Episode 147: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen, the head curator at the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vt. She tells me all about the Artist, Wood Gaylor, which is the topic of her new book, Wood Gaylor and American Modernism, 1913-1936 which just came out. We talk about the corresponding exhibition, Let’s Have a Ball! which goes until May 8, 2020.
featured image credit: Let’s Have a Ball! Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936 — February 7 – May 8, 2020. Image: Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Arts Ball, 1918, 1918. Oil on canvas. Private Collection.
Episode 104: Today I talk to Dr. Sarah Ness of Arts For Life. She talks about her new business, a certification program for health professionals called, Arts in Health Institute. We talk about how art can be used in healing as well as starting a new business.
I met Patricia Boyer in person, after finding her on Facebook. I stalked her artwork for a couple of days, then reached out. We did our interview at the Coffey and Thompson gallery.
It was the first time I had been there, even though i’ve passed by them for years.
When I got home from our interview, I got a text from another artist, Carol Ann Minor’s daughter. She thought her mother would get a kick out of being interviewed. So I met with her at Coffey and Thompson,
Carol is a very talented sculptor who has an inspiring story. She is deaf and basically a self-taught sculptor. [She wanted some figurines, so she made them herself out of soap!] Since then, she’s been coached and mentored by professionals who have helped her develop her natural talent. She uses other materials like bronze and clay. Stay tuned for the podcast…
It was great to see Sarah Ness again. She’s starting a new business, Arts in Health Institute, where she uses her skills to train other health professionals to incorporate the arts in their therapies.
Didn’t make it to any galleries this week, but I always enjoy the art at Legion Brewing, Plaza-Midwood at Tuesday night trivia. Art is curated there by Megan Lynch, who I haven’t actually met yet, but have read about & am super-impressed by.
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.
Episode 78: I met Kathleen Dixon Donnelly on Facebook. She’s a writer who lives in Birmingham, UK with her Irish husband. She is originally from Pittsburgh.
Our research cross paths & her blog, Such Friends covers a lot of the same people in the Irish Literary Revival that I am writing about. I wanted to have her on the podcast so we could chat about the subject of my upcoming book.
Episode 80: Today I chat with the fabulous Cathy Bert of the Bert Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island. We are talking about Rhode Island native Dean Richardson’s exhibition as well as Remix: Modern and Classic exhibition. It’s a unique exhibition which partners with a couple of the local antique stores. It will be on view until August 13, 2018.
Check out their website. They are a great resource of Rhode Island art history.
Episode 73: Today I chat with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum in Nashville. We talk about Feat,Nick Cave‘s traveling exhibition, Feat. Feat refers to the amount of hard work that goes into which goes into attaining success. This exhibition goes until June 24, 2018.
Episode 57: Today I talk with my friend Lulu Schwall. I had wanted to talk about the creative process and we do eventually get around to that, once we catch up on everything that has been going on in her life.
I was able to actually go to the gallery to see the exhibition for myself. This emotionally charged show literally brought tears to my eyes as it shows a unique take on the nature of struggle and the beauty that can result.