Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
2020

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.

Making music for the love of it

ArtsWatch Weekly: A different kind of orchestra, weekend of horrors, board moves, statues, farewells & flicks.

Farewell to the Tangerine Window

In his final days, designer and artist Tim Stapleton hosted a free flow of friends. Now, his final artwork is on view.

Another one bites the dust

A monument on Mt. Tabor to pioneering editor Harvey Scott was toppled. Is it worth putting back up?

'The Magic Flute' outdoors in St. Paul, OR, September 2020. Photo by Carolina Allen.

“Indisputably beautiful”: Taking ‘The Magic Flute’ outdoors

The last six months have left us starved for live music, with the country kinda-but-not-really shutting down to handle the pandemic. Luckily for us, a cohort of young singers took it upon themselves to stage the first full opera production in Oregon since March.

Chasing the Light

Shining through: Astoria’s LightBox Photographic Gallery is a bright beacon in dark times.

After the statues come down

At least 5 sculptures have been pulled down or removed in Portland in recent months. What should we do with them?

Into the woods with Bob Keefer

Bob Keefer embraces an unusual art-making process befitting his unusual pathway to becoming an artist.

Oswald, sea otter at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Music to see otters by

Coast calendar: Cellists perform for aquarium residents; online talk about Rick Bartow; Andean music.

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