Episode 166: Today I talk art with Charlotte artist, Adrianna Button about her fabulous collages. We talk about Inspiration, transplanting from the North, waking up early, routines, Kara Walker, Romare Bearden and much more.
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Featured image is Ama-no-Uzume 12”x12” Cut paper collage
Episode 165 : Today I get to chat with two ladies from the Denver Art Museum; Ann Lambson, Interpretive Specialist as well as Jena Pruitt, the museum’s Communications Associate about the Mexican Modernism exhibition. Both were integral parts of the production.
Episode 164: Today I chat with artist, Michael Burgher. I found his channel on YouTube and knew I had to talk to him. He has a deep love of art history and a cool Surrealistic/Dada style to his painting: two things that equate to someone I want to hang out with.
Episode 163: Today I talk to Charlotte sculptor, Keith Bryant. I’ve been walking through and enjoying his work without even knowing it! It was so great to chat with him. He used to work exclusively with clay, but now he uses pieces from junkyards and found objects to create pieces like these. [Hard to believe that these used to be trash]. It is so inspirational how he literally breathes new life into these objects. He’s been doing his beautiful work for more than 40 years.
Episode 162: Today I talk to Austin-based artist, Denise Prince, who does these fabulous photographs. She’s really created a unique brand for herself. We talk about her Captivating not Captive project, which has encompassed her last 10 years. She was so fun to talk to. Take a listen to find out what’s behind the art.
Episode 163: Today I talk to Christina Steward, an Atlanta-based artist. We have such an inspiring chat! She was a computer programmer until she felt an intense creative calling. So she made the switch to full-time artist and hasn’t looked back since. Since then, her work has gone through several incarnations, from painting/drawing to jewelry to knitting/ pattern designing.
Episode 160: Today I talk to L.A. collage artist Dale Voelker, who I discovered on Saatchi.com. I was drawn in by his colorful art mixed with text. When I found out he owned a graphic design studio, I knew I had to talk to him. We talk about the line between corporate and fine art, among other things.
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