Seattle Repertory Theatre Fat Ham
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Picture of Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias is a journalist of many years, and was a staff writer for The Oregonian for more than a decade, and a columnist and features writer for the Rocky Mountain News. Her memoir “Storm Beat – A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast” was published in 2020 by Oregon State University press. She is also the author of the novel Wander, winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award for literary fiction and a finalist for the 2017 International Book Awards for new fiction. She lives on the Oregon Coast with her husband Chan and rescue pup Gus.
Benjie King shot the Yaquina Bay Bridge in the smoky glow caused by wildfire. "You won’t see the sky like that again, hopefully, ever again,” he says. Photo by: Benjie King, Out West Photography

Smoke on the water

Photographer Benjie King captures haunting images of Newport in the orange glow cast by wildfires.

Jane and Mike Brumfield closed thier gallery in Cannon Beach to concentrate on their gallery in their home town of Astoria

Home is where the art is

The pandemic forced owners of Brumfield Gallery to pick between two locations; they chose their hometown.

In announcing her retirement from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Catherine Rickbone told the board of directors that her tenure with the council “was made up of billions of moments, millions of interactions, thousands of programs, hundreds of decisions, and uncountable challenges and joys.” Photo courtesy: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Arts advocate steps down

Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts says pandemic cutbacks make this a good time to retire.

Peter Frajola, associate concertmaster with the Oregon Symphony, sits in on violin during the 2017 performance. Photo courtesy: Newport Symphony Orchestra

And the band plays on

The Newport Symphony Orchestra has to forgo its July Fourth concert, but an encore broadcast keeps the spirit alive.

An art-felt thank you

When Manzanita’s Hoffman Center had to cancel a fundraiser, organizers got creative.

Fire birds: Sweet!

Pyrographer Cynthia Longhat-Adams’ avian art will be featured at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Dave Densmore says one of his goals in writing poetry is to “reinforce for the men and women of the industry a sense of pride in what we do and who we are.” Photo by Patrick Dixon, courtesy FisherPoets Gathering

Fishers of poetry

Commercial fishermen will share poems, stories, and songs during the 23rd annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria.

Falling for flamenco

Laura Onizuka will teach the Spanish dance and art form at an upcoming Lincoln City retreat.

Vision 2020: Kristin Shauck

The Clatsop CC teacher loves Astoria’s grittiness, but sees gentrification putting the squeeze on her students.

Fish, ink, and paper

The most critical element in gyotaku, says instructor Bruce Koike, is getting the eyes right.

A writer’s journey

In which our coast correspondent learns the secret to publishing a novel is to never, never, never give up.

Jennifer DeCarlo launches jdc Fine Art in San Diego in 2011. She recently moved her gallery, dedicated to content-driven contemporary art by photographers, to the Marketplace at Salishan. Photo courtesy: Jennifer DeCarlo

‘Their art is my work now’

Gallery owner Jennifer DeCarlo talks about moving from artist to art dealer, art fairs, and the place of visual art.

Astoria artist Dave Ambrose will talk about how artists can use a lease-to-own program to get art into the hand of would-be customers during the Clatsop County Arts Summit next month. Photo courtesy: Dave Ambrose

Artists talking to artists

The inaugural Clatsop County Arts Summit will cover everything from lease-to-own art to copyright law.

CMNW Council
Blueprint Arts Carmen Sandiego
Seattle Opera Barber of Seville
Stumptown Stages Legally Blonde
Corrib Hole in Ground
Kalakendra May 3
Portland Opera Puccini
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante
OCCA Monthly
NW Dance Project
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light
PPH Passing Strange
Maryhill Museum of Art
PSU College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson Fellow Wendy Red Star
Pacific Maritime HC Prosperity
PAM 12 Month
High Desert Sasquatch
Oregon Cultural Trust
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