Former Register-Guard arts writer Bob Keefer is starting a new arts website, EugeneArtTalk.com.
The new site will take a look each week at arts and cultural issues in the Eugene area and around Oregon. The site will offer Keefer's stories and and reviews about people, performances, exhibitions and arts happenings in the community, as well as occasional guest pieces by other writers. Main stories will be posted each Thursday, with news added throughout the week.
Eugene Art Talk will be free and open to the public through the month of September. Starting Oct. 1, the site will be available by subscription only, at a cost of $5 per month, payable online.
Deeply grounded in Eugene's arts scene, Keefer wrote for the Register-Guard for 30 years before his retirement in 2014. He won numerous awards for his coverage of art, music and dance, and was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts' Theatre and Musical Theatre workshop in Los Angeles in 2006.
"I'm very much looking forward to providing a third voice looking at the arts community in and around Eugene," he says.