Oregon Children's Theatre Portland Oregon
March 2022

The sensitive eye of a radical

Art from Tumult: Bev Grant’s Photographic Record
of Radicalized New York, at Reed College’s Cooley Art Gallery.

DramaWatch: ‘Queens Girl’ moves to Africa

Picking up what they began in New York, Clackamas Rep and star Lauren Steele take a stellar tale continental. Plus Forgotten Women, Chick Fight, Taylor Mac & more.

Lee Kelly, giant of NW art, dies at 89

A longtime shaper of the Oregon art scene, Kelly was known for his large-scale stainless steel and Cor-Ten sculptures, which combined abstract and geometric elements.

Bridgetown throws a musical party

Stage notes: A conservatory throws a musical-theater gala, mystery theater and Lea Salonga at the Reser, the slap heard ’round the world.

Exit, Stage Next: A Dancer Moves On

The Seattle ballet star Noelani Pantastico reflects on her long dancing career and her move into teaching the next generation.

Frida Kahlo, off the conveyer belt

The secret to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Kahlo, Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: Take it your own way, at your own pace.

This is your brain on art

Portland psychobiographer William Todd Schultz’s book “The Mind of the Artist” demystifies the driving forces behind creative inspiration.

Remembering forgotten women, onstage

A conversation with writer Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, whose choreopoem “In the Name of Forgotten Women” is debuting at CoHo.

Art Review: Birthe Piontek at Blue Sky Gallery

Piontek’s photographs explore the intricacies of family, love, and inevitable loss. The title of the exhibition, “Abendlied,” means lullaby or evening song in German, capturing the intimacy of the series.

DramaWatch: William Hurt onstage

The movie star, who died in Portland on Sunday, performed in four plays with Artists Rep. Also: Getting grisly with “Titus,” comedy & more.

PuzzleWatch: Williams Knows the Score

Oregon ArtsWatch takes a dive into unfamiliar waters with PuzzleWatch, a new monthly series of culture-focused crossword puzzles by Daryl Browne.