Arts & Entertainment January 2024

rose in vase made out of book pages

BSO Winter Concert

Friday, January 26, 7-9 pm, pre-talk at 6 pm; Sunday, January 28, 3-5 pm, pre-talk at 2 pm, Village Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd. For details and ticket information see the event webpage.

Join the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra for our Winter Concert with guest conductor Dwayne Corbin featuring the West Coast premiere of Marie Jaëll’s Cello Concerto with Diane Chaplin. The full program includes of Berlioz: Roman C; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4.

Square Dancing!

Start Monday, January 15, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oak Hills Rec Center 2400 NW 153rd Ave, Beaverton 97006, $6 at the door ($5 for Oak Hills residents)

New Students can start classes Monday January 15, 22 or 29. Questions, or to sign up, contact

Music for a Cause

Friday, January 25, 5 pm, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, free, donations welcome

music for a cause logo

The Melodies of McKinney-Vento is sponsoring a benefit concert with local young musicians at Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall (Room 75). The concert’s proceeds will be used to support the needs of students served by the Beaverton School District’s McKinney-Vento Program.

Cedar Mill News volunteer Assistant Managing Editor Seojin Ha shared this: “I am running a fundraiser that supports sustaining the education of students who encounter housing problems. Throughout the pandemic, many families faced financial challenges that contributed to homelessness. I have met friends in middle school who barely came to school because they struggled to find necessities such as money, water, food, or shelter. There should be no obstacles to a student’s education. I wanted to do something to help. That was when I met the McKinney-Vento Program.”

The McKinney-Vento Program is a federal act that protects the educational rights of students experiencing housing instability. BSD has served over 1,200 unstably housed students this school year and has one of the highest densities of homeless students in all of Oregon. One of the ways the McKinney-Vento program supports students is by providing essential items for students.

“After meeting this wonderful organization, I wanted to help them. I helped organize the concert and the GoFundMe page. I have gathered young local musicians who have the same hope of helping these students. We will all be performing at our benefit concert. All proceeds will go to the McKinney-Vento Program, where they will use it for their most needed supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, and more.

If you would also like to directly support the McKinney-Vento Program, you can donate through GoFundMe, where there is additional information about the project.

Village Gallery of Arts January News

For more details about classes and events please visit the VGA website.

Special 3D Art Sale!

Tuesdays-Sundays, January 9-February 3, 11-5

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to find great values in discounted crafts, jewelry, and other creative treasures. Shop early before they are gone!

rhino by aaron summers
Head in the Clouds, by Aaron Summers.

Featured Artist: Aaron Summers

A self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting, pen and ink drawing and design, Aaron discovered his style “through emotional experiences both positive and negative.” “My inspiration derives from people I meet, stories I hear, plants, animals and music.”

Big and Bold: Sherry Hanson

“This cougar cub was at the Oregon Zoo some years ago and did me the favor of laying down out in clear view. I went back several times to visit it and its mom as it grew up.” 24″x 11″, colored pencil.

VGA Open Studio

Tuesday, January 2, 10 am-12 pm, $2, RSVP to

For members and the public, come with your art materials and join other artists in pursuing their individual projects.

Art Chat and Refreshments

Sunday, January 14, 3-5 pm, free

Come experience new art and meet Gallery artists. All are welcome.

Community Arts Program

Monday, January 15, 6:30 pm, free, RSVP to

Join us for a presentation on the Art of Framing, by TJ Conway, Manager of Bethany Frame Central.

valentines crafts

Valentine’s Day Craft

Saturday, February 10, 1-3 pm drop-in, free

Come and make a special greeting for a loved one! All supplies included.

rose in vase made out of book pages for book sculpture

Children’s Classes, ages 7-11, VGA Instructional Team

Thursdays in January; 3:45-5:15 pm; max. 8 students

Join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms! A team of rotating instructors provides a chance to explore a variety of media and approaches while building artistic concepts and skills. All supplies included. January projects include Book Fold Sculpture, Cubist Painting, Watercolor & Ink Drawing, and Grandma Moses’ Style on Tiles.

Teen/Adult Class

Let’s Draw Faces with Debbie Teeter
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, max. 8 students, free

This workshop will provide a basic understanding of facial proportion and tips for how to draw the individual features. Everyone will leave with a fun practice drawing and their own self-portrait. All supplies provided.

Adult Classes

Intro to Acrylics with Debbie Teeter
Thursdays in February; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; max. 8 students

This class covers color theory, brushwork, composition, layering and working with the unique properties of acrylics. Appropriate for those with no painting experience or those with some experience looking for ideas, structure, or to improve their skills. Each session will have a different instructional focus. All supplies included.

The VGA mission is to: ignite the joy of learning, creating and appreciating art in our community. We support professional and emerging artists by providing high quality affordable art education to children and adults as well as providing venues for sharing their work. Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit (501c3) organization, receives no taxpayer money, and is staffed entirely by member volunteers.