Apr 142019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie’s a little early, David’s a little late, but the art is right on time with two new guests. First, we talk to ecoartist and poet Amelia L. Williams. She has spent the last few years thinking about how she can use art to counter the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We talk to her about her latest project, The Ties that Bind, a piece that experiements with community sourced art. Next, Brandon LeeBangah blesses the house for the first time. His first album A Long Way from Home is out now. We talk to Brandon about how his business efforts work with his artistic pursuits, and we also talk about the responsibilies that can come from being listened to by kids, especially, who don’t have many good messages coming at them. From the people to the artist and then from the artist back to the people 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 312019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, A sick David leaves Leslie and Clinton to do the show like they did it in the beginning. Fortunately, they have two great guests to make things fun. First, Jane Alison returns to the show. She’s taken a detour from creative writing to write a new book about writing. Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative takes on the strangle hold that “The Narrative Art” has on the way we write. We talk to Jane about her bold move against the canonical practice, about how patterns in nature can be reflected in storytelling, and about how a gain and loss of tumesence need not be the only game in town. Next, Rich Tarbell visits the show for the first time. He and Coy Barefoot have turned Rich’s photographic and oral history of music in Charlottesville, Regarding Charlottesville Music into an exhibit, presented with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society at City SpaceIt’s a Music Town: Exploring the Sights, the Sounds, and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era. We talk to Rich about what he learned in doing the book and the exhibit, of how scenes grow and why they shift and why they die. We deep dive with some deep artists 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.

Mar 242019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie take a double dip into local music. First, Alice Claire is back on the show talking about her new album (and her first solo album), Loop. We talk to Alice about the life of a multi-project musician and what it took to bring this album to the light of day. Catch Alice at her album release concert at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Next, David and Leslie fall into full love fest with Richelle Claiborne. Her next project is a concert called Black Music Excellence through the Ages at the Front Porch Roots Music School. We’re here to help you plan your artistic 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.

Mar 172019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back on the mic with two new artists. First Susan Patrick comes on the show for the first time. She’s primarliy a painter, but she comes to us to talk about her 20 year side project — graphite and ink drawings of discarded objects that she’s found and arranged. Her show, Debris is up at New Dominion Bookshop now, running through the month. David and Leslie ask Susan about her process in this work, her artistic philosophy, and the importance of appreciating the little things that get discarded and ignored. Next, author Katie Baldwin returns to the show. Her second romance has supernatural adventure and is called Ghost of a Chance. We talk to Katie about what writing book number two was like and what research she both did and did not need to do to depict serial killers, 90s Satanism, and a heavy metal band. Once artists let themselves out of their studios, we get them in our studio to talk to 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.

Mar 102019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two guests who speak softly yet carry some big art. First Rafael Scarfullery comes on the show and is very patient as we commit ourselves to correctly pronouncing his name. Scarfullery is a professional classical guitarist, and he has started Guitar Charlottesville to promote classical and classical influenced guitar in Charlottesville. We talk about GuitarCharlottesville and get a chance to question our stereotypes with classical music. Next, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Brad Stoller returns to the show, as it’s time for his annual Theater of the Oppressed Workshop. Brad describes what the “Theater of the Oppressed” is and how he and his partners (Matthew Slaats and Mecca Burns) work it into a workshop. We also talk to Brad about art’s role in addressing the need for safety. It’s the art that quietly moves 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.

Mar 032019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie do a music double dip. First Edward Warwick-White from Four County Players returns to the show. This time he’s here as the director of Four County’s next musical, Hello, Dolly!. We talk to Edward about the need to bring a big show to the stage with small resources and how to communicate story components in the show that are easily missed. Next, Galen Curry from The Currys comes on the show for the first time. The Curry’s latest CD is This Side of Glass, out now. We talk to Galen about where and how the this album was made and about what makes it different from their previous two albums. The weather outside is frightful, but the artists are so delightful 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 172019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back with two more groups of artists. First, Geri Schirmer returns to the show. She’s talked before about the project that she’s had years experience with, the teen relationship assault and abuse play, I Never Saw It Coming. It’s about to start a series of performances with a show at Live Arts Theatre. With Geri is director Denise Stewart and teen actor Sophia Colby. They talk about the issue of assault and abuse in teen relationships and what it’s been like to work on a play that dramatizes and addresses these issues. Next, our month-long focus on the McGuffey Art Center’s Black History Month exhibit continues with artists JaeJae Johnson and Anthony Scott. Anthony and JaeJae are both portrait artists. They talk about their influences and what is compelling about capturing the human face. It’s art for the public and art for the personal 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 102019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie find themselves with two more great guests. First, cellist Wes Swing visits the show for the first time. Coming from a classical background, Swing has also put time into developing his improvisational skills. Today, Wes takes all of that into playing with live looping. In fact, Wes will be teaching a Live Looping Workshop at the Front Porch Roots Music School this coming week. We talk to him about looping, what it’s like to work with it and how it shapes his music. Next, our look at the Black History Month exhibits at McGuffey Art Center continues with two of their featured artists. Dena Jennings is a doctor and lover of science who makes and plays gourd based banjos. Dr. Jennings talks about the various ways she connects to her works — aestheticly, intellectually, and culturally, to name a few. Bolanle Adeboye is an artist whose current installation of found fabric at McGuffey marks a move for her from the representative to the abstract. Warm up that coffee and kick up your feet. The art is on deck at 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 032019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two pairs of artists who are furthering the conversation about, the consideration of, and the representation by African Americans in Charlottesville. First, playwright Peter Gunter and actor Jim Winton visit the show to talk about Peter’s play The Crying Tree. For 12 years, Peter’s been crafting this work about the unholy rat king that is racial explotation and American politics, until — after having it just not come together — he finally put it away. He talks about what moved him to take it “off the shelf” and get it to where it is now — going up at the Charlottesville Playwrights Collective in its first full production. Next, McGuffey Art Center artist Bob Anderson returns to the show but not for his own work. As with many artists, the Unite the Right Invasion motivated him to do something to counter the tide of hate that washed up on our shores like a medical waste wave onto a New Jersey beach. He started then working on a McGuffey celebration of Black History Month that showcased local African American artists, and after a year and half, we’re here. Bob talks about this month’s artists and events and is joined by one of the artists, Darrell Rose. Let the Right unite, we always bet on Black (and Brown and Tan and Red and Yellow and Pink Triangled and Opressed White and anyone else feeling the boot of the metaphorical family in the Big House who’re getting fat on other people’s labor and suffering 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 272019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two guests to the show for the first time. First we’re pleased to talk to Jane Fellows from the Fiber and Stitch Art Collective — an organization of Central Virginia artists who support and discuss the developement of quilting as an art form. Jane talks about how making quilts to be art differs from artfully making quilts to be on your bed. She also talks about the collective’s upcoming show, Metamophosis and Transformation at New Dominion Bookshop. Next UVA Drama grad student Priyanka Shetty sits behind the mic to talk about her one-person show, The Elephant in the Room, about her transition from living in India to living in America. Find something new in the familar and something familiar in the new 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 202019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we’re back after the snow turned one week off into two! That’s okay. David and Leslie are primed and ready to welcome two new guests to the show. First we have a whole crew to talk about Live Arts Theatre’s upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Director Bryan Close and actor Mendy St. Ours join Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Adult Services Librarian Evan Stankovics to talk about this unique British book that people said could never be successfully adapted. We ask Close and St. Ours about the challenge of performing an unorthadox script based on an unorthadox novel. Next, it’s Angel Metro in the studio! She’s just released her new album DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS. We talk to Angel about the transition from playing in the Goth Rock band Gild the Mourn to doing this solo eletronic music project. We also talk to members of her live band Tom Lynch and Chad VanPelt about what it took to bring Angel’s sonic vision to life. And somewhere in the midst of all this, David adopts a new crimefighting personna! It’s a new year, and there’s new art to bring to you 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 302018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to two musicians who are showing different musical sides of themselves. First, singer-songwriter Wendy Repass sets down her guitar and sets up her turntables as she prepares to DJ Women’s Dance Cville at the Ix Art Park. Wendy talks about the idea behind a Women’s Dance, what led to it, and the challeges of being a DJ. Next, guitar man Greg Brown returns to the show. Recently Greg has dusted off his Metal persona, Age of Fire, and has released a CD, Obisian Dreams. Leslie talks to Greg about the switch from Classical to Metal as we listen to a couple of tracks. We’re here to rattle the caffeine in your veins 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.