Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture
Purple Prairie: Reconnecting People, Place, and Native Plants
Learn more about the efforts on bringing science, art, stewardship and diverse perspectives together to restore native plants habitat.
David Harrelson (Kalapuya) is the Cultural Resources Department manager for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde where he is also a tribal member. David is active in his community and currently serves as a governor appointed Oregon Arts Commissioner. David has previously worked as a Wildland Firefighter, US Senate Intern, and College Academic Advisor. Working for over ten years in the field of Cultural Resources, David has championed the protection of archaeology sites, maintenance of ancestral lifeways, and proliferation of indigenous art forms throughout his Tribes homelands in Western Oregon.
As a naturalist, educator, creative, activist, and backcountry adventurer, Jeanine Moy draws on a diverse background for the establishment of the Vesper Meadow Education Program in the Rogue Valley. Jeanine has devoted the last two decades to the study of natural ecosystems and serving as an educator. Her range of experiences include managing an agroforestry research and demonstration site in upstate New York, conducting plant field studies in the greater Yellowstone region, guiding rock climbing in Colorado, and teaching outdoor science to youth in Oregon. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Ecology, and from Southern Oregon University with a M.S. in Environmental Education.
Open Studio with Interdisciplinary Artists
PMR presents agricultural history scholar Milo Vella; multimedia artist Sandy Finch, and musicians Julian Saporiti and Emilia Halvorsen
Please join us in our second Open Studio of the 2023 PMRCAA residency season!
In this Open Studio you will learn more about the residents practice and what they accomplished while they were in residency at PMRCAA.
Milo Vella recently graduated from Cornell University’s College Scholar Program and Deep Springs College in Eastern California. He works to research, support, and safeguard Indigenous and heritage-based agroecological systems. He hopes to learn from camas prairie restoration efforts to support parallel work led by Nüümü (Paiute) collaborators in Payahuunadü.
Sally Finch is an abstract painter who works with weather data and other information that is not intended to be experienced visually. Her work manipulates this information to be seen in a distinctive way and creates unique patterns that provide new ways of understanding that specific information.
Dr. Julian Saporiti and Emilia Halvorsen’s scholarship and musicianship join to create the duo No-No Boy. The album “1975” (Smithsonian Folkways) been hailed by NPR as “one of the most insurgent pieces of music you’ll ever hear” which “re-examines Americana with devastating effect.” They will be performing their music during the event.
The event begins at 4:00pm and concludes at 6:00pm.
This event is free and open to public. Limited to 30 attendees. Registration is required.
No-No Boy House Concert
Julian Saporiti, the musician and historian whose work under the name No-No Boy has been called “an act of revisionist subversion” by NPR, has announced the release of his second album,1975, out April 2 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Emilia Halvorsen is originally from Baltimore, MD. As a musician and artist with No-No Boy, Emilia has performed and taught workshops from Alaska to Mexico. Working directly with communities inspired her to attend Lewis & Clark Law School, where she pursues criminal defense and immigration law.
This project began at the site of Heart Mountain War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming. There, Saporiti encountered a photo of an all-Japanese jazz band that had formed while its members were incarcerated by the U.S. government. Though he had studied jazz at Berklee School of Music, he had no framework for the possibility of Asian musicians playing jazz, much less under such dire circumstances.
The discovery led him to investigate how Asian musicians, confronted with the musical thrills and the imperial power of American culture, had adapted jazz, psychedelic rock, and country music to fit their own needs.
The project has special resonance for Saporiti. “Even though I grew up in Nashville and grew up loving that music and literally in the industry,” he says, “there was always something that didn’t fit, because I look the way I do.” No-No Boy became a way of “making space for myself as a younger musician,” as he puts it.
“When you actually look into history, or when you actually look into your contemporary moment, it’s a mess,” he says. “But if you sit with that mess, and do some deep listening and meditate on it, you might learn from it. And that’s what this record tries to do. Just sit down for a second and listen. Not to my music so much, but to the past as best you can. When you listen, things have to calm down.” This calm, quiet, and open territory is where No-No Boy makes his home.
Introduction to Botanical Art Workshop
Learn the fundamentals of botanical illustration and painting in watercolor. No experience is required.
This workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of botanical illustration and painting in watercolor. This includes an introduction to necessary supplies, understanding drawing, observational skills and painting techniques. It is an opportunity to learn the techniques required to capture flowers and other natural objects on paper in a series of straightforward steps.
Participants will get experience with the fundamentals of drawing and painting using botanical subjects.
Supplies will be provided.
Participants will provide their own lunch.
About the Instructor:
Jeanne Debons received a diploma in Botanical Illustration from the English Gardening School and has a PhD from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Living in Central Oregon since 2006, she paints and teaches botanical illustration at Central Oregon Community College and from her studio. Her work has been shown in local, national, and international exhibitions, and her paintings have been used for the cover of two books, in magazines and in several books.
Basket Weaving Workshop
Date: July 13 – July 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Both Days)
Location: Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture | 68467 Three Creeks Rd, Sisters, OR 97759
Details: Prior registration is required. The cost to participate is $100.00. Limited to 18 attendees. We politely ask that attendees who register are available to attend both days of the workshop.
Learn the traditional techniques and methods of basket weaving of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs with artist Brigette McCoinville
About the workshop:
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural history of basketry of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Different finished baskets of various sizes and ages will be displayed to demonstrate the different weaving methods and techniques.
In this two-day workshop, participants will be able to complete a pint size basket.
Supplies will be provided.
Participants will need to bring their own lunch.