Kate does many things--she writes poetry and essays, she bakes delicious pies, she works for art organizations. And she has just published a book of essays-- "The Book of Difficult Fruit." Hear her talk about her life and her process on today's show.
Luke's biography is such a snapshot of the region. He grew up in Colville, went the GU, wrote for the Inlander for almost a decade, co-founded Terrain, started Fellow Coworking, and started Range Media about a year ago. (That's a long list, but we even left out a bunch of stuff!) Hear about what he's doing now, and how he got here.
Daniel Lopez talks about moving to Spokane, getting clean, and painting murals in Spokane. His show of oil paintings will be at the Wonder Building, 835 N Post St, tomorrow and Saturday. Find his work at www.godffiti.com.
Gonzaga University film professor Matt McCormick discusses the magic of film festivals (especially Sundance, for which his films have been selected four times), the craziness of the cold war, and how graffiti removal can be a subconscious art. [originally run on 2/27/2020]
After discussing Leyna's amazing fortune in selling her story "The Sinkhole" to Hollywood, we talk about her slow creep northward from Orange County to Spokane. And we use the word "weird" a whole lot.
Muralist Ellen Picken and photographer Rajah Bose discuss their recent marriage, their recent work, and how their talents and temperaments complement each other.
Ellen Picken Murals
Commercial and Editorial Photography from Rajah Bose
Shawn talks about: getting his first column at eighth grade in the Twin Falls, Idaho newspaper; whether he considers himself a journalist or fiction writer foremost; and the new challenges of writing his new novel set in the 1800s.
Erin talks about her upbringing in small-town Casey, Illinois, and the influence it had on her wonderful novel "Hezada! I Miss You." She also sprinkles in some references to Faulker, Hawthorne, and Bergman. You can find out more about her at www.erinpringle.com.
Sironka came to Spokane twenty years ago from Kenya, and he has been teaching and making art here ever since. He recently made the news for his participation in the Black Lives Matter mural downtown. He made the news again soon thereafter when his letter, the "A", was defaced by vandals. Hear him talk about his inspiring journey, and how, paradoxically, the vandals reaffirmed the power of paint.
To honor the publication of her book of poetry, Trial by Ordeal, we will replay our conversation from last year. Mobley served as the Arts Director City of Spokane (Spokane Arts Commission) from June 1997 to October 2012, and has been a part of many other important aspects of the burgeoning Spokane arts scene. She's also a wonderful artist and writer in her own right, and she can tell a heck of a story. Find out more about her at karenmobley.com.
Zambrano recently contributed to the Black Lives Matter Mural in downtown Spokane. With that in mind, we are replaying the conversation we had last year. in which he discussed teaching, printmaking, and the theme of home in his art
Hear Bryan discuss 45 years with the Spokane Symphony, the similarities between teaching middle school and college, and what it's like working with Super Sparkle (hint: he got to play the marimba.)
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This is an encore presentation of one of our first episodes. Brandon is participating in the Black Lives Matter mural project downtown, so we thought it would be a good time to revisit our chat with him.
Adam Schlüter was in Minnesota to photograph a wedding. When he woke in his hotel on May 29, he opened his window to see plumes of smoke. He rushed to the scene to document the event, and ended up staying almost a week longer than he had planned. On our show, Adam discusses what he encountered. You can see his photographs at his website, Hello From a Stranger.
Hear the owners of The Bartlett and Lucky You Lounge discuss how they started, how they met, the kickass LYL menu, and what they think Spokane needs to do to take the next step as a music city. (rerun from last June)
Hear five storytellers share their stories. Erik Viking, Tracy Simmons, Mary Stover, Anthony Rupp, and special guest Nichole Mischke share their stories. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear six storytellers share their "Fish Out of Water" story. Alyssa Bashor, Karen Darling,Ben Faulkner, Susan Lundstrom, Travis Naught, and Eamonn Neff share their stories. For more information, visit email@example.com
In which we discuss guerrilla-style photography in Utah, the value of being uncomfortable and always having a passion project, and whether Mike is a journalist. Check out Adam's website Hello From a Stranger for some amazing photographs.
Pivot Spokane asked people in the region to tell a true story, without notes, related to the theme of "Unintended." 19 people entered, and here are the winners of the contest. Pivot is launching another contest around the theme of "Fish Out of Water" today with $300 worth of prizes, so go to www.pivotspokane.com to find out how to enter. If you would like to see all the entries, you can find them on Pivot Spokane's YouTube channel
Eight artists tell the story of their proudest moment...when they felt as if they had made the right decision. As if they had "arrived." As if all the sacrifice had been worth it. Hear Vanna Oh, Darrin Huff, Melissa Cole, Sam Ligon & Kate Lebo, Jess Walter, M. Tinley, Sarah Waisman, and Jessica Earle tell their stories.
This week we have eight storytellers discussing the obstacles they have overcome (and one storyteller discussing last week's theme of the first time they went public with their art). Storytellers are comedian Jessica Watson, writer Kris Dinnison, journalist Leah Sottile, poet Brooke Matson, musician and poet Chris Cook, writer Ellen Welcker, musician and illustrator Chris Malsam, actor Sarah Waisman, and improviser Lawra Gosselin Harris.
Nine artists tell the story of the first time they went public, or went BIG, with their art. Punsmith Annica Eagle, artist Larry Ellingson, chef and musician Travis Tveit, actor Sarah Waisman, musician Matthew Hughes, artist Chad Brazill, musician Norman Robbins, comedian Deece Casillas, and artist Hannah Pomante tell their stories.
Gonzaga University film professor Matt McCormick discusses the magic of film festivals (especially Sundance, for which his films have been selected four times), the craziness of the cold war, and how graffiti removal can be a subconscious art.
In which we discuss the two current exhibitions currently running at the museum - A Grand Tour: Images of Italy, and 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: Prints by Women. We also discuss what it means to put an exhibition together, and how someone even gets into this line of work (hint: he majored in history). We end by discussing a fascinating upcoming exhibition of local works created during the Great Depression by the WPA.
In which we discuss her novel in progress (The Tower), how monsters often take human form, how we should never miss an opportunity to be kind, and how important it is to be loved by your fifth grade teacher.
Hear Dean discuss flunking high school photography, getting deep into the blues when he was co-owner of Fort Spokane Brewery, and buying his first $25,000 six-megapixel(!) digital camera. Also, he curses twice, so we got to use the "censor" button for live broadcast for the first time!
Hear our conversation with Travis Tveit, head chef at Iron Goat, who just won a local cooking contest and will head to Anaheim (all expenses paid) to compete in the western regionals. He is also the drummer for Indian Goat, local two-piece rock band. Hear two of their songs on this episode, and learn some organization techniques while you're here!
Karen Mobley served as the Arts Director City of Spokane (Spokane Arts Commission) from June 1997 to October 2012, and has been a part of many other important aspects of the burgeoning Spokane arts scene. She's also a wonderful artist and writer in her own right, and she can tell a heck of a story.