August 2019

For Labor Day, the art of work

As the labor movement faces new challenges, art that reveals the highs and lows of work and its significance in life.

The Week: It’s Stan Foote Day

Plus: It’s a print in the Gorge, a paint-out at the coast, dance for a prince, a Woody Guthrie opera. The week in Oregon arts.

Left to right: Rochette, Mulligan, Raunig, Plass, Hobson.

PHAME and friends rock out

“I was really on fire”: PHAME Academy and Portland Opera collaborate on original rock opera.

Boja Kragulj with her clarinet and technology at CMNW 2019.

Technology is the bridge

CMNW performer-composer Boja Kragulj talks technology, creativity, education, and making connections.

Exquisite Gorge 8 & 9: The Map Makers

As the print date for Maryhill Museum’s Columbia River project approaches, its artists think about the mix of maps and territory.

MusicWatch Weekly: Second summer chills out

Happy Indonesian Independence Day! Seventy-four years ago today, Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands after three centuries of Dutch colonialism (I’ll bet you thought they were always just about tulips and weed). To celebrate, here’s a little video (if you can’t

Refreshing and overwhelming

An interview with composer-violinist Jessie Montgomery, at Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival.

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