Tag Archives: Kari Johnson

A Scene Within a Scene

How the members of the Whiteaker neighborhood art scene have helped create one of the biggest and most diverse music scenes on the West Coast by Reed Jackson On a damp spring night in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon, … Continue reading

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The Whit; A Mecca of Art

“The Whit; a Mecca of Art” People around the nation flock to the Whiteaker for its sense of community and thriving art scene BY McKENNA JOHNSON On 4th and Monroe there is a mural of a naked woman lying on … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Community Council

Kari Johnson, a local artist in the Whiteaker neighborhood and the chair of the Whiteaker Community Council, moved to the Whiteaker neighborhood 20 years ago, not knowing what she was getting herself into. About a year ago, Johnson was elected … Continue reading

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Kari Johnson from the Whiteaker

Moving to the Whiteaker neighborhood 20 years ago, Kari Johnson didn’t really have an idea of what it meant to be a part of the area. “I just moved,” Johnson said.  Johnson is an artist who paints murals in the … Continue reading

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Fresh Perspectives on Stale Economy

Ignoring the lasting economic problems, Whiteaker residents stay hopeful for a turnaround. By: Ryan Imondi The economic downturn has had an effect on both businesses and individuals within the Whiteaker neighborhood. Ignoring the problems, Whiteaker residents focus on daily routines, … Continue reading

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Sense of community stays strong during tough economic times

Despite economic hardships, residents of the Whiteaker neighborhood keep their spirits up through unity, art, and “eco-karma.” By Maddie Benfield Residents of Eugene, Ore.’s Whiteaker neighborhood may not be the most affluent. In fact, being on the outskirts of the … Continue reading

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Whiteaker residents get through the economic downturn with art.

Kari Johnson moved to the Whiteaker 20 years ago. A painter, she had no idea about its art scene, landmarks or economy when she arrived, but it didn’t take her long to fall for the neighborhood’s eclectic charm. Even in … Continue reading

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Art in the Whit!

On Friday morning our group met some very hospitable “Whiteakerians” who helped us  find art in the neighborhood. On the corner of 4th and Monroe, which is very close to the Wandering Goat Cafe, we found a large mural painted … Continue reading

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Art and the Whiteaker neighborhood

Having explored the Whiteaker area of Eugene for about four weeks now, it has become clear that it is a place for art, eccentricity, and personal expression. McKenna, Ryan, Lauren, and I began our Friday afternoon at the Wandering Goat … Continue reading

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