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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.