The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. It will be called Portland 2010. I had Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as my guests on Art Focus at KBOO. Kirk also spoke about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th.
Join Host Dmae Roberts for a special in-house concert with the Portland music group The Brothers of the Baladi, a Grammy-nominated band specializing in Middle Eastern/World Music. This is a membership drive edition of Stage and Studio with CDs of their music as thank-you gifts for your support!
Tom Cramer has a new show opening at Laura Russo this week. He will be my guest tomorrow on Art Focus. His exhibitions keep pushing forward into new territory and this one in particular has a big variety of approaches. Some seems Byzantine; his silver and gold is better than ever. One work is like an oil slick, reminiscent of Arts and Crafts and Tiffany. There are loads of Art Nouveauish sexy loops and plantlike shapes. He's doing this all-over wood burning thing too which is subtle from afar and intense close up.
Dmae Roberts talks with Rick Lewis, musical director of "Ragtime" at Portland Center Stage. Hear some of music and the thoughts behind working with actors and singers to bring out complex melodies and orchestrations. And in the second part, JR Wickham of Theatre Vertigo tells us about "The Ruby Sunrise."