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We are working on our Science Topic, but Jale will talk about the History of Sculpture and her favorite subject "Statuary Ass"
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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.
As part of the “Living a Life of Art” series, we’re focusing on a wide variety of female artists whose life and work stands out. Today, we’re talking to Alexandra Grant, a text-based artist who uses language and ‘networks of words’ as the basis for her work. She explores ideas across a variety of mediums, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, and via books. She ‘maps language’ via intricate wire filigree sculptures and large-scale drawings. Some of the basic queries that fuel her work are: How do we “read” and “write” images? How does language place us? What is the role of the hand in a world dominated by electronic communication?
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT is New Zealand jeweler and taxidermist Julia deVille.
We invite you to participate in this live interview by logging onto the char-room or sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About Julia: Arriving in Australia from New Zealand on the cusp of adulthood, deVille trained as a jeweller and learned further crafting skills studying shoe design before her long hunt for a taxidermy mentorship was successful. Driven by a strong commitment to animal rights, deVille’s sculptural assemblages belie the heroic, trophy-hunting culture associated with mounting dead animals. In a form of gentle protest she combines precious gems and metals with antique ‘ready-mades’ to challenge our disregard for and consumption of both wild and domesticated fauna.
Commissioned by Hobart’s MONA to create a permanent installation in 2011, deVille also won the City of Hobart Art Prize in 2012. She has taken out the People’s Choice Award in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize twice, and in 2006 her work was included in the MCA’s important Primavera survey exhibition. deVille’s work was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 2012. She exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas.
In this episode of Legendary Radio, Jake will be discussing the rising trend in recent news of a possible discovery of alien life. It's in the news on a regular basis that the discovery of alien life may be right around the corner and with this episode, Jake Curnow looks to detail this trend -- as opposed to trying to prove the existence of extra terrestrial life itself. Stay tuned for details!
Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen with his guests Mari Rose & Robert Kopecky:
Mari has a Bachelors of Science, is an Life Intuitive and contemporary teacher helping you understand consciousness, and life
medium. She specializes in awakening and change; connecting you from the physical, to the spiritual level—creating balance in your life. As a spiritual teacher, radio personality, author and public speaker, Mari has helped thousands of her clients achieve
clarity, by helping to create an environment for healing and self-knowledge.
Born in 1956, and raised on the outskirts of San Diego, California, Robert Kopecky survived a traumatic childhood, traveled extensively as a young man, and lived a variety of lives as a ski bum, a martial artist, a factory welder, a monumental sculpture fabricator, an underground cartoonist; and finally as an award-winning illustrator, art director, and animation designer. His journeys – from the Mayan underground, to remote South Pacific islands, to the capitals of Europe, to the deserts of Arizona and the canyons of New York City – were punctuated by three dramatic, distinctly different "Near Death Experiences."
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Tune in for an Exclusive Interview with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey on the America Meditating Radio Show with Host, Sister Jenna!
Alex Grey is a world-renowned artist, poet, and author. His books Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and the mystical experiences that have shaped his personal, spiritual, and artistic life. He is co-founder of CoSM [Chapel of Sacred Mirrors], an interfaith church and cultural center in Wappinger, New York, that celebrates creativity as a spiritual path. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey is an artist and editor, integral in creating all of Alex Grey books, interviews & articles and the CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. With two bodies of artwork, her spectral, labor intensive paintings have been exhibited widely, and the collaborative work of "social sculpture" called CoSM, [Chapel of Sacred Mirrors] for which she is co-founder. The mission of CoSM is to build an enduring sanctuary of visionary art to inspire and evolve the creative spirit. www.allysongrey.com
Sharing a studio, art and life since 1975, the Grey's have one daughter, the actress, Zena Grey. zenagrey.com
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Veteran Entertainment Reporter and Actor Nicholas Snow speaks with Steve Pougnet, openly-gay mayor of Palm Springs, about the succcess of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs as a globally-celebrated destination, and the wildly-popular 26 feet tall "Forever Marilyn" sculpture.
This episode of SnowbizNow is presented by POWER UP in support of their latest feature film written by Angela Robinson (True Blood Co-Executive Producer), GIRL TRASH: All Night Long, based upon the very popular web series from Showtime.
Follow Nicholas Snow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at SnowbizNow.com, and discover his riveting new living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, at LifePostiveBook.com.
Lynn Rae has lived her life somewhere between the right and left brain with zeal and achievements across many creative disciplines. Beginning at 5 as a dancer, by nine she was an acclaimed actress playing opposite George C. Scott. She has continued as a stage actress as a performer and writer. She also self published a book and wrote newspaper articles as the “The Gardening Guru." Her first one-woman art exhibit was as college sophomore, since then she has received two Niche Awards for creative design, garnered prestigious museum exhibits, as well as having international gallery representation. Starting as the Caterer for the Telluride Film Festival she eventually became Projects and Art Director with a staff of 250 people. To her musical credit, she has sung in Carnegie Hall as well as being producer of the Telluride Jazz Festival and Station Manager of a NPR radio station. As a teacher she was an originator of Colorado Artist in the school program. Her adult program "Drawing It Out” is based on her core belief it’s not that artists are special kinds of people, but rather each person is a special kind of artist.
Her next phase of soul fulfillment is to share how you can tap into and use your creative juices to live a more joyful existence.
To connect with Lynn Rae Lowe online, please visit her website, www.lynnraelowe.com
A retired teacher and Nebraska farmer, Art Tanderup and his wife Helen are busier than ever. Their lives changed abruptly when they decided not to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be constructed across their land. The Tanderups have aligned with activists and groups that are determined to protect the preciou farmland and enormous Ogallala aquifer that runs beneath KXL's projected path .
Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Art to the show on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET. We will discuss how he and Helen made the decision not to sell and learn more about the groups that provide farmers and indigenous people with cricital support - BOLD Nebraska and The Cowboy and Indian Alliance to name a few. We'll talk about the day that Willie Nelson and Neil Young played the Harvest The Hope concert at his farm and how the Tanderup's corn field was turned into an art sculpture. Last but not least, we will cover how Art and his allies plan to resist should the pipeline be given a green light by Congress next year.
For more information go to Art's Facebook page, BOLD Nebraska and the Cowbowy and Indian Alliance.
Hello and welcome to ART Talk, a series of conversations with the artists and master craftsman that make our world a more beautiful place. What inspires them to create? What does it take to make it in the world of handmade? Today I'm joined by artist, mother, small business owner, master craftsman, jeweler and nature lover Dina Varano. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Dina has had a presence in the Connecticut River Valley for nearly thirty years. After spending several formative years living and studying in Italy, Dina settled into her studio, nestled deep in the woods surrounding her home and retail space in Chester, Connecticut. At her shop, that fittingly carries her name, Dina displays her stunning collection of jewelry and artwork as well as a mindfully curated collection of the works from other artists. She continues to draw inspiration from the natural beauty at her doorstep.
“I am inspired by nature. I study and explore through drawing in charcoal. My goal is to capture this essence and gesture in metal. I want to show the mark of my hand in each piece and achieve a rhythm of grace and movement. My parents are dancers, at an early age I learned the grace of rhythm and movement which has become a formative influence in my work. I want my jewelry to inspire and welcome play with the wearer.” ~Dina Varano
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Join 'She' for a segment that explores our codes of ethics and how it relates to our seven energy centers in our body. ‘She’ will share how to integrate these aspects of self into your everyday life. Discovering the importance of shedding narcissism from within.? She will share a parable, take you through a guided imagery to reveal more about your highest self, and inspire you with some simple practices for everyday living.
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