My chat with Galeria Pura Vida owner, Kristen England, about the Virgin Voyage exhibition


Episode 217: Today I chat with gallery owner and artist Kristen England. Her Galeria Pura Vida in Costa Rica is officially open. Pura Vida means not stressing the little things, allowing space for the infinite possibility of the positive. The first exhibition is Virgin Voyage.

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Danish artist in Spain, Caroline Krabbe chats with me about her Catarsis exhibit


Episode 216: Danish artist in Spain, Caroline Krabbe chats with me about her first solo exhibition, Catarsis at the Museo De Nerja.

In the exhibit, she uses both her paintings and ceramics to achieve and express catarsis, a greek word, the root of our catharsis, which is to purge and purify emotions to bring about spiritual renewal or release from tension.

Ceramic Dog
E•ART•H (earth)

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My Chat with artist & author, Scott Ginsberg, The Nametag Guy about marketing


Episode 215: Today I talk with Author, Speaker, strategist, inventor, singer/songwriter & movie maker, Scott Ginsberg. Scott is known as “The Nametag Guy” because he wears a nametag 24/7.

I’m still on my quest for the “Entrepreneurial Mindset,” and he shares some great insights about success, marketing, and thinking.

I was pleased to find out he actually created a whole toolkit for inspiration emergencies, Prolific is sure to get you out of your creative doldrums.

Tunnel of Love is presented as a serialized, episodic documentary. The movie’s centerpiece is a live concert, so he released each song as a stand alone chapter. Here’s the episode schedule.

Eyes Full Of Dreams is a musical and motivational masterclass about making use of everything you are.

Dreaming isn’t dead, it’s simply been forgotten. Removed from our language. Sentenced to obscurity. And so, the educational need isn’t schooling, it’s shedding.

Through in studio performances and inspiring urban footage, the film isn’t teaching people how to dream, but teaching people how to unlock the portals through which dreams can enter.

Check out Scott’s many books here.

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My chat with Scottish painter, Luna Smith


Episode 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.

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Original Landscape Painting by Luna Smith | Fine Art Art on Canvas | Icy River

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“Always Create,” James Burke: L.A. Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer, & Pyrographer


Episode 213: Today I talk to L.A artist, James Burke whose motto is Always Create, whether its design, photography, videography, pyrography…whatever. He actually lived in Charlotte for a while, but I met him on LinkedIn.

Concrete and Coping
Skate Park creates an interesting abstract image

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My chat with Charlotte Polymer Clay artist, Laura Brosi


Episode 212: Today I talk to Charlotte polymer clay artist, Laura Brosi. I catch up with her as she is getting ready to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk cats, we talk clay, we talk process, we talk about why she specialized her practice to polymer. I wanted to get a shot of her dress, because it’s FAB-U-LOUS.

Before 1940, the term jeep was US army slang for new recruits or vehicles, but the World War II jeep that went into production in 1941 specifically referred to the light military vehicle – making them the oldest four-wheel drive mass production vehicles now known as SUVs.

Commission for SHRED Charlotte auction, Skatedeck Artshow benefits families of kids who are born with extraordinary medical conditions.
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My chat with Charlotte artist, Carla Aaron Lopez about her pandemic-inspired, Outside In exhibition at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art


Episode 211: Today I talk to Carla Aaron Lopez, curator at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art about her fabulous show Outside In, which I saw last week. It showcased the work some Atlanta artists had done during the quarantine. We talk about how she produced this exhibit as well as her own art practice.

Michi Meko:Tucked: Unknown Direction of Travel. Broken Needle, (2021)
Codi Maddox, Bac to doin Me, Mixed media, 60 x 60

Featured photo, Carla in front of Zipporah Joe’l Matthew 27:46 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 42

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My chat with Michael Haithcock & Laura Brosi about the Charlotte East signal box project


Episode 210: Today I chat with Charlotte artist, Laura Brosi and art activist Michael Haithcock about the Charlotte East Signal Box project. I found out Laura was going to be featured on one in our neighborhood and I wanted to learn more.

This is the 2015 ArtPop billboard Laura was featured on.

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My chat with Charlotte collagist John [Trey] Miles


Episode 209: Today I chat with uber-collage artist, John Miles. [who I also chatted with on episode 206]. We talk about the intricacies and science of collage, why they call him Trey, and why he doesn’t want to be Romare Bearden.

John Miles
John Miles
John Miles

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Life as Art: my chat with artist, author, & pastor, Troy Bronsink


Episode 208: Today I talk with artist, author and pastor Troy Bronsink. He’s just come off of sabbatical, published a book, Drawn In. He founded a place called The Hive, a center for contemplation, art, and action, in Ohio in 2015 and is now looking for his next adventure.

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