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.

Apr 012018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two sets of impressive artists to our airwaves. First, studiomates Peneople Stone and Esther visit the show for the first time. Penelope is an experieced urban forager who uses her talents to make easter eggs with natual dyes. Esther works exclusively in matzah. They talk about their work and their working relationship and about what they are doing artistically to celebrate Eastover. Next, we’re pleased and wowed to have Charlottesville’s favorite artistic son, Duncan MacMhunna, well known and lauded for his wax sculptures of B-List stars. David and Leslie fight through being starstruck to ask Duncan about his process, his vision, and his keen eye for a celebrity on the rise and on the fall. (Andy rumors that our guests are actually Jessie Conover & Marjory Ruderman from Big Blue Door’s Feminine Hijinks Improv and Andy Davis from Bent Theatre Comedy Improv are foolish and falacious.) It’s April Fools Day 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 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back together again being both raucous and righteous with two tight guests. First, Justin Reid, Director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities visits the show for first time. It’s clear that he is all about untold stories, which makes him the best person to spearhead Virginia Humanities’ #UnseenCville Project of public art installations. Then, it’s time again for the 9 Pillars Hip Hop Culture Fest. It’s year two of our local Hip-Hop syposium, and you can hear how organizers Remy St Clair and Fellowman are topping last year even though that wasn’t their explicit intention. On top of all that, we have a touching moment in Fellowman’s romantic life, and David and Leslie become bewitched by Justin Reid’s eyes 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.

Feb 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie re-form the Raucous Cacus of Sunday Morning Radio and welcome two pairs of great guests. First, show favorite Greg Brown returns and brings with him Bobby Palamino. Newly transplanted to town for NYC, Bobby helped form the mid-60s group The Teemates and has been playing for 55 years. He and Greg talk about that and about their upcoming benefit concert for Union Ridge Baptist Church. Next theater artist Alex Citron comes on the show wearing his playwright hat to talk about his new play Stolen Moon at the Belmont Arts Collaborative Theater. He and his director, Eric Hart talk about their working relationship and prompts David to muse about how “life transfuses into art.” It’s something old and something new (and when people bust on Black Panter, David and Leslie get the Blues) 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 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to two women artists, one mature and one just starting. First, poet Patsy Asuncion returns to the show. Right now she’s working with The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute to organize their upcoming Women’s History Month festivities. (And you know we ask her to read some of her recently published work.) Then singer/songwriter Maria DeHart visits the show for the first time. She’s about to release her first EP. The release concert is at UVA, and we listen to a song from it and talk to Maria about what it takes to step out of the band that she also plays with and put out her own stuff. We’re soldiering on without Delores O’Riordan 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.

Jan 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we touch on three art forms for the price of one show. (And considering that the show is free for you to listen to, that’s a pretty good price.) First, Deborah McLeod from Chroma Projects Art Lab returns with two interesting artists. We have painter Martha Saunders ruminating over the loss of language in her current exhibit Transmutations. Also, for the month of January, Chroma is showing filmmaker Richard Knox Robinson’s documentary Orwell’s Revolution. Then dance returns to Home Grown as Belly Dance master Joy Rayman from Fire in the Belly returns to talk about their next round of classes coming up at The Dance Spot. We’re trying to get you all the art we can 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.

Dec 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie get on the phone to talk to two great sets of guests. First, Kristen Chiacchia Executive Director and Chief Curator of Second Street Gallery sits in the studio while New York/C’Ville artist Ivy Nate calls in from the Big Apple. Ivy is one of 12 local artists in Second Street’s current exhibit, Drawn to Charlottesville. With Kristen fresh from NYC and Ivy bouncing back and forth between us, we have a great chance to discuss the difference between big city and small town art. Then David and Leslie call over to Richmond to catch C’Ville ex-pat Sarah White after her first cup of coffee and before she heads over here to rehearse for this year’s Sarah White and Friends Christmas Show at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Sarah’s been doing the show for fifteen years or more making it a bona fide Charlottesville holiday tradition. Who says we can’t get into the holiday spirit in between strident attacks at racism. Remember, say “Okay” to a white Christmas but “No Way!” to white supremacy. We’re keeping it holly jolly real 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.

Nov 192017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, our man Greg Brown returns and brings the guitar phatness!. He’s got so many irons in the fire we almost confused him for a blacksmith. We take the entire hour to talk about a bunch of his projects — everything from his previous post-cancer rock project Chemobrain to his classical CD Wanderings that he releases 11/17/17 to January’s Chemobrain follow up Another Dose to next year’s thrash metal project Age of Fire. We talk about Greg’s creative process, his inspriations, his multiple genre personality, and more. On top of it all, we play tracks from many of his projects, and even have Greg playing live. If you don’t like music, you need to come back for another episode. For the rest of us, our only regret is that Greg didn’t bring his ukelele. It’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.

Oct 152017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our co-hosts Leslie M. Scott-Jones and David Vaughn Straughn welcome three great guests. First, vocal instructor Heather Hightower, head of The Center for Vocal Study visits us for the first time to talk about her upcoming free vocal lesson as part of The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville’s Arts in the Park in Emancipation Park. Next, our man Ty Cooper returns with the lowdown on his Comedy Writing Workshop at PVCC. What do you learn when Ty teaches you about comedy? Finally, we’re pleased to have L.A. artist Lisa Beane come to us after Saturday night’s opening of her new exhibit at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Karma, that features paintings that fuse bright colors, humor, and images of our childhood with lynching stamps. It’s three different artists talking about three different ways that art can move and center 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.