June 2023
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon

VizArts Monthly: Collaboration and community

Summer is here! Jason N. Le’s round-up of July shows features group shows, retrospectives, and solo exhibitions inspired by everything from the otherworldly to the intimately personal.

DramaWatch: Comedy from the Gods

Clackamas Rep brings the ancients romping into the present. Plus: Broadway Rose’s “Dreamcoat,” new leader at Artists Rep, farewell to Book-It Rep and Sheldon Harnick, more.

Arts funding bottoms out in Legislature

As Oregon lawmakers stumble through a long Senate walkout and then rush to finish business, a cultural sector still hurting from Covid shutdowns loses on several fronts.

Music critics elect Allen, Bash

The Music Critics Association of North America chooses ArtsWatch writers Angela Allen as secretary and James Bash as treasurer.

Maryhill Museum names a new leader

The museum names Amy Behrens, executive director of a Southern California cultural center and botanical gardens, to lead it into the future.

Bush House Museum’s historical reboot

The Salem Art Association opens the Waldo Bogle Gallery in the Bush House and unveils the two latest paintings in Jeremy Okai Davis’s portrait series. The house’s original owner and namesake would not be pleased.

Review: Danielle Ross presents ‘Lineage’

Utilizing choreographic iterations and iconography from different dance lineage backgrounds, the choreographer and performer offered a uniquely abstract look at the spiraling chain of Portland dance connectivity.

A Call for a Commons in the Gorge

New leadership and a show of diverse work by women artists in the Gorge suggest a transformation of ideas at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Allen Elizabethan Theatre.

PuzzleWatch: Shakespeare in Music and Movies

From Verdi’s operas to the films of Orson Welles, Shakespeare’s plays have left an indelible mark on generations of artists. But how much do you really know about the Bard and his admirers?

The Cultural Landscape: Part 9

K.B. Dixon’s culltural-portrait series continues with illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt, artist Dan Gluibizzi, writers Cecily Wong and Aaron Galbreath, and Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Dani Rowe.

DramaWatch: The (true) magic of theater

A little razzle-dazzle from “Shazam!,” PlayWrite’s 24-hour play fest, circus for Cutie, Cheryl Strayed in Astoria, Bill Rauch’s big adventure, last chance for a fistful of good shows.

Derek Franklin: An artist in three acts

With his own small gallery in a shed, a show at Elizabeth Leach, and a key role in the Converge 45 biennial, the artist juggles “three ways I get to make magic out of dust.”

A ‘Midsummer’ to dream about

Review: Portland Center Stage’s fresh take on Shakespeare’s comedy is a nimble, playful, genderfluid, and not at all didactic delight.

Talking ‘Pinocchio’ from the inside

As “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio” opens at the Portland Art Museum, co-director Mark Gustafson and animation chief Brian Hansen talk about the making of the Oscar-winning movie.

DramaWatch: Son of the American Dream

Profile’s “How to Make an American Son” tells a generational family tale. Plus: Duffy Epstein & friends head for “California,” openings, closings.

A fresh new day at the Jewish Museum

After a four-month construction shutdown, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education reopens with new shows, a new gallery, and a celebratory street fair.

A dance critic goes to the theater

Tom Stoppard’s Tony-nominated family tale “Leopoldstadt” steps deftly through trauma and time and the toll of the Holocaust.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 5

As Portland strives to revive from the crises of the past three years, K.B. Dixon wraps up his five-part photographic series of scenes from the city that was and might be again.

Corrib Theatre From a Hole in the Ground Contemporary Irish Theatre Alberta House Portland Oregon
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Imani Winds and BodyVox Beautiful Everything The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Perfect Arrangement Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Moving Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light 50th Season Portland Oregon
Portland Playhouse Passing Strange Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre Carol Triffle Mission Gibbons Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson 2024 Fellow Wendy Red Star Reed College Reception Kaul Auditorium Foyer Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre and Portland Playhouse present Yohen Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sasquatch Central Oregon
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