Arts & Culture

Tiffany Eckert

Lane County Human Services is hosting a holiday dinner for hundreds of senior citizens—--many who might otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. This annual, volunteer-driven event is seeking community support.

Lane Community College has established an artist-in-residence program, which has brought two interdisciplinary artists to the campus from elsewhere this fall. One artist is Hong Hong, born in China, now residing in Hartford Connecticut. 

The Inner World of Aphasia is a 1967 film by Eugene filmmakers Edward and Naomi Feil, which explores the inability to speak due to a brain injury. It tells the story in a way which uniquely combines the techniques of art films and medical education films. As part of the Schnitzer Cinema series, it will be screened at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene on Wednesday, November 15th at 7 p.m. Ken Feil is the son of the filmmakers, and senior scholar in residence in the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Emerson College.

Photo by Rob Sydor

Mirror-touch synesthesia is a rare neurological trait causing an unusual crossing of senses. Amy van der Linde, piano teacher and parenting educator, speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about how she has applied her experience with synesthesia to explore the nature of happiness. She’ll give a talk called Happy Brain, Happy Being at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Thursday, November 16th.

Down Range is an exhibit of art by thirteen veterans, on display now through December 23rd at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s Art Center in Roseburg—a building which opened a century ago as the Roseburg Soldiers Hospital.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The city of Cottage Grove hopes a new business can sweeten its local economy.  A budding chocolatier opened a storefront this fall, with an emphasis on direct trade buying and educating customers on where their food comes from.  KLCC’s Brian Bull paid a visit to Sanity Chocolate, and has this report.

Painter Jon Jay Cruson
Sandy Brown Jensen

 

Show: Viz City

Subject: Jon Jay Cruzon His website: https://jonjaycruson.weebly.com

Date of Interview: Oct. 31, 2017

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Nov. 8, 2017

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

RE: White Lotus Gallery, “Interpretation of the Landscape: Paintings by Jon Jay Cruson”

Show Dates: October 14th – November 28th

Ari Shapiro is known to KLCC listeners as a host of NPR’s All Things Considered, and as a reporter who has filed compelling stories from across the globe.

Photo by Eric Alan

The stories of Lane County immigrants are told in the play Now I Am Your Neighbor, performed next at Oregon Contemporary Theater on Tuesday, November 7th. Among the stories told in the play is that of Rosie Hernandez, who arrived in Lane County from Mexico in 1987. She and playwright Nancy Hopps talk about the play and its meanings with KLCC’s Eric Alan.

I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” by Sherman Alexie. 

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