High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend 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.

Camp 18: A walk-through history in logs

By a popular restaurant on the way to the Oregon Coast, an open-air logging museum offers the strange and ghostly beauty of ruination. A photo essay by K.B. Dixon.

After the flood: Remembering Celilo

On the 65th anniversary of the flooding of Celilo Falls by The Dalles Dam, the River People gather to remember, revisit, and look ahead.

News & Notes: A new poetry champ

Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of the Oregon School for the Deaf wins the Poetry Out Loud state title; new at the art museum; downtown art space trashed.

Art on the Road: On (un)predictability

On a path from Germany to Southern Oregon, sculptor Christian Burchard goes with the grain as he collects, cuts, turns, and dreams the surprises in the wood.

News & Notes: Spreading the wealth

Grants in honor of the late Ross McKeen; 45th Parallel benefit concerts for Ukraine refugees; Sabina Haque’s silhouettes at Waterstone.

ACDA Montana five-state choral workshop 1969. Photo from Browne Family archives.

Sweet music in the air

Oregon choirs amass in Spokane for Northwestern American Choral Directors Association.

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
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series 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