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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Tue, 05/17/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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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Julie Bernard interviews Lee Musgrave

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Wed, 07/30/2008

Julie Bernard interviews Lee Musgrave, curator of exhibits at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the Columbia Gorge.

Good Will Hunting: Trash or the Stuff Movies Are Made of?

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Wed, 07/23/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with artists Rachel Hibberd, Cara Tomlinson, and Sean Regan about their project "Good Will Hunting: Trash or the Stuff Movies Are Made of?"

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman

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Wed, 07/16/2008

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman. There's nothing she doesn't know about trees.

Art "Kinda Like a Buffet"

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Wed, 07/02/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Jane Beebe, of the PDX Gallery, about the current exhibit there called "Kinda Like a Buffet." It's a group show featuring a variety of artists including two who are also guests on the show, Molly Vidor and Midori Hirose.  

Jennifer Gately: Contemporary NW Artists Awards

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Wed, 06/25/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Jennifer Gately, Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, about the Contemporary Northwest Artists Awards, which replaced the Oregon Biennial this year. 

TJ Norris: Mirages, Dreams, Parallel Universes

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Wed, 06/18/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews artist TJ Norris on his work and his current exhibition at the New American Art Union.  

06-12-08 Art Focus

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Wed, 06/11/2008

Julie Bernard speaks with Alexa Pengelly and Bob LePore about online art auction.

Caldera Art for Youth Program

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Wed, 06/04/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with staff and youth from Caldera, a non-profit arts organization which offers deep arts learning experiences for underserved youth in Portland and Central Oregon. Participants include Kristin Kilchenstein, education director; Majik, in-school mentor; and photographer Julie Keefe who works with the youth who interview  and photograph diverse people in their neighborhoods.

 


 

Glass Arts Conference

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Wed, 05/28/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews Mel George of Studio Ramp about the Glass Arts Society's 38th
Annual Conference taking place here in Portland June 19th - 21st.

 

Ceramic Showcase, Oregon Potters

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Wed, 04/16/2008

Host Julie Bernard spoke with Stephanie Burton, James DeRosso and Brad Menninga of the Oregon Potters Association about the Ceramic Showcase, which is being held April 25th through the 27th at the Convention Center.

 

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