Arts & Culture

Thirty-five years ago, the Hult Center in Eugene opened its doors, forever changing the city’s cultural landscape. In celebration, the venue will host a day of free events on September 16th. Joining KLCC’s Eric Alan to look ahead and look back are general manager Theresa Sizemore, and ticket office manager Marcia James, who has worked at the Hult Center since 1982.

History and the present merge in Singing Creek Educational Center’s Grandparent’s Pioneer Tea. The event honors elders on National Grandparents Day, September 10th, in a one-room schoolhouse in Junction City. Singing Creek’s Executive Director, Karen Rainsong, speaks with Eric Alan about honoring elders, and the relevance of pioneer values in the modern day.  

Ila Rose in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon
Sandy Brown Jensen

Show: Viz City

Subject: Ila Rose, Muralist

Date of Interview: Aug. 16, 2017

Noah Strycker set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds in one year. Stories from his global adventure are collected in his new book, Birding without Borders. He talks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about the memorable journey, before speaking at the Oregon Shorebird Festival in Charleston on Labor Day Weekend.   

Photo by Karen Rainsong

Eugene’s 35th and newest SLUG Queen is Queen Santa Frida Babosita, the patron slug of arts and culture. She’s also known as Mija Andrade. She talks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about her goals as the city’s unofficial ambassador, including how it relates to her passion for the arts and her Mexican heritage. 

Photo by Paul Carter

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt (A Parable), explores nuanced aspects of doubt, faith and the power of stories, whether truthful or not.

Vincent Mays

The Eugene/Springfield LGBTQ community, along with sponsors and allies, will gather this Saturday for the 26th Annual Pride Festival. The event at Alton Baker Park is expected to draw thousands.

More storm drains will become murals in the City of Springfield’s Second Annual UpStream Art Installation this Friday, evening August 11th. 

Photo by Eric Alan

The North American Jaw Harpists host the 22nd North American Jew’s Harp Festival, at the Cottage Grove Armory on Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th, presented by the nonprofit organization Music Money.

Katsunori Hamanishi
Sandy Brown Jensen


  Mezzotint is one of the most difficult print forms in the world, and the White Lotus Gallery is hosting one of its masters at this month, Mr. Hamanishi from Tokyo, Japan.

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