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Facing the sun (tunnels)

Lindsay Costello reviews Thunderstruck Collective’s exhibition of works made after a group pilgrimage to Nancy Holt’s “Sun Tunnels.”

Claudia Cave’s playful visions

A little bit of architecture and a little bit of Dr. Seuss mix it up in the Oregon artist’s Hallie Ford Museum show.

The meandering adventurer

Blake Andrews interviews Shawn Records about photography, Joseph Campbell, becoming an adult, and his new book “Hero.”

Ceramics take on tech

NFTs are typically associated with digital content. What happens when they’re tied to physical objects? Jennifer Rabin explores “New Ownership” at Eutectic Gallery.

The allure of drawing near

Shannon M. Lieberman reviews a pair of shows at Nucleus Portland. One features intimate portraits and the other works in miniature.

Seeing Double

Double-exposure photographs by Mike Vos, Dinh Q. Lê and Gary Burnley speak to our polarized times.

Making lives small

Sebastian Zinn reviews Storm Tharp and Grace Kook-Anderson’s exhibition of Northwest portraits from PAM’s permanent collection.

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.

Abundance under blacklights

Morgan Rosskopf and Manu Torres’s “Color Burn” at Well Well Projects celebrates maximalism and artificiality.

Amy Anderson, vice president of Alsea Bay Center for the Arts, prepares banners in her home studio for hanging in downtown Waldport. Photo by: Cheri Brubaker/YachatsNews.com

Waldport banners build community

Colorful banners hanging from downtown lamp posts are the Alsea Bay Center for the Arts’ first project.

"She Wrote Nothing At All," by Jamila Clarke (limited edition archival digital print, 10 by 12 inches)

Black art matters

In a Newberg exhibit, Black artists confront racism, as well as speak to the experience of being human.

Updating Ansel Adams

Laurel Reed Pavic reviews “Ansel Adams in Our Time” on view at the Portland Art Museum.

“Unlike engineering, where having a really good solution is important, in art the process is just as important as the solution,” says Shu-Ju Wang. . “Having a good solution is good, but there may be a hundred different solutions when you’re making art.” Photo by: Sankar Raman/The Immigrant Story

Exploring patterns of identity

Shu-Ju Wang’s art combines her interests in mathematics, her Chinese heritage, and the climate crisis.

European art and the baggage claim

The Portland Art Museum has had a European collection since its founding. What does it mean to exhibit European art in Portland in 2021?

Molly Van Austen, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. crop

Art from the quarantine life

Artists emerge from the shutdown with work created in isolation, and live theater returns to the Yamhill County stage.

Art for and from unprecedented times

Luiza Lukova explores RACC’s new program “Capturing the Moment – Stories from a Pandemic” and highlights artist projects from the debut selections.

A more hopeful apocalypse

Lindsay Costello explores Ryan Pierce’s latest show “Awake Under Vines” on view at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Chamber Music Northwest Lincoln Recital Hall Portland State University Portland Oregon
Dianne Jean Erickson Donald Dahlke Gallery 114 Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers Music Concert Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre ZooZoo Portland Oregon
Open Space Dance Royal Durst Theatre Vancouver Washington
Enlightened Theatrics Seussical the Musical Salem Oregon
Bag & Baggage Danny and the Deep Blue Sea The Vault Theatre Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
Corrib Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon Metaverse
Portland Revels Midwinter Revels Andalusian Night Portland Oregon
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University Salem Oregon
Eugene Ballet The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Glory of Christmas Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Erma Bombeck At Wit's End Helen Raptis Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
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