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  • Metalsmith Benchtalk with Jeweler, Craftsman, Teacher and Toolmaker, Bill Fretz

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is  Bill Fretz: jeweler, craftsman, teacher and designer of remarkable tools. 

    Join us for this LIVE interview- if you have a question for Bill during the conversation, log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

    About Bill 

    Bill's interest in making jewelry began with his interest in jewelry-making tools (no surprise) and grew after talking to renowned metalsmiths like Paul Evans. Developing his own line of tools was his answer to the design challenges he would encounter, challenges that traditional tools couldn't fix. 

    It's his love of tools and working with metal, seeing what overlapping hammer blows can do, that inspires Bill to design award-winning jewelry and custom tools. Fretz forming stakes represent perfected precision and unrivaled quality. His innovative, gorgeous tools are not only the prized possessions of scores of jewelry-makers, they have also been exhibited at trade shows and in galleries. 

    Today, Bill continues to design custom tools and teach students how to use them, all while running his business with his wife Marian in Bucksport, Maine. His best teaching moment to date? As a teaching assistant to jeweler John Paul Miller at Cleveland Institute of Art (his first job). And in every class he teaches, Bill's love of metal-forming is renewed as his students "constantly remind me that designing with metal is an exploration." 


  • 01:37


    in Movies

    Dead Dollies Magazine is a dark and decadent bimonthly magazine showcasing gorifically beautiful women. We shoot on a regular basis with gorgeous girls who want to play dead with us and accept work from other photographers (Submission guidelines can be found in our notes section). We are always looking to interview people in the fields of horror (models, actors, filmmakers, etc.), SPFX makeup, art, and more. We offer low cost advertising and other such services as well. Keep your eyes peeled and check in often to see what we have in store for you. We will also be adding online galleries where stuff that doesn't quite fit the magazine can be posted.

    Whether it's gore, sugar skull, or plain old murder and blood, the girls of Dead Dollies will not disappoint. The page will be updated often. There will be personalized merchandise made available, and the one constant will be photos of the girls. Want to be a Dead Dollie? Send us a message and we'll see if we can add you to the ranks of the dead.

  • 00:50

    How creating from pain can bring hope!

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with visual artist Gypsy Hundley about how her creative spirit is reflected in her artwork and is her passionate way of serving in the world. Gypsy shares her heart-breaking and inspirational story of having to watch a loved one be sent to prison. From this tragedy she created amazing works of art that helped her, and others, to heal.

    Gypsy Hundley has been painting full time for over 10 years. Her work has been displayed in galleries throughout the nation and purchased from thousands of spirits world wide. Starting out as an outsider/folk artist, Gypsy spent years traveling the unknown roads touring art shows and seeking galleries while living out of her van. Her tenacity to evolve and pursue an art career gave her strength to move forward. Her continual changes in her style has gained respect, recognition and admiration. When she speaks of her art, it is as if she's telling a story of an ancient love she has danced through life with, hand in hand.

    You can find her artwork at www.gypsyhundleygallery.com.

  • 00:48

    Poetrypalooza Prom Night

    in Poetry

    Interview with Kimberly Cobian and Trista Dominqu who will feature at The Green Salon on August 22 as part of Poetrypalooza month-long celebration, also we discussed the prom night at the Cielo Galleries August 30th where we will be crowning our very own King and Queen of the prom.

  • 00:31

    Erica Collins Speaks Out On Plus Size Models

    in Self Help

    Erica Collins is an author, professional speaker, educator, media host/personality, plus model, actress, fmr. Miss Plus America

    Erica Collins is Executive Producer and Host for Blog Talk Radio’s Enterprise (http://blogtalkradio.com/enterprise) Twitter @EnterpriseECAA. Blog Talk Radio serves 8 million internet radio visitors. Also she produces and hosts, America's Enterprise the TV cable and streaming Internet version of BTR's Enterprise serving millions on the Internet in various platforms based from New York City.

    She is a dynamic personality who has worked for several media companies including Business Week Online, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, HBO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Broadcast studio’s “It’s Your Business” and the “Quality Learning Series”. Erica was awarded the honor to train and work at the U.S. Capitol House and Senate Radio/TV Press Galleries. She has covered local, national and international news, entertainment, business and sports.

  • 00:45

    Episode 4: Open Studios Evanston's Lisa Degliantoni

    in Culture

    Lisa Degliantoni created Open Studios Evanston, a citywide celebration of the arts, to take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6. In this episode of The Christine Wolf Podcast, Degliantoni and commercial photographer Chris Bradley discuss their passion for the Evanston art community and how they both stretched their career boundaries to make an event like this come to life.

    Now in its second year, the program now known as Open Studios Evanston features more than 100 artists like Heather Hancock, as well as 25 venues and live art events.

    Degliantoni describes Open Studios Evanston as "a self-guided tour through several mediums of art," concluding with an alley art party from 5-9 p.m. at Bookends & Beginnings. A public viewing party and artists' reception is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Evanston's Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

    This episode was recorded in an incredible room generously donated by The Studios at SPACE. With its wide array of vintage and premium gear, The Studios at SPACE may be the perfect setting for your next recording project.  Tucked away behind SPACE’s bustling live concert venue, the studios offer a uniquely inspiring environment for tracking, production, and mixing.  Please contact eric@evanstonspace.com to discuss your next project. 

  • 01:05

    Hand and Footprints: inside the Directors Studio w/Karen Vicks

    in Entertainment

    Actress, Educator and Director, Karen Vicks executive Director of Ascension Galleries; is a triple threat in the Entertainment world. Join Host, Rikki R. Jones as she talks with talented lady of the film and stage on her new and upcoming projects and her Acting Studio

    Join the conversation: 347-826-9723 press the number 1

    Send your instant message via FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hand-and-Footprints-What-is-Your-Legacy-hosted-by-The-Ms-Rikki-R-Jones/510217652362048?ref=hl

  • 01:21

    Wyatt Day~ Swann Galleries,

    in Education

    On February 25, Swann Galleries conducted their 15th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Highlights ranged from material on slavery and abolition to artifacts of the modern Civil Rights movement, and an important archive on African-American Art.
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    The auction’s top lot was an immense archive of research material amassed by art historian James Amos Porter that consisted of thousands of items including photographs, letters, exhibit catalogues, art books, flyers, and bibliographical data on important African-American artists. Porter was an artist, and head of the Art Department at Howard University for more than 40 years. He is well known for his groundbreaking text, Modern Negro Art, 1943, which placed these artists’ contributions into the broader context of American and modern art. The archive sold to a major university for $50,400.
    Another highlight of the sale was a rare surviving poster carried by a striking sanitation worker in Memphis, TN. Martin Luther King Jr. marched with the strikers in April 1968 shortly before he was assassinated. Bidding for the printed placard that says I AM A MAN, opened at $9,000, and rapidly rose to a final price of $40,800.

  • 01:00

    Live with Barrett: A Conversation with Animator and Artist Anneke Camstra

    in Art

    Join us for a conversation that connects us to the Netherlands, art, animation, online learning and entrepreneurship. Dutch entrepreneur Anneke Camstra talks to us about art, teaching and animation. Anneke has traveled through the globe, made or took part in numerous expositions from coffee shops, galleries, hospitals to bigger international expositions. She has worked in an international community of sculptors in Italy, lived in Portugal and have worked for more than ten years in the cultural mixed artist studios in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam. Now Anneke's mission lies in the online world where she intrends to fire up people's creativity.

    An entrepreneur artist, she has turned to online learning as a side hustle complement in her retirement. Listen in for a warm conversation about a entrepreneurial woman in the wisdom stage of life.



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  • 00:12

    Melody Kranz - Storytelling Photography joins Kevin Hunter TBFS Radio

    in Business

    Host Kevin Hunter features Melody Kranz of Storytelling Photography on The Business Forum Show. It's not every day that you meet an artist who has an eye for their artistic passion and their business. Melody has a great story to share about her business. 

    From Melody:

    At Storytelling Photography, I believe that every photo has a story to tell.              

    A special moment just waiting to become your timeless memory.

    I would love to have the opportunity to capture your story,and exceed your expectations. Call today for your appointment.


  • 01:05

    How many ways can you love a woman?

    in Romance

    Today  Ebony Empress will be talking to George Lee Jr about his book... “Lov(H)er”

       George Lee Jr. began writing at the age of 12 beginning with poetry and Hip Hop influenced rhymes and songs. In his mid-20s he began publicly performing his poetry in the form of spoken-word in and around NE Ohio open-mics, coffeehouses, bookstores, art galleries and universities under the pseudonym of Echo.    By the time he was well into his 30s, he had been a member of several spoken-word collectives having performed in Akron, Detroit, Columbus, Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia as well as his hometown of Cleveland among many other cities. This platform also awarded him the opportunity of auditioning and then qualifying as a finalist to perform on HBO’s now defunct DefPoetryJam in 2005.

    Join the conversation on 3479457556