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.

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.

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.

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.

Jul 222018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David is still held hostage by his day job, which is appropriate because the reality of day jobs putting a limit on artistic activities is just one of the topics Leslie and Clinton cover with local visual artist, Nym Pedersen. His show Synonyms, Antonyms is currently running at Chroma Projects: an Art Laboratory (and will be running until the end of this coming week). We talk about his show and its collection of fluid, minimalist figure drawings and collages. We talk about Nym’s process and his time on the Downtown Mall running Art Snacks. And, of course, we enjoy the observations that come from a mature, long-time, experienced artist. It’s about the work, how you have to work to get the work, how you have to market the work, and how you look at the checkbook and figure out how it’s all going to work 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 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.

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 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.