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November 2020

VizArts Monthly: The “freeze” edition

Most galleries remain shuttered this December due to Oregon’s Covid restrictions but there are still plenty of opportunities for virtual viewing.

A Milagro Carol

Portland’s Latinx theater and playwright Maya Malan-Gonzalez give “A Christmas Carol” a virtual update.

The spirit of radio

One function of radio in the digital age is savvy curation. How All Classical’s programming fills the bill.

Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

The Little Engine That Does

Starting small but thinking big, Stumptown Stages has made itself a leader in equity and diversity.

And the Quartet Played On

From making music in wartime Sarajevo to performing and teaching in Oregon, violist Dijana Ihas forges a new life.

Watergate, ethics, a mirror to now

James H. Barron’s “The Greek Connection” tells the tale of a fight for justice amid the tricky thicket of politics.

The Year of Living Crowdlessly

Nine months into shutdown, even introverts miss the bustle of the streets. A look back on the art of gathering.

A new round of shutdowns

As covid cases spike and Oregon orders new restrictions, museums are closing their doors again.

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Creative Response

Pandemic inspires youth orchestra to create a new music festival and commissioning program featuring new music by diverse voices Art is all about creativity, so when the pandemic struck, Portland Youth Philharmonic, facing cancellation of in-person classes and concerts, got creative. The

Dance news: Creativity is flowing

Dance is cooking: solo concerts from NW Dance Project, Franco Nieto’s new studio, comic dance film from BodyVox.

Telling Oregon’s Hawaiian story

Five Oaks Museum’s virtual exhibit ‘DISplace’ traces the long history of the Hawaiian diaspora in the Northwest.

Brian McWhorter. Photo by Dusty Whitaker.

Coping with catastrophe

“The arts are undergoing a catastrophe. The performing arts sector, specifically, has been squashed. And, as with any tragedy, I think there are also revelations.”

The Gallerists

Photographer/writer K.B. Dixon profiles leading gallery owners Martha Lee, Charles Froelick, Elizabeth Leach.

Love Sugar Sex Magic

Portland Center Stage’s online ‘Love in the Time of Piñatas’ hits the cultural and theatrical sweet spot.

Alyson Provax: Out of Nothing

Alyson Provax’s innovative print work showcases resourcefulness in both medium and audience engagement

In February, the Taft Jazz Band makes is last performance before going online due to the pandemic shutdown. Photo courtesy: Music Is Instrumental

Helping the bands play on

The Music is Instrumental program pays for mentors to keep music education alive in Lincoln County schools.

Theater for the Ears

Portland theaters, shut off from the stage, find a future from the past: radio theater, updated for the digital age.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon