NEWS & NOTES

ArtsWatch Weekly: Flying Colors

Lighting up the galleries, scratching out arts funding, experimenting with learning, sussing "world music."

 

ArtsEd: Two education experiments center arts practices

Portland education experiments, including Wayfinding Adademy and Alder Commons, often move arts education to the center of their approach.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Spaces: Arts groups and the Portland real estate game

As rapid development tightens the real estate market in Portland's core, arts groups try to play the game.

 

$10 million for the Portland Art Museum

Longtime patron Arlene Schnitzer makes a major donation to help fund the Rothko Pavilion.

 
 

THEATER

A neoclassical stage? Or a theater off-kilter?

Will Paula Vogel’s "Indecent" do justice to Sholem Asch’s "God of Vengeance"?

 

DramaWatch: Punch-Drunk Life

"She's crazy. Always has been. Always will be." Imago's "Special K" drinks deep of theatrical madness.

 

MUSIC

Falling for flamenco

Laura Onizuka will teach the Spanish dance and art form at an upcoming Lincoln City retreat.

 

MusicWatch Weekly: Living traditions

Portland-based kora player Will Dudley.

Matthew Neil Andrews thinks about the phantom zone of "world music" and what it really means.

 
 

DANCE

A tree grows in Eugene

Eugene Ballet creates the new dance "The Large Rock and The Little Yew" and revives "Alice in Wonderland."

 

DanceWatch Monthly: February is all about the love

All you need is love: Oregon's February dance calendar reflects on the many ways humans love.

 

VISUAL ART

At Albertina Kerr, art of ebullience

Not "outside": Portland Art and Learning Studio artists create an exhilarating exhibit at Gallery 114.

 

Signs and Portents: The urge for color

Laurel Reed Pavic hits the First Thursday gallery shows and breaks out of the the post-twinkle winter slump.

 
 

CULTURE

Coming attractions: McMinnville Short Film Festival

The Yamhill County calendar also includes new gallery shows and jazz by the Christopher Brown Quartet.

 

Land and Water: By Necessity

A gathering of Native American activists and a documentary film join the battle against climate threats.

 

OREGON

Coast calendar: Telling stories and singing songs

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Pacific Story Slam continues, chanteuse Lady Rizo visits, and theatrical comedies offer Elvis and old folks.

 

‘Tightrope’: A working class in tatters

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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will talk about their book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope."