Viz City

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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
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Susan Applegate

Date of Interview: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Jan. 23, 2019


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
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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
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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


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
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  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”
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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.”