• 01:00

    Painting With Fire with Barbara Lewis

    in Art

    If you wonder what torch fired enamel is join us today as we talk with the queen of Torch Fired Enamel Barbara Lewis!


    Barbara has been published in Handcrafted Jewelry, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Bead Trends, and Stringing she has also been features on  Beads, Baubles and Jewels,  which is a PBS television program.


    We'll l talk about the process of both torch firing and the immersion method of enamel, how they work and why you don't need a kiln. We will also be  talking about her creative journey, her books, her talents in Torch Fired Enamel and how she shares it with the world and inspires others to carry this torch onward and continue to raise awareness of this beautiful art form.


     


     

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with artist Barbara Minor

    in Art

    This Thursday, May 29th at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats from earlier this year with artist Barbara Minor. Barbara is well known for her innovative enameled beads, her distinctive enameled jewelry, and her unique enameled vessels.


    About: Barbara Minor completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in jewelry and metalsmithing at University of Illinois and Indiana State University. She began enameling during graduate school and continued innovative explorations of enamel processes, with the support of research grants, while teaching at the State University of New York at Geneseo. During this time she began combining enameling with metalsmithing, jewelry forming and fabrication techniques to  create narrative reliefs, sculptural objects and jewelry.  


    Barbara now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is a full time studio artist concentrating on limited edition and one-of-a kind enameled beads, jewelry and small objects. A considerable portion of her studio time is devoted to researching and experimenting with enameling techniques in an effort to go beyond the normal and expected enameling results and to answer the ever present question of "what would happen if I did this?". Her research and experimentation leads to many new and wonderful enameled jewelry and bead designs, as well as subject matter for the in-depth enameling workshops she teaches.


    For more information about Barbara, visit http://www.barbaraminorenamels.com.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk: jeweler, metalsmith, and naturalist David C. Freda

    in Art

    My guest on Thursday, May 1st at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be jeweler, enamelist, metalsmith, artist, and naturalist David C. Freda.


    Abou David:  “Among the first images created by man were those of animals. One cannot trace the history of art without reference to the animal image. Since prehistoric times, the animal world has provided man the imagery by which to visually illuminate important aspects of himself and his life. The animal image provides a universal language that all cultures can share. Until the extinction of the last species, man will draw upon the animal world for inspiration.
     
    I also probe the world of animals for my imagery. Bird watching, taxidermy, falconry, scuba diving, rock climbing, mountain biking, and numerous other adventuresome activities have educated me enabling me to express the natural world in an artistic sense. My forms are a distillation of these experiences. Some compositions feature realistic “renderings” of animal forms while others are abstractions suggesting a particular theme and create from it an unexpected or surprising result. 


    To obtain this, I often juxtapose the animal image or abstraction using ancient processes with twentieth century materials such as fine metals, vitreous enamels, aluminum, acrylic, niobium, and so on, while maintaining the sense of a natural habitat via color, texture, and movement. I feel I share a kinship with artists of the past whose intimate knowledge of the natural world also provided them with their concepts..


    To learn more about David, visit: http://www.davidcfreda.com.

  • 00:23

    Joy Keys chats with Artist Mickalene Thomas about her HBO documentary

    in Movies

    Runway model Sandra Bush dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair. But she later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas.


    In her film directing debut, Thomas paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetime’s worth of hopes, regrets and redemption. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN debuts MONDAY, FEB. 24 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO during Black History Month.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN was conceived and directed by Mickalene Thomas; produced by Tanya Selvaratnam; executive producers, the Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Mickalene Thomas and Lisa Cortés; distribution consultant, Sarah Lash; cinematographers, Shane Sigler and Omar Mullick; editor, Alex Meillier; music by Thomas M. Lauderdale.


    Check out the film trailer: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/happy-birthday-to-a-beautiful-woman/index.html#/documentaries/happy-birthday-to-a-beautiful-woman/video/trailer.html


    Known primarily for elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel, Mickalene Thomas holds an MFA degree in painting from Yale University. Centering on womanhood and the expanded definition of beauty in today’s society, her work is exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and can be found in several significant collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

  • 00:06

    Teeth Whitening Raleigh NC - Your Options?

    in Health

    http://youtu.be/cKpBtI3qZdY Teeth Whitening Raleigh NC - Call 919-462-3350 to hear our special offers or to ask questions or click to learn about tooth whitening options Raleigh dentists can provide.


    Teeth Whitening Raleigh -- Why Do Your Teeth Change Color?


    The reasons for teeth-staining are many and varied, but some common ones include tobacco consumption, drinking dark fluids, use of water with high amounts of fluoride compounds and the general wear and tear your teeth have to go through. Many of these causes are unavoidable.


    Raleigh Teeth Whitening -- The Options Available


    There are several Raleigh teeth whitening choices to suit varying lifestyles.


    Tooth Whitening Raleigh -- An At-Home-Solution Provided By Your Dentist


    Or there is the use of an at-home-teeth-bleaching-technique provided by a dentist Raleigh area residents have trusted for years.


    Professional Teeth Whitening Raleigh NC -- Power Bleaching For Fastest Results


    The third option is for those who want the fastest results.


    The power bleaching approach is provided by the dentist. The gel has oxygen in it which helps with penetrating the tooth enamel so deeper discoloration and stains can be removed. This special gel solution is then activated by heat and light.


    Significant whitening is often achieved in only one power bleaching treatment by the dentist. For more difficult staining the patient could use of an at-home-kit provided by the dentist in combination with the first treatment. 


    Call Dr. Ferzli's office at 919-462-3350 to ask any questions or to find out about our current specials to help reduce the teeth whitening cost Raleigh NC patients need to invest.


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  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with artist Barbara Minor

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, February 13th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is artist Barbara Minor. Barbara is well known for her innovative enameled beads, her distinctive enameled jewelry, and her unique enameled vessels.


    About: Barbara Minor completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in jewelry and metalsmithing at University of Illinois and Indiana State University. She began enameling during graduate school and continued innovative explorations of enamel processes, with the support of research grants, while teaching at the State University of New York at Geneseo. During this time she began combining enameling with metalsmithing, jewelry forming and fabrication techniques to  create narrative reliefs, sculptural objects and jewelry.  


    Barbara now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is a full time studio artist concentrating on limited edition and one-of-a kind enameled beads, jewelry and small objects. A considerable portion of her studio time is devoted to researching and experimenting with enameling techniques in an effort to go beyond the normal and expected enameling results and to answer the ever present question of "what would happen if I did this?". Her research and experimentation leads to many new and wonderful enameled jewelry and bead designs, as well as subject matter for the in-depth enameling workshops she teaches.


    For more information about Barbara, visit http://www.barbaraminorenamels.com.

  • 00:59

    Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Michael Romanik

    in Art

    This Thursday, August 8th 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/.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Michael Romanik

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, March 28th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is 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 that captivated me.   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. The challenge of creating the intricate designs from gold and silver wire fascinates me.   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/.

  • 01:03

    SecureACure4MS and Dr. Dennis Abbott DDS

    in Health

    SecureACure4MS wants to welcome Dr. Dennis Abbott DDS to our Blog Talk Radio Show. We will be discussing a matter that is severely overlooked in the MS Community:
    Multiple Sclerosis and Dental Care
    Please join us to get the latest information and tips on how to maintain a healthy smile while having MS. Some medications we as MS patients use harm the enamel ,dentin, and gumline of your teeth, It is imperative to know the best way to keep our mouths in the best health. Dr. Dennis Abbott has graciously offered to appear on our show to discuss these issues in detail..
    Dennis Abbott received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rice University, Houston, Texas. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where he was on the Dean’s Honors List and graduated with a D.D.S.
    In 1994, Dr. Abbott received the Dentists Scientists Award, presented by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Abbott then studied oral biology and periontology, completing a 2 ½ year residency at the State University of New York (Buffalo) School of Dental Medicine.
     
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  • 01:06

    Self-Sufficient Homestead Show

    in Family


    Hosted by Johnny MAX & the Queen Self-Sufficient Homestead Show No, 163 – Horsetail Superfood & Growing Enamel On this show we tell you about the new DVD put our by Backyard Food Production about alternatives to the Dentist. We also look at the Super food, or herb called horsetail. We have the normal news brought to you by the Queen and we discover that you can grow enamel!



     

  • 00:13

    Ruby Lane Radio Interview with Shop Owner Richard W. Bell

    in Business

    Ruby Lane shop owner Richard W. Bell discusses his love of antique enamel and jewelry, changes he has noticed over his 40 year career in the antique business, and which collectibles capture the interest of younger people in the online shopping world. http://www.rubylane.com

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