Ears on Art: 2013 Archives

January 8, 2014: Steven deLuque and Crissa Hewitt bring us another edition of Ears on Art, honoring Ina Mae Overman who died last month.  Ina Mae created colorful fused glass works that often took the form of window hangings.

December 11, 2013: Ears on Art presents part two of its 14th annual holiday programs featuring stories told by community members.  This year's theme is The Gift is in the Details.  These personal tales have proven to be touching, funny and unique.

December 4, 2013:  Ears on Art this week and next presents its 14th annual holiday programs featuring stories told by community members.  This year's theme is The Gift is in the Details.  These personal tales have proven to be touching, funny and unique.

November 13, 2013: Crissa Hewitt continues her conversation with award-winning metalsmith Gary Griffin on this edition of Ears on Art.

November 6, 2013: Crissa Hewitt visits with metalsmith Gary Griffin, who lives and works in El Rito, New Mexico.  He retired from his teaching career after 32 years -- the first ten  at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the next 22 years as artist in residence and head of the metalsmithing department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.  The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, Griffin has exhibited extensively in the United States, Mexico, South America, Japan and Europe.

October 9, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque bring us part two of their Ears on Art conversation with Cuesta College teacher and artist Bob Pelfrey. This week they focus on his teaching with special attention to his conviction that the study of art history is the study of connections. Pelfrey's work will be featured at the Cuesta College Art Gallery later this month.

October 2, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque bring us another segment of Ears on Art. This week begins a two part program with teacher and artist Bob Pelfrey. Bob was the third Cuesta Art Department faculty hire, joining Chet Amex and Barry Frantz. He draws, paints, and is a printmaker, but most of all he is a teacher.

September 11, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven Deluque bring us part two of their Ears on Art conversation with artist and art instructor Barry Frantz. This week they'll discuss his role in the expansion of the Cuesta College Art Department facilities to include a sculpture studio and bronze casting foundry. The latter is a rarity on college campuses and this one has been going strong for over twenty years. Barry Frantz along with Chet Amyx and Bob Pelfrey -- the first three full time Cuesta art faculty -- are being featured in a three part exhibit at the campus Art Gallery. For details please check the Cuesta website.

September 4, 2013: Part one of a discussion with artist Barry Frantz.

August 14, 2013: Hosts Steven and Crissa continue their discussion about the new interdisciplinary experiential event collaborative PRIME pARTicle productions. Timo Beckwith will return and will be joined by Academy Award nominated animator James Satoru Straus who is a core member of PRIME pARTicle. This is the first time we have explored the discipline of animation and are excited to do so. Tune in and learn how it and the many other arts disciplines will work together to create a unique art happening. The first event will be August 23 at SLOMA as the finale to the opening of a juried sculpture exhibit "SLAM".

August 7, 2013: Steven de Luque and Crissa Hewitt meet with Timo Beckwith and Billy Clayton of Prime Particle Productions. They bring together visual and performing artists with a wide range of skills to produce cutting-edge art experiences in natural and man-made settings. By creating free public events, they hope to help all of us enjoy the vast, yet personal, world of creativity.

July 10, 2013: Steven and Crissa visit with former central coast resident Mark Beck who currently has a show of his paintings at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art titled "Tyranny of Beauty". Mark currently lives in Albuquerque and his works can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

July 3, 2013: Crissa Hewitt talks with Beth Mott, Education Coordinator of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, about children’s art classes, the learning process, the value of art in people’s lives, and how to engage students so that art becomes an integrated part of their lives.

May 8, 2013: Steven de Luque and Crissa Hewitt will talk with long time local artist/teacher M'Lou Mayo. For many years she has taught drawing at Cuesta College and has exhibited both her drawings and sculptures often around the Central Coast.

May 1, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque explore the exciting world of visual arts on Ears on Art.

April 10, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven Deluque bring us another edition of Ears on Art. It's part two of a program featuring photographer Joe Schwartz. Joe was a member of the Photo League of New York, a social activist organization that began in the 1930s. This program is from our archives and is presented as a memorial to this amazing artist who died in March, just three months shy of his 100th birthday. His black and white candid images captured the bitter realities of poverty and segregation while also documenting blacks, whites, and Jews working in harmony.

April 3, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven Deluque bring us another edition of Ears on Art. It's part one of a program featuring photographer Joe Schwartz. Joe was a member of the Photo League of New York, a social activist organization that began in the 1930s. This program is from our archives and is presented as a memorial to this amazing artist who died in March, just three months shy of his 100th birthday. His black and white candid images captured the bitter realities of poverty and segregation while also documenting blacks, whites, and Jews working in harmony.

March 13, 2013: Steven DeLuque and Crissa Hewitt travel to Atascadero to visit with artist Denise Schryver. Denise works in many disciplines. She is currently exploring pastel painting as well as spinning and weaving yarn. There is also pressing organic olive oil, running a co-op gallery, and training and agility work with her dogs. Her recent work is on display at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. The show is titled, "The Space Between Words" and runs through March 31 You may view her art at http://www.deniseschryver.com

March 6, 2013: Crissa Hewitt visits with internationally recognized metal smith Charles Lewton-Brian who invented fold-forming -- a new way of forming copper, gold and other metals quickly into 3-D shapes and textures. Hear the artist describe metal in terms most do not associate with the material. Visit his website and enjoy the amazing variety of shapes that he creates with sheet copper and a hammer: http://www.brainpress.com/Foldforming.html

February 13, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque continue their conversation with artist Dorothy Cutter. For close to twenty years she has moved from painting to photography. Her specialty has been capturing the beauty found underwater. Most recently, she has moved her eye to exploring the wonders found on dry land.

February 6, 2013: This week hosts Criss Hewitt and Steven DeLuque visit with Dorothy Cutter, an artist who has been creating on the Central Coast for five decades. Dorothy began her artistic pursuits as an adult -- working primarily as a printmaker and painter.

January 9, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque bring us part two of their Ears on Art retrospective, featuring samplings of favorite past interviews. Guests include sculptor Bruce Beasely and others.

January 2, 2013: Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque will feature samplings from past interviews. Today's guests are Julia Child, Fernando Botero and Marguerite Costigan.