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.

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