Wendy Butler

Weekend Edition Host

Wendy Butler has produced and hosted Artwaves for 21 years, and is the local host for NPRs Weekend Edition.

This week on Artwaves: Against the Wind project chairperson Jack Irvine. Against the Wind is a festival of events to promote peace and support the voyage of the Golden Rule, a boat originally captained by Albert Bigelow in 1958 with the stated purpose of sailing into the Marshall Islands nuclear test zone to protest against United States testing and deployment of nuclear weapons. This week-long festival will take place in Arcata and other parts of Humboldt County October 14 through 21.


On Artwaves:  A humorous yet interestingly philosophical take on Henrik Ibsen’s classic play Hedda Gabler. Jeff Whitty’s The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler turns it around for Hedda with fellow fictional characters from all media and time periods musing on what it would be like to actually be “forgotten,” and the play is on stage through July 28 at Redwood Curtain in Eureka. And director Catherine L Brown and actor Tyler Egerer are guests on Artwaves.


Choosing ‘Right’

Jul 5, 2018

On this week’s Artwaves: It comes back to the often contentious exchange between the left and right sides of our brains. Art educator Piper Bean discusses her “Drawing Right” introductory drawing course, which takes place July 9-13, 9:30-11 a.m. each day at the Lincoln Campus, 216 W Harris St., Eureka. Registration and information available at piperEbean@gmail.com and information at hcoe.net  Listen to the July 3 interview in our KHSU Archives. 

Gail McDowell discusses snorkeling through northern California water systems, and how this has inspired her latest installation “The Call of Roots and Water” at Eureka’s Black Faun Gallery through June 30. Also on Artwaves, Jeff DeMark talks about 25 years of his ever-evolving “Writing My Way Out of Adolescence,” which he’ll perform Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Pierson Big Hammer Tent at Dell’Arte International 28th annual Mad River Festival in Blue Lake.


Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose talks about her organization’s ongoing and new programs and events offered this summer. She also discusses the important part the club plays in the support and nurturance of youth in the community.

For more information and to get involved, visit bgcredwoods.org.


Arcata author Sharon Levy discusses her new book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife on the KHSU Magazine. Levy speaks about her interest in the topic as well as her research for it and why activism played an integral role in the creation of the Marsh.

Levy is scheduled to give a presentation Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arcata’s Northtown Books.


This week on Artwaves: Stock Schlueter, Elaine Benjamin and Michelle Murphy-Ferguson. All three are North Coast Open Studios charter artists.

They discuss their current work, influences and the importance of Open Studios to them individually and to the Humboldt County community as a whole. The 20th annual North Coast Open Studios continues this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit northcoastopenstudios.com for maps to studios. You can listen to the program in the iTunes or Google Play. 


The Tuesday, May 29 Artwaves program is now available in the KHSU Archives, iTunes or Google Play.
 

Featured: Arcata printmaker/silk painter/watercolorist Patricia Sennott, part of our series of interviews with North Coast Open Studios charter artists. The 20th annual Open Studios will be held this and next Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. across Humboldt County. Visit northcoastopenstudios.com for information. Also on Artwaves, NCRT Managing Artistic Director Calder Johnson discusses the timely and powerful rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

  

Courtesy Dell'Arte

Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre’s students graduating from the MFA program present original works in “Crossing the Vortex: Thesis Festival,” underway through Sunday.

Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre’s students graduating from the MFA program present original works in “Crossing the Vortex: Thesis Festival,” underway through Sunday. Visit dellarte.com for tickets and information. Artwaves speaks with two of the performers.

Also, we continue our North Coast Open Studios charter artist interviews series with Eureka oil painter Kathy O’Leary.

  

Arcata watercolorist Alan Sanborn joins Artwaves this week, as the second in a series of Artwaves interviews with North Coast Open Studios artists who’ve participated in the event since it began 20 years ago.

Also, music merges with visual art courtesy of Kathrin Burleson’s “The Creation” painting series featured in Eureka Symphony’s final concert of this season to be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka.


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Arcata potter Peggy Loudon talks to Artwaves. It's the first in a series of interviews with North Coast Open Studios charter artists whose ongoing participation goes back to the first Open Studios in 1999. Also D*STATE, a group show of surrealist work at Black Faun Gallery in Eureka.


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This week on Artwaves:  A character study per guests’ extensive research of and commitment to the characters in Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand, which had its world premiere in 2014 at Berkley Rep. It’s the next production of Redwood Curtain, on stage Thursdays-Saturdays through May 26. 


‘Bliss’-ful romp

Apr 27, 2018
Courtesy HSU Dept. of Theatre, Film & Dance

This week on Artwaves: Humboldt State University Department of Theatre, Film & Dance takes on Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever,” a classic filled with bravado. 


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This week on Artwaves: Time for the 51st Humboldt International Film Festival Wednesday through Saturday at Arcata’s Minor Theatre, and festival co-directors/HSU students discuss it on Artwaves. 

Also, Dell’Arte 2nd year MFA students talk about their “Citizens of Nowhere,” an original tragedy they created and that’s on stage Thursday through Sunday at the Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake.


Damion Sharpe/Zack Rouse

This week on Artwaves, Eureka Symphony’s guest artist Robert Satterlee, pianist/educator, talks about the upcoming “Language of Love” concert Friday and Saturday nights, April 13 and 14.

Also, Zack Rouse and Damion Sharpe discuss their impetus and planning for their new theatrical/film performance space called The Vault Eureka.


Courtesy of HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance

This week on Artwaves, four Humboldt State University students discuss their participation in “Divergence,” an original dance concert created by Theatre, Film and Dance Department students and faculty.

The shows are in the Van Duzer Theatre for the next two weekends.


Courtesy NCRT

North Coast Repertory Theatre Managing Artistic Director Calder Johnson and Brenda Perez from Centro del Pueblo discuss NCRT’s La Voz Project and the project’s pilot play -- the inspiring and relevant “The Tenth Muse,” now on stage at NCRT.

Photo by Wendy Butler

This week on Artwaves: Eureka High School Players discuss “Shrek, the Musical."


This week on Artwaves: Rabbi Naomi Steinberg speaks about the performance “The Angel’s Wings” she is giving with her son and longtime music collaborator Berel Alexander this Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.


This week on Artwaves: an interview with Allyson Ditchey, founder of Connect the Arts (connectthearts.com), a new and free Website whose purpose is to allow all affiliated with art of any discipline to connect, plan, create, commiserate, nurture. She’ll present the new site during an open house Saturday, March 10, 4-7 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 2-5 p.m. at HLOC’s SPACE, 92 Sunny Brae Center. 


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