Nature is Art for the Spirit

Jordan Ackerson is the featured artist of the month for August at The Trainer’s Club, 333 S State St.,  in Lake Oswego. A member of P’nai Or member who has visited Israel on Birthright, Jordan brings his unique eye for detail to his iPhone photo exhibit entitled “Nature is Art for the Spirit.” The exhibit…


Summer reading, had me a blast

PHOTO: This summer, grab a beach towel and an armful of books and head for the beach, the pool, your backyard or … Compiled by Deborah Moon Every summer I catch up on stacks of books that I haven’t found the time to read. Somehow more hours of daylight always translates into longer hours of…


Life imitates art

Photo: Emily Eisele and Blake Stone at the first rehearsal of “I and You.” Photo by Jeff Hayes Artists Repertory Theatre’s final show of the season, “I and You,” has a synchronicity between the play’s two characters and the actors who portray them. “I and You” tells a funny, tender and surprising story of two young…


Oregon summers beckon us outside

PHOTO: Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevel will perform on the MJCC lawn in June. When the sun arrives after months of rain and gray skies, Oregonians can’t wait to head outdoors. Wineries and golf resorts abound for adults seeking some fresh air. In addition to plenty of wonderful places to experience nature, several venues offer…


“This Land is Ashland . . .”

PHOTO: Open to the sky, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre seats 1,200 people. Featured in the photo is the 2012 set and ensemble in Henry V. Henry V is back at the festival this year through Oct. 27. This year the play will be in the smaller Thomas Theatre, which seats a…


Photos celebrate teen parenthood

PHOTOS: These portraits of teen-parent families are among those on display at Paragon Arts Gallery, 815 N Killingsworth, Portland, through June 12. Photographer Eden Swartz has been photographing teen families for three years. Photographer Eden Swartz doesn’t want her exhibit “Illuminating Family, Reframing Teen Parenthood” to be the culmination of her project. She hopes it…

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