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Two Novels for Millennials
Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies" (1930) follows a circle of post-WWI twenty somethings; while Dawn Powell's "The Golden Spur" (1962) follows another twenty something from rural Ohio to Greenwich Village after WWII in two books that Matthew Kangas finds well targeted for today's millennials. More...


Art and Houseplants
Richard Speer visits some Portland businesses that take their art seriously, not just using it for ambience, but with real curatorial intent and with artists sporting solid art world resumés. More...


Black and Blue
David S. Rubin finds new and unexpected insights to the art of Alexander Calder and Betye Saar in their recent exhibitions. More...


Georges Rouault
George's Rouault's suite "Misery and War" is a visual critique of a bleak era, and mixes modernist expressionism with powerful religiosity. More...


Melting Pot Aesthetics
In direct contrast to the current political tribalism, key artists have been freely and effectively blending racial and cultural signifiers. More...


“California Fibers: A Matter of Time”
Artists affiliated with the "California Fibers" group remind us just how varied fiber art is in terms of media and technique. These are not your grandmother's textiles. and often display content and commentary beyond the innovative methods. More...


Matt Wedel
Working with porcelain and stoneware, Matt Wedel's hulking masses catch us up in their process of making. More...


Sonya Clark
Working with cloth and hair, Sonya Clark calls on us to reflect on our personal histories through her own family narrative. More...

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