This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you are listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Assessment Software. I want to individually invite you to a lavish show of 83 photographs presently showing at a locale you may well not however have visited: The new Midtown Arts Heart on 16th and Pearl in Eugene.

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“ASean” a portrait of social commentary by Glenn Newland, one of the two featured artists at the large PhotoZone exhibit now exhibiting at the Midtown Arts Heart Gallery.

The images display is hosted by the PhotoZone Pictures club here in Lane County, so you know you are viewing the very best of the most effective. There are two featured artists, Susie Morrill and Glenn Newland, both of those of whom discover visuals with essential messages of social commentary. Amongst the different gallery areas at the Midtown, there are two big meeting rooms with glass partitions, so people today coming into the setting up can seem to their ideal and quickly see the two walls of these artists’ photos.

In addition, there is an atrium showcasing huge vertical abstracts by Patrick Plaia. Transform proper, and you’re in a prolonged, spacious, gallery-lit hall.


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Two remarkable vertical abstracts dominate the atrium showspace at the Midtown Artwork Center Gallery.

It is rather a demonstrate, and you really should go see it.

But I also want to convey to you about the venue. Midtown Arts is the total base a few flooring of the constructing, and the upper concentrations are condos. It was done in 2021 and is primarily dedicated to dance. There are rehearsal halls the similar dimensions as the two major Hult Heart phases. The making properties all the big non-income arts corporations, from the Lane Arts Council to Chamber Tunes Amici.

The art gallery areas have been crafted into it from the beginning, so every little thing is staged and lit to the best criteria any visible artist could wish for.


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Sandi O’Brien’s luminous images grieve the passing by fire of so lots of of the sacred websites up on the McKenzie River and in other places.

I also generally like to highlight shows at what I connect with very little pocket galleries, and there is a gem at O’Brien Imaging on 2833 Willamette in Eugene called “In Memoriam: Just after the Vacation Farm Fire” by Sandi O’Brien. Several of these richly textured and usually lush pictures are infra-red, inverting the black and white planet. She is honoring sacred destinations like Delta Campground that were shed in the fire. It is a beautiful show–do check out to see it.

By Indana