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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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Jane Boutwell

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!

Soul Sprouting, Signs of Life

 

 

 

 

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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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Bree Stallings: To Be Seen & Celebrated

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.

To be Seen & Celebrated, c. Bree Stallings

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Let’s Have a Ball! Chat with Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum

Episode 147: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen, the head curator at the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vt. She tells me all about the Artist, Wood Gaylor, which is the topic of her new book, Wood Gaylor and American Modernism, 1913-1936 which just came out. We talk about the corresponding exhibition, Let’s Have a Ball! which goes until May 8, 2020.

Check out this video of Andrea talking about Wood Taylor


Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Picnic, Shaker Lake, Alfred, Maine, 1923. Oil on canvas in hand-carved frame by Robert Laurent. Courtesy of Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, New York

featured image credit: Let’s Have a Ball! Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936  — February 7 – May 8, 2020.  Image: Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Arts Ball, 1918, 1918. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. 

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Prints from Europe: Chat with Wim Roefs of the ifArt Gallery

Episode 145: Today I talk to Wim Roefs of the ifArt Gallery in Colombia, SC about the Prints from Europe exhibition. This exhibition contains limited edition prints from the last six decades. Join us as we talk about this fabulous exhibition & we also learn what makes a print valuable.

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