Episode 78: I met Kathleen Dixon Donnelly on Facebook. She’s a writer who lives in Birmingham, UK with her Irish husband. She is originally from Pittsburgh.
Our research cross paths & her blog, Such Friends covers a lot of the same people in the Irish Literary Revival that I am writing about. I wanted to have her on the podcast so we could chat about the subject of my upcoming book.
Episode 73: Today I chat with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum in Nashville. We talk about Feat,Nick Cave‘s traveling exhibition, Feat. Feat refers to the amount of hard work that goes into which goes into attaining success. This exhibition goes until June 24, 2018.
Episode 72: Today I chat with my friend Lulu Schwall. I’ve known Luann for over 20 years and we discuss something we’ve never discussed before. She talks about the reason she paints. We talk about beauty and perception; And as always, we laugh a lot.
Episode 70: Today I talk to Lou Meisel of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York City. We talk about the super realist Yigal Ozeri, A New York Story exhibition. His pictures look like photographs, but they are paintings!
All images c. Louis K. Meisel. Used with permission.
Episode 66; Today I chat with Enrico Gomez, from the M.E.N. Gallery, in New York City about the Aaron Williams exhibition, which goes from March 31, 2018- April 29, 2018. You can still make it!
Aaron Williams, As Yet Untitled, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 in
Aaron Williams, 10,000 years, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 in.
Episode 56: Today I spoke to Mykell Gates, Christopher Lawing of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Dr. Keith Cradle, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office about Bechtler’s Jail Arts Initiative program.
Youth offenders showing their art
Mykell Gates & Dr. Keith Cradle
Art Beyond Bars: Works from the museum’s Jail Arts Initiative
I was able to actually go to the gallery to see the exhibition for myself. This emotionally charged show literally brought tears to my eyes as it shows a unique take on the nature of struggle and the beauty that can result.