Episode 95: Rock Hushka, Senior curator of the Tacoma Art Museum returns to the podcast to chat with me about the Sun, Shadows, Stone exhibition. Adrienne Edmondson, director of marketing, joins in as well. It’s a great chat. We learn about photographer and former geologist, Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008), who has had a diverse and interesting career. It opened October 20, 2018 and goes through February 17, 2019.
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 Guardian, The 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.
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.
Bren Ahearn, Sampler 1, Photo: Allison Tungseth
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
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.