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.
I peek in at the White Lotus, then the Karin Clarke Gallery, then New Zone Gallery
before finding myself visiting Tim Boyden at Out on a Limb Gallery at 191 Broadway. He puts me in front of a wall of prints by Diane Sandall, and I stand there just so godsmacked that I think everyone should run down and look at these beauties immediately. Sandall says she thinks of her images as plates from an old storybook, and titles like “The Shy Owl,” and “Tuula Skated in the Moonlight” evoke all the mystery and wonder of a half-remembered fairytale from childhood. I saw nothing in Europe to compare.
My next stop was Maude Kerns Art Center and the annual FAST FORWARD: THE MAYOR'S TEEN ART SHOW where I right away saw that the quality of submissions this year is a big jump up from last year.
Here are young expressive talents in printmaking, watercolor, photography, acrylics and sculpture. This is a joyful exhibit that will be up through September 28. These off again on again autumn afternoons are perfect for stopping by this or any gallery in our listening area.
I feel deeply privileged to have traveled to see great European art and that has only deepened my appreciation for the phenomenal talents of the hard-working artists all around us here at home.
Viz City is co-produced by Terry Way and Sandy Brown Jensen.