Arts & Culture

Carla Crow and one of her paintings currently showing at the Maude Kerns Art Center
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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents, “Weaving With Nature: Donna Sakamoto Crispin, Deb Curtis, Patricia Montoya Donohue, Mariana Mace, & Sheri Smith with Carla Crow”

Exhibit Dates: May 25 - June 22

Today we’re at the Maude Kerns Art Gallery talking to painter Carla Crow who, along with several weavers, is in a show called “Weaving With Nature.”  Carla gets her inspiration for her repeating patterns from a most surprising source:

East Grandstand Supporters

A group is trying to stop the University of Oregon from tearing down the East Grandstand at Hayward Field in Eugene. They’re reviewing their legal options.

The National Park Service and Interior Department have announced $60 million in historic preservation grants to states and tribes, including Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Michelle Alaimo/courtesy of Smoke Signals

The Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde are celebrating the return of 16 artifacts from Europe. As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, the items are back after nearly 120 years…but aren’t home permanently.

City of Eugene

The Eug Parade is coming back to Eugene this summer. Emily Farthing is coordinator of the event, which is part of Eugene Sunday Streets on July 29th. 

Leslie Green in her studio
Sandy Brown Jensen

 Clay and Canvas: A 50-year Retrospective by Leslie Green

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 7, 2018

Ron Rogers is a Sisters, Oregon, photographer who has a show at the Sisters Library during the month of May 2018.
Sandy Brown Jensen

Ron Rogers, “Spring Snow in Sisters, Oregon,” at the Deschutes Library Community Room in Sisters, Oregon Exhibition Dates: May 1—May 29Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Ron Rogers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wednesday, May 16, 2018  You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.

Isa Anastasia Zito

This weekend marks the golden anniversary of a major cultural event at the University of Oregon.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the 50th Annual Mother’s Day Pow-Wow is also expected to receive special recognition.

Garrick Imatani

Friday morning, a Native American blessing ceremony will be held at the University of Oregon’s Straub Hall.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s for art commissioned to commemorate an out-of-this world object.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is coming to the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday May 12th.

A University of Oregon graduate turned acclaimed cinematographer is back at his alma mater. Jake Swantko – who filmed the Oscar-winning documentary “Icarus” -- is talking about his craft as well as the importance of journalism. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Photographer Michael Taylor is showing his "Northwest Travels" photographs at the Don Dexter Gallery
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Photographer Michael Taylor at the Don Dexter Gallery

Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Michael Taylor on Thursday, April 19, 2018, about his show called "Northwest Travels," showing at the Don Dexter Gallery through June 25.

Don Dexter Gallery, 2233 Willamette Street, Suite B

Exhibition Dates: March 27--June 25,  2018

Broadcast Date: Wed. May 2, 2018

Eugene Opera

Last year, financial problems nearly put the Eugene Opera out of business. But it was able to pay off its debts with the community’s help. This weekend, the Eugene Opera performs Maria de Buenos Aires in the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater.

Painter Satoko Matouji with one of her paintings for the Eugene ballet's performance of Peer Gynt.
Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City was pleased to interview painter Satoko Motouji on Thursday. April 5, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wed. April 18, 2018. The show is at the White Lotus Gallery and is called "Peer Gynt: Paintings by Satoko Motouji." The exhibition dates are March 28 – May 12, 2018.

A new musical work of contemporary percussion rendered with 300 bells and similar instruments makes its West Coast debut in Eugene, Thursday night. KLCC’S Brian Bull previews the performance.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“Sense and Sensibility,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, certainly pleases the high school students who travel to Ashland for a taste of live theater.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett with a book review of “Too Shattered for Mending” by Peter Brown Hoffmeister.

I hesitated to read it.  A coming of age story set in the grim poverty of rural Idaho, written from the first person by an abandoned, dyslexic teen who’s in trouble at home, in school, and with the law. I wasn’t sure I wanted to immerse myself in the bleak world of Little McCardell.

A program that brings books to young children in Eugene is seeking help to grow. As KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports, the Imagination Library serves 4,000 kids in the community thanks to local contributions.

This year, Erik retired, relocated to Portland, and is now a full-time artist, To celebrate this transition, gallerist Karin Clarke curated this impressive show of nearly 40 paintings, mostly watercolors and acrylics on panel, all landscapes and seascapes
Sandy Brown Jensen

RE: Karin Clarke Gallery Erik Sandgren - Land and Sea April 4 - 28th.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare’s “Othello,” now playing in a well nuanced production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is always painful to watch. The Moor is a brilliant admiral who succeeds in protecting Venice from the Ottomans. But, like the hero of a Greek tragedy, his fatal flaw, being born black, guarantees his downfall.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“Oh for a muse of fire.” Reminiscent of Homer’s Iliad, so begins “Henry V” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As directed by Rosa Joshi, this compelling and inventively stylized production is a fine example of ensemble work.

Sterling Israel and a pair of Levis she altered for the "Denim N' Art" show at the Lincoln Gallery.
Sandy Brown Jensen

Sterling Israel is the Artist-in-Residence at the Lincoln Gallery, which has a show right now called "Denim 'N Art." Sandy Brown Jensen interviewed her Fri. March 16, 2018, for a broadcast date of Wed. March 21, 2018. The show is hosted by OSLP Arts & Culture Program and runs March 2 through March 30th, 2018. In addition, there is a Fashion Show April 21st, at noon, called “Metamorphose” at 252 Lawrence.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Hola, mis amigos! I just saw a play by Karen Zacarias at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival called “Destiny of Desire,” and it’s more fun than a Mexican telenovela. Well, it is a telenovela, a Latin-style soap opera, but it’s in English, with added soundbites about dating and other vital social issues.


Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89.

Deonna Anderson/KLCC

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon has a new exhibition on display. It addresses something almost all of us have on our heads: hair. KLCC's Deonna Anderson visited the museum to see the show and talk to the curator.

Lord Birthday

An Oregon State University professor who, for years, posted satirical cartoons anonymously on Instagram, has now published his work in a book.

Sandi O'Brien, Infrared Photographer
Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City was privileged to interview Sandy O’Brien, Infrared Photographer on Feb. 27, 2018 regarding her current show at the Maude Kerns Art Center, "In a Different Light: Infrared Photography: Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Jack Larson, & Sandi O’Brien." The exhibit dates are February 23 - March 23

Keith Achepohl, at home in Eugene, Oregon, has a fine new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City interviewed Keith Achepohl on Sat. Jan. 23, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wed. Feb. 21, 2018

RE:  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents, “Keith Achepohl: Vision Of Nature/Vessel Of Beauty.” January 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018


The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River

Feb 9, 2018
Photo by Ronald Perez

The beauty of nature, music and photography will converge in The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River, presented by the Eugene Symphony in association with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County.

Tiffany Eckert

A play in Eugene this weekend will feature actors who can not hear. In what they’re calling a shadow performance, the company will present The Vagina Monologues.