Interview

Franz Marc and August Macke at the Neue Galerie

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.

August Macke (1887–1914) Portrait with Apples, 1909 Oil on canvas
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau,Munich
Franz Marc [1880 – 1916] Bildmass 75,5 x 135,5 cm Inventar-Nr.: 2881
Person: Franz Marc [1880 – 1916], Deutscher Maler, Mitglied der K¸nstlergemeinschaft “Der blaue Reiter” Systematik: Personen / K¸nstler / Marc / Werke / Gem‰lde, Artist: Franz Marc
August Macke (1887–1914) Geraniums before Blue Mountain, 1910 Oil on canvasMilwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Harry LyndeBradley, 1961
Photo: John R. Glembin
Franz Marc (1880–1916)The First Animals, 1913Gouache and pencil on paperPrivate Collection

 

August Macke (1887-1914) Colored Forms I, 1913 Oil on board, mounted on panel LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, WestfälischesLandesmuseum, Münster, Germany Photo: LWL-LMKuk/Sabine Ahlbrand-Dornseif

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Melodie Thompson

 

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.

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Red Mittens in the Snow
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Rod Wimer

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.

Abstract Art by Rod Wimer
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The Healing Power of Art

Episode 51: Brooke talks with Nancy Marshburn on-site about her Healing Power of Art series which are part of the Harvest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshburn uses her 20 year experience as a medical artist to combine art and science and anatomy and beauty.

Art has the power to heal.  It evokes an emotional response, and emotions have an effect on the body’s physiological responses.  Medical studies document the favorable therapeutic impact of visual arts:  Looking at art can change brain wave patterns, the autoimmune response and neurotransmitters that shift the body from stress to relaxation.  It also can modulate attitudes from fear to acceptance, from negativity to hope. Excerpt from Harvest exhibition press release   from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery.

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 Re-Pear, Pastel, 14″ x 10″

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Lemon-Aid, Pastel, 12″ x 9″

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Artichoke Heart-beat, Pastel, 9″ x 12″

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A Stent in Time Saves Fine, Oil, 9″ x 12″

Featured Image:  Transplant  Pastel, 11″ x 14

 

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FiFi & LuLu Designs (50th Episode)

Episode  50 : In a special 50th episode Brooke talks talk to her long-time friend Luann Schwall, who actualized her dream of being an artist after establishing a career as a therapist. Check out her designs at http://www.fifiandluludesigns.

(Editor’s Note:  This episode was recorded several months ago, and we have a large number of interviews that are back-logged several weeks.  All apologies to our listeners and interviewees.  We have been overwhelmed with the positive responses and the amount of downloads and page views.  I have been doing my best to make Brooke’s podcast the best it can be.  Thank you for your patience and for making Let’s Talk Art With Brooke possible.)

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IMG_2045Lulu S.: Juelles

IMG_2046Lulu S.: Lola takes the plunge 

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Lulu S: Landon 

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IMG_2051Lulu S: Naomie

IMG_2053Lulu S.: Rebecca

Featured Image:  Lulu S.:  Fourth of July Doll

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Legendary Zelda

Episode 53: In Montgomery, Alabama, a few streets away from the Alabama State University campus, is a museum dedicated to the most famous couple of the 1920’s, F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. For many, the Fitzgeralds provide the lens through which we now understand, or attempt to understand, the Roaring Twenties.

The Fitzgerald Museum is housed in the last home that the couple lived in together.  Scott and Zelda never owned a home and famously never settled down.  They rented this house in 1931-32, and since 1999 it is the one place in the world that the lay person can visit to learn of Scott and Zelda’s legacy.   The Fitzgerald Museum is now the permanent home that Scott and Zelda never had during their lifetime.

Brooke talks to Willie Thompson, the Executive Director of The Fitzgerald Museum, about the troubled and turbulent life of Zelda Fitzgerald and about her career as an artist.

The Fitzgerald Museum website can be found at thefitzgeraldmuseum.org and has information on the museum’s events including a breakfast celebrating Scott’s 120th birthday on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and an annual Fitzgerald Gala which takes place in April.  The Fitzgerald Gala is a “Jazz Age” party of epic proportions, and guests from all over the southeastern United States will be in attendance, decked out in 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s costumes.

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Anniversary Painting, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Notre Dame, Paris  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Zelda Gawaine,  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

RhodehendronsRhododendrons, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Featured Image:  Candler, North Carolina, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

Episode  52:  “I wanted to make art where the viewer wouldn’t walk away, he’d get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”  -Kara Walker

Kara Walker has created art that is unquestionably provocative, challenging and thought-provoking. Her silhouette images present the brutality of slavery in a way that is both demeaning and beautiful.

Brooke talks with Jennifer Navva Milliken of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington about Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power, which runs through November 27, 2016.  Milliken gives a brief biography of Kara Walker and explains the challenges and rewards involved in curating this powerful and moving exhibition.

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Kara Walker
African/American edition 22/40, 1998
Linocut. 44 x 62 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Photo: Frank Ross

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Kara Walker
The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18), edition 7/20, 1999-2000
Screenprint. 44 x 34 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

The Emancipation Approximation

Kara Walker
The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
Linoleum block. 46 X 60 1/2 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

The Keys to the Coop

Kara Walker
The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
Linoleum block. 46 X 60 1/2 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters- Savant,

Kara Walker
An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: Savant, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point. 27 X 17 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)- Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough,

Kara Walker
Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated): Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough, edition 21/35, 2005
Offset lithography and screenprint. 39 X 53 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

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Kara Walker
An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: No World, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point 27 X 39 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

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Mel Ramos at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery

Episode 49:  Brooke talks with Louis K. Meisel of Bernarducci Meisel Gallery  at  37 East 57 at 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Since 2000 Bernarducci Meisel has exhibited the work of the iconic masters of  Pop Art and Photo Realism alongside that of up and coming artists.

Meisel tells Brooke about the origins of the Pop Art movement, his personal history and how he came to be involved in the visual arts.

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Carole Morisseau: Paintings & Drawings

Episode 11: On this episode I chat with Treena Ericson, as well as Carole Morisseau about the Paintings & Drawings exhibition at the Scarab Club in Detroit Michigan.

 

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Clockwise: Robert Twelve-Hundred | Charcoal (28″ x 34″); :Conversation with My Paintbrushes.
Carole Morisseau

Ceremonial Face 7Ceremonial Face #7 | Tempera and mixed media (8″ x 10″)

 

Carole Morisseau is a multidisciplinary artist, trained in the visual and performance

arts, as well as an educator and entrepreneur. As a visual artist, Morisseau is

accomplished in the genre of nouveau réalism (new realist) styles of art. Her

signature is comprised of strong images, bold colors, and thought-provoking

themes, which she often incorporates into series to help fully explore her newest

concepts. She has exhibited nationally at the New York and Atlanta Black Fine Art

Shows, Philadelphia International Art Exposition, and the Congressional Black

Caucus Session, in Washington, DC. A select roster of local exhibitions includes the

National Conference of Artists, Detroit Scarab Club, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Dell

Pryor and Arts Extended Galleries. Her work can be found in private and public

collections.

 

Morisseau believes that “art is the cornerstone that helps children learn.” To that

end she has taught art and dance at the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit and

the Detroit Public Schools. She served as a professor of dance at Marygrove College,

Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College. She also founded

and directed the Detroit Dance Company for 36 years. Morisseau attained her

teacher certification in art education from Central State University, Wilberforce,

Ohio, and continued her studies at several institutions including the Charles McGee

School of Art, College for creative Studies, as well as the Columbia College of Art,

Chicago and School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is currently enrolled at

Wayne State University in the Educational Leadership Masters Degree Program.

 

Her book, Paintings & Drawings can be found on amazon.com.

 

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Strategies for Survival

Episode 48:  Arts and Crafts. Folk Art. Queer Art. An homage to tradition. A political statement.  Commentary on the Art world. At first Bren Ahearn’s cross stitch samplers seem to lend themselves to simple and straightforward labels.  But on closer examination these works defy and transcend these labels, sometimes with wit and sometimes with depth of meaning.

The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington state is presenting a selection of Ahearn’s needlework in Strategies for Survival, an exhibition which will run through January 15, 2017.  Brooke talked to curator Stefano Catalani about the history of needlework and its place, or lack of place, in fine art circles.  Catalani also provided insight into the various ways Ahearn’s pieces have been interpreted and received.

when i refuse to fightBren Ahearn, Sampler 1, Photo: Allison Tungseth

when daddy dresses me...Bren Ahearn, Sampler 2 Photo: Allison Tungseth

 

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Bren Ahearn, Sampler 2, Photo: Kiny McCarrick

Featured Image:  Bren Ahearn, Sampler 5, Photo: Kiny McCarrick

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