Arts & Culture

Deonna Anderson/KLCC

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon has a new exhibition on display. It addresses something almost all of us have on our heads: hair. KLCC's Deonna Anderson visited the museum to see the show and talk to the curator.

Lord Birthday

An Oregon State University professor who, for years, posted satirical cartoons anonymously on Instagram, has now published his work in a book.

Sandi O'Brien, Infrared Photographer
Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City was privileged to interview Sandy O’Brien, Infrared Photographer on Feb. 27, 2018 regarding her current show at the Maude Kerns Art Center, "In a Different Light: Infrared Photography: Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Jack Larson, & Sandi O’Brien." The exhibit dates are February 23 - March 23

Keith Achepohl, at home in Eugene, Oregon, has a fine new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City interviewed Keith Achepohl on Sat. Jan. 23, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wed. Feb. 21, 2018

RE:  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents, “Keith Achepohl: Vision Of Nature/Vessel Of Beauty.” January 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018


The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River

Feb 9, 2018
Photo by Ronald Perez

The beauty of nature, music and photography will converge in The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River, presented by the Eugene Symphony in association with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County.

Tiffany Eckert

A play in Eugene this weekend will feature actors who can not hear. In what they’re calling a shadow performance, the company will present The Vagina Monologues.

Kevin Stacey is a serigraph and silk screen artist showing his pop album covers and show posters at The Island Park Gallery Jan. 31 through Mar. 29.
Sandy Brown Jensen


Date of Interview: Sat. Jan. 13, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Feb. 7, 2018

RE:  The Island Park Gallery at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield “Aprons and Albums” by Marissa Solini and Kevin Stacey, Jan. 31 through Mar. 29.

Photo by Eric Alan

Turntablist and scratch DJ Connah Jay has sampled, mixed and created new sounds from vinyl records for over 15 years in Eugene. He’s a founding member of Bohemian Dub Orchestra and Medium Troy, as well as a solo DJ. He speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about his unique craft, before being DJ at the KLCC Brew Fest at the Lane Events Center, on Friday February 9th and Saturday February 10th.

The podcast S-town brought new audio storytelling forms into being, drawing from literature and investigative journalism. It followed the true story of John B. McLemore, who hated his hometown of Woodstock, Alabama enough to bring it to the attention of the producers of This American Life. Brian Reed went off on the storytelling trail to investigate a murder that may not have happened, but encountered many strange things that did happen. S-Town was then downloaded 40 million times in the first month after it was released.

Classical chamber music and Chicago blues harmonica merge in Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, on their new release Different Voices. Corky Siegel speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about that musical symbiosis, about music as a manifestation of inner deepening, and fearlessness as a compositional tool.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “How We Became Human” by Joy Harjo.

Revisiting an Interview with Ursula K. LeGuin

Jan 25, 2018

In 2012, author Ursula K. LeGuin spoke at the Downtown Eugene Public Library, in conjunction with the annual Big Read--an even in which the whole community is asked to read and discuss one book, and its issues. In this case, the book was Ray Bradbury's classic Farhenheit 451, with all of its issues regarding censorship, self-censorship and the power of reading. KLCC's Eric Alan spoke to Ursula K. LeGuin then about those issues, as well as the impact of the Internet on reading, and her own work. To honor her passing, we revisit that interview here. 

Deonna Anderson/KLCC

Corvallis resident Jennifer Moreland and her husband took a road trip to Los Angeles last year. Moreland was inspired by the murals in the city. She took a photo in front of one with wings.  Then posted it on Facebook. This led to an art project of her own.

Karen Perkins, Clay Artist
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Viz City Interviews Clay Artist Karen Perkins

Date of Interview: Tues. Jan 16, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Jan. 24, 2018

David Grisman has led evolving versions of his Quintet for over forty years, since the self-titled David Grisman Quintet album revolutionized the acoustic music world in 1977 with its merger of bluegrass, jazz and beyond.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Live at KLCC

Jan 23, 2018
Photo by Eric Alan

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has brought their joyful vocal music from South Africa to the world for over half a century, their music rising from isicathamiya, the music of the mines. In the past year, they’ve released two albums: Songs of Peace and Love for Kids and Parents Around the World Sharing, and also Shaka Zulu Revisited, both of which have received Grammy nominations—bringing the band to 19 Grammy nominations in their career. 

“American Identity in the Age of Trump” is the topic in Oregon Humanities Center’s next lecture in their “We the People” series. It will be given by journalist, novelist and playwright George Packer, whose latest book is The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America--a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Photo by Eric Alan

Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado have created diverse and skilled music, individually and together. Stephanie’s solo work first came to public attention via her place on the Lilith Fair tour, and through subsequent albums that have ranged from trip-hop to acoustic; she’s also been a key part of the bands Dirty Martini and Swan Sovereign. Tony Furtado is a master of slide guitar and banjo, with around fifteen albums out; he’s also played with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and many others. Furthermore, he’s a fine sculptor.

Slavery, Freedom and Empathy in the Whipping Man

Jan 16, 2018

The day after the Civil War ended in 1865, Passover began. The play The Whipping Man explores the parallels between the freeing of slaves in America, and the liberation of the Israelites in Egypt.

Portrait of Fine Art Woodworker Tim Boyden
Sandy Brown Jensen

 Tim Boyden, Woodworker, Respecting the Trees

Show: Viz City

Subject: Tim Boyden

Date of Interview: Tues. Jan 2, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Jan. 10, 2018

RE: Out on a Limb Gallery

You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.

Nikola Tesla’s inventions and imaginations crossed boundaries from electricity to wireless communications, from prescient genius to misguided theories. The life he lived spanned an equally wide and tumultuous range.

This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “The Book of Joan” by Lidia Yuknavitch.

After Tumultuous Year, Eugene Opera Is Back

Dec 27, 2017

The Eugene Opera is preparing for a weekend of comeback performances.

This weekend’s productions of Gioachino Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,” scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, are the first since a leadership transition revealed a six-figure operating deficit.

Dianne Story Cunningham has an opening at the New Zone Gallery Jan. 5, 2018
Sandy Brown Jensen

Dianne Story Cunningham at the New Zone Gallery 

Viz City's Sandy Brown Jensen interviewed Dianne Story Cunningham of New Zone Gallery

From Eugene YMCA Facebook

A capital campaign to raise $26 million towards a brand new YMCA facility in Eugene has just gotten a hefty boost.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A couple in Bend have turned their passion for fermentation into a new business.  KLCC’s Brian Bull visits the founders of Local Culture, a pair of teachers that are enjoying sweet success with sauerkraut.

Toys: Historic Playthings of Lane County

Dec 18, 2017
Photo by Faith Kreskey

Lane County History Museum’s new exhibit is Toys! Historic Playthings from Lane County. It includes artifacts and photographs from 1850 to 1950, giving a reflection of Oregon life through the eyes of kids at play. Exhibit curator Faith Kreskey speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about vintage toys and the evolving nature of play itself. 

Chris Pietch / Register Guard

A Eugene City Councilor delivered a statement this week, urging the city’s airport to keep a piece of artwork that features former public radio broadcaster Garrison Keillor.

How Love Wins: The Power of Mindful Kindness

Dec 14, 2017

Doug Carnine is a Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Oregon, who is the founder of a project called Feed Kindness Starve Harm. In connection with that, he has published two books this year on the inner workings of mindful kindness. One is How Love Wins: The Power of Mindful Kindness, and the other is Saint Badass: Personal Transcendence in Tucker Max Hell, which arises out of correspondence with prisoners in a maximum security prison in Arkansas. He also will offer seminars on the subject through Sponsors, Inc. in Eugene.

Oregon Mozart Players, Live in the KLCC Studios

Dec 13, 2017
Photo by Alexis Evers

An ensemble from the Oregon Mozart Players performed in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Tuesday evening, December 12th, in front of a live studio audience.