Western States Arts Federation

May 2022

Conversations at the Ceramic Showcase

The Oregon Potters Association held its first in-person Ceramic Showcase in two years in May at the Portland Convention Center. Maguelonne Ival attended and interviewed fellow ceramicists about art, value, and prestige.

Kevin Irving dances into the music

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra hires the former Oregon Ballet Theatre leader as its executive director, and other comings and goings in Oregon music.

Fertile Ground Festival takes a break

Portland’s annual festival of new works, which reinvented itself during the pandemic, will take a “strategic hiatus” in 2023 to reinvent again.

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