NE Oregon Arts

Live Streams

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

The Josephy Center will be offering free, live streams of our regular programming, during this time of self-isolation in Oregon and abroad.


We hope you enjoy these concerts, art classes, and lectures at the Josephy Center in Joseph, Oregon. Previously offered streams will be also be available for playback below.



June 30 at Noon – Lisa Dawson on the local Business Relief Fund. This local group has raised the money–some from $1200 government checks that neighbors decided should help neighbors–put together a team and a process, and made 15 $!000 grants, with another round coming up fast. Lisa is coordinating from Northeast Oregon Economic Development District. Wallowa Resources is handling the cash; Soroptimist and Rotary are participating in the decision-making. It is working!



Mike Koloski talks about the Three Creative Journeys exhibit at Josephy – featuring Leslie LeViner and Mary Edwards, with a virtual exhibit now on the website.





Here we have Shannon McNerney, Director of Fishtrap. Shannon will update on what will be the first–and hopefully the last–fully virtual Summer Fishtrap. 



May 26 – With Lynn & Cece Curry of Joseph – offering us all a live baking session.



May 19 – With Kimi Starner, Market Manager. “Yes, we are having a Wallowa County Farmers Market!”



May 12 – Margo Cilker’s got a farewell song for every place she’s lived. Cilker writes songs that philosophize hard work, heartbreak, and wanderlust with the reverence of a country music obsessive and the sharp-eyed clarity of one who was not born into country music but had to find it (and live it) for herself. She lives in Enterprise, Oregon.


May 5 – Peter Ferre will talk about the recycling situation in Wallowa County right now. Peter and others are talking with the County Commissioners to see if there are ways to restore some programs recently curtailed, primarily recycling glass and tin cans.


April 30 – Our book this month is The Beadworkers Stories, by Beth Piatote. Some of you met her and heard her read at Summer Fishtrap–maybe even bought the book. I’m still thinking about “Antikoni” and plan to reread in anticipation of this event. Beth joined us from hr Bay Area home for this lively group discussion.


April 28 – Ellen Bishop, editor for The Chieftain, will talk about running a local newspaper during hard times.


April 21 – Nancy Clarke, master printmaker, will give an art making presentation


April 14 – Seth Kinzie is a local piano composer of modern instrumentation. He currently plays in the piano, percussion, and gongs duo, Kinzie Steele.

April 10 – Bart Budwig is a psychedelic American singer-songwriter, who lives at the OK Theatre.

March 24 – recording of Rich Wandschneider talking about “The Nez Perce in the Wallowa Country” loft exhibit at Josephy
































March 22 – recording of Joel playing music of various instruments, often inspired by Africa, during his West Coast tour.