Art Focus

Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed 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 discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Kenna talks about his photography

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Michael Kenna has a show of photographs up at Charles Hartman Fine Art. In this interview he talks about the present show, his start in photography and how he learned to print.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Brophy talks about his new work

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Michael Brophy has a new show up at the Laura Russo Gallery for the month of July. We talked about his new paintings; much of the work is about the big fire at his studio and home.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the curator will talk about the show "Parallel Worlds"

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Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden will talk about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explires and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/16/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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art focus covers the local visual art scene

 

 

Arvie Smith has a show up at Beppu Wiarda. He will talk about the paintings and also, how the election of Barack Obama influenced his work. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eric Vines will talk about the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Art Focus had Eric Vines of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on. He talked about the various programs Sitka offers. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brodie talks about "Store for a Month"

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John Brodie has organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will join me on KBOO this Tuesday and tell us all about the store.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Myles Haselhorst of Ampersand Vintage

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We'll talk to Myles Haselhorst who owns Ampersand Vintage on NE Alberta. Ampersand has books, art and emphemera. Their upcoming exhibition of mixed-media paintings (image above) is by Graham Fracha.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Anne Grgrich will talk about her work and travels as an Outsider artist

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Anne Grgich is a self-taught artist working within the tradition of Outsider Art. She makes books and works in paint and assemblage. She has shown all over the world. Her work has been featured in Raw and many other magazines. Grgich has also curated Outsider Art exhibitions.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Wooley talks about his last show at his gallery

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Our guest on Art Focus was Mark Woolley. He’s been in the news a lot because he is bringing his gallery to a close. He has one more show to mount in that space: I could have been a Collecta. We talked about his future plans and reminisce about his favorite shows.
 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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painter Kim McKenna talks about her new show

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Kim McKenna has a show of paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery in NW Portland. The exhibition is called Modern Problems and it is an exploration of artificiality as it relates to various types of pictorial space.

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Ben Pink and Sara McCormick of Launch Pad Gallery

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Tue, 07/03/2012

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

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Tue, 06/26/2012

 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 mixed media work of Mar Goman

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Tue, 06/12/2012

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)
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Jeanine Jablonski, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey

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Tue, 06/05/2012

 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.

Mark Woolley, Chris Haberman and Gabe Flores

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Tue, 05/29/2012

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, Curator of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/22/2012

 Jennifer Strayer curated Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. She was our guest.

Liz Cohn

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Tue, 05/08/2012

 Liz Cohn has a show called Playing with A Full Deck at the 12 x 16 Gallery.

Gigi Rosenberg

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/01/2012

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. 

Gathering of the Guilds 2012

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/24/2012

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.

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We Speak Mural Project 20th Anniversary

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/17/2012

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.

http://wespeakmural.blogspot.com/

  • Length: 29:31 minutes (27.02 MB)
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