Art Matters: Mikie Burke & Russell Wright “Griswald” with Adrian Wright

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In continuation of his interviews with artists that he feels influenced by, host John Haywood decided to focus this show on young artists who have come to him for instruction.  In turn, his art has been influenced by watching them grow, and learn.  Haywood’s guests for this episode are Mikie Burke and Russell Wright “Griswald both artists, musicians and Letcher County natives.  The trio discuss the importance of passing art down and how it can help us deal with the changing economy, emotions, etc… Mikie talks about the new drop-in center at the old Boone Motor Building for youth ages 14-22, and an upcoming art auction.  Russ then speaks about a motivational talk he will be giving at the drop-in center next week.

The guys talk about being from the hills and getting into urban things like rock-n-roll, skateboarding and more.  And as a Halloween special guest, they get Louisville artist and tattooer Adrian Wright on the phone to discuss art shows in haunted houses and the folk art in passing down the tradition of tattooing.  Adrian also offers his encouragement to other artists. 

By Adrian Wright  http://adrianwright.bigcartel.com

By Adrian Wright
http://adrianwright.bigcartel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMMT’s Art Matters is a monthly, visual-art-centered talk show.  It airs live on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., and during each program, your host interviews local artists of all shapes and stripes.  For more, “like” the show on facebook, or click here to listen to past episodes.

Art Matters: Timothy Sizemore (Floyd County, Kentucky)

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This is a brand new Art Matters with interim host John Haywood  Floyd County native and Whitesburg artist, musician, and tattooer!   For this episode, his guest is Timothy Sizemore of Floyd County who Haywood says is one of the best artists in eastern Kentucky.  Sizemore teaches at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg and has had his art shown at Bloomingdale’s and the Smithsonian among many other places.

WMMT’s Art Matters is a monthly, visual-art-centered talk show.  It airs live on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., and during each program, your host interviews local artists of all shapes and stripes.  For more, “like” the show on facebook, or click here to listen to past episodes.

Art Matters: The Appalachian Artisan Center

A view from the Appalachian Artisan Center's Luther Shop in downtown Hindman, Ky.  The AAC also offers studio space, a gallery, a cafe, & more.  More at artisancenter.net // photo via Art of the Rural at http://artoftherural.org/appalshop/

A view from the Appalachian Artisan Center’s Luther Shop in downtown Hindman, Ky. The AAC also offers studio space, a gallery, a cafe, & more. More at artisancenter.net // photo via Art of the Rural at http://artoftherural.org/appalshop/

In the latest edition of WMMT’s Art Matters, we hear about a wide range of arts-related goings-on here in the mountains. Hosts Lacy Hale & Carrie Carter are joined by several guests from the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, Ky., including the Artisan Center’s new Director, Josh Mullins. We also hear from new Assistant Director Jessica Evans, as well as from Doug Naselroad, Master Artist-in-Residence & Master Luthier at the Artisan Center. For more on the AAC, click here to check out their website.

WMMT’s Art Matters is a monthly, visual-art-centered talk show hosted by Lacy Hale.  It airs live on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., and during each program, Lacy interviews local artists of all shapes and stripes.  For more, “like” the show on facebook, or click here to listen to past episodes.

Art Matters: Diane Kahlo

In this episode of WMMT’s Art Matters, hosts Lacy Hale & Donna Williams interview Kentucky’s own Diane Kahlo.  Kahlo’s recent work, “Wall of Memories: Las Desaparecidas de Cuidad Juarez” (“The Missing Women of Juarez”), uses Kahlo’s unique, lovely, and arresting work to draw attention to the murdered women of Ciudad Juarez.  For more on this project, check out this article by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Art Matters airs at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.  You can follow them on facebook, and to hear previous episodes, click here.

Art Matters: Tommy Whitaker

selected works by Tommy Whitaker, found at his website: www.tomjwhitaker.net

In this edition of WMMT’s Art Matters, hosts Lacy Hale and Donna Williams are joined by Magoffin County native Tommy Whitaker, a multi-dimensional artist whose career has spanned decades.  In this podcast, Lacy, Donna, and Tom have a rich conversation touching upon art, artistry, life, and pretty much everything in between.

For more on Tommy and his artwork, visit his website: tomjwhitaker.net

WMMT’s Art Matters is a visual-art-centered talk show hosted by Lacy Hale & Donna Williams on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.  Each month, Lacy & Donna welcome local artists of all shapes and stripes.  For more, “like” the show on facebook, or click here to listen to past episodes.