Portland Center Stage at the Armory Quixote Nuevo Portland Oregon
July 2023
Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Willamette University Salem Oregon

VizArts Monthly: Personal perceptions

August’s selections of art exhibitions and events highlight artists sharing their vision of the world with viewers. The results cover everything from beach debris to John Travolta.

Letter from Seattle: A theatrical shakeup

New faces in key places, final chapter for the lamented Book-It Rep, a little Jeeves and Wilde, and some Wagner at the opera keep the summer unsettled but hopping.

Nik Whitcomb, Hillsboro’s new bag man

As Bag & Baggage performs “Red Velvet,” his first directing show as the theater’s artistic director, the Omaha and New York transplant creates a tight bond with his new home town.

Let there be music (and tractors, too)

On a balmy July evening on a Beaverton farm, The Concerts at the Barn kicked off their summer season. For audience and musicians alike, the sights and sounds were delicious.

U.S. chooses Jeffrey Gibson for Venice Biennale

Portland Art Museum and curator Kathleen Ash-Milby play key roles in spotlighting the first solo Indigenous artist at the U.S. Pavilion in the international art showcase’s 129-year history.

Art review: Animal magnetism

The group exhibit “Biomass,” in a Pearl District warehouse space, reunites a contemporary art community after a lengthy pause.

Patrick Castillo discussed his piece "ephemera" at the Armory Lobby for CMNW 2023. Photo by Shawnte Sims.

Twitchy energy: New@Night number three

Last Wednesday’s concert in the Armory–the second-to-last in Chamber Music Northwest’s series of midweek new music programs–presented young-people-friendly music by Magnus Lindberg, Patrick Castillo, Lembit Beecher, and Edvard Bagdasaryan.

Producing the future at Parallax Art Center

The collaboratively curated group exhibition “Notes for Tomorrow” tackles complex issues and presents a “network of overlapping solutions.” The art, as well as its curatorial framing, is dense but ultimately rewarding.

The big arts breakup: RACC and PDX

The City of Portland tells the Regional Arts & Culture Council it’s going to go it alone on arts policy and funding – and it’s taking its money with it.

DramaWatch: Six sassy singing wives

Henry VIII’s wives take the stage in Portland in the musical “Six”; Bag&Baggage’s “Red Velvet,” Box of Clowns, stinky cheese, Shakespeare in Elgin, time out for kids’ shows, more.

Preview: ‘Break to Build’ at Zidell Yards

The site-specific performance combines dance, music, puppetry, and film in an exploration of the cyclical nature of life and ideas, as well as the evolving identity of the historic shipbuilding location.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 10

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with All Classical’s Suzanne Nance, poet Carlos Reyes, playwright Andrea Stolowitz, visual artist James Minden, and flautist Amelia Lukas.

News & Notes: A new large Portland performance hall?

Keller Auditorium, which is susceptible to earthquake damage, must be upgraded — or maybe replaced. Also: The elk is finally close to a return, but Abe and Teddy still wait while the city talks.

DramaWatch: Send in the Clown Cohort

CoHo’s clowns tie a twister by the tail. Plus: a jukebox musical at Lakewood, a sketch comedy festival, Astoria’s “performathon,” seasons’ greetings, throwing the dice on “Six.”

Lo Steele: Come on, get happy

Bobby Bermea talks with the Portland rising star of stage and song about her musical passion and her new album, “Happy Girl.”

Whirling divas at The Reser

Life is a cabaret: Poison Waters and a bevy of drag stars dress up, feel their Pride, light the lights, and put on a show.

From slave to homesteader in Oregon

An illuminating exhibit on the life of Black pioneer Letitia Carson helps the Corvallis Museum broaden its perspective on the history of Oregon and Benton County.

Chamber Music Northwest Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios The Old Church Portland Oregon
City of Hillsboro Walters Cultural Arts Center She's Speaking Live! Hillsboro Oregon
Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Willamette University Salem Oregon
Portland State University College of Arts William Shakespeare Measure for Measure PSU Portland Oregon
Portland Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition University of Portland Free Event Portland Oregon
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Fertile Ground Portland Oregon
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
Tilikum Chamber Orchestra Lake Oswego High School Fairy Tales and Folk Songs Lake Oswego Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Quixote Nuevo Portland Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Realm of Nature Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Portland Opera The Snowy Day Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
White Bird Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Sarah Slipper Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Corrib Theatre Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon
Seattle Opera The Life and Times of MalcolmX McCaw Hall Seattle Washington
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Music Concert Rooted Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Newmark Theater Portland Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
High Desert Museum Sensing Sasquatch Indigenous Art & Knowledge Bend Oregon
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