Sep 092018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie helm an excellent show with two moving and fascinating guests. First, author Wendy Zomparelli visits the show for the first time. A longtime journalist, Wendy is now writing fiction. She talks about her children’s book Princess Ingeborg and the Dragons, which she will be reading at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Wendy about working on the book, about going to fiction from journalism, and about some of her thoughts on writing in general. Next, Charlottesville dance man Edwin Roa, founder of Zabor Dance, comes on the show to talk about Zaltandi: Charlottesville’s First World Dance Fest coming to The Ix Art Park. Edwin talks about the power of dance, about how he looks to dance to bring people together and to bring people to themselves. First you’ll want to read Wendy’s book, and then you’ll want to dance after listening to today’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.

Sep 022018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie speak to flautist Matthew Olwell. Growing up swathed in the Celtic music tradition, Olwell is experimenting with the style with his group CyberTrad, where he mixes his flute with and electric bass and beatboxer. That’s right — beatbox. We talk to Matthew about cultural and artistic interchange, specifically between Irish American and African American music traditions. Check out CyberTrad’s upcoming concert at The Front Porch Roost Music School. Next, Keith Morris returns to the show! Once Trump started his campaign, Keith started to get horrified. Then he started getting angry. Then he started working on what is now his new album. We talk to Keith about Psychopath and Sycophants, what’s behind it and the role of the music artist in culture. Art is culture and culture is art on today’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.

Aug 262018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two artists who have put on their arts organizer hats to better spread the good word and the good art. First, Mike Bizarro is putting together an A Capella Hip Hop night at The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. It’s local wordsmiths speaking their words without their beats. True to his role, Mike drops bits of knowledge about the nature of hip hop and the nature of art as if the knowledge was going out of style. Next, David welcomes back Miller Murray Susen just as Live Arts Theatre welcomes her back as its Education Director. We talk to Miller about what Live Arts offers in terms of education and what she hopes it can offer in the future. It’s artists reaching out to other artists and to our community on today’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.

Aug 122018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David calls in live from Washington Park at the Heather Heyer memorial gathering. He talks about where he’s at, where we’re at, and interviews people on the ground. Power to the people, today 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.

Aug 052018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David throws down with two righteous groups of guests visiting the show for the first time. First, we welcome Lisa Jevack, Assistant to the Director and Early Visions Coordinator of The Fralin Art Museum and Charlene Green, Manager of the the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. The Fralin and the City are partners in The Signs of Change Project along with The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative — a project that seeks to use art to raise the profile of African American history in Charlottesville history. Then — you maybe have seen him on the Downtown Mall — here, photographer Eze Amos steps out from behind the camera to talk about his artistic goals and how and why he came to focus on photographing people on the Downtown Mall. He is New City Arts’ current artist in residence, and you can see Eze’s work at his show, Eze Amos: Cville People Everyday. It’s art for the people and art about the people today 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 082018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie hold down a great show with two killer returning guests. First Sam Gray was first on the show as part of The McGuffey Art Center’s Incubator Studio. Now she returns as a renting artist with her own show Gaean Reveries. We talk about her show and her art in general — the importance of nature in her work, how her work is changing, and roll of art in general. Next Jaewar from Vibe Riot returns to the show because it’s time for Vibe Fest 2018: The Summer of Love at The Ix Art Park!!! Jay talks about the challenges of putting on an event like Vibe Fest and about the challenges that artists who work for peace have in these times. We bring back the best 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.

Jul 012018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie do what they do — talk to artsits for you. First, local hip-hop artist and academic A.D. Carson comes on the show for the first time. He has just dropped his new album Sleepwaking 2. Next from The Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers: CLAW and Arcadia Rodriguez and Caitlyn McLeod come on the show to talk about what CLAW is. We have artists wrestling with arms and artists wrestling with words 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.

Jun 242018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie take a look at two different kinds of poets who have channelled trauma into their art. First, poet Mary Anna Dunn visits the show for the first time. She has taken letters from her (slave owning) ancestors and used them as inspiration for her first poetry chapbook Letters to Littles’ Mills, in anticipation of her release reading at the New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Mary Anna about her history as an artist and about her family history that she’s worked into her art. Next Flora Lark and JonaNoelle, the spoken work duo The Fire Tigers, also make their first appearance on the show. You can catch them at Fire & Smoke, a joint show with improv group Big Blue Door at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. Flora Lark and JonaNoelle talk about their performance art that encourages people to acknowledge trauma, address trauma, and heal from trauma. Two sets of artists are moved to then move us 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.

Jun 172018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two art curators to the show to talk about what their organizations bring to our town. First, it’s Lauren Maupin, Education and Program Manager at The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. We talk to Lauren about common misunderstandings about the Kluge-Ruhe, about the benefits that the community can glean from experiencing the works of outside artists, and about this year’s Night at the Museum summer series. Next David Plunkett, director of The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library comes on the show and weathers us at our silliest. Most notably, our David challenges that David to justify the library’s existence, and he does! It’s a show about how two arts organizations (that you might not think about much) enrich the community 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.

Jun 102018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David rides solo and front loads a much needed and well-felt rant at the start of a broad ranging show. First, we have Art Beltrone, co-founder of The Vietnam Graffiti Project. He’s spent years collecting graffiti from Vietnam soldiers. Hear him talk about his and his wife’s efforts to collect and save these pieces of folk art and their significance. Then, go see his talk at the Nothside Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Then we welcome Greg Ward with bassist Gabe Gavin from The Greg Ward Project. They strap on the intruments and give us a taste of the music before talking about reggae and unity before their concert in Crozet. Art from war and art that brings together 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.

Jun 032018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David gets down with two interesting and delightful sets of guests. First, Paige Naylor, fellow at The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute, brings with her musician and songwriter Rachel Austin to talk about Soundhouse, the upcoming multi-media, experimental sound art show at The Bridge PAI. Then we welcome Chandler Ferrebee to the show for the first time. Chandler’s the Director of Vinegar Hill Outreach for Light House Studio, and she fields our questions about the importance of films, plans for the future, and Light House’s Vinegar Hill ’76 Film Series, in process right now. It’s artists looking forward and an art curator looking back 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 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.