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DeNeer Davis

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.

Tryon Street Mural
Dammit Wesley
Dakotah Aiyanna
Matthew Clayburn
Abel Jackson
Garrison Gist
Owl & Arko
Kyle Mosher
Franklin Kernes
Kiana Mui
Marcus Kiser
Georgie Nakima
Zach McLean
Frankie Zombie
CHD:WCK!
John Hairston
Dari Calamarip
DeNeer Davis

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Norman Rockwell: The Four Freedoms

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.

About the exhibition

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Speech,” 1943. Illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post”, February 20, 1943. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Worship,” 1943. Illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post”, February 27, 1943. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

Freedom from Fear, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ X 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

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Casey Shannon’s Sumi Art

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.

Bamboo Fantasy Sumi ‐ Asian Hanging Scroll

Rugged Coast ‐ Sumi ‐ 24 x 14 

Fall on the Mountain ‐ Sumi-e (ink and watercolor) ‐ 18 x 14 

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Shane Martin

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.

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Boston’s Apollo

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.

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Tony Elwood

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.

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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.

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