NEWS & NOTES

PNCA answers some questions about closing the craft museum

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE – 2010 CE), installation view, 2010, Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Photo by: Jake Stangel

The news that Pacific Northwest College of Art is going to close the doors of the Museum of Contemporary Craft landed on Wednesday. We posted the news as quickly as possible on ArtsWatch, but lots of questions remained.

I interviewed …

 

THEATER

‘Mr Kolpert’: O to be young and alienated

Rolland Walsh, left, dispenses with the caped pizza delivery man, played by Chip Sherman, as Leif Norby looks on in Third Rail Rep's 'Mr Kolpert'/Owen Carey

Maybe we should look at German playwright David Gieselmann’s Mr. Kolpert as a period piece. One of the first plays that Third Rail Repertory Theatre wanted to do when it started in 2003, the play’s technical difficulties made it difficult …

 
 

MEDIA

PIFF Preview: The ten most anticipated movies at the festival

The 39th Portland International Film Festival gets under way Thursday, February 11, with the opening night selection “The Fencer,” from Finland. Over the following 15 days, another 96 features will screen at seven venues around town, centering on the

 

MUSIC

Musica Maestrale review: Brilliance amid the darkness

Musica Maestrale played Couperin in Portland.

by BRUCE BROWNE and DARYL BROWNE

In some quarters of our fair state, the name “coup”erin might be thought to evoke a new Peugeot convertible, or perhaps slang for a pigeon’s prison. Doubtless, the name is not on the top …

 
 

DANCE

Dance Weekly: FRONT and ‘Metamorphosis’

Matt Fabric 2

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, and things are finally settling down just enough to make space for a new dance company in town, PDX Contemporary Ballet. The company will debut “Metamorphosis” on Friday night at Alberta Abbey …

 

VISUAL ART

Face to Face: K.B. Dixon photographs Oregon artists

Lucinda Parker. Photo: K.B. Dixon

Face to Face,” novelist and photographer K.B. Dixon’s new book, features photographic profiles of thirty-two Oregon visual artists, mostly in their studios. An exhibition of the photographs opened Wednesday at Michael Parsons Fine Art in Portland, and runs

 
 
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