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 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.
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Episode 213: Today I talk to L.A artist, James Burke whose motto is Always Create, whether its design, photography, videography, pyrography…whatever. He actually lived in Charlotte for a while, but I met him on LinkedIn.
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 134 : Kevin Wallace, from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts returns to the show. He introduces me to the art of Liam O’Gallagher, who was a contemporary of Beato’s & a REALLY interesting guy. Kevin wrote a book on Liam which is linked below.
Featured Image: Bird, 1995 Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″
Episode 99 : Today I talk to Dr. Vivian Endicott Barnett, working with the Neue Galerie in NYC. The exhibition explores the friendship of two German artists and their roles in creating the Expressionist movement.
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.