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Nawal Motawi joins us to talk about her journey from art school graduate to founder of an award-winning Ann Arbor-based nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the classic styles and craftsmanship of 20th Century American design.
Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, she moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers’ market. Today, Nawal is still designing and making tiles in Ann Arbor. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics, employ more than 30 people. The tiles are sold in over 400 stores across the United States.
The Motawi business philosophy:
We make distinctive ceramics in a healthy way. We share our story. And we have fun.
We believe that we can make the world a better place by making beautiful things for everyday places and modeling healthy company practices.
How do we do this?
We make things that are valued for their design and quality.
We cultivate an intentional workplace culture that fosters constant improvement, positivity and consistently high performance.
Listen to learn how she made the move from her first art classes to a successful business owner, plus her best tips for building a sustainable career in the arts.
Suzanne created Fantasy Dating, a dating game that empowers singles to take chances, build confidence and find love.
A few summers ago, after listening to he girlfriends complain "I'm never going to meet anyone." and "All the good guys are taken" she challenged them to think outside the box and date a different way She had come up with a game in which they'd compete to earn points by exchanging numbers receiving texts, calls and going on dates. The competition transformed them from shy and whiny women to outgoing flirts, That summe they dared to flirt with guys at the market the beach, the gym and everywhere else they went, in just 10 weeks, they went on more dates than they had in the previous two years.
Their success inspired Suzanne to create a website so singles around the world could also dare to date. Fantasydatinggame.com gives singles an alternative to scrolling endless online dating profiles by challenging them to play the field in real life. Like other Fantasy Sports, players create leagues set stakes and compete to earn points./ But when they Fantasy Date they earn points by dating.
A little about Suzanne: Growing up in a small New Jersey town (complete with horse farms and cornfields) gave Suzanne Casamento plenty of time to make up stories. She earned her BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston. Her stories and articles have been published in Seventeen, Teen and All About You. FINGERPRINTS, her YA novel, is loosely based on a story that appeared in Seventeen. Both stories are a lot like her 16th summer in New Jersey, when suddenly things weren’t so boring anymore. Suzanne currently lives in Los Angeles.
Doreen Bennett Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Raukawa, Te Arawa and Te Wainuiarua. My life’s work is reflected my belief to restore traditional values, beliefs and practices as the basis for our Maori families to forward in today’s world.
Mashu White Feather of the Chickamauga, Ani Gaduwa Tsalagi (Cherokee) and also Osage.
Our guest tonight - Melanie Tallmadge Sainz
Melanie Tallmadge Sainz (Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin) is a visual and performing artist, cultural arts presenter, and social justice advocate. She currently holds the title of Founding Director of Little Eagle Arts Foundation, an incubator for new and emerging Native artists that promotes the arts, creativity, and community. Melanie’s professional experiences include Education Specialist at The Heard Museum, Education Assistant at the Arizona Community for the Arts, Art Department Chair at Phoenix Country Day School, and professional teaching artist for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. Melanie is married to jazz bassist Felix Sainz, Jr. and mother to their two adult children, Amado and Felisia Sainz.
Melanie held the title of Miss Indian America XXVI in 1980, and she earned her BFA and post-graduated coursework in Art Education from Arizona State University, and a Minority Business certificate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her art has received awards at the University of Wisconsin, The Heard Museum, William King Regional Arts Center, Southern Highland Craft Guild, American Indian Contemporary Arts Gallery, and The Eiteljorg Museum. Her work is dedicated to the human virtues of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional balance and encourages others live in harmony with all living things.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, historian and independent scholar, Marilynne Roach talks to June Stoyer about her new book, “Six Women of Salem”. For those of you that are interested in history, you will be intrigued by her detailed research about one of the most terrifying events in American history. Marilynne K. Roach earned a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and works as both a historian and illustrator. She has drawn illustrations and written how-to and travel articles for the Boston Globe, has lectured to groups ranging from kindergarten to senior citizens, and has written several scholarly articles on various aspects of the witch scare. She is a lifelong resident of Watertown, Massachusetts. Today’s show is brought to you by LiquidWeb.com the most reliable hosting provider with 24/7 heroic support! Listeners of today’s show will receive one hundred dollars credit towards Storm Servers, which includes Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated hosting or you can try LiquidWeb’s shared hosting for free for one month by using the coupon code: “orgview”. Please visit LiquidWeb.com and make sure you tell them that you found out about them on the show! If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer best known for his UFO related papers, columns, articles, editorials, commentaries, lectures and media appearances. He is a regular fixture on radio and has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous television shows and documentaries. Robbins’ background is fairly nonstandard for his chosen field. He was born in New York City and studied art, design and theater at University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, receiving his BFA (painting, film history) from New York City’s School of Visual Arts (SVA). He taught painting at SVA in their Department of Continuing Education for more than a dozen years, was a member of the art faculties of St. Anns School in Brooklyn Heights and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts ‘Arts Encounters’ program. Following graduation from SVA, Peter joined the Norwegian Merchant Marine and for a time worked on a freighter as a common seaman. During the years following he was studio assistant to the world-famous abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb and to the American primitive painter William Cply. Robbins also worked as a framing carpenter, interior demolition specialist, art gallery assistant, copy writer, editor, and House Manager for New York City’s distinguished Mirror Repertory Company. From 1988 until 1994 Peter was a crisis intervention volunteer for the Samaritans International. He has traveled in approximately thirty countries, is an experienced New York City tour guide, and an accomplished photographer. He is also co-author, along with Larry Warren, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. In May 2014 he published Deception, investigation and analysis of a serious disinformation operation in contemporary ufology. The book is available at no cost from the author. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Capicu Show is redefining the culture of community.
This week , George Torres will be talking to...
Evelyn Alvarez - Prom King
Evelyn was inspired to create a non-profit organization by the name of Prom King, due to the lack of attention to the needs of young males in the boroughs of New York. Prom King collects new and gently used clothing to outfit young men with dress attire for a variety of occasions including their prom, important engagements and other special occasions.
Juan PapoSwiggity Santiago - Capicu School of Poetic Arts
Papo, along with his co-founding committee, Jani Rose & Kieth Roach wanted to empower all of the artists across the city by offering workshops that were the level of a BFA or MFA Creative Writing workshop, but for a fraction of the cost to be accessible to the whole community. In early 2014, La SoPA or School of Poetics was incubated at the Bushwick campus of Boricua College.
Our discussion will revolve around they built community around their ideas and gained enough momentum to make a difference in their community and eventually winning a Positive Impact Award.
Planetary Spirit with Jeff Ferrannini
Donna Ciaciarella Past Life reader and fine art painter who received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. After years of pursuing an artistic career, she felt drawn to work in the field of service to others. She says, “We all have our own unique gifts to share with the world, however small they may seem”. While living in Santa Fe in 1994, she met a teacher and under her training, was able to uncover her ability to "see" past lives. Since that time, she has given thousands of readings. She feels her gift of being able to access the past for people is a better way to help others than as a working professional artist. She says, “I have seen so many profound shifts with past life information. The relief that a client feels when they have an emotional breakthrough, or a healing from a physical problem, is a real joy to me”.
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When your body talks, what is the message ? Are you even listening ? Tonight Live Jeannine Wiest, CMT, CST, joins Scott Cluthe to discuss her new book and in-dpth work, The Alchemy of Self Healing.
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ABOUT JEANNINE WIEST, author, healer, holistic coach, craniosacral therapist
Jeannine has led a non-linear life, but the constant has always been art and connection.
Born in Lansing, Michigan, Wiest grew up in New York City where she attended the famed High School of Performing Arts. She went on to receive a BFA from Purchase College which led to her becoming a dancer on Broadway. After moving to Los Angeles, she created a successful design firm, designing one-of-a-kind clothes for boutiques around the world. Jeannine re-invented herself as an Emmy-nominated costume designer. But throughout her 20’s and 30’s Wiest was ill.
Jeannine was mis-diagnosed twice with cancer. In seeking answers to resolve her pain she discovered Craniosacral therapy It was only then, as she listened and developed new ways of relating to her body and “old stories” that she healed. Pain free and impressed by the power of the work, she went into training to become a Craniosacral therapist. Ten years ago Jeannine finally owned her gifts as a healer.
Proclaim It Radio Proclaim It Radio is about Positivity, Good News, Growth, Health, Life and Love. We promote people who are proclaiming their space In this world and exuding the greatness that they possess inside. We will feature Entrepreneurs, Go Getters, Community Activists and People who are representing their gifts to the world in a positive light
Keri 'KamiKazi' Williams provides an array of photography and filming needs for theater productions, individual and group projects, documentaries and special events. She would like you to know that she has been a traumatic brain injury survivor for ten years now and has just graduated from Howard University with a BA degree in Radio, Television & Film and a BFA in Photography.
"This is a time of tremendous change for me, "Williams confides. "I believe that higher education is the path to freedom. Education has truly created an opportunity for me to succeed, forming new pathways when old ones have faded." What Williams likes best is working with youth. Recently, she worked on a youth-developed PSA for WIFV's Image Makers and continues to volunteer as a portfolio developer and videographer for a local youth program.
Williams is determined to empower or teach others how best to capture information to tell their story. "The simplicity of a moment can impact the lives of many, when shared through a lens. I intend to uplift and encourage communities, building self-esteem, one smile at a time."
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Aleathia Brown native of New York graduated Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art for Fine Art and earned her BFA at the School of Visual Arts for Media Arts and Art Education with a minor in Graphic Design. She completed a Certificate program for Commercial Art at Parsons School of Design and is listed with The National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives. With more than 25 years professionally making art & entrepreneurial endeavors, Aleathia has numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her works have been in permanent collections as well as collected nationally and internationally by patrons and organizations. Aleathia’s art tells a visual story and often translates music into color, line, movement and texture. Her innate spirituality is present in the collection of her art. Live Art is another of Aleathia’s passions exposing her viewing audience to the process and development of making art. In this body of work Aleathia spontaneously paints in front of an audience. The on stage experience comes alive accompanied by Spoken Word & Live Music. Aleathia also creates and produces artist development initiative workshops and lectures. She is the 2014 Artist in Residence as lead Visual Art Director for Project Y.EA.H. producing mural/individual works on canvas with youth at risk in Harlem. Unveiled Unlocked a global initiative founded by Ms. Brown launched during Harlem Week 2012 has included My Hair is not my Femininity City College Windows on Amsterdam Gallery as exhibiting artist and guest Curator. It was awarded a West Harlem Local Development Grant through Columbia University to produce 5 segment discussions videotaped and posted fall 2013 online using social media, local television access channels citywide.
Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT are Brigitte Martin, creator of crafthaus and SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) liaison and member, and Rachel Timmins, jewelry artist/body modificationist.
We encourage you to participate in this live interview by logging onto the chat room or sending a message to Whaley Studio's Facebook Page.
About Brigitte: Brigitte Martin is the creator and editor of crafthaus, a social network and online community for professional craft artists worldwide. She regularly contributes blogs and articles for the website, and helps artists connect across media and national boundaries. Brigitte lives with her husband, kids and dogs in Chicago, IL. She on the SNAG board of directors and is the author of the book "Humor in Craft"
About Rachel: Rachel Timmins earned her MFA in Studio Art (Metals Concentration) in December 2012 and her BFA in Metal/Jewelry Design with a Minor in Sculpture from Buffalo State College in 2009. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally in venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Snyderman-Works Gallery, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Design Museum London and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rachel’s work can be seen in many publications such as Unexpected Pleasures published by Rizzoli Publications among others. She can be found lecturing on her work and other related topics as well as giving workshops across the United States at various institutions and universities. Vist her website for more information.
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