NEWS & NOTES

Arts notes: Jewish Museum to open

Plus: Governor's Arts Awards; what isn't playing at the Roxy (but is coming via Portland theater companies).

 

Through the tear gas, darkly

ArtsWatch Weekly: Black Lives Matter and where artists stand: "We are in a marathon, not a sprint."

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Black Opera: Singing Over Ourselves

Amid difficult times, the Portland opera singer Onry raises his voice for inclusion.

 

Dangerous Days: Being Black in America

Wondering why "Black Lives Matter" matters? The answer's baked into the nation's racial attitudes.

 
 

THEATER

The Cabin (and the Music) in the Woods

"Aberdeen," Matt Sheehy’s musical memoir of grief and rebirth, is livestreaming this weekend.

 

Claudia: Love in the age of virus

Profile Theatre's audio play follows a globe-trotting pangolin as it spreads viral-like havoc across nine scenes.

 

MUSIC

Chamber music and a virtual toast

A music festival known for blending sounds and wine pops the cork on its fifth vintage – this time, via streaming.

 

Safe Distance Sounds 3: Oregon voices

Recent recordings by Cappella Romana, the Broken Consort, Portland State University Chamber Choir and The Industry showcase Oregon choral and vocal music

 
 

DANCE

August DanceWatch: Streaming right along

August is a busy month for dance, with festivals galore. It just happens to be online this time. Which has its advantages.

 

A Portland pandemic dance survey

Local dance companies and choreographers are adapting to the new normal with determination and creativity, though everyone's anxious about the future.

 

VISUAL ART

The Artists Series 4: Visual Artists

Ten portraits by K.B. Dixon of Oregon artists who are helping to define what Portland and the state look like.

 

Accounts to follow: Imagining the possible

Engaging Instagram accounts by Oregon artists who seek to make the everyday better and more hopeful.

 
 

CULTURE

The Cherokee lens, up close

Joe Cantrell and his camera pierce time and geology to discover secrets of the shape of things.

 

A new home for the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

Yale Union and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announce the transfer of the SE 10th building to the NACF and the dissolution of Yale Union.

 

OREGON

Caught in the coronavirus doldrums

Carrie Lewis, CEO of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, says the Newport attraction awaits the governor's OK to reopen.

 

A visual-arts bright spot in COVID summer

"Doyle Thorne's Ditch" by Michael Gibbons (oil, 1987)

Chehalem Cultural Center showcases work by the late Michael Gibbons, Kerri Evonuk, and Sara Siestreem.

 
 
 
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