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COURTESY: BRICKARTIST.COM - A very large exhibit of Nathan Sawaya's Lego art, 'The Art of the Brick,' will show at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry through May.
February 23, 2017

'THE ART OF THE BRICK,' LEGOS STYLE

by Jason Vondersmith
Nathan Sawaya's creations, which use toys as art, come to OMSI.
COURTESY PHOTO: BRIAN DAGOSTINE - A 1/1000-scale model of downtown Portland features landmark buildings built with standard Lego bricks.
February 23, 2017

Lego artists keep dream of Brix Museum alive

by Kevin Harden
Group tapped into creative culture to propose idea of museum in Portland.
COURTESY PHOTO - Sarah Nanc'es 'Insoluble' will be on dispay at the Cawein Gallery through March 15.
February 22, 2017

Pacific's Cawein Gallery features Sarah Nance

by Kathy Fuller
Artist talk and reception slated for this Thursday, Feb. 23.


February 22, 2017

Community calendar -- Feb. 21-28, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
A calendar of events, performances and happenings this week around western Washington County.
February 21, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Mark you calendar: Here are some free events and workshops coming up in western Washington County.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - The Portland Art Museum held a soft opening of 'Constructing Identity' last week where attendees could get a first look at the art. The exhibit is on display through June 18.
February 17, 2017

Race, culture and expression: 'Constructing Identity' showcases African American art

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Art Museum show runs through June 18 with special talks, performances planned.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Dancers, singers, and many others will show off thier talents during Stars in the Grove Feb. 18.
February 16, 2017

Stars to shine in the Grove Saturday night

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Annual community talent show returns to Pacific's Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on Feb. 18.
February 15, 2017

Community calendar -- Feb. 15-24, 2017

by Pamplin Media Group
Events and activities in the Washington County area and beyond.
February 15, 2017

Community briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Events and activities coming up in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY: ROBIN DAMORE - Robin Damore (far right) poses with Nichelle Nichols, of 'Star Trek' fame, alongside a painting of Nichols that resulted from a meeting of the women several years ago in Los Angeles.
February 14, 2017

A portrait of Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek'

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Nichols returns to Portland as part of Portland's Wizard World Comic Con, Feb. 17-19 at the Oregon Convention Center.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: MICHAEL SPROLES - Guest speakers Kavi Are and Vision took to the stage in Forest Grove during their 'Mending Masculinity' tour.
February 14, 2017

Poetry tour seeks to create path to 'whole masculinity'

by Michael Sproles
Kavi Ade and Vision, Philadelphia-based poets, bring their show to Pacific University campus as part of national tour.
COURTESY PHOTO - 'Morning Calm' by Bhavani Krishnan
February 13, 2017

Finalists named for annual 'Picture Hillsboro' commission

by Kathy Fuller
Twelve works of art hang in the Hillsboro Civic Center, with winner set to be named March 21.
February 13, 2017

Jazz night comes to the Venetian

by Michael Sproles
Groups from all four Hillsboro high schools will play jazz Feb. 15 a the Venetian Theatre.
February 12, 2017

'Musical Tapas' on tap

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon Symphonic Band will perform Sunday, Feb. 12 at Pacific University.
COURTESY PHOTO - Rainbow Dance Theatre uses African beats paired with dance to trace the roots of hip-hop.
February 12, 2017

Hip-hop anyone? Dancers bring dance, West African percussion to the Walters

by Michael Sproles
Rainbow Dance Theatre entwines modern dance with its historic roots.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Washington County Museum has two locations: the museum on Main Street in Hillsboro and an archive at Portland Community College Rock Creek.
February 10, 2017

Washington County Museum looks to the future

by Michael Sproles
Museum officials learn how to better serve the public at visioning sessions.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Distillers Guild event showcases small-batch, handcrafted spirits from more than 40 distillers in the Pacific Northwest. Five Portland chefs will prepare bites for guests, which is included in the admission price.
February 09, 2017

Bread & Brew: Follow your spirit guides at Toast 2017

by Jennifer Anderson
Craft distillers festival includes spirits from Forest Grove's Flooded Fox Den.
February 08, 2017

Community calendar -- Feb. 8-17, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and activities happening in the western Washington County area.
February 07, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Activities, events and classes coming up in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY PHOTO - Annalisa Tornfelt, with her Swedish Nykleharpa. The emerging solo artist will perform folk, vintage country and more alongside her sisters at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
February 06, 2017

Annalisa Tornfelt plays folk, vintage country at Walters

by Michael Sproles
Portland-based singer/songwriter from Black Prairie brings her solo show to Hillsboro.

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COURTESY PHOTO - Annie must outsmart the mob of Russian, Irish and Italian mobsters her in-laws have hired to kill her in HART Theatre's production of 'My Inlaws are Outlaws,' opening Feb. 10.
Feb 04, 2017

HART Theatre brings on the laughs with 'My Inlaws are Outlaws'

by Michael Sproles
First play of 2017 comes from New Zealand native Devon Williamson.
COURTESY PHOTO - Linda Jerome's study of the human-horse connection shows at Sequoia Gallery.
Feb 03, 2017

Art walks into Hillsboro Feb. 7

by Kathy Fuller
Monthly First Tuesday event features unveiling of public art sculpture on Main Street.
Feb 03, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
A listing of upcoming events, activites and opportunities in western Washington County.
COURTESY PHOTO - Valley Art Association's second annual Celestial Carnavale masquerade and dance will help raise funds for the storefront renovation. Tickets are on sale now.
Feb 02, 2017

Valley Art hosts Celestial Carnavale masquerade dance

by Kathy Fuller
Portland's 3 Leg Torso will play music for second annual fundraiser.
Feb 01, 2017

Community calendar -- Feb. 1-11, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
A listing of events and activities coming up this week in the western Washington County area.
Feb 01, 2017

Pacific's Cawein Gallery opens new show

by Kathy Fuller
Katherine Spinella and Morgan Rosskopf present 'lit-upness//mute acquiescence,' through Feb. 16.
COURTESY: ALICIA J. ROSE - The main actors in Alicia J. Rose's 'The Benefits of Gusbandry' story are Brooke Totman, left, and Kurt Conroyd, flanking the show's creator.
Jan 31, 2017

A SPECIAL KIND OF FRIENDSHIP: 'THE BENEFITS OF GUSBANDRY'

by Jason Vondersmith
Alicia J. Rose, Courtenay Hameister tackle inclusion, midlife issues in web series hit.
COURTESY PHOTO - Kavi Ade is a writer, activist, arts educator and nationally recognized spoken word poet from Philadelphia.
Jan 30, 2017

'Mending Masculinity' tour comes to Forest Grove

by Michael Sproles
Nationally recognized Kavi Ade and Vision perform, host poetry slam Feb. 2.
COURTESY PHOTOS - Sandeep Koraane
Jan 28, 2017

Free world music concerts on tap

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
PCC Rock Creek presents series of free performances in February.
COURTESY PHOTO - Tara Velarde, now a solo artist, is a singer/songwriter influenced by the likes of Regina Spektor, Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, Judy Garland and more.
Jan 28, 2017

Sweetness and power: Pacific grad releases solo album

by Michael Sproles
Tara Velarde returns to Forest Grove Feb. 4 for show at McMenamins Grand Lodge.
COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff Clark will present an introduction to beekeeping at the North Plains Library.
Jan 27, 2017

At North Plains Library, bees are everyone's beeswax

by Michael Sproles
North Plain Library offers free film, intro class on beekeeping.
Jan 26, 2017

Community briefs-- Forest Grove and Hillsboro

by Kathy Fuller
Here's a list of upcoming arts-related events and activities in Hillsboro and Forest Grove.
Jan 25, 2017

Community calendar - Jan. 25-Feb. 4, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Upcoming activities and events in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY PHOTO: JESS STEWART MAIZE - Community members gathered at Bag&Baggage on the eve of the presidential inauguration to pledge compassion and unity in the years ahead.
Jan 24, 2017

Bag and Baggage vigil on eve of inauguration pledges compassion, inclusion

by Michael Sproles
The Ghostlight Project included theater groups nationwide gathering to stand for unity.
COURTESY PHOTO - Singer-songwriter Craig Carothers presents his one-man show at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 27.
Jan 20, 2017

Marinated in music

by Michael Sproles
Native son Craig Carothers sings his way back to Oregon at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.
COURTESY: HALLIE FORD MUSEUM - 'Along the Waterfront' (1940)
Jan 19, 2017

Major exhibition of Louis Bunce's work shows in Salem

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland artist painted abstract mural that hangs in Portland International Airport.
COURTESY PHOTO - Jennifer Yamashiro, Jonathan Swartout and James Grimes perform in Theatre in the Grove's 'Next to Normal.'
Jan 18, 2017

'Next to Normal' anything but business as usual

by Tina Arth
Hillsboro Tribune reviewer says Theatre in the Grove's current offering 'not to be missed.'
Jan 18, 2017

Community calendar - Jan. 18-28, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
A listing of events and activities in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - (Clockwise from top) Leif Norby as John Jacob Astor, Ben Rosenblatt as Captain Jonathan Thorn, Shawn Fagan as Wilson Price Hunt and DeLanna Studi as Marie Dorion play in Portland Center Stage's 'Astoria: Part One,' opening Jan. 20.
Jan 17, 2017

'Astoria: Part One' tells little-known tale of expedition

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Center Stage show based on novel by Peter Stark.
Jan 17, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Here's a roundup of events and activities coming up in western Washington County.