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Tom Strini
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Writer, speaker, teacher, mentor, consultant
Writer, speaker, teacher, mentor, consultant

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The Corvallis Review critics recommend writing by other critics. Interesting choices.
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Critical Readings No. 9: The Corvallis Review Staff Recommends
Our critics don't just write criticism, they read it. Each week, they seek out worthy examples and pass them along to our readers. Nyle DiMarco is a deaf actor, model and activist who uses American Sign Language. He was the first deaf winner of America's Ne...
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I made this video breakdown of Vinson Cunningham's critique of Kehinde Wiley's Obama portrait for my Oregon State arts writing students. But I thought it might have some wider interest, so I posted at the site. See what you think.
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Art Criticism Case Study: Vinson Cunningham on Kehinde Wiley's Obama Portrait
Close observation, eloquent description, probing analysis, carefully constructed argument, and the drawing of plausible connections between the artwork and the world add up to smart criticism. by Tom Strini Vinson Cunningham's critique of Kehinde Wiley's pr...
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My program notes for the Eugene Symphony's April 19 concert include interviews with composer Augusta Read Thomas and conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong.
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Eugene Symphony April 19: Music by Dukas, Augusta Read Thomas, Wagner and Debussy
Notes on the program and interviews with conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong and composer Augusta Read Thomas. by Tom Strini PAUL DUKAS (1865-1935) Fanfare from La Peri (1912) The gist of the two-minute brass fanfare: An annunciatory introduction in chattering ...
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Criticism recommended by a dozen staff critics at the Corvallis Review. They found lots of good stuff.
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Critical Readings No. 8: The Corvallis Review Staff Recommends
To become good critics, we must read good criticism. Follow the links to what our staff read this week: John Yau is an American writer, critic and editor for Hyperallergic Weekend, a Brooklyn-based online art forum. In his article “Steve DiBenedetto’s Playg...
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Installment No. 4 of the Oregon State Graphic Design Series. Michael Nolan on Aaron Draplin.
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Oregon State Graphic Design Series: Aaron Draplin
Oregon-based Draplin brings Detroit grit to Portland hip for local, national and international clients. by Michael Nolan Aaron James Draplin, a punk rock pragmatist of a graphic designer, has applied his free-spirited creativity to everything from local piz...
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