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.

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 on 05/24/11

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Donivee Finnell's paintings

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews Donivee Finnell.

Donivee Finnell's painting are showing at Bare Bones Cafe on SE Belmont thru June 1st. Donivee's work is acrylic, ironic, symbolic, semiotic and sexy. This is Donivee's first showing of work in Portland.

Art Focus on 05/17/11

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Friends on the Library have a new pop-up gallery

Friends of the Library have opened up a pop-up on NW 23rd - where the beloved Music Millennium used to be. This pop-up will have revolving art shows from a huge community of artists as well as books on sale. Lenall Siebenaler is the director and she'll join us on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 05/10/11

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Tom Cramer on his new show at Laura Russo

Tom Cramer will be my guest this week on Art Focus. His new show features Oregon landmarks. It's like he went all over the world in his technique, skills and interests and brought it all back home. Tom is always fun and I'm looking forward to the interview.
 

Art Focus on 05/03/11

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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Robert Yoder

Our Guest this week on Art Focus is Robert Yoder. He is showing "Cover you, Smother you" at the Froelick Gallery this month

Art Focus on 04/26/11

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jim Neidhardt talks about his photographs at Blackfish

This week we have Jim Neidhardt on Art Focus. He has a show of photographs up at Blackfish. Neidhardt captures the museum ritual of photographing the art experience rather than actually having one. Or maybe the intimate relationship we have with our cameras is deeply imbedded in whatever art experience we have, for better or worse.

Art Focus on 04/19/11

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Painter April Waters on her series of paintings called "Sheroes"

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joia, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.

www.aprilwaters.com

Art Focus on 04/12/11

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Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Holly Andres

Art Focus will have Holly Andres who has a new show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, "The Fall of Spring Hill ." It continues her examination of a personal feminine narrative. In large-scale, lush color images, the artist ponders the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. As in her previous work, this new series is concerned with revisiting, recreating and preserving history, the interweaving of fact and fiction and finding a place in which biography and fictitious narration come together. Andres choreographs all her tableaus - she dresses her people and puts it all together.

Art Focus on 04/05/11

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Curator Cris Moss on Daniel Heyman

Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College, will be our guest. Opening this month at Linfield is Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman. Heyman is a storyteller. The exhibition features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship — former Abu Ghraib detainees, African-American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Linfield will also host a public Frazee Lecture with Daniel Heyman in Ice Auditorium on the Linfield campus Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30–9 p.m. An extension of the exhibition will be hosted by the White Box Gallery at the University of Oregon in Portland from April 5 – May 14, 2011, with a First Thursday Opening Reception on April 7 from 6–8 p.m.

Art Focus on 03/29/11

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Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Avantika Bawa

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews  Avantika Bawa who will be showing at Disjecta starting April 2nd. Curator Jenene Nagy will probably join them.

This is a link to Disjecta:
http://www.disjecta.org/events/nagy-2011.php

and some links on Avantika's artwork:

Art Focus on 03/23/11

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Matt Cosby

Matt Cosby will discuss his painting show at Augen Gallery.

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Remembering Terry Toedtemeier

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Wed, 12/17/2008

Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week.  Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier. 

Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art  Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.

Artist Katherine Ace: "Creation/Chaos"

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Wed, 12/03/2008

Host Eva Lake  interviews  the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.

Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art

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Wed, 11/19/2008

Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up  at PDX Contemporary Art in NWPortland through November 29th.  See more images at: http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm  

 
 
 
 

Art Focus on Julie Bernard

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Wed, 10/22/2008

On the Oct 23 Art Focus the guest is Julie Bernard, out-going host of Art Focus. She talks about her life, her hosting of Art Focus and her vast knowledge of Portland cultural history. Hosted by Tammy Dean and Kathleen Stephenson.

Garth Clark: How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement

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Wed, 10/15/2008

The guest is Garth Clark, esteemed critic, dealer and historian.  Clark will give a free lecture tonight at 6:30 at PNCA on "How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts." One of craft’s most influential thinkers, Clark has edited and contributed to over 50 books and is author of over 200 essays and articles. Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft will also be part of the interview.
 

T-Horse: Tea and Connection

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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all. 

T.B.A. Festival: Local Artists

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Wed, 09/03/2008

On the Thursday, September 4, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.

Portland Artists of the Time Based Arts Festival and the Leftbank Project

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Wed, 09/03/2008

Here is a report about the Time Based Arts Festival, 2008. In 16 1/2 minutes I present audio from the Pica birthday party, Leftbank Project, and Interviews: Mark Russell, Mega Church, Fleshtone, Erin Boberg Doughton, Brian Costello, Ethan Rose, Luke Wyland of AU, Mike Barber of Ten Tiny Dances. For more information visit www.pica.org.

Metal Art & Festival in the Pearl

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Wed, 08/20/2008

On the August 21, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Bande A Part: New York Underground - 60's-80's

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Wed, 08/06/2008

On the Thursday, Aug 7, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard interviews guests who discuss  Bande A Part:  New York Underground - 60's, 70's, 80's, the current exhibit at the Augen Gallery

 

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