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.

Feb 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Clinton and Leslie take a look at two different upcoming university theater productions. First, Doug Grissom Associate Professor of Playwriting from UVA’s Department of Drama visits the show for the first time. The UVA Music Library contacted him and asked if he’d like to set some plays in the library as part of their Making Noise Series. That request has led to Welcome to the Music Library: An Evening of Short Plays — short works directed by Grissom and written by his playwriting class. Then Layla Ophelia and Lissa Fulton join us from Mary Baldwin University Theatre. They are both actors in MBU’s upcoming production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette. In between Clinton and Leslie turning a running gag into a marathon, Layla and Lissa talk about what it’s like to play in 18th Century royal France. It’s town talking to the gown 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.

Jan 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and Clinton spend time with two great guests. First, we welcome New York curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray (speaking by phone from the Overcrowded Overpriced Apple). She and her group, The Dance Diaspora Collective have partnered with Dancing While Black to bring their latest work RUN MARY RUN to UVA. RUN MARY RUN utilizes a dance form created by enslaved African Americans called “the Ring Shout,” Bumbray takes 15 minutes out of her rehearsal to talk about how she mixes this old form with modern elements. Then we’re lucky to have the cast and director of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Live Arts Theatre‘s next play. Gretchen York, Jess Kristensen, Claire Chandler, and director Betsy Tucker chime in on their processes, the issues of the play, and how Churchill’s Thatcher-inspired 80s play is still relevant today. You can always hear artists talking about their 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.

Jan 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to two women artists, one mature and one just starting. First, poet Patsy Asuncion returns to the show. Right now she’s working with The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute to organize their upcoming Women’s History Month festivities. (And you know we ask her to read some of her recently published work.) Then singer/songwriter Maria DeHart visits the show for the first time. She’s about to release her first EP. The release concert is at UVA, and we listen to a song from it and talk to Maria about what it takes to step out of the band that she also plays with and put out her own stuff. We’re soldiering on without Delores O’Riordan 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 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we touch on three art forms for the price of one show. (And considering that the show is free for you to listen to, that’s a pretty good price.) First, Deborah McLeod from Chroma Projects Art Lab returns with two interesting artists. We have painter Martha Saunders ruminating over the loss of language in her current exhibit Transmutations. Also, for the month of January, Chroma is showing filmmaker Richard Knox Robinson’s documentary Orwell’s Revolution. Then dance returns to Home Grown as Belly Dance master Joy Rayman from Fire in the Belly returns to talk about their next round of classes coming up at The Dance Spot. We’re trying to get you all the art we can 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 312017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s a special First Night Virginia Show, where we talk to two of the acts that you can catch tonight Downtown during the First Night festivities. First, our fast and furious friend of the show Andy Davis from Bent Theatre Comedy Improv returns to the show. We talk about what it’s like to do improv with First Night audiences and talk @#$% about Jeff Sessions and traitor-to-the-people FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Next, singer-songwriter Chloe Ester visits the show for the first time. She’s a new singer-songwriter, who is nice enough to talk about how she started down that path and how such sad songs can come from such a cheery young person. She also shares a song with us. Remember, even though there’s no booze during First Night, you can always turn our show into a drinking game. We’ll start — drink every time David has to work on Sunday mornings. Speaking of which, welcome to our new guest host, Brandon Lee! Usher in the Georgian calendar new year with 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.