Vision 2020

Vision 2020: Dañel Malán

Teatro Milagro's leader talks about bilingual arts and the joys and perils of taking the show on the road.

Vision 2020: Raúl Gómez

Metropolitan Youth Symphony leader: In a troubled world, schools need to teach the empathy of the arts.

Vision 2020: Kristin Shauck

The Clatsop CC teacher loves Astoria’s grittiness, but sees gentrification putting the squeeze on her students.

Vision 2020: Brenna Crotty

The CALYX editor says "men would benefit a lot from reading female-centered narratives."

Vision 2020: Connie Carley and Jerry Foster

For almost four decades the leaders of PassinArt have forged a strong path for Black theater in Portland.

Vision 2020: Yaelle Amir

A promising curator makes her mark. Her job disappears. She rolls up her sleeves and makes her mark again.

Carissa Burkett and Sean Andries are excited about the Chehalem Cultural Center’s new Cox Family Culinary Enrichment Center as an avenue to explore art and culture. “So much of our culture is wrapped up in the food we eat and the people we share it with,” Andries says.

Vision 2020: Sean Andries and Carissa Burkett

Leaders of Newberg's Chehalem Cultural Center look forward to more performing arts and a new culinary center.

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

Vision 2020: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith

The Southern Oregon artist and activist creates art “rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism.”

Vision 2020: Martin Majkut

Rogue Valley Symphony leader: music education in the schools is the key to getting people into concert halls.

Vision 2020: Ella Ray

"There is this level of resistance coming from formerly colonized people ... I feel something bubbling under the surface."

Vision 2020: Molly Alloy, Nathanael Andreini

New leaders take the renamed Five Oaks Museum deeper into the arts and the diversity of culture around it.

Rachael Carnes says Eugene has a robust theater scene, including long-running Oregon Contemporary Theatre, which is “curating a season that is as bold and as innovative as one you might see in Portland or Ashland.”

Vision 2020: Rachael Carnes

As her career soars, a Eugene playwright says "access is the foundation for a vibrant arts scene."

Vision 2020: Joamette Gil

The Power & Magic of an indie comics universe that tells tales of adventure in a nonbinary culture of color.

John Olbrantz, Maribeth Collins director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, says his projects this year range from increasing museum staff to doing research on Scottish artist David Roberts for a future exhibition. Photo courtesy: Willamette University

Vision 2020: John Olbrantz

The director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art praises Salem's thriving arts and culture community.

Vision 2020: Yulia Arakelyan and Erik Ferguson

Wobbly duo see a dangerous world: "Hate based crime directed against people with disabilities has gone up."

Vision 2020: Christopher Acebo

A leading Oregon theater artist says extending equity to all groups is a way forward for everyone.

Vision 2020: Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

At Ori Gallery: "We often joke about how we would love to not be the only Queer, Black-run art space in town."

Vision 2020: Darcy Dolge, Sarah West, and Nancy Knowles

Leaders of an art center in La Grande say funding cuts could have been dire, but the community stepped up.

Vision 2020: Niel DePonte

The Oregon percussionist, composer, and conductor for more than 40 years thinks about thorny issues ahead.

Rachel Barreras-Kleemann says she wants to bring joy and encouragement to people who are fearful of doing arts. “People are tentative about celebrating themselves and about feeling good… I want to remind people it is good to feel joy and it’s still OK to be happy, even in these times that we’re living in.”

Vision 2020: Rachel Barreras-Kleemann

A Newport dance teacher's "small" goals: keep kids motivated to dance, give low-income kids a place to go.