Finding the Fantastic in the Familiar

↑ Explore this week’s crop of wonders on State of Wonder, OPB‘s weekly journal of arts and creative work.

  • 1:00 – Karen Karbo is railbound! Of 16,000 applicants, she’s one of 24 to win the first round of Amtrak’s writer’s residencies, and she’ll be filing audio diaries for us from the rails.
  • 3:00 – Walidah Imarishaand Adrienne Marée Brown on editing the sci-fi anthology “Octavia’s Brood.”
  • 10:14 – Oregon Ballet Theatre announces that it’s found a new home: the South Waterfront.
  • 11:44 – What Are You Looking At? Namita Gupta Wiggers reviews work by Ai Weiwei at the Portland Art Museum.
  • 19:19 – We remember Alvin Josephy, who laid the groundwork for Wallowa County’s thriving cultural scene.
  • 23:20 – KPAI’s Morning Host Larry Duckworth introduces us to his favorite spins.
  • 28:32 – From the Literary Arts Archives Project: Poet Mark Doty. Listen to his full talk here.
  • 37:36 – opbmusic session with one of Portland’s most dynamic and hypnotic new transplants, Robin Bacior. She’s playing the PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party at Holocene on June 3, the Columbia River Maritime Museum’s First Friday Pirate Bash in Astoria on June 5, and has several more summer dates.
  • 44:30 – “Oregon Art Beat” introduces us to painter Gabe Fernandez, who imbues chairs and other furniture with more emotion than seems possible. Watch the Art Beat video, which is up for an Emmy on June 6, here.
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