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WPA President Jenny Bilfield "Talks" Shift to Digital Season

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 10/13/2020

Photographer Lloyd Wolf Photographer Lloyd Wolf "Talks" About Pictures

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Photographer Lloyd Wolf joined Embracing Arlington Arts to talk about his career, projects, how the pandemic has impacted his work and more. Also we learned about his many social justice documentaries and his "Quarantine Diary" that covers the most emotional issues and events happening in our nation. His photos are so important to us better understanding these issues.

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Visual Artist Beth Hudgins Visual Artist Beth Hudgins "Talks" Painting and Art

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Visual Artist Beth Hudgins updated us on a new collaborative she founded with 4 other artists - Studio 10 Artists. With new exhibitions every two months at Sterling Picture Framing in Arlington, the group's work centers around a theme each time and care is made for all the pieces to fit nicely together. The collaborative is looking forward to hosting opening receptions and other events this spring. Beth also talks about how she got into painting, her preferred mediums and when she knows a painting is done.

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EDI Expert Dr. Monica Almond EDI Expert Dr. Monica Almond "Talks" Diversity

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Expert and President of The Almond Group Dr. Monica Almond offers much critical advice to non-profit organizations about embarking on a Diversity Strategic Planning process. Warning that most groups do not know what they want when starting, Dr. Almond gives details about what groups should expect, what they should be attaining, what their goals should be and so much more in this extremely timely podcast. Every non-profit organizations should listen to her wise words.

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Visual Artist David Carlson Visual Artist David Carlson "Talks" Painting

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Visual Artist David Carlson talked about his pieces in a new exhibit entitled "Flattening Time" currently at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art. Also learn about how the pandemic has impacted his work, exciting collaborative project coming up with the exhibit featuring dance and live music, details about the recent Arlington Visual Artists Studio Tour (AVAST) event that was held virtually for the first time and more. Also get details about how to visit the gallery and show.

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APAP President Lisa Richards Toney APAP President Lisa Richards Toney "Talks" Career Journey, Diversity and More

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The Association of Performing Arts Professional (APAP) President Lisa Richards Toney tells of her career journey in arts management. From the Kennedy Center to the American Place Theatre to the DC Arts Commission to being called by Debbie Allen to help with her Dance Academy, she has had an interesting path and offers advice to folks interested in an arts career. Also find out about APAP, its mission, services it provides, and Lisa's views on required changes to ensure that the arts is a safe space for all.

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Theater J Leaders Theater J Leaders "Talk" About Unique Classes for Audiences and More

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Theater J's Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf gave us details about their unique online classes for audience members to help them better enjoy their theater experiences. "How to Watch a Play" and "Inside the Rehearsal Room" are two examples of these one of a kind classes. Also learn about the history and mission of Theater J, their Yiddish Theater Lab, silver linings of the pandemic, what parameters they will use for reopening for live performances again and more in this chat.

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WPA President Jenny Bilfield WPA President Jenny Bilfield "Talks" Shift to Digital Season

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The President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts (WPA) Jenny Bilfield updated us on the organization's exciting new digital season, with performances scheduled by Jazz musician Sean Jones and Brinae Ali, famed opera singer J'Nai Bridges, violinist Joshua Bell, and the Sphinx Virtuosi and more. Also find out the history behind WPA, their work with DC public school students, their highlighting of local talent and the details on their varied subscription packages and free events being offered in 2020-2021.

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Maggie Boland Maggie Boland "Talks" Signature Theatre Programs

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The Managing Director of Signature Theatre Maggie Boland gives us some teasers about the organization's tentative plans for next season. With strict adherence to safety protocols, the theater is planning a full season of digital programming using high quality multi-camera filming of live productions. Also learn about their array of online productions, their revised ticketing structure that allows more flexibility, and some silver linings of the pandemic including more collaboration between theaters.

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Artistic Director for 1st Stage Alex Levy Artistic Director for 1st Stage Alex Levy "Talks" New Season and More

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Alex Levy, the Artistic Director for 1st Stage caught us up on his theater in this podcast interview. Find out about their planned 2021 season, his priorities for offering live performances again, the organization's commitment to take action on the cultural equity front, their unique Logan Festival for Solo Performances and a lot more. Also find out why the theater was named 1st Stage. We applaud Alex and his staff for all their work on the theatrical and diversity fronts.

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Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging "Talks"

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The Founder of Blackstage DC, Executive Director of Artomatic and Social Media "Phenom" Natalie Graves Tucker gives a wide ranging interview on so many interesting issues. Learn about why she founded Blackstage DC which highlights the successes and career of artists of color, the multicultural marketing services provided by her company NGT Consulting, the largest pop-up art festival in DC ARTOMATIC and her interesting career journey. Also find out which famous person show would like to portray.

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The President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts (WPA) Jenny Bilfield updated us on the organization's exciting new digital season, with performances scheduled by Jazz musician Sean Jones and Brinae Ali, famed opera singer J'Nai Bridges, violinist Joshua Bell, and the Sphinx Virtuosi to name just a few. Also find out the history behind the founding of WPA, their phenomenal work with DC public school students, their emphasis on highlighting local talent, how they quickly responded to the pandemic shutdown and the details on their varied subscription packages and free events being offered in 2020-2021.