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Photo First: Milk Carton Boat Race

K.B. Dixon and his camera take in the wetness and the glory of Sunday’s splashy race, a Rose Festival favorite since 1973.

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Mel Bochner at The Schnitzer Collection

‘Mel Bochner: Words Mean Everything’ is on view in the new gallery space at NW Yeon. Angela Allen sits down with Jordan Schnitzer to discuss the new show, the gallery space, and his vision for his art collection.

News & Notes: Lake Oswego’s big arts bash

The 61st annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts brings a feast of art and music to town. Plus: Portland’s 18th Dolly Parton Hoot Night celebrates the pop icon and defies the naysayers.

swirling letterpress text reading "I keep thinking until I know"

Alyson Provax’s islands of perception

The artist’s letterpress works lean into language’s incomplete capacity to describe feelings. Hannah Krafcik reviews “To know what we say we know,” on view through June at Well Well Projects.

Discovering the Portland Puppet Museum

Half-hidden behind trees in an 1880s Sellwood former grocery building, the museum is one of the few in the nation dedicated to preserving the art, history, and pleasures of all things puppetry.

Stage & Studio: Meet The Kashiwabaras

In her new podcast Dmae Lo Roberts talks with four members of a busy Portland “theater family” about juggling schedules, “Matilda the Musical” and more.

Art as Witness: Quilting a slave’s story

In the exhibition “Ms. Molly’s Voice” at the Columbia Gorge Museum, a collection of family quilts reveals beauty, pain, remembrance, and secret signs along the Underground Railroad.

Gordon’s Fireplace Shop: Questions

Eyesore or art? Landmark or blight? Photographer K.B. Dixon gets up close with the paintings and graffiti scrawls on an abandoned building that Portland’s City Council has voted to foreclose on.

Seeing America in a hazy orange tone

Review: Profile Theatre’s premiere of christopher oscar peña’s “our orange sky” tells an immigrant story steeped in ambition, family discord, and pursuit of the American Dream.

Hillsboro Pride Party: A rainbow rises

During Pride Month, Oregon’s fifth largest city celebrates openness and diversity amid recognition that the quest to overcome fear and repression is far from over.

Letter from New York: So many good shows, so little time

As Broadway revs up for this year’s Tony Awards, Misha Berson takes in the tales of “Stereophonic,” “The Outsiders,” “Water for Elephants,” “Uncle Vanya” and “Patriots” – and wishes for more.

DramaWatch: Girl from Dylan Country

The Broadway tour of the Bob Dylan musical “Girl from the North Country” comes to Portland. Also: Openings in Portland and Ashland; Seattle theaters sing the budget blues.

Yes says no to gender stereotypes

Artist Phyllis Yes’s paintings of a man doing housework in the buff, banned from a church gallery, find a new home – and after a half-century, her nude model comes clean.

The OBT Dancers in Makino Hayashi's “The Message 2024,” part of "Made in Portland." Photo by Jingzi Zhao.

Dance Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s ‘Made in Portland’

Featuring three world premieres by guest choreographers and a special performance by the Jefferson Dancers, this second iteration of ‘Made in Portland’ demonstrates OBT continues as, under Dani Rowe’s leadership, a creative force in the Portland dance community. 

An Urban Craft Uprising breaks out in Bend

A hundred booths of indie handmade artisan fine art, crafts, food and more will line downtown Bend for a day of browsing and buying on Saturday, June 8.

Malkovich & Igudesman: Laugh to the music

The actor-comedian and his musical sidekick join the Oregon Symphony Orchestra for a wry and funny look at the slings and arrows of outrageous classical music critics.

Man in blue shirt fashioning a small, soft sculpture in hot pink

Creating magic at North Pole Studio

North Pole Studio’s mission is to “increase opportunities for artists with autism and intellectual / developmental disabilities to thrive as active members of the art community.” Hannah Krafcik explores what makes North Pole Studio tick.

DramaWatch: Ex-cons, songs, and greasy spoons

The musical “The Spitfire Grill” and the comedy “Clyde’s” are cooking in the kitchen. Plus: a Christopher Oscar Peña premiere at Profile; Oregon Children’s Theatre’s call for help; more.

Review: Triangle stars a different Supreme

The Portland theater company pays tribute to Florence Ballard, the Motown girl group’s original lead singer, but leaves a wanting audience and an underserved legacy.

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Cool shoes at Portland Art Museum

The shoes in ‘Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks’ are visually intriguing and push the boundaries of what constitutes a shoe. Laurel Reed Pavic has questions about arch support.

VizArts Monthly: Summer buzz

June brings new beginnings with warmer weather and an array of art opportunities. Raylee Heiden rounds up both indoor and “plein air” options.

white circular flowers and noxious green ivy against corrugated metal in a dry landscape

Ryan Pierce’s teeming landscapes

“Improbable Springs” at Elizabeth Leach Gallery features large-scale paintings that juxtapose the exuberance of nature with human-made discards.

News & Notes: Open house at The Reser

The Beaverton arts center is throwing a free party. Plus: Grants make the cultural world go ’round; new leadership in the Oregon Legislature’s Arts and Culture Caucus.

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