Bits & Pieces
Street art is being painted at the Portland International Airport.
In a partnership with Portland Street Art Alliance and the Port of Portland, local artists Alex Chiu and Jeremy Nichols are creating a mural in the north pedestrian tunnel at PDX that celebrates the people, history and natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
"PSAA is excited to build this new partnership with the Port of Portland," said Tiffany Conklin, PSAA executive director. "We have always enjoyed traveling and experiencing street art around the world. It's a great way to learn about other cultures and traditions. Street art enriches everyday lives. It can help foster a unique sense of place and pride of our local communities, while also providing visitors with a way to connect and understand the Pacific Northwest lifestyle."
The PDX mural is part of Port of Portland's broader Art Program, which maintains rotating exhibits throughout the airport terminal and permanent art at the Port of Portland headquarters.
Portland theater pros Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley — who've been directors, actors, casting directors, producers — have teamed up to launch The Theatre Company. They'll be co-artistic directors for the first season starting in 2020.
They promise site-specific Portland premieres of timely, socially relevant and culturally conscious plays. They'll begin with "The Moors" by Jen Silverman in March 2020 at Copeland Commons at TaborSpace in Southeast Portland and "Vinegar Tom" by Carol Churchill in October 2020 at The Hallowed Halls recording studio at Southeast Holgate Boulevard and 64th Avenue.
The two began the collaboration in June.
The team will celebrate the launch of The Theatre Company with a party from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Picnic PDX, 1305 N.W. 23rd Ave. For more: www.thetheatreco.org.
The Oregon Film Trail, which showcases interesting film locations in the state, has unveiled two information signs in Salem for the filming of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the film adapted from the Ken Kesey novel, starring Jack Nicholson. They're at the Oregon Museum of Mental Health and the "Dome" Building (currently occupied by the Oregon Department of Corrections).
Fans of "Cuckoo's Nest" have been visiting the museum since its opening in October 2012.
"Interest in the film provides infinite opportunities to share information about mental health issues," said Kathryn Dysart, museum board president.
There have been more than 450 feature films and TV shows that have used locations in Oregon throughout the years.
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