Oct 142018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David abandons us to try to make his rent at his day job. So Leslie soldiers on alone welcoming, first, visiting UVA Drama Deparment director and Charlottesville native Amanda McRaven. Amanda is back in town to direct UVA’s production of The Wolves. Amanda talks about the play, about her process, about why it’s important to her and important to us. Then, friend of the show Ty Cooper gets back on the mic. He has an upcoming Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk with Ty about some of the challenges you can run into in documentary filmmaking and about how he intends to teach you to handle them. It’s two different artists talking about the importance of telling important stories on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Oct 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and David welcome back one of the show’s favorite guests Sam Gray. This time, Sam has co-founded the Feminist Union of C’ville Creatives, who have just had their premiere joint show at CitySpace. Sam talks about the founding of the F.U.C.C. and their show. One hour of Sam Gray gets you through your whole day. You can find her at Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sep 302018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to Geri Schirmer and Bob Button from Live Arts Theater. Bob is a producer and Geri is one of three dramaturgs working on their upcoming musical Ragtime. It’s them for the whole hour on today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sep 232018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie go from Gown to Town. Frist Prof. Esther Poveda, Prof. Alicia Lopez-Opere, and Prof. Lilian Feitosa from UVA’s Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese come to talk about the SIP Filmfest 2018: Contemporary Women’s Visions from Spain, Italy, and Latin America. This is the second annual SIP film festival, and we talk to the professors about the challenges in putting the festival together and what they hope to accomplish with it for their students and for the community. Next, musician Nathanial Star](https://www.jmrl.org/) jonis us for the first time. After years away from music, he’s back and performing with his group Kinfolk. Nathanial talks about what music means to him in anticipation of their concert at Front Porch Roots Music School. It’s all on today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sep 162018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two friends back to the show. First, local playwright Robert Wray makes our day. He brings with him director and producer Marty Moore and actor Justin Parker all to talk about his coming-of-age play The Secret Rain, a production of the Charlotesville Playwrights Collective. We talk to all of them about the play and to Robert specifically about his writing process and the roles that time and music play. Then we welcome back to the show Sarah Hamfeldt, Refernce and Adult Services Manager at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. As part of Welcome Week, the library has a slew of artistic events that will help us celebrate diversity in our community. The wonderful Sarah talks about them and about how the library is ideally poised to play that role of community builder. It’s art that’s personal and art that’s public on today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sep 092018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie helm an excellent show with two moving and fascinating guests. First, author Wendy Zomparelli visits the show for the first time. A longtime journalist, Wendy is now writing fiction. She talks about her children’s book Princess Ingeborg and the Dragons, which she will be reading at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Wendy about working on the book, about going to fiction from journalism, and about some of her thoughts on writing in general. Next, Charlottesville dance man Edwin Roa, founder of Zabor Dance, comes on the show to talk about Zaltandi: Charlottesville’s First World Dance Fest coming to The Ix Art Park. Edwin talks about the power of dance, about how he looks to dance to bring people together and to bring people to themselves. First you’ll want to read Wendy’s book, and then you’ll want to dance after listening to today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sep 022018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie speak to flautist Matthew Olwell. Growing up swathed in the Celtic music tradition, Olwell is experimenting with the style with his group CyberTrad, where he mixes his flute with and electric bass and beatboxer. That’s right — beatbox. We talk to Matthew about cultural and artistic interchange, specifically between Irish American and African American music traditions. Check out CyberTrad’s upcoming concert at The Front Porch Roost Music School. Next, Keith Morris returns to the show! Once Trump started his campaign, Keith started to get horrified. Then he started getting angry. Then he started working on what is now his new album. We talk to Keith about Psychopath and Sycophants, what’s behind it and the role of the music artist in culture. Art is culture and culture is art on today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Aug 262018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two artists who have put on their arts organizer hats to better spread the good word and the good art. First, Mike Bizarro is putting together an A Capella Hip Hop night at The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. It’s local wordsmiths speaking their words without their beats. True to his role, Mike drops bits of knowledge about the nature of hip hop and the nature of art as if the knowledge was going out of style. Next, David welcomes back Miller Murray Susen just as Live Arts Theatre welcomes her back as its Education Director. We talk to Miller about what Live Arts offers in terms of education and what she hopes it can offer in the future. It’s artists reaching out to other artists and to our community on today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Aug 192018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie deals with “The Tease” and the “Taking of the Vows.” First, we are pleased to have on the show for the first time Deanna Danger from Richmond’s Boom Boom Basics and Butchertown Burlesque. She’s been performing Butchertown regularly in town, and she’s just started a new burlesque series at the Ix Art ParkRemIX: A Neo-Burlesque and Variety Show. We talk about the new series and also talk about burlesque in general — What is it? What are people’s misconceptions? What’s great about it? Is there still a stigma against it? Then we turn to another theatrical production with Blair Wingfield and Kasey Lohr from ShenanArts’ upcoming production of the musical comedy about a wedding, It Shoulda Been You. Which interview gets naughtier? You’ll just have to listen to today’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Aug 122018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David calls in live from Washington Park at the Heather Heyer memorial gathering. He talks about where he’s at, where we’re at, and interviews people on the ground. Power to the people, today on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Aug 052018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David throws down with two righteous groups of guests visiting the show for the first time. First, we welcome Lisa Jevack, Assistant to the Director and Early Visions Coordinator of The Fralin Art Museum and Charlene Green, Manager of the the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. The Fralin and the City are partners in The Signs of Change Project along with The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative — a project that seeks to use art to raise the profile of African American history in Charlottesville history. Then — you maybe have seen him on the Downtown Mall — here, photographer Eze Amos steps out from behind the camera to talk about his artistic goals and how and why he came to focus on photographing people on the Downtown Mall. He is New City Arts’ current artist in residence, and you can see Eze’s work at his show, Eze Amos: Cville People Everyday. It’s art for the people and art about the people today on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jul 292018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s week three of David stuck in the clutches of his day job. So, in his absence, Leslie welcomes back two former guests to the show. First, expressionist painter Adam Disbrow makes his second appearance on Home Grown. He’s got a new show called UTOPIA: New Works by Adam Disbrow going up at Mudhouse for this month’s First Fridays. Adam is a great artist to talk to, and the discussion very quickly dives down to his thoughts on “the stages of creation.” He also talks about UTOPIA — about the show, about the piece that shares the show’s name, and about the show’s other pieces. Then the only thing that can raise our spiris from having to say goodbye to Adam is to say hello again to guitarist Greg Brown. His new album Greg C. Brown drops August 10. Greg talks about the diverse range of original songs on the album, spanning a number of years. He also performs a song from the album live for us. We’ve got two great local artists talking about their art. What more do you need from Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art?

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.