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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.