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  • 01:00

    In the Footsteps of Birmingham's Civil Rights History

    in Travel

    Birmingham, Alabama is considered ground zero in the civil rights movement.  In the 1950s, African-Americans of all ages in Birmingham drew a proverbial line in the sand against racial segregation.  Their stories, struggles and ultimate success over Jim Crow laws is on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an effort to keep the stories of this dark chapter in American history alive.


    Across the street from the Civil Rights Institute is the 16th Street Baptist Church where a 1963 bombing that killed four young girls changed the course of history in Birmingham and America.  We will walk through this church that has, today, become a place to unify a community and people from all over the world.


    Downtown Birmingham is the home to the Civil Rights Heritage Trail.  Kelly Ingrham Park, also known as Freedom Park, was the staging area for many of the demonstrations that took place in Birmingham led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and others.  Today, Freedom Parkt is a sculpture garden that honors those who peacefully demonstrated. 


    We will revisit our conversation with jazz legend, the late Frank "Doc" Adams.  He shared his music and life with us when we met him at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame just weeks before his passing at the age of 86.


    Photos:  Tonya Fitzpatrick.  All rights reserved.

  • 01:00

    Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Dreaming the DREAM

    in Travel

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial lies along  the center line of leadership that extends from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial on Washington's National Mall.   At 30 feet in height, the sculpture of MLK on the "stone of hope" is 11 feet talller than the statues of Lincoln and Jefferson. 


    In honor of Dr. King's birthday, we will revisit our coverage of the dedication of his Memorial in 2011.  Over a decade in the making, October 16, 2011 marked the official dedication of this historic Memorial in Washington, DC and the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March.  However, the original dedication date was set for August 28, 201, the 48th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech.  But, an earthquake in the mid-Atlantic and the untimely visit of Hurricane Irene forced a delay in the official ceremony.  Nonetheless, World Footprints covered all of the dedication events from August through October and today's show shares interviews from celebrities and news makers who participated in the celebrations.  Ambassador Andrew Young, Lalah Hathaway, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rabbi Israel Dresner, and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright will offer their thoughts and memories about Dr. King. 


    From the official dedication we’ll share music and remarks on the National Mall from Archbishop Desmond TuTu, Stevie Wonder and America's first African-American President, Barak Obama.  From our perspective, watching President Obama walk past the Inscription Wall at the MLK Memorial to the dedication stage to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was incredibly powerful.  


     

  • 00:35

    An Artist Speaks Season 4 Episode 30 with Guest Artist Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

    in Art

    This weeks guest is sculpturess Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo of Oaklahoma.  A native of Canada and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Phyllis moved to the United States in 1981.  She believes that her introduction to sculpture was by design. From early experiences of completing a sculpture, seeing a form emerge from a lump of clay, she has delighted in creating. Out of this personal joy she realizes a responsibility; to create work that adds value to our existence, to evoke a smile; to touch someone’s heart and for a moment to capture an emotion. Her desire is that the transforming experiences in life such as tenderness, intimacy and spirituality would enable new artistic growth and provide inspiration for her sculpture.


    “I believe my responsibility as a sculptor is to create work that adds value to our existence, if only to evoke a simple smile. My hope is to be someone who represents goodness in life by creating, teaching, learning, discovering, sharing, and serving. I identify with the words of architect Samuel Mockbee, who said, “The role of the artist in Society is to lift the spirit, to somehow let us see the goodness in things.” His words incorporate my philosophy as an artist as well.”


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    Contemporary Art Gallery Online continues each month with their monthly art competitions and exhibitions.  Go to www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com, and Click on the Art Competition tab for details.

  • 02:08

    Hutton Pulitzer: Ancient Roman artifacts Discovered in North America

    in News

    A team of historians have claimed that an island off the coast of Canada has artifacts dating back to a time when the Roman Empire still ruled Europe and the Mediterranean.


    According to Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, lead historian on the research project, a treasure trove of Roman-era artifacts, including a head sculpture, a fragment of a shield, a handful of golden coins from ancient Carthage, a legionnaire’s whistle, and a Roman sword, was found in the wreck of a ship off the coastline of Oak Island, which itself sits off the southern shores of Nova Scotia. The historian spoke to The Express newspaper, claiming that his new find constitutes “the single most important discovery” when it comes to the Western Hemisphere’s archaeological record, adding that it could result in history books being re-written completely.


    Hutton Pulitzer is an Author, Historian and Professional World Explorer.  As an expert he has been featured in Radio, Newspapers, PBS and even has been seen as a regular participant in the History Channels' Breakout Hit "Curse of Oak Island".  Pulitzer has authored over 300 individual Lost History and Lost Treasure Books and publishes a Daily Archaeology Online Newspaper called Investigating History Daily which can be found at www.InvestigatingHistory.org  Pulitzer is also the contributor on theHistoryHeretic.org blog.

  • 00:11

    Guest: Keiko Watanabe, Award-winning Artist, Inspired by Nigerian Art

    in Education

    Keiko Watanabe had rare experience of a sightseeing trip to Nigeria, receiving wonderful impression of Nigerian art and has been creating design, which was awarded in the Art Festibal.  She visited Nigeria as a tourist for the first time.  Originally she is from Kanagawa Prefecture, and graduated from Kanagawa University Department of Architecture, Tokyo Gakugei University graduate school completion.  She is a professional Art director, illustrator, graphic designer. Primary color coordinator (environment).  In 2010, and her art was accepted for the 2011 Aoyama Design Award.  She says she had opportunity to hear from her old friend, Ms. Misa Kojima about the art of Nigeria in 2002, and then traveled to Nigeria including Lagos, Oshobo, and Abeokuta etc. where she had in touch with painting, sculpture, dying, music and architecture.  She was very impressed by various Nigerian arts and life.  Then she entered illustrations of her creation which was produced by the inspiration from Nigerian art and won the prize, "Design Award 2010" in 2010.  The theme was "Search the elements in Life"  She explains, "Human life is made up by any life form." 


    Misa Kojima...Host of the Show


     


     

  • 00:31

    Shelley Sacks on Art, Social Sculpture and Creating a Sustainable World

    in Education

    We'll explore with Shelley Sacks how socially engaged artistic processes can help individuals and communities find new ways new ways of engaging with the world to create a more sustainable future. Plus, we'll find out more about two of her key projects -- University of the Trees, and Exchange Values.


    Shelley will lead a three-day "University of the Trees: U.S. Summer Institute 2014" from August 1 to 3, 2014, at the Jane Goodall Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. This is the first intensive training on University of the Trees to be held in the U.S., building on similar trainings Shelley has done in England, Germany and South Africa. Space is limited to a small cohort of co-learners.


    Shelley Sacks works internationally in connective practices and social sculpture, exploring the relationship between imagination and transformation, the individual and community, and rethinking responsibility as an ability-to-respond. She leads a master’s and doctoral program in social sculpture at Oxford Brookes University, where she is Professor of Social Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Arts, and Director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit. She is the co-author of the recently released Atlas of the Poetic Continent: Pathways to Ecological Citizenship.


     

  • 01:02

    Let's Talk Too! Darlene Farris-LaBar

    in Art

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    Author Sharnel


       Guest


    Darlene Farris-LaBar,


    She is an internationally known artist and professor with a background in both Contemporary Sculpture and Digital Media Arts. Her recent work focuses on preserving various plant and animal species of the natural world through the use of 3D printing.  Her art serves a diverse community that provides education and awareness about a changing culture and vulnerable environment. During a critical point in time, with our planet currently existing in a fragile ecological state, these topics are incredibly valuable to the world we all depend upon. Farris-LaBar is one of the founders of the fully equipped G3D Lab for 3D fabrication and additive manufacturing, in the Art + Design Department at East Stroudsburg University, where she incorporates 3D Printing in the Curriculum. 
    In 2015, Farris-LaBar was represented by 3D Printshow in New York, London, California, Paris and Dubai. She also exhibited her 3D printed flowers at COCE, Boulder University in Colorado and presented in Athens, Greece. During the Fall 2014, Farris-LaBar had a solo exhibition at the Madelon.” The show offered 3D printed sculptures, 3D video and photography of native plants significant to the Pocono Region.

    “Working in the 3-dimension offers unlimited possibilities to communicate. Artists’ newest tools and materials are endless and regularly reinvented. From the natural world to creations from the most advanced technologies, three-dimensional art can forever indulge our senses.”

  • 01:52

    Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi ...Come celebrate ..Birthday time !

    in Pop Culture

    Artist and Composer Mark Kostabi was born in Los Angeles in 1960 to Estonian immigrants. Raised in Whittier, California, he studied drawing and painting at California State University, Fullerton. Kostabi moved to New York in 1982, and by 1984, emerged as a leading figure in the East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art. By 1987, his work was widely exhibited in New York galleries as well as prominently throughout the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia. He inspired extensive international press coverage in 1988 when he founded Kostabi World, his Manhattan art studio, which employs numerous painting assistants and idea people. Beginning in the early 1990s Kostabi's work has been widely exhibited throughout Italy. Kostabi established a second home in Rome in 1996. Dividing his time between Rome and New York enabled him to dramatically enhance his presence in the Italian art scene. 
    Kostabi has designed album covers for Guns 'N' Roses (Use Your Illusion) and The Ramones (Adios Amigos), Jimmy Scott (Holding Back The Years), Seether (Holding Onto strings Better Left to Fray) and numerous products including a Swatch watch, a Bloomingdales bag, Alessi vases, Rosenthal espresso cups, and a Giro d'Italia pink jersey. Kostabi is the subject of numerous documentary films.Kostabi has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, A Current Affair, Nightwatch , The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Nonsolomoda, West 57th, CNN, MTV and numerous television programs throughout Europe and Japan.His permanent public works include a mural in Palazzo dei Priori in Arezzo, Italy, a large bronze sculpture in the central square of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, and a bronze portrait of Pope John Paul II in Velletri, Italy. http://mkostabi.com

  • 01:00

    Artist and Foundress Insun Kim on Art and The Life of Metal

    in Art

    What does it take to be a woman with her own foundry and an artist? Join us as artist and foundress Insun Kim talks about art, metal, pouring bronze, and sculpting with stainless steel nails.


    Insun Kim was born in South Korea. She studied painting at the Arts Students League in New York City. It was later, however, when she was working at the Tallix Art Foundry in Peekskill NY that she was first introduced to sculpture, working with great artists such as Reubin Kankian, Isamu Nogachi, John Chamberlain, Nancy Graves, and Frederick Douglas. These interactions proved to be some of the best and most valueable lessons she could have. She is a self-taught sculptor, highly skilled welder, and fabricator. Over the years, she has worked with many other materials such as wax and clay, but metal has always been the most appealing to her. 


    Insun Kim's work is based on her own experiences. Her work relates to themes of life and being alive. She says, "As a woman it is expected that you marry, have children and raise a family. There are many ups and downs in life whether they be the little everyday annoyances or the absolutely dreadful. My art has been there for me throughout such times and has provided me with a positive route to express myself. I love nature and being outdoors, and I also truly respect and cherish what god has made for us. From time to time I will find natural objects that seem to radiate beauty in their own way. It is my hope and my aim to merge this natural beauty with my personal experiences to produce an art, my art, which can channel and display both influences together."

  • 00:54

    TTSO Packers Podcast #54: Where in the World is Chris Kristofco?

    in Football

    This week on the podcast, Jeremy and Bobbo talk about the nicks and flaws in the otherwise perfect sculpture of wonderfulness that is the 5-0 Green Bay Packers team. They also look ahead to the upcoming game against the Chargers and disagree wildly on the outcome. Tune in and see what happens when Chris isn't around to chaperone and let's the inmates run the asylum!


    TTSO is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo.


    TTSO is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers's podcasts from the Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. 

  • 02:02

    David Harvey~Paranormal Researcher/Archaeologist & Historian

    in Paranormal

    David Harvey is an independent paranormal researcher with extensive experience on residential cases and historic sites. David is the former historian and researcher for The Pasadena Paranormal Research Society, and the co-producer, co-host, and music director for Altered States Paranormal Radio Podcast http://aspararadio.wordpress.com/. David is also a member of The Paranormal Consultation Network:
     http://paranormalconsultationnetwork.wordpress.com/ David gives numerous lectures and radio interviews on the topic of the Paranormal and was the instructor in Fall 2012 for  “Things Shouldn't Go Bump in the Night: Paranormal Investigations in Museums and Historic Sites” for Museum Classes Online (http://museumclasses.org/). David has over 30 years experience in the museum and cultural preservation fields. He has been a museum blacksmith, an archaeologist, and historian. His long current career as a professional museum, art, artifact, architecture, monuments, and sculpture conservator and museum consultant with projects ranging from private collectors to major museums, city / state/ federal agencies, and a close encounter with the first artifacts that were raised from the RMS Titanic. David has been interviewed by NPR, “All Things Considered” and his historical research  was featured on a national PBS Show.