NEWS & NOTES

Thanks, giving, the essence of art

ArtsWatch Weekly: Passing art forward, Josie Seid's America, Don Latarski's wild art, remembering Bruce Browne.

 

Hurry up and wait: Art in shutdown time

ArtsWatch Weekly: As Covid-19 turns the world inside again, the arts world delivers the goods in spite of it all.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

The spirit of radio

One function of radio in the digital age is savvy curation. How All Classical's programming fills the bill.

 

And the Quartet Played On

From making music in wartime Sarajevo to performing and teaching in Oregon, violist Dijana Ihas forges a new life.

 
 

THEATER

A Milagro Carol

Portland's Latinx theater and playwright Maya Malan-Gonzalez give "A Christmas Carol" a virtual update.

 

Top 10 things I learned about Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage’s associate artistic director: “We are making something new and we are making it very, very fast.”

 

MUSIC

Sound art for a walk in the park

Third Angle and Portland artists compose and record free-download "soundwalks" for strolls in the parks.

 

Channeling Oregon Sounds and Sights

Experiencing the natural acoustic and visual worlds of Don Latarski.

 
 

DANCE

DanceWatch: Virtual Nutcrackers and Happy Hours

This month's DanceWatch calendar offers up a stocking full of Nutcrackers, Christmas Carols and the odd Happy Hour.

 

Dance news: Creativity is flowing

Local dance is cooking: A set of solo concerts from NW Dance Project, Franco Nieto's new studio, a comic dance film from BodyVox.

 

VISUAL ART

Fertility figures get an update

Grace Stott's ceramic sculptures at Fuller Rosen Gallery tackle everything from Venus figures to Cheetos.

 

VizArts Monthly: The “freeze” edition

Most galleries remain shuttered this December due to Oregon's Covid restrictions but there are still plenty of opportunities for virtual viewing.

 
 

CULTURE

Streamers: “Mank,” “The Climb,” “Smooth Talk”

With the lockdown screws tightening, Marc Mohan digs into the streaming services for some winning new films.

 

Storytelling without words

Crop of art by Evie S.

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year's events.

 

OREGON

Britt Block: Paintings about presence

Of “September” (pastel on paper, 26 by 38 inches, 2019), Britt Block says that Ed Grenfell Park has everything she is drawn to in painting: water, rocks, trees, light, land.

A Yamhill County artist visited a local park over a year and came away with a series of pastels expressing her life.

 

Lincoln City’s small-town celebration gets a little smaller

Belle Kea has a heart-to-heart with Santa during last year’s holiday celebration at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Photo courtesy: Lincoln City Cultural Center

COVID has put the kibosh on the popular reindeer room, but the community still has holiday plans.

 
 
 
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