Oregon Cultural Trust
December 2020
CMNW Summer Festival HP Mid FIXED #1

After the Fire 2: Starting Again

2020’s wildfires left the artisans of Santiam Canyon reeling. A luthier and a painter look at what comes next.

Christmas music for heathens

Christmas music is complicated and inescapable, ranging from infant refugees to flying reindeer.

Striving to hit the low notes

Band students at Toledo Jr/Sr High School have their choice of instruments, but a tuba remains out of reach.

The Wonders of Wonderland

Portland Playhouse closes 2020 with an epic virtual theater festival. We talk with the people who created it.

Mezzo-soprano Camille Sherman as Eleanor Roosevelt in Stacy Garrop's In Eleanor’s Words.

No opera glasses needed

Portland Opera’s free online recital series “Live From the Hampton Opera Center” goes contemporary.

Methods Body. Photo by Taylor Ross.

Remember the uncomplicated joy

Two arts “lifers” drop a debut record in the midst of the 2020 debacle. The hard questions began to drop, too.

Postcards from Home

Photographer K.B. Dixon takes a pandemic voyage into the rediscovered territories of home.

Remembering Bruce Browne

The Portland choral director and educator leaves a rich legacy in sounds and singers.

Now Hear This: December edition

Scouring Bandcamp in time for Free First Friday: ambient metal, spaced-out hip-hop, Holiday and Young covers, a Nigerian comp, plenty more.

Sound art for a walk in the park

Third Angle and Portland artists compose and record free-download “soundwalks” for strolls in the parks.

Fertility figures get an update

Grace Stott’s ceramic sculptures at Fuller Rosen Gallery tackle everything from Venus figures to Cheetos.

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