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Cultivating Creative Community

Tualatin Valley Creates' Arts & Leadership Incubator helps artists connect their work to the community.

Theater beyond age limits

Bonnie Vorenberg and ArtAge have helped spur a flourishing national scene of theater for older people.

Leanne Grabel talks about comedy, outrage and the heyday of Portland’s lit scene

Amy Leona Havin kicks off a new interview series with poet, teacher, illustrator, and long-time poetry activist Leanne Grabel.

Glass artist Teresa Kowalski will replace the broken glass of the face. She chose green glass for the original work, to add a representation of the “earth” element to the metal of the statue and water it faces. Photo by: Bill Posner

Putting a new face on Newport’s ‘Ambassador’

Sam Briseño’s welcoming sculpture is undergoing restoration to repair the toll of time and the elements.

“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.

The eggs and I: a love story

Art of the stovetop, art of the camera: a daily gift of fried eggs becomes a portfolio of variations on a theme.

"For arts organizations to thrive, they have to have relevance in the community," says Jason Holland, the new executive director of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. "I can tell this organization has been stewarded over the years. That makes it exciting to come into.”

Jason Holland: Rooting arts organizations in community

The new executive director of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is excited by his new job and his new home.

Lance Nuttman rehearses the role of Tim Tooney in “Novecento” on the Gallery Theater stage in McMinnville. Photo by: Seth Renne, courtesy Gallery Theater

Gallery Theater steps back on the boards

The McMinnville theater reopens with Lance Nuttman in a one-man show about the nature of inspiration.

The altar in Siletz Bay Park is called “Magenta Horse.” “I received so many letters from people who are grieving their pets,” Crystal Meneses says. Photo by: Crystal Meneses

Last Words: Talking, thinking, and making music about death

Crystal Meneses brings art, words, and music together in an effort to put death back in the community’s hands.

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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.

Imagined narratives for past lives

Photographer Rich Bergeman talks with Blake Andrews about abandoned places and the pull of the past.

A plinth inside the sanctuary, “Dedicated in loving memory of Lincoln County based fishermen lost at sea since 1900,” serves as a base for photos, candles, and other remembrances of lost sailors. Many of the mementos were damaged in last month’s vandalism. Photo courtesy: Newport Fishermen’s Wives

Fishermen’s sanctuary weathers a different kind of storm

Vandalism has supporters wondering how to maintain public access while protecting the Newport memorial.

Sing a song of Oregon

An effort to remove offensive language from the state song could end up with dual anthems to Oregon.

LitWatch May: Oregon Book Awards

The Book Awards kick off a month of virtual events with Oprah, Whitney Otto, Stacey Abrams & Moby-Dick.

Joe Wilkins, a Linfield professor, is a finalist for a 2021 Oregon Book Award in poetry.

Joe Wilkins: ‘I’m always writing poems’

The Oregon Book Award finalist talks about poetry collections, the Western sensibility, and his love of chapbooks.

Ann Vileisis's book, "Abalone, The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish," has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award

Freewheeling iridescence of the abalone

Port Orford author Ann Vileisis has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award for her book on the shellfish.

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.

Ashland Film Festival celebrates the power of young people

Streamers: The indie fest rolls out a virtual and live-event 20th season with a lineup strong on documentaries.

The story of a man and his dog

Pacific City author Ben Moon’s memoir, “Denali,” is a finalist for an Oregon Book Award.

Bruce MacGregor photographed Larry on Sept. 20, after his Otis home was destroyed in the Echo Mountain fire, then looted. Photo by: Bruce MacGregor

From ashes of the Echo Mountain fire, art

The Lincoln City Cultural Center gathers photography and items culled from the rubble of last fall's fire near Otis.