Episode 129: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Deneer Davis. She’s a basketball player turned artist. She’s a muralist and she actually paints SHOES! She turned to art after an injury. You can find her at @neerperfection on Instagram.
Episode 128: Today I talk to Charlotte expressionist [he shies away from the title “artist”], John Slaney, whose exhibition, Real Mixed is up at Coffey and Thompson Fine Art Gallery. His eye-catching collages are packed with thought and meaning.
[Featured Image: A man admires his neighbor’s landscaping]
Episode 126: Today I talk with Charlotte artist, Greg Barnes about finding & doing what you were meant to do on this earth. It was such an inspiring conversation! I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Medium: Pastel on Paper Size: 16 x 20
Painted on location in Rockland Maine in Aug 2018.
Episode 125: Today I talk with Dr. Keith Cradle. He’s a cultural arts advocate, a community engagement specialist, and a nonprofit strategist. He’s on the board of directors at the Bechtler Museum. He works at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office in Charlotte, NC. We are going to see how he juggles all of this and how these things all intersect.
Episode 124: Today I talk to local artist & entrepreneur, Cass Bradley. It is so inspiring! She talks about she “escaped” a successful corporate career and made a very successful artistic career. She did it! She is a master at juggling many pursuits and passions simultaneously. [p.s. that obnoxious thud is from me dropping my phone. #sorry].
[featured photo: Empowered Portrait, Shamyra Parker, c. Cass Bradley,]
Episode 123: Today I talk to Raymond Kaskey, who has done many large-scale sculptures, including the Windy City Man, Chicago, Sculptures on the Square, Charlotte, N.C, Queen Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., & Hand of Noah, Silver Spring, Md., among others.
Episode 122: Today I talk to Sonya Pfeiffer, owner of the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, [also a criminal defense attorney] here in Charlotte, NC. We talk about the William A. Noguera exhibition, On the Mezzanine. This chat is really special because William actually calls in from San Quentin prison, where he lives and makes his work. The exhibition goes until June 15, 2019.
William A. Noguera Untitled – Max Opus, July 11, 2018 Gesso with Ground Concrete from San Quentin Yard and Acrylic on Paper. 44 x 28 in
Episode 121: Today I talk to Ariel Plotek, Curator of Fine Arts at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum about his Ken Price exhibition opening June 7. I found it so interesting how his work corresponds so well to Georgia O’Keefe’s.
Featured photo: Ken Price in his Taos Studio, 2004, Estate of Ken Price, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery
Episode 120: Today I talk to author, curator, dealer, Margaret Danielak. When I found her book, A Gallery Without Walls in the Salvation Army store, I immediately snatched it up. I learned so much great stuff, I knew I had to contact her.