Apr 222018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie returns … well, most of her. She seems to have misplaced her voice, but she and David soldier on! Cliff Garstang joins us from over the mountain. He’s the founder of SWAG – The Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta Group of the Virginia Writer’s Club and the organizer of a poetry reading at Black Swan Books & Music. We talk to Cliff about what makes this reading (during National Poetry Month) special, and he talks about the importance of artists having a community to work with. Then, Charlottesville painter Frank Walker comes on the show and utterly beguiles us. He has a joint portraiture show with Jae Jae Johnson called Visage at New City Arts. So we start to talk to Frank about portraiture and very quickly move on to talk about the nature of art. It’s all art / no snobbery here 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.

Apr 152018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two sets of art curators who are different but similar. First, student intern curators Sarah Russell and Sarah Vanlandingham from The UVA Fralin Art Museum visit the show to talk about their upcoming museum tour Art of Protest. What follows is an engaging and moving conversation about what museums have been culturally and what they need to be. Next, we welcome two people from one of our favorite places, The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Young Adult Services Manager Tim Carrier and Circulation Manager Brittany Eversberg are co-chairs the library’s local execution of National Poem in Your Pocket Day. It’s a show about getting art out to the people and getting people to the art on this week’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.

Apr 082018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David soldiers on alone in a unique Home Grown that welcomes two sets of guests together for the entire hour. It’s Virginia Wawner, James Sanford, and Kerry Moran from Live Arts Theater’s upcoming show Hand to God and also Jonathan Karns, Victoria Clement, and Frank Saxon from Four County Players’ upcoming show Avenue Q. Both shows use puppets, and puppets are topic of conversation — designing them, acting with them, acting opposite them, respecting them, and loving them. It’s a collection of puppet masters you can love even in your tin foil hat on this week’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.

Apr 012018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two sets of impressive artists to our airwaves. First, studiomates Peneople Stone and Esther visit the show for the first time. Penelope is an experieced urban forager who uses her talents to make easter eggs with natual dyes. Esther works exclusively in matzah. They talk about their work and their working relationship and about what they are doing artistically to celebrate Eastover. Next, we’re pleased and wowed to have Charlottesville’s favorite artistic son, Duncan MacMhunna, well known and lauded for his wax sculptures of B-List stars. David and Leslie fight through being starstruck to ask Duncan about his process, his vision, and his keen eye for a celebrity on the rise and on the fall. (Andy rumors that our guests are actually Jessie Conover & Marjory Ruderman from Big Blue Door’s Feminine Hijinks Improv and Andy Davis from Bent Theatre Comedy Improv are foolish and falacious.) It’s April Fools Day on this week’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.

Mar 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back together again being both raucous and righteous with two tight guests. First, Justin Reid, Director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities visits the show for first time. It’s clear that he is all about untold stories, which makes him the best person to spearhead Virginia Humanities’ #UnseenCville Project of public art installations. Then, it’s time again for the 9 Pillars Hip Hop Culture Fest. It’s year two of our local Hip-Hop syposium, and you can hear how organizers Remy St Clair and Fellowman are topping last year even though that wasn’t their explicit intention. On top of all that, we have a touching moment in Fellowman’s romantic life, and David and Leslie become bewitched by Justin Reid’s eyes on this week’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.

Mar 182018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott-Jones welcome two more artists to the show — one who’s organizing and one who’s performing. First, our man Jason Burke returns. He’s producing another Six Pack Songwriter Series that plays tonight (Sunday) at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall! This one benefits SHE: The Shelter for Help in Emerency and SARA: The Sexual Assault Resource Agency. Jason talks about the fine sextet of musicians he has on deck and about doing what you can with the tools you have. Next, poet and writer Ellie White comes on the show for the first time. She and our hosts talk about the broad nature of poetry and of how she is one of a trio of women poets performing at Women’s Wordstorm & Open Mic at The Bridge PAI. It’s a six pack and a threesome early Sunday morning on this week’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.

Mar 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, guest host Chris Baumer joins Clinton to welcome members of The Ascendants Shankari Bowmaster and Gabe Gavin to talk about kirtan and its intersection of art and spirituality. Then they spent the next part of the show with Kevin Munro, director of The Charlottesville Community Drum Choir to talk about his love affair with African drumming and to patiently chuckle at Clinton’s Wakanda jokes. It’s two local artists inspired by decidedly non-local art forms on this week’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.

Mar 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David is again snagged by his day job leaving Clinton and Leslie to hold down the fort. In doing so, they welcome Sherry Olander and Alex Davis, the former the President of and the latter an instructor at the Blue Ridge Irish Music School to talk about the draw and history of Irish music and about the musical events that BRIMS has planned for St. Patrick’s Day. Then we turn from a day’s worth of Irish music to a year’s worth of theater as we welcome back Edward Warwick White, Marketing Coordinator for Four County Players to talk about their upcoming seson after taking a moment to talk about their next show Noises Off. We’re always here to bring you the art makers 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.

Feb 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie re-form the Raucous Cacus of Sunday Morning Radio and welcome two pairs of great guests. First, show favorite Greg Brown returns and brings with him Bobby Palamino. Newly transplanted to town for NYC, Bobby helped form the mid-60s group The Teemates and has been playing for 55 years. He and Greg talk about that and about their upcoming benefit concert for Union Ridge Baptist Church. Next theater artist Alex Citron comes on the show wearing his playwright hat to talk about his new play Stolen Moon at the Belmont Arts Collaborative Theater. He and his director, Eric Hart talk about their working relationship and prompts David to muse about how “life transfuses into art.” It’s something old and something new (and when people bust on Black Panter, David and Leslie get the Blues) 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.

Feb 182018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, our second scheduled guest sadly, surprisingly stands us up, leaving us room to do a deep dive into the UVA Drama Department’s upcoming production, Love’s a Bitch – freely adapted from Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes by Tirso de Molina. David Dalton Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing from UVA’s Department of Drama visits the show for the first time. He has spent ten years, on and off, adapting Molina’s play about gender switching and romantic revenge, and now he’s directed it. Prof. Dalton also SHOCKS Clinton and Leslie with a whole world of Golden Age Spanish Theater (mid-1600s) that they never knew about. !Madre de Dios! We promise that we’re not turning into a Theater show, but we just had to get into it! We love ALL local art here 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.

Feb 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Clinton and Leslie take a look at two different upcoming university theater productions. First, Doug Grissom Associate Professor of Playwriting from UVA’s Department of Drama visits the show for the first time. The UVA Music Library contacted him and asked if he’d like to set some plays in the library as part of their Making Noise Series. That request has led to Welcome to the Music Library: An Evening of Short Plays — short works directed by Grissom and written by his playwriting class. Then Layla Ophelia and Lissa Fulton join us from Mary Baldwin University Theatre. They are both actors in MBU’s upcoming production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette. In between Clinton and Leslie turning a running gag into a marathon, Layla and Lissa talk about what it’s like to play in 18th Century royal France. It’s town talking to the gown here 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.

Feb 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie abandon Clinton to soldier on all alone. He tries his best. Fortunately he’s got a couple of great guests. First there’s theater powerhouse Linda Zuby. She returns to the show to talk about the musical review that she has conceived and directed for Four County Players, A View from Some Broads. Then bassist Gabe Gavin from Positive Collective visits the show for the first time. Positive Collective is opening for Mighty Joshua at the Third Annual Mighty Marley Celebration at The Ante Room. It’s two different looks at music here 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.