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  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist April Wood

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchalk on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is metalsmith and jeweler April Wood.


     Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging into the chat-room or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 


    About:


    April Wood received her BFA in Studio Art-Metals from Texas State University in San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, where she teaches and manages the studio. Prior to her work with the Baltimore Jewelry Center, she taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Texas State University – San Marcos, Towson University, Penland School of Crafts, and Idyllwild Arts. She exhibited her work as part of the Jackalope Collective at SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam in November 2013. In 2012, she had a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art and from 2009 to 2012, her work was part of a traveling exhibition of contemporary feminist art entitled A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art. She has been the recipient of three Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Awards (2009 – Sculpture, 2010 - Works on Paper, 2012 – Crafts). Her work has been published in Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and Sculpture magazines.


     


    Learn more about April by visiting her website or Facebook Page. 

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk: Past Favorites with Enamel Jewelry Artist Michael Romanik

    in Art

    This Thursday, May 7th, 2015  at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk we'll go back into the archives for a Past Favorites epiosde with artist Michael Romanik. Since 1992, Michael has created production, 'limit-production' and one-of-a-kind cloisonne' enamel jewelry. 


     


    About: As a student studying enameling in art school, I became intrigued with the technique of cloisonne', creating linear designs and images with flat wire embedded between layers of colored granular glass. This was my first introduction to enameling. In my pursuit to learn more about this medium and wanting to perfect my skills with it, I spent many years researching and experimenting with this art form.


     


    Some early inspiration for my work was derived from my interest in the objects and images of ancient cultures: the grandeur of ancient Egypt, the colorful painted relief carvings on Mayan architecture, the symbols of the Celts. Recent inspiration comes from nature: the vibrant plumage of a songbird, the delicate markings of a butterfly wing, the gentle curve of a small branch. A new interest is the repetitive geometric patterns and motifs of Asian and Indian textiles.


     


    I was born in 1966 and raised in the Cleveland OH area.  My home and studio are in East Cleveland.  I am a 1989 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA Degree in Drawing and minors in both Printmaking and Glass.  I am a recipient of a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, and the residents of Cuyahoga County OH


     


    For more info, visit: http://www.michaelromanik.com/.

  • 00:57

    Insight Into Healing: With Christine Vartoughian: Live ; 646-716-7250:

    in Self Help

     


    Christine Vartoughian is an award winning filmmaker and native New Yorker. Her short film, The Visions of Dylan Bradley, which she wrote and directed, has screened at over twenty festivals in the U.S. and received numerous awards. Christine holds a BFA in Drama from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Film and Television from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), where she was a recipient of The Presidential Fellowship. Living with the Dead is her first feature film and is based on events from her own life. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab and of the female filmmaker's group, The Film Fatales.

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Michael Gayk, Educator, Digital Designer and Maker

    in Art

     


    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PST/ 6:00 EST is Michael Gayk, educator, digital designer and maker of things.


    Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 


    About Michael: 


    Michael Gayk earned an MFA in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Washington and an BFA in Metals Design from the College for Creative Studies.


    Plural Studios is a design collaboration between Courtney Starrett and Michael Gayk. Plural is interested in creating well-designed objects for the home or body, utilizing innovative digital technologies to create limited editions of our objects. We are inspired by architecture on a micro-level; observing transitions, connections, and details, as the sum of all parts, both man-made and natural.  At Plural we strive for accessibility along with high design objects both for the home and the body.


    “My current work investigates the relationship between body adornment and the digitized human body. Historically jewelry has always reflected the technologies of its time. A necklace fashioned from seashells dating 80 BCE years old was found at Taforalt in eastern Morocco. This discovery illustrates the sense of symbolic material value of that time and suggests a developed capacity for cultural modernity. The example of the seashell necklace comes from a genus of marine snail called Nassarius, which no longer inhabits the shores of Morocco today. With the use of advanced manufacturing methods such at bio-printing and DNA duplication it may be possible to cultivate the lost Nassarius, or any biological structure.”


    Website: 


    http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/members/michaelgayk/

  • 01:03

    Walk Your Talk With LeAnne & Jennifer: Adoption In Film Kennedy Hill

    in Self Help

    LEANNE a CPC, ELI-MP has a special gift working with adoptees and their families to navigate the complexities in their adoption journeys! Her unique Coaching Process has been called The Missing Thread in the Tapestry of Adoption! LeAnne is CEO and Founder of The Tapestry of Adoption and The Walk Your Talk Coach at Legacy Now Lived.  She is empowering the adoption community to connect and embrace their stories and improve their relationships!


    As a Coach, Re-united Adoptee, Conscious Adoption Advocate, Mom, Grammie, Warrior Wife, Personal Stylist, Educator, Servant Leader, Radio Host, Speaker and a “New Nester” LeAnne encourages individuality, integrity, confidence, & the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives, one conversation at a time.


    Jennifer Kachler began her career in filmmaking after receiving her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been producing short films, web series, international tourism web commercials, industrial media and other video projects in New York City for almost a decade. In August 2014, she was accepted to the David Lynch MA in Film at MUM in Fairfield, IA. So she quit her full-time job producing web content, leaving behind her cozy apartment in Brooklyn to move out to the Midwest! Her favorite film director, David Lynch personally watched and judged her short film “Horizon” in the short film competition. 

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews Alan Baxter!

    in Paranormal

    Alan R. Baxter graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film/TV Production. He got his first break as a page at Paramount Studios and later worked as an assistant on the hit shows, “Frasier” and “ER.” His scripts won awards in the Action on Film Festival, Worldfest Houston and Ventura Film Festival. One of his scripts was a finalist in the Carl Sautter Memorial Television Outreach Program. Alan has been a screenplay finalist at Shriekfest in 2006, 2007, and 2014!  He currently lives in Santa Clarita, CA with his wife and they're expecting their first child. 

  • 00:28

    Creating Healthy & Sustainable Relationships with Ambika Devi & Edie Weinstein

    in Self Help

    Edie Weinstein and Ambika Devi as speak about The Irresistible Dance of Relationships.


    Everything possesses a dynamic and a receptive force- a yang and a yin. Drawing these together is the irresistible energy of Shakti. This powerful essence exists in all of us; whether we are male or female. Through colorfully creative examples, Ambika Devi shares her poetic journey and practical experience to assist in creating healthy and sustaining relationships with those in our lives and with the Divine. 


    Ambika Devi is a Consciousness Guide & Alternative Life Coach, Author & Vak-Yogini, Psychic & Spiritual Adviser, Master Astrologer & Guild Certified Tarot Master.  She has earned an MA Yoga Vedanta Education, BFA, BS Education, BS Astrology, is a Reiki III High Master, Soku Riku Shiatsu Master, Reflexology III, Hypnosis & NLP, ERYT-500, RYT-500 Yoga Alliance. Her first Novel "Lilith" was published by Inkwell Productions www.ambikadevi.com


    Edie Weinstein, LSW is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, licensed social worker,  interfaith minister, BLISS Coach and the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into the Extraordinary. She calls herself an Opti-Mystic who sees the world through the eyes of possibility. www.opti-mystical.com


    Brought to you by www.vividlife.me

  • 01:03

    Angels on Air - Carolyn McGee with Maureen Huntley - Optimize your health

    in Spirituality

    Join Carolyn McGee and her special guest Maureen Huntley on Wed, April 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM eastern for an informative show: optimize your health and vitality using the best balance of energy and great nutrition!  Call 626-213-5652.  


    Maureen Huntley,Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach, member of the American Assoc of Drugless Practitioners, graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She holds BFA from DePaul University, Chicago with certifications in Reflexology, Reiki, EFT, and the Law of Attraction. She is the Founder & CEO of Vital Health for Life LLC & creator of Mo Green Juice.


    Having experienced a family health crisis, Maureen went back to what she knew in her heart and soul…”by starting within, all else flows and falls into place”.  As the mother of 4, she totally gets the pressures of motherhood…juggling a family, work, healthy eating and living.  Finding health & balance in her own life, Maureen created, Mo Green Juice.    www.mogreenjuice.com   


    Carolyn McGee, Master Intuitive Healer helps you to release your blocks & turn on the faucet of abundance so that your life will flow with ease & grace.  By helping you identify & transcend patterns that are preventing you from achieving the life of your dreams, she guides you to align with your inner power & wisdom so that you easily recognize your intuition & trust your guidance!   


    Carolyn is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Life Coach utilizing EFT ,co-author of the International Best Seller ”Embracing Your Authentic Self”, co-author in “365 Days of Angel Prayers”.    www.GatewayToYou.com

  • 00:27

    Guest: Katie O'Neill, Co-Owner, Mushmina

    in Business

    Katie O'Neill, Co-Owner, Mushmina


    Mushmina employs fair trade artisans in developing countries. We find a market for their crafts while providing our US customers with an opportunity to contribute their purchasing power to our social mission.


    www.mushmina.com


    Katie O'Neill graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Crafts in ‘04. She built her career as an independent jeweler, stylist and visual merchandiser for H&M in New York City. She studied Cultural Anthropology with a focus on handicraft in Mali and Morocco. Katie and her sister co-founded Mushmina in ’09 in which she serves as designer and creative director of their fair trade fashion brand and retail stores.


    www.linkedin.com/pub/katie-o-neill/59/82/3b4

    http://www.twitter.com/Mushmina

  • 01:09

    Goddess Alive Radio w/ Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost & The Red Tent Movement History

    in Women

    Dr.Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost is bring the Red Tent back to Goddess Alive Radio!  We are delighted to welcome her to talk about her new project - "The Red Tent Movement:A Historical Perspective" by Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD and ALisa Starkweather, available as an eBook and Audiobook on March 8!


    Join us on Saturday, February 28 at 8pm eastern and sink into the glorious Red Tent energy!


    Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD is trained as a both a filmmaker, a textile historian, and a feminist folklorist. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She wants to create world where women believe they can accomplish anything and where they have the courage to change the world. She creates multi-media (films, videos, websites, and other designs) to inspire YOU and improve your life! Her award-winning, internationally known red tent movie “Things We Don’t Talk About,” has been keeping her very busy doing hundreds and hundreds of screenings & facilitating life-changing women’s events. www.redtentmovie.com


    Goddess Alive Radio is the weekly Blogtalk Radio show for the MotherHouse of the Goddess and is hosted by Kimberly F. Moore & Tracey Paradiso of the MotherHouse of the Goddess. We focus on topics about Women’s Empowerment, Alternative Medicine, and Living Mythology – how the Goddess is moving through our lives today. Priestesses, Practitioners, Healers, and Shamans will be joining us to discuss their practices and experiences with the Goddess.

  • 01:07

    Getting to Know Authors of Delphine Publications and Brown Girls Publishing

    in Entrepreneur

    Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21.  In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013 she was honored with the Author of Distinction E. Lynn Harris Award. Her latest award for the 2013 African American Literary Award for self published author of the year.  Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media


    I was born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas. My husband kidnapped me eleven years ago, just kidding - I came willingly, and brought me to the Washington, DC metro area where I now live with our three young children a son and two daughters. My husband and I have our own business that I do all of the admin and bookkeeping for. I also provide admin and bookkeeping services to another small business. I graduated in 2011 from Midland Lutheran University with a BFA  degree in Creative Writing.


    The Dating Game is an anthology of the hush and lows of dating in the millennium. The book will have you cheering, laughing, and crying out loud.

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