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A radio show about visual art. You get it.

 

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Every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Art Focus features interviews by host Joseph Gallivan with artists, curators and critics. Lively voices talking about art, how it's made and sometimes even what it means. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the recordings, some of which were made on magnetic tape.   
 

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Costume Director for Portland Opera

Airs at: Tue, 10/19/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday Oct 19, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Christine A. Richardson, the Costume Director for Portland Opera. Richardson talks about designing and sewing the costumes for Puccini’s opera “Tosca” which opens on October 29, 2021 and plays for three perfo... Read more

Ilknur Demirkoparan 1989

Airs at: Tue, 10/12/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday Oct 12, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Ilknur Demirkoparan [PRONOUNCED Eelk-noor Deh-meer-koh-pah-run] about a new show called “1989.” Demirkoparan runs the MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture, a gallery and think tank in the Ford Center wit... Read more

Art Focus on 10/05/21

Airs at: Tue, 10/05/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Baba Wagué Diakité

Airs at: Tue, 09/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Aurora Josephson interviews ceramic artist and author Baba Wagué Diakité. [PRONOUNCED BABBa WAG-ay JAK-itay] He talks about Black Lives Matter and Pan Africanism, the family vegetable garden, Amílcar Cabral and being an educator and ... Read more

Julian Voss-Andreae

Airs at: Tue, 09/21/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Julian Voss-Andreae [PRONOUNCED Voss-andRAY] about his segmented sculptures of human forms which seem to disappear as you look at them from different angles. Voss-Andreae talks about trying to visual... Read more

Renée Zangara

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Sept 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Aurora Josephson chats with Renée Zangara in her studio about working during the pandemic, her new animal Oracle, and, "Joyful Broadcasting."   From the website   Aurora Josephson is a musician and visual artist who currently res... Read more

Venice VR '21

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Amy Dotson about Venice Virtual Reality Expanded ‘21, which is a sampling of VR entries to this year’s Venice Biennial Film Festival.   Dotson is the Curator of Film & New Media at the Portland Art Museum a... Read more

Intisar Abioto

Airs at: Tue, 08/31/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Intisar Abioto about her family’s residency at Building 5 in Northwest Portland. Abioto talks about her photo portraits of Black people which hang in the large warehouse space, printed on transluce... Read more

Music: Cappella Romana

Airs at: Tue, 08/24/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Mark Powell, the director of early music choir Cappella Romana. Powell talks about how the company expanded its reach during the pandemic, about its upcoming tour of Europe and its new live performance se... Read more

Pride NW Mural

Airs at: Tue, 08/17/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Cassandra Swan, Ruban Lawrence, Asa Wright and Kyra Watkins about the new Pride NW mural at 8th and Couch in Old Town.  They talk about the eight LGBTQ community members or heroes pictured on the mural, c... Read more