Charlotte Artist, Randy Skidmore

Episode 196: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Randy Skidmore about his adventures in Europe and in Charlotte. We talk about how to make a living as an artist, as well as his many careers; artist, chef, amateur ballet dancer, to name a few.

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Barbara Isherwood, Art Writer, Teacher

Episode 195: Today I talk to art writer and educator, Barbara Isherwood. I found her website online and fell in love with it. It is such a resource for art history! She teaches at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Check out her Vimeo channel where she interviews Canadian artists.

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Cover photo: Barbara with Suzy Lake on ArtSync TV, 2011

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Carmella Jarvi, New Projects with Water-inspired Glass

Episode 194: It’s been way too long since I spoke with Charlotte Glass Artist, Carmella Jarvi. I get to catch up on all of her new projects…. Some exciting commissions. A local hospital and a private residence, among others. Some CoVid projects, and just catching up in general. Always a great chat.

She gives some insight into the life of an full time artist [married to another full time artist] and some practical entrepreneurial tips, as well.

This image is an installation shot of summer “water glass” commission for private residence on Lake Norman, NC. 
Fun to note, Lake Norman is where Carmella grew up… from her birth, enjoying the water with her family at her grandparent’s lake house.

For this commission, she worked with husband and wife. First, seeing their space, the wall, and their diverse art collection/style. She brought a few available water glass rounds that would create the foundation for new work. They agreed on adding more contrast through opaque layering of focal points/colors. One of the cool things about this piece is (like all Carmella’s glass installations) it looks completely different throughout the day… as the light changes/moves and the water is literally reflected on this wall/piece as the sun sets.

The “water glass” rounds were installed off-set (Her signature look using Hang Your Glass hardware) on a warm textured wallpaper.

The featured photo:

This is a studio shot from Carmella’s Atrium Health Union West wall-mounted glass commission through Skyline Art.
She uses Bullseye Glass (need to use the same kind of glass for longevity of work), and her four kilns (with cold working in between) to create these custom water glass rounds. 

Atrium Health Union West is a different kind of hospital, focused on hope and healing. Their commitment to this is reflected in commissioning local/regional artists to create custom artwork that will energize the spaces and offer moments of reflection for the patients, their families, and hospital team mates.

This commission is for the admitting area for Emergency Dept. The “water glass” rounds will be installed off-set (Carmella’s signature look using Hang Your Glass hardware) on a gorgeous teal blue-green wall.

See more of Carmella’s process on her Instagram.

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The Absence: Fleming Museum of Art

Episode 193: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen from the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont. We talk about their current exhibition The Absence. In an age of Black Lives Matter, The Fleming has deemed some of the art in their collection offensive to members of their community, and are in the process of removing it. Andrea and I talk about that process as well as the potential ramifications of such removal.

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MyLoan Dinh, Constellation CLT

Episode 192: Today I talk with MyLoan Dinh about her recent Constellation CLT feature at the Mint Museum. We talk about her history as an immigrant and a woman of color and how they intertwine to create her present collection of art. You can check out more of her work at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Collective History
Boom Boom Butterfly

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Brian Scott Mednick, LIFE Magazine article

Episode 192: Today I chat with NYC author, Brian Scott Mednick. He, [and his book, Gene Wilder, Funny and Sad, was featured in the LIFE Magazine Special Edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Willy Wonka. He is quoted extensively in the print version.

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Rod Wimer, Songs from a Pandemic

Episode 193: So my boyfriend and I went to one of our first exhibitions since CoVid, Songs from a Pandemic. My friend, Rod Wimer, like everyone else, found himself with a lot of extra time which he used to create beautiful paintings. Interestingly enough, this exhibition was planned pre-CoVid. All proceeds go to benefit Jonathan’s House for Orphans – Central African Republic and Ravens Uganda.

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My chat with Louisiana artist, Frank Kelley Jr.

Episode 191: Today I chat with Louisiana artist, consultant and speaker, Frank Kelley. He is a businessman-turned artist. He’s got a lot of great insights about the artistic path. We talk about remembering what it was like when he wasn’t an artist and how that changes your perspective. We talk about what makes investment quality art, representational art vs. abstract art, and lots more.

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My studio visit with artist, Susan Macnamara

Episode 190: Today I get to visit Charlotte artist…and my neighbor… Susan Macnamara’s studio. She had always done art, but the pandemic really drove her to create. She started posting pictures of her pour art on our neighborhood page. Now she is doing “pours” onto LP records!

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My chat with Khalil Kinsey about The Kinsey Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum

Episode 189: Today I get to chat with curator, Khalil Kinsey of the Tacoma Art Museum about a traveling exhibition that is very personal to him. His parents have collected rare African-American art during their 50 year marriage. They have some really rare treasures and now The Kinsey Collection is touring. I get the inside scoop from Khalil on what it was like to grow up with these treasures as well as curate this exhibition.

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, Phyllis Wheatley

Untitled, Hale Woodruff

Cover Photo: The Cultivators, Samuel Dunson 2000

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