Stage&Studio

Unit Souzou and Constant State of Otherness

For this edition of Stage & Studio, we highlight Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage month and we feature innovative taiko artists Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, the founders and directors of Unit Souzou and Constant State of Read the rest

Intisar Abioto – Black Art/ists Gathering

Intisar Abioto calls herself “an explorer-artist working across photography, dance and writing.” Since she moved to Portland as a young adult with her family, she’s been creatively highlighting and documenting the contributions and talents of Black Oregonians.

A prolific cross-disciplinary … Read the rest

Many Roads In Conversation

Dmae Lo Roberts presents an audio podcast produced by The Immigrant Story that features a frank and personal exploration of mixed race Asian American identity.

Roberts and writer and educator Patti Duncan as friends and colleagues have explore what this … Read the rest

End of the Year Reflections

It’s safe to say 2021 was a better year than 2020. With the vaccine, life this year became a little less fearful. People started to gather, first in small groups, and then with larger audiences for theaters and public events. … Read the rest

Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts

Dmae Lo Roberts talks with perhaps the most influential benefactor of Oregon arts.

Most artists and arts organizations in Oregon know the name of Ronni S. Lacroute. Anyone who attends performing arts events, art exhibits, films and music festivals knows … Read the rest

The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join Dmae Lo Roberts for a conversation with Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, a website, traveling art exhibit and podcast documenting the journeys and stories of immigrants in the Portland and across the country. A volunteer-run nonprofit, … Read the rest