Spotlight stories

Spotlight Stories provide a glimpse into the lives and work of select Oregon Arts Commission grantees and fellows. 

By Lisa Radon | Friday, November 2, 2012

Blankets—wool, solid and plaid, banded in satin bindings or sewn edges—are the primary material artist Marie Watt employs in her sculptures and portraits.

By Lisa Radon | Friday, November 2, 2012

It is not reductive to say that Linda Hutchins' works are tracings of the movements of body and mind through line, word, and form.

By Lisa Radon | Friday, November 2, 2012

“You want to put the poetry in clothing that fits,” says poet and publisher margareta waterman.

By Lisa Radon | Monday, August 15, 2011

“Children's Games,” as a title, sounds innocent enough. But look at the Pieter Bruegel painting of the title and see that not all of the 91 games depicted are innocent or fun.

By Lisa Radon | Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Try to invent a backstory for a composer whose works for choir have included setting Orestes to music as well as poems of Robert Duncan, William Stafford, and now Leslie Scalapino.

By Lisa Radon | Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Like a cutaway section of a fusilage, Portland artist Josh Smith's big curved plywood sculpture in his 2010 installation at the Manuel Izquierdo Gallery “Working With Doubt” (2010) brought to mind the utopian hopes of modernity via the sleekness o


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