Profile Theatre Chad Deity at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
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Creativity is a critical component in helping young people learn and think and yet arts education is often squeezed by tight budgets. This series spotlights programs that are filling that gap. How are they working? How are they sustainable? How are they adapting to a diverse population? What can we learn from them and how can they be replicated?

This series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Zlatomir Fung and Gloria Chien performed at The Reser for CMNW 2022. Photo by Tom Emerson.

A beginner every day: Considering Zlatomir Fung

The 23-year-old cellist’s recent visit to Oregon for Chamber Music Northwest included concerts, a master class, an afternoon with four cellists even younger than him, and “one of the best string recitals” Soovin Kim has ever heard.

The Art of Tea

Through a lifelong study of the Japanese tea ceremony, Oregon’s Margie Yap learned how to brew an intentional life.

News & Notes: A new poetry champ

Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of the Oregon School for the Deaf wins the Poetry Out Loud state title; new at the art museum; downtown art space trashed.

Cultivating Creative Community

Tualatin Valley Creates’ Arts & Leadership Incubator helps artists connect their work to the community.

Radio Rejuvenation

Portland’s All Classical Radio moves to bring more diverse music to more diverse audiences.

Striving to hit the low notes

Band students at Toledo Jr/Sr High School have their choice of instruments, but a tuba remains out of reach.

Remembering Bruce Browne

The Portland choral director and educator leaves a rich legacy in sounds and singers.

Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Creative Response

Pandemic inspires youth orchestra to create a new music festival and commissioning program featuring new music by diverse voices Art is all about creativity, so when the pandemic struck, Portland Youth Philharmonic, facing cancellation of in-person classes and concerts, got creative. The

In February, the Taft Jazz Band makes is last performance before going online due to the pandemic shutdown. Photo courtesy: Music Is Instrumental

Helping the bands play on

The Music is Instrumental program pays for mentors to keep music education alive in Lincoln County schools.

Music Workshop: filling a void

A music-ed program that aids teachers globally is helping schools cope with the pandemic’s challenges.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Passing the Torch

Cascadia Composers’ In Good Hands expands students’ horizons and brings music to the next generations.

A little ArtSpark in Eugene

As schools shut down, arts teachers in Lane County shift online and take the art to kids across 16 districts.

ArtsEd: Age of anxiety

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

The Right Brain for learning

The revolutionary mission of an innovative program in the schools: to transform learning through the arts.

The Week: It’s Stan Foote Day

Plus: It’s a print in the Gorge, a paint-out at the coast, dance for a prince, a Woody Guthrie opera. The week in Oregon arts.

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.

Parallax Art Center Fall Exhibit Pearl District Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Sleeping Beauty The Hult Center Eugene Oregon
White Bird Dance Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Architectural Heritage Center Black Domain Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Carmen Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre King of the Yees at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Third Angle OMSI Kendall Planetarium Portland Oregon
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Bolero Dance Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre Company Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Bag & Baggage Theater Productions The Vault Hillsboro Oregon
Literary Arts Pop-Up Magazine Arlene Schnitzer Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Concert Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Patricia Reser Center Beaverton Oregon
Broadway Rose The Evolution of Mann
Profile Theatre Chad Deity at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Literary Arts Portland Book Festival 2022 Portland Oregon Events
Portland State University College of the Arts
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