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Ears on Art: 2010 Archives

Audio archives are not available online for shows prior to 2012. For an audio copy of an older show, please contact us with your specific request.

December 8, 2010: Part Two of Ears On Art's annual holiday program, featuring stories from listeners.

December 1, 2010: This month is a celebration of the holidays with Ears On Art's annual program holiday stories from listeners. This year they will regale us with tales of "Decorating for a Celebration". For the past eleven Decembers these personal memories have painted touching images depicting a richness of tenderness, humor and triumph that often find us laughing and/or crying. This year, number twelve, should be no different.

November 3, 2010: Today's show focuses on Pastel Artist, Dotty Hawthorne

October 13, 2010: Today's show visits San Luis Obispo artist Myla Collier who specializes in tapestry weaving. Learn some of the rich history of this art for as well has how it differs from regular loom weaving.

October 6, 2010: This program travels to Maine. Host Crissa Hewitt visits with members of the Four Fossils, a group of retired men who have discovered the joys of working with granite.

September 8, 2010: A Return to Sugar Grove. Host Steven DeLuque recalls a memorable visit to The Ohio River Valley.

September 1, 2010: A rebroadcast of a 2004 interview with Elaine Bagely.

August 11, 2010: Today hosts Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque continue their conversations with photographers at the B-W Gallery in Atascadero. Today's guests include Nixson Borah, Alison Watt Jackson and gallery owner A.J. Vincolisi. Nixson and Alison have degrees in art with broad backgrounds in drawing and painting. Although photography is now the primary medium hear how the other disciplines influence their use of the camera. Both enjoy the combining of images, a process made much more accessible with the aid of the computer. Jim discusses his love of black and white photography and tells us about the gallery.

August 4, 2010: Host Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque travel to the B-W Gallery in Atascadero for visits with several photographers. This week's guests are Jack Baber and Don Krehbiel. Both have long histories of seeing the world through their viewfinders. From film to digital, from darkrooms to the computers they have a full perspective of the technical changes in the field. What is the impact of these changes on their work? For these two artists, with decades of experience, some of their responses may surprise you.

July 14, 2010: This week host Crissa Hewitt returns to Pietrasanta Italy for a conversation with crate builder Piero Spadaccini (spa-da CHEE-nee) This is the man who builds the crates that are used for shipping marble, sculpture and machines around the world. This might sound quite routine until you watch him work. Along with hearing his words, Crissa shares her observations of this fascinating process.

July 7, 2010: This week host Crissa Hewitt shares another interview with one of the Italian marble from workers Pietrasanta with whom she worked during two different summer workshops. Eolo Galeotti. Eolo has been carving marble since he was a teenager and he is now in his late sixties.

June 9, 2010: Today Steven deLuque continues his report about the Barnes Foundation art collection housed outside Philadelphia. This amazing collection of Impressionist and post Impressionist paintings as well as African art and applied art objects is currently housed in what was Dr. Barnes home where he displayed it in a most intriguing manner.

June 2, 2010: Host Steven deLuque reports on his jaw-dropping visit to the Barnes Foundation art collection of Impressionist and post Impressionist paintings. They're housed in outside of Philadelphia. The focus today will be about the art and the Foundation's vision and purpose as heard in the recorded words of Dr. Barnes.

May 12, 2010: One of the highlights of last year's Paso Robles Festival of the Arts was an area devoted to hands-on activities for children. Julie Mathews from the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and her daughter Lynda tell about the inspiration that took place at last year's festival, as well as the changes and planned for this year.

May 5, 2010: This show returns to Paso Robles for an update on the status of last year's Festival of the Art. At that time, they were matching funds for a river front project. Meg Williamson from the city and Anne Laddon from Studios on The Park update the plans for this year's festival.

April 14, 2010: A Visit to Hearst Castle part 2: This program moves outside for an animated conversation with one of San Simeon's art historians Victoria Kastner. She has been with the Museum for three decades and has just finished her second book about the mountain top and beyond. Entitled Hearst's San Simeon The Gardens and the Land, this history provides in depth information about this place she values so highly.

April 7, 2010: This program celebrates its eleventh anniversary with a trip to Hearst Castle for two inside stories. Castle Museum Director, Hoyt Fields begins the tour with a visit to Painting Conservator, Gary Hulbert. He is restoring one of the ceilings a project that will likely take close to a decade.

March 10, 2010: Today's guests are Roberta Foster and Kay Thorne of the Central Coast Weavers Guild. The Guild is presenting an exhibit at the SLO County Library on the history of spinning and weaving that will be on display during March. Books, photographs, and tools will give a glimpse into this rich story.

March 3, 2010: Hosts Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque return to Studios On The Park in Paso Robles to visit with Heidi Franscioni to talk about her work in the medium of encaustic. This is an ancient process using beeswax and pigments. Heidi fills us in on the basics as well as how she uses the medium with her photography. To see her work or learn about her workshops visit her WEB site at HeidiFranscioni.com

February 10, 2010: Hosts Crissa Hewitt and Stephen DeLuque continue their conversation with ceramic artist Donald Frith. During his years of teaching at the University of Illinois, he was very active in the national organization for the promotion of education in ceramic arts as well as the American Craft Society.

February 3, 2010: This week, hosts Crissa Hewitt and Stephen DeLuque visit with nationally known ceramic artist Donald Frith at his studio in Santa Maria.

January 13, 2010: This is part two on the 70-year retrospective of the paintings of Wayne Thiebaud at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Thiebaud lives in Davis, where he has painted and been a professor at UC Davis for decades. His work is internationally known and is in many museum collections throughout the country.

January 6, 2010: Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque travel to the Pasadena Museum of California Art for a 70 year retrospective of the paintings of Wayne Thiebaud. His work is internationally known and is in many museum collections throughout the country.