This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you are listening to Viz Town, KLCC’s Arts Critique Software. I want to individually invite you to a lavish exhibit of 83 photos at the moment displaying at a spot you may not nevertheless have visited: The new Midtown Arts Heart on 16th and Pearl in Eugene.
The images present is hosted by the PhotoZone Images club listed here in Lane County, so you know you are viewing the ideal of the most effective. There are two highlighted artists, Susie Morrill and Glenn Newland, the two of whom investigate illustrations or photos with crucial messages of social commentary. Between the various gallery areas at the Midtown, there are two significant meeting rooms with glass partitions, so men and women getting into the creating can search to their suitable and quickly see the two walls of these artists’ photographs.
In addition, there is an atrium showcasing substantial vertical abstracts by Patrick Plaia. Transform right, and you’re in a long, spacious, gallery-lit corridor.
It’s very a present, and you need to go see it.
But I also want to tell you about the venue. Midtown Arts is the overall base a few floors of the constructing, and the upper amounts are condos. It was concluded in 2021 and is largely committed to dance. There are rehearsal halls the exact same measurements as the two significant Hult Heart levels. The making properties all the major non-earnings arts companies, from the Lane Arts Council to Chamber Songs Amici.
The artwork gallery spaces were constructed into it from the commencing, so almost everything is staged and lit to the highest benchmarks any visible artist could wish for.
I also generally like to emphasize exhibits at what I contact small pocket galleries, and there’s a gem at O’Brien Imaging on 2833 Willamette in Eugene referred to as “In Memoriam: Soon after the Vacation Farm Fire” by Sandi O’Brien. Several of these richly textured and generally lush photographs are infra-pink, inverting the black and white environment. She is honoring sacred locations like Delta Campground that have been shed in the hearth. It is a lovely show–do check out to see it.