Western States Arts Federation

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.

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