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Feb. 2, 2023: r-r-ruban vivi, Theater Alliance, local film

Textile artist Maria Ogedengbe, the PFD's Matt Meyer and filmmaker Chase Ogden are on TA(P) this week

This week's episode of the Thursday Arts (P)review — where the "p" is parenthetical because we look both forward and back — includes the following:

  • A studio interview with textile artist and Whitworth University art lecturer Maria Ogedengbe. Her new small-scale installation titled "r-r-ruban vivi" is currently showing in the unique Cube Gallery outside Whitworth's Bryan Oliver Gallery.
  • An interview with Matt Meyer, Director of Entertainment for the Spokane Public Facilities District. He talks about the First Interstate Center for the Arts' involvement in the Theater Alliance, a new consortium that spans the US and makes it more viable for high-caliber touring artists to come through Spokane.
  • And an interview with local filmmaker and Eastern Washington University professor Chase Ogden. He recently received Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA) funding for his forthcoming film The River Speaks about the Spokane River. His short film Adrenaline Sucks is also part of this year's Spokane International Film Festival. Visit the SpIFF website for passes, schedules and more information.
  • A sneak preview of the Movies 101 trio's take on All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Edward Berger. Their full conversation will air tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 3) at 6:30pm on KPBX.

What's up with that intro music? It's "Elements" by Lemon Jelly.

The Thursday Arts (P)review airs every Thursday at 12pm on KPBX with a roundup of arts-related news and information from across the Inland Northwest.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director
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