Three Dot Thursday: arts news in review

Christy Wycoff, "Picture Gorge, NW End," 2014, ink on Ruscombe Stone laid paper, 10 x 12 inches./Courtesy Christy Wycoff

It’s Three Dot Thursday here at the ArtsWatch News Desk. That means two things: 1) We have a few more fresh news items for your consideration; and 2) We collect the week’s previous Three Dots in this one place, so …



A good rain on a Grimm parade

Roiz (left) and Mitchell: the best-laid plans. Photo: Patrick Weishampel/

No midnight maulings or supernatural terrors this time around. Richard Greenberg’s drama Three Days of Rain, which spotlights two stars of the made-in-Portland television hit Grimm, has its monsters, but they’re ordinary, human-sized monsters, vulnerable and malleable and …



9 reasons to see the 9th annual QDoc film fest

The Year We Thought About Love

QDoc 9 is just around the corner. Every year, Portland’s own queer documentary film fest sets the bar high with a selection of films that do justice to the scope of LGBTQ experiences. Here are nine reasons to celebrate QDoc’s …



Weekend MusicWatch

Oregon Percussion Ensemble performed in Portland's Celebration Works series.

This weekend’s Oregon music calendar features music from around the world, from Mumbai to Brazil to Broadway and beyond. Please tell our readers about other shows we may have missed in the comments below, and also check the following resources:…



BodyVox aloft (strings attached)

Dance and music, all intertwined. Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

In their choreography for BodyVox‘s mysteriously titled  Cosmosis, which opened last Thursday and continues through June 6, company artistic directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, in close collaboration  with the Amphion String Quartet, tackle some big and …



Ai Weiwei interprets the Zodiac for you

Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010)"/Courtesy of Phillips

This is what happens these days when you try to write about contemporary art, or at least the NEWS about contemporary art, and specifically the news about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Last week Ai Weiwei’s son, six-year-old Ai Lao, accepted …

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