High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
August 2021

Now Hear This: September 2021 edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around: lowkey collaborations, Gothic chamber-folk, Neo-psychedelia, and plenty more–just in time for Bandcamp’s next Fee Free First Friday.

The allure of drawing near

Shannon M. Lieberman reviews a pair of shows at Nucleus Portland. One features intimate portraits and the other works in miniature.

Seeing Double

Double-exposure photographs by Mike Vos, Dinh Q. Lê and Gary Burnley speak to our polarized times.

Jane Mantiri. Photo by: Karen Weliky/The Immigrant Story

Jane Mantiri: Coming full circle at last

The immigrant founder of Advance Gender Equity in the Arts says she often did not fit in – until she found theater.

Jordan Schnitzer speaks on OBT

In the wake of the ballet’s reshuffle, the philanthropist talks about perceptions, funding, and the duties of boards.

OBT: More questions than answers

In the wake of the ballet company’s abrupt split with artistic leader Kevin Irving, much remains unexplained.

Making lives small

Sebastian Zinn reviews Storm Tharp and Grace Kook-Anderson’s exhibition of Northwest portraits from PAM’s permanent collection.

The weight of secrets

On view at the JSMA in Eugene: Belkis Ayón’s collagraphs explore the mythology of an all-male secret society that she could never join.

A festival for voices to be heard

PassinArt’s Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural Festival serves a virtual feast of stories by and for artists of color.

Remembering Ernie Casciato

ArtsWatch Weekly: In praise of the beloved actor and teacher, dead at 67. Plus: Healing art, stage & screen, more.

Playwright, provocateur, and more

As “The Oldest Profession” nears an end, a look at the method that shapes Paula Vogel’s incendiary work.

Where utopia is present

Portland future-pop/R&B artist Jan Julius talks with Robert Ham about music, life, a new album, and utopia.

Celebrating Ross McKeen

Friends of the beloved Portland arts figure, who died in March, will gather on Thursday at The Armory.

Film Fables and Fairytales

Morocco’s “The Unknown Saint” and South Korea’s “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” spin beauty from fable.

The Rebuild: Broadway Rose

Part one in a series about how theater companies are transitioning back to in-person performances.

World Film: Satire and Drama

A lush retelling of a Nancy Mitford novel, a winner from New Zealand about the travails of three Maori cousins.

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