Month: February 2022

Talking VAPA with Joanne Rogers & Trey Miles

Episode 206: Today I chat with Joanne Rogers and Trey Miles about the VAPA [Visual and Performing Arts] center in Charlotte. It was created by 10 anchor arts organizations to give studio space for artists of all disciplines to practice, take classes, rehearse, and perform. It currently houses 120 artists and it has a waiting list.

Joanne is a founding member, board member and curator for VAPA (Visual And Performing Arts) Center, the founder of The Palette Table, and owner of Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery, the largest Fine Art Gallery in VAPA: where the America Gentrified Exhibit took place.

Trey is a Charlotte collagist and a member of The Palette Table.

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Kates-Ferri Projects

Episode 205: Today I talk with Natalie Kates about her newest venture, with her husband Fabrizio Ferri, Kates-Ferri Projects, a new gallery in New York City. She talks about how 2 years ago, her and her husband started collecting artists instead of collecting art. By redefining the role of the gallery, she wants to cultivate the next generation of artists.

Kevin Sabo, Potential Connection
Nicole Basilone, Botany

Homeless Artist, David Tovey

Episode 204: Today I talk to UK photographer, painter, and installation artist David Tovey about his how art literally saved his life. He went from being homeless and suicidal to finding purpose and sharing inspiration through art. You can now find his work at the Tate and Christies. [I found him at the Rochester Art Gallery in the UK].

David at the very first Mini Mela event, in front of his Regent’s Place painting
From his Unknown Soldier film

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