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Talking about Art on KMUZ at 88.5 & 100.7 FM and KMWV at 98.3 (Capitol Community Media)

Talking about Art on KMUZ at 88.5 & 100.7 FM and KMWV at 98.3 (Capitol Community Media)

By Jz
Talking about Art FB:
Talking about Art is presented every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month and it's the mission of Talking about Art to be a resource for artists and all those who relish and support the arts in our community. Through our programming I wish to provide in-depth interviews and stories about the artists, writers and poets of our community.
Anchor archive:
Strange Origins of the American Flag - Art Events in the Valley
We're coming up on July 4th, our Independence Day. When do you think our American flag first began to fly over US soil? 1776 right? And who created the first flag with its stars and stripes? Betsy Ross right? Well maybe not so. More on that in just a bit,
June 24, 2022
Indelible; artist portraits by Diane Beal - Talking about Art 061022
Some words have incredible impact. Take the word, Indelible. It means Unable to be forgotten; memorable. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent. There is a new exhibition in Salem and it's at two locations, the new Level 2 Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Salem Convention Center and its companion exhibition location at the Art Hall in the main branch of the Salem Library. The exhibition is called Indelible; artist portraits by Diane Beals.
June 10, 2022
Zachary Stocks & Salem Art
Even in a small town like Salem there are deep roots that stem back to the fact that it rose from Native American Calapooya land and that in the 1850's and forward it was a local crucible for issues of slavery that were reflected nationally which went on to devolve into the Civil War. But here it involved Asahel Bush, newspaper founder and journalist, yes that Bush, as in what is now the city of Salem's own Bush House, the Bush Barn Art Center and Bush Park. But there's a deeper story.
May 27, 2022
Renaissance Art Yields Clues to Italy's Extinct Biodiversity - Art Events in the Valley
I ran across an interesting story about how an Italian agronomist discovered clues to long lost fruits and other produce as Italy's biodiversity changed over time. Where did she find those clues? Renaissance art.
May 13, 2022
Ice is Nice and Will Suffice + Art Events in the Valley
I thought this was supposed to be Spring! You know, sunny skies, warmer weather, and rainy days less than winter. But no, it seems Spring only shows its head briefly amidst a torrent of days and days of rain upon cold, icy rain. But artists prevail regardless and for that matter artists are likewise opportunistic. If ice and hail come- so be it. There's beauty to be found in ice. To brutally paraphrase Robert Frost's poem: Fire and Ice: Ice is nice and will suffice. Alright so what beauty can be found in ice?   I've got a story about that…
April 22, 2022
Events April 8th, 2022 - A Resurrected Small Town Through Art
So your small town which once relied on forest products is dwindling as the young population move away to large cities for better opportunities. Sound familiar? Sounds like some of the small cities up in the Santiam Canyon area doesn't it? PLUS art events and openings in the Mid-Willamette Valley
April 08, 2022
Depth of Field panel discussion
Go here for the panel discussion:   I'm doing something completely different for this morning's broadcast. You'll hear my introduction here but then I'm going to direct you to go over to the Talking about Art FB site for the entire program. I attended a panel discussion on Zoom and most of the photographers on the panel presented images along with their talk. Images on the radio doesn't work too well as you might imagine. The edited Zoom meeting is already on FB so here's the introduction first:   In the creation of our art we talk about those happy accidents and those serendipitous moments. We're thrilled how their influences manifest themselves so brilliantly in our art work. Happy accidents and serendipitous moments are things that just seem to appear out of nowhere borne by magical and mystical circumstances in time. A slip of the brush, a splash of the wrong oil, being present in the middle of a landscape when all the light just wraps you up in a stupendous and unpredictable moment of unparalleled beauty. But this serendipitous moment lasted decades. It started in the art of photography here on the West Coast in the 60's, 70's and into the 80's and its influence echoes to this day. What happened? That's what today's show is all about…
March 25, 2022
New Gallery Called Level 2
Yes a new gallery right in the heart of downtown Salem. The reason you might have missed it is because well, that's part of the story on this morning's show. and I hope that once you've heard the why's and wherefores' about this new gallery that you'll want to make plans for your first visit.
March 11, 2022
February 2022 Art Events & the 007's of the Art World
In the heart of Rome there sits a small, three-story unassuming building that is passed by every day by hundreds of tourists. You and I could walk by and be completely oblivious to knowing that inside there are thousands upon thousands of art that spans back centuries, through WW2 and the Nazis and through the rise of China in the art market. And each and every piece of art stored here has one thing in common: a criminal background. What is that all about?
February 25, 2022
February Art Events & Discovering a Missing van Dyck
My bet is that most of you listening have been around the art world for a while and enough to maybe know a good thing - or suspect a good thing, when you see it. Suppose you bought a painting on the mere hunch that it was far more valuable than what others thought it was? What would happen when you tried to prove it?
February 11, 2022
Talking about Art: Salem Reads Annual Event
On this morning's show we focus on this year's Salem Reads choice of book by author Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (a title that can be read two ways but really has only one meaning). It's a novel that warps time and vaults through the 20th century to present day. All of the characters' timelines run in parallel and yet on different planes simultaneously in an often confusing warp and weft of space and distance.
January 28, 2022
The Year Was 1939. Talking about Art
( The year is 1939 and you are living in Paris. The dreaded rumors that have been swirling throughout the city for weeks have now been verified. The Nazi German army will be invading Paris within mere days and soon will be on your very doorstep. What will you do? Where will you go? Sound familiar? I've posted images on the Talking about Art FB page that relate to a little something I came across a while ago. (
January 14, 2022
A Christmas Message - Talking about Art
I thought I would send out to you a Christmas message as I did last year. Perhaps we have a new tradition in the making! So this show will be relatively brief.
December 24, 2021
Giving the Gift of Art & The First Christmas Tree
Have you ever wondered when the first decorated Christmas tree came into existence? How did one of the most beloved Christmas traditions come to be? I'll toss out that possibility in just a moment…
December 10, 2021
Thanksgiving to Artists
On today's show I will be highlighting most if not all of those galleries and stores that are featuring local artist's work on display and available for sale --- probably many of you listening have work out in the public right now and on display.
November 26, 2021
Dr. David G. Lewis - Native American Heritage exhibit at Salem Art.
Today's show is all about the new show called Native Salem opening today at Salem Art with Dr. David G. Lewis. WHAT IS NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH? National Native American Heritage Month is a month-long observance in the US in celebration of the cultures, contributions, and lives of people with Native American heritage.
November 12, 2021
You can't keep good artists down!
You can't keep good artists down. No, not even during a year like this. Today I highlight two events that illustrate this fact. One takes place in the small town of Philomath and the other example is rooted in the country of Sudan in northeast Africa.
October 22, 2021
Well a Tech Glitch but the Show Must Go On.
I was going to air a new program but KMUZ has changed the website and I can neither download nor listen to archive programs until the tech folks bring it all back on line. So this will be a shorter program this morning. I'll be announcing what's going on in the Valley as it relates to gallery shows and art events.
October 08, 2021