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.

Aug 192018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie deals with “The Tease” and the “Taking of the Vows.” First, we are pleased to have on the show for the first time Deanna Danger from Richmond’s Boom Boom Basics and Butchertown Burlesque. She’s been performing Butchertown regularly in town, and she’s just started a new burlesque series at the Ix Art ParkRemIX: A Neo-Burlesque and Variety Show. We talk about the new series and also talk about burlesque in general — What is it? What are people’s misconceptions? What’s great about it? Is there still a stigma against it? Then we turn to another theatrical production with Blair Wingfield and Kasey Lohr from ShenanArts’ upcoming production of the musical comedy about a wedding, It Shoulda Been You. Which interview gets naughtier? You’ll just have to listen 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.

Jul 292018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s week three of David stuck in the clutches of his day job. So, in his absence, Leslie welcomes back two former guests to the show. First, expressionist painter Adam Disbrow makes his second appearance on Home Grown. He’s got a new show called UTOPIA: New Works by Adam Disbrow going up at Mudhouse for this month’s First Fridays. Adam is a great artist to talk to, and the discussion very quickly dives down to his thoughts on “the stages of creation.” He also talks about UTOPIA — about the show, about the piece that shares the show’s name, and about the show’s other pieces. Then the only thing that can raise our spiris from having to say goodbye to Adam is to say hello again to guitarist Greg Brown. His new album Greg C. Brown drops August 10. Greg talks about the diverse range of original songs on the album, spanning a number of years. He also performs a song from the album live for us. We’ve got two great local artists talking about their art. What more do you need from 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 222018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David is still held hostage by his day job, which is appropriate because the reality of day jobs putting a limit on artistic activities is just one of the topics Leslie and Clinton cover with local visual artist, Nym Pedersen. His show Synonyms, Antonyms is currently running at Chroma Projects: an Art Laboratory (and will be running until the end of this coming week). We talk about his show and its collection of fluid, minimalist figure drawings and collages. We talk about Nym’s process and his time on the Downtown Mall running Art Snacks. And, of course, we enjoy the observations that come from a mature, long-time, experienced artist. It’s about the work, how you have to work to get the work, how you have to market the work, and how you look at the checkbook and figure out how it’s all going to work 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 152018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie soldiers on alone as David is called in by his day job. Still, the show goes on. First we spend some time with Four County Players. Specifically, we have Perry Medlin and Austin Robey, the director and music director of the upcoming 4CP musical Young Frankenstein. Leslie, Perry, and Austin get into the challenges of doing a HUGE summer musical with a lot of enthusiasm and volunteer actors. Next, filmmaker Ty Cooper (trapped in Chicago by airline problems) calls in. Ty updates us on his documentary America’s Darkest Future and then talks about his new, fictional short film, Mingle. Ty — the consumate artistic mover-shaker — even gives us pointers on submitting films to festivals.(Are we allowed to contact the VA Film Festival and ask them to screen Mingle?) (Also, check out the undercurrent in both interviews of how modern technology and social media facilitates the creation of art.) Big theater and small films 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 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.