High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
Bob Hicks
Bob Hicks
Bob Hicks
Bob Hicks has been covering arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest since 1978, including 25 years at The Oregonian. Among his art books are Kazuyuki Ohtsu; James B. Thompson: Fragments in Time; and Beth Van Hoesen: Fauna and Flora. His work has appeared in American Theatre, Biblio, Professional Artist, Northwest Passage, Art Scatter, and elsewhere. He also writes the daily art-history series "Today I Am."

PAM puts a hole in the wall

The art museum begins construction on a new loading dock, precursor to the long-awaited Rothko Pavilion expansion.

Henk Pander’s ‘Ordeal’

The Portland artist’s newest show mixes monsters, memory, and traumatic cultural events into a vivid dystopian vision.

Memorial: Those we lost in 2022

Remembering the many Oregon arts and cultural figures who died in 2022, from music to dance to stage to screen to literary figures and more.

Doubling up with the Cultural Trust

Oregon’s unique Cultural Tax Credit can double your donation to arts and cultural groups. Deadline for this year’s gifts is Dec. 31.

DramaWatch: Going to the ZooZoo

Imago’s magical menagerie of costumed critters returns to the stage. Plus Dickens and C.S. Lewis and even Neil Simon.

Baroque Orchestra makes its choice

British harpsichordist and early-music champion Julian Perkins will succeed violinist Monica Huggett as artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Happy holidaze: A few shows for you

Susannah Mars at Wilf’s, a little Batucada samba, Imago’s “ZooZoo” menagerie, M&F “Santaland” nostalgia at the history museum.

DramaWatch: Enter Laughing

Holiday shows dominate December’s theater calendar, with good cheer and comedy and a few dark edges to keep you on your toes.

Arts champion Jim Winkler, 72, dies

The Portland developer was a longtime trustee of the Portland Art Museum and a key figure in transforming the North Park Blocks into a gallery and museum district.

DramaWatch: Shaking the holiday tree

Suddenly it’s time for theatrical good cheer, from Tiny Tim to a Wonderful Life to a PDX musical – plus Corrib’s foray into an intense virtual future.

News & Notes: A fanfare for funds

Two big gifts aid the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and five Portland groups; new faces at the Miller Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission; a leadership incubator wants you.

News & Notes: Tales from citizen tellers

Immigrant stories in “I Am an American Live”; Chinatown Museum; a trip to Paris Photo; a farewell to Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Native American Arts & Salmon Festival.

News & Notes: A resonating ‘Hallelujah’

A PSU choir’s link to Leonard Cohen’s most famous song; a Covid cancellation; Afro-Topia Pop-Up; remembering Hilary Mantel & Louise Fletcher; Corey Brunish & “The Music Man.”

A Portland ballet star moves on to Hong Kong

Xuan Cheng, principal dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, is the new principal dancer and ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet. She’ll split the next year between Hong Kong and Oregon.

Tony Fuemmeler and the masks of life

At Historic Alberta House, 60 of the master maskmaker’s artist friends explore hidden and revealed identities – and Fuemmeler unmasks a change of his own.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

News & Notes: Singin’ the Covid blues again

A surge in cases causes cancellations and postponements of events. Plus: The NEA looks at artists in the workplace; summer concerts in a barn; at museums, free is a very good price.

Corey Brunish nabs another Tony

The Portland and New York producer wins his fourth Tony Award, for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.”

Lauren Carrera: On beyond Victoriana

The artist’s “Museo du Profundo Mundo” at the Newport Visual Arts Center reimagines the curiosities and collections of natural history museums.

Bang bang, and other dramatic events

On the art of storytelling and the lure of the violent in the telling of the human tale; on book-banning and the glories and bravery of libraries.

April Waters’ Antarctic visions

The Salem artist’s exhibit “Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica” at the Hallie Ford Museum blends science and art in a land of extremes.

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.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest First Baptist Church Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon