ArtsWatch Weekly: past imperfect, present tense

In the Northwest, images of horror and hope – plus a West Side story and a divine voice.


ArtsWatch Weekly: dance of life

From Scheharazade spinning stories to a 6-year-old spinning a galaxy, a whirl of Oregon creative life.



The Inside Show

A collaboration of artists and inmates gives lively, often funny voice to the view from inside the walls.


Sasha Waltz’s KÖRPER: Bodies meet wall, artfully

White Bird Dance's first foray into contemporary German choreography runs into a vast wall. Sasha Waltz's 'KÖRPER' examines the bodies that crash into it.



Dani Baldwin forges her own path

As her mentor Stan Foote retires, Oregon Children's Theatre's Baldwin commits to her Young Professionals.


DramaWatch: Tina Packer’s feminine forces of Will

"Women of Will," a season-highlight at Portland Playhouse, charts Shakespeare's growth through his female characters.



MusicWatch Weekly: Getting creative

Third Angle welcomes Oregonian composers home. Creative Music Guild improvises.


Being the song

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout at Friends of Chamber Music concert October 2019. Photo courtesy of FOCM.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout show Portland how it's done.



Wit, speed, a blast from the past

Oregon Ballet Theatre lights the fireworks with Forsythe, Balanchine, and the dazzling return of "Scheherazade."


‘Pole Disclosure’: Acrobatics meets #MeToo

A new work by circus duo Kate Law and Amaya Alvarado reveals great skill—and a story of a sexual assault.



Roger Kukes: Many stories

The drawings and paintings of Roger Kukes brim with intertwining images and stories.


Finn builds a galaxy… with help from a pro

Finn Connaughton works on a piece for “Finn Builds a Galaxy” at his home. Photo courtesy: Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr.

Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr. and a 6-year-old boy collaborate on a Newberg installation.



Falling in love with movies and film festivals

Scott Ballard's short film “North & Nowhere” will be screened Saturday night at Linfield College with seven other shorts as part of a McMinnville Short Film Festival "sneak preview" fundraiser. Photo courtesy: Justin Zimmerman/ McMinnville Short Film Festival

An interview with Justin Zimmerman of the McMinnville Short Film Festival.


Happy birthday, Street Roots

The weekly paper and its vendor-poets celebrate 20 years as beacons of advocacy for the city's homeless.



Coast calendar: Calling all artists, and arts lovers

Dyann Alkire of Portland is among artists participating in the Sitka Art Invitational. This is her “The Shape of Their Stories II” (acrylic and India ink on Claybord, 16 by 20 inches).

Lincoln City seeks public art; Sitka Center holds a fundraiser; Floyd Skloot reads from his new book.


Calendar: Fiber arts, author talks, musical theater and whimsical cello

"Happy Place," by Marlene Eichner, was made with mosaic and applique techniques and is based on a watercolor by an artist friend, Joan Weins. Eichner calls it a "stylized representational landscape." Photo courtesy: Marlene Eichner

It's a busy month in Yamhill County: art openings, author readings, theater, and music.