Episode 549: I met Swedish painter, Mattledo on Instagram. He was a pretty early follower of my podcast and I LOVED his art. It took me a while to convince him to come on the show. [He was nervous about his English: but seriously, he does GREAT!!] He talks about what it’s like in Sweden, creating, and his inspirations.
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.
Episode 155: Today I talk to Atlanta-based artist, Jane Boutwell. We talk about her new collection, Signs of Life, her new membership program, The Growing Creative Fellowship, new ventures, & a whole lot more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 149: You can’t deny that eyes are the window to the soul. Today I go on-site to see Bree Stallings’s solo exhibition, To be Seen & Celebrated. Bree & I chat about the project behind the exhibition, where she was commissioned to paint 100 individual eyeballs in memory of a loved one.
Bree gives a percentage of it to the residents Brookhill Village, an affordable housing community in Charlotte, for eye exams & glasses.