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Ashland sinks its teeth into ‘Macbeth’

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival emerges from pandemic woes, the Scottish play and “Born with Teeth” shine brightly with smart design, pared-down staging and top-flight acting.

In Ashland, a pair of winners at OSF

The intimate solo shows “Smote This” and “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender” dive compellingly into soulful matters – and they run at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival only into May.

High Desert Museum scores $500,000 grant

The award from the National Endowment for the Humanites will help the Bend museum revitalize its permanent collection dedicated to Indigenous peoples of the region.

OSU’s new cultural hub throws a party

The university swings open the doors of its new $75 million PRAx arts and performance hall and kicks off a creative space for students, artists, and the surrounding community.

Corvallis’s PRAx of life opens its doors

OSU’s new performance and exhibition space, a busy hub of activity from morning to evening, brings a chance to transform how people see the university – and it has an open house April 6.

DramaWatch: Springtime & Shakespeare

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival shifts into its ’24 season with “Macbeth” and three other shows. Plus: Openings, last chances, a Steep & Thorny party, a pre-peek at Fertile Ground.

Photo First: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

K.B. Dixon takes a camera tour through the McMinnville museum, from the Spruce Goose to the world’s fastest jet to replicas of the Spirit of St. Louis and Apollo Lunar Rover & more.

installation view of what appears to be exploding wood and other organic materials

Weather as metaphor for everything

The exhibition “Strange Weather” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon brings together a diverse roster of artists and perspectives.

Jon Franklin, who died last month at 82, taught a generation of journalists – including ArtsWatch’s Brett Campbell -- to apply the power of storytelling to news reporting. Franklin is pictured in 1985 in his University of Maryland office. Photo by: Edwin Remsberg/The Diamondback/University of Maryland University Archives

Jon Franklin and the art of nonfiction

A former student recalls how the one-time University of Oregon and Oregon State professor taught generations of writers to use the techniques of drama to tell true stories.

Letter from Seattle: 7 winter stage picks

From a Cirque du Soleil hit to updates on Don Quixote and Maxim Gorky to an opera about Malcolm X and more, Seattle’s stages are bringing some heat to the chilly season.

Hank Minor, a master falconer from Sisters, and his Harris hawk, Molly, gave a presentation in September on the art of falconry at the Harney County Library in Burns. Photo courtesy: Harney County Library

Oregon’s rural libraries: Crossroads of community

In small towns, libraries are often the only places that host art and cultural events. Librarians say grants, such as one open this month from Oregon Humanities, are crucial to making that happen.

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.

Person with short dark hair and a rust red shirt in an open landscape with yellow grass fields

Bloom where you are planted

Community organizer Nik Portela embraced The Dalles as their home, tipping the rural town’s local culture toward more LGBTQIA2S+ acceptance.

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