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 110: Today I talk with Julie & Jodie McLeod about Art Without Limits, a unique program that connects Artists with mentors. Art professionals that can really train them and give them a practical education that you can’t get in art school. They learn the real world day-to-day of the artists, they learn how to market, how to do finances, how to promote and sell. Best of all this is free! They are required to give back to the organization and the mentor.
Fateful Tide, 2011
Acrylic, plaster, emulsion, asphalt, and salt on board
All images c. Art Without Limits. Used with permission
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 98 : Today I chat with Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her most recent exhibition at the Haley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio. I knew Melodie long ago when she lived in Charlotte. It was good to catch up with her. Lost my voice. apologies for the croaky intro.
All images c. Melodie Thompson. Used with permission.
Episode 97 : Today I talk to artist and manager of the Providence Gallery, Rod Wimer. The Providence Gallery has been around since 1978! We talk about the secret to their longevity, consigning art, working as an artist, all sorts of things. Lost my voice. apologies for the croaky intro.
Episode 92: Today I talk to Matt and Hope Hughes, of Ethereal Visions Publishing.They specialize in the lost art of illuminated manuscripts. They have two books out already. We are talking specifically about their new Mozart’s Requiem book, which the Kickstarter campaign started November 1st. You can find out more about, as well as purchase at www.mozartsrequiem.com.
Edgar Allan Poe: This and Nothing More Illuminated edition
Episode 88: Today I talk to Steven Bowers. He’s an intellectual property attorney who is also an accomplished artist. His fascination is street portraiture. He has some really great projects, including Just Johnson, which humanizes the homeless.