NEWS & NOTES

ArtsWatch Weekly: One for the books

Portland Book Fest turns the page, downtown gets a new museum, and it's beginning to feel a lot like ... already?

 

At PSU’s new museum, art for all

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art gives Portland a new center for contemporary art – and it's free.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

From Hate to Healing

FearNoMusic commemorates the Portland murder of immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by white supremacists.

 

Art on the Road: Colors of India

A unique sense of color highlights a photographic journey to the world's second most populous nation.

 
 

THEATER

‘Caught up in the riptide’: ‘Sweat’ at Linfield Theatre

Nicole Tigner (left) plays Jessie and Elise Martin plays Tracey in a scene from Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning “Sweat,” which continues its run at Linfield College Theater in McMinnville 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Photo courtesy: Linfield College Theatre

This drama of working-class life is difficult and ambitious -- and Linfield College's production will leave you gobsmacked.

 

DramaWatch: Musings on behavior, blackness, and what shows to see

Some thoughts on theater etiquette, on ideas about race and cultural preference, and on what shows to see this week in Portland.

 

MUSIC

Claiming culture, marketing emotion

Oregon Music Players performed Reena Esmail and Kevin Puts, October 2019 in Eugene's Beall Hall. Photo by Torrin Riley.

A Mozart Players concert explores music by living composers—and raises questions of preparation and appropriated meaning.

 

MusicWatch Weekly: Big and small

What's up? Big bands, big choirs, chamber classical, and hybrid music from Indonesia and the British Isles.

 
 

DANCE

Dance review: Reggie Wilson’s got the POWER

Dancers in Reggie Wilson's Fist and Heel Dance Troupe

The world premiere of POWER in July of 2019 was an evening-length…

 

Dance preview: BodyVox’s Death and Delight scramble

A dancer's injury at BodyVox leads to a cascade of role changes in the company's Shakespeare double bill.

 

VISUAL ART

‘Their art is my work now’

Jennifer DeCarlo launches jdc Fine Art in San Diego in 2011. She recently moved her gallery, dedicated to content-driven contemporary art by photographers, to the Marketplace at Salishan. Photo courtesy: Jennifer DeCarlo

Gallery owner Jennifer DeCarlo talks about moving from artist to art dealer, art fairs, and the place of visual art.

 

VizArts Monthly: Antidotes for anxiety

A round-up of Portland-area gallery offerings in November.

 
 

CULTURE

Portland Book Festival: Sometimes too much is a good thing

Katie Taylor previews this edition of Saturday's Portland Book Festival, with its nine stages and more than 100 authors.

 

Photo First: The Day of Dead

At the Portland Art Museum, a lively and well-adorned crowd celebrates Mexico's Día de Muertos.

 

OREGON

This is America: Linfield stages working-class epic ‘Sweat’

Adleane Hunter has come from Southern California to be guest director of Linfield College's production of "Sweat." Photo courtesy: Linfield College

Adleane Hunter directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of identity, economics, and race.

 

Calendar: Coasting through the slow season

Joseph Ohmann-Krause's photographs and poetry, inspired by Danish Symbolist painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, are in the Upstairs Gallery of the Newport Visual Arts Center.

It's quiet at the beach, but there's still plays to watch, photos to see, poetry to hear and banners to bid on.