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VIZ CITY BLOG: 
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Margaret Coe demonstrates her plein aire kit while painting in the streets of Venice in her Artist Talk at the Karin Clarke Gallery
Peter J. Jensen

Margaret Coe & The City of Light at the Karin Clarke Gallery

Hello there! This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program. We’ve got a week of post-Thanksgiving gray weather coming up, and i can’t think of a better place to get a blast of sunshine than to stop in at the Karin Clarke Gallery at 760 Willamette to fill your eyes and soak up with images of Venice, The City of Light.

  Welcome to VizCity, KLCC's visual arts program, I'm Terry Way. The White Lotus Gallery here in Eugene is currently exhibiting a show called “Legacy Metalwork” by long time University of Oregon Professor Max Nixon who died 18 years ago. In this wonderful retrospective you can see the diverse imagination and technical skill that Max possessed. I had the good fortune of studying under Max Nixon's always encouraging presence in the late 1980”s.

 

Analee Fuentes, one of the many talented artists in this years Day of the Dead exhibit at Maude Kerns Art Center, talks about the roots of this now pan-Hispanic celebration
Sandy Brown Jensen

Mexican-American Artist Analee Fuentes Celebrates Day of the Dead at Maude Kerns Art Center

Welcome to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. It’s the 25th anniversary of the Day of the Dead Show at Maude Kerns Art Center. Local Mexican-American artist Analee Fuentes has deep roots in this tradition.

"Day of the Dead is something that was celebrated as [sort of] a harvest ritual, and also a celebration of this cycle of life and death in Mexico, although it is celebrated in other Latin American countries."

Greg Pfarr has been honored with a show in the Governor's Office during 2019
Sandy Brown Jensen

GREG PFARR HONORED WITH SHOW IN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Viz City caught up with printmaker and painter Greg Pfarr on Fri. Sept. 21,2018 for a Viz City segment broadcast on Wed. Oct. 3, 2018.

Today we’re in Lewisburg, seven miles north of Corvallis, talking to mountain and glacier-obsessed artist Greg Pfarr:

"Shy Owl" Linotype by Diane Sandall at Out on a Limb Gallery
Sandy Brown Jensen

  Home Again and Appreciating Local Galleries

Home is the sailor, home from the sea!

 

Hello, this is Sandy Brown Jensen for Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. I’m back home in our beautiful Oregon after a summer bringing you art news from all over Europe.

 

Now I’m home again, wandering the gallery spaces of Eugene, Eugene, the Little Green Apple. I’m struck by how very lucky we are to live in such a unique and beautiful place on this planet.

 

Self-portrait of Edvard Munch in the last year of his life, “Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940–1943”
Sandy Brown Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and today Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program, is in Oslo, Norway,  at the Edvard Munch Museum at a big traveling, international show called “Between the Clock and the Bed.”

You know who Munch is: he painted The Scream in 1893. He said, “I was walking along the road with two friends. Then the sun went down. The sky suddenly turned to blood, and I felt a great Scream in nature.”

Across one version of The Scream, he wrote, “could only have been painted by a madman.”

Salvador Dali: Getting to Know You

Aug 22, 2018
Dali
Phillipe Halsman 1953, Available for non-commercial use

 

Salvador Dali: Getting to Know You

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program, broadcasting today from the Belfry Tower in Brugge, Belgium, where a big Salvador Dali exhibit is taking up a spacious gallery on the ground floor.

 

I’d like to take you to see two different groups of Dali’s surrealist images: the first is about food, the second is about Alice in Wonderland.

Münter, Girl
Sandy Brown Jensen

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program, today reporting to you from the famous Louisiana Museum of Modern Art just north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Louisiana has a wonderful special exhibit up of a painter new to me, Gabriele Munter. Her fame used to be as Russian painter Kandinsky’s partner, but feminist art history scholars have brought her out of the shadows and into the light where her bold colors and strong compositions belong.

Montmartre art market
Peter Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program, coming to you today from Paris, France.

 

I’m up on Montmartre hill at the famous Artist’s Market.

 

Sandy Brown Jensen

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. Today your intrepid arts reporter is at the Picasso Museum in Antibes, France, asking, “Why Picasso?”

Why is Picasso such a big deal, and what can I learn from him?

Marble Foot
Sandy Brown Jensen

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program. This summer I’m reporting to you from Europe. Right now, I’m in Provence in the South of France asking myself, “What have the Roman’s done for us lately?”

Carla Crow and one of her paintings currently showing at the Maude Kerns Art Center
Sandy Brown Jensen

INTERVIEW WITH PAINTER CARLA CROW

 

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents, “Weaving With Nature: Donna Sakamoto Crispin, Deb Curtis, Patricia Montoya Donohue, Mariana Mace, & Sheri Smith with Carla Crow”

Exhibit Dates: May 25 - June 22

Today we’re at the Maude Kerns Art Gallery talking to painter Carla Crow who, along with several weavers, is in a show called “Weaving With Nature.”  Carla gets her inspiration for her repeating patterns from a most surprising source:

Leslie Green in her studio
Sandy Brown Jensen

 Clay and Canvas: A 50-year Retrospective by Leslie Green

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 7, 2018

Ron Rogers is a Sisters, Oregon, photographer who has a show at the Sisters Library during the month of May 2018.
Sandy Brown Jensen

Ron Rogers, “Spring Snow in Sisters, Oregon,” at the Deschutes Library Community Room in Sisters, Oregon Exhibition Dates: May 1—May 29Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Ron Rogers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wednesday, May 16, 2018  You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.

Photographer Michael Taylor is showing his "Northwest Travels" photographs at the Don Dexter Gallery
Sandy Brown Jensen

Photographer Michael Taylor at the Don Dexter Gallery

Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Michael Taylor on Thursday, April 19, 2018, about his show called "Northwest Travels," showing at the Don Dexter Gallery through June 25.

Don Dexter Gallery, 2233 Willamette Street, Suite B

Exhibition Dates: March 27--June 25,  2018

Broadcast Date: Wed. May 2, 2018

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