Episode 535: Today I talk to Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her current exhibition, Rosebud, at the Sarah Gormley Gallery. We talk about creating the pieces for this show, pivoting from landscapes to people, her recent magazine feature, & the transforming power of art.
Episode 534: Today I talk to pastry chef Jason Lemon of Lemonchouxfor the first time in 20 years. He creates the best kind of art…the kind you can eat. We talk about why he calls what he does a craft as opposed to an art, why consistency is so important, how he handles the business side of things & how he lets off steam playing music.
Episode 531: Listen to my chat with Hudson Valley artist, Ryan Cronin, whose Obama, Big Left painting just got included into the permanent art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. He’s been painting for a long time. In fact, he was actually the first artist I contacted when I started this podcast 6 years ago. We talk about his vision, his inspirations, running a business, and of course, his most recent honor.
Episode 236: Today I chat with Charlotte art educator and artist, Travis Johnson about his practice, We talk about being an art educator. We talk about his recent ArtPop successes & lots more. Make a note on your calendar that he will be having an exhibit at the Bliss Gallery in July 2024.
Welcome to our very first Gallery Gals chat, where Brooke and artist, Lulu Schwall discuss a piece of art they like. This was my pick, by 19th century artist Gabriele Munter, who worked with Kandinsky and the Blue Rider group. It’s called simply, Abstract, also known as Middle Light Blue, Oval.
Episode 232: Today I talk to Henry Skerritt and Fred & Fred Meyers of the Kluge-Ruhe Museum at the University of Virginia. This shows 50 years of of Papunya Tula artists. We talk about who the Papunya Tula artists were and why their work is still relevant. This exhibition goes until Feb. 26, 2023.
Episode 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.
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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 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.