NEWS & NOTES

The eyes have it: Art of the camera

ArtsWatch Weekly: Photography gets (beyond) real, art museum reshuffles the deck, Ashland's indie film fest, more.

 

Dennis Cunningham: The last catch

Sue Taylor considers the work of Dennis Cunningham, whose deft linocuts of Oregon fishing reflect the fabric of life in the state. Cunningham died last week.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Ashland Film Festival celebrates the power of young people

Streamers: The indie fest rolls out a virtual and live-event 20th season with a lineup strong on documentaries.

 

Lillian Pitt: 10,000 Years Through Art

Stage & Studio: The noted artist talks about friendships, mentoring, and the Indigenous traditions that shape her art.

 
 

THEATER

The Endurance of The -Ism Project

How a monologue series about race, gender, and sexual identity leapt from stage to screen.

 

Riverbend Players goes to the dogs

Marilyn Karr, here with her border collie Journey, plays two roles in “The Dog Logs”: Savoir Faire, a single-minded greyhound, and Maddie, a golden retriever, who finds life, especially boy dogs, strange. Photo courtesy: Riverbend Players

After a quiet year, the Nehalem theater company is back with a play in which all the characters are canine.

 

MUSIC

A year of hope and resilience

Wyatt True, Eric Alterman and Kimberlee Uwate,of the Delgani String Quartet, rehearse new music for string trio by OCF composers. Photo by Gary Ferrington.

Eugene's Oregon Composers Forum is taking its Music Today Festival online – with more than 60 new works.

 

MusicWatch Monthly: April is the coolest month

Looking forward to a wild summer where the masks start to come off and the concerts slowly start coming back.

 
 

DANCE

The Year of Living Cautiously, Pt. 2

Dance on screen: It's not the same as watching a live performance, but when theaters are shut down, it's a balm.

 

DanceWatch: Pandemic downs and ups

How have dancers and choreographers negotiated the pandemic? Jamuna Chiarini tells her particular story.

 

VISUAL ART

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 3

In the final of a three-part series, Pat Rose talks with photographer Susan Bein abut her influences and her iPhone art.

 

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 2

Part two of a three-part profile of creative Portland photographers features Laura Kurtenbach.

 
 

CULTURE

Hat Dance

It's the top of a new day for heads in hat-happy Portland. K.B. Dixon's street portraits show off the evidence.

 

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 1

Pat Rose profiles three of Portland’s most creative photographers. Part 1: Grace Weston.

 

OREGON

The story of a man and his dog

Pacific City author Ben Moon’s memoir, “Denali,” is a finalist for an Oregon Book Award.

 

From ashes of the Echo Mountain fire, art

Bruce MacGregor photographed Larry on Sept. 20, after his Otis home was destroyed in the Echo Mountain fire, then looted. Photo by: Bruce MacGregor

The Lincoln City Cultural Center gathers photography and items culled from the rubble of last fall's fire near Otis.