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Choreographers, dancers wanted for summer event

The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances 2015. The event will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Beaverton Farmers Market, Ten Tiny Dances is a free, public event that features a wide variety of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms. The 2015 event is supported by funding from the Oregon Community Foundation, Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation and the city of Beaverton.

The event guides the audience to explore creative convention through a blend of traditional ethnic art forms as well as contemporary forms.

To view the full call to artists guidelines and to apply for this event, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD. Apply by Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. Contact Elaine Worden at eworden@BeavertonOregon.gov with questions.

Artists have opportunity to create public art

Artists are invited to apply for a sculpture commission at the newly renovated Shute Park Library in Hillsboro.

A permanent work of art will be installed on the space adjacent to a blank wall of the library at 775 S.E. 10th Ave. The commission is not for a mural, but for a sculpture that has a strong presence both day and night in an area that serves a diverse ethnic and multi-generational community.

The $78,000 commission is open to artists throughout the United States, and local artists are encouraged to apply. Artists submit images of their past work through the CaFÉ online application system callforentry.org. There is no fee to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 6.

Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/publicart for more information, or contact Valerie Otani, Public Art Program Supervisor, at valerie.otani@hillsboro-oregon.gov or 503-615-3489.

Calling green thumbs

The OSU Washington County Master Gardener Association is still in need of plants for its annual fundraiser plant sale. The WCMGA is a 501c3 nonprofit supported by hundreds of volunteers who work to educate the public about sustainable, affordable gardening.

The plant sale is the WCMGA’s biggest fundraiser, with the money going to support its programs.

The sale will be held Saturday, April 25, in Hillsboro. Contact Helen Dorbolo at helendorbolo@gmail.com with questions or to make donations. Plants can also be dropped off at the Washington County Fairgrounds Demonstration Gardens every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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