Month: February 2019

Weekly Roundup 2/10-2/21

On Episode 104, I spoke with Kevin Wallace of the Beatrice Wood Foundation about his new book, Intersection: Art & Life. Check it out…

On Episode 103, I talked to Carol Minor, the fantastic sculptor. She was really fun to talk to.

My friend, Mike brings an art book on Abstract Expressionism to trivia every Wednesday night for me to look at. This week he brought one on Jawlensky.


Jawlensky is a Russian Abstract Expressionist, whose style evolved through the years…

but what he was doing in 1911 really reminds me of what my friend Lulu Schwall does with her Paper Dolls for your Walls series….

What I’m Reading:

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

Recently heartbroken, the author finds solace in a new city. Not knowing anyone she takes company with the lives of renowned lonely artists and notable figures. She studies loneliness with the singer Klaus Nomi; entrepreneur, Josh Harris; Warhol shooter, Valerie Solanas, and the installation artist, Zoe Leonard in this part memoir, part analysis.

Went to Goodyear Arts to see A Collective Introspective .

Some highlights include…

Amy Bagwell

Intersection: Art & Life: Kevin Wallace

Episode 104: Today Kevin Wallace returns to the podcast. He is the director of Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California. When I found out he had another book out, of course I wanted to talk about it. He is here to talk about & promote his new book, Intersection: Art & Life.

This episode is brought to you by:

Carol Ann Minor, Charlotte Sculptor

Episode 103: Today I talk to Carol Minor. She is awesome in so many ways! She is such a talented [self-taught] sculptor, she is deaf and she doesn’t let anything stand in her way. She is just a delightful and inspiring person that I am very happy to have met. She is represented by Coffey and Thompson in Charlotte, NC

2 foot high patinaed and fired clay ‘Dreaming’
Bust of Garrison Keillor Life size wax
Cocker Spaniels each $500.00 – 4″ long –  #12 & #13 available now

All images used with permission.

This episode is brought to you by:

Arts in Health Institute

Episode 104: Today I talk to Dr. Sarah Ness of Arts For Life. She talks about her new business, a certification program for health professionals called, Arts in Health Institute. We talk about how art can be used in healing as well as starting a new business.

Weekly Round-up 2/3-2/9


This has been a great couple of weeks!

I met Patricia Boyer in person, after finding her on Facebook. I stalked her artwork for a couple of days, then reached out. We did our interview at the Coffey and Thompson gallery.

It was the first time I had been there, even though i’ve passed by them for years.

When I got home from our interview, I got a text from another artist,  Carol Ann Minor’s daughter. She thought her mother would get a kick out of being interviewed. So I met with her at Coffey and Thompson,  

Carol is a very talented sculptor who has an inspiring story. She is deaf and basically a self-taught sculptor. [She wanted some figurines, so she made them herself out of soap!] Since then, she’s been coached and mentored by professionals who have helped her develop her natural talent. She uses other materials like bronze and clay. Stay tuned for the podcast…

It was great to see Sarah Ness again. She’s starting a new business, Arts in Health Institute, where she uses her skills to train other health professionals to incorporate the arts in their therapies.

Didn’t make it to any galleries this week, but I always enjoy the art at Legion Brewing, Plaza-Midwood at Tuesday night trivia. Art is curated there by Megan Lynch, who I haven’t actually met yet, but have read about & am super-impressed by.