Apr 282019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie leaves us behind leaving David to get behind the mic with two guests. First, he talks to rapper King Gemini. A Charlottesville native, he’s just back in town from living in California and he’s taking the first steps towards getting a music career on track. David talks to KG about beginnings and we listen to his first single. Next Ty Cooper returns to the show. After years of documentary filmmaking, he’s attempting his first narrative film project. David and Ty talk about his conception for the work, the need to be cruel in writing, and about some of the ins and outs of filming your work. Every piece of art has a moment when it starts, and we’re here to talk about those moments just as we talk about finished pieces 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 212019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s Leslie and David and one set of guests for one whole show. FellowMan and Remy St. Claire return! They were here when they started it. They were here when they brought it back. Now, it’s year three, and it’s still going strong — 2019 Nine Pillars Cultural Hip Hop Fest!!! We talk about what and who’s the same and what and who’s different this year. We also talk about anything else that comes into our heads: community representation; financial support of artists, and the question of “the Charlottesville Sound.” Local art makes the community, shakes the community, sometimes even rakes the community, but it only ever builds and never breaks the community, and you can hear about it 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 142019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie’s a little early, David’s a little late, but the art is right on time with two new guests. First, we talk to ecoartist and poet Amelia L. Williams. She has spent the last few years thinking about how she can use art to counter the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We talk to her about her latest project, The Ties that Bind, a piece that experiements with community sourced art. Next, Brandon LeeBangah blesses the house for the first time. His first album A Long Way from Home is out now. We talk to Brandon about how his business efforts work with his artistic pursuits, and we also talk about the responsibilies that can come from being listened to by kids, especially, who don’t have many good messages coming at them. From the people to the artist and then from the artist back to the people 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 072019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David is back and riding solo with a duet of guest duos. First J. Taylor and Tanya K. Manwill visit the show. Both are designers for Live Arts’ upcoming production of The Book of Will. David talks to J. about how he approaches set design in general and what he has done with the set to Book of Will in particular. Then, David talks to Tanya about her sound design and the experience of working collaboratively with other designers on this show. We also hear a piece of original music she’s written for the show. Next, it’s April, which means it’s National Poetry Month again. In honor of such, we welcome back the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s co-chairs of their National Poetry Month activities, Tim Carrier and Brittany Eversberg. Tim and Brittany talk about the joy of poetry and prepare us for this year’s Poem in Your Pocket Day and Poetry on the Steps events. If you want to compare us to a summer’s day, we’re hardly more lovely or more temperate, but we’re here to bring artists to you 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.

Mar 312019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, A sick David leaves Leslie and Clinton to do the show like they did it in the beginning. Fortunately, they have two great guests to make things fun. First, Jane Alison returns to the show. She’s taken a detour from creative writing to write a new book about writing. Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative takes on the strangle hold that “The Narrative Art” has on the way we write. We talk to Jane about her bold move against the canonical practice, about how patterns in nature can be reflected in storytelling, and about how a gain and loss of tumesence need not be the only game in town. Next, Rich Tarbell visits the show for the first time. He and Coy Barefoot have turned Rich’s photographic and oral history of music in Charlottesville, Regarding Charlottesville Music into an exhibit, presented with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society at City SpaceIt’s a Music Town: Exploring the Sights, the Sounds, and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era. We talk to Rich about what he learned in doing the book and the exhibit, of how scenes grow and why they shift and why they die. We deep dive with some deep artists 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.

Mar 242019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie take a double dip into local music. First, Alice Claire is back on the show talking about her new album (and her first solo album), Loop. We talk to Alice about the life of a multi-project musician and what it took to bring this album to the light of day. Catch Alice at her album release concert at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Next, David and Leslie fall into full love fest with Richelle Claiborne. Her next project is a concert called Black Music Excellence through the Ages at the Front Porch Roots Music School. We’re here to help you plan your artistic 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.

Mar 172019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back on the mic with two new artists. First Susan Patrick comes on the show for the first time. She’s primarliy a painter, but she comes to us to talk about her 20 year side project — graphite and ink drawings of discarded objects that she’s found and arranged. Her show, Debris is up at New Dominion Bookshop now, running through the month. David and Leslie ask Susan about her process in this work, her artistic philosophy, and the importance of appreciating the little things that get discarded and ignored. Next, author Katie Baldwin returns to the show. Her second romance has supernatural adventure and is called Ghost of a Chance. We talk to Katie about what writing book number two was like and what research she both did and did not need to do to depict serial killers, 90s Satanism, and a heavy metal band. Once artists let themselves out of their studios, we get them in our studio to talk to you 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.

Mar 102019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two guests who speak softly yet carry some big art. First Rafael Scarfullery comes on the show and is very patient as we commit ourselves to correctly pronouncing his name. Scarfullery is a professional classical guitarist, and he has started Guitar Charlottesville to promote classical and classical influenced guitar in Charlottesville. We talk about GuitarCharlottesville and get a chance to question our stereotypes with classical music. Next, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Brad Stoller returns to the show, as it’s time for his annual Theater of the Oppressed Workshop. Brad describes what the “Theater of the Oppressed” is and how he and his partners (Matthew Slaats and Mecca Burns) work it into a workshop. We also talk to Brad about art’s role in addressing the need for safety. It’s the art that quietly moves 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.

Mar 032019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie do a music double dip. First Edward Warwick-White from Four County Players returns to the show. This time he’s here as the director of Four County’s next musical, Hello, Dolly!. We talk to Edward about the need to bring a big show to the stage with small resources and how to communicate story components in the show that are easily missed. Next, Galen Curry from The Currys comes on the show for the first time. The Curry’s latest CD is This Side of Glass, out now. We talk to Galen about where and how the this album was made and about what makes it different from their previous two albums. The weather outside is frightful, but the artists are so delightful 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 242019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Clinton is on his own, holding down the fort with two fascinating sets of guests. First the Accessible Music Project’s co-founder, director, and board president Greg Morgoglione visits the show for the first time. The AMP works to bring music to the “access-limited” population — people in hospitals, assisted living communities, and nursing homes. Clinton talks with Greg about the preconceptions of playing to those communities versus the reality, about how both artist and audience benefit, and about how his organization challenges our very assumptions of where art is done and who gets to have access to it. Next, our month-long focus on the McGuffey Art Center’s Black History Month exhibit comes to an end. Our final in-studio artist is Michael E. Williams. Williams works in oil paint, painting vibrant scenes of Black Charlottesville, many of which are disappearing. We talk to Mike about his approach to his subject matter and about his use of color. Finally, we round out the month with organizer Bob Anderson shouting out two absent artists in the show — deceased McGuffey member Liz Cherry Jones, who has a retrospective in the exhibit and Charlottesvillian-turned-Californian Rose Hill, who boldy takes racist images (a la and including Little Black Sambo) and makes them a part of her art. She also started the Inmate Art Program at the Albemarle Regional Jail, which current runner Daniel O’Niell talks about. Today we end up looking at a lot of preconceptions people attach to 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.

Feb 172019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back with two more groups of artists. First, Geri Schirmer returns to the show. She’s talked before about the project that she’s had years experience with, the teen relationship assault and abuse play, I Never Saw It Coming. It’s about to start a series of performances with a show at Live Arts Theatre. With Geri is director Denise Stewart and teen actor Sophia Colby. They talk about the issue of assault and abuse in teen relationships and what it’s been like to work on a play that dramatizes and addresses these issues. Next, our month-long focus on the McGuffey Art Center’s Black History Month exhibit continues with artists JaeJae Johnson and Anthony Scott. Anthony and JaeJae are both portrait artists. They talk about their influences and what is compelling about capturing the human face. It’s art for the public and art for the personal 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 102019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie find themselves with two more great guests. First, cellist Wes Swing visits the show for the first time. Coming from a classical background, Swing has also put time into developing his improvisational skills. Today, Wes takes all of that into playing with live looping. In fact, Wes will be teaching a Live Looping Workshop at the Front Porch Roots Music School this coming week. We talk to him about looping, what it’s like to work with it and how it shapes his music. Next, our look at the Black History Month exhibits at McGuffey Art Center continues with two of their featured artists. Dena Jennings is a doctor and lover of science who makes and plays gourd based banjos. Dr. Jennings talks about the various ways she connects to her works — aestheticly, intellectually, and culturally, to name a few. Bolanle Adeboye is an artist whose current installation of found fabric at McGuffey marks a move for her from the representative to the abstract. Warm up that coffee and kick up your feet. The art is on deck 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.