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Megumi Stohs Lewis, Kenji Bunch, Sasha Callahan, and Leo Eguchi at J.Christopher Wines Barrell Room in 2016. Photo by Dan Lewis.

A harmonious match for the senses

In its sixth season, the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival will go hybrid this year, with live and virtual concerts from Aug. 7 through Sept 4.  For safety’s sake, live concert audiences in Oregon wine country are limited — cut in half

"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.

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Art from the quarantine life

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

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.

Chamber music and a virtual toast

A music festival known for blending sounds and wine pops the cork on its fifth vintage – this time, via streaming.

Michael A. Gibbons, 1943-2020

The Oregon artist helped create Toledo’s arts colony, and has a show at Newberg’s Chehalem Cultural Center.

Ronni Lacroute says arts organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown are those locked into a venue, like a symphony hall or a theater that doesn’t allow flexible spacing. Smaller, project-based companies are better able to look at alternatives. Photo by: Carolyn Wells-Kramer

‘A world of uncertainty’

Voices from the front: Philanthropist Ronni Lacroute says COVID-19 is forcing arts groups to think in new ways.

Solidarity through song

Voices from the front: Anton Belov brings a community of singers together through Facebook Karaoke.

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