winning
nature, scenic and wildlife photographer
Ken McDougal will be hosting his first
fine art photography show in Florence.
The event will be held at the Faith
Fellowship, Foursquare Church, 1624
Highway 101, (next to A&W).
There will be an artist reception Friday
night, June 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The public
is invited to come and view many of
McDougal’s photographs and meet him.
There will also be music, a slide show,
food, coffee and refreshments.
The show will continue Saturday, June
6, from 10 am to 4 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the pub-
lic both days.
McDougal has been a professional pho-
tographer for nearly 20 years. He is a
graduate of the New York Institute of
He has won several local contests in
Florence, as well as this year’s first place
winning cover photo award for the 2015
Siuslaw News’ 30th Annual Business
Directory and Relocation Guide.
McDougal’s fine art photo work has
been displayed at several places in the
community such as the Florence Regional
Arts Alliance (FRAA), U.S. Bank,
PeaceHealth Hospital and many shows at
the Florence Events Center.
McDougal is a board member of the
Siuslaw Viewfinder’s Camera Club and is
an active member of FRAA.
McDougal and his wife, Kim, arrived
in Florence on June 4, 2012, from One of several photographs by Ken McDougal that will be on display June 5 and 6.
Jacksonville, Fla., and attend the Faith
Fellowship Foursquare Church.
For more information, contact the Foursquare Church at 541-997-6337 or McDougal at 541-590-3017.
Pianist, composing duo Colaiannia and Paris to perform house concert
FLORENCE — Pianists and composers
Louis Colaiannia and John Paris will be
performing in concert at local piano
teacher and music reviewer Kathy
Parsons’ home in Florence on Saturday,
June 6 at 7 p.m.
Louis Colaiannia is a native of Denver,
Colo. He has pursued music his entire life
with the simple goal of sharing his gift
with the world.
Colaiannia is a master of classical
piano, an accomplished songwriter,
arranger and performer. His music has
inspired the lives of thousands of people
in performances that have been referred to
as “stunning in their power and beauty.”
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Colaiannia is a nationally touring musi-
cian performing solo concerts as well as
concerts with other artists. His latest
album, “Closer,” was recorded at
Imaginary Road Studio with Will
Ackerman and Tom Eaton.
It was No. 1 on the One World Music
Top 100 radio chart, No. 3 on Zone Music
Reporter Chart, and was nominated for a
Zone Music Award as well as an
Enlightened Piano Radio Music award.
As a featured performer alongside the
Minneapolis Symphony, an accompanist
to the Moody Blues, and a special guest
star on The Merv Griffin Show and Jerry
Lewis Telethon, John Paris has enjoyed a
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diverse and varied career that has spanned
four decades.
Touring the country’s major cities, Paris
entertained millions as the leader, com-
poser and arranger of his show-band,
Atlantis, which was based out of Las
Vegas. With this extensive resume and
impressive credentials, Paris combines
professionalism with real life experience.
While jazz runs through his veins, Paris
has managed to combine this passion with
original new age music on his moving
solo piano excursions.
His sound creates a fusion of these ele-
ments, generating music that leaves the
listener feeling spiritually uplifted, healed,
relaxed, and rejuvenated.
“Music has always been a very special
part of my life. It has been my healer,
mentor, doorway to spiritual evolution
and comforter,” said Paris. “As an artist, I
venture to bring you to a warm familiar
place…like the feeling before a long-
awaited homecoming.”
Reservations are required and can be
made by calling Kathy Parsons at 541-
The address and directions will be
given when reservations are made.
There is a suggested donation of $10-15
at the door.