Sandy Brown Jensen

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Co-host of Viz City with Terry Way.

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Woman's face in hula hoop
ArtCity Facebook

 


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

Welcome to COVID October 2020! Our listening area is bursting at the seams with fun things to do while wearing a mask.

Beach painting with dog.
White Lotus Gallery.

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. I’m getting in on the tail end of the Mike Van show at the White Lotus Gallery, but it’s still up through October 3rd. If you can find a moment to take it in, the art itself will reward you.

 

sunlight through trees
Gary Braasch

 

Sculpture of a woman on a bench holding a shell
Gallery photo by permission

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. Labor Day is shaping up to be a blazing hot one here in the Valley, so I know a lot of you will be heading to the coast to cool off. If you’re headed to the less crowded South Coast, please stop in Port Orford to see the bright and cheerful art at the Hawthorne Gallery. It’s right there on Battle beach--if you’re eating at the Crazy  Norwegian or the Redfish Cafe, you can’t miss it--it’s pretty big.

 

 

Courtesy of Karin Clarke Gallery

  

  This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. It’s August in Eugene where it’s all about the Mayor’s Art Show and the Eugene Biennial.

 

Painting of a woman stirring a bowl
By permission of The Arts Center


  Hot August days, and everybody is going somewhere else for their mini-vacations. Corvallis the Cute is a popular destination for people out wine touring, hiking, biking, river sporting, and doing the art thing, too, I’d like to add. 

colorful image of three tall orange hollyhocks
Gallery photo by permission of MKAC, Sandy Brown Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. Have you ever been walking through one of Oregon’s beautiful forests and been amazed by an old log patterned with bark beetle tunnels? Everyone always exclaims about how much those elaborate squiggles look like some kind of writing--Viking runes, maybe, or Eygptian hieroglyphs.  Artist Jim Frazer thinks so, too, and you can see his large patinated copper leaf on wood wall sculptures based on these shapes at the current show at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene. 

Oil Painting of desert hills
By permission of the Karin Clarke Gallery

 

 

We’ve had a cool opening to summer, and a cool opening is what you’ll experience this month at the Karin Clarke Gallery, where Eugene artist Ken O’Connell has a one-person show.

Art piece of Frida Kahlo
By permission of MKAC

 


 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC”s Arts Review Program. Ernest Hemingway once famously defined courage as “grace under pressure.”If there’s a “Grace Under Pressure” award, I want to hand it to Maude Kerns Art Center for the explosively inventive way their creative team has risen to the COVID 2020 challenge.

painting of a clown in bed talking to a saint
By permission of the artist

 


This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. As we have moved into Phase 1 and 2, a number of galleries and arts businesses within the KLCC listening area have started to open their doors again. 

Rich Bergeman

A World Worth Looking at: Photography at Oregon Online Show and Auction 2020

 

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

As of this week, Oregon public spaces are cautiously opening up. People are putting their heads cautiously out their doors, still not trusting the quarantine is over, and maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t.

Portrait of artist Sarkis Antikajian
Artist Portrait by Sandy Brown Jensen

 

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

 

The emergency relief fund called Artist Relief has released the results from a new survey assessing how artists are impacted by COVID-19.

 

Man standing in driveway surrounded by colorful paintings
Sandy Brown Jensen

  This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program! I’m happy to report that so many creative people I’ve talked to have changed up the terms “home alone” and  “social isolation” to “Artist in Residence.”

Photo of a picture on the wall of mycelium
Gallery photo by permission Sandy Brown Jensen

 

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program. How are you all doing out there?

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
Sandy Brown Jensen

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

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