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 032019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two pairs of artists who are furthering the conversation about, the consideration of, and the representation by African Americans in Charlottesville. First, playwright Peter Gunter and actor Jim Winton visit the show to talk about Peter’s play The Crying Tree. For 12 years, Peter’s been crafting this work about the unholy rat king that is racial explotation and American politics, until — after having it just not come together — he finally put it away. He talks about what moved him to take it “off the shelf” and get it to where it is now — going up at the Charlottesville Playwrights Collective in its first full production. Next, McGuffey Art Center artist Bob Anderson returns to the show but not for his own work. As with many artists, the Unite the Right Invasion motivated him to do something to counter the tide of hate that washed up on our shores like a medical waste wave onto a New Jersey beach. He started then working on a McGuffey celebration of Black History Month that showcased local African American artists, and after a year and half, we’re here. Bob talks about this month’s artists and events and is joined by one of the artists, Darrell Rose. Let the Right unite, we always bet on Black (and Brown and Tan and Red and Yellow and Pink Triangled and Opressed White and anyone else feeling the boot of the metaphorical family in the Big House who’re getting fat on other people’s labor and suffering 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 012017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our co-host Leslie M. Scott-Jones returns from abroad just in time jam with David and talk to … Boomie Pedersen, Chris Baumer, and Kiri Gardner from Live Arts Theater. They are cast members of the upcoming production, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. The conversation flows from what Albee’s work brings to the stage to the recent casting controversy to background of this production. Then, just when you thought the show couldn’t get better, artist Bob Anderson visits the show for the first time in anticipation of his upcoming exhibit featuring his figure drawing that is surprisingly both realistic and abstract at the same time. Listen to how Picasso and Cubism influenced this non-Cubist show — Les desmoiselles at McGuffey Art Center. As always, it’s artists talking 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.