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Fall 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

OFN AWARDED NEW FUNDING! 

 
The Oregon Folklife Network is thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $40,000 to the Oregon Folklife Network for FY19 to support our Traditional Arts Apprenticeship ProgramCulture Fest, and partnerships with Oregon cultural organizations.  Read more...

 

Oregon artist awarded highest national honor in Folk and Traditional Arts


September 26, 2018 marked an important event for OFN and for the state of Oregon, as one of our most talented culture keepers, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, received her National Heritage Fellowship award at our nation’s Capital.  Read more...

Media Corner: National Heritage Fellow Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim

A video tribute focusing on the work and career of 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, master Palestinian embroiderer.

Four Rivers Cultural Center Update


from left: Emily West Hartlerode, Bradford McMullen, Josh Chrysler, Riki Saltzman, and Steven Hatcher festival hosting, 4Rivers Cultural Center, June 23, 2018.

I had a busy winter and spring as the contract staff folklorist for the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, I have been able to continue my work to develop programs celebrating and supporting folklife and traditional culture in eastern Oregon.  This past year, I developed both an exhibit on regional folklife and a day-long folklife festival. Read more...

 

OFN Staff News

 
It is with great excitement that we announce that Brad McMullen, a recent graduate of the University of Oregon’s Folklore and Arts Administration graduate programs and three-year Graduate Employee at the Oregon Folklife Network, has accepted the position of Programs Manager  with the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada. Read more...
 
With much sadness, OFN says farewell to Jennie Flinspach, OFN’s 2018 Summer Folklife Fellow. Read more...




 
OFN welcomes Latham Wood, a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at UO; as OFN’s new Graduate Employee for the academic year, he’ll be coordinating the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Read more...



 
OFN also welcomes Iris Teeuwen, a first-year master’s student in the Folklore program who is working with OFN as a Graduate Employee for Fall and Winter terms. Read more...



 

OFN is pleased to welcome back Jacob Armas, an undergraduate in International Studies and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, where he focuses on Diplomacy and International Relations in Europe. Read more...
 

 
OFN welcomes new intern Andrew Ferry, an undergraduate transfer student majoring in Folklore at UO. Read more... 
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