Episode 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.
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Episode 213: Today I talk to L.A artist, James Burke whose motto is Always Create, whether its design, photography, videography, pyrography…whatever. He actually lived in Charlotte for a while, but I met him on LinkedIn.
Episode 212: Today I talk to Charlotte polymer clay artist, Laura Brosi. I catch up with her as she is getting ready to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk cats, we talk clay, we talk process, we talk about why she specialized her practice to polymer. I wanted to get a shot of her dress, because it’s FAB-U-LOUS.
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Episode 211: Today I talk to Carla Aaron Lopez, curator at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art about her fabulous show Outside In, which I saw last week. It showcased the work some Atlanta artists had done during the quarantine. We talk about how she produced this exhibit as well as her own art practice.
Featured photo, Carla in front of Zipporah Joe’l Matthew 27:46 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 42
Episode 210: Today I chat with Charlotte artist, Laura Phelps Brosi and art activist Michael Haithcock about the Charlotte East Signal Box project. I found out Laura was going to be featured on one in our neighborhood and I wanted to learn more.
Episode 209: Today I chat with uber-collage artist, John Miles. [who I also chatted with on episode 206]. We talk about the intricacies and science of collage, why they call him Trey, and why he doesn’t want to be Romare Bearden.
Episode 208: Today I talk with artist, author and pastor Troy Bronsink. He’s just come off of sabbatical, published a book, Drawn In. He founded a place called The Hive, a center for contemplation, art, and action, in Ohio in 2015 and is now looking for his next adventure.
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.