Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.
On February 25th Eva Lake with Interview Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.
The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum will discuss with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.
Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Eva Lake will interview members Barbara Black and Stephan Soihl plus artist Paul Missal on the 31st of December about the"Becoming BLackfish" show.
Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.
On December 3rd Eva Lake will talk to Jim Riswold, whose latest show was called Art For Oncologists.
On November 19th Eva Lake talked to Prudence Roberts, Sue Taylor, Elizabeth Bilyeu and Marie Sivak RE: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's visit and lecture which is at ~ 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus. Smith’s talk “My Life as a Cultural Arts Worker” will address not only her artistic process, but also the complex political and cultural symbols as well as narrative elements she weaves into her paintings, prints and other works. We discussed the lecture and also about the inception and development of PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series.
Eva Lake interviewed artist Darren Orange on the 5th of November.
On Tuesday October 29 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum.
Graybill will talk about Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The show is about the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Samurai runs through January 12, 2014.
From the PAM.org web site: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/special/samurai/home
Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.
Launch Pad Gallery is closing soon. Here Ben Pink and Sara McCormick talk about the final show and the history of this great SE PDX space.
Deep Field Gallery opens on June 30TH at 1126 NW 13TH. Director Jennifer Porter of Chroma curated their first show of 4 artists all working in steel. The show is called Steel Environics, featuring Stephen Miller, Brian Mock, Eric Holt and Garrett Price.
The guest is local mixed media artist Mar Goman, who has a show at the 23 Sandy Gallery through June 16th.
The show is titled "INTROspective," and it features a series of unique artist books as well as other three-dimensional pieces using book pages, handwritten letters, matchsticks, rusty bits and more.
Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.
Mar also has a show at Francine Sedars Gallery in Seattle from June 8th - July 4th.
- Length: 26:36 minutes (24.36 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
On the 5TH of June we covered an exhibition opening for a single night - the 7th of June - curated by Jeanine Jablonski. It will be at The Cleaners @The Ace Hotel.
The show pairs MFAs from PSU with exhibiting artists, namely: Will Bruno & Chris Johanson, Sam Guerrero & Brad Adkins, Jessica Chantal Hickey & Wynne Greenwood with Evan La Londe & Sol Hashemi, Rochelle Kulei & James Lavadour, Sean Schumacher & D.E. May. The reception is the evening of Thursday, June 7. Guests on the radio were Jeanine Jablonski, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.
Pioneer Place is a shopping mall downtown which has transformed its third floor into a gallery spot. Place, Mark Woolley and Peoplesare all there. Our guests on Art Focus were the Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman.
Jennifer Strayer curated Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. She was our guest.
- Title: Curator and Artist Jennifer Strayer
- Length: 29:56 minutes (41.12 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
Gigi Rosenberg was our guest. She wrote The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing. She details how to write a grant and what mistakes to avoid.
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with ceramic artist Kim Murton of the Oregon Potters Association and metal scuptor Greg Wilbur of the Creative Metal Arts Guild about the Gathering of the Guilds which is happening May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.
- Length: 27:23 minutes (25.07 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson spoke with Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge.
In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.
Artist and activist Linda Sawaya organized the anniversary events. Linda painted one of the thirteen murals on racism and alternative views to the view the Columbus Quincentenary of 1992. Carol Matsuyoshi collaborated with other artists on the Asian/Pacific Islander panel. Seidel Standingelk collaborated on two panels.
- Length: 29:31 minutes (27.02 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)