photo: Joseph Gallivan
The Portland art scene is due for a thorough physical and KBOO's Joseph Gallivan interviews me as a bit of tease for what's in store
today at 11:30AM. Look back later here for Part I of Portlandageddon
a thorough anatomy of the scene at the moment and recent past with some predictions for the future. It isn't all bad news either. True criticism isn't a beat down, its a way to gain a more faceted and focused view to address concerns and shortcomings as well as celebrate and further support advances that have already distinguished themselves.
I take a look at most every major institution and trend in trendsetting Portland but if you want background and a refresher before then please check out these articles:
This critical look at what little we know about the potential OCAC/PNCA art school merger
. So little is known but it is supposed to come before the boards of both schools by the end of the month.
Much of what I wrote here in 2012 hasn't changed
but what I foresaw way back in 2000-2003 has already happened. Portland needs to turn a corner or risk what makes it special... some of this is finally happening with City Hall's Arts Affordability Plan
but its scope and vision is too limited. Portlandageddon will point out many of its biggest holes (good news no new organizations or taxes are required but it does require a clearer purpose in our arts funding mechanisms).
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