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Ryan Cronin’s ‘Obama, Big Left’ painting included in the PERMANENT art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago & I get to chat with him about it!!

Episode 531: Listen to my chat with Hudson Valley artist, Ryan Cronin, whose Obama, Big Left painting just got included into the permanent art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. He’s been painting for a long time. In fact, he was actually the first artist I contacted when I started this podcast 6 years ago. We talk about his vision, his inspirations, running a business, and of course, his most recent honor.

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Listen to my chat with Starbucks featured illustrator, Yi Wang

Episode 530: Listen as I actually get to CHAT with illustrator and designer Yi Wang. I’m super excited about this one, because I really can’t believe I pulled this off. Yi only communicates by American Sign Language. We talked on a really magical machine that translated for us both. We talk about her Starbucks mugs, her journey from Beijing to the US, working in highly political DC and the challenges a she experiences, and why she doesn’t call herself an artist.

Mural at Washington DC Starbucks Signing Store

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My chat with Rory Padeken of the Denver Art Museum about the Disruption exhibition

Episode 529: Listen as Rory Padeken, curator of the Denver Art Museum and I talk about differing perceptions of art as well as the Disruption exhibition which goes until Jan 29, 2023. There is still a week left. You don’t want to miss this! If you are in the Denver area, take a selfie and post it on the LTAWB Facebook page.

Yang Shaobin, Untitled, (1999–4)1999. Oil paint on linen;102-1/8 x 141-1/2in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.882A-B. ©Yang Shaobin


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My inspiring chat with Charlotte artist, Kevin Harris

Episode 528: Today I chat with Charlotte Impressionist painter, Kevin Harris. Ever since he decided that 2022 would be the year when he would do what it takes to succeed as an artist, his vivid portraits and landscapes are decorating our city. He’s got a solo show at the Nine Eighteen Nine studio gallery at the VAPA center, curated by Joanne Rogers who I had on episode 206.

Kevin Harris, Smooches
Kevin Harris, Is this thing on?

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Charlotte Photographer/Entrepreneur, Cass Bradley talks business

Episode 527: Today I chat with Charlotte photographer/entrepreneur, Cass Bradley about her corporate switch, entrepreneurship, her new mountain retreat, Wildhaven & so much more…

Deciding
Empowering portraits
Empowering portraits

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My chat with Charlotte Botanical Painter, Travis Johnson

Episode 236: Today I chat with Charlotte art educator and artist, Travis Johnson about his practice, We talk about being an art educator. We talk about his recent ArtPop successes & lots more. Make a note on your calendar that he will be having an exhibit at the Bliss Gallery in July 2024.

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Brooke and Lulu discuss Gabriele Munter’s Abstract, also known as Middle Light Blue, Oval

Welcome to our very first Gallery Gals chat, where Brooke and artist, Lulu Schwall discuss a piece of art they like. This was my pick, by 19th century artist Gabriele Munter, who worked with Kandinsky and the Blue Rider group. It’s called simply, Abstract, also known as Middle Light Blue, Oval.

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Patricia Boyer’s got a new Coffey and Thompson exhibit and I get to chat with her about it!

Episode 235: Today I chat with Charlotte artist and friend, Patricia Boyer about her current exhibition at Coffey and Thompson Gallery in Charlotte, NC. We also talk about new directions. She’s been focusing integrating fashion and interior design into her art. We talk about it all. You don’t want to miss it!

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My chat with NYC sculptor, Bjorn Okholm Skaarup

Episode 234: Today I talk to sculptor, Bjorn Okholm Skaarup about his fabulous sculptures. His sculptures are in parks all over the world. We talk about his inspiration. We talk drawing, we talk history, we talk CIRCUSES….

The Hare and the Tortoise
Patinated Bronze
Height: 37½ in. (95 cm)
Edition of 6   
Hippo Odalisque 
Bronze with polychrome patina
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