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Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIVA's New Poetry Series - July 28th

Jared Stanley is the author of The Weeds, Book Made of Forest, and four chapbooks, including How the Desert Did Me In. He is a member of the art collective Unmanned Minerals, and a co-editor of Mrs. Maybe. He lives in Reno, Nevada, where he is a Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.  Click2Read more about Jared Stanley.

David Abel's three new books are Float, a full-length collection of collage texts (Chax Press); Tether, a chapbook of poems (Bare bone books); and Carrier, a sequence of "hypergraphic" visual works (c_L). A founding member of Portland's Spare Room reading series and the artists' collective 13 Hats, he also teaches writing, and is the proprietor of Passages Bookshop. Click2Read more about David Abel.  

Cecelia Hagen is the author of Entering (Airlie Press, 2011) and of two chapbooks, Fringe Living (26 Books Press) and Among Others (Traprock Books). Her poetry, reviews, and nonfiction have been published by Rolling Stone, Prairie Schooner, Poet & Critic, Northwest Review, Caffeine Destiny, Blood Orange Review, Cream City Review, and many other publications. Her work also is part of a public art projects at the planned Kaiser Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon, the nursing center at Lane Community College, and the stairwell of a parking garage in downtown Eugene. Click2Read more about Ceclia Hagen. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

First Friday Art Walk at DIVA - July 6th

Eugene Art Events - July 4-8, 2012

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents two festivals in July this year at Eugene’s Alton Baker Park: July 4th Music and the Vineyard with Freedom Festival Fireworks and the 29th Annual Art and the Vineyard July 6th, 7th, and 8th. Comcast is the Title Sponsor of both events.

July 4th Music and the Vineyard with Freedom Festival Fireworks: Gates open at 3:30pm. Music and the Vineyard features entertainment on the Main Stage, Oregon wineries, a beer garden, international food booths, and family-friendly activities, including races and games, a texting contest, and various Independence Day entertainment booths. The music line-up includes the alternative group My Father’s Ghost, unique jazz performer Halie Loren and Band, and the folk-funk sensation, the Laura Love Band with Orville Johnson. Music and the Vineyard is open through the Freedom Festival Fireworks. Admission is $7; children 6 – 11 years are $1; under 6 years are free. A Four-Day Discounted Pass that includes admission to the Art and the Vineyard Festival (July 6 – 8) is $20.

July 6th, 7th, and 8th Art and the Vineyard Festival: Look for over 130 artists in the Artists’ Marketplace, over 30 artists in Art For Your Garden, and stellar performing artists on the Main Stage and Youth Stage. Headlining on the Main Stage are the popular covers group The Blue Valentines (Friday), indie pop singer Audrianna Cole (Saturday), and the Albany Swing Band (Sunday). Over 20 Oregon wineries offer wine tasting and the fine art of food preparation is demonstrated in the International Food Court. The Youth Art Arena features art activities for the young at heart, and artist demonstrations take place throughout the festival. Hours are 11:00am – 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00am – 6:30pm on Sunday. One-day admission is $7; children 6 – 11 years are $1; under 6 years are free. A three-day pass is $15.

For more information about Music and the Vineyard with Freedom Festival Fireworks and Art and the Vineyard, call the Maude Kerns Art Center at 541-345-1571 or visit