John Slaney, Charlotte Expressionist painter

Episode 128: Today I talk to Charlotte expressionist [he shies away from the title “artist”], John Slaney, whose exhibition, Real Mixed is up at Coffey and Thompson Fine Art Gallery. His eye-catching collages are packed with thought and meaning.

[Featured Image: A man admires his neighbor’s landscaping]



PROBLEMS / modern free-standing sculptural collage

Just a Tiny Abuse of Power / original mixed media collage art

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Crafted With Cradle, a conversation with author & podcaster Keith Cradle


Episode 125: Today I talk with Dr. Keith Cradle. He’s a cultural arts advocate, a community engagement specialist, and a nonprofit strategist. He’s on the board of directors at the Bechtler Museum. He works at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office in Charlotte, NC. We are going to see how he juggles all of this and how these things all intersect.

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Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place: Chat with Janet Baker, at the Phoenix Art Museum


Episode 112: Today I talk to Dr. Janet Baker, the curator of Asian Art at the Phoenix Art Museum. We talk about the Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place exhibition. It goes until May 26, 2019.

Unknown, Portrait of a Beauty, late 19th century. Colors and gold on ivory
(painting), ebony, copper, glass (frame). Newark Museum Gift of Dr. J. Ackerman Coles.

Unknown, Interior of the Taj Mahal (1631–48) in Agra. Newark Museum
Anonymous gift 00.2158B
Pendak Skirt with Woman and Sheep and Floral Motifs, Java, Indonesia, before 1923,
Netherlands East Indies Period (1800–1942). Cotton, resist-wax print (batik). Newark
Museum Gift of Dr. H. H. Rusby, 1923 23.396
Molded Luster Tile with Sentence Fragment in Raised Calligraphy, Floral,
Avian and Geometric Motifs, Kashan, Iran, first half of the 13th century.
Molded fritware polychrome painted over white slip under transparent glaze
Newark Museum Gift of Herman A. E. Jaehne and Paul C. Jaehne, 1938

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