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Fernando Rodriguez submitted nine photos of anger for the Universal Feeling show. Photo by: David Bates

The medium is the mask

The Chehalem Cultural Center fills its galleries with masks by Tony Fuemmeler and other artists.

Left to right: Rochette, Mulligan, Raunig, Plass, Hobson.

PHAME and friends rock out

“I was really on fire”: PHAME Academy and Portland Opera collaborate on original rock opera.

Arden Forest comes to Yamhill County

Before we get to this week’s most exciting theater opening — an open-air production of As You Like It — let’s quickly cast our gaze just south of Yamhill County, where an intriguing Hamlet will be found.  Western Oregon University keeps Shakespeare

“Heading Home,” a joint effort by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, will be raffled off at the Quilts by the Sea show.

‘It takes a lot of patience and a good seam ripper’

Twenty-odd years ago, Cindy McEntee found herself with a sewing machine she had no interest in, but that a well-meaning aunt thought she should have. There it sat in its cabinet, unwanted and taking up space in McEntee’s living room. One gray

Modern dory boats retain the flat bottom, but have a squared stern to accommodate an outboard motor. Pacific City’s 60th annual Dory Days is July 19-21. Photo courtesy: Pacific City Dorymen’s Association

Down to the sea in ships

In many towns along the Oregon Coast, boating isn’t just a livelihood or a means of recreation, but a way of life, the foundation that defines a community. In coming weeks, two towns will celebrate their maritime history with festivals that have

“Life Goes On,” by Tammy Jo Wilson (encaustic and ceramic on panel, 20 by 16 inches, 2019) Photo by: David Bates

Envisioning the human body — and life itself

Biological Dissonance, a collection of paintings and sculpture by Portland-area artists Tammy Jo Wilson and Amanda Triplett, is the newest exhibit to take up residence in the Chehalem Cultural Center’s largest gallery. While I was visiting it recently, two other names came

The Power of Music

Sounds of a Yamhill County summer

This week’s survey of Yamhill County’s cultural scene is All Things Musical — or as close to “all” as is possible to get without being omniscient. The opera-oriented Aquilon Music Festival is in the thick of it, but they’re not the only

Yaacov Bergman

Festival changes with tide and time

Can a festival founded three decades ago and dedicated to chamber music remain relevant today with a younger crowd?   As a matter of fact, says Siletz Bay Music Festival conductor Yaacov Bergman,  it can and does. The festival hasn’t been about