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Memorial: Those we lost in 2022

Remembering the many Oregon arts and cultural figures who died in 2022, from music to dance to stage to screen to literary figures and more.

2022: The year at the theater

Oregon’s theater scene took the year literally in stages, from Covid caution to something resembling (but not quite) full speed ahead.

The cultural and hot wars of 2022

From Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to vaccine wars to street protests and racial reckonings, the art world responds to the world at large.

Ukraine today: Art flowering in war

The trauma of invasion has a long history before Putin. Ukraine artists draw on it in remarkable ways, reaching back to the modernist movement of a century ago.

2022: A Literary Year in Review

Amy Leona Havin looks back at a year of book releases, events, interviews, and inspirations from Oregon’s literary bounty.

‘The Cadence’: A Tale of Paper and Cloth

Using paper, cloth, and found materials, film director Luca DiPierro brings a beautifully haunting world of folklore and magic to life in “The Cadence.”

Farmers in the lumber room

The gallery’s painting and photography show “Inheritance” spotlights agricultural workers in Ghana and Black farmers in America.

Doubling up with the Cultural Trust

Oregon’s unique Cultural Tax Credit can double your donation to arts and cultural groups. Deadline for this year’s gifts is Dec. 31.

PuzzleWatch: Well-Seasoned Art

Pour a mug of cocoa and relax with Daryl Browne’s latest crossword puzzle, a joyful celebration of the holiday season.

Jeffrey Gibson and Oscar Howe at PAM

The exhibitions “Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe” and “Jeffrey Gibson: They Come from Fire” offer interrelated reflections on identity and the historical record. Laurel Reed Pavic reviews.

Motoi Yamamoto’s labyrinth of salt

The Japanese artist’s reflection on the shifting forms of life, meticulously shaped at PLACE, is about to return to its source.

In Portland, a ‘Messiah’ rings forth

As Portland Baroque Orchestra and the choir Cappella Romana bring Handel’s “Messiah” to vivid life, photographer Joe Cantrell captures the energy and beauty of it all.

DramaWatch: Going to the ZooZoo

Imago’s magical menagerie of costumed critters returns to the stage. Plus Dickens and C.S. Lewis and even Neil Simon.

Baroque Orchestra makes its choice

British harpsichordist and early-music champion Julian Perkins will succeed violinist Monica Huggett as artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Bobby Bermea: Who is Holly Griffith?

Talking with the new artistic director of the Irish theater Corrib about Dublin and contemporary playwrights and her twisting path to Portland.

Happy holidaze: A few shows for you

Susannah Mars at Wilf’s, a little Batucada samba, Imago’s “ZooZoo” menagerie, M&F “Santaland” nostalgia at the history museum.

DramaWatch: Enter Laughing

Holiday shows dominate December’s theater calendar, with good cheer and comedy and a few dark edges to keep you on your toes.

An ‘Our Town’ for all towns

Fuse Theatre’s new production of Thornton Wilder’s American classic tells the story of love and loss from a queer perspective.

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