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.

Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She was our guest in July 1, 2014.

Eva Lake  interviewed Sean Healy on June 17th. He currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston were our guests on April 8th. They had a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

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

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Deep Field Gallery

Deep Field Gallery in Portland will open on July 5TH. Curated by Jennifer Porter of Chroma, Deep Field will feature four artists in a group show called Steel Environics. Artists are Stephen A. Miller, Garrett Price, Eric Holt and Brian Mock. The entire group will join us here at KBOO.

Art Focus on 06/12/12

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The mixed media work of Mar Goman

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.

Art Focus on 06/05/12

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Exhibition and Release and Reception

In this episode we will cover an exhibition opening this week, 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 will be Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.

There is also printed matter: [STUDIO], edited by Lisa Radon, celebrates the completion of a publication produced in response to visits by the artists of the 2011-12 PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series.

Art Focus on 05/29/12

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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Galleries at Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place downtown is currently hosting galleries on its third floor - these include PDX, Mark Woolley Gallery and Peoples Art. Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman will be our guests.

Art Focus on 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Strayer on the photography and life of Marion Wood Kolisch

Jennifer Strayer is our guest on Art Focus - she is the curator of Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. 

Art Focus on 05/08/12

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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Liz Cohn

Liz Cohn has Playing with a Full Deck up at 12 x 16 Gallery in Sellwood. The artist collaborated with other artists via the mail to create a big installation of collaged playing cards. 

Art Focus on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg is our guest. Her new book The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is out. We will go over what it takes to write a successful grant for the visual artist!

Art Focus on 04/24/12

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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gathering of the Guilds 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.

Art Focus on 04/17/12

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT

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.

Art Focus on 04/10/12

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss

 Crystal Schenk has a show at Linfield Gallery right now. The curator for the gallery is Cris Moss. Both will be our guests on Art Focus.

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Lisa Radon

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Mon, 08/10/2009

This week on Art Focus my guest is Lisa Radon. Lisa is the mastermind behind Ultrapdx, an online magazine which started with a focus on design and style but eventually moved more firmly into art. She recently launched a new art blog at Portland Monthly, Culturephile. Radon is also known for her sound art, poetics and performances; she performs occasionally with Tim DuRoche, who is pictured with her above.

  • Title: Lisa Radon
  • Length: 29:45 minutes (40.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore of galleryHomeland

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Mon, 08/03/2009

Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore joined us at KBOO to talk about galleryHomeland, an arts nonprofit here in Portland. Homeland has a great residency program, invites guest curators and is now planning a show of Portland artists in Berlin.

Pammela Springfield

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Mon, 07/27/2009

Pammela Springfield has Cannibals, a gallery/shop on NW 21st which features arts and crafts made of recycled materials.

  • Title: Pammela Springfield
  • Length: 28:04 minutes (38.55 MB)
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Eunice Parsons on Collage

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Mon, 07/20/2009

Eunice Parsons is a master collage artist. She has several shows this year including a small retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. Her manager and the director of 12 x 16 Gallery Cary Doucette was also with us at KBOO.

Alicia McDaid with Anthony Allen

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Mon, 07/13/2009

 

Alicia McDaid guest hosted on Art Focus this past week with an interview with Anthony Allen of the Paula Cooper Gallery in NYC about Sophie Calle.

Michael Kenna Interview

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Sun, 07/05/2009

Michael Kenna joined us at KBOO while he was in town for the opening of his exhibition at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. He talked about photographing his travels, how he learned to print and why he lives in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Title: Michael Kenna
  • Length: 26:35 minutes (36.5 MB)
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Michael Brophy

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Mon, 06/29/2009

Michael Brophy talks about his new show "Silence" at the Laura Russo Gallery. The show has big canvases of landscapes in Eastern Oregon and small goauches made right after his studio and home went through a big fire.

  • Title: Michael Brophy
  • Length: 30:17 minutes (41.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

"Parallel Worlds" at the Japanese Garden

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Mon, 06/22/2009

Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden talks about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explores and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest. Above you see a blanket from the Pacific Northwest. Diane Durston is the curator for this great exhibition.

Arvie Smith

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Mon, 06/15/2009

Arvie Smith visited KBOO and told us about his current show at Beppu Wiarda. Smith's paintings use intense colors and often complex compositions to tell stories out of his family and his own life.

  • Title: Arvie Smith
  • Length: 31:53 minutes (43.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Eric Vines of Sitka Center for Art + Ecology

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Mon, 06/08/2009

Eric Vines joined us on Art Focus – he’s the Executive Director for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  Sitka hosts residency programs and many art, music and nature workshops.

 

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