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.

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.

Jan 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and Clinton spend time with two great guests. First, we welcome New York curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray (speaking by phone from the Overcrowded Overpriced Apple). She and her group, The Dance Diaspora Collective have partnered with Dancing While Black to bring their latest work RUN MARY RUN to UVA. RUN MARY RUN utilizes a dance form created by enslaved African Americans called “the Ring Shout,” Bumbray takes 15 minutes out of her rehearsal to talk about how she mixes this old form with modern elements. Then we’re lucky to have the cast and director of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Live Arts Theatre‘s next play. Gretchen York, Jess Kristensen, Claire Chandler, and director Betsy Tucker chime in on their processes, the issues of the play, and how Churchill’s Thatcher-inspired 80s play is still relevant today. You can always hear artists talking about their 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.

Jan 142018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we talk a little music history and a little Art Park future. First, Horace Scruggs visits the show for the first time. He is a musician and the adjunct instructor of choral music at Piedmont Virginia Community College and the man behind entertaining and informative concerts/lectures on African American music at PVCC. His latest is A View from the Train: Decoding the Stories and Music of the Underground Railroad, and so we talk a little about spirituals and their role in enslaved African American communities. Next, we check in with Brian Wimer, Executive Director of the Ix Art Park and look back at what the Art Park has been in 2017 and what it could be in 2018. It’s two great conversations with two great guests 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.