Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City Host

Co-host of Viz City with Terry Way.

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Two people standing in front of a garage waving. there is lots of snow and a pole wrappd with Christmas bunting.
https://deannadikeman.com/leaving-and-waving

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you're listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program, version 2.0 as we reinvent ourselves in these pandemic days of social distancing.

We’ll all be spending more time at home with our heads in the internet, which as it happens, is a really great place to look at art.

 

colorful book cover
Gallery photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

Welcome to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. Today we’re inviting you to a book launch event by Eugene artist and writer LiDoña Wagner. Welcome, LiDoña. Can you tell us the name of your book and a little about it?

 LiDoña "The name of my current book is Seed of Imagination: An Ancestral Creative Journey because it tells both My and OUR ancestral journey AND the process of creating over 40 individual pieces of art to tell that story."

multiple threads in an art work
Gallery photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program.

I’m here today to talk you into going to see an art exhibit at Maude Kerns Art Center with the unlikely title of “despondent.”

 

Nobody ever asks me, but I would have called this stunning six woman show something a bit more appealing like “Shadow of the Night” because the themes these brave artists take on are more toward mystery and protest, as well as the profundity of trying to model deep time.

Artist Claire Burbridge just opened at JSMA with a show called "Pathways to the Invisible."
Portraits of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Welcome to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts review program. Today, Viz City has found its way onto the University of Oregon campus to visit the new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: “Claire Burbridge: Pathways to the Invisible.” Claire is originally from England, but she to Ashland, Oregon in 2010. 

Portrait of textile artist Robin Grace
Portrait by Sandy Brown Jensen

Welcome to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program! Second Friday is coming up, and Dot Dotson Gallery has an intriguing new show called “Collaborators.” Tim Shields is the photographer mostly of lichen, and Rocin Grace is the textile artist who turns the photos into textural multi-media pieces by attaching ephemeral, intricate knitted elements. Here’s Robin, who will be on hand for the opening Friday evening 5-6.

Painter Adam Grosowsky
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Boom! A really big Adam Grosowsky show has just dropped at the Karin Clarke Gallery! Hello, You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program. Today, I’m talking with popular Eugene painter Adam Grosowsky.

Photographer Michael Taylor
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program. How about that humongous stadium going up on Agate Street in the U. District? Well, directly across the street is the spacious and light-filled UO Law Library.

Photographer Michael Taylor
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Because I went to WSU in Washington’s Palouse country for three years before I realized the error of my ways, I fell first into a long, golden vision of those famous hills centered by one, also long, white and red barn. Add a warm gray sky, and you have a simple, dramatic composition in four colors.

I should add that to keep his prices down, Michael made his own frames, and at $175 each, UO Law Library may be the best holiday art market in town this season.

Photographer Michael Taylor
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Because I went to WSU in Washington’s Palouse country for three years before I realized the error of my ways, I fell first into a long, golden vision of those famous hills centered by one, also long, white and red barn. Add a warm gray sky, and you have a simple, dramatic composition in four colors.

I should add that to keep his prices down, Michael made his own frames, and at $175 each, UO Law Library may be the best holiday art market in town this season.

Margaret Coe, "Love Lost," Oil on Canvas. 30" x 40"
Gallery photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

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

It’s mid-November, and I’ve got a great little min-art walk for you through downtown EUGENE.

Start at Oregon Art Supply at 2030 Pearl for a cheerfully dazzling array of 12 x 12 red paintings. Six artists took on the challenge of interpreting the color RED, and the results range from vermillion to scarlet to magenta. While consistent with that size format, the differences between the six women really are fun to study closely.

 

 

Photographer Bob Newman's stunning photography featuring portraits of Irish Travellers is currently up in the Dot Dotson Gallery.
Photo of Bob Newman by Sandy Brown Jensen

Show: Viz City

Subject: Bob Newman

Date of Interview: Sat. Oct. 26, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Oct. 30, 

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

Blog post link: https://www.klcc.org/post/bob-newman-show-dot-dotsons-showcases-beauty-irish-travellers

Tallmadge Doyle has a show of new works called "Underwater Garden" at the karin Clarke Gallery
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City was privileged to talk to printmaker Tallmadge Doyle on Sept. 27, 2019 for a broadcast date of Wed. Oct. 2, 2019,

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

RE: Karin Clarke Gallery October 2 - October 26:     

Tallmadge Doyle: Underwater Garden

New prints and paintings

Reception: Friday, October 4, 5:30- 7:30 pm

Artist Talk: Friday, October 11th at 5:30

 

 

Charly Swing portrait
Provided by Charly Swing

You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. Today we’re talking with Charly Swing, artist, innovator and the brains behind ArtCity Eugene. 

"I am Charly Swing. I’m the founder and director of ArtCity Eugene. Art City...I consider it a living, breathing work of art...that is a collaboration of artists with the community."

Hundreds of Eugeneans have encountered ArtCity at Third Friday Studio Without Walls events. Can you describe those events to us, Charly?

Painter Demetra Kalams is a resident artist at The Gallery — at 294 Smith St. in downtown Harrisburg
Portrait of the Artist Demetra Kalams by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City interviewed painter Demetra Kalams on Sun. Sept. 1, 2019 for a broadcast date of Wed. Sept. 4, 2019.

Welcome to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. There’s a new venue for art shows and classes — called simply The Gallery — at 294 Smith St. in downtown Harrisburg that’s been open for over a year now and today’s guest, Demetra Kalams is a resident artist there. As a watercolorist, I asked her who has inspired her the most?

Victoria Tierney has a show of recent works up at the North Bend Library during the month of August, 2019.
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City interviewed Victoria Tierney on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019, and the show was broadcast on Wed. Aug. 21, 2019.

Bryan Andresen is a retired rehabilitation physician who has exhibits of photos titled "The Natural World Explored" up in two PeaceHealth locations: RiverBend and the University District.
Portrait by Sandy Brown Jensen

Bryan Andresen

Link to Bryan’s web presence: https://www.photozonegallery.com/bryan-andresen

Date of Interview: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. July 24, 2019

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound and Narration: Terry Way

Location: Sacred Heart Medical Center PRN Gallery and Sacred Heart University District

Exhibition Dates: RiverBend July 9--Sept. 5; University District July 2--Sept. 3

 

NAEEMEH NAEEMAEI: "DREAMS BEFORE EXTINCTION" AND "UNDER THE EARTH, OVER THE MOON"  June 15, 2019 to December 31, 2019At The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Works by Jamie Newton currently showing in Eugene.
By permission of The White Lotus Gallery and Jamie Newton

White Lotus Gallery

Exhibition Dates: June 7- July 13, 2019

Today Viz City talks with artist Jamie Newton. You have until July 13 to check out his remarkable show at The White Lotus Gallery.

Watercolor by Ellen Morrow
Image by permission of: http://ellenmorrow.blogspot.com/

 

 

Smaller Venues Rock Summer Art

Hello, this is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Art Review Program. Today I’m celebrating smaller venues that are rocking summer art.

 

A couple weeks ago, I had a splendid meal at the Excelsior Restaurant celebrating multiple birthdays. My sister came back from the loo exclaiming about a beautiful piece of art in the Ladies that she would buy if she had the money.

 

Robert Dandarov's paintings and drawings are on view
Portrait by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City is happy to welcome a new gallery, “Ben’s Art Space,” to the Eugene art scene. . Right now you can see a fascinating show by Robert Dandarov called “Macedonian Noir.” Robert says Americans often say his work as “dark” or “noirish,” but he sees his work with different eyes:

Photographer Gary Tepfer adds his vision to the current White Lotus exhibit titled "Water"
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Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Gary Tepfer on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for a broadcast date of Wed. May 1, 2019.

White Lotus Gallery http://www.wlotus.com/current-exhibition/

Exhibition Dates: April 25 – June 1

Leonardo da Vinci called water “the driving force of all nature.” Local photographer Gary Tepfer is among the artists included in the current “Water” exhibition at the White Lotus Gallery.

Artist Lynda Lanker in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon
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Viz City was privileged to interview artist Lynda Lanker in connection with her current participation with the show at the White Lotus Gallery: She Flies With Her Own Wings: Celebrating Female Artistry

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 13

Viz City interviewed Christopher St. John on Monday, March 11 for a broadcast date of Wed. March 20, 2019

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth: Shelly Fredenberg & Christopher St. John” Exhibit Dates: February 22 - March 27

 

Photographer Jon Christopher Meyers
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You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.  I’d like to introduce photographer Jon Christopher Meyers and his very special project:

Craig Cheshire in his Portland home studio
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Craig Cheshire at Karin Clarke's "Five Oregon Painters"

Painter Susan Applegate in her home studio in Yoncalla, Oregon, preparing for the "Visual Magic" show at JSMA
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Susan Applegate

Date of Interview: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Jan. 23, 2019

RE: “Visual Magic at JSMA” VISUAL MAGIC: AN OREGON INVITATIONAL

Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2019 to May 12, 2019

 

Poster inviting the public to the Dot Dotson Show
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Charles Roehrich mans Booth #188 at the Holiday Market 2018 and displays his watercolors of Oregon scenes.
Photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

Happy Holidays! This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’’s Arts Review Program.

You're looking here at the main stage gallery of the Maude Kerns Art Center, beautifully curated by Executive Director Michael Fishe
Photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City Interview with Michael Fisher, Curator of the MKAC Member’s Show 2018

Date of Interview: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Dec. 5, 2018

RE:  Maude Kerns Art Center’s  “Art For All Seasons” Annual Membership Show and Club Mud Ceramics Sale.

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