Rosalia Torres Weiner

Episode 117: Today I talk to a local “artivist” and muralist, Rosalia Torres Weiner. She has literally painted my whole neighborhood red…and a whole lot of other colors. I love it! She’s turned my neighborhood, as well as many others in Charlotte, into a gallery. With her Red Calaca Studio art truck, she brings art and hope to immigrants.

Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s mural for the “Gateways/Portales” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast Washington.

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Returning the Gaze: Jordan Casteel

Episode 106: Today I talk to Rebecca Hart and Jena Pruett of the Denver Art Museum. We are talking about the Jordan Casteel, Returning the Gaze exhibition. Jordan is a Denver-native who lives in New York.

She starts her work with simple snapshots of people she sees on the subway and transforms them into larger-than-life paintings.

Jordan Casteel, Baayfalls, 2018

Jordan Casteel, Twins, 2017
Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018
Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016

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Patricia Boyer

Episode 102: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Patricia Boyer, onsite at the Coffey & Thompson Gallery. I found Patricia on Facebook…and so glad I did! She’s truly inspirational!








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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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Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment


Episode 76: I talk to Melissa Hyde of the University of Florida at Gainsville, where she’s the professor of Art History. Her specialty is 18th- and 19th-Century European Art. We talk about the traveling exhibition she curated, Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment, which is currently showing at the Crocker Museum, in Sacramento, Cal. until August 19, 2018.

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Charles-Antpome Coypel, 1694-1752

Jacqueline-Elisabeth Begon de Montfermeil, Demoiselle de la Source 


pg 5 of 34Jean Baptiste Oudry,  1686 – 1755 Seated Lady in a Garden Oil on canvas 100 x 90cm


man 5 of 34   Jean-Baptiste Oudry 1686-1755

Presumed portrait of Lieutenant Claude-Andre Courtin de Crouey, Seigneur des Quatre Fils et Cormeilles-en-Parisis, 1723, Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm


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Rosetta DeBerardinis

Episode 51:  Brooke talks with accomplished visual artist Rosetta DeBerardinis about her art, her inspiration, her process and about her experience as an artist.  DeBerardinis is a New Yorker who now has a full-time studio practice in Washington, D.C., just a short walk away from Capitol Hill.  Her large abstract paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, commercial galleries and art venues and included in both public and private collections.  She has won awards from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has been featured in The GuardianThe Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications.

Before embarking on a career as a full-time artist DeBerardinis was a corporate attorney, a playwright, a writer and editor with numerous by-lines, as well as a competitive fencer who trained with the U.S. Olympic Team.  She also happens to be a lively and insightful conversationalist.

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No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

Episode 43:  Canvases that manifest an art tradition going back tens of thousands of years. Brooke talks with Henry Skerritt, the curator of No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting, which will be at the Cornell University Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, New York until August 14, 2016.  Skerritt explains how the paintings in this exhibition reflect a genre that has traditionally been ceremonial and impermanent.  Although the artists that are featured in No Boundaries have created works that are hung in museums and private collections all over the world, the art is more about the process than the product. All nine showcased artists paint in full awareness that each viewer’s experience with a work of art will be unique from that of the artist.

Henry Skerritt, in addition to being a curator, is also an art historian and songwriter, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.  He originally hails from Perth in Western Australia and his knowledge of and passion for Aboriginal Australian art provide insight into a genre that is in many ways different from other world art traditions.

HFJ-NB-2L-iiiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University


HFJ-NB-2L-iiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

HFJ-NB-2L-iDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

HFJ-NB-1L-iiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University


Featured Image: David O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University



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




Jake Berthot: In Color

Episode 19: Brooke talks with Betty Cunningham of The Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York about the Jake Berthot exhibition.

jake berthot

c. Betty Cunningham Gallery

Jake Berthot
Sometimes It’s All I Want 1995
Oil on linen
22 x 18 (55.88 x 45.72 cm)

Jake Berthot, the chariot...

c. Betty Cunningham Gallery

Jake Berthot
The Chariot, Ghost Dream and The Candle (After Dylan Thomas), 1991
Oil on linen
42 x 48 in. (106.68 x 121.92 cm)

Featured Image:  Jake Berthot, 105 (Studio), 1990Oil on linen
30 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (78.11 x 52.71 cm)
signature on back JB15305