Jun 242018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie take a look at two different kinds of poets who have channelled trauma into their art. First, poet Mary Anna Dunn visits the show for the first time. She has taken letters from her (slave owning) ancestors and used them as inspiration for her first poetry chapbook Letters to Littles’ Mills, in anticipation of her release reading at the New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Mary Anna about her history as an artist and about her family history that she’s worked into her art. Next Flora Lark and JonaNoelle, the spoken work duo The Fire Tigers, also make their first appearance on the show. You can catch them at Fire & Smoke, a joint show with improv group Big Blue Door at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. Flora Lark and JonaNoelle talk about their performance art that encourages people to acknowledge trauma, address trauma, and heal from trauma. Two sets of artists are moved to then move us this week 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.

Jun 172018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two art curators to the show to talk about what their organizations bring to our town. First, it’s Lauren Maupin, Education and Program Manager at The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. We talk to Lauren about common misunderstandings about the Kluge-Ruhe, about the benefits that the community can glean from experiencing the works of outside artists, and about this year’s Night at the Museum summer series. Next David Plunkett, director of The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library comes on the show and weathers us at our silliest. Most notably, our David challenges that David to justify the library’s existence, and he does! It’s a show about how two arts organizations (that you might not think about much) enrich the community this week 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.

Jun 102018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David rides solo and front loads a much needed and well-felt rant at the start of a broad ranging show. First, we have Art Beltrone, co-founder of The Vietnam Graffiti Project. He’s spent years collecting graffiti from Vietnam soldiers. Hear him talk about his and his wife’s efforts to collect and save these pieces of folk art and their significance. Then, go see his talk at the Nothside Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Then we welcome Greg Ward with bassist Gabe Gavin from The Greg Ward Project. They strap on the intruments and give us a taste of the music before talking about reggae and unity before their concert in Crozet. Art from war and art that brings together this week 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.

Jun 032018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David gets down with two interesting and delightful sets of guests. First, Paige Naylor, fellow at The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute, brings with her musician and songwriter Rachel Austin to talk about Soundhouse, the upcoming multi-media, experimental sound art show at The Bridge PAI. Then we welcome Chandler Ferrebee to the show for the first time. Chandler’s the Director of Vinegar Hill Outreach for Light House Studio, and she fields our questions about the importance of films, plans for the future, and Light House’s Vinegar Hill ’76 Film Series, in process right now. It’s artists looking forward and an art curator looking back this week 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.

May 272018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome back Jeyon Falsini, founder and the owner of the now-closed Ante Room. Jeyon came on the show not too long after the Ante Room opened to talk about his plans and hopes. Now, we bring Jeyon back both to look back at what the Ante Room was and to look forward to what could be next. We also get Jeyon to weigh in a little about the trials of managing event spaces in Charlottesville. This week, we go behind the scenes to talk to one of the people who makes a home for artists to do their art 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.

May 202018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David looks like Lando Calrissian but flies solo (Ha!) as Leslie is under the weather, but he rocks it with two great guests. For the first time we welcome, Eileen French, artist at McGuffey Art Center, who is in charge of their Art Movie Night. She also brings with her Daniella Chadwick from their Incubator Studio, and we get into both topics — the movies, the Incubator Studio, what it’s like to watch a movie outside, what it’s like to be a young artist sharing a space with six other young artists, etc. Then, Miller Murray Susen from Village School comes on the show to talk about their Fragments of the Future Award Ceremony at New Dominion Bookshop. Middle school girls from all over the area competed in the return of Village School’s short story contest. Good guests and good talks gives you a reason to get up Sunday mornings. Enjoy 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.

May 132018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back together again just in time to talk to a Charlottesville arts figure. We welcome to the show, for the first time, John Johnson, founder of Darkstone Entertainment, where he has written, directed, and produced his own horror TV shows, short films, and feature films. Recently, John has experimented with reworking existing films, and we talk about his remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space and his plans to remake [Manos: Hands of Fate}(http://www.darkstone-ent.com/manos.html). We also talk about a development in John’s personal life that he’s just shared with the world, his diagnosis as having Parkinsons Disease. You don’t want to miss 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.

May 062018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s week two of a no show guest! (Seriously, people! What’s going on?) Fortunately David and Clinton had two young artists from Mary Baldwin University who were more than willing to fill the space. Lissa Fulton and Gil Mitchell from Mary Baldwin’s Theatre Department come to the show to talk about their upcoming production, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal. We have Lissa and Gil for the whole hour, and they talk the machines of society, the benefits of non-realistic theater, and Shakespeare in Abu Dhabi. “Local” art also means art over the mountain 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 292018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Clinton is left to flounder as one of two scheduled guests doesn’t show and as Leslie and David are out. Fortunately, our first guest is as dependable as she is delightful. Alice Layman is the organist and choir director of Christ Episcopal Church in Downtown Charlottesville. She returns to the show to talk about the free, weekly, lunchtime concert series for the month of May that she originated — Bach’s Lunch — now in it’s 30th year! It’s secular music in a sacred space 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 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.