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.
Host Dmae Roberts features films from the The 33rd Portland International Film Festival with Bill Foster, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Center. They'll talk about a sampling of the films from more than 36 countries. Hear some clips and get some tips on which films to see. The festival runs February 11-28.
First, Stop Making Sense (1984) will be playing at the Whitsell Auditorium on Saturday, Feb 6. This is one of the best rock documentaries/performance films ever, period. Directed by Jonathan Demme, and featuring Talking Heads, the music and the visuals will knock you out. Look for the Big White Suit.
Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Ford and O.B. Hill speak with poet Arnold Adoff about his late wife Virginia Hamilton, author of the classic works: "M.C. Higgins, the Great;" "Zeely;" "The People Could Fly," and many more award winning novels. Adoff co-edited "Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays and Conversations."