Tom Cramer has a new show opening at Laura Russo this week. He will be my guest tomorrow on Art Focus. His exhibitions keep pushing forward into new territory and this one in particular has a big variety of approaches. Some seems Byzantine; his silver and gold is better than ever. One work is like an oil slick, reminiscent of Arts and Crafts and Tiffany. There are loads of Art Nouveauish sexy loops and plantlike shapes. He's doing this all-over wood burning thing too which is subtle from afar and intense close up.
Dmae Roberts talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe of Whitebird Danceabout their new season of dance concerts beginning with Mikhail Baryshnokov. And in the second half of the show, we get a previewwith Executive Director Greg Netzer of the Wordstock Festival featuring 170 writers from across the country and the Northwest.