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Every Second and Fourth Tuesday, from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Art Focus features interviews by host Joseph Gallivan with artists, curators and critics. Lively voices talking about art, how it's made and sometimes even what it means. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the recordings, some of which were made on magnetic tape.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monet to Matisse: French Moderns

Airs at: Tue, 06/18/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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KBOO Art Focus Lloyd De Witt Monet to Matisse at PAM    On Tuesday, June 18 at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Lloyd De Witt, Curator of European & American Art Pre-1930 at the Portland Art Museum.   De Witt talks about Monet to Matisse: French Moderns, a show on ... Read more

Dylan Raasch

Airs at: Tue, 05/21/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews sneaker designer Dylan Raasch [PRONOUNCED ROSH] about the show Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks, which is on now at the Portland Art Museum until August 11.  Raasch is a former Artistic Dir... Read more

The Burned Piano

Airs at: Tue, 04/30/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Jan. April 29, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Melzer and musician Jennifer Wright about The Burned Piano, which is on show at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.  They talk about the antisemitic firebomb th... Read more

Margot Voorhies Thompson

Airs at: Tue, 04/23/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Margot Voorhies Thompson. Thompson talks about her show Letters from a Remote Landscape which is on show at Russo Lee Gallery through April 27.  Thompson talks about her love of going into the Sout... Read more

Alexandra Terry

Airs at: Tue, 03/19/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, March 19an. 16, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Alexandra Terry about the show Labor of Love which is on now through April 27 at The JSMA at Portland State University. Terry talks about the concept of hidden labor and invisible workers, as well as... Read more

Anna Von Mertens

Airs at: Tue, 03/12/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Anna Von Mertens about her show Elements and Objects, which is on now at Elizabeth Leach Gallery through April 27.  Von Mertens talks about coloring in her cosmic cyanotypes with gold and silver pens, hand... Read more

Christopher Rauschenberg

Airs at: Tue, 02/20/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Christopher Rauschenberg about his show "Sidewalk Stories" which is on now at the Nine Gallery inside Blue Sky Gallery through March 2. Rauschenberg talks about his travels in the quiet side roads of... Read more

Erik Reel

Airs at: Tue, 02/13/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Erik Reel about his show “Street” which runs at Laura Vincent Design & Gallery through March 2. Reel talks about abstraction, the connection between painting and music, Cy Twombly, and his paintings "Origi... Read more

Lincoln High School Mural

Airs at: Tue, 01/23/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artists Shu-Ju Wang and Lynn Yarne about the new mural at Lincoln High School called Restoration Roadmaps. They talk about how they used historical documents to come up with the design of animals and plants surro... Read more

Chris Chandler

Airs at: Tue, 01/16/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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On Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Chris Chandler about his show Elemental Forms, which is on now at Elizabeth Leach Gallery through March 2. Chandler talks about his use of typeface as a starting point in abstraction, his analog vers... Read more