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  • 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

  • 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.


  • 01:00

    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.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with 2015 Halstead Grant Winner Samantha Skelton

    in Art


    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is the 2015 winner of the Halstead Grant, jewelry artist and metalsmith Samantha Skelton! 


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


    About Samantha:


    “I graduated from Edinboro University with a BFA in 2009 and Miami University with an MFA in 2013 metalsmithing with a focus in metalsmithing, working on everything from drawing and designing to jewelry and large-scale sculpture.  My sculpture, jewelry and drawings tend to reflect each other; drawing in space and creating sculptural jewelry, which are both delicate and industrial.  I want the wearer to feel the visual impact of the jewerly without be overwhelmed by the physical and visual weight of the metal. “







  • Guest:Michael Shaw/Production Designer/Orange Is the New Black/Billions

    in Movies

    Michael’s impressive Production Design credits on over 21 feature films include the award winning “Boys Don’t Cry,” “You Can Count on Me,” “August Rush,” “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” and “Cop Out.” Michael Shaw settled in New York City after studying painting, sculpture & film at the Rhode Island School of Design. While constructing scenery by day to support his fine art career by night, one of Michael’s first design jobs; a short film titled “THE ROOM,” won top prizes at Cannes, Sundance and MOMA. Once bitten, Michael realized Production Design was the perfect career to mold all his creative interests together. Consequently, Michael approaches every film as an artist. Michael’s first feature as Production Designer was the celebrated film “Heavy,” directed by James Mangold, starring then ingénue Liv Tyler. The film won the Special Jury prize at Cannes and the New York Times singled out Michael’s design work stating “An impressive consistency links the crisp specific look of Heavy.” Michael balances his design career between feature films, commercials and television. His television work includes three seasons of the ABC police comedy “The Job” staring Dennis Leary, three seasons of the Showtime series “The Big C” starring Laura Linney and three seasons of the highly acclaimed Netflix series “Orange is The New Black” staring Taylor Schilling. Michael is currently in production on the first season of the TV show “Billions” starring Paul Giamatti and Damion Lewis for Showtime.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:56

    Building Noah's Ark with Doug Henderson on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when artist Doug Henderson of the Creation Museum joins to share his gifts for creating.

    Doug Henderson was a teacher of special effects makeup and animatronics at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh from 1990-2006. He met his wife, Cathy, through NBC while working in film, television commercials, theater, and print advertising. They married and formed Henderson Design and Productions where they sculpted dozens of historic and celebrity "wax" replicas for museums and themed attractions all over the world. His favorite is still Colonel Sanders for KFC.

    Doug and his wife began working as contractors for Answers in Genesis, starting with the Creation Adventure Team videos staring Buddy Davis, which they wrote and produced. They came on board the museum's art team full-time in 2006. After the museum opened in 2007, Doug and Cathy stayed on to continue designing exhibits and maintain current ones.

    As one of the lead artists for the Ark Encounter, which is under construction at the Creation Museum, Doug’s current job is to oversee the production and assembly of forty pairs of animals. Discover more about the new exhibit at www.arkencounter.com.

  • 01:02

    Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Alan Revere

    in Art

    This Thursday, July 9th at 3 p.m. PST, we're going to reach into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives and air one of our favorite recent episodes with Alan Revere, Founder and Director of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.


    About: Alan Revere, Founder and Director of the Academy, is a master goldsmith and award-winning jewelry designer with degrees in both psychology and sculpture. His passion for making jewelry lead him to Germany in 1972, where he trained under some of the 20th century's most celebrated goldsmiths and designers. Returning to California with skills rarely taught in the United States, he was asked to share what he had learned with other jewelers and students. For several years, Mr. Revere taught in college jewelry programs, and in 1979 he established the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.


    Mr. Revere writes and lectures on a variety of jewelry subjects. His first series of articles appeared in JCK Magazine during the 1980s and led to the publication of Professional Goldsmithing. His second series, Professional Jewelry Repair, has been published as Professional Ring Repair and Professional Setting Repair. Mr. Revere is past president of the American Jewelry Design Council and founder of the Contemporary Design Group. Alan teaches the Jewelry Technician Intensive, Design, and Fabrication.


    Founded in 1979 by master goldsmith Alan Revere, the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts immediately became a center for jewelry and jewelers around the world; a place where master craftsman pass on traditional skills to the next generation.


    For more about Revere Academy, visit http://www.revereacademy.com.

  • 00:29

    Exposition Featuring Charles Maxam, Ceramics Artist June 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    in Training

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm - EXPOSITION with Valerie Thomas and Mike Thompson featuring Chuck Maxam, proprietor of the JUST FIRED CERAMIC STUDIO.  Ceramics are generally made by taking mixtures of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water and shaping them into desired forms. Once the ceramic has been shaped, it is fired in a high temperature oven known as a kiln. Often, ceramics are covered in decorative, waterproof, paint-like substances known as glazes. Chuck is such an artist who will discuss various aspects of his business.

  • 00:59

    Tracy Stern & Artist Randy Polumbo, Skateboard Studio!

    in Entertainment


    Skateboard Studio is a collection of artfully designed skateboards inspired by color, art, pop culture, movies, nature and music. Tracy has been fascinated by the artwork and color of skateboards since gradeschool when she became the first female freestyler in her neighborhood. As a successful entrepreneur Tracy has cultivated several brands to international status and has appeared in countless international magazines and TV such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and O, The Oprah Magazine. Tracy writes several national columns on Trends in decor and entertainment pieces. She received an associate degree of the New York School of Design as well as Received BFA in painting at the University of Tampa. Tracy currently resides in New York City. As if Tracy’s designs weren’t unique enough, she’s enlisted the infamous artist Randy Polumbo to create a limited edition series of boards featuring his inspiring work Lovestream. “Randy’s work (sculpture) , his imagination , his mind and his heart, are what made this collabration a must,” says Stern. “I’m inspired by his use of colored glass and beautiful shapes. It’s magical and transports us all to a dierent plane or for me, the garden of Eden. ”Randy’s work has been featured internationally at venues such as Art Basel/Miami Beach and Burning Man, Crocker Art Museum and Museum of Sex, NY. He has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Art Daily to name a few. Current studio projects include a large penthouse residence turned art installation designed and built from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory salvage and extensive plants hydroponic gardens, plant walls, a green roof, and a food garden. Randy lives and works in New York City.