Archive for January 2017

Senada Miljevic

Today we hear from another of our artists, Senada Miljevic, who’s original piece for the Art House at Old St. Francis School is shown here. At first glance, it may seem a little darker than McMenamins’ usual style, but her artist’s statement casts bright light onto these faceless children. My inspiration for this panel was…

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Bernadette Bascom

Who is Bernadette Bascom? Students’ music teacher and vocal coach, gospel/R&B singer, Vegas stage performer, Emmy Award winner, pal to Stevie Wonder…. High among her many accomplishments is the Music Project at Secondary Academy for Success (SAS), an amazing program initially launched for musicians at what’s now McMenamins Anderson School. Bascom was recruited to lend…

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The Starchild Skull

How often does one get to write about a possibly extraterrestrial skull in one’s job? I will tell you: not that often. So here we go… At this year’s 18th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival (May 18-21, 2017) at Hotel Oregon, we are pleased to host guest speaker Melanie Young, a former neonatal nurse and co-founder…

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About the Draaiorgel het Blauw Frontje

Just one of the fun aspects of gathering McMenamins history is when it comes from out of the blue. We recently received an email from a guest at the Kennedy School inquiring about our Draaiorgel het Blauw Frontje. (Great name for a beer, right?) Have a look… ***** My family and I visited the Kennedy…

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