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A legislative caucus for the arts

As several cultural measures seek passage, for the first time Oregon’s Legislature has a caucus to push for cultural funding in the state budget. Also, for nonprofits: statewide conversations with funders.

OBT chooses a new artistic leader

Choreographer Danielle Rowe is named Oregon Ballet Theatre’s new artistic director; interim leader Peter Franc stays as artistic consultant.

PAM puts a hole in the wall

The art museum begins construction on a new loading dock, precursor to the long-awaited Rothko Pavilion expansion.

DramaWatch: Big shakeup in Ashland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, beset by pandemic and environmental troubles, slashes leadership and other jobs – and Artistic Director Nataki Garrett adds more duties.

Memorial: Those we lost in 2022

Remembering the many Oregon arts and cultural figures who died in 2022, from music to dance to stage to screen to literary figures and more.

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.

Doubling up with the Cultural Trust

Oregon’s unique Cultural Tax Credit can double your donation to arts and cultural groups. Deadline for this year’s gifts is Dec. 31.

Baroque Orchestra makes its choice

British harpsichordist and early-music champion Julian Perkins will succeed violinist Monica Huggett as artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Happy holidaze: A few shows for you

Susannah Mars at Wilf’s, a little Batucada samba, Imago’s “ZooZoo” menagerie, M&F “Santaland” nostalgia at the history museum.

Arts champion Jim Winkler, 72, dies

The Portland developer was a longtime trustee of the Portland Art Museum and a key figure in transforming the North Park Blocks into a gallery and museum district.

News & Notes: A fanfare for funds

Two big gifts aid the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and five Portland groups; new faces at the Miller Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission; a leadership incubator wants you.

News & Notes: Tales from citizen tellers

Immigrant stories in “I Am an American Live”; Chinatown Museum; a trip to Paris Photo; a farewell to Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Native American Arts & Salmon Festival.

VizArts Monthly: November 2022

The weather may be gloomy but Lindsay Costello has plenty of art offerings and happenings to brighten up the shorter days.

News & Notes: A resonating ‘Hallelujah’

A PSU choir’s link to Leonard Cohen’s most famous song; a Covid cancellation; Afro-Topia Pop-Up; remembering Hilary Mantel & Louise Fletcher; Corey Brunish & “The Music Man.”

Artists Rep welcomes its new leader

New artistic director Jeanette Harrison brings a commitment to a diversity of voices to Portland’s second largest theater company.

A Portland ballet star moves on to Hong Kong

Xuan Cheng, principal dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, is the new principal dancer and ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet. She’ll split the next year between Hong Kong and Oregon.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

News & Notes: A feast of festivals

August is festival season in the Pacific Northwest. Two to watch for: Portland Homowo & Twins Festival, Washougal Art Festival.

‘Perspectives’: Remembering What Matters

A journey through the Portland Art Museum’s fierce and piercing show of work by photographers of color about the city’s 2020 racial justice protests.

In Beaverton, a Little Night Music

… and as a bright and shiny Saturday fades into evening, food and art and crafts and celebrations of the many cultures of Washington County, too.

News & Notes: Singin’ the Covid blues again

A surge in cases causes cancellations and postponements of events. Plus: The NEA looks at artists in the workplace; summer concerts in a barn; at museums, free is a very good price.

Connie Carley, PassinArt co-founder, dies

Carley, 72, was a guiding force for the Portland Black theater company for 40 years and a deeply admired figure in the city’s arts and nonprofit worlds.

Corrib Theatre From a Hole in the Ground Contemporary Irish Theatre Alberta House Portland Oregon
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Imani Winds and BodyVox Beautiful Everything The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Perfect Arrangement Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Moving Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light 50th Season Portland Oregon
Portland Playhouse Passing Strange Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre Carol Triffle Mission Gibbons Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson 2024 Fellow Wendy Red Star Reed College Reception Kaul Auditorium Foyer Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre and Portland Playhouse present Yohen Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sasquatch Central Oregon
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