Spotlight stories

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

By James Bash | Sunday, August 30, 2009

"In the tradition of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, we were hurtling across Oregon in a caravan of busses and beaver costumes," said Thomas Lauderdale, the bandleader of Pink Martini. "It was a dream come true!"

By James Bash | Thursday, June 4, 2009

"I came to see the handwork, beads, weaving, and design work, in this wonderful exhibit. What beautiful beadwork. Great detail in everything I saw. I loved the fascinating regalia. There"s such a desire to pass on these skills.

By James Bash | Monday, June 1, 2009

On any given day, thousands of students, college personnel, and visitors walk through Smith Memorial Student Union, the all-purpose social hub of Portland State University.

By James Bash | Monday, June 1, 2009

All the world's a stage for actor Robin Goodrin Nordli who is enjoying her 16th year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

By James Bash | Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ellen Waterston ranched for twenty years in the remote high desert of Eastern Oregon, but that experience didn't turn her into a recluse.

By James Bash | Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm a condenser," said Crystal Williams, an award-winning African-American poet who has just published her third book of poems.


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