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ART TAP episode 072

ART TAP

Release Date: 02/18/2019

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On tap this week is Tippecanus Rex, with guest author and reader, local arts supporter, and yarn-spinner extraordinaire Shelley Lowenberg-DeBoer. Shelley and I read a couple of stories from Lafayette’s earlier and wilder days, highlighting more of the background of Ginger Wigglemann and a new discovery, the enigmatic Percy Hare.

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On tap this week is local teacher, actor, and improv performer Stephanie Bosma. Stephanie works with young people in the classroom and now in the theatre, as well as being a terrific comedic performer herself. And she’s directing a Civic Youth Theatre show, The Phantom Tollbooth by Susan Nanus, based on the book by Norton Juster, opening this Friday, October 4th.

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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 is Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis.  Julia directs and manages all aspects of public art programs for the Arts Council of Indianapolis, including project development, execution, and maintenance of individual works of art. She talks about how artists can work with neighborhoods and communities to not just enhance shared spaces but to draw attention with the artwork to what makes those areas unique and important.