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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,”
Randy Cooper has had many jobs and careers, ranging from lumberjack in the woods of the Pacific Northwest to serving as a special education teacher, from an operator at a Westinghouse plant to a developer and teacher of the Total Quality Management program at two of their facilities. As an artist, he credits his attention to detail to this latter experience at Westinghouse. Randy's mother was a master carver of birds and gunstocks, and one of his sisters is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and author. It wasn’t until Randy was nearly 50 that he discovered his own penchant for art. His first experience with art education was taking a 6-week course with sculptor Wren Prather-Stroud. He also attended a week-long course with Tuck Langland at the Scottsdale Artists' School. After working successfully in clays, artificial stone, and bronzes, Randy discovered wire mesh, which soon became his medium. He began creating intriguing and magical sculptures in wire mesh and has developed all of the techniques that he uses in making his “Shadow Sculptures” on his own. These are forms created in wire screen that cast lovely shadows on the wall when lit with a light source. Indeed, sometimes the shadows seem to show more detail than the original sculpture and instill a feeling of magic into the creation. These “Shadow Sculptures” have been sweeping the United States and the world for the past few years, highlighting many private collections throughout the world, and Randy Cooper has become a major force among America's contemporary artists. Randy works as a full-time sculptor and lives in New Mexico with his wife, Susan, a former environmental engineer who is now a writer and an artist who has worked primarily in pastels, oils, and acrylics. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers. DaveNass.com , Call (213) 943 3630 to listen.
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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Our guest on Thursday, August 21st at 3:00 pm PST/ 6:00 EST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Fred Crist.
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Fred Crist established FACrist/Metalsmith in 2007. He is an educator in great demand whose work is widely collected and exhibited. The following is an excerpt from his 2011 interview with Iceforge.
“Forging metal has always been my choice of material and process as a sculptor and craftsman. From the time I was first introduced to this direct manipulation of metal as a student at Philadelphia College of Art in 1974, (under the direction of Jack Andrews) I was captivated by its potential as a sculptural medium.
Upon graduation, with a BFA in Sculpture, I began working at Samuel Yellin Metalworkers in West Philadelphia in 1977. This studio, renowned for its excellence in hand forged architectural works dating back to 1906, was to be my training ground for the next eleven years. Here I began as an apprentice and worked my way up to Head Blacksmith. While at the Yellin Studio I assisted and lead on many major projects, involving reproduction of original Yellin work as well as restoration of works in need of repair."
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Media Nite Radio welcomes to the airwaves Sculptor, painter, photographer, muse, model Niki Sabet. Niki Sabet is blazing her unique trail as a multi-medium artist. Born in Iran, Sabet grew up between France and Canada. She was writing poetry at seven and was a featured student poet at The National Education Convention. At eight, Sabet was wood carving, and her sculptures were showcased at The City Art Fair. Upon graduating high school at 16, she was signed to the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency. Sabet traveled the world, establishing herself as an international model. She spent years living all over Asia in cities such as Hong Kong, Bangkok and Boracay Island. She later lived, for a time, in Europe and South Africa. Upon her return to North America, she studied Interior Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. She quickly realized her passion was in creating with more of a hands-on approach rather than the world of academia. In search of new inspiration, Sabet relocated to Los Angeles, California and soon thereafter made Silverlake’s well-known La Fonderie Atelier her primary studio. Her secondary studio is in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It is there where she began working on her first monumental bronze sculpture for 50 Varick (the Tribeca Film Festival building) in NYC. She currently resides between Los Angeles and New York. When film and fashion industry movers and shakers began taking notice, Sabet found herself being lured back into the entertainment industry by photographers and directors. However, now her creative peers are regarding her as a muse for their endeavors.
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Eric McGehearty is CEO of Globerunner and received his Masters degree from the University of North Texas, where he honed both his creative vision and his dedication to hard work, both of which are reflected in the culture at Globe Runner. A true Renaissance Man, Eric is not only the CEO of Globe Runner, but the founder of the family travel website BabySafeTravel.com, a consultant to national non-profits, an advocate for people with learning disabilities, and an award-winning sculptor whose work has been exhibited across the United States.
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Are you ready for the new paradigm? Elliott Maynard, Ph.D., a brilliant neo-renaissance consciousness scientist, gives us a glimpse of the astonishing reality emerging, as revealed in his new book Brave New Mind: Living in a Future-Science World.
A conceptual designer and visionary, Dr. Maynard has researched and developed 25 keys to personal and planetary evolution, making the quantum field accessible to everyone seeking expanded consciousness and lives of personal fulfillment and enlightenment. Dr. Maynard believes the integration of traditional science with consciousness technology can unlock the quantum solutions we need to finally shift beyond the global problems we face on Planet Earth. He invites us to transcend a reactive, revolutionary mindset and embrace an interactive, "re-evolutionary" state of being, unfolding quantum transformation on this planet and in our personal lives.
With a Ph.D. in Consciousness Research, Dr. Maynard's beautifully diverse background encompasses advanced graduate work in global ecology and oceanography, serving on the faculties of Adelphi University and Dowling College. A certified managerial consultant, he has held top leadership roles in multiple corporations, currently Founder and President of the Arcos Cielos Foundation. He is active in the Aerospace Technology Working Group, the Humanitad International Leadership Foundation, The U.S. Psychotronics Association, the World Future Society and the Kepler Institute for Space Philosophy. Living his dream, he is also an accomplished artist, sculptor, musician, underwater photographer and filmmaker.
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Special Guest: Willard Wigan is a sculptor from Birmingham, England, who makes microscopic art. Willard’s micro-sculptures are so minute that they are only visible through a microscope. Each piece commonly sits within the eye of a needle, or on a pin head.
Willard’s artwork has been described by many as “the eighth wonder of the world”. Such accolade resulted in him being honoured by HM. Queen Elizabeth II with an MBE for his services to art, which was presented by HRH. Prince Charles in July 2007.
Owners of Willard’s work now include: HRH. Prince Charles, Sir Elton John, Sir Philip Green, Lord Bath, Mike Tyson and Simon Cowell to name but a few. Willard’s latest piece, the Coronation Crown was requested by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in tribute to her celebration to her Diamond Jubilee. http://www.willard-wigan.com
Special Guest: Horologist Stephen Forsey partner in the Greubel Forsey watch making company. In 1999 Greubel and Forsey began working on a new generation of tourbillon specifically designed to improve the timekeeping of the mechanical watch. Four years later they unveiled "Greubel Forsey" and stunned horological aficionados with their innovative Double Tourbillon 30°, a timepiece clearly demonstrating their twin goals of innovation and excellence. http://www.greubelforsey.com
Art Piece 1 is collaboration between Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and Willard Wigan, and features one of Wigan’s micro-sculptures, observable through special optics.
Trish Doolin is a long time friend of mine and also a wonderful artist in so many aspects!! I am looking forward to having her on the show. For those of you who have heard my first album, Hostile Intentions, you will know her voice from a track called, These Changing Winds where we did a duet together. She is a remarkable artist in all senses of the word. She is not only an accomplished spoken word artist, but a painter, a sculptor, a jewelry maker as well as an author! Her accolades and accomplishments don't stop there! Her professional resume is incredible!!! She has been out of the poetry scene for quite some time and I decided to extend this invitation to her in hopes of reminding her that her presense is missed!!! Please help me welcome a woman of strong creative conviction as we embark on the journey of dismantling the topics of tainted media and the arts! Trish Doolin!