Host Julie Bernard interviews Terri Hopkins, director and curator at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University about the current show, Women's Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. It includes works by Annie Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Suzanne Caporael, Squeak Carnwath, Vija Celmins, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallager, M.K. Guth, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Julia Jacquette, Fay Jones, Barbara Kruger, Hung Liu, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Kara Walker, Marie K. Watt, and Sherrie Wolf.
Host Julie Bernard interviewed local artists Remedios Rapoport and Jacquelyn Bond about Women’s Art: Women’s Vision at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. Celebrating the theme of 2008’s National Women’s History Month Remedios Rapoport takes the traditional Argentinean art of Filete (elaborate sign painting) and puts a contemporary message for empowerment and action into each piece. She will present her work, act as guest curator and mentor an emerging artist also working with women and political empowerment.
Host Julie Bernard spoke with Stephanie Burton, James DeRosso and Brad Menninga of the Oregon Potters Association about the Ceramic Showcase, which is being held April 25th through the 27th at the Convention Center.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with staff and youth from Caldera,
a non-profit arts organization which offers deep arts learning experiences for underserved youth in Portland and Central Oregon. Participants include Kristin Kilchenstein, education director; Majik, in-school mentor; and photographer Julie Keefe who works with the youth who interview and photograph diverse people in their neighborhoods.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with Jane Beebe, of the PDX Gallery, about the current exhibit there called "Kinda Like a Buffet." It's a group show featuring a variety of artists including two who are also guests on the show, Molly Vidor and Midori Hirose.
On the August 21, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.
On the Thursday, September 4, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.
On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all.