Sunday, February 22, 2009

Alabama Arts Radio podcast for March 3rd, 24th annual Clay Conference

In honor of the 24th annual Alabama Clay Conference sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council and planned for Huntsville March 13-15, Georgine Clarke interviews Chris Greenman and Steve Loucks. Greenman is on the art faculty of Alabama State University and Loucks teaches at Jacksonville State University. Both are art professors as well as professional craft artists working in clay. The discussion covers the process of producing ceramic pieces, marketing, and the importance of the annual conference.

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Alabama Arts Radio podcast for Feb. 24th, Jerry Brown folk potter

To help promote the upcoming Jerry Brown Arts Festival , this program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing Jerry Brown about the process of pottery making at his shop in Hamilton Alabama. This year the Jerry Brown Arts Festival is located at the Old WalMart Building at 1500 Military Street South, in Hamilton on March 7-8, 2009.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Alabama Arts Radio for Feb 17th, Cinque Cullar

Barbara Edwards, Deputy Director, interviews Cinque Cullar. Mr. Cullar is founder and artistic director for the Tribe of Judah, a youth gospel group of students from Alabama State University and the Montgomery community. Mr. Cullar and Ms. Edwards talks about the newly released Black Belt Gospel Tour CD featuring students from Tuskegee Booker T.Washington High School, Greensboro East High School, Selma High School, Francis Marion High School and Judson College Voices of Praise.

Alabama Arts Radio for Feb 10th, Kathleen Driskell

Jeanie Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, interviews poet and teacher Kathleen Driskell, author of Seed Across Snow and Laughing Sickness. Driskell’s poems have appeared in leading literary journals and she teaches in the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Writing Program in Louisville, KY. Driskell will be in Alabama April 17-18, 2009, to participate in an Alabama High School Teacher Workshop on Friday and the Alabama Book Festival Poetry Tent on Saturday.
Driskell reads from Seed Across Snow and talks about her subjects in poems – domestic emergencies, motherhood, and everyday life that resonates with lush language and a deeply held sense of the world’s value. She also discusses teaching creative writing, and the value of the arts in our schools.
Thompson interviewed Driskell in the studios of WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky, and extends thanks to the staff for assistance.