July 2020

Through the tear gas, darkly

ArtsWatch Weekly: Black Lives Matter and where artists stand: “We are in a marathon, not a sprint.”

The Cherokee lens, up close

Joe Cantrell and his camera pierce time and geology to discover secrets of the shape of things.

Safe Distance Sounds 3: Oregon voices

Recent recordings by Cappella Romana, the Broken Consort, Portland State University Chamber Choir and The Industry showcase Oregon choral and vocal music

A Portland pandemic dance survey

Local dance companies and choreographers are adapting to the new normal with determination and creativity, though everyone’s anxious about the future.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Cat videos to the rescue

A compilation of cat videos assembled by a Pittsburgh movie house owner seeks to help indie film palaces nationwide—including Oregon.

$50 million? It’s a beginning

ArtsWatch Weekly: An emergency lifeline to Oregon’s cultural sector staves off disaster. But the problem’s still urgent.

In announcing her retirement from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Catherine Rickbone told the board of directors that her tenure with the council “was made up of billions of moments, millions of interactions, thousands of programs, hundreds of decisions, and uncountable challenges and joys.” Photo courtesy: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Arts advocate steps down

Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts says pandemic cutbacks make this a good time to retire.

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