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I am the author of Reptiles on Caffeine and the host of the podcast Let's Talk Art With Brooke.

Jane Boutwell

Episode 155: Today I talk to Atlanta-based artist, Jane Boutwell. We talk about her new collection, Signs of Life, her new membership program, The Growing  Creative Fellowship, new ventures, & a whole lot more!

Soul Sprouting, Signs of Life

 

 

 

 

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Norman Rockwell: The Four Freedoms

Episode 154: Today I talk to Stephanie Plunkett,  Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. We talk about the Imagining Freedom traveling exhibition.  It was so great to learn about this timeless artist whose work I remember from a very young age.

About the exhibition

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Speech,” 1943. Illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post”, February 20, 1943. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Worship,” 1943. Illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post”, February 27, 1943. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

Freedom from Fear, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ X 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

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Casey Shannon’s Sumi Art

Episode 153: Today I talk to Casey Shannon. She’s had quite a career in art; creating & teaching, alike. She turned a possibly crippling event into a rebirth. She’s a fabulous Sumi Artist, who paints the sound of clapping with one hand.

Bamboo Fantasy Sumi ‐ Asian Hanging Scroll

Rugged Coast ‐ Sumi ‐ 24 x 14 

Fall on the Mountain ‐ Sumi-e (ink and watercolor) ‐ 18 x 14 

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Shane Martin

Episode 152: Today I talk with my friend, blogger Shane Martin of Shane and Simple. Shane was a music director at a church I went to. We share a lot of the same opinions about art and the church, which I think could carry over into any business or organization.

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Boston’s Apollo

Episode 151: Today I talk to Nat Silver of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston Massachusetts. We talk about the Boston’s Apollo exhibition which features an unsung model of John Singer Sargent.

The exhibition is based on a series of Sargent’s sketches that the museum had in it’s archives. Nat and the team had to do some digging to find out who this model was. They unearthed some great discoveries.

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Tony Elwood

Episode 151: Today I talk to Charlotte movie producer, Tony Elwood. We kind of go back in time 3 years ago to an exhibition on Camp Green, that he designed for the Levine Museum of the New South. This is a well-kept secret that even long-time Charlotteans don’t know about.

Even though it’s not a current exhibition, I thought it was especially relevant now, as their dealings with the Spanish Flu was not unlike our “new” normal with Covoid 19.

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A Muffled Sound Underwater

Episode 150: Today I talk with artists Alteronce Gumby & Tariku Shiferaw about their A Muffled Sound Underwater exhibition, which questions the historical context of the color black & how these perceptions influence our responses. This exhibition is put on in conjunction with the Latchkey Gallery. It is showing at 361 Canal Street in NYC, by appointment only from February 21 – March 28, 2020.

An iteration of the exhibition will continue to Mehari Sequar Gallery in collaboration with the Smithsonian Museum in June, 2020.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue produced by LatchKey Gallery with an essay by Niama Safia Sandy.

Dominique Duroseau, Settlement boundaries, considered (2019), [Black on Black on Black with Black series], Faux fur coat, tarp, vinyl floor tiles, bubble wrap, cotton thread , 53 x 96 in 

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Bree Stallings: To Be Seen & Celebrated

Episode 149: You can’t deny that eyes are the window to the soul. Today I go on-site to see Bree Stallings’s solo exhibition, To be Seen & Celebrated. Bree & I chat about the project behind the exhibition, where she was commissioned to paint 100 individual eyeballs in memory of a loved one.

Bree gives a percentage of it to the residents Brookhill Village, an affordable housing community in Charlotte, for eye exams & glasses.

To be Seen & Celebrated, c. Bree Stallings

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2020 Vision Project, The Vermont Curators’ Group

Episode 148: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen and Gillian Sewake about The Vermont Curators’ Group and their 2020 Vision Project. Its a really cool alliance of curators and they’ve got a great series of joint exhibitions planned throughout Vermont for 2020 .

LOVE LETTERS
Art of Sound
teamLab, Flowers and People – Gold, 2015, interactive digital work https://vermontcuratorsgroup.com/

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Let’s Have a Ball! Chat with Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum

Episode 147: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen, the head curator at the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vt. She tells me all about the Artist, Wood Gaylor, which is the topic of her new book, Wood Gaylor and American Modernism, 1913-1936 which just came out. We talk about the corresponding exhibition, Let’s Have a Ball! which goes until May 8, 2020.

Check out this video of Andrea talking about Wood Taylor


Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Picnic, Shaker Lake, Alfred, Maine, 1923. Oil on canvas in hand-carved frame by Robert Laurent. Courtesy of Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, New York

featured image credit: Let’s Have a Ball! Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936  — February 7 – May 8, 2020.  Image: Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Arts Ball, 1918, 1918. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. 

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