NEWS & NOTES

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 …

 

THEATER

‘Mr. Burns: A Post -Electric Play’ review: A Canticle for Homer

Isaac Lamb, Brian Adrian Koch, Kemba Shannon, Cristi Miles in Portland Playhouse's "Mr. Burns." Photo:  Brud Giles.

This must happen all the time in Oregon: a group of friends gather around a campfire in the woods, reminiscing about their favorite Simpsons episodes. “Remember the one where Sideshow Bob chases Bart around the ship, and they sing HMS

 
 

MEDIA

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 …

 

MUSIC

Northern Exposure: Washington chamber operas entice Oregonians

Catherine Cook and Robert Orth in 'After Life.' Photo: Michael Beaton.

by ANGELA ALLEN and BRUCE BROWNE

Music of Remembrance’s After Life: Stein and Picasso duel over art and morality

by ANGELA ALLEN

How do art and moral responsibility intersect? Or do they?

That’s the endlessly intriguing debate enacted in …

 
 

DANCE

Young, gifted, and ready for more

The company in Josie Moseley's "Us." Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

“I dance, therefore I am.”

That’s the message sent by many of the young dancers in The Portland Ballet’s ambitious spring show at Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall last Friday night.

Where this was most apparent was in …

 

VISUAL ART

Indian painting: past as prologue

Patrick DesJarlait (Chippewa, 1921-1973), "The Catch," 1970, tempera on paper, 19.75 x 25 inches.

The Maryhill Museum of Art, that beguiling concrete-castle oddity sitting high on a desert cliff about 110 miles east of Portland on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, is a seasonal pleasure in the Pacific Northwest. And …

 
 
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