Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll take you on an audio tour through the art exhibition: Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now. Hundreds of posters, photographs, video, and audio representing more than forty years of activism, political protest, and social justice campaigns curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, are on display until March 19th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Feldman Gallery + Project Space, at 1214 NW Johnson in Portland. Thanks to Alec Dunn, tour guide, Mack McFarland, and Claude Marks.
Join me and Chrome Wings on Feb. 22 for an electro-dub-noise trip on Un | Herd at the usual 10pm. Chrome Wings is the rotating door of one Jon Jurow, a North Portland scene fixture whose project described above has taken many more shapes and sounds than you'll hear on this show. We can't go back to the past, but you can do your research. Chrome Wings' debut LP is due for release on Sohitek Records in March, with a follow up EP release on Stunned in April.
As of this writing, on Feb. 16, you have the opportunity to see two of the greatest films of all time, The Third Man, which I gushed about yesterday, and Casablanca, nothing less than my favorite movie of all time, and a perfect companion piece to the other.
Casablanca is at the Living Room Theaters right now, and in HD, yet.
Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, president of the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Joyce Campbell, co-chair of the event Art on the Vine were our guests for Art Focus. We talked about the auction, the history of the college and how craft thrives in the Pacific Northwest.
Two films are currently showing on Portland screens, and I will review one of them.
Not Wolfman. This film was screened only for The Oregonian, and we were not invited. This happens several times a year. And Shawn Levy is not to blame, nor is the paper. Shawn didn't like the film much, and neither did anyone else as far as I can see. Studios will occasionally not screen films for critics, always a bad sign, but selective screenings mystify me. Why not let us all see the film?
OCAC has an upcoming auction to benefit the college, Art on the Vine. President Bonnie Laing-Malcomson will be our guest on the 16th, telling us about the event on February 20th. Joyce Campbell will also join us - she is co-chair for the auction this year.
Dmae Roberts talks with Stephen Marc Beaudoin director of Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum - a 12th century musical drama. Also featured are Music Director Ben Landesverk and Soprano Liz Bacon performing with Stephen in a live in-studio concert!
And in the second half, former Portlander Heidi Durrow returns for two readings of her critically acclaimed novel The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. Plus a ticket giveaway, so tune in live!