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Sankar Raman walks through a tall doorway

From hobby to passion to mission

Sankar Raman of “The Immigrant Story” took up photography as a child in India. He’s been smitten ever since.

Fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh and glass blower Andy Nichols combine their talents in glass fish.

Like a fish out of fire

Two glass artists in Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival collaborate to make finned figures.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 3

In the final of a three-part series, Pat Rose talks with photographer Susan Bein abut her influences and her iPhone art.

Dennis Cunningham: The last catch

Sue Taylor considers the work of Dennis Cunningham, whose deft linocuts of Oregon fishing reflect the fabric of life in the state. Cunningham died last week.

The community quilt includes nearly 50 squares embroidered by people who participated in conversations with Ellen Knutson on what it means to be American. Embroidered details address everything from racism and disenfranchisement to liberty and compassion. Photos by: David Bates

How to make an American quilt

A conversation about the difference between America’s ideals and its reality leads to a Newberg fiber arts show.

still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together - Three figures in the middle of a road

‘One drop of water in the deep blue sea’

Jennifer Rabin was moved to tears by Sophia Wright Emigh and Jaleesa Johnston’s project “Bodies Apart, Moving Together.” A conversation about the pandemic, art, and finding connection.

Visions of work

Blake Andrews on how labor plays a starring role in Dan Nelken and Edward Pabor’s photo shows in Springfield and Eugene.

VizArts Monthly: Invigorate with art

The vibrancy of Portland’s art scene is the perfect antidote to a gloomy February. Lindsay Costello gives a run down of the many options.

Private lives of the trees

Blake Andrews goes into the forest, literally, with photographer David Paul Bayles and Forest Service Scientist Fred Swanson.

VizArts Monthly: New year, new art

New art to welcome the new year! Galleries and virtual spaces alike offer a wealth of viewing opportunities for January.

Fertility figures get an update

Grace Stott’s ceramic sculptures at Fuller Rosen Gallery tackle everything from Venus figures to Cheetos.

VizArts Monthly: The “freeze” edition

Most galleries remain shuttered this December due to Oregon’s Covid restrictions but there are still plenty of opportunities for virtual viewing.

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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