NEWS & NOTES

On revolt in the streets, circa 1971

"Mayday 1971" by Lawrence Roberts gives us a window on a massive protest of the past. That's useful in our own protest-drenched time.

 

Spaces: Artists make room for the arts

Our series on artist spaces, which began before the pandemic, continues as artists try to figure out where to make art as resources dry up and Covid-19 continues.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Interview: Daniel Mathews on trees, fire, and public policy

As fires consume vast swaths of the Northwest, Mathews' book "Trees in Trouble" moves to the front burner.

 

Converge 45: Popping up with the times

Chehalem Cultural Center and Converge 45 respond to a year of crisis with a show of contemporary posters.

 
 

THEATER

Antigone behind (and beyond) bars

Director Patrick Walsh is bringing a filmed production of a Greek tragedy to prisons across Oregon.

 

Tim Stapleton: A good man passes on

The well-loved Portland designer, writer, visual artist, and actor dies from the effects of ALS.

 

MUSIC

The Adventures of Fred and Aurore

A musical tale with mules, trolls, a bumblebee, a dog, a cat, a composer, a writer, and a little imagination.

 

Music Workshop: filling a void

A music-ed program that aids teachers globally is helping schools cope with the pandemic’s challenges.

 
 

DANCE

DanceWatch: Let’s do the social-distance dance

DanceWatch discovers that dancers are dancing. Still. They're not likely to stop. We have the calendar to prove it!

 

August DanceWatch: Streaming right along

August is a busy dance month, with festivals galore. It just happens to be online – which has its advantages.

 

VISUAL ART

Balancing the beautiful and the horrific

“Candle” by Natalie Niblack (oil on canvas, 2020, 48 by 36 inches)

Artists Natalie Niblack and Ann Chadwick Reid explore climate change in a Chehalem Cultural Center show.

 

More than a sum of parts

Sue Taylor reviews Rose Dickson's exhibition "Giantess" on view at Melanie Flood Projects through September 27th.

 
 

CULTURE

Streaming: Fall film fests flourish from afar

Three crucial Portland film festivals figure out how to keep the images streaming during the pandemic.

 

Reckoning, and walking, with Portland’s past

Kent Ford, a founder of the city's Black Panther Party, links past and future on walking tours of the Albina District.

 

OREGON

Finding freedom in adversity

The Lincoln City Cultural Center’s “Invest in Inspiration” campaign will turn the yard around the historic Delake School, which houses the center, into a plaza, park, paths, and parking. Photo courtesy: Lincoln City Cultural Center

A pandemic, a wildfire – while the hits keep coming, the Lincoln City Cultural Center responds online.

 

A fresh face for an old society

Museum veteran Faith Kreskey is leading the Lincoln County Historical Society into the future.

 
 
 
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