Episode 536: Today I talk to L.A. photographer, Steven Bower about his new project: taking pictures of the people who live on Skid Row. He talks about the people he met, which includes a very enterprising homeless population, how he was promised protection by a gang member, and why they feel forgotten.
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.
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 212: Today I talk to Charlotte polymer clay artist, Laura Brosi. I catch up with her as she is getting ready to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk cats, we talk clay, we talk process, we talk about why she specialized her practice to polymer. I wanted to get a shot of her dress, because it’s FAB-U-LOUS.
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Episode 95: Rock Hushka, Senior curator of the Tacoma Art Museum returns to the podcast to chat with me about the Sun, Shadows, Stone exhibition. Adrienne Edmondson, director of marketing, joins in as well. It’s a great chat. We learn about photographer and former geologist, Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008), who has had a diverse and interesting career. It opened October 20, 2018 and goes through February 17, 2019.