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Oregon ArtsWatch
Oregon ArtsWatch
Oregon ArtsWatch

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.

Niki Price's public art walk along the Oregon Coast Trail began with a bit of history at Ft. Stevens State Park, where the wreck of the Peter Iredale has been slowing disintegrating since it ran aground in 1906.

A beach walk with a mission

Niki Price of the Lincoln City Cultural Center is hiking the Coast to raise money for the center and awareness of public art.

The weight of secrets

On view at the JSMA in Eugene: Belkis Ayón’s collagraphs explore the mythology of an all-male secret society that she could never join.

Dennis Cunningham: The last catch

Sue Taylor considers the work of Dennis Cunningham, whose deft linocuts of Oregon fishing reflect the fabric of life in the state. Cunningham died last week.

Yachats Celtic Fest plans for fall

The music fest, which lost its 20th season last year to the pandemic, plans to start again in ’21 – if restrictions are eased in time.

Brian McWhorter. Photo by Dusty Whitaker.

Coping with catastrophe

“The arts are undergoing a catastrophe. The performing arts sector, specifically, has been squashed. And, as with any tragedy, I think there are also revelations.”

More than a sum of parts

Sue Taylor reviews Rose Dickson’s exhibition “Giantess” on view at Melanie Flood Projects through September 27th.

A program finds its resolution

The last class of OCAC’s MFA in Craft program has a show – in person- at Upfor Gallery for one week in July. Briana Miller reviews.

ArtsEd: Age of anxiety

Even without a pandemic, middle school can be stressful. Create More, Fear Less channels that anxiety into art.

Unwound and unbound

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo considers the artist’s meditative fiber sculptures made from deconstructed canvases

‘The Dope Elf’ considers power

Gawdafful National Theater visited Yale Union for ‘The Dope Elf,’ a play about white supremacy that kept the audience in motion.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout at Friends of Chamber Music concert October 2019. Photo courtesy of FOCM.

Being the song

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout show Portland how it’s done.

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White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
Delgani String Quartet Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest First Baptist Church Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
BodyVox Dance Center Serious Cupcakes Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland 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
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Literary Arts Amor Towles The Lincoln Highway Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Spectacular Portland Oregon
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Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
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