• The Cabin (and the Music) in the Woods

    "Aberdeen," Matt Sheehy’s musical memoir of grief and rebirth, is livestreaming this weekend
  • Passing the Torch

    Cascadia Composers' In Good Hands program expands students' musical horizons and brings Oregon music to the next generations
  • Museums set sail for Reopenland

    ArtsWatch Weekly: The doors swing open, carefully. Plus: Black & white in America, "new normal" in the wayback machine; follow the money.
  • Michael A. Gibbons, 1943-2020

    The longtime Oregon artist, who helped spark the creation of Toledo's arts colony, has a show at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg
  • Dangerous Days: Being Black in America

    Wondering why "Black Lives Matter" matters? The answer's baked into the nation's racial attitudes and its acceptance of police violence
 
 

NEWS & NOTES

Museums set sail for Reopenland

ArtsWatch Weekly: The doors reopen. Plus: Black & white in America, follow the money, is the "new normal" old?

 

Fighting the one-two punch

ArtsWatch Weekly: Amid twin crises, arts and social awareness mix and meld and come together.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Dangerous Days: Being Black in America

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

 

Blues minus the Waterfront

Minus the big crowds and the riverside, the Blues Festival rethinks itself – and the beat goes on.

 
 

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

Passing the Torch

Cascadia Composers' In Good Hands expands students' horizons and brings music to the next generations.

 

Virtual Festivals

Oregon festivals spread the music online and in other virus-resistant forms. Brett Campbell counts the ways.

 
 

DANCE

How Portland’s big dance organizations responded to Black Lives Matter

After some online tension from the dance community, Portland's Big Four dance companies agreed to change in response to Black Lives Matter.

 

‘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.

 

VISUAL ART

Michael A. Gibbons, 1943-2020

The Oregon artist helped create Toledo's arts colony, and has a show at Newberg's Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

Accounts to follow: Documenting protest and celebrating community

Shannon M. Lieberman's ongoing series on Oregon artists on Instagram focuses on photographers Saman Haaji, Joseph Blake, and Mariah Harris.

 
 

CULTURE

A virtual take on a total art form

Kids in Newport’s Online Summer Drama Club will learn all about theater -- and put on a play -- via computer.

 

Fraying Around the Edges

Amid a pandemic and racial reckoning, Friderike Heuer's photo montages set sail against melancholy.

 

OREGON

And the band plays on

Peter Frajola, associate concertmaster with the Oregon Symphony, sits in on violin during the 2017 performance. Photo courtesy: Newport Symphony Orchestra

The Newport Symphony Orchestra has to forgo its July Fourth concert, but an encore broadcast keeps the spirit alive.

 

Young writers, burning bright

McMinnville High School junior Jaiden Stoller focuses on a writing prompt during Fire Writers. Photo courtesy: Serengeti Savage

The Fire Writers conference helps Yamhill County teenagers tap into their potential.

 
 
 
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