Events

Support groups, Winter Term STiLE classes, Art Guild Meetings and the Art Fest, Second Friday Socials – all our gatherings –  are cancelled for now or postponed. We are taking registrations for our August 20-23 Camp in the hope the crisis will pass by August.. More info and updates here.

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Feb
5
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Mar
4
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Apr
1
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Apr
10
Fri
Second Friday Social at Reality Kitchen @ Reality Kitchen
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Second Fridays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Reality Kitchen
645 River Road, Suite 2
Eugene, Or 97404

This free activity is open to teens and adults with autism who want to hang out together to socialize and/or participate in a planned activity. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Registration not required. Just come on down!

For more information contact Sheila at SThomas@kindtree.org

Apr
14
Tue
Bust – A – Move from Allies @ Whirled Pies
Apr 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Bust – A – Move

All Access Dance with DJ Bizzy

Shake your GROOVE THING at Allies, LLC’s BUST-A-MOVE DANCE PARTY a shindig for folks of all shapes, sizes, and abilities

Where: Whirled Pies (199 W. 8th Ave.)
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30 to 6:30
Cost: Free (Suggested donation $2 – $5)

 COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME

May
2
Sat
Festival of Art for All – 2020 @ Whirled Pies Downtown
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is CANCELLED until further notice.
Please do not drop off any art.
Check back later! Thank you.

 

Autism Rocks Festival of Art For All – 2020!

This event was a great success last year (see last year’s photos and video here) so we and our community partners are doing it again. 
“By breaking down these barriers and allowing all kinds of people to gather together, laugh together, and express themselves together, it forms a positive and accepting space where these differences no longer define us.” This is what KindTree – Autism Rocks is all about!!

This event will feature art by members of our Autism Rocks Artists Guild, and artists from Bridgeway House, Allies, 4J students and OSLP. We will be emptying our warehouse of art submitted over the last 10 years in a “Make a Reasonable Offer” bin – you pick the price!

If you are an artist who would like to participate,
look below the line for the Art Submission Process…

Our 2020 partners include Lane Arts Council, Oregon Supported Living Program, Allies LLC, Bridgeway House, and 4J Schools.

The Tentative Schedule:

1:00 – 4:45 Face Painting!
1:00 – 5:00 Art and Jewelry sale
1:00 Welcome! Intro to KindTree and our partners
1:15 Bridgeway House Skit
1:30 Improv with Allies LLC
2:15 the Raventones in Concert
3:10 “Thanks to You” awards presentation
3:30 STiLE Improv
3:45 Talent Show!!
4:45 Raffle Drawing

One of the Raffle items…

 


Dear Artists,

KindTree is now accepting submissions of artwork to be considered for the 2020 Festival of Art for All.

The submission deadline is April 3, 2020.
Submission Form is HERE.

The exhibit will take place on Saturday, May 2, at Whirled Pies, 199 West 8th Ave, Eugene, from 1:00-5:00pm.

This is an opportunity for artists on the autism spectrum to be recognized for their artwork, have fun, and even make money if the artwork sells. Visual arts make up an important part of the festival. There will also be live performance art occurring at the event.

A few rules:

Artists must be on the autism spectrum.

We accept creations in painting, drawing, photography, and other media.

Submitting artwork gives KindTree permission to market the artwork and its reprints for exhibitions, online and in other venues.

There is limited space for displaying art, and although volunteers will try to show every piece of work, some may not be shown. Artists will be notified if their work will be on display at the festival.

If an artist’s work is sold, the artist will be paid 90% of the sales price.

Framed pieces must be in attractive, durable frames with hanging wire on the back. Canvases without frames may sell more easily if there is hanging wire on the back.

Pieces that do not sell can remain in our collection for future exhibits, or will need to be picked up no later than May 9, 2020. Please call or email Sherie Maddox to arrange pick-up at 360-808-3303 or sheriealicemad@gmail.com.

May
6
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

May
8
Fri
Second Friday Social at Reality Kitchen @ Reality Kitchen
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Second Fridays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Reality Kitchen
645 River Road, Suite 2
Eugene, Or 97404

This free activity is open to teens and adults with autism who want to hang out together to socialize and/or participate in a planned activity. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Registration not required. Just come on down!

For more information contact Sheila at SThomas@kindtree.org

May
12
Tue
Bust – A – Move from Allies @ Whirled Pies
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Bust – A – Move

All Access Dance with DJ Bizzy

Shake your GROOVE THING at Allies, LLC’s BUST-A-MOVE DANCE PARTY a shindig for folks of all shapes, sizes, and abilities

Where: Whirled Pies (199 W. 8th Ave.)
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30 to 6:30
Cost: Free (Suggested donation $2 – $5)

 COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME

May
18
Mon
Social Skills Class and scheduled Social Outings @ St Mary's Episcopal Church
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

ASO sponsored Social Skills Class for Adults from 6:30-8pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl St. (SW corner of 13th & Pearl).The Lane County Chapter of the Autism Society of Oregon supports a Social Skills Class and Scheduled Social Outings on alternating months, in response to interest by participants in KindTree – Autism Rocks’ Support Group for adults on the autism spectrum. The classes and outings are designed for adults with high-functioning autism or Aspergers who can get around independently in the community.

During the Social Skills Class, conversation skills will be taught, role-modeled and practiced. The class is taught by Doris Germain, an Autism Specialist in the Linn-Benton School District. She has taught social skills at Autism Training and Support in Eugene. Her skill in teaching social skills has been learned from 20 years of working with people on the spectrum. No support groups or social skills activities in August.

The Social Skills Class is taking place on the 3rd Monday of alternating months from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on 13th and Pearl in Eugene. The Social Skills Class will decide on the activity for the following month’s Social Outing.

The Social Outing is taking place on alternating months on the third Friday evening of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or during the day on Saturday, depending on the activity chosen by the previous month’s Social Skills Class.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, call ASO Chapter Representative Mary-Minn Sirag at (541) 689-2228 or email her at sirag@mindspring.com.