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January 2020

Prototype of 45th Parallel's 'Les Boreades' performance space, designed by Brad Johnson and Glowbox. Photo courtesy of 45th Parallel.

MusicWatch Monthly: Second winter descends

Oregon has two winters as well as two summers. We’ve just wrapped up First Winter: the time when it hasn’t gotten too terribly cold and miserable, holiday cheer is in the air, and everybody’s all excited for the solstice and the new

Rachael Carnes says Eugene has a robust theater scene, including long-running Oregon Contemporary Theatre, which is “curating a season that is as bold and as innovative as one you might see in Portland or Ashland.”

Vision 2020: Rachael Carnes

As her career soars, a Eugene playwright says “access is the foundation for a vibrant arts scene.”

Vision 2020: Joamette Gil

The Power & Magic of an indie comics universe that tells tales of adventure in a nonbinary culture of color.

Five Oaks: What’s in a name?

Washington County Museum branches out under a new name, Five Oaks Museum, and a broader cultural umbrella.

Whose land is it, anyway?

“This IS Kalapuyan Land” at the newly renamed Five Oaks Museum makes an emphatic case for a reclaimed history.

A Deadly Wind by John Dodge

Remembering the Big Blow

Book author John Dodge will speak in Cannon Beach about the 1962 Columbus Day Storm.

John Olbrantz, Maribeth Collins director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, says his projects this year range from increasing museum staff to doing research on Scottish artist David Roberts for a future exhibition. Photo courtesy: Willamette University

Vision 2020: John Olbrantz

The director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art praises Salem’s thriving arts and culture community.

December notes: A world apart

Reality, virtual and otherwise, mingles with fantasy, virtual and otherwise, on Portland streets, theater and galleries. Jae Carlsson takes the trip.

Vision 2020: Niel DePonte

The Oregon percussionist, composer, and conductor for more than 40 years thinks about thorny issues ahead.