NEWS & NOTES

In Grants Pass, the show goes on

ArtsWatch Weekly: In spite a museum shutdown, a Southern Oregon showcase of student art finds a way.

 

In Brief: Visual Chronicle wants you

Portland's visual history looks to expand; grants for artists; Chinatown Museum reschedules exhibitions .

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Virtual and vital: Strike up the band

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra gets savvy and shows that shutdown doesn't have to mean shut up.

 

Starting Over: The value of crisis

Where is the culture now? Culture critic and philosopher Raymond Williams has ideas we can use to figure it out.

 
 

THEATER

Stage frights and podcasts

As theaters go dark, actors' tales on "The Actor's Nightmare" of real-life stage disasters seem a perfect antidote.

 

Ozzie González: Staging a race

The Portland actor and architect steps up to a bigger stage: The race to become the city's next mayor.

 

MUSIC

Barra Brown: Sense of Urgency

The Portland drummer and composer’s diverse projects embrace his expansive creative mentality.

 

Fortepianos and a Misty Lake in the Moonlight

How you hear Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata can depend on the instrument it's played on.

 
 

DANCE

‘A world of uncertainty’

Ronni Lacroute says arts organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown are those locked into a venue, like a symphony hall or a theater that doesn’t allow flexible spacing. Smaller, project-based companies are better able to look at alternatives. Photo by: Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Voices from the front: Philanthropist Ronni Lacroute says COVID-19 is forcing arts groups to think in new ways.

 

The Show Must Go On(line)!

COVID-19 and Portland dance: spaces close, shows are delayed, classes shift online, financial crises loom.

 

VISUAL ART

Final call for a Newport original

This untitled oil on canvas (24 by 30 inches, $225) is the first piece by the late Juergen Eckstein scheduled be sold in the Oregon Coast Online Art Show at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

Art by the late Juergen Eckstein is included in an online sale and show at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

 

Accounts to follow: Natural refreshment

Katy Abraham, Stirling Gorsuch, and Aimée Brewer talk about their nature-inspired art and Instagram accounts.

 
 

CULTURE

A chance encounter and a flood of memories

A conversation on a train takes a ride into Portland racial history and one woman's life of beauty and elegance.

 

Rose Festival: A fond look back

This year's big bash is gone with the pandemic wind. As a scaled-back virtual fest begins, an ode to the way it was.

 

OREGON

Welcome to the Goon Docks, virtually

Corey Feldman (from left), Sean Astin,, Ke Huy Quan, and Jeff Cohen starred as the pirate-treasure-hunting heroes of “The Goonies,” filmed largely in Astoria and along the Oregon Coast.

Astoria dials back the 35th-anniversary celebration of the cult classic, but fans will still find ways to fete the film.

 

A little ArtSpark in Eugene

As schools shut down, arts teachers in Lane County shift online and take the art to kids across 16 districts.

 
 
 
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