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ART TAP episode 064

ART TAP

Release Date: 11/19/2018

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On tap this week is local artist Craig Whitten.  Craig works in watercolor, henna, and acrylic from the Bindery Artist Studios in downtown Lafayette, and he’s a regular at art fairs thoughout the region.  Craig will be exhibiting at Art on the Wabash, an art fair in West Lafayette, and he’s part of a special project coming up – a release event of the book “Come and Sleep” by author Mika Yamamoto, which he illustrated.  

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On tap this week is a conversation with two people working to develop "To Kill a Mockingbird" at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. First up is local musician, accomplished singer-songwriter Jeff Anderson. Joining him is musician, performer, actor, and director TJ Rosa, who is directing the show. The two talk about Jeff’s contributions to the production as an on-stage “troubadour,” lending tonal sounds and musical transitions.

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On tap this week is my first beyond-Lafayette guest in a while, Terre Haute, Indiana artist Rachel Hellmann.  She talks about coming home to Terre Haute and living and making it work as a contemporary artist in middle America.

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On tap this week is my first beyond-Lafayette guest in a while, Terre Haute, Indiana artist Rachel Hellmann.  She talks about coming home to Terre Haute and living and making it work as a contemporary artist in middle America.

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On tap this week is Shelley Lowenberg-DeBoer, who has played the Tippecanus Rex game with me before.  She has a creative work she shares, “A Short Biography of Ginger Wigglemann,” as inspiration for the upcoming Tipp. Rex project of creative stories of (un)natural history of the Tippecanoe County region.

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On tap this week are my first husband and wife guests, David and Thea Strand, local performers and arts supporters. We talk about shared experiences with local arts, including the Jefferson High School music program, and the dual roles of performers and parents of performers.

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On tap this week is Zach Medler, local muralist/graffiti artist and more.  Zach’s got an exhibit opening soon at Artist’s Own titled “Squint.”  It runs July 18 through August 17, with an opening reception during Gallery Walk on July 19 from 6 – 9 pm.  We talk about the nature and challenges of graffiti and being a public artist as well as the wide range of media in which he works.  Zach’s website is https://www.zmedstudios.com.

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On tap this week are friends from the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, coming this weekend, June 28th– 30th in Battle Ground, Indiana.  With me are Karah Rawlings, Executive Director of Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, and board president Cliff Harrison, as well as members of the Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band, who will be performing at the festival.

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On tap this week are improv and podcasting buds who contribute to the “Adventures in Videoland” podcast, Doug Pruim and Gary McFall. The boys share their early experiences with acting and singing, a fascinating discussion of reading imaginatively, developing artistic skills through Photoshopped nipple work, and their shared experiences with improv. You can catch Gary and Doug in a One Size Fits All performance this Friday, June 21 at Bobby T’s on campus at 8:00 pm.  Be sure to catch it!

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On tap this week is TJ Rosa, Purdue University student, local musician, and volunteer at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette as an actor, director, and educator. TJ talks about taking on the directing challenges of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee this fall at Civic Theatre, and three shows at the upcoming 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Make sure to catch it this weekend, June 7th, 8th, and 9th.  She also shares her original song, "Travis."

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On tap this week is a group of Master of Fine Arts candidates from Purdue University, which goes by the name of the Purdue Artist Collective. Their unifying thread is that they work and study with a friend of the ART TAP podcast, Sigrid Zahner. The artists with me are a diverse midwestern selection:
Amanda Kendrick from DeWitt, Michigan, whose focus is oil painting.
Jessica Peterson from Iroquois, Illinois, who is studying ceramics.
Charmaine Renee is from Dayton, Ohio, and they are working in mixed media.
And Tracy Smoll is from Waynetown, Indiana, and she is studying ceramics.