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Lillian Pitt is a Pacific Northwest Native American artist whose ancestors lived in and near the Columbia River Gorge. The focus of her work is on creating contemporary fine art pieces that delight today’s art lovers, and at the same time, honor the histo
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. Lillian Pitt is a well-known Native American artist who has a show, “Gifts of My Ancestors” currently at the White Lotus Gallery. Viz City asked her about where she finds the soul of her art.

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"
Sandy Brown Jensen

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
Sandy Brown Jensen

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
Sandy Brown Jensen


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
Sandy Brown Jensen

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
Sandy Brown Jensen

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
Sandy Brown Jensen


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.

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.

 

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