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Rich Abstracts

The Camas Gallery at Bush Barn Art Center is featuring the work of local artist Nancy Eng through the month of June.  Eng’s new work, done in oil and cold wax, is a collection of sensitive figurative images and rich abstract landscapes. Nancy, a painter throughout her life, has been working in oil and cold wax for two years after taking a class from Allen Cox at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  For her, Eng explains that art is “…a means of self-expression – always evolving and taking me in a new direction.”  Eng often experiments with...

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AZTECA BAKERY -Taco Town

When you walk into Azteca Bakery and study the menu on two big boards above the counter you may be a little mystified. What are these dishes … molotes, garnachas, memelitas, tlayudas, blandas? Just ask the friendly person at the counter. On the day we were there recently, it was Carmen. And she proudly told us that these dishes were from the State of Oaxaca. Get ready for a food adventure. Azteca is a combination bakery and restaurant that may have the most interesting menu of any of the places we have reviewed. The selection is huge. We counted...

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“WE DON’T GROW CHILDREN LIKE THIS” -Play poses questions at Pentacle

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. The attack was particularly brutal. This event was the genesis of a play by Moises Kauffman called The Laramie Project, which is now playing at the Pentacle Theatre in Salem.  This production of The Laramie Project is a strong piece of theatre that deserves admiration. Shortly after the murder, the Tectonic Theatre Project from New York City travelled en masse to Laramie and interviewed about two hundred residents about the event. These interviews were distilled into representations of about sixty people, portrayed by thirteen actors,...

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Rainforest Mushroom Company

As I’m sitting here writing this, the smell of mushrooms cooked in butter and garlic wafts through my house. I’m preparing a wonderful dinner with pasta and maitake mushrooms from Rainforest Mushroom Company of Eddyville, Oregon. The hour and a half trip to the coastal valley was a little outside of my zone, but since Rainforest Mushrooms sells at the Salem Saturday Market, I figured I could stretch the 50-mile radius commonly thought of as “local.” I’d never seen mushrooms grown before. I didn’t really know what to expect – a cave? A dank brick basement? Certainly not the...

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Henline Mountain Trail -Hiking

The trail immediately begins with steady and steep switchbacks through the forest. We have been here before so we know to take our time and pace ourselves for the 2.8-mile vertical assent. Luckily, the temperatures are mild and there’s a nice breeze. After about a half mile, the trail crosses over a massive rock field from an old slide. Someone has taken the time to move large rocks into positions to form perfect little seats so we stop and enjoy the view of the Santiam valley to the south. We continue on, and after a few more switchbacks we...

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                                                SW MUSIC PICKS

  • Remy Gnol (pdx), Uneasy Chairs (sea), Justin Smith(pdx), and devils/club  • Noise

    uneasy-chairsThursday, November 10th @ 8:00pm Here comes a night of experimental noise artists representing the NW from Salem to Seattle. A little local Salem slant - Uneasy Chairs is Salem’s own Patrick Gundran, who has called Seattle his home for years now. He was bass player for Pilot, a 90s band fronted by Jeremy Wilson… Read more…

  • Oregon Valley Boys • Western Swing

    14917202_10154638314999919_5261597720045227079_oSaturday, November 12th @ 9:00pm This is something you don’t see everyday. Oregon Valley Boys are bringing their western swing chops to The Space. This is an award winning sextet, y’all: Western Swing Album,” “Best Western Swing Band;” Bandleader Randy “Tex” Hill 2014 inductee into the Pacific Northwest Western Swing Music Hall of Fame and… Read more…

  • Nodding Tree Remedies Album Release w/ Night Lizard • Psychedelic Pop

    15042235_1136862403069407_5115319512226007839_oSaturday, November 19th @ 9:00pm They’re baaaack! These human beings always put on a trippy, unpredictable, and multisensory engaging show. They packed The Space a couple months back and they had to turn folks away. Don’t miss them this time, as this their album release party for, “Ultra Violet Tots.” Sounds delicious. Taproot Lounge &… Read more…

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                                                SW CULTURE PICKS

  • 28th Annual Alternative Christmas Market

    CULTUREPICKSWTEXTfinalDecember 3 & 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Use your Christmas dollars to give twice – once to loved ones and once to someone in need – by buying gifts from agencies that provide tools, food, medications, education, livestock, and shelter for people here and abroad. The Alternative Christmas Market is an opportunity for… Read more…

  • The Book Bin Celebrates Indies First on Small Business Saturday

    CULTUREPICKSWTEXTfinalNovember 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm On November 26th, small business Saturday, the Book Bin will be celebrating Indies First day. On a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods, independent bookstores will host authors as honorary booksellers to celebrate Indies First, to help… Read more…

  • It’s A Wonderful LifeIt’s A Wonderful Life

    CULTUREPICKSWTEXTfinalDecember 1 – 3 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm showtimes Public Dress Rehearsal ($5 general admission) This vibrant group of teens presents “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It is Christmas Eve, and George Bailey stands on a bridge contemplating suicide. Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class, who has yet to earn his wings is chosen to… Read more…

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                                                SW ART PICKS

  • The High St. Gallery / Volume 1. A Group Art Show / Opening Reception

    the-high-st-gallery-volume-1-1234December  3 The High St. Gallery is pleased to present Volume 1. A Group Art Show in what will be the first group exhibition at Salem’s newest contemporary gallery. Artists Include: Nic & Sloy/Art Brewer/Richard Thompson/Julian Smith/Scott Patt/C.R. Stecyk III./Tom Cramer/Peter Halasz/Trevor Graves/Josh Tobey The High St. Gallery will be hosting scheduled Saturday evening open… Read more…

  • Art From the Heart 5th Annual Art Among Friends Show

    artPICKSWTEXT2December 7 Come enjoy a very special art show by members of  Among Friends Respite and Time With Friends Programs.  These artists are people with dementia who, through the program, are able to express creativity through art.   With encouragement from facilitators and one another, the artists gain confidence in trying something new. In addition… Read more…

  • “Drawing Off the Page”

    art123December 6-January 4 December focus artist Richard Bunse teaches drawing classes and manages a life drawing studio for local artists and students at the gallery. His drawings and watercolors have illustrated many national sporting magazines, including the fine press limited edition of the Diaries of Rodrick Haig-Brown.  Bunse’s  show “Drawing Off the Page” challenges us… Read more…

  • Empty Bowls

    artPICKSWTEXT2November 19-20 The Willamette Art Center  presents its 10th annual Empty Bowls sales event. All proceeds go to Marion Polk Food Share to benefit the hungry.   Empty Bowls are perfect hand made Holiday gifts. All bowls are fired with food safe glazes, dated and marked “Empty Bowls.”  Some patrons consider them to be collectables… Read more…