Delgani String Quartet Portland Eugene Salem Corvallis Oregon
2020

Safe Distance Sounds 3: Oregon voices

Recent recordings by Cappella Romana, the Broken Consort, Portland State University Chamber Choir and The Industry showcase Oregon choral and vocal music

A Portland pandemic dance survey

Local dance companies and choreographers are adapting to the new normal with determination and creativity, though everyone’s anxious about the future.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Cat videos to the rescue

A compilation of cat videos assembled by a Pittsburgh movie house owner seeks to help indie film palaces nationwide—including Oregon.

$50 million? It’s a beginning

ArtsWatch Weekly: An emergency lifeline to Oregon’s cultural sector staves off disaster. But the problem’s still urgent.

In announcing her retirement from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Catherine Rickbone told the board of directors that her tenure with the council “was made up of billions of moments, millions of interactions, thousands of programs, hundreds of decisions, and uncountable challenges and joys.” Photo courtesy: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Arts advocate steps down

Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts says pandemic cutbacks make this a good time to retire.

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.

Fraying Around the Edges

Amid a pandemic and racial reckoning, Friderike Heuer’s photo montages set sail against melancholy.

… And the show goes on

PAMTA musical-theater awards go virtual with joy and poignance. The winners, and moments to remember.

Leaning into the Lockdown

The good, the bad, and the adaptable: Oregon musicians make the best of a socially isolated summer.

An art-felt thank you

When Manzanita’s Hoffman Center had to cancel a fundraiser, organizers got creative.