Rachael Carnes has written for Eugene Weekly as well as The Stranger in Seattle, since the mid-nineties. Covering dance, theater, performance art as well as human interest stories, Rachael enjoys meeting new people and seeing their creative process in action. As the founder of a local non profit, Sparkplug Dance, she teaches movement to kids in our community who juggle any number of risk factors.
EW's Arts Editor Bob Keefer wrote about art, music and theater for most of the 30 years he worked at The Register-Guard in Eugene. In 2006 he was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts’ Journalism Institute for Theater and Musical Theater in Los Angeles. An exhibiting photographer, he was a resident visual artist in 2014 at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, a Long-term Ecological Research site in western Oregon, and in 2016 at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming.