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Director’s Notes – Scott Palmer

Sometimes you just need a little drag. This has been a loooooong 8 months for us here at Bag&Baggage. The closure of The Venetian, the cancelation of Noises Off, the completion of the capital campaign, and two pretty hard hitting shows back to back at the start of the season …

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Letting Go & A Layered Life: Karen Wippich

By Kate Garcia “Maybe next time I’ll go with little, tiny heads,” Karen Wippich confesses as we sit in her Southwest Portland home that doubles as a studio. Open and well-lit, the space more like a sunroom than an art studio, with every inch of the walls plastered with thick, …

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Who is Howie Bierbaum?

Introducing the most omnipresent and diligent figure in the Portland arts scene of the last couple decades: Mr. Bierbaum, or as everyone knows him, Howie. Howie came to Portland in 1981 at the height of the Reagan recession (his Comprehensive Employment and Training Act job in Eugene was cut, so he moved …

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