Dec 092018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie get into it with two artists newly into their artistic careers, who’ve come to our lovely, nazi-convicting town from other countries. First, we welcome Uzo Njoku. She is a visual artist working in paint and a fourth year student at UVA, originally from Nigeria. We talk about her technique and subject matter (black women) at her current show, Uzo Njoku: Out of the Shadows which has just opened at New City Arts. We also talk about Uzo’s emerging artistic philospophy. Next, we head over to the world of writing with Helen Chandler. She’s originally from Ireland and lives and writes here now. She’s recently taken a turn towards non-fiction essays, and we talk about what’s behind that move. We also talk about her current project — a book about her aunts. You can hear some of that work when she shares the bill with Sam Bush at the Charlottesville Reading Series at New Dominion Bookshop. It’s two artists outside of their home cultures talking about how they’re working thoughts about those cultures into their work. So never say you don’t get some culture 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 022018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie field two call-in guests. First, it’s time again for Let There Be Light at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk to local artist and curator James Yates as well as Beryl Solla Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at PVCC. James and Beryl have been doing Let There Be Light for twelve years, and we talk about the show’s inception and what it has grown into. We also talk about the artists involved and what it’s like to make a piece for Let There Be Light. Then, we talk to improv performer L.E. Zarling. She’s leading a Trans and Non-Binary Improv Workshop and then following it with her one-person show, Wisconsin Laugh Tripast the Ix Art Park. We have a great talk with L.E. that starts with Wisconsin Laugh Trip and continues into a discussion about how improv helped her find herself as trans and then how she finds being out as trans and doing improv for other people. We swear we didn’t plan it, but it’s another show about art bringing people together 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.

Nov 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie throw down with two more great guests. First, musician Alice Clair visits the show for the first time. She is organizing the second annual Femme Funk: A Female Musician Showcase at The Ix Art Park benefitting Planned Parenthood. Alice talks about what led her to start the showcase, what it’s been like to organize it, and its genre-hopping line up. Then graphic novel artist Laura Lee Gulledge returns to the show. She’s taken her artistitc inspiration book, Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist and has turned it into a Sketchbook Dares Workshop at New Dominion Bookshop. Laura Lee talks about what a sketchbook is, about promoting creativity, and about shutting away that inner critic. It’s all about getting the art out there 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.

Nov 182018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome back two artists to the show — one familiar face and one of our earliest guests. First, Ty Cooper returns. His first fiction film Mingle just showed last Saturday at The Paramount Theater, and he brings with him his assistant director Lk Schwendig from Boston and his actor and assistant director Precious Coleman from New York City. Lk and Precious talk about how Mingle started, what it was like working on the film, and what a good collaborative process looks like. Next, it’s local actor/director/singer Shelly Cole. She’s currently the music director for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s upcoming production of a 2017 musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Shelly talks about how this show is a combination of old (Shakespeare) and new (modern music). She also talks about how director Brad Stoller is bringing in different groups in the community. (Shelly also sees how many times she can say, “Hootenanny” on the show.) It’s a big old artistic hootenanny 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.

Oct 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two artists to the show for the first time. First, writer Susie McKenna comes on the show to talk about her new thriller Last Tracks. Susie talks about her inspiration for the book and also her extensive preparation. Next, theater director David Domkoski comes on the show to talk about his show with Gorilla Theater Productions, In the Forest, She Grew Fangs — a play about bullying. We talk about bullying and about how the play addrresses it. It’s two artists walking on the grim side (unintendedly appropriate for Halloween) 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.

Oct 142018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David abandons us to try to make his rent at his day job. So Leslie soldiers on alone welcoming, first, visiting UVA Drama Deparment director and Charlottesville native Amanda McRaven. Amanda is back in town to direct UVA’s production of The Wolves. Amanda talks about the play, about her process, about why it’s important to her and important to us. Then, friend of the show Ty Cooper gets back on the mic. He has an upcoming Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk with Ty about some of the challenges you can run into in documentary filmmaking and about how he intends to teach you to handle them. It’s two different artists talking about the importance of telling important stories 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.

Oct 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and David welcome back one of the show’s favorite guests Sam Gray. This time, Sam has co-founded the Feminist Union of C’ville Creatives, who have just had their premiere joint show at CitySpace. Sam talks about the founding of the F.U.C.C. and their show. One hour of Sam Gray gets you through your whole day. You can find her 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.

Sep 302018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to Geri Schirmer and Bob Button from Live Arts Theater. Bob is a producer and Geri is one of three dramaturgs working on their upcoming musical Ragtime. It’s them for the whole hour 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.

Sep 232018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie go from Gown to Town. Frist Prof. Esther Poveda, Prof. Alicia Lopez-Opere, and Prof. Lilian Feitosa from UVA’s Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese come to talk about the SIP Filmfest 2018: Contemporary Women’s Visions from Spain, Italy, and Latin America. This is the second annual SIP film festival, and we talk to the professors about the challenges in putting the festival together and what they hope to accomplish with it for their students and for the community. Next, musician Nathanial Star](https://www.jmrl.org/) jonis us for the first time. After years away from music, he’s back and performing with his group Kinfolk. Nathanial talks about what music means to him in anticipation of their concert at Front Porch Roots Music School. It’s all 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.

Sep 162018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two friends back to the show. First, local playwright Robert Wray makes our day. He brings with him director and producer Marty Moore and actor Justin Parker all to talk about his coming-of-age play The Secret Rain, a production of the Charlotesville Playwrights Collective. We talk to all of them about the play and to Robert specifically about his writing process and the roles that time and music play. Then we welcome back to the show Sarah Hamfeldt, Refernce and Adult Services Manager at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. As part of Welcome Week, the library has a slew of artistic events that will help us celebrate diversity in our community. The wonderful Sarah talks about them and about how the library is ideally poised to play that role of community builder. It’s art that’s personal and art that’s public 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.

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.