Portland Center Stage Portland Oregon Theatre
2021
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.