Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE HESS , executive director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With her in the studio is artist JOHN HYDEN. An exhibition of his work, “Plywood Tiger”, will be on view soon at the Craft Center. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
Around the world, our oceans and seas are experiencing a bizarre and frightening phenomena: jellyfish blooms. The appearance of many thousands of jellyfish, preventing fishing, gumming up ships and creating general panic. So, why are they appearing? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back scientist LISA-ANN GERSHWIN, director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. We will be talking about her book STUNG! ON JELLYFISH BLOOMS AND THE FUTURE OF THE OCEAN.
Arranger/accordionist Gil Goldstein talks about his work with everyone from Sting to James Taylor and the continuing influence arranger Gil Evans has on his work.
Time to get new clothes and school supplies. There's no more denying it, face the facts; school's starting again. Join host Tom Shaker for a soul celebration of all things "school" on this week's edition of The Soul Serenade. Be sure to bring along your new lunchbox to show off!
This week Al speaks with Honee Hess the Ex. Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. This fall they will be rolling out a new program entitled" Youth, Craft and Creativity" which is intended to nurture and develop artistic skills among young people ages 6-17. This innovative concept will focus on 3D thinking, creative reasoning and conceptualizing as it relates to art. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for all the details.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Debra Petke (shown, left), executive director, and Robin DeBlosi (shown, right), marketing and membership manager of Danforth Art. The business of providing entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. This episode aired originally on January 31, 2016.
Established as a grass-roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts.
Danforth Art educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in its School, and a variety of community-outreach programs.Focusing on American art from the 18th century to the present day, Danforth Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism.
Danforth Art’s compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of more than 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. The museum’s mission strongly supports education, and the 400 yearly studio-art courses offered in the School, family workshops and artist lectures provide Danforth Art members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.
Tonight Inquiry talks with artist Madhini Nirmal. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India. She has also done a moving body of work that deals with her stutter and uses painting as an alternative means of expression. Other works of hers are inspired by her interests in the sublime, silence, ecology, veganism and yoga. Don’t miss this conversation with this unique artist!
Inquiry welcomes artist Lynnette Vazquez Polanco. She was the First Prize Winner at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80 th Annual Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft last year and this year an exhibition of her work “Reflections of the Soul” is currently on view. Also in studio is Lisa Crossman, Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and Kledia Spiro, Marketing Manager at FAM. Both of them will talk about upcoming shows and programming At FAM.
Tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni is a U.S. bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the international jazz scene. A straight ahead player who fuses together the classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman (among many others), Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. He demonstrates fervent skill on his horn that instantly lifts him above the pack, but that’s only one element of his winning formula. Sharoni is also a player committed to unfettered expression; reaching an audience through taste, beauty and infectious swing.
The Ancient Romans had one of the most complicated sewer systems at the time. They also built a large number of public toilets. How did they work? What did Romans think about privacy, sanitation and cleanliness? Was there graffiti? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANN OLGA KOLOSKI-OSTROW. She is a professor and chair of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and affiliate faculty in Anthropology, Fine Arts, Italian Studies, and Women, Gener, and Sexuality Studies. Her book is THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SANITATION IN ROMAN ITALY: TOILETS, SEWERS, AND WATER SYSTEMS.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANNE STENGLE, PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, about Timber Rattlesnakes in Massachusetts and the proposed reintroduction program at Quabbin.
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