Portland Center Stage Rent Portland Oregon

July 2020

A program finds its resolution

The last class of OCAC’s MFA in Craft program has a show – in person- at Upfor Gallery for one week in July. Briana Miller reviews.

Passing the Torch

Cascadia Composers’ In Good Hands expands students’ horizons and brings music to the next generations.

Museums set sail for Reopenland

ArtsWatch Weekly: The doors reopen. Plus: Black & white in America, follow the money, is the “new normal” old?

Michael A. Gibbons, 1943-2020

The Oregon artist helped create Toledo’s arts colony, and has a show at Newberg’s Chehalem Cultural Center.

Fighting the one-two punch

ArtsWatch Weekly: Amid twin crises, arts and social awareness mix and meld and come together.

Virtual Festivals

Oregon festivals spread the music online and in other virus-resistant forms. Brett Campbell counts the ways.

Peter Frajola, associate concertmaster with the Oregon Symphony, sits in on violin during the 2017 performance. Photo courtesy: Newport Symphony Orchestra

And the band plays on

The Newport Symphony Orchestra has to forgo its July Fourth concert, but an encore broadcast keeps the spirit alive.

Blues minus the Waterfront

Minus the big crowds and the riverside, the Blues Festival rethinks itself – and the beat goes on.