May 272018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome back Jeyon Falsini, founder and the owner of the now-closed Ante Room. Jeyon came on the show not too long after the Ante Room opened to talk about his plans and hopes. Now, we bring Jeyon back both to look back at what the Ante Room was and to look forward to what could be next. We also get Jeyon to weigh in a little about the trials of managing event spaces in Charlottesville. This week, we go behind the scenes to talk to one of the people who makes a home for artists to do their 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.

May 202018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David looks like Lando Calrissian but flies solo (Ha!) as Leslie is under the weather, but he rocks it with two great guests. For the first time we welcome, Eileen French, artist at McGuffey Art Center, who is in charge of their Art Movie Night. She also brings with her Daniella Chadwick from their Incubator Studio, and we get into both topics — the movies, the Incubator Studio, what it’s like to watch a movie outside, what it’s like to be a young artist sharing a space with six other young artists, etc. Then, Miller Murray Susen from Village School comes on the show to talk about their Fragments of the Future Award Ceremony at New Dominion Bookshop. Middle school girls from all over the area competed in the return of Village School’s short story contest. Good guests and good talks gives you a reason to get up Sunday mornings. Enjoy 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.

May 132018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back together again just in time to talk to a Charlottesville arts figure. We welcome to the show, for the first time, John Johnson, founder of Darkstone Entertainment, where he has written, directed, and produced his own horror TV shows, short films, and feature films. Recently, John has experimented with reworking existing films, and we talk about his remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space and his plans to remake [Manos: Hands of Fate}(http://www.darkstone-ent.com/manos.html). We also talk about a development in John’s personal life that he’s just shared with the world, his diagnosis as having Parkinsons Disease. You don’t want to miss 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.

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 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.