Brown Bags

You may view the previous live streams of our brown bag lectures on our YouTube page!

The Library holds a series of Brown Bag lunches, presentations and conversations concerning The Josephy Center, our Wallowa community, Indians, and Western history and culture. Programs have examined the Civil War in the West, fire in the Wallowas, the evolution of canyon ranching and horse gear, flint knapping and Indian tools, weeds and plants of the Wallowas, etc.

Brown Bags are generally held first and third Tuesdays at noon, and are open and free to the public.

Brown bags are also offered as live streams to those unable to attend. You can view the live stream link here.

Art Instructors Wanted!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Do you love art? Have you taught art? Been told you'd be a great teacher? Good with groups of kids or adults? Interested in sharing your unique style and skills with others? Know someone who might be interested?

2024 Women’s Art Exhibition – Feminine Visions: Embracing Strength and Adventure 

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

This art exhibit is a testament to the extraordinary resilience, creativity, and vision of female artists. It explores the multifaceted theme of celebrating female artists and their incredible journeys in the face of adversity while cultivating peace and overcoming injustice. 

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Adult 8 Week Watercolor Session with Crystal Newton

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

An incredible opportunity for beginners and returning students in watercolor; painting practice is the path for exploring the compendium of watercolor rules & techniques. This is an eight-week session for ages 18 and over.

$195

Film: “Objector” Documentary Screening

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

The Josephy Center is hosting a screening of the documentary "Objector" in line with the upcoming art exhibit themed, "Feminine Visions: Embracing Strength and Adventure".

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Youth Drawing & Painting Class – 6 week session

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Mary Ambroson, with over 35 years of experience teaching art & music, both in Montessori and conventional methods, will lead a fun and comprehensive six week class on the basics of drawing and painting for 5-8 year olds.

$45
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Youth 8 Week Watercolor Session with Crystal Newton – Ages 11-17

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

An incredible opportunity for beginners and returning students in watercolor; painting practice is the path for exploring the compendium of watercolor rules & techniques. This is an eight-week session for ages 11-17.

$95
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Life Drawing w. Rodd Ambroson – 4 week session

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Join Rodd Ambroson in learning to draw the human figure with live models. Must be at least 18 years. This is a weekly drop-in session, preregistration is preferred for a discount. Cost is $20 per session drop in or $70 for 4 classes. Newsprint (18" x 24"), boards, easels and pencils provided.

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Stitch Meditations Workshop with Susan Pesti-Strobel

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Join Susan Pesti-Strobel for a morning of creating textile art. In conjunction with the Women’s Exhibit, we invite you to bring your thoughts, wishes, “feminine visions,” and the like, and put those in fabric and stitches as you meditate about them, and what they mean for you.

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Wallowa Plein Air Painters Kickoff Social & Workshop!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

This spring our new group will be organizing regular outings around Wallowa County. In the spirit of a brand new project, there will be a hands-on workshop for making blank canvases. Local amateur painter Tony Chiotti will demonstrate a few ways to make low cost canvas panels that are perfect for outdoor sketching.

Story Circle: Embracing Strength and Adventure

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

We invite you to join us for our Second Annual Story Circle event at the Josephy Center. It will be an informal gathering and storytelling inspired by the artwork in the Women's Exhibit, or by our life events. FREE

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STEVE ARMENT WOOD CARVING WORKSHOP

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Learn wood carving from Wallowa County's premiere wood carver, Steve Arment. Drop In. Tools provided. No preregistration required! Grab a friend and walk right in! $35

$35
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SIP & PAINT Abstract Painting and Sipping Wine -Valentines Day Theme!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Join us for an evening of sipping wine(or other beverage of choice) and painting on a 30" x 30" canvas. Students learn various mark making techniques, composition and more. Bring beverages, snacks, and engage in lively conversation. Class concludes with a group critique. Beginners welcome.

$35

Common Ground: The Art of Balance and Contrast – Call to Artists

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

We live in a time when conflict seems inevitable and achieving balance seems unlikely, from the smallest aspects of life to issues of major significance. It is challenging to have open dialogue if we assume society is polarized beyond return. Has it always been this way? Are our differences as deep as we imagine? How will we make the world a better place if we don’t work to find common ground? How can art-making help us and heal us as we engage in the process?

Women, Words & Music

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

The Music Alliance is pleased to partner with Josephy Center to present music and readings by Amy Fairchild, Terri Hall, Kathy Hunter, Jezebel's Mother, Lauren MacDonald, Shannon McNerney and Claire Webb. $10

Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

This exciting annual event features a wonderful display of artwork, lots of awards ribbons, hands-on activities, and musical performances by area youths.

The Succulent Class – Needle Felting for Beginners!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Learn to needle felt succulents! Each student will be provided with enough supplies to create 3 separate succulents. They will also be provided with wool, felting surface, and felting needles to take home to continue creating.

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Daniel Adam Maltz Performance, “Master of the Viennese fortepiano”

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Daniel Adam Maltz is a master fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. He has 50+ tour dates worldwide per year and specializes in Wiener Klassik (Viennese Classicism) — especially the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven — performed on the Viennese fortepianos of their time.

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Beginning Willow Basketry Workshop with Sylvia Friday!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Students will learn how to weave a traditional stake and strand willow basket. The process of weaving includes learning techniques and patterns alongside the freedom to explore personal style and creativity. Students will take home a round wicker basket woven by their own hands!

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Family Crafty Fridays!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Families can drop in on Fridays this summer from 10am-3pm to enjoy a free craft making experience together. Make what you’d like or follow one of our ready made project ideas with help from our craft assistant. FREE

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Beaded Medallion OR Buckskin Neck Pouch Workshop by Roger Amerman

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Join Roger Amerman in this workshop to learn the Construction of either a Small Medallion fashioned into a fringed neck piece with ornate thongs or a Small Ornate Partially Beaded Buckskin Neck Pouch. Workshop participants will learn the basics of applique and edge beading.

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Youth Summer Camps! June & July

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR, United States

Save the dates! The Josephy Center's 2024 summer camps will be June 17-20th July 22-25th More details to come! JCAC offers 2, week-long summer camps.  Camp themes have included “Far Away Places”, “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Under the Sea”.  Activities include clay, drawing, painting, drama and walks to the park for a free […]