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Pammela Springfield of Cannibals

We’ve seen her all over town, at plenty of openings. She’s not the kind of person you forget. PDXart had the occasional photo of her posted, yet when I searched through its pages, I could no longer find her.

Pammela Springfield opened a place called Cannibals awhile back, but I think it began to make a dent in the art world when it delivered work to the CAP Auction. That’s when I started walking into galleries and overheard conversations about that wild place on NW 21st and the woman who runs it. But I’ve known Pammela for years – maybe I met her when she hosted a party for the Ramones in ’77, maybe a little earlier.

Alicia McDaid on Sophie Calle

Alicioa McDaid was the guest host for Art Focus this past Tuesday, the 14th. In May she was in NYC and interviewed Anthony Allen of the Paula Cooper Gallery about the Sophie Calle show. You can listen to the interview here.

Also want to mention here that next week my guest will be Eunice Parsons, collage artist extraordinaire. She's turning 93 this year and still kicking out the jams.

Michael Kenna on his photography

Listen to the interview here.

Recently Michael Kenna was in town for the opening of his show Recent Travels at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. He was kind enough to come down to KBOO and talk about this show, how he started in photography and how he learned to print. 

Michael Brophy's New Paintings....

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This Tuesday my guest on Art Focus will be Michael Brophy, who has a show opening at Laura Russo. There are big oil paintings and small square gouaches. Brophy's house + studio was destroyed in a fire - some of the work is about that.
Listen to the interview here.

Lesbian Art Show

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Today I went into Fontanelle on SW Pine to see the Lesbian Art Show, a Dada-inspired exhibition by Azsa West and Mary McAllister. I loved the show. It features collage, drawing, painting and some very cool installation. So tomorrow - on the 26th of June, a Friday - I am hosting the Radiozine and having Mary and gallery director Leslie Miller on. We are going to talk about lesbian art and play some lesbian music.

Parallel Worlds at the Japanese Garden

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Diane Durston will join me at KBOO this coming Tuesday. She is the curator at the Japanese Garden here in Portland. Durston organized Parallel Worlds, the current show - it compares ceremonial robes and textiles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

Arvie Smith

Arvie Smith has a show up right now at Beppu Wiarda. He says he was very inspired by the election of Barack Obama and the show has something to do with that optimism. The paintings have intense color with often complex compositions and they are tell sories. Listen to the interview here.

Eric Vines of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Eric Vines, Executive Director for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology joined us at KBOO. Listen to the interview here.

John Brodie talks about his "Store for a Month"

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John Brodie has organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will join me on KBOO this Tuesday and tell us all about the store.

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