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Episode 40: Second careers and bringing fine art to new audiences.  Brooke goes to the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, to talk with founder Larry Elder. After launching three successful dot-coms, Elder took a leap of faith in order to pursue his passion for fine art.  The Elder Gallery is celebrating 15 years of serving experienced art buyers, art novices, and artists at all stages of their careers.

Craig's Belted Swiss 36x48Kathy Craig, Belted Swiss,  The cow picture we were talking about.

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All images used with permission.

Mary Margaret Myers

Episode 32: This is another “on-site” chat. Local artist, Mary Margaret Myers invites us to her home/studio to look at her beautiful paintings and  talk about her long career as an artist.

Window View

Window View,Painting by Mary Margret Myers,mmm,20″x22″, Abstract Painting, acrylic painting,

 

North_of_the_RiverNorth of the River, 18 x 24, Acrylic Painting

IntersectionIntersection, 22 x 20, Acrylic Painting

Grandfathers_HouseGrandfathers House, 24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

FestivalFestival, 24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

Clearing_in_The_WoodsClearing In The Woods,24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

 

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Robert Kushner: Paintings & Works on Paper

Episode 26: In honor of my 26th episode, I did an on-site chat at the Jerald Melberg Gallery. I got to check out the Robert Kushner exhibit and chat with Jerald about the business side of running a gallery. We’ve decided that this will be the first of many “Gallery Chats.”

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Jerald Melberg of the Jerald Melberg Gallery

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Robert Kushner
BLACK-EYED SUSANS   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
84 x 60 inches
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$55,000.00

DIE HAUSFRAU  2015  10x9  KUS P1356

Robert Kushner
DIE HAUSFRAU   2015
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on Paper
10 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches
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$4,800.00

HAWAIIAN POSTAGE  2014  10x8  KUS P1288

Robert Kushner
HAWAIIAN POSTAGE   2014
Collage, Ink and Acrylic Mounted on Museum Board
10 x 8 inches
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$4,800.00

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN II  2014  30x37  KUS P1231

Robert Kushner
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN II   2014
Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Collage on Paper
30 x 36 3/4 inches
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$12,000.00

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN IV POLISH ARMY  2014  60x22  KUS P1226

Robert Kushner
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN IV POLISH ARMY   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Joined Paper
60 x 22 inches
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$14,000.00

JOHNNY-JUMP-UP II  2014  10x10  KUS P1302

Robert Kushner
JOHNNY-JUMP-UP II   2014
Collage, Ink and Acrylic on Paper
10 1/2 x 10 inches
JMG18050
$4,800.00

MIDNIGHT IN THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN  2014  108x132  KUS 0522

Robert Kushner
MIDNIGHT IN THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
108 x 132 inches
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All photos by Christopher Clamp

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Ansel Adams

Episode 15:  On this episode, I talked with Curator, Allison Slaby of Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem, NC. We talked all about the Ansel Adams exhibition as well as an upcoming exhibition she created on Grant Wood and the American Farm.

Ansel Adams exhibit gets record breaking attendance

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Ansel Adams (1902-84), perhaps the best-known photographer in American history, developed a system for creating luminous, vivid landscape photographs in sharp contrasts of black and white. He then printed his film negatives with meticulous attention to craft.  Adams’s manner of framing and capturing both magnificent, large-scale landscape formations, and small, exquisite natural objects created icons of the American wilderness.

 

Mount Denali and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska, 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Sunrise, Mount McKinley, Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska; 1948; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1969.26

Adams subscribed to the romantic tradition of American landscape, an artistic lineage that included major American painters—including Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt —whose work anchors the collection of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. 

Adams took his first photos with a Kodak Brownie camera at age 14 during a family vacation to Yosemite National Park, and he would return to Yosemite regularly throughout his life. An early and passionate environmentalist as well as an artist, Adams advocated powerfully for wilderness preservation, national park creation, and the Sierra Club, with which he was affiliated from the age of 17.  His goal was “to rekindle an appreciation of the marvelous.” 

This exhibition’s debut in North Carolina coincides with the centennial of the National Park Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in August 2016. The National Parks Conservation Association has joined Reynolda House as the National Outreach Partner for the exhibition. During the exhibition season, Reynolda House will embark on a series of events and talks focused on themes of sustainability and preservation, highlighted by an Earth Day event co-presented by Wake Forest University.

 

Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, ca 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California; ca. 1948, printed 1963; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1966.11.6

These forty breathtaking photographs by the renowned artist-photographer have never been on view together, and Reynolda House is the exhibition’s only venue.

This exhibition’s debut in North Carolina coincides with the centennial of the National Park Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in August 2016. The National Parks Conservation Association has joined Reynolda House as the National Outreach Partner for the exhibition. During the exhibition season, Reynolda House will embark on a series of events and talks focused on themes of sustainability and preservation, highlighted by an Earth Day event co-presented by Wake Forest University.

 

Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Moonrise over Hernandez, N.M.; 1941, printed 1965; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Texas; P1965.41

Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Oaktree, Snowstorm, Yosemite; 1948, printed ca. 1972; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Friends of Photography; P1972.43.2

Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light has been organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

 

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Adrian Chu Redmond

Episode  14 :   On this episode, I chat with Adrian Chu Redmond whom I met through a mutual friend. She brings great art to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

shadow & light

We talk about her Shadow & Light exhibition she has going on at the at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery in Charleston April 1st; changing careers, the beauty of doing something you love for a living, the art of networking, the necessity of community, our great friend, Chic….Anything and everything.

 

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Moment of Grace, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

 

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Via dei Condotti, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

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A Tasting for Two, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

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Grace, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

Paintings in Hagan Fine Art exhibit

 

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Actual State

Episode 8: On this episode I talk to Noelle Ocon of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. We talk about the art of preserving these priceless pieces of work so that we can enjoy them centuries later.

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c. NC Museum of Art

 

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