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Lucinda Parker, 'Aftermath,' 2012, acrylic on canvas, 15.25" x 24"/ Laura Russo Gallery 

Portland Youth Philharmonic audition 98th seasonPortland Youth Philharmonic audition 98th seasonClackamas County photographer Bruce MacGregor's "Aftermath Project" is documents the effects of 2020's wildfires. This is Edna on site of her burned home in Ashland."Chair. Otis, Oregon. September, 2020" is part of photographer Bruce MacGregor's "Aftermath Project," documenting 2020's devastating wildfires.Clackamas County photographer Bruce MacGregor is documenting 2020's devastating wildfires in "The Aftermath Project." This is: "Duane. NW Highland Road. Lincoln City, Oregon April, 2021."Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.Cover of 2021 Paper Gardens journal put out by Arts Alliance of Yamhill CountyThe marine rehabilitation center to be built at the Oregon Coast Aquarium will include spaces for coastal animals of the air, sea, and land.Seattle artist Brooke Borcherding’s painting of Copalis Beach in Washington is part of For the Seventh Generation’s pano-mural to be displayed in Lincoln City.An artist’s rendering shows the touch pool to be built at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where visitors will be able to get friendly with tidepool denizens such as anemones and starfish.The Theatre Co. The Broken Heart Spread Claire WillettBook cover: The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover, by Oregon author Paul LeterskyPaul Letersky keeps the Italian silk ties given him by J. Edgar Hoover in his closet, as a memento. "They are quite ugly," he says. "I’ve never worn them."Oregon Coast resident Paul Letersky's book includes accounts of unethical behavior by Hoover's FBI, "When you look it at the end of the day, there’s a fine line between national security and political activism and that line is pretty blurred," he says. "We really thought we were doing what we did for the better good."Kim McLaughlin and her husband, Gary Manos, are moving their Laughing Crab Gallery from downtown Yachats to downtown Florence. Photo by: Cheryl Romano/YachatsNews.comLisa Neher at composition workshop at St. Xavier University, Chicago, March 2019. Photo courtesy of the composer.Neher as Prince Orlofsky in 'Die Fledermaus', Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theatre, Iowa City. Photo courtesy of the composer.Work in the “Glowing Goldenrod” gallery at Manzanita's Hoffman Center for the Arts includes: raku by Chris Biegun; paintings by Pam Greene and Lloyd Lindley; and watercolor by Dorota Haber-Lehigh (22 by 17 by 15 inches, spruce with southern yellow pine roof; Plexiglas window).The “Tuscan Green Library” gallery at the Hoffman Center for the Arts imagines a tiny library filled with books and poetry. Art includes paintings by Pam Greene and William Walsh; raku vases by Chris Biegun; poetry by Emily Ransdell; jar by Mary Roberts; and mini books representing Hoffman publications (20 by 20 by 20 inches, all-weather plywood with cedar shake roof, Plexiglas window).The “Sage Green” gallery at Manzanita's Hoffman Center for the Arts holds a red cat painting by Susan Walsh; Short Sand Beach watercolor by Dorota Haber-Lehigh; watercolors by Tammy Litwinchuk; and ceramic sculptures by Mary Roberts (22 by 17 by 15 inches, spruce with southern yellow pine roof; Plexiglas window).Missy Aberti-Araujo of Waldport made this banner to hang along U.S. Highway 101 in downtown Waldport.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.comDon Meyers of Pioneer Connect gives a thumbs up Wednesday after finishing hanging one of 32 banners being attached to lamp posts in downtown Waldport as part of a beautification project by the Alsea Bay Center for the Arts. Photo by: Quinton Smith/YachatsNews.comArtists Repertory TheatrePortland Opera's 2021 production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen.Catalina Cuervo in the title role of Portland Opera's production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen.Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Bernardo Bermudez as Diego in Portland Opera's production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen.Joseph Michael Muir and Aline Bahamondez as Calaveras in Portland Opera's production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen.Catalina Cuervo as Frida, Adrian Rosales-Casillas as Calaveras, and Rachel Hauge as Calaveras in Portland Opera's production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen.Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Bernardo Bermudez as Diego in Portland Opera's production of Frida. Photo by Trace Downen."Promises" (on the left) and “Passages” (right) are two installations by Keeva Moselle that combine a variety of media and objects to explore stereotypes about black and white. Photo by: David Bates"She Wrote Nothing At All," by Jamila Clarke (limited edition archival digital print, 10 by 12 inches)"White Bird Dancing," by MO WO (MOsley WOtta) (mixed media, 3 by 4 feet, 2017).Last year, COVID restrictions prompted Coaster Theatre Playhouse to move outdoors, presenting Don't Fear Shakespeare (In the Park!). The theater company will continue summer performances Cannon Beach City Park this year. Photo courtesy: Coaster Theatre PlayhouseOld Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Old Grape God. Photo courtesy of the artist.Kathe Todd-Hooker works on a 14-by-14-inch tapestry she calls "Nasty Ladies unite!!!! Do it now before it is too late!"Kathe Todd-Hooker says her small-format tapestry, "Last Stand" (embroidery floss - cotton and rayon, 8.5 by 11 inches), tells the story of a politically active friend who felt put out to pasture.Experience Theatre Project Westside Shakespeare FestivalChamber Music Northwest Summer Festival 2021Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival 2021Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival 2021Photographer Charlie Hyman says he favors out of the way places, such as this landscape in "Glencoe Scotland."In "Manzanita," Charlie Hyman has accentuated the movement of water over rocks. “Photography has enhanced my awareness of my environment,” Hyman says.Oregon Arts Watch Filmwatch Marc MohanArtists Repertory Theatre Carlalogues Anthony HudsonTeresa Kowalski and Sam Briseño worked together on a series of glass panels, including “Blue Heron in the Cattails,” in which the metal artist fabricated stands for Kowalski’s images. “His style complemented my work so well,” Kowalski says. “It was just a beautiful collaboration.” Photo courtesy: Teresa KowalskiGlass 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 PosnerRust has caused significant damage to the sculpture, prompting the city to take it down for repairs before it deteriorated further, potentially hurting a passer-by. Photo by: Bill PosnerIn healthier days, Sam Briseño’s sculpture, “The Ambassador,” greets visitors to Newport’s Nye Beach with a wide embrace.Portland Center Stage at the Armory 2021-2022 season“Bamboo Mountain, Potato Hill” is a diptych inspired by Wang’s exploration through food of what it means to be an immigrant and an American.Shu-Ju Wang works in her home studio. Photo by: Karen Weliky“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 StoryOregon ArtsWatch donate today membershipArtsWatch Weekly"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.”Lance Nuttman rehearses the role of Tim Tooney in “Novecento” on the Gallery Theater stage in McMinnville. Photo by: Seth Renne, courtesy Gallery TheaterEd Schoaps (left) is directing his longtime friend and theater collaborator Lance Nuttman in a reprisal of “Novecento,” the first play to be performed on stage at Gallery Theater since February 2020. Photo by: Seth Renne, courtesy Gallery TheaterHanson Howard Gallerycardioid lizzy ellisonThe 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 MenesesCrystal Meneses says she decorated the altars with found objects from the garbage or thrift stores. The one in Nesika park is called the “Golden Chachkie,” because it is filled with trinkets. “It kind of reminded me of my grandma,” she says. “She loved antiques.” Photo by: Crystal MenesesCrystal Meneses calls the altar in Josephine Young Memorial Park “Zoltar Angel” after the fortune-telling machine in the movie “Big.” Photo by: Crystal MenesesCatalina Cuervo as Frida and Bernardo Bermudez as Diego Rivera in Anchorage Opera's 2020 production of Frida. Photo by Kathleen Behnke, courtesy of Anchorage Opera.Molly Van Austen, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. cropMolly Van Austen features masks of various kinds in this section of her pandemic remembrance.Frida Kahlo, among the 20th-century artists Molly Van Austen depicts in her tapestry of figures, is pictured with the Russian socialist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Photo by: David BatesPortland Opera Curtains Will RiseJoe Robinson says his “East Creek Vessel [2]” (20 by 17 inches) is a “culmination of skill and community.” During firing, Robinson and his students burn 10 cords of wood and produce 1,000 or more pots. “These works speak for themselves as pieces that couldn't be made by a single artist, given their size and firing method.” Behind the pot, Molly Van Austen’s 175-foot scroll snakes through the Parrish Gallery. Photo by: David BatesA 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 WivesVandals last month broke windows, destroyed vases, and threw flowers and mementos around the Newport Fishermen’s Memorial Sanctuary. Photo by: Taunette DixonNewport Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary in Yaquina Bay State Park. Photo by Lori TobiasProfile Theatre Meet Vera StarkPortland Youth Philharmonic The Return of the Orchestra June 5Portland Youth Philharmonic The Return of the Orchestra June 5A still from an Oregon State Song Contest educational video includes words by Portland jazz pianist Darrell Grant.The cover of sheet music for “Oregon, My Oregon” depicts pioneers along the Oregon Trail.John A. Buchanan, amateur poet and Astoria city judge, wrote the lyrics to “Oregon, My Oregon.”Portland Youth Philharmonic The Return of the OrchestraFour Rivers Cultural Center Executive Director searchFour Rivers Cultural Center Executive Director SearchMetropolitan Youth Symphony finale concert 2021Metropolitan Youth Symphony finale concert 2021Oboist/composer Catherine Lee.Vancouver Symphony Orchestra BaileyVancouver Symphony Orchestra Baileyoregon artswatch weekly bob hicksstreamers column oregon artswatch marc mohanArtists Repertory Theatre Vertical CitySoprano Leah Hawkins performing 'Songs for the African Violet.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Mezzo-soprano Jasmine Johnson and the Portland Opera Chorus performing 'The Talk: Instructions for Black Children When They Interact with the Police.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Baritone Michael Parham performing 'Two Black Churches.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Soprano Lynnesha Crump performing "Your Daddy's Son" from 'Ragtime.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Soprano Lynnesha Crump performing 'Songs of Love and Justice.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Soprano Leah Hawkins in 'Journeys to Justice.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.David Morgans Sanchez as Uncle Mack and Edwin Jhamal Davis as Uncle Wesley in 'Night Trip.' Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Tualatin Valley Creates Digital Showcase 2021 Leadership IncubatorJoe Wilkins, poet and Linfield University professor, has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award for "Thieve."Joe Wilkins, a Linfield professor, is a finalist for a 2021 Oregon Book Award in poetry.Ann Vileisis's book, "Abalone, The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish," has been nominated for an Oregon Book AwardAnn Vileisis's book, "Abalone, The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish," has been nominated for an Oregon Book AwardSunriver Music Festival Swings for Strings June 6 2021Monica Ohuchi performs "Etude 4" from Bunch's 'Monica's Notebook.'Monica Ohuchi performs "Etude 4" from Bunch's 'Monica's Notebook.'Kenji Bunch as "Mr. Serious."Kenji Bunch and Monica Ohuchi perform Adolphus Hailstork's 'Sanctum Rhapsody.'Kenji Bunch and Monica Ohuchi perform Adolphus Hailstork's 'Sanctum Rhapsody.'Fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh and glass blower Andy Nichols combine their talents in glass fish.The artists went through a lot of trial and error before they discovered the best way to turn the flat tiles into cylindrical shapes.This is fused glass tile by Ann Cavanaugh the Andy Nichols rolled and formed into the "graffiti fish."Glass blower Andy Nichols turned Ann Cavanaugh's fused glass tile, below, into what the pair call the "graffiti fish."'Sky and All' recital features Estelí Gomez and Colin Davin. Photo courtesy of Anima Mundi.'Six Feet Apart' features Los Angeles based HEX vocal ensemble. Photo courtesy of HEX.Scene from 'A Time For Life.' Photo by Robert Kyr.Broadway Rose gala 2021BodyVox Pearl Dive ProjectGuest composer Matt Brown mentors OCF composers in a Zoom workshop session. Photo by Gary Ferrington.Grammy Award Winning soprano Estelí Gomez to premiere new music for voice. Photo by Gary FerringtonWyatt True, Eric Alterman and Kimberlee Uwate,of the Delgani String Quartet, rehearse new music for string trio by OCF composers. Photo by Gary Ferrington.Ben Moon and NoriProfile Theatre Gala 2021Textile artists Lyle and Arlene Gowing found a clam gun transformed by the heat into a wiggly, organic silver shape. Photo courtesy: Lincoln City Cultural CenterArtist Maggie Anderson made this doll in the “Up From the Ashes” exhibit to hold a small metal “treasure box” found in the rubble after the Labor Day fire. Photo courtesy: Lincoln County Cultural CenterOn March 16, Bruce MacGregor met up with Larry in Otis. Larry (left) was waiting for a cement truck and crew to lay a sidewalk to go with his new mobile home. Photo by: Bruce MacGregorBruce MacGregor photographed Larry on Sept. 20, after his Otis home was destroyed in the Echo Mountain fire, then looted. Photo by: Bruce MacGregorMaryhill Museum of Art'Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue' landing page.Elliot Menard. Photo courtesy of Renegade Opera.A "personnel file" from 'Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue.'Madeline Ross in 'Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue.' Photo courtesy of Renegade Opera.“Fire Moon” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints eucalyptus, and maple on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 18 by 24 inches)“Pegasus” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of geranium, eucalyptus, and maple on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 40 inches)“Pink Crow” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of geranium, eucalyptus, and sumac on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 30 inches)“New Moon Seeding” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of geranium, eucalyptus, and oak on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 40 inches)“Birth Vessel” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of sumac, eucalyptus, and maple on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 30 inches)“Sophia’s Garden” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of sumac, eucalyptus, and maple on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 30 inches)Soprano Leah Hawkins. Photo by Arielle Doneson.Journeys to Justice stage director Chip Miller. Photo courtesy of Portland Opera.Mike Sims, with his best friend, Zillah, also plays two roles. He is Pepper, a trash-talking chihuahua, and Munga, an old Dingo who drinks beer. Photo courtesy: Riverbend PlayersMarilyn Karr, here with her border collie Journey, plays two roles in “The Dog Logs”: Savoir Faire, a single-minded greyhound, and Maddie, a golden retriever, who finds life, especially boy dogs, strange. Photo courtesy: Riverbend PlayersSchneider Museum Southern Oregon University Art BeyondSchneider Museum Southern Oregon University Art BeyondPortland Youth Philharmonic The Orchestra Strikes BackPortland Youth Philharmonic The Orchestra Strikes BackVancouver Symphony Orchestra Orli ShahamBroadway Rose The Last Five YearsBroadway Rose The Last Five YearsSchneider Museum of Art Southern Oregon University Art BeyondSchneider Museum of Art Southern Oregon University Art BeyondLaura Bailey says classes offered by the Hoffman Center for the Arts compare favorably to those available in metro areas.Manzanita’s Hoffman Wonder Garden showcases plants from around the world that thrive on the northwest coast, all with arboretum-quality labels. Photo courtesy: Ketzel LevineIn pre-COVID days, Ketzel Levine (far right) leads a discussion in the Wonder Garden. She says the garden has become the No. 1 gathering place in Manzanita for people who wanted to get together in masks. Photo courtesy: Ketzel LevineExperience Music Series Rebecca KilgoreExperience Music Series Randy Porter George ColliganExperience Music Series John ReischmanPortland Chamber Orchestra ReverdieLGBTQ+ educator and speaker Trystan Reese will lecture March 31 on Linfield University's YouTube channel.Participants at a raku firing workshop co-hosted by East Creek and Portland-based WildCraft Studio School finish "horsehair raku" pieces, where pots are heated in a small gas kiln, pulled out red hot, and placed on a table to be decorated with horse tail hair, which burns black lightning bolts into the surface of the piece. A similar workshop is planned at the Willamina East Creek in May. Photo by: Joe Robinson, East Creek.Mezzo soprano Julie Cross (left) will sing works by Pauline Garcia Viardot on March 25 at Linfield University.Cascadia Composers NACUSA 2021Cascadia Composers NACUSA 2021Artists Repertory Theatre Drop the Mic“Indifference,” by Aron Johnston (oil on linen panel, 48 by 36 inches, 2018), was inspired by the 2017 fire set by teens that burned 50,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge.Artist Greg Hergert says of “Hit the Road” (oil on panel, 14 by 11 inches, 2020), “In the midst of working hard to survive the rigors of modern life, it is not uncommon to imagine the fantasy of just leaving it all behind and hitting the road in search of fun and adventure.”Artist Joshua Langstaff says “An Evening in Bruges” (oil on linen panel, 24 by 20 inches, 2017) began as a study in loneliness, but it soon developed a story of its own.Jen Brown created “An Allegory of Facebook” oil on canvas, 36 by 54 inches, 2017) after Donald Trump's inauguration.Composer Nicole Buetti and puppets. Photo courtesy of the comopser.Portland Youth Philharmonic The Orchestra Strikes Back April 10Portland Youth Philharmonic the Orchestra Strikes Back April 10Charlotte Mish (born Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1896; died Portland, 1974), “Map of Oregon Flora,” (1939, oil and tempera on canvas, 54 by 72 inches), State Library of Oregon, Salem. Photo courtesy: Hallie Ford Museum of ArtJacob Elshin (born St. Petersburg, Russia, 1892; died Seattle, 1976), “Miners at Work,” (1937-38, oil on canvas, 5 by 12 feet), collection of the City of Renton, Washington, courtesy of U.S. Postal Service. ©2019 USPS. Photo courtesy: Hallie Ford Museum of ArtBue Kee (born Portland, 1893; died Multnomah County, 1985), “Owl,” (1939, clay, 15-1/8 by 6-¼ by 14 inches), Portland Art Museum, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, US General Services Administration, New Deal Art Project, L42.28. Photo courtesy: Hallie Ford Museum of ArtMalcolm Roberts (American, 1913-1990), “Lunar Landscape,” (1937, lithograph on paper, 12-3/8 by 9-13/16 inches), Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, allocated by the US government, commissioned through the New Deal art projects, WPA56:1.181. Photo courtesy: Hallie Ford Museum of ArtPortland Columbia Symphony Orchestra Stravinsky's The Soldier's TaleYuritzi Cuellar-Pacheco (left) and Gage Koceja, both Taft High School seniorsGage Koceja, Taft High School senior, self-portraitYuritzi Cuellar-Pacheco, Taft High School senior, self-portraitCrow's ShadowEd Johnstone, fisheries policy representative for the Quinault Indian Nation, is among those interviewed in the “Can the Blueback Survive?” The documentary, about the tribe’s fight to recover blueback salmon from habitat degradation, won the Swawash-ili’i Award for Best Native American Film.The Swawash-ili’i Award for Best Native American Film went to “Can the Blueback Survive?” submitted by the Northwest Treaty Tribes of Olympia.“Two Different Kinds of Love,” by Alyce Vest, won the Best First-Time Filmmaker Award.“Two Different Kinds of Love,” by Alyce Vest, won the Best First-Time Filmmaker Award.Dennis Fitzpatrick plays a man who falls in love with his neighbor, whom he has never met, based on piano playing, in “Trevor Waits.” Filmmaker Rich Herstek of Portland won the Best Oregon Filmmaker award at the McMinnville Short Film Festival.Rich Herstek, who won the Best Oregon Filmmaker Award for “Trevor Waits” at the McMinnville Short Film Festival, says he moved to Portland for the thriving local film scene. “While we are making films in Oregon,” he says, “we are making them for the world.”Milagro Blast OffNiki Price of the Lincoln City Cultural CenterWith her series of hikes, Niki Price hopes to raise awareness both of the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail and the fundraising campaign for the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s plaza.Flutist Amelia Lukas will give a virtual recital followed by a panel discussion on Monday, March 1.Linfield students Abbie Northrop (on balcony) and Weston Lawrence rehearse a scene from "A Night in New Orleans." The scenic design is by Robert Vaughn. Photo by: Clementine Dorseythe portland ballet auditionValley Art spring show 2021valley art spring show 2021Artists Repertory TheatreThe 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 BatesThe 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 BatesThe 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 BatesPortland Playhouse Triggered Life 10 Live-streamed eventsDmae Roberts Stage & StudioDmae Roberts Stage & StudioDmae Roberts Stage & Studio coming soonDmae Roberts Stage & StudioPortland Playhouse Triggered Life 10 Live-Streamed EventsMetropolitan Youth Symphony Virtual Spring ConcertMetropolitan Youth Symphony Spring Virtual ConcertJennifer Nightingale of Astoria will read an essay and a poem at the Cannon Beach Library reading.Nat Finn of Garibaldi will read his story “Hey-on, OldOld Man,” about mourning his grandfather’s death.Among the things Lisa Mayfield’s boyfriend left her after his death were masks he carved from stone. The story she will read in the Cannon Beach Library’s Writers Read Celebration explores the gifts she gained from that difficult relationship. Photo Courtesy: Lisa MayfieldHigh Desert Museum Dam It! Beavers and UsProfile Theatre The Mineola TwinsPortland filmmaker Sommer Martin's film "Another Day" focuses on a student who experiences discriminatory and hurtful instances with her classmates, teachers and administrators in the days leading up to a Black History Month school assembly where she performs."My Daughter Yoshiko," an entry from Florida that's available during the Drama/Comedy Block 1, is one of several films this year that look at issues related to parenting and youth."Gather in the Corner," one of several films dealing with school shootings, takes the idea of "arm the teachers" for a spin. Seattle actor Jeff Zornes plays a firearms instructor charged with the task.Ludovic Houplain’s 2019 animated film, "My Generation," is an eight-minute drive down a freeway where the scenery is a glitzy panorama of capitalism, finance, surveillance, sports, politics, religion, and mindless entertainment.BodyVox FigmentsComposer-singer Damien Geter performing from the Hampton Opera Center in 2020.Composer-singer Damien Geter performing from the Hampton Opera Center in 2020.Don’t Fear Shakespeare, virtual theater performed by the cast and production team from the Coaster Theatre Playhouse. The performance will stream via Coaster’s YouTube channel and can be viewed via the YouTube app on any device or watched directly from the Coaster page beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and continuing through Feb. 27.Violinist Alistair Kok will host Newport Symphony Orchestra musicians in his home for a virtual Valentine's Day concert.The Oregon Coast Aquarium plans to build a new ticketing kiosk and remodel the entryway, among other changes"In Your Palm" in McMinnville Short Film Festival"In Your Palm" in McMinnville Short Film Festival"Can the Blueback Survive?" in McMinnville Short Film Festival"The Chris Mosier Project" in in McMinnville Short Film Festival"The Chris Mosier Project" in in McMinnville Short Film Festival"Hand Games" in in McMinnville Short Film Festival"Sky Blossom McMinnville TN" in McMinnville Short Film Festival"Becoming: Orlando Dugi" in McMinnville Short Film Festival"Azteca Dance" in McMinnville Short Film FestivalRoss Gay, poetArtist Paul Polson came to Astoria in 2018 and says he loves the small town, as well as the response to his art – and to his dog, Joey.After an initial reluctance to paint Astoria’s iconic bridge and tankers, Paul Polson says he has embraced them with his own style, such as this oil, “Astoria River Walk.”Paul Polson has created giant inflatable sculptures for parades, rock bands, and Broadway. This colorful snail appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystère” show. Photo courtesy: Paul PolsonCoastal landscapes are a favorite subject for Paul Polson. This is “Saddle Mountain.”Actor Nathan Woodworth (left) finds himself at the losing end of a conversation with Derek Sitter, who wrote, directed and performs in "Tutu Grande." The film has won many awards in festivals around the country and later this month will be screened by the McMinnville Short Film Festival.Derek Sitter directed and acted in a May 2015 production of Sam Shepard's "True West" at the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend.Derek Sitter, director of "Tutu Grande," has spent more than 30 years doing stage and film work and also owns the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend (currently closed because of COVID).Nancy Chase saved “Dax,” both the portrait and the cat, when she evacuated her Otis home because of the Echo Mountain fire."Mountain NVA," a recent framed watercolor, was among the art destroyed in Nancy Chase’s studio.Nancy Chase says when she returned to her garden for the first time after the September fires, she smiled because she found her roses had not burned.Ashley Andersen’s drawing of Loki from Marvel’s “Avengers” also was consumed by flames.Among the work Ashley Andersen lost in the fire was her acrylic painting “Cotton Candy Moon.”Ashley Andersen and her boyfriend, Jason Taylor (holding their dog, Shenzie) lost their house, cars, boat, and cat in the Echo Mountain Complex Fire. She is holding a commissioned gouache portrait created after the September fire.BodyVox Video Installation pop-up gallery"Self-Reflection," by Riva Wolf (oil, 18 by 24 inches)"Early Morning Canyon Road," by Riva Wolf (oil on linen, 25 by 30 inches)Riva Wolf included her likeness (second from left) in this painting that was included in the 1986 show held in conjunction with the New York screening of “Shoah” (photo reproduction of untitled lost oil painting from the “Persistent Memories”series).This portrait of Riva Wolf at work is one of her son’s favorites. Photo courtesy: Gershon WolfA young Riva Wolf works at her etching machine. The Currents Gallery show includes paintings, drawings, and etchings by the artist. Photo courtesy: Gershon WolfGershon Wolf has been busy preparing for a retrospective show of his mother’s work at Currents Gallery in McMinnville. Photo by: David BatesArtists Repertory Theatre Berlin DiariesClown without borders pandemic pandemoniumFertile Ground Festival 2021Fertile Ground Festival 20212021 Fertile Ground FestivalAlthough she likes painting plein air, Newport artist Victoria Biedron says one of the advantages of still lifes is, if you can't get outside because of the weather, you can always get a bouquet of flowers and go to work.Lincoln City artist Katia Kyte says she prefers to keep her paintings suggestive rather than refining them to a polished state -- that saying less is more powerful."The Single Rose" by Victoria Biedron (oil, 9 by 12 inches)“Salmon Roses and Lilies” by Katia Kyte (oil, 12 by 12 inches)“Waxing” (May 2020), Chitty writes, “shows the care and attention that is applied to every iteration of a repetitive task.” The cork on each of the thousands of bottles is finished with a wax disc applied by hand. “If it isn’t perfect the wax is removed and reapplied.”Chitty calls the bottling crew the true heroes of the winery. In “Dancing” (June 2020), he has captured a woman working on a section of th line that has been divided by perspex screens in response to the pandemic. “We see her reflection and get a glimpse of her neighbors on the line. She is dancing her way through the task, drumming along to Latin beats. There is joy here, which the pandemic-driven precautions cannot suppress.”“Steaming” (October 2020) shows a worker preparing 60-gallon barrels to be filled with wine. “I wanted to capture the scale of this operation,” Chitty writes, “so placed Ryan in the center and had the rows of barrels as a continuum behind him. We don’t know how far they stretch, or whether he’s just started or is halfway through. Here is another example of a manual human task that accompanies winemaking at scale.In describing “Treading” (October 2019), Chitty writes, “The hands gripping the rim show that this is precarious work, and the submerged feet among the grapes tell us what is going on. It is an intimate portrait of small-batch winemaking.”Photographer Adrian Chitty documented the winemaking process over two seasons at A to Z Wineworks in Newberg. “Preparing” (October 2019) captures cleaning steel barrels used for temporary storage of wine or short fermentations. (All images are giclée prints from digital camera, 18 by 12 inches.)photographer Adrian ChittyPCC Rock Creek Experience Music Series Grupo BorikuasPCC Rock Creek Experience Music Series Christopher Woitach Jazz QuartetPCC Rock Creek Experience Music Series Northwest Piano TrioLakewood Center for the Arts Stone SoupLakewood Center for the Arts My Funny ValentineBroadway Rose the story of my lifeBroadway Rose The story of my lifeAron Johnston’s “Clinging to the Status Quo” (oil on panel, 2020) is among pieces in the Chehalem Cultural Center’s “Understanding Ourselves” show opening Feb. 2.“Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream,” an animated short about friendship between a dog and cat by Steve Cowden of Lake Oswego, is on the schedule for the McMinnville Short Film Festival.Portland Chamber Orchestra Brian Chemistry for LoversPortland Chamber Orchestra Shared HorizonsOregon Repertory Singers Virtual Gala February 24, 2021Memories of her grandparents’ home inspire Racheal Zur’s work, including “Immemorial Couch” (plaster, wood, netting, acrylic, spray paint, resin, fabric; 46 by 23.5 inches, 2019).An IKEA highchair is at the center of Colin Kippen’s “Feed & Nourish” (cement, IKEA high chair, flexible conduit, plastic pipe, acrylic paint; 18 by 36 by 65 inches, 2020).Laundry, lots of it, is a theme in Bethany Hays’ work, such as “Her Majesty” (watercolor on paper, 30 by 48 inches, 2012).Zemula Barr combines photography with text in her memories of her stepfather’s cottage. Accompanying “Funeral” (pigment print, 13 by 19 inches, 2020), she writes: “I wish we could have held your funeral at the cottage this past year, but COVID – one thing I’m glad you’ve missed out on – got in the way. Maybe next year.”