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Artist Update: Aithan Shapira

Since appearing on the cover of the inaugural issue of Oregon Jewish Life, Aithan Shapira, Ph.D., and Debra Rosenthal have been busy preparing for their July wedding and Aithan has kept busy with exhibits in the United States and Europe. During May, Aithan exhibited “Migration with Pomegranate”, as one of 40 artists whose work was…

Red Road to Rothko

Curiosity led Daniel Benzali to walk into the Gerding Theater shortly after he moved to Portland last fall. A few days later, the accomplished actor signed on to star as Mark Rothko in the theater’s production of Red. He describes the play as “a powerful insight into an artist’s work and life and philosophy. ……

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Rothko Revisited

Actor Daniel Benzali began his quest to bring painter Mark Rothko to life onstage in 2004, about the same time Harold Schnitzer began his quest to bring the Portland-raised artist’s famed works back to the Portland Art Museum, where his first exhibit appeared in 1933-34. Though Schnitzer died last April, it was his drive to…