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New museum exhibit opens next week

The Washington County Museum will present Carolyn Cole’s non-objective paintings with a language of intense color, sumptuous textures and organic compositions. The exhibit debuts March 26. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 120 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

Writing workshop offered at Periscope

Creative types take note. Writer Robbie Pock, who earned an MFA from Pacific University, will lead a new writer’s workshop at Periscope Books & Tutoring. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, starting April 4 for eight weeks. The workshop will focus on short-form — poetry, short stories and non-fiction vignettes. The registration fee is $80. For more information, call 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com.

Arts grant deadline fast approaching

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is accepting application for the 2014-15 Community Arts & Culture Grants until 5 p.m. March 28.

Arts and culture organizations that provide programming to Hillsboro are eligible for funding. Educational or social service organizations with an arts and culture component or partner also qualify.

Download a copy of the application and grant guidelines at hillsboroarts.org. Applications can also be picked up from the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

For questions about the application process or about whether a project or organization is eligible for a grant, call Cristina Caravaca, cultural arts program manager, at 503-681-5381 or email hacc@hillsboro-oregon.gov.

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