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.
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.
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All images used with permission. c. Jeff Cravotta Photography
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.
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.
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!
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.
Episode 188: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Cheryl Johnson. I found her through an article on Joan Mitchell [posted below] and I knew I HAD to talk to her. Cheryl’s an abstract expressionist painter, photographer, sculptor, portraitist, and anything else she puts her mind to….and talented in all of her endeavors. She is a true renaissance woman.
Episode 187: Today I catch up with now-Louisiana artist, Keli Reule [She was in Georgia when we last talked] She’s still doing cool stuff. We cover it all, earning money, switching gears. We get into some real deep, existential topics that she had a very informative and helpful perspective on.
Episode 186: Today I talk to Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites. She has created such a fabulous career combining her two passions [and mine]; food and art into classes, exhibitions and writing. It is so cool, I wanted to find out how she does it.