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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 03/02/10

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Bruce Guenther on DISQUIETED

The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Art Focus on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

Gestures of Resistance and Signs of Change

Today Art Focus presents a look at two current exhibitions in Portland dealing with protest and social change, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at PNCA and Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The guests are Namita Wiggers, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft; Mack McFarland, Curator at PNCA; and Dara Greenwald, Signs of Change Co-Curator. Kathleen Stephenson guest-hosts.

Art Focus on 02/16/10

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a discussion about Art on the Vine

OCAC has an upcoming auction to benefit the college, Art on the Vine. President Bonnie Laing-Malcomson will be our guest, telling us about the event on February 20th.

Art Focus on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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Our guest this week on Art Focus will be Corey Smith. He is currently at Worksound, showing !Obsolete Dreams, all mixed media pieces. Smith is an Oregon artist who moved to Los Angeles - a lot of the work riffs on the deterioration of the California Dream (and our country in general). The flag here is made of remotes.

Art Focus on 02/02/10

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Soul recovery Systems have found great ways to help us dispose of our inner trash

Michael T. Hensley and Felicity Fenton of Soul Recovery Systems tell us about their various projects, all involving ways to help us get rid of our inner trash.

Art Focus on 01/26/10

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Tue, 01/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Linda Tesner talks about What is a Trade?

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At the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark is "What is a Trade?" Artist Donald Fels collaborated with Indian sign painters to create an exhibition of large scale paintings about trade in India. The panels have all the intense colors and graphics we expect from sign painters. This particular art form is dying out as computers and inkject printing are taking over. Every piece tells a different story. Curator Linda Tesner will be our guest to talk about the show.

Art Focus on 01/19/10

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Chris Rauschenberg talks about his new show of photographs

Christopher Rauschenberg will talk about his new show of large photographs at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The photos are of Paris flea markets.

Art Focus on 01/12/10

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Joe Sacco discusses his new book

Joe Sacco will be our guest. He has a new book out!

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A sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most tormented of places, FOOTNOTES IN GAZA (Metropolitan Books/December 22, 2009), the highly anticipated new work by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Sacco, recounts fifty years of history across hundreds of pages of absorbing, deftly drawn panels. Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics.

Art Focus on 01/05/10

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Tue, 01/05/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Laura Russell is our guest on Art Focus. She directs 23 Sandy, which currently hosts an artist book exhibition. The show is called The assignment.

Art Focus on 12/29/09

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the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Our guest is Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker. He has a new film coming out...He says:

 "Old Town Diary", a film project I've been doing with folks coping with mental illness and addiction, plays at Cinema 21 on Feb. 28th at 6 pm (along with my documentary "To Pay My Way With Stories"). We used writing exercises and class discussion to write a film script. Art Alexakis of Everclear stars, along with Paul Kochs, who was featured in my documentary "Finding Normal." I will bring one or two of the participants to KBOO.

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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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