Food: Class Cooking
Chef Kim will be cooking for us again! Menu to be announced. Class Cooking
Music: The Mud Bugs
"The Mudbugs are roots based with blues, country, and zydeco at the core. You’ll hear original tunes influenced by Clifton Chenier, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr. and Snooks Eaglin, as well as some favorite Americana covers. The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.
KG has been a Portland blues mainstay for over two decades and is currently the bass player for Michael Osborn and The Drivers. KG also plays rhythm and lead guitars, and is a Muddy nominated Best Male Vocalist. He is a prolific songwriter and many of The Mudbugs tunes will be originals.
Candy Jackson, on accordions and washboard, studied piano as a child. She didn’t discover the accordion until her 50th birthday when she woke up on that day and declared to KG that she wanted to learn accordion. KG realized she is a very determined gal when she puts her mind to something and watched her wrestle that accordion to the ground. He invited her to join his band “KG Jackson and The Shakers” and she was honored to be part of that band’s Muddy nomination for Best New Band. She has learned to play accordion at Centrum’s annual Blues Week up in Port Townsend under the tutelage of blues and zydeco greats such as Jude Taylor, Sunpie Barnes, Curley Taylor, and most recently Corey Ledet, and her mentor Washboard Chaz.
The Mudbugs have diverse musical interests and will play some Blues, Zydeco, Country, and all things Americana." The Mud Bugs
Art: Sue Clancy
"About the exhibit “Enjoying Time” Sue Clancy says: “After attending a symphony followed by a multi-course dinner and drinks with friends I began thinking about time; musical time, cooking time… finding, taking and spending time on things that bring joy to life. I thought about how our lives are entirely made up of time and it’s up to us to use our time well. So I began to collect, from my daily life, my own “enjoyable moments” - and recreate them for you with some of my favorite animals.”
Sue Clancy is a fine artist with a lighthearted welcoming story-book style that has been used in hospitals and hospitality settings particularly those focused on children. Her public art collections include the Curtis Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver Washington, The UCLA Fine Arts Library at the University of California in Los Angeles, The Northwest Surrogacy Center in Portland Oregon, the Wexford Ireland Arts Center in Wexford Ireland, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder Colorado, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Historical Society, The Empty Space Gallery in Bakersfield California, CARF International in Arizona, Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City, Youth and Family Services of El Reno Oklahoma, The Oklahoma School of Science and Math and many others. Her art also resides in numerous private collections which include the Kennedy family in Washington D.C. and the private collection of New York Times bestselling author Billie Letts." Sue Clancy