Brief History of a Magazine Reflected in “Salon”

Death and the First of Spring Sitting at a family dining table on this first day of Spring, 2018, with the nourishing Tucson sun at my back, recalling the December night when THRU Media opened and shuttered its doors to the public for the last time, a belated post is published at THRU, and so ends my …

Branding Jason Traeger

Introducing #TraegerMethod In November 2017, THRU Media hosted its penultimate art opening at the company studio and gallery in northwest Portland. Comedian Jason Traeger was featured in the latter half of the month. He called his show "Soft Launch" and it was the debut of a campaign to find a confluence of artistic disciplines. While …

When I Was Wild and Other Poems

Image by Pok Rie Ocean Home Living on the ocean as I do, I hunt fish and mollusks my kin are otters and whales, wide eyed we dive the night waves, soft in lullabies in a sea dream, starlit and moon cradled my lips are sparkling and salt flecked my eyes wide awake from sleep …

Reopening to Say Farewell

Three art shows close out the year and put down a pet project. Sometimes a good thing comes to an end, or it never really happens, or it’s something in between the two: A dream woken up from. That’s my gallery, studio, and media brand. I put in a lot of energy to build THRU …

Happy Birthday, Lenny Bruce!

THRUPOINT Podcast Episode 7 After a 7-week power outage the podcast returns on the birthday of Lenny Bruce with a special tribute program in his honor. Sean examines the life, legacy, and legal career of Lenny Bruce with cuts from his 1965 Berkeley concert and 1966 UCLA talk, a story from Danbert Nobacon, and more. …

Satisfactual by Heidi Schwegler and Derek Monypeny

Heidi Schwegler displayed a collection of found objects and photography prints for a show at THRU Gallery in July, calling the show SATISFACTUAL. The reception included a 36-minute sound loop from Derek Monypeny revolving around a brief cut from a televised performance of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." Also on loop was Heidi's "Grayout" video, showing a mirrored dog, …

Immersed in Movement in Movies

SubRosa Dance Collective in promo image for Living the Room. Movement and Flow offers six Portland dance films worth seeing. Tonight at Whitsell Auditorium, Northwest Film Center shall put on a concert of a half dozen contemporary dance performances. By “concert” I mean screening, and by “performances” I mean movies. It is an important distinction, but …

Protest, Media, and Protest Media

Photo by Anonymous9000 Episode 6 On this program, we sit with Taylor Eisele, a young media guy whose initial foray into journalism has focused on politics and protest. His recent work under the guise of Stumptown Studios has focused on covering the alt-right and far-left counter protests. I wanted to talk about media from this …

777 Drawings by Keylay Tukor in Photos

Keylay Tukor's June Exhibit Puts to Rest a Long Project Visual artist Kyle Tucker took a flight from Las Vegas last June with 777 Drawings safely packed inside a small piece of luggage. It is both the title of his show and the actual number of sketches remaining up to that point, from a prolific period of work …