MYS Oregon to Iberia
November 2023
Triangle Productions FLO

Lester Purry and the road to Scrooge

Bobby Bermea: The talented actor Lester Purry, who’s created a bond with Portland Playhouse, is back in town and creating his own kind of skinflint in the Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol.”

Giving and the Oregon Cultural Tax Credit

As the giving season moves into high gear, the state’s innovative tax credit system allows you to double the impact of your donations to nonprofit cultural groups.

Installation view of Africa Fashion with mannequins in diverse

African Fashion and a ‘rocket launch’ of Black Artists of Oregon

At the Portland Art Museum, a shining show of fashion from Africa, an energetic celebration of Black artists that feels like the start of a much bigger picture – and a third show, “Throughlines,” that mixes and matches from the museum collections.

The Cultural Landscape 12: Special Edition

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with a “special edition” featuring trailblazing women artists Lucinda Parker, Judy Cooke, Phyllis Yes, Sherrie Wolf, and Laura Ross-Paul.

Reviving the ‘lost’ art of Eugene Landry

Thirty years after his death, a resilient Shoalwater Bay tribal artist has an exhibit in Astoria side by side with young tribal artists inspired by his example.

Triangle makes New York gorgeous

The Portland theater company leaps into the Off-Broadway spotlight with “Make Me Gorgeous!,” a bravura one-man show about trans trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe.

MusicWatch: The examined life

YOB is love; Eugene versus Corvallis; Renegade Opera and PSU Opera; twangy Indian music; and the one true “Messiah.”

Collaged paper elements by Joe Feddersen. Family Album #74. 2023. Ink, paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Adams and Ollman. Photo: Area Array.

Joe Feddersen’s ‘Extended Family’

The artist’s glass installation and collages on view at Adams and Ollman explore the ties that bind, both humans to one another and to the environment. Feddersen’s heightened visibility in the art world fits with a larger trend of renaissance for Indigenous art.

Are we a jazz town? The 1905 closes.

Financial difficulties for the 1905, which has just gone out of business, raise larger questions about the history and future of jazz in Portland.

Jewish Museum hires a new leader

Rebekah Sobel will join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in January, moving from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

‘Scene Shifting’: The Western land in flux

“The view never stays the same for long; never for a moment, actually”: Dan Powell’s book of photos captures moments from an ever-changing landscape in the dry stretches of the West.

Lea Zawada as Monique and Alexandria Hunter as Lucy in “awe/struck.”

DramaWatch: an ‘awe/struck’ experience

Profile keeps rolling with its trio of plays by christopher oscar peña, this one about the aftermath of a spasm of violence. Plus openings, last chances, and a billboard campaign.

Playing Clarence Darrow in Pakistan

In 1997, Portland actor Tobias Andersen portrayed the famous American lawyer at a huge arts festival in the sprawling city of Lahore. In a new book, he tells the story of his adventures.

News & Notes: Art as an economic driver

A national study reports that the arts rang up an $829 million impact in Oregon in 2022, boosting the economy and creating many jobs. Plus: Oregon is looking for its next poet laureate.

Alex Deets, Jamondria Harris, and Bridgette/Bird Hickey at Overlook Park. Photo by Hannah Krafcik.

Despite expectations, age is only a number

Hannah Krafcik speaks with three gender-nonconforming folks about how it is possible to feel thousands upon thousands of years old and very young all at once.

Clackamas County drops RACC funding

The county follows the City of Portland’s lead in defunding the regional arts granting group – and RACC, in turn, makes plans to continue its services.

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