Stagecoach won’t stop at Radio Redux

Fred Crafts, founder and executive director of Radio Redux, which recreates classic radio plays on the stage of the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, announces that its final show of the season, Stagecoach, has been cancelled, one of many continuing casualties of the coronavirus epidemic.

The show was scheduled for performance July 17-19.

Those who have season passes to Radio Redux or already had purchased tickets to Stagecoach have a couple of choices: 1) Tickets will be automatically funded on June 5 by the Hult Center box office; or 2) The value of the tickets may be turned into a tax-deductible contribution to Radio Redux, by calling the box office at 541-682-5000 no later than June 4.

“We’re saddened that Stagecoach was ambushed,” Crafts quipped, “but the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We intend to perform Stagecoach someday, we’re not sure when.”

Radio Redux is in the process of designing its next season. In the meantime, afficionados of old radio shows can log onto the Radio Redux website at and watch classic radio shows featuring performers such as Jack Benny; George Burns and Gracie Allen; Fibber McGee and Molly; and The Shadow.

There won’t be an Art and the Vineyard Festival this year

The Maude Kerns Art Center has announced that it is cancelling its traditional Art and the Vineyard Festival, which has taken place around the Fourth of July for 36 years. The festival is the primary fundraiser for the art center, long located in a converted church building at 1910 E. 15th Ave.

The nonprofit art center dedicates its activities to the visual arts, with frequent gallery exhibits as well as educational and creative programs for artists of all ages. It also houses the studios of Club Med, made up of area ceramics artists.

Donations to support the Maude Kerns Art Center may be made on its website, For information, visit the website or call 541-345-1571.

White Lotus Gallery open by appointment

With the Phase 1 reopening steps ordered recently by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the White Lotus Gallery now is open by appointment and will transition to welcoming walk-in traffic, in accordance with state and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

To make an appointment to visit the gallery, email To view the gallery’s website, go online to

Local artists offer online art lessons to area students

A free ArtSpark Online Education Program is available weekly to students interested in visual arts, theater, dance, music, and cultural arts, taught by local artists.

The program consists of a four-part video tutorial each week, in which students can participate in art-making projects as various as puppetry, making and natural fabric dyes, and learning hip hop dance.

For information on the program and how to participate, go online to, email or call Eric Braman at 989-326-3598.

The program is supported by the Lane Arts Council, Eugene Rotary Club, Eugene Education Foundation, and Eugene 4J School District.