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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October15th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is sculptor Hoss Haley.
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Sculptor Hoss Haley creates two and three dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He favors industrial materials and fabrication methods, often building or adapting the machines and tools he uses to produce his work. Hoss has completed public art projects for the Pack Square Conservancy (Asheville, NC), Charlotte Area Transit System and Mecklenburg County (NC) as well as several privately commissioned large-scale steel sculptures. Hoss’s work has been shown at several museums and galleries nationwide, and he has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI). Hoss learned machining and steel fabrication at an early age and then apprenticed as a blacksmith for several years in Texas and New Mexico. Decades later his work is heavily influenced both conceptually and aesthetically by the western landscape of his youth.
Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930's: “SKYSCRAPER SLAYER,” “BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB” read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again—and enthrall the nation. The young man who committed the murders would come to be known in the annals of American crime as the Mad Sculptor.
The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a brilliant young sculptor who had studied with some of the masters of the era. But with his genius also came a deeply disturbed psyche; Irwin was obsessed with sexual self-mutilation and was frequently overcome by outbursts of violent rage.
Irwin’s primary victim, Veronica Gedeon, was a figure from the world of pulp fantasy—a stunning photographer's model whose scandalous seminude pinups would titillate the public for weeks after her death. Irwin’s defense attorney, Samuel Leibowitz, was a courtroom celebrity with an unmatched record of acquittals and clients ranging from Al Capone to the Scottsboro Boys. And Dr. Fredric Wertham, psychiatrist and forensic scientist, befriended Irwin years before the murders and had predicted them in a public lecture months before the crime.
Based on extensive research and archival records, The Mad Sculptor recounts the chilling story of the Easter Sunday murders—a case that sparked a nationwide manhunt and endures as one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century. The book evokes the faded glory of post-depression New York and the singular madness of a brilliant mind turned against itself. THE MAD SCULPTOR-The Maniac, The Model and the Murder that Shook the Nation-Harold Schechter
ArtSees Diner Radio is pleased to bring you week 4, of Conversations On Creativity, with guest host Susan Block. Week 4 brings you Richard Keibdaj. Keibdaj is an exceptionally versatile sculptor. He carves stone and wood and fabricates with cast metals, bronze, steel and other alloys. His varied mediums have been appreciated by an equally diverse audience. Kiebdaj’s clients include Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner and former Chicago Bear Willie Gault. Keibdaj has been a working artist for 40 years. His public sculptures have been on exhibition in Chicago neighborhoods and in Northwest Indiana including Southern Shore Art Association gallery in Michigan City and the campus of Purdue North Central. Keibdaj is a multi-talented craftsman. He has worked in bronze, steel, stone, and wood.
Susan Block brings with her a vast knowledge of the arts and creativity. She is LaPorte County Poet Laureate Emeritus, playwright, writing workshop leader, art exhibition curator and cultural arts advocate. "Conversations On Creativity" is the brainchild of Block.
Series co-producer is Mary E. LaLuna, executive producer/creator of ArtSees Productions and host of “ArtSees Diner,”
Tonight Nite Callers will be bringing you two special guests in a two hour show. In the first hour, we bring you Tracy Arnold. Tracy Arnold has been a researcher for 5 years. As he looked into the reports locally and found the proof that they are here he created a group called The New River Valley Bigfoot Organization two years ago . This past August, Tracy had his first sighting in daylight and it wasn't what he was expecting. Now he is honored to have a great group of guys that are on the same level as he,a group that is focused on bringing the truth out and finding the right way of finding evidence with out killing one. They're here in Virginia and Tracy proud of what he has found to be real .
In our second hour, Nite Callers welcomes Collier Wilmes.Collier is a special effects makeup artist. He is also a sculptor who dabbles in areas such as painting, casting, molding, etc. Collier has always wanted to make a bigfoot movie but it has always been on the back burner. In the meantime he has done some work helping out with makeup on some short movies. There he learned the process of making a movie. Then things started to slow down, and Collier decided he was going to make his own movie.He spent a 6 months writing the movie, then building the fan base, and then putting some work together to get people excited about the project. Join us as we interview the creator of Sasquatch the Boss of the Forest
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday April 9th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is sculptor Kevin Caron.
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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.
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.
Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer best known for his UFO related papers, columns, articles, editorials, commentaries, lectures and media appearances. He is a regular fixture on radio and has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous television shows and documentaries. Robbins’ background is fairly nonstandard for his chosen field. He was born in New York City and studied art, design and theater at University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, receiving his BFA (painting, film history) from New York City’s School of Visual Arts. He taught painting at SVA in their Department of Continuing Education, was a member of the art faculties of St. Anns School in Brooklyn Heights and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts ‘Arts Encounters’ program. Peter joined the Norwegian Merchant Marine and for a time worked on a freighter as a common seaman. He was studio assistant to the world-famous abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb and to the American primitive painter William Cply. He was also assistant to pioneer kinetic light sculptor Stanley Landsman. Robbins also worked as a framing carpenter, interior demolition specialist, art gallery assistant, copy writer, editor, and House Manager for New York City’s distinguished Mirror Repertory Company. From 1988 until 1994 Peter was a crisis intervention volunteer for the Samaritans International. He has traveled in approximately thirty countries, is an experienced New York City tour guide, and an accomplished photographer. He is also co-author, along with Larry Warren, of the highly acclaimed British bestseller, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. In May 2014 he published Deception, An investigation and analysis of a serious disinformation operation in contemporary ufology. The book is available at no cost from the author.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Biggest Loser Trainer Dolvett Quince
Heading into his sixth season on the hit NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” Dolvett is proving that
his passion, regimen and dramatic transformational results are making him one of the most in-
demand fitness specialists in the country.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Dolvett and his three siblings were adopted by a Jamaican couple
and later moved to Florida, where he finished high school. Dolvett then moved to Atlanta to
pursue his passion for fitness and established himself as a leader in his field of health and fitness.
In 2004, Dolvett opened Body Sculptor, a private personal training studio in Atlanta with a
commitment to “changing lives one rep at a time.” His business had a solid following, but it
wasn’t until a local radio personality started talking about it on his show that Dolvett and his
business really took off. He then widened his business to training other trainers, which then led
to him training celebrities like actors Angela Bassett, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker,
Baltimore Ravens tight-end Daniel Wilcox and singer-songwriter Jojo, among others.
Within the studio, Dolvett created “Pure Energy,” a high-intensity circuit-training class with a
live DJ. The popularity of Dolvett’s fitness methods inspired the launch of his own DVD “Me
and My Chair: The No Excuses Workout,” a low-impact, high-intensity 30-minute workout
system that helps users tone up and slim down while only using a household chair.
Soon after, Dolvett was cast on “The Biggest Loser. The Biggest Loser Mondays 9/8C on NBC
This weeks guest is sculpturess Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo of Oaklahoma. A native of Canada and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Phyllis moved to the United States in 1981. She believes that her introduction to sculpture was by design. From early experiences of completing a sculpture, seeing a form emerge from a lump of clay, she has delighted in creating. Out of this personal joy she realizes a responsibility; to create work that adds value to our existence, to evoke a smile; to touch someone’s heart and for a moment to capture an emotion. Her desire is that the transforming experiences in life such as tenderness, intimacy and spirituality would enable new artistic growth and provide inspiration for her sculpture.
“I believe my responsibility as a sculptor is to create work that adds value to our existence, if only to evoke a simple smile. My hope is to be someone who represents goodness in life by creating, teaching, learning, discovering, sharing, and serving. I identify with the words of architect Samuel Mockbee, who said, “The role of the artist in Society is to lift the spirit, to somehow let us see the goodness in things.” His words incorporate my philosophy as an artist as well.”
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Join Monster X hosts Gunnar Monson and Shane Corson as they sit down with Collier Wilmes, director of the upcoming Bigfoot feature film : Sasquatch: Boss of the Forest.
Collier Wimes is a special efffects artist. He also is a sculptor, painter and dabbles in the arts of casting and molding. His passion for the subject of Bigfoot led to a desire to utilize his talents to create a movie. The result is the upcoming feature film 'Sasquatch: Boss of the Forest' which is scheduled for release in 2017.
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Gunnar Monson is a long time Bigfoot researcher. He is the lead investigator of the Tillamook Forest Research Group as well as a member of the Olympic Project. He is also the founder of the Sasquatch Coffee Company www.squatchcoffee.com
Born in Scotland, Shane Corson's interest in cryptids began at an early age. Fate brought him to Oregon where he dove headfirst into the subject of Bigfoot. His 2011 sighting in the Mt. Hood National Forest served to fuel the passion of his pursuit. He is a core member of the TFRG as well as the Olympic Project www.olympicproject.com.
Ottawa sculptor Norman Pirollo uses wood as his primary medium, drawing inspiration from its inherent beauty. Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, he pursued studies in the technology sector. Norman also began to explore art and working with wood as a medium. He pursued alternative studies to master this form of art and today he creates wood art in all forms ranging from sculpture to wall art and one of a kind studio furniture.
Norman continually challenges himself with new techniques and processes, which result in clean, contemporary works celebrating the natural organic forms surrounding us in our environment. His contemporary styled sculptural and wall art are a creative combination of subtle yet dramatic features where his unique designs incorporate unusual graphics found in vibrant woods. His sculpture and wall art are composed of figured woods with unique characteristics to which he infuses colour to depict an image he envisions.
Norman is a member of various art associations and has been the recipient of arts awards as well as participating in numerous juried art shows. His work has also been featured in the following books: "Studio Furniture: Today's Leading Woodworkers", "Wood Art Today 2" and "500 Cabinets" as well as various international magazines. Most recently Norman has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious NICHE Award 2013 in his category.
Norman currently fulfills his quest of creating unique studio furniture through Refined Edge Design. Norman also provides instruction through WoodSkills which he developed to make available the knowledge and expertise he has acquired over the years.
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MABO, a.k.a. Matthias Bork is a visual artist, painter, sculptor, author and book publisher. He creates and makes people happy. MABO was born and raised in Germany. Bingen on the river Rhine to be exact and after schooling and a professional education in the culinary arts, his military service in the German Navy and years spend in Sweden and Thailand he packed his bags one more time and left for Canada. That was 1986, just about 30 years ago.
I had a chance to catch up with him for this interview to discuss his art and philosophies.
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