Listen to the episode If you’re listening to a radio show about art, it’s a safe bet you know who Jerry Saltz is. He’s an author and New York magazine’s senior art critic. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2018 for his essay, “My Life as a Failed Artist” and his first book, … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Today, a blast from my Rhode Island past. More than two decades ago, when I was a reporter in Providence, I knew a writer named Carol Bonomo Albright and she crossed my radar recently to let me know she’d gotten a novel published. It features a plot element about art – … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Today, in the spirit of the season, we tour a Stafford Springs, CT, shop that designs, carves, and sells magic wands. Harry Potter fans especially, take notice! Are these lovely carved sticks really magic? you ask. Well, it was a certain kind of magic that compelled Ed Bareiss to pay attention … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Paul Baldassini uses the same techniques as Peter Paul Rubens to paint his close-up “portraits” of flowers he shoots with a highly technical digital camera Below, a visit to my genius neighbor’s studio.
Listen to the episode Listen to the eariler episode Welcome to the first Open Studio episode of the new WESU-FM season! Last September, I did an episode about the graphic novel featuring interviews with two professors who teach the form. Because there’s so much to the graphic novel — and because I’ll be teaching a … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Today, we caught up with Rachel as she did last-minute prep for the August festival and then we took in the event itself, talking with artists and musicians and vendors and shoppers. For those of you who didn’t get to any of these summertime first Friday events – and, sorry to … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Lee Godburn and Sandra Russo-Driska share what’s new in the arts. You can find listings at https://www.downtownmiddletown.com/ (The furry screen over the mic buffers the wind but is helpless against the noise of passing heavy trucks on Main Street! Part of the city’s charm?) Today, in my continuing quest to make … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode The raw audio part 1 The raw audio part 2 Please don’t be jealous, all you lovers of art and Cape Cod, but a friend and I recently took part in an amazing four-day workshop, Sketching Provincetown, offered through the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. The teacher, Aaron Thompson, was terrific; … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode Listen to the overflow audio ‘This jar of marbles just beckoned to me.’ The center image, photos by Ben Michael, shows four views of a “Hybrid Caged-Cat’s Eye.” Find more of these close-up, back-lit beauties on Instagram at @bent-o-gram. The right-hand image is a contemporary model with dichroic glass. “There’s a … Continue reading →
Listen to the episode So, here at Open Studio, we love art – art in galleries, art in museums, art in artist’s studios – but with summer just a little more than a week away, you know where we REALLY love art? You got it. Outdoors! Today’s episode is a leisurely stroll through West Hartford … Continue reading →
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