Episode 116: Today I talk with Wendy Hickey of ArtPop Street Gallery. Wendy is known as the “fairy art mother,” here. She puts art on unused and available spaces like billboards and newspaper stands. She’s literally turning our city into an art gallery. [It makes waiting in traffic fun]!
All images used with permission. c. ArtPop Street Gallery
Episode 117: Today I talk to a local “artivist” and muralist, Rosalia Torres Weiner. She has literally painted my whole neighborhood red…and a whole lot of other colors. I love it! She’s turned my neighborhood, as well as many others in Charlotte, into a gallery. With her Red Calaca Studio art truck, she brings art and hope to immigrants.
Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s mural for the “Gateways/Portales” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast Washington.
Episode 111 : Today I talk to Faith Brower, of the Tacoma Art Museum about the Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s exhibition, In the Footsteps of My Ancestors. I’m fascinated with indigenous art, of which Jaune is one of the U.S.’s finest talents.
Featured Image credit: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; King of the Mountain, 2005; Oil on canvas 72 x 96 inches, diptych: Collection of the artist
Episode 110: Today I talk with Julie & Jodie McLeod about Art Without Limits, a unique program that connects Artists with mentors. Art professionals that can really train them and give them a practical education that you can’t get in art school. They learn the real world day-to-day of the artists, they learn how to market, how to do finances, how to promote and sell. Best of all this is free! They are required to give back to the organization and the mentor.
Fateful Tide, 2011
Acrylic, plaster, emulsion, asphalt, and salt on board
All images c. Art Without Limits. Used with permission
Episode 108: Today I talk to Mary Wichenbach of Tirdy Works. She had me laughing so hard, I couldn’t speak. It’s hilarious! Warning: if you are offended by language, you may not want to listen to this one.
Episode 109: Today I talk to photographer Julie Corder, of Coffey and Thompson Art Gallery. She is busy doing all sorts of cool things: She is a fine arts photographer at the Coffey and Thompson gallery; Her trademark orchids are really causing a splash, and she is also really excited about the public access show she is co-producing with her husband on the Gold District. She published a book, Touring The Gold District Charlotte, which will be available on her website.
Episode 106: Today I talk to Rebecca Hart and Jena Pruett of the Denver Art Museum. We are talking about the Jordan Casteel, Returning the Gaze exhibition. Jordan is a Denver-native who lives in New York.
She starts her work with simple snapshots of people she sees on the subway and transforms them into larger-than-life paintings.
Episode 107: Today I talk with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum about the The Mellon Family‘s generous donations. The two collections include, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times as well as A Sporting Vision. They are two very different, yet equally great exhibitions.