Episode 161: Today I talk to Andrea Downs, who is here, in Charlotte. She created the Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry installation, that is currently at the Mint Museum of Charlotte. But Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is also an ongoing community art movement that responds to the silencing of women. Both create space to share experiences through visual storytelling. This installation is the collective voices of nearly 400 “Laundry Day” participants that have chosen to share their visual narratives.
Episode 157: Today I talk with Chase Langford who is an independent artist in LA. His background in cartography influences his paintings. He likes to call it Geographic Expression. Chase is represented by several galleries in the U.S., including Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.
Featured Image: Sea Point Green, 2008, oil on canvas, 36 x 84 in. Collection of David Stamper & Ted McNamara
Episode 156: Today I talk to DeNeer Davis, onsite at her mural at Graham Street Station. We talk about all the recent projects she’s doing. She talks about the importance of “doing the work” & being a blessing on purpose.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.