ARTWAVES

Interviews about artists and the arts. Hosted by Wendy Butler on KHSU.

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.


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."

  

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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: 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.


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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.


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’s Artwaves is an interview with new California Arts Council Director Anne Bown-Crawford. She discusses her commitment to arts in education, which includes her longtime tenure as Director of the Arcata Arts Institute and Innovation Design Institute as well as founder of the Create CA Leadership Council. 


Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre’s first-year students present bold and bawdy physical humor, archetypal characters, improvisation and literal and metaphorical masks in a Commedia Dell’Arte performance  Feb. 1 – 3 at 8 p.m. at the Carlo Theatre in Blue Lake. 


This week’s Artwaves includes interviews with Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness about its Arts for Veterans program, which is free to the public. 


This week's Artwaves examines "JOURNEYS III" with this exhibit's creator Lori Goodman. Her exhibit is at Eureka's Black Faun Gallery through Feb. 10. Among the displayed works is one Goodman created out of an invasive plant, whose branches she clipped and stripped and wove together to form "twin huts." Goodman will give a talk and demonstration Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the gallery. Listen to the Dec. 26 interview in our Archives.

SCRAP Humboldt is this week’s Artwaves. Wendy Butler’s guests are Director Malia Matsumoto and Arts Education Program Coordinator Jenna Catsos. Among the topics are upcoming events and workshops as well as “creative reuse,” in other words, breathing new life and imagination into what might normally be discarded. 


Micki Flatmo’s new exhibit “Dating Chaos: What To Wear” at Eureka’s Morris Graves Museum of Art is, indeed, about chaos. But it’s not about getting ready for your typical date. 

Perhaps it’s about what might come after chaos? 


This week's guests on Artwaves are Humboldt State University Art Department Gallery Director Brittany Sheldon and also Brittany Britton, Art Department Gallery Assistant. They've co-curated "Lineage: Living Traditions of Line, Shape and Design" now on display at the HSU Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery. 

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What do the Eureka High Players do when renovations prevent them from building stage sets? They do an old-time radio drama, to be aired on KZZH-LP. "We decided it'd be fun to focus on storytelling rather than sets, costumes, and lights," director Nan Voss tells Wendy Butler. Voss used this as an opportunity "to get the atmosphere of a story across without all of the usual stuff we have to tell a story." 


Arcata glass artist George Bucquet's work is featured in galleries around the world and in private collections. His work is also in permanent collections from the U.S. Embassy to the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia to the White House. 


Artwaves: Art In Space

Aug 15, 2017
Courtesy Planet Labs

San Francisco-based satellite imaging company Planet Labs’ Artist-In-Residence Director Forest Stearns was formerly an oft-exhibited artist here in Humboldt County. 

https://www.caculturaldistricts.org/eureka

How did a section of Eureka earn designation as a 'California Arts Council cultural district'? "You have this concentration of energy and vitality," California Arts Council chair Donn K. Harris tells Wendy Butler.  

ARTWAVES: Glass art

Jul 12, 2017
Gibbonsglass.com

The next Artwaves is on glass. Artwaves speaks with Eureka glass sculptor John Gibbons about his interest in creating myriad styles of glass art from vases to six-foot sculptures to starfish in motion. His work has been part of exhibits throughout the United States. He currently is a member of Old Town Art Gallery, where his work is featured. 


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