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Listen to ‘I Have a Dream’

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take seven minutes to watch and hear the eloquence and artistry of the famous speech that helped re-set a nation’s compass.

2023 in Review: Remembering those we lost

Katherine Ace, Yaki Bergman, Margaret Chapman, Walt Curtis, Darcelle, Cai Emmons, Michael Griggs, Donald Jenkins, Henk Pander and more: Oregon arts figures who died in 2023.

2023 in Review: Around and about Oregon

From coast to desert to hills and valleys and places in between, culture thrived in towns large and small around the state. Wherever people were, so was art.

2023 in Review: The look of visual arts

From the Rothko Pavilion to Converge 45 to the Hallie Ford’s 25th anniversary and much more, a look at some of the highlights of Oregon’s year in the worlds of museums and visual art.

Luisa and Rene talk theater and life

Actor Luisa Sermol and novelist Rene Denfeld sit down for a chat about drama, stories, sexism, making the invisible seen, and working together on the play “Myra’s Story.”   

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

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