NEWS & NOTES

It’s showtime again. Got space?

ArtsWatch Weekly: A building boom for the arts, cryptocurrency & art, Black operas, Latin film fest, aiding Yulia.

 

Got talent: A toast to Jimmie & Storm

ArtsWatch Weekly: Whole lotta talent goin' on; TBA takes the spotlight; license plates & movie picks & more.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Ceramics take on tech

NFTs are typically associated with digital content. What happens when they're tied to physical objects? Jennifer Rabin explores "New Ownership" at Eutectic Gallery.

 

Rising in Beaverton: West Gate

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, due to open in March 2022, gives Beaverton a stage and sense of place.

 
 

THEATER

Jerry Mouawad: Re-envisioning Opera

Imago director brings his offbeat imagination to Eugene Opera's "Lucy" and his own "Satie's Journey."

 

Phoenix rising: The Theatre Company

Covid clipped the new company's wings as it was taking flight. Now it's back, with a set of six filmed shows.

 

MUSIC

‘Sanctuaries’: An opera to inspire action

Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.

The new musical drama from Third Angle delves into gentrification and its cost to Black communities.

 

Staging ‘Blue’: Contemporary opera at Michigan Opera Theatre

Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.

New work by Tazewell Thompson and Jeanine Tesori reflects Black experience in America.

 
 

DANCE

Realizing the Impossible Dream: Eugene’s Midtown Arts Center

The project combines condos and a home for Eugene Ballet, plus office space for seven other arts groups.

 

September DanceWatch: TBA-plus

PICA's Time-Based Art Fest highlights a month that also shows many dancers emerging from isolation.

 

VISUAL ART

Facing the sun (tunnels)

Lindsay Costello reviews Thunderstruck Collective's exhibition of works made after a group pilgrimage to Nancy Holt's "Sun Tunnels."

 

Claudia Cave’s playful visions

A little bit of architecture and a little bit of Dr. Seuss mix it up in the Oregon artist's Hallie Ford Museum show.

 
 

CULTURE

FilmWatch Weekly: Latin American Film Fest, Horror by Women, ‘Azor,’ and ‘The Card Counter’

A charming "Los Lobos" at the Latin fest; an Argentine apocalypse; CineMagic scares; Schrader's new deal.

 

The meandering adventurer

Blake Andrews interviews Shawn Records about photography, Joseph Campbell, becoming an adult, and his new book "Hero."

 

OREGON

127: License to thrill

Oregon unveils a new license plate with 127 cultural symbols and an interactive key to decode the design.

 

Talking books at the beach

Besides co-founding the Florence Festival of Books, Judy Fleagle is known as the “bridge lady of the Oregon Coast” for a pair of books she has written on coastal spans. Photo courtesy: Florence Festival of Books

Judy Fleagle, co-founder of the Florence Festival of Books, which begins Friday, says organization is key to the event.

 
 
 
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