Darren Bowen

Episode 133: Today I talk to an old friend, Darren Bowen, of Darren Bowen Photography. I met Darren when I worked at a Starbucks, downtown. He has since become quite the photographer. It’s a good time catching up, finding out what he’s been up to since I saw him over 10 years ago! [It’s a lot!]

Coffee Stop
Candy Town

All images c. Darren Bowen Photography. Used with permission

Check out the design Darren did with full text version of our chat on his website. It’s really great!

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Caroline Krabbe

Episode 132: Today I talk to Caroline Krabbe, all the way in Spain!! [She’s actually Danish]. She is fabulous! I found her on Instagram & knew I had to chat with her. We have a very inspiring conversation about growing up in an artist family, running a gallery, and producing the best art possible.

i Frigiliana, Galería Krabbe
Primavera, Caroline Krabbe, Galeria Krabbe
Sydpå II. 80x80cm. Acylic on canvas Caroline Krabbe – 

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Deneer Davis

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.

All images used with permission.

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John Slaney

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]

Nerd


Fear



PROBLEMS / modern free-standing sculptural collage


Just a Tiny Abuse of Power / original mixed media collage art

All images used with permission.

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Bree Stallings

Episode 127: Today I talk to Bree Stallings about her gorgeous murals and public art around Charlotte. She’s got a really great story and uses her art to bring good to our city.

Condom Couture Fashion Show – 2018
Helped to raise over $98,000 for Planned Parenthood Southeast by designing wearable fashions using over 2,000 of everyone’s favorite prophylactic. Belongs in private collection.
Modern Poverty Art Show
Secrets Of A Charlotte Kid: A Pattern of Radical Honesty
Behailu Academy’s Modern Art History and Acrylic Painting Spring 2018 Class

Blessing Box Campaign – 2018
Using 20,000 public-submitted, handwritten acts of kindness, from which 10 selected artists created projects. Over two community days with students, we wove the acts of kindness into different forms. I made two wearable dresses inspired by the idea of “what would we look like if we wore the acts of kindness and the way we treated people?”. 

All images used with permission. c. Bree Stallings

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Greg Barnes

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!

Featured image:

SCHOONER

Medium: Pastel on Paper
Size: 16 x 20 

Painted on location in Rockland Maine in Aug 2018.

CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPE 1

BEFORE THE CAUSEWAY

Medium: Pastel on Paper
Availability: Available

All images used with permission.

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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.

All images used with permission.

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Cass Bradley

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,]

ArtPop feature

Rachel Hagstrom, Wild Embers
c.Cass Bradley

Empowered Portraits c. Cass Bradley

Empowered Portraits, c. Cass Bradley

Empowered Portraits, Natalie, c. Cass Bradley

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Raymond Kaskey

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.

Portlandia,
bronze
Hand of NOAA,
bronze

All images used with permission

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William A. Noguera

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

William A. Noguera
Untitled – Opus 318913914112x, September 26, 2018
Gesso with Ground Concrete from San Quentin Yard, San Quentin Prison Newsprint, Wax, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper.
44 x 28 in

JazzMan: A Tribute To John Coltrane
neo-cubist hyper-realism in ink stippling, pointillism
ink on illustration board, original, framed
30″ H x 20″ W, 2006

© The William A. Noguera Trust | ARS, NY.

All images c. Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

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