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mlUllllUlUlNll A  September 23, 2009 The Coquille Valley Sentinel Page 7 Artist Joanne Ogle joins Sentinel From time to time something happens to let us know how fortunate we are to live in the Coquille Valley. We have our share of talented people and this week one of them came to the office and showed us a series of drawings that lifted our spirits. You will see some of them on our pages in the weeks ahead. Joanne spent her youth near the San Francisco area fol- lowing her mom to art classes in oil, photography, etc. and to many art museums and shows including Louis Comfort Tiffany's show in the early 80's. Her art skills were first in drawing and cartooning, but she soon found painting and sculpting. Her favorite mediums include paper, glass, chalk pastels and paint. She's been called an engineer many a time as she likes to create and build in 3-D projects. When her husband, Marc, gave her a gift of a class on creating stained glass she was ecstatic and quickly found it to be her favorite medium of all time and even started a successful business selling her artwork through craft shows, stores, and then the Internet. Her work was even sold through a major retail catalog and presented in a magazine as their pick for great Christmas gifts "that year. Her background in music started at age eleven when she began learning the violin. She has played with many orchestras throughout the years and had only a few years of private lessons. Since 2003 she's been the Southwestern Oregon Community College Chamber Orchestra's concert- mist(essi and recently she started a quartet group called ..... "HeartStrings." Joanne loves art so much she enjoys working in art sup- ply stores and helping artists realize their potential and abil- ities with the knowledge she has accumulated over the years. She worked for two years at a graphic design supply store in San Mateo, then after moving to Oregori, she worked for five years at Central Art Supply in Medford. This is where she started teaching children's classes like decoupage, marbling, paper mache, collage, watercolor basics, perspective, tie dye, paper making, painting on glass, painting on rocks and origami. Joanne's teaching style is relaxed and encouraging. She above all wants everyone to enjoy art and to come away from her classes with a sense of accomplishment. She is not afraid to give constructive criticism but for the most part enjoys how everyone's art in her classes tums out with their own style or perspective. Currently, she makes time for art when she isn't chasing after her two sons, Robbie and Jon (they're a handful.) The stained glass business she had sits patiently boxed and wait- ing for when she can give it more complete attention. Until then she has decided to teach art classes near her new home in Coquille and to sell her art locally. Her art classes have been taught through the Coos Bay Art Museum and recently at her son's school, United Valley Christian Academy. Now she's ready to teach for Coquille's new Downtown Art Studio. COQUILLE VALLEY HOSPITAL "ImprovingHealthcareEXCeptionalThroughLives,, i Southwestern to offer class about Native Americans in Oregon Southwestem Oregon Community College is offering a course on the Native American s of Oregon (ANTH 230) on the Coos campus this Fall Term. The course is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:50 p.m. on Mondays, and students can take the course for college cred- it or audit for personal enrichment at a reduced rate. The class is a study of prehistoric and historic cultures in Oregon, including contemporary Native American issues. This course introduces various Oregon Native American tribes and cultural areas. Survival strategies, migrations, trade, and cultural change are explored through the findings of archaeology, as well as historical documents and oral his- tories. For more information or to register, those interested can go online to, or contact the Student First Stop at 888-7352. FUNERAL SERVICE o&ing... Locally Managed Cremation and Traditional Arrangements Friends of the family for over 85 years 396-3846 Coquille Chapel 225 N. Birch, Coquille New Crop JONAGOLD New Vine Winston COMICE Juic LEM Assorted Fa, SQUASH