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  • 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.


     

  • 01:05

    Manifest Justice: The Impact of Socially Conscience Art.

    in Culture

    There is nothing like being emotionally moved by a piece of art. Whether it be a painting, sculpture, or some other form of creativity; the overall impression can be lasting and coerce us to rethink how we view ourselves and the world around us. 


    Manifest Justice is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural convening, and community organizing event taking place in the Baldwin Hills area of South Los Angeles. Unlike other civil rights exhibits that highlight events from the 60's, Manifest Justice is hauntingly current. Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant are but a few of the many victims who have been immortalized through the works of over 150 artists. 


    Tonight I will be joined by Nijeul Xavier Porter, a young man who is instrumental to the success of the event; and Gabriel Garcia Roman, an artist who has works on display at the event. Both will share why the event is important -especially in today's social climate-and what it means to be a part of the experience.

  • 00:35

    Annual ArtWalk @RaglanShire in Second Life with Organizer Karmagirl Avro

    in Current Events

    Join us to learn about the 10th Annual ArtWalk from May 3-31. Residents of Second Life may show their artwork during this time.  Reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking that can be imported and put on a prim) are encouraged, along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.


    Each year we have had over 100 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over several sims. This year, the 10th ArtWalk, we hope for a good turnout and will include space in the vast center park of Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in designated areas of the forest on Heron Shire.


    Artwalk 2015 Schedule of Events
    In addition to regular events like Poetry Slam, Prim Charades and DJs, we have new events this month just for artwalk.  We have many events including a Kite Parade (more info on that later). For more information, go to http://raglanshire.com/events/


    Music by Sara Tiemogo


    Featured Poet Karima Hoisan

  • 00:14

    A Theory of Parenting - Rockefeller Center

    in Current Events

    Hello,


    Welcome to A Theory of Parenting on Blogtalkradio.com


    My name is Tammi Joyner 


    I am your Host for the Show


    Today we are live from Rockefeller Center in NYc


    Throughout the year, the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens blooms in uniquely themed plant installations that transform with the seasons. 


    Visit the Channel Gardens to see the April Showers installation on display from April 20 through May 31.


     


    Designed specifically for Rockefeller Plaza, Masks (Pentagon) consists of five masks ranging in height from 14.5 to 16.5 feet, each of which reflects a different approach to the stylized representation of the human face, from the clearly recognizable to the highly abstracted. 


    The five masks, which were cast from clay in industrial-strength synthetic plaster, stand on a stepped base made from massive beams of unfinished redwood. The back of each element of the sculpture reveals the artists method of construction – a grid-like armature of rebar inlaid with hemp and plaster.


    Rockefeller Center is home to a remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man’s development in spirit, science, industry and more. 

  • 00:56

    Master Sculptor Sabin Howard on creating realist art

    in Art

    What does it take to create great figurative art in today's world? Join us as Master Sculptor Sabin Howard talks about the journey of the independent artist.


     


    Sabin Howard grew up in New York City and in Torino, Italy. He studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. For twenty years, he taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, before leaving academia to work full-time on his sculptures. He has been elected to the board of the National Sculpture. He has received numerous commissions and has showed his work at more than fifty solo and group shows. After 45,000 hours of working from life models in the studio, he is the creator of three heroic scale pieces, Hermes, Aphrodite, and Apollo, as well as many smaller pieces. His works are owned by museums and private collectors all over the world, and  have been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, American Artist, Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Collector, and The New Criterion, as well as several foreign journals. He is the co-author of the book THE ART OF LIFE with his wife Traci L. Slatton.


     

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with sculptor Kevin Caron of Arizona

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday April 9th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is sculptor Kevin Caron.


     


    We invite you to listen and participate in this live interview by logging onto the chatroom on Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  


     


    Kevin Caron is a sculptor from Phoenix, Arizona. He has created more than 40 private and public commissioned works which are on display across the United States. His public art  sculpture Hands On won 17th Annual Best of the West Arts & Culture Award for 2009. He works primarily in fabricated steel.


     


    Caron was born on February 2, 1960. He moved to Arizona with his family in 1973. He served six years in the US Navy, where he worked in machine shops, and aircraft maintenance yards. He was honorably discharged in 1983.


     


    He managed a car repair shop, and in between jobs, built his own vehicle. His career as a sculptor was inspired by his work on a privacy screen. When he had completed the screen, he visualized a fountain made from the same material. Caron became a full-time artist in 2006.


     


    As he launched his art career, he also began a YouTube channel, adding a video each week. By August 2013, the channel had more than 300 videos, more than 15,000 subscribers and 5 million views. He lists M.C. Escher and Antoine Pevsner among his design inspirations.


     


    Website: www.kevincaron.com 

  • 01:05

    In the Stream: Daleon Chase

    in Self Help

    Join "In the Stream" producer and host Jessica Dylan Winter as she welcomes Daleon Chase to the show.


    Daleon Chase is an accomplished meditator who sought out the knowledge and tools to overcome adversity in his life. He arrived at meditation and mindfulness as a practical and powerful path to personal freedom when he discovered meditation "is not this superhuman thing that everyone thinks it is." He has practiced daily meditation and mindfulness for the past several years. He is also a creative foodist and a sculptor.


    Listen to Daleon talk about how meditation changed his life and how it can help you to create successful patterns in your life -- improving everything from your stress levels to your immune system and creative processes.


    Dive into the stream to hear what the Daleon has to say!


    Daleon will lead a guided meditation during the second half of the show.

  • 00:56

    'Living a Life of Art' Series - A Visit with Alexandra Grant

    in Art

    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?


    ABOUT PLAID FOR WOMEN:


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


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    CONTACT INFO FOR TODAY'S GUEST:


    Alexandra Grant


    WEB: http://www.AlexandraGrant.com


    EMAIL: studio@alexandragrant.com


     


    OUTTRO MUSIC BY JACK T. BLUES

  • 00:46

    Talking Sports w/the 12th Man

    in Sports

    General Sports talk with your hosts Robert Ford & Andre Peterson.


    Topics to include:


    1. Will Peyton Manning play next season?
    2. NFL Players that will bounce back in 2015.
    3. Round 2 Mock Draft
    4. Judge rules Saints owner must go thru mental examination
    5. Wes Welker is considering retirement.
    6. 5 Players to watch at the NFL Combine
    7. Top 5 college football recruiting classes.
    8. Is there a problem between Kevin Love & LeBron James?
    9. Hornets acquire Mo Williams from Timberwolves
    10. Hawks to unveil Dominique Wilkins sculpture
    11. Top 5 Teams in the NBA
    12. Dwayne Wade opts out of all star game with hamstring injury
     

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with New Zealand Jeweler and Taxidermist Julia deVille

    in Art

     




    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.
     
    Other Accounts
    instagram.com/juliadeville(Instagram)
     
    Website
    www.discemori.com


     

  • 00:19

    Marilyn Monroe Sculpture Captures Global Spotlight

    in Travel

    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.