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THERE IS A LOT GOING ON AT THE BARN AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE CALENDAR BELOW.

CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be made in advance. No walk-ins the day of the class can be accommodated. Click here to register. You may print off the form and mail it with a check or do on-line registration by credit card. BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM COMPLETELY. WE CANNOT PROCESS IT WITHOUT ALL THE INFORMATION. If you have problems with PayPal in the online registration process, please give Julie a call at 509-229-3414.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
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July

Dates: Thursday  July   3,  2014  - Sunday  July   27,  2014 
Time: during regular open hours; opening reception is Friday, July 11 from 5 to 8 pm
Title: Whimsical collage art by Julene Ewert and whimsical metal art by Shelly Gilmore
Price: FREE
Type of Event: Exhibit
Julene Ewert loves finding and using bits and pieces of objects from the past in her art. She has been creating art since she could hold a pencil. She dreams of a day when old houses and trees will speak. Her inspiration comes from nature, boxes of old ephemera, travel and everyday wonderings. Her art is whimsical in spirit, and expresses an honest and playful view of the world - always with rich colors. When she starts a piece, the idea is rough. But what really comes out is something truly remarkable; it is always something that is personal and close to her heart. A wonderful surprise, her art reflects her soul and playfulness. Julene is a visionary, an explorer and an inspirationist.

Julene grew up in Troy, Idaho, surrounded by a family of artists bursting with creative energy. Her roots are deep in the Palouse region, made up of rich farmland and rolling hills. Ewert’s great-grandmother settled on the Palouse and her parents still live on the original family homestead and run an active farm and orchard. At a young age, she knew she would to become an artist. One bit of advice from her dad that she held with her is, “Do what you love.” With that in mind, Julene received a Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design and advertising from the University of Idaho. She worked as a designer in Colorado, Washington and Idaho and has clients across the country. In 2006, Julene started her own studio, Present By Design, focused on art and gifts. More recently she is focusing on creating more original art, designs and products featuring her art.

Shelly Gilmore, an avid collector of all scrap metal from Moscow, will be a co- exhibiter with Julene Ewert. Projects pop into her mind when she stumbles upon bits and pieces. The dreams don't stop until Shelly cuts, welds, brazes and shapes the scraps into treasures. Genres include steampunk, assemblage & industrial art. Shelly transforms discarded junk into whimsical yard art and furniture.
Date: Thursday  July   17,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 1 of 6 of Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Nancy Attebury - painting on glass
~ Carole Galloway - beading

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.
Date: Saturday  July   19,  2014 
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Title: Introduction to Bowl Turning with Len Zeoli
Price: $95 includes all materials and use of tools
Type of Event: Classes & Workshops
This is a one-day session in Len's Uniontown studio where the beginning student will learn the basics of bowl turning and turn a green wood bowl. Several topics will be presented that include general wood shop and lathe safety, bowl design, choice of wood for turning, proper fastening of wood onto the lathe, and finishing. He will demonstrate bowl turning and give you hands-on instruction in the use of bowl turning tools. No experience is necessary, yet you will learn skills you can take to the next level. All tools and materials will be provided.

Len Zeoli has been working with wood since he first made his own toys as a child. Wood has always been for him a readily available material that possesses lots of personality and possibility. His professional career in woodworking began in 1978 when he set up his first shop, where he taught himself cabinet and furniture making. Not satisfied with just buying lumber, Len immersed himself in the idea of wood as material, falling and milling trees that would one day find their way into his finished work. This is nowhere more true than in his bowl turning, where he has focused on turning green wood. Many years of learning by doing have given him a sense of how to begin at the beginning and to persist through process to a finished piece. Len has a special place in his life for those who want to learn how to work with wood, and is desirous of sharing his hard earned knowledge to help his students move in satisfying and productive directions.

Minimum class size 3, maximum 5

Please register no later than: July 5. If you have registered and paid, but cancel after this date, a cancellation fee of 50% of the class fee will be retained.
Date: Thursday  July   24,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 2 of 6 Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Debi Robinson-Smith and Laurel Macdonald - scratchboard project
~ Carole Galloway - paint on an apron or bag

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.
Dates: Saturday  July   26,  2014  - Sunday  July   27,  2014 
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Title: Intermediate Bowl Turning with Len Zeoli
Price: $200 includes all materials and use of tools
Type of Event: Classes & Workshops
This is a two-day session in Len's Uniontown studio for those who are excited about and seriously interested in turning. Here you can hone your tool and turning skills. We will talk about how to choose wood for bowl turning and about good basic bowl design. Students can expect to turn one or two open form bowls. You will also learn to shape and sharpen your own tools. At this level it is appropriate for students to have some of their own bowl turning tools, but it is not required. You are encouraged to bring examples of your turning if you have them. All tools and materials will be provided.

Len Zeoli has been working with wood since he first made his own toys as a child. Wood has always been for him a readily available material that possesses lots of personality and possibility. His professional career in woodworking began in 1978 when he set up his first shop, where he taught himself cabinet and furniture making. Not satisfied with just buying lumber, Len immersed himself in the idea of wood as material, falling and milling trees that would one day find their way into his finished work. This is nowhere more true than in his bowl turning, where he has focused on turning green wood. Many years of learning by doing have given him a sense of how to begin at the beginning and to persist through process to a finished piece. Len has a special place in his life for those who want to learn how to work with wood, and is desirous of sharing his hard earned knowledge to help his students move in satisfying and productive directions.

Minimum 3; maximum 5 students.

Please register no later than: July 12. If you have registered and paid, but cancel after this date, a cancellation fee of 50% of the class fee will be retained.
Date: Saturday  July   26,  2014 
Time: 10 am to noon
Title: Making and stringing Fimo clay beads
Price: $15
Type of Event: Class for children
Carole Galloway is our resident artist who specializes in Fimo clay and also loves working with children. She will lead a class for kids aged 6 to 12 where they make beads of colorful Fimo clay and string them into wrist or ankle bracelets.

Please register by July 20. There is a maximum of 10 students in this class.
Date: Thursday  July   31,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 3 of 6 Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Debi Robinson-Smith and Laurel Macdonald - weave a wall hanging
~ Sarah Nagle - paint nature theme on rocks

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.

August

Date: Thursday  August   7,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 4 of 6 Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Debi Robinson-Smith and Laurel Macdonald - make a mask of yourself
~ Sarah Nagle - string art

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.
Date: Thursday  August   14,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 5 of 6 Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Christie Zeoli - tie dye. Students should bring a 100% cotton item to dye.
~ Debi Robinson-Smith and Laurel Macdonald - make maracas from dried gourds

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.
Date: Thursday  August   21,  2014 
Time: 1:00 to 3:45
Title: Session 6 of 6 Kids' Summer Creativity Series
Price: $15 per afternoon; includes 2 topics
Type of Event: Class for children
These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12.

Two topics are scheduled each day with a healthy snack in between.

Instructors and topics:
~ Christie Zeoli - kids will embellish an old shoe to create a "shoe shrine". Students need to bring an old shoe of any size or style.
~ Debi Robinson-Smith and Laurel Macdonald - make accordian books

Registrations are required by the end of the day Sunday preceding the class.
Date: Saturday  August   23,  2014 
Time: 7:30 pm
Title: Henry C. and the Willards
Price: $8 at the door
Type of Event: Music
This local group plays Blues, Rock, and Americana which is enjoyed by all ages.

Henry C and the Willards got together in the fall of 2012 as the result of a request to provide live music for a birthday party. That performance went so well that the members decided to continue on making music together. They have been performing locally since then, promoting live music and raising money for worthy causes. Their style has been described as “blues-infused and danceable, with fierce vocals”. The band is inspired by their love of music and the energy generated by playing together.

Past engagements:
    Fundraiser for Rendezvous 2013
    Hunger Dance – Fundraiser for Backyard Harvest and Paloma Institute
    Benefit for Wild Idaho Rising Tide
    “Spring Fever” - Annual Benefit Concert, Kenworthy Theater
    Moscow Renaissance Fair
    Moscow Farmers Market
    Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse – Fundraiser for Family Promise
    Halloween Fundraiser and Dance for Osha Rose
    “Gimme Shelter” Fundraiser for Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute
    Rendezvous Showcase Winner 2014
    Democratic convention Street Dance
    Rendezvous in The Park 2014

The musicians include:

~ Guitarist and songwriter Henry C. Willard played with a variety of bands on the Palouse, including Kelly Riley and Charlie Sutton, before forming Henry C. and the Willards in 2012.

~ Keyboardist/vocalist Jeanne McHale is well known on the Palouse as a solo artist and songwriter. She has been a keyboardist with a variety of bands, including the Snake River Six and the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band.

~ Bassist Doug Park has performed with various artists, including Kelley Riley, John Treasure, and Beargrass.

~ Drummer Nels Peterson, a local artisanal baker and man of mystery, has played with other local bands, including Charlie Sutton.

~ Vocalist Terri Grzebielski has sung and played with a number of local bands and musicians, including Soulstice, Spare Time, Lonesome Divas, the Hot Flashes, Gypsy Dawgs and others.

~ Vocalist Donna Holmes Parks has performed with Lonesome Divas, Gasoline Creek, the Hot Flashes and others


September

Date: Sunday  September   14,  2014 
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Title: Annual Fall Festival
Price: FREE admission
Type of Event: Special Event
This year's theme for the Dahmen Barn’s annual Fall Festival is old cars, with a special "Junk in your Trunk" event. For a $20 fee, those wishing to sell car parts and/or tools from the trunk of their cars, may have a place to park. Items to be sold are limited to what can fit in the trunk of the car plus an 8' table. Those wishing to show off an old car do not pay the fee. Contact Julie Hartwig at 509-229-3414 or shopatthebarn@lewiston.com for registration information.

Antique tractors will be in action and on display, and scale model gas engines will be demonstrated by their builders.

Creative people demonstrating what they make may set up at this event, and folks selling locally made food items and produce are welcome. If what you do fits the old car theme, we especially encourage your participation. Please contact Barn manager Leslee Miller at info@artisanbarn.org if you would like information about participating. As vendors are finalized, their names will be added to this website.

Home made pizza made to order and a beer garden are new this year! Come enjoy!

We will be having our pie baking contest again this year - apple and apple combination. Bring your best apple pie to be judged and you may win a prize! Sales of pie ala mode go to fund operations at the Dahmen Barn.


Date: Friday  September   26,  2014 
Time: TBA
Title: Performance by Sheng Dong, which means "A Moving Sound"
Price: FREE
Type of Event: Music
In conjunction with WSU's Humanitas Festival, this group from Taiwan fuses traditional Taiwanese, Chinese and East Asian musical ideas. They present in a contemporary style using both Chinese and Western instruments.

We will bus the students from Colton School and welcome families from the quad cities area.
Date: Sunday  September   28,  2014 
Time: 2:00 pm
Title: Joni Harms in concert
Price: $25 for a couple; $15 for a single
Type of Event: Music
Joni will be playing country songs that she has written. “The majority of my songs include lyrics of the west, because I love to write about things I’ve experienced,” she says. “Rodeo, cowboys, and the ranch way of living show through a lot in my music.”

Joni will be playing songs from her new CD, "From Oregon to Ireland", recorded live in Ireland. It is a collection of her most requested songs that she feels will cause the audience to be tapping their toes and singing along.

Joni Harms is no stranger to success. She has been a winner of multiple Academy of Western Artists Awards including top honor for Entertainer of the Year in 2002. In 2003, Harms was named Female Vocalist of the Year and accepted the award for Song of the Year from the Western Music Association. Harms continues building audiences through appearances on the famed Grand Ole Opry and even an appearance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Harms lives on a ranch in Oregon with her family that was homesteaded by her great, great grandfather in 1872, this has been an inspiration for many of her songs. Joni says, "I always want the songs I sing to be a good representation of who I am."

Learn more about Joni at www.joniharms.com

October

Date: Friday  October   3,  2014 
Time: 7:30 pm
Title: Those Were the Days - The Spirit and Songs of the 60s.
Price: $25 for a couple; $15 for a single
Type of Event: Music
Take a walk down memory lane with William Florian, former lead singer with the famous 60s group The New Christy Minstrels. William is an excellent entertainer, so you will enjoy more than memorable songs during the performance by this excellent musician.

William was also a founding member of the southern California band The Mountain Folk Singers. Most recently he has been touring and performing his delightful show of 60's folk hits, uplifting originals, stories and humor. William is also the American Musical Ambassador of Peace, performing his song 'I'm Declaring Peace' internationally.

William has been performing for decades internationally for community concerts, performing arts, banquets, etc and was recently voted best performance at the WINTER FOLK FESTIVAL, FLORENCE, OR.

This will be William's third appearance at the Dahmen Barn and the others have been well attended. We recommend you come early for good seating.








Date: Sunday  October   12,  2014 
Time: 2:00 in the afternoon
Title: Palouse Country Cowboy Poets
Price: TBA
Type of Event: Cowboy poetry and western music
Details will be posted when finalized.
Date: Saturday  October   25,  2014 
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Title: Hog Heaven Big Band plays swing music
Price: TBA
Type of Event: Music & Dances
Come to dance or listen to this large group play tunes from The Great American Song Book.

December

Date: Saturday  December   6,  2014 
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Title: 9th Annual Holiday Gift Gala
Price: FREE admission
Type of Event: Special Event
Please contact Barn manager Leslee Miller at info@artisanbarn.org if you are interested in participating as an artist vendor.


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