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Hannah Krafcik
Hannah Krafcik (they/them) is a Portland-based interdisciplinary neuroqueer artist and writer whose work emerges from ongoing reflections on social patterning and censorship, (over)stimulation, perseveration, and intuition. Their practices span dance, writing, new media, and sound design. Hannah continues to be influenced by their collaboration with artistic partner Emily Jones.
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After a storied career with Dance Theater of Harlem and Feld Ballet, Marcus McGregor returned to the stage after a 15-year hiatus to appear in "The History of Empires." Photo: Maria Baranova.

Dance Review: “The History of Empires”

An exhilarating, if unconventional, look at the rise and fall of empires – historical, contemporary, urban, political, and even our own personal domains – through dance theater.

Elbow Room takes on the contemporary art scene

A pair of “sister shows” at Elbow Room and ILY2 showcase a talented group of artists and the ingenuity of the close-knit community of the Portland art scene. The artists all work out of Elbow Room’s SE Portland studio and gallery.

installation view of Policing Justice at PICA

‘Policing Justice’ at PICA

The group exhibition, curated by Cleo Davis and Nina Amstutz, brings together works by artists and organizations that highlight histories of oppression and resistance. Recounting and engaging with the past allows for the imagining of a more equitable future.

gallery install view with white walls, television screens with headphones and various ephemera. On the upper right corner of the gallery wall is an led sign that reads 'artists talk shit'

Process and destiny at the Cooley Gallery

“Las Vegas Ikebana” celebrates five decades of friendship between Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi. On view are individual works, collaborations, and ephemera that reveal the richness of their creative intertwining.

Naomi Funaki, center right, and Ana Tomioshi, right, with fellow Music From the Sole dancers. Photo: Titus Ogilvie Laing.

Dance Review: Music From The Sole

In its enrapturing show, ‘I Didn’t Come to Stay,’ this acclaimed tap and live music company celebrated the depth and virtuosity of tap’s Afro-diasporic roots.

three curved screens with projections of the surface of the sun

Soak up the sun: Georgie Friedman

“BREATHING-LIGHT,” on view at Oregon Contemporary, offers viewers the chance to surround themselves with the surface of the sun. Hannah Krafcik contemplates this perspectival flip.

multi-colored patchwork sculpture with two tufts of multi-colored hair

Gina Herrera at after/time

The sculptor’s show is the second offering in the collective’s ‘After Image’ series. Herrera’s multi-colored, abstract sculptures made from found materials reflect on the cultural resonance of discards.

Carolyn Stuart: Making Contact

For this dance teacher and Contact Improvisation devotee, gender and movement are fluid: “We are in constant motion—that’s life. We’re constantly evolving. We are the transition.”

Person with short dark hair and a rust red shirt in an open landscape with yellow grass fields

Bloom where you are planted

Community organizer Nik Portela embraced The Dalles as their home, tipping the rural town’s local culture toward more LGBTQIA2S+ acceptance.

Person with purple hair smelling a bouquet of pink flowers

The many facets of Daphne

In the latest installment in the ‘Gender Deconstruction’ series, Hannah Krafcik talks with Oregon Coast resident Daphne Sprinkle about transfeminine identity and community embrace.

Gaming Euphoria

In the latest installment of ArtsWatch’s Gender Deconstruction series, game designer and self-described “science communicator” Olive Marion Gabriel Joseph Wick Perry talks passion projects, day jobs, and making it all work.

Bonnie Lucas at ILY2

The retrospective “Bonnie Lucas 1978-2023” is the first show in ILY2’s new Pearl gallery space. Hannah Krafcik considers the coded meanings of the bejeweled and bedecked compositions.

Studio visit: Maya Vivas

A co-founder of Ori Gallery, Vivas has stepped away from arts administration and organizing in order to focus on their studio practice. Vivas discusses their art and “finding the playground at the end of the world” with Hannah Krafcik.

Pace Taylor at Nationale

Taylor’s show “Breathe when you need to” opens June 10th and explores the concept of masking through portraits. Hannah Krafcik visited the artist in their studio to learn more about the works’ multilayered inspiration.

The Art of Astrology

Renee Sills created Embodied Astrology to connect with herself, her clients and to make sense of the world.

Triangle Productions FLO
PCS Clyde’s
MYS Oregon to Iberia
Profile Theatre Orange Sky
OCCA Monthly
NW Dance Project
Maryhill Museum of Art
PAM 12 Month
Pacific Maritime HC Prosperity
PSU College of the Arts
Oregon Cultural Trust
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