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Japanese Garden’s Circle of Art

“Kenji Ide: A Poem of Perception” marks a new era for contemporary art at the Portland Japanese Garden as well as a requiem for its late curator, Matt Jay.

A Portland Journal: The city in photos

Has the city lost its way? In the first of a series of urban portraits, K.B. Dixon reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

Gemma Whelan’s brush with freedom

In the Portland writer’s new novel “Painting Through the Dark,” a young Irish artist fights for liberation in California.

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.

The meeting of Manuel II Palaiologos Emperor of the Romans and King Henry IV of England. Saint Alban’s Chronicle, MS6, Lambeth Palace Library, f240 recto. From the cover of Cappella Romana's new album "A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court: Christmas 1400, London."

Bach, Bend and the Byzantine

Cappella Romana connects the music of Byzantium and England in their January concert “A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court,” and sings the “B minor Mass” in Salem with conductor Paul Klemme in February. A cappella music comes to a festival in Bend and a competition in Sherwood.

Henk Pander’s ‘Ordeal’

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

The humble lawn ornament

Open Air Museum, Part 3: Still hesitant about entering a museum or gallery? Welcome to this statuesque exhibition-about-town.

PuzzleWatch: Violin Virtuosos

Bored? Tired of aimlessly fiddling around? Maybe it’s time to try your hand at Daryl Browne’s latest crossword puzzle. No strings attached!

DramaWatch: Big shakeup in Ashland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, beset by pandemic and environmental troubles, slashes leadership and other jobs – and Artistic Director Nataki Garrett adds more duties.

Bobby Bermea: Adventures in reading

“Read a book!” isn’t an insult. It’s a surprise, a pleasure, a punch in the gut, an eye-opening education, and a blessing.

More than a place: Abiotos at the Reser

As Studio Abioto’s African-diaspora “Red Thread: Green Earth” closes with a vibrant performance at the Reser Center, show and space seem made for each other.

DramaWatch: American hoop dreams

Artists Rep’s premiere of Kareem Fahmy’s “American Fast” does a fast break on sport, faith, and culture. Plus: Sondheim for a new generation.

Creature Comforts: The joys of Grimm

The women of the hit TV show “Grimm” team up again to tell behind-the-scenes stories, interview special guests and share their love of Portland in their podcast, “The Grimmcast.”

LitWatch January: To the new year

2023 begins with readings by authors including Erika Bolstad, Nathan Slinker, Leanne Grabel, Bill Siverly, Curtis White, Dianne Stepp, and Josephine Woolington.

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.

2022: The year at the theater

Oregon’s theater scene took the year literally in stages, from Covid caution to something resembling (but not quite) full speed ahead.

The cultural and hot wars of 2022

From Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to vaccine wars to street protests and racial reckonings, the art world responds to the world at large.

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