High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
September 2021

DanceWatch: Back on stage!

After a long layoff, dance is getting back in performance halls. Celebrate its return – if you’ve been vaccinated.

Now Hear This: October 2021 edition

New this month from local artists: darkwave, splashy psych-pop, mental cinematheque, jazz for fly fishing, a griot tape & more–just in time for Bandcamp’s Fee Free First Friday.

Theresa McCracken works in the upstairs loft of her home studio on another monthly cartoon for The Drift Inn. Among other endeavors, the Waldport resident has made a living creating cartoons for a wide variety of publications and clients. Photo by: Quinton Smith/YachatsNews.com

Theresa McCracken: A zigzag life

The Waldport cartoonist has been a cartographer, written a book about an Oregon cult, and traveled the world.

Facing the sun (tunnels)

Lindsay Costello reviews Thunderstruck Collective’s exhibition of works made after a group pilgrimage to Nancy Holt’s “Sun Tunnels.”

Claudia Cave’s playful visions

A little bit of architecture and a little bit of Dr. Seuss mix it up in the Oregon artist’s Hallie Ford Museum show.

The meandering adventurer

Blake Andrews interviews Shawn Records about photography, Joseph Campbell, becoming an adult, and his new book “Hero.”

The end of an era for Artists Rep

After nine years as the company’s artistic director, Dámaso Rodríguez explains why he’s stepping down.

Ceramics take on tech

NFTs are typically associated with digital content. What happens when they’re tied to physical objects? Jennifer Rabin explores “New Ownership” at Eutectic Gallery.

127: License to thrill

Oregon unveils a new license plate with 127 cultural symbols and an interactive key to decode the design.

Besides co-founding the Florence Festival of Books, Judy Fleagle is known as the “bridge lady of the Oregon Coast” for a pair of books she has written on coastal spans. Photo courtesy: Florence Festival of Books

Talking books at the beach

Judy Fleagle, co-founder of the Florence Festival of Books, which begins Friday, says organization is key to the event.

The cancer monologues

At Triangle, the author of “The Vagina Monologues” takes on her own journey into the trials of cancer.

Wound: A poem for Sept. 11

Leanne Grabel’s poem, written two days after the terrorist attacks, captures the trauma and grief.

Rising in Beaverton: West Gate

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, due to open in March 2022, gives Beaverton a stage and sense of place.

The Immigrant Story and 9/11

Stage & Studio: A conversation with founder Sankar Raman, plus a father’s talk with his daughter 20 years ago on 9/11.

Making everything perfect

Kate Nason’s memoir traces an emergence from bad marriages and the shadow of a president and a White House intern.

Opera, Albina, and Architecture

The director and composer discuss their new opera “Sanctuaries” and staging it outside Memorial Coliseum.

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
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest First Baptist Church 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