NEWS & NOTES

The Week: Art is where you look

From Eastern Oregon to a paint-out on the coast to queer opera and TBA in Portland to the New York streets, art is where you look.

 

The Week: TBA or not TBA?

As the contemporary arts festival surges onto an already bulging calendar, that is the question.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

‘The Hillsboro Story’: Weaving a web of memories

In her new book, Susan Banyas takes a kaleidoscopic look back at a landmark school desegregation case.

 

Notes from Eastern Oregon: Art centers keep culture alive

The entrance of the Carnegie library that houses the Pendleton Arts Center was designed to resemble the Pazzi Chapel at the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. Randy Gundlach’s horse statue lends a western touch. Photo by: David Bates

Collections in Pendleton, La Grande and Baker City range from rocks to Lee Marvin's yellow-striped pants.

 
 

THEATER

‘In the Heights’: A transportive musical time capsule

Portland Center Stage delivers a grand, energetic production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights."

 

DramaWatch: Orwell’s doubleplusgood oldthink

The week in Portland theater features the dystopia of "1984," Fake Radio recreating the '40s, and Shakespeare in the house.

 

MUSIC

MusicWatch Weekly: How to decide

I know what you’re thinking. “Hey Mr. Music Editor Guy, how the…

 

Temporary balms for darker times

The Zombies and Brian Wilson, voices from the fraught days of 1968, bring their sounds to Portland 2019.

 
 

DANCE

DanceWatch Monthly: TBA gets it going

This year's Time-Based Art Festival is loaded with dance events. The rest of September's leaping with dance, too.

 

PHAME and friends rock out

Left to right: Rochette, Mulligan, Raunig, Plass, Hobson.

"I was really on fire": PHAME Academy and Portland Opera collaborate on original rock opera.

 

VISUAL ART

Dualing & dueling at the easel

It all started five or so years ago with one of those…

 

TBA report: aggressive whimsey, meditative chaos, kinetic violin

PICA's TBA Festival of contemporary performance is gone. But its memories linger on.

 
 

CULTURE

Art on the Road: Whitney Biennial

The power of codes in the art of black women: an adventurous show talks smartly with art on the streets.

 

Art on the Road: Hudson Yards

An architectural enclave for the uber-wealthy rises in Manhattan, with a hollow folly in the middle.

 

OREGON

Falling for wine country arts

Yamhill County kicks into fall with gallery shows, a Greek theater fest, an unsolved mystery, and more.

 

Coast calendar: a little dancing, a little strumming

Michael Orwick will be one of the teachers of a five-day plein air workshop in Cannon Beach leading up to the Earth & Ocean Arts Festival.

A festival of environmental art, dancing in the woods, and lots of music light up the Coast.