Episode 116: Today I talk with Wendy Hickey of ArtPop Street Gallery. Wendy is known as the “fairy art mother,” here. She puts art on unused and available spaces like billboards and newspaper stands. She’s literally turning our city into an art gallery. [It makes waiting in traffic fun]!
All images used with permission. c. ArtPop Street Gallery
Episode 117: Today I talk to a local “artivist” and muralist, Rosalia Torres Weiner. She has literally painted my whole neighborhood red…and a whole lot of other colors. I love it! She’s turned my neighborhood, as well as many others in Charlotte, into a gallery. With her Red Calaca Studio art truck, she brings art and hope to immigrants.
Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s mural for the “Gateways/Portales” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast Washington.
Episode 111 : Today I talk to Faith Brower, of the Tacoma Art Museum about the Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s exhibition, In the Footsteps of My Ancestors. I’m fascinated with indigenous art, of which Jaune is one of the U.S.’s finest talents.
Featured Image credit: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; King of the Mountain, 2005; Oil on canvas 72 x 96 inches, diptych: Collection of the artist
Episode 107: Today I talk with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum about the The Mellon Family‘s generous donations. The two collections include, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times as well as A Sporting Vision. They are two very different, yet equally great exhibitions.
Episode 104: Today I talk to Dr. Sarah Ness of Arts For Life. She talks about her new business, a certification program for health professionals called, Arts in Health Institute. We talk about how art can be used in healing as well as starting a new business.
Episode 101: Today I talk to Ursula Barton about her Jailbreak Studios & Collective, which is an all female group. I first heard about Ursula on Chris Guillibeau’s Side Hustle School podcast, where she talked about her signature Cityscapes; the art she created based upon her hometown, Portland’s skyline. I loved the story so much, I knew I had to get her on my podcast, so through the power of the internet, I reached out & connected!
All images c. Ursula Barton. Used with permission.
Episode 100: Today I talk to David French, of David French Originals. David is a local celebrity around Charlotte, building an industry of precise, almost super-realist paintings of Charlotte landmarks. I had the opportunity to go to his studio for an “on-site chat” in what we call the “NoDa” neighborhood [North Davidson]. [I say it’s episode 101, but it’s actually my 100th episode!]
Good-bye Athens 1964-2006 8 oil on wood 36″x 80″ 2006 original in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC-17″ signed prints available
PENGUIN NIGHTS 2007 Oil on canvas 12″x36″ original in private collection. 17inch print available
Cabo-Fish Taco 2013, acrylic and oil on wood, 48″x24″ prints available, 17″ signed prints available
“THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER 2008″ NoDa Oil on canvas 8″x24″ Original in private collection Charlotte NC :17″ signed prints available
Goodbye Andersons 1946-2006 oil on wood 18″x80″ original in private collection of Bragg Investments, CHARLOTTE, NC–17″ SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS AVAILABLE
Spring at St Mary’s 2008 original in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC Apr 08 36″x80″ oil on wood – 17 inch signed prints available .
Episode 99 : Today I talk to Dr. Vivian Endicott Barnett, working with the Neue Galerie in NYC. The exhibition explores the friendship of two German artists and their roles in creating the Expressionist movement.
Episode 91: Today I talk with art consultant, Stephan Van Kuyk…all the way in Germany! He’s the host of the Youtube talk show Berlin After Dark. He’s doing all kinds of things and he has a real heart for helping artists. You will definitely want to check out his site, I found this interview to be so inspirational! You should definitely subscribe to his show.