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Renew Fund Oregon ArtsWatch donateDarrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. 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Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Darrell Grant's 'Sanctuaries' with Third Angle New Music. Photo by Intisar Abioto.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Michigan Opera Theatre's production of 'Blue' at Aretha Franklin Amphitheater in Detroit. Photo by Mitty Carter.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.María Isabel @ Holocene, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.María Isabel @ Holocene, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.María Isabel @ Holocene, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Shahzad Ismaily @ No Fun, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.María Isabel @ Holocene, September 14, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Arooj Aftab. Photo by Vishesh Sharma.Arooj Aftab. Photo by Daniel Hilsinger.Arooj Aftab. Photo by Daniel Hilsinger.Arooj Aftab. Photo by Soichiro Suizu.Siren NationCappella Romana. Photo courtesy of the choir.Cappella Romana. Photo courtesy of the choir.Cappella Romana. Photo courtesy of the choir.Cappella Romana. Photo courtesy of the choir.Cappella Romana. Photo courtesy of the choir.Blake Applegate conducting Cantores in Ecclesia sing Durufle's Requiem at Mt. Angel in 2018. Photo courtesy of CiE.Blake Applegate conducting Cantores in Ecclesia sing Durufle's Requiem at Mt. Angel in 2018. Photo courtesy of CiE.Blake Applegate conducting Cantores in Ecclesia sing Durufle's Requiem at Mt. Angel in 2018. Photo courtesy of CiE.Blake Applegate conducting Cantores in Ecclesia sing Durufle's Requiem at Mt. Angel in 2018. Photo courtesy of CiE.Besides co-founding the Florence Festival of Books, Judy Fleagle is known as the “bridge lady of the Oregon Coast” for a pair of books she has written on coastal spans. Photo courtesy: Florence Festival of BooksThe Milk Carton Kids @ Aladdin Theater, Sept 8, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Marisa Anderson & William Tyler @ Mississippi Studios, Sept 12, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Marisa Anderson & William Tyler @ Mississippi Studios, Sept 12, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Mon Laferte. Photo by Joel Orta.Broadway Rose Loch LomondTara Kemp's "The Flower Vendor" is included in the Art About Agriculture show in the Chehalem Cultural Center.Yolanda Valdés-Rementería’s work, including “Mujeres (Women)” (acrylic on canvas, 27 by 22 inches, 2008), is at the Chehalem Cultural Center.Angelyn Christy Voss' "Hay Bale at Dusk" {pastel, 13 by 10 inches) is part of the Art About Agriculture show in the Chehalem Cultural Center.Phyllice Bradner will talk about printmaking – such as this piece, “Trickster,” part of her raven series -- Oct. 16 at Currents Gallery.Lucia Torres’ work in a show at Linfield University “connects the relationship between women, community, art, music, healing, identity, and cultural heritage.”'Battleground', by Mary Whyte (watercolor, 41” x 29”). Casey, from Bend, Oregon (Army, 2010-2016). From Whyte's solo exhibition 'WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America.'Chor Anno. Photo courtesy of the choir.Men of Chor Anno. Photo courtesy of Ann Lyman.Doug Martsch at Sou'wester Lodge, September 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Doug Martsch at Sou'wester Lodge, September 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Lamb of God at Moda Center, September 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Lamb of God at Moda Center, September 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.Reinkemeyer in rehearsals for 'The Thaw' at Hult Center for the Performing Arts with Rodney Dorsey and the Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Singers. Photo by Robert Ponto.Andrea Reinkemeyer. Photo by Jeff Kennell.Andrea Reinkemeyer. Photo by Frank Miller.Ken PeplowskiJazz clarinetist Ken Peplowski says he's happy to be performing live again, after the COVID shutdown. "It’s such a great feeling to play in front of humans in a room together. I can feel from the musician side and the audience side how grateful they are we’re back playing live. People forget what a difference it is, as opposed to sitting in front of a computer screen."NW Dance ProjectMantiri (third from right) appears in the final dress rehearsal before opening night for “Steel Magnolias” at Beaverton Civic Theatre in 2013. Photo courtesy: Mantiri Family ArchivesIn 1963, Mantiri was photographed with her mother and brothers during the family’s summer trip from Wisconsin to visit relatives in Oregon. On the family’s cross-country trip in 1977, when she was 24, Mantiri met her husband and ended up settling in Oregon. Photo courtesy: Mantiri Family ArchivesSoon after their arrival in the U.S. in 1960, this photo of Mantiri’s family in their living room appeared in the Milwaukee newspaper in an article about the local Presbyterian Church sponsorship of the Mantiris as part of a refugee resettlement project. All the furniture was donated by church members. Photo courtesy: Mantiri Family ArchivesMantiri (far left) attends a birthday party in the Netherlands in 1960, the year she came to the United States, with Indo and Dutch children mingling. Indo families had an open-door policy welcoming in all the neighbors, but white families did not welcome Indos into their homes. Photo courtesy: Mantiri Family ArchivesThe wedding of Mantiri’s Aunt Julia, whose brutal murder during the revolution after World War II was a key influence in her father leaving Indonesia. His last words to Mantiri, who closely resembles her aunt, reflected his sorrow over the loss of this sister and his enduring concern for his daughter. Photo courtesy: Mantiri Family ArchivesNicolaas Pieneman’s painting, “The Arrest of Diepo Negoro by Lieutenant-General De Kock,” (ca. 1830-1835, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) depicts the colonial Dutch view of Indonesians peacefully submitting to the victorious Netherlands. Prince Diepo Negoro, a Javanese leader in the war, and his followers bow in submission to the officers from the Netherlands while the Dutch flag flies above.Jane Mantiri. Photo by: Karen Weliky/The Immigrant StoryCascadia Composers Crossing PathaCascadia Composers Crossing Patha“I have never taken a poetry class,” Bethany Lee says. “Looking back, that’s really true of other parts of my life: learning by practice. Putting our sailboat in the water and just start sailing, you know?” Photo by: Bee Joy EspañaAn etude, Lee says, is a piece written to help a musician practice a hard skill in a real-life situation. The title poem of her most recent collection, she says, came out of difficult time when “I had been thinking quite a bit about how pain and trauma make it difficult for us to feel a sense of belonging, even in places where we are absolutely welcomed and do have connections.” Photo by: Kesia Lee“I have never taken a poetry class,” Bethany Lee says. “Looking back, that’s really true of other parts of my life: learning by practice. Putting our sailboat in the water and just start sailing, you know?” Photo by: Bee Joy EspañaBethany Lee says when she plays harp for hospice patients, “watching them come to rest because of music that I’m offering -- it’s pretty powerful and amazing to see.” Photo by: Bee Joy EspañaDavóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines and Brentano Quartet at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines and Gloria Chien at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines and Gloria Chien at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines and Gloria Chien at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.Davóne Tines at Chamber Music Northwest 2021. Photo by Tom Emerson.The original Oswald West cabin (left) was built in 1913 by the Oregon governor responsible for Oregon’s beach highway law, which declared the entire Pacific coastline to the high tide to be public highway. After it burned in 1991, the owners, descendants of the home’s third owner, Dr. Harry M. Bouvy, built a replica of the home on the site. Photo courtesy: Cannon Beach History Center and MuseumA Sears kit house, built around 1925, is featured on this year’s Cannon Beach Cottage Tour. Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold more 70,000 kit houses through catalogs between 1908 and 1940. Photo courtesy: Cannon Beach History Center and MuseumAfter the Oswald West cabin was destroyed by arson in 1991, the owners, descendants of the home’s third owner, Dr. Harry M. Bouvy, built a replica of the home on the Cannon Beach site. Photo courtesy: Cannon Beach History Center and MuseumThe original Oswald West cabin was built in 1913 by the Oregon governor responsible for Oregon’s beach highway law, which declared the entire Pacific coastline to the high tide to be public highway. Photo courtesy: Cannon Beach History Center and MuseumAspen Lights by Erin Hanson"Desert Clouds" by Erin HansonSharon Morgan (from left), Cathy Willoughby, and Holly Spencer portrayed former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford in "Tea for Tree," which had its final performance Sunday at Gallery Theater in McMinnville. Photo by: Debbie Slocum Lockwood of Reflections Photography for Gallery Theater.Volunteer Liz Olsen works with youngsters in the Newport Visual Arts camp earlier this summer. Arts Bus organizers hope the bus will bring creative opportunities to children who cannot make it to the Visual Arts Center for classes.On the Arts Bus are (from left) Jason Holland, Executive Director of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts; Cynthia Jacobi, Newport City Council member; Moe Snyder, instructor; Sara Siggelkow, OCCA Arts Education Manager; Cathey Briggs, OCCA board member; Dean Sawyer, Newport mayor; Rep. David Gomberg, D-Otis; Gary Lehman, volunteer; Tom Webb, Newport Visual Arts Center director; and Dietmar Goebel, Newport City Council member.Portland State University College of the ArtsThe “Reserve Inspiration” show is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City, but it is not all about birds. Ernie Rose’s photo of brown pelicans, however, is.Jill Perry Townsend works in plein air oils, here depicting Devil’s Churn at Cape Perpetua.Scott Groth says underwater photography is “like diving into the best aquarium ever.”“Meringue, Queen of the Confectionary Islands” by Sam Jacobson (clay sculpture, 12 by 6 inches)“Late Bloomer,” by Sam Jacobson (clay sculpture, 12 by 8 inches)"A Mixed Bouquet" by Sam JacobsonHis role as Kurt tapped Ryan Findley’s experience riding motorcycles – which he says consisted of running paychecks from Salem to Dundee one time. Photo courtesy: Ryan FindleyRyan Findley and his son, Jaquin, attended the Seattle International Film Festival for the screening of “Summer Lightning,” a 12-minute short about baseball, that both appeared in.Ryan Findley plays the leader of a biker gang in “Lorelei,” a filmed-in-Oregon story about a felon who reconnects with his high school girlfriend, a single mother of three kids.WVCMF 2020. Photo by Rachel HadiasharOsvaldo Golijov. Photo by Yonni Golijov.Megumi Stohs Lewis, Kenji Bunch, Sasha Callahan, and Leo Eguchi at J.Christopher Wines Barrell Room in 2016. Photo by Dan Lewis.Kenji Bunch and Leo Eguchi. Photo by Jesse Lewis.Sasha Callahan. Photo by Justine Cooper.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.