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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.

To learn more DeBerardinis and her art please visit her website at rosettadeberardinis.com.

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Strategies for Survival

Episode 48:  Arts and Crafts. Folk Art. Queer Art. An homage to tradition. A political statement.  Commentary on the Art world. At first Bren Ahearn’s cross stitch samplers seem to lend themselves to simple and straightforward labels.  But on closer examination these works defy and transcend these labels, sometimes with wit and sometimes with depth of meaning.

The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington state is presenting a selection of Ahearn’s needlework in Strategies for Survival, an exhibition which will run through January 15, 2017.  Brooke talked to curator Stefano Catalani about the history of needlework and its place, or lack of place, in fine art circles.  Catalani also provided insight into the various ways Ahearn’s pieces have been interpreted and received.

when i refuse to fightBren Ahearn, Sampler 1, Photo: Allison Tungseth

when daddy dresses me...Bren Ahearn, Sampler 2 Photo: Allison Tungseth

 

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Bren Ahearn, Sampler 2, Photo: Kiny McCarrick

Featured Image:  Bren Ahearn, Sampler 5, Photo: Kiny McCarrick

All images used with permission

Edvard Munch & the Sea

Episode 32  : Today I talk with Margaret Bullock, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum the Tacoma Art Museum about the Edvard Munch & the Sea exhibition, which goes until July 17th.

7 inch 500 dpi Munch_AngstEdvard Munch (1863-1944), Angst, 1896. Color lithograph, 16½ ×15ǩinches. Epstein FamilyCollection, EFC 061.0. Photo by Philip Charles. ©2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

7 inch 500 dpi Munch_OnTheWavesOfLoveEdvard Munch (1863-1944), On the Waves of Love, 1896. Lithograph, 12¼×16½ inches. Epstein Family Collection, EFC 073.0. Photo by Mark Gulezian. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

6 inch 500 dpi Attraction II_National Gallery of ArtEdvard Munch (1863-1944), Attraction II, 1896.Lithograph, 1911/ 16×25Ǫ inches (sheet). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Epstein Family Collection, 2013, 2013.10.1. © 2016 ArtistsRights Society (ARS), New York.

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Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Neutralia (Girls Picking Apples), 1915. Color lithograph, 22½ ×20 13/16 inches. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: Marion Stratton Gould Fund, 72.12

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