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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

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

 

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Art Focus on 05/19/15

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Guenther will talk about the state of art in Portland, the state of the Portland Art Museum, and what he has been doing since his retirement last September.
 
 
 
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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 6:00pm
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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, about Betty LaDuke.
LaDuke's show in the APEX section of the Pacific Northwest collection shows Oregon agricultural workers on painted plywood. Laing-Malcolmson will talk about this southern Oregon artist's long history of painting rural subjects and LaDuke's empathy with her subjects.  
From the press release:
APEX: Betty LaDuke
MAR 28 – JUL 19, 2015

Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear a speech by the late feminist leader, writer, and activist Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” In 1995 she spoke before a group of American Women in Radio & TV on media & economic scapegoating as engines of anti-woman backlash.

Friedan co-founded Women, Men & Media. She also was one of the founders of NOW, the National Organization for Women. She died in February 2006. 

This program is from the series WINGS, www.wings.org

Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show
On Tuesday April 21 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr, the Director of Exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery. Barr will talk about the 2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers, which features ten photos each by 62 photographers from around the Northwest. Viewers  must open the drawers in the gallery and handle the photos. Barr focuses on trends in photography, the wide range of methods on display and the use of cell phone cameras.

The show runs throughout 2015.
 
Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
bluesky@blueskygallery.org 
 

Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen
The guest is Denise Mullen, President of Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC). We'll discuss Conversations On Craft, a Public Forum at 7PM on April 16th in the Vollum Building, painting/drawing studio.

CONVERSATIONS ON CRAFT is a forum addressing the skill and art of creativity. Focused on a making space, the intention is to incite discourse and exercise motivations, aspirations, even prejudices that surround Contemporary Craft, particularly Craft’s persistent presence in a contemporary culture suspicious of labored beauty and material literacy.A public forum, with speakers including:

Howard Risatti (Moderator) - Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory , Department of Art History, Virgina Commonwealth University

The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised
We hear a forum on "The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised" sponsored by the Harlem Book Fair at the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The Black Arts Movement was once described by Time magazine as the "single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature " possibly in American literature as a whole." It was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. The movement was triggered by the assassination of Malcolm X and among the well-known writers who were involved with the movement were Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Hoyt W. Fuller, and Rosa Guy. The movement is also seen as one of the most important times in African-American literature. 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe [PRONOUNCED GRAFF] , Director of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the gorge, near Goldendale, Washington.

Grafe will talk about the new season at Maryhill, which includes American Indian painting from the 20th Century, photography of the making of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, glass work by Puget Sound artist Raven Skyriver, and folk textiles from Romania.

This show is edited by KBOO Volunteer Sam Parrish. 

Current exhibitions:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
From the press release:

Art Focus on 03/17/15

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

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Tue, 08/06/2013

Host Joseph Galivan talks with artist Jesse Hayward. Jesse currently has a show up at the Northview Gallery at PCC Sylvania titled "Sticks & Sage". It will run until the end of August.

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Mariana Tres of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge

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Tue, 01/22/2013

 Joseph Gallivan interviews Mariana Tres of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge

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Tue, 12/11/2012

Sara Swink, ceramic sculptor

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Tue, 12/04/2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews local ceramic sculptor Sara Swink about her life in clay and her creative process.

Upcoming events for Sara Swink include:

Holiday Show & Sale of members of Sara's studio. Sat., Dec 8, 10 to 5 and Sun.,
Dec 9, noon to 4. Clay Circle Studio, 461 SW Alderwood Dr., West Linn

The BIG 300 SHOW where all benefits go to the Oregon Food Bank. Opening reception Sat., Dec 8, 2pm to 9pm. On the top floor of Pioneer Mall. 

Guardino Gallery's annual holiday show, Little Things. Runs until Christmas 2939 NE Alberta

And Sara conducts a TWO-DAY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP January 19 & 20, 2013

saraswink.com/

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Chris Bennett and Tricia Hoffman of Newspace

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Tue, 08/21/2012

Newspace Center of Photography celebrates their tenth year this year. Executive Director Chris Bennett and Director Tricia Hoffman joined us at Art Focus.

James Florschutz

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Tue, 08/14/2012

James Florschutz has a show called Assemblage Wall Sculpture at Augen Gallery. He was our guest on Art Focus. 

Jesse Hayward

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Tue, 07/31/2012

 Jesse Hayward is showing "Beating the Windward" at Gallery Homeland during the month of August 2012.

Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe and Jane Kate Wood

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Tue, 07/24/2012

 Victory Gallery hosted Hot Haus, a panel discussion about the future of art here in Portland. Jeff Jahn followed it up with a related post called Priming the Cultural Pump. Art Focus extended the conversation on air - with Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe and Jane Kate Wood of Victory Gallery.

Lisa Gronseth

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Tue, 07/17/2012

 

Lisa Gronseth has a show of paintings and drawings based on Dubai at Chambers@916.

Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst on North Portland Polaroids

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Tue, 07/10/2012

On July 10TH Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst discussed North Portland Polaroids, which encompasses 2 exhibitions and a book. Abrahanson shot the photos - the shows are at Blue Sky and Ampersand Gallery, which Haselhorst curates. Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography curator from the Portland Art Museum, wrote the essay for the book.

 

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