Spotlight stories

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

By Lisa Radon | Thursday, March 10, 2011

On another early spring evening almost a year ago, a small group of us gathered in the living room of a home high in the westernmost reaches of Northwest Portland to hear Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Portland's contemporary chamber music ensemb

By Lisa Radon | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who do we think we are? The art we make is a reflection of what we think, what we see, what we imagine. Collectively, it is a mirror of who we are.

By Lisa Radon | Thursday, February 3, 2011

The same ring appears again and again in Erin Rose Gardner's early work.

By Lisa Radon | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

“Grace / to be born and live as variously as possible." -Frank O'Hara

By Lisa Radon | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When I locate Kari Merkl's space age seating installation tucked into a short side hall on the second floor of Portland State University's Shattuck Hall, two students have so thoroughly installed themselves with books, food, laptops plugged in, th

By Lisa Radon | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

You could not step twice into the same river, for other waters are ever flowing on to you. —Heraclitus


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