Featured Poets Reading in Gordon House Living Room
16th Annual Silverton Poetry Festival Opening Night at the Gordon House Friday, February 19, 7 p.m. Featured Poets Eleanor Berry & Don Colburn Poets' Books on Sale for Signing
Eleanor Berry has lived in western Oregon’s Santiam Canyon since 1994 and was the organizer of the monthly Second Sundays Series of Poetry Readings held for eight years in Stayton. A former teacher of writing and literature at Willamette University, Marquette University, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and other colleges, she is 2014–2016 President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and a past president of the Oregon Poetry Association. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies and collected in Green November (Traprock Books, 2007). In June 2015 Turnstone Books of Oregon published her second full-length collection, No Constant Hues.
Don Colburn is a poet and retired newspaper reporter in Portland, Oregon. He has published four poetry collections, most recently a chapbook called Tomorrow Too: The Brenda Monologues. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and won the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Finishing Line Press Prize and the Cider Press Review Book Award. During his newspaper career, he was a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
2016 SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grow up." --Pablo Picasso
Featured Poets Reading
Friday, February 19th, 7 p.m
Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House
869 W Main St, Silverton at The Oregon Garden
Poets Don Colburn and Eleanor Berry will open this year’s Festival with readings from their published work.
Favorite Poem Project & Open Mic
Saturday, February 20th, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Silver Falls Library Auditorium
410 S Water St, Silverton
In line with the National Favorite Poem Project, started by Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, participants are invited to bring a favorite poem to read and to share with the audience how it came to be a favorite poem or why it is. The Open Mic will follow.
Jumping the Groove: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Saturday, February 20th, 2-4 p.m.
716 N. Water St., Silverton
This workshop will provide writing prompts specifically designed to bypass the habituated responses of the grown-up mind, in order for participants to find their way back to fresh and vivid imagery, language, and perspective. Bring a pen, plenty of paper, and a desire to play!
Limited space of 15. $35.00
To register and reserve a space, send checks made out to SPA to:
Silverton Poetry Association, P. O. Box 929, Silverton, OR. 97381
Saturday, February 20th, 7 p.m.
Poets Deborah Akers and Cindy Stewart-Rinier will read from their published work and discussing their poems, processes of writing, and the life poetic. Refreshments served.
In the festival’s finale event, five fine poets will be featured: Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Steve Jones, A. Molotkov, Donna Prinzmetal, & Jana Zvibleman. Refreshments provided at the conclusion in the library foyer.
Classical Jazz that Pops
Music Fills the Gordon House Again
A Sunday Afternoon Concert
& Wine Reception
March 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Pianist Thomas Otten Etudes by Leslie Adams Wines by Hanson Vineyards $30 Patron Seating, $20 General
Mark your calendars now for March 13. Dr. Thomas Otten will include the Gordon House on his west coast travel itinerary. Dr. Otten will perform selections from Piano Etudes, Part II by living African American composer Leslie Adams.
Jason Hanson will serve select wines from Hanson Vineyards paired with a light reception.
Buy tickets NOW. Early purchase gets a prize at the door! Call 503-874-6006.
Models, Displays Sign up to bring a class for a field trip
A day for educators to meet and learn about the only building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Oregon.
Education materials, books, curriculum lesson planners, and hands on demonstrations of ways to include Wright's organic designs in your classroom lessons.
Tours of the house are part of the day's activities, and refreshments are served. Reservations at 503-874-6006.
Teachers' Day free for teachers!
Architechture Foundation of Oregon
Architects in the Schools Training
The Architects in Schools program has been serving Oregon school children for over 40 years, and has been steadily growing in the mid-Willamette Valley area for the last eight years under the administration of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. Last year, Architects in Schools served 3,700 Oregon third through fifth graders.
The Gordon House Conservancy hosted the first 2016 training event on January 9 in the Gordon House Living Room. Committed architects and educators will meet and partner to prepare for their classroom lessons.
"Architects in Schools" is designed to develop an awareness of architectural elements and construction methods through classroom sessions, projects and field trips that enhance learning in all classroom subjects. The content is guided by an architectural curriculum specially prepared to create understanding and appreciation of the built environment in which the students live, learn, and play. At the end of the residency period, final projects are exhibited publicly for the admiration of the community, family, and friends.
The Architects in Schools program has served Oregon school children for over 40 years, and has been steadily growing in the mid-Willamette Valley area for the last eight years under the administration of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. Last year, Architects in Schools served 3,700 Oregon third through fifth graders.
Kim Ruthardt Knowles, Associate Director of the afo, led mid-Willamette Valley teachers working with volunteer professional architects to prepare lessons for students focused on the influence and importance of design in everyday life. Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House provided an inspirational workshop classroom.
The Architects in Schools program was founded in 1970 by a team led by Oregon architect Marjorie Wintermute, FAIA. Wintermute developed a comprehensive curriculum with adaptable lesson plans for third through fifth graders to develop awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the designed and built environment. In 2003, afo assumed administration of the program. Recently, Wintermute's curriculum has been updated to support Oregon's learning goals, and the program has expanded access to students throughout the state. Architects in Schools has become so popular among teachers that Kim Knowles is challenged to recruit enough volunteer design professionals to pair with them.
In addition to participating in a planning workshop with partner teachers to develop a unit of study, the design professionals dedicate two hours a week for six weeks to teaching in the classroom. The unit of study culminates in a final classroom project that is presented and celebrated with other classroom projects in a public venue.
During the workshop, teachers and their partner architects were given a tour of Gordon House and were introduced to the wide variety of instructional materials and field trip experiences that Gordon House can provide to support the learning objectives in their units of study.
We thank afo's Kim Knowles for choosing Gordon House as the venue for her mid-Valley workshop and look forward to continued collaboration with afo's Architects in Schools.
Learn more about the program at the Architecture Foundation of Oregon's website at this link: