Fund Drive Friday!
Art in Your Ear is tasked with raising $2,500 this Friday. Can you donate to support the local arts community and community radio? Where else can artists, directors, writers, filmmakers, curators, and all the others go to talk about what, why, and how they do their work? (spoiler – nowhere!) We have some great Thank YOU gifts for your donations!
The wonderful Natty Moss Bond donated this Virgin Mary Shrine! It’s about 3′ tall, and fab. The price would normally be $325. What can you offer? At least $250 please. It can be picked up at WMNF or we can meet somewhere for me to bring it to you, if you are in the Tampa Bay area.
Past Program! ~ St Pete History Museum
Executive Director Rui Farias chatted about the many exciting things going on for St. Pete’s very own history museum, celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year. SPHM will be not only archiving life in St Pete but will be archiving its art history as well. It really is the party museum of St. Pete, and its expansion will include a giant art installation by Ya La’Ford. They have a fundraiser at the Shuffleboard Courts on September 24th too.
We played a bunch of music for you! Also chatted with Jennifer Meksraitis about art donations to the Equality Florida gala. If you are interested, please email [email protected].
We chatted with artist Gio Swaby about her show at the MFA, the joy and pain within the show, and how Fresh Up is a fantastic complement. “Swaby’s work is anchored in a desire to present and celebrate the complex personalities of the sitters. Interested in restorative forms of resistance, she has stated, “My work operates in the context of understanding love as liberation, a healing, and restorative force. These pieces celebrate personal style, strength, beauty, individuality, and imperfections.”
Tune in for the discussion about this powerful and disturbing play.
Earlier this month
Chatted with Susan Gore of the LGBTQ Resource Center about their new international survey of art opening next week. ArtOut: Queering the Pandemic has both digital and analog presences. What a range of art! There will be a great discussion on 6/4 at the Gulfport Library, SPEAK OUT, exploring identity and art. The library is at 5501 28th Ave S. xo
Losing All Control
Wordier than Thou has everything piled into this week! The Tampa Bay Publishing Conference is this Friday and Saturday. Out of the Pages, a family reading event with drag performers on Sunday, and Welcome to DRAGWARTS 2, yes a Harry Potter Drag & Burlesque show, is Thursday night. Tiffany Razzano, founder of WTT, will chat with us about why all of this is needed and fun and how much we just love writing.
We chatted with artist Lucia Riffel about her solo animation/digital art show opening up at Tempus Projects, The Eternal Present. Tracy Midulla of Tempus and Chrissy Brimmage from Dashboard joined the conversation.
Maureen McDole chatted about all of the wonderful stuff happening at the returning Sun Lit Festival. A whole weekend focused on reading and writing!
Activist/Author/Artist Adam Fortunate Eagle and Curator Emily Kapes of the James Museum will chat about their amazing exhibit, Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.
THANK YOU! WE WENT OVER OUR GOAL!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!
American Stage is coming in with their amazing play, School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play
Suzanne Williamson & Robin O’Dell chat about the stunning new show of Suzanne’s work at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Emilia Sargent of Tampa Repertory Theater and Georgia Mallory Guy of ThinkTank TYA chatted with us about their unusual and super smart collaboration, taking place at Stageworks Theater November 19-December 19. They have two shows in repertory, which means they switch back and forth. They’re sharing sets, and even some actors. The shows are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and The Giver, both based on novels, and both smart shows for young people and up. Listen back on our fancy player to the right!
She will have her ceramics there for the first time!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED! WE STILL NEED YOUR $$ THOUGH TO MAKE THE GOAL!
FUND DRIVE AHOY!
Art in Your Ear has to do our part in keeping the station financially healthy. Would you please pledge through that tip jar over there, whatever you can afford. We will have some fun arts skulls for you as thank you presents, or a cool t-shirt. THANK YOU!!!!
This week’s show is shine shine shine
We chatted with Deb Carson about her new book, Becoming Flo, a Mostly True Story.
Andrea Assaf always does fantastic work that is thoughtful and stays with you. We talked about her work, Eleven Reflections on September; the new award winning digital film version; the return of the Veterans Open Poetry Mic; and Eleven Reflections on the Nation.
There are two large art projects getting ready to open on both sides of Tampa Bay.
Now Crab Devil
(in love with this song!)
We announced that Spacecraft was making and playing in a park;
There is a real VIBE at Mize Gallery;
And Tampa Museum of Art has a ton of sweet shows right now.
Joining us are
Joshua Bean, co-founder of The Green Book Tampa Bay
Lauren Gay, travel writer/photographer
Fabstraq (Shawn Rainey), abstract artist and activist.
From The Studio @ 620’s site:
The Green Book of Tampa Bay is a Black-owned business directory that serves Pinellas and Hillsborough county. We help people who are concerned with inequity in their community be intentional with how they spend their dollars. Along with promoting Black-owned businesses, the directory promotes Black artists as well as historical and cultural sites.
Below is Blueprint to Forever, by Fabstraq
We are going to have a massive conversation about finding pathways through art, transforming places, how things get done. You know, the stuff at the intersection of our lives.
Bridget Bean & James Rayfield crash the titanic once again at the Tampa Fringe Festival!
Art in YOUR Ear Raised $1,800 on our way to $2,000!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Feel free to kick in towards that last $200 pretty please. xoxoxo
Last week’s show featured Mark Mothersbaugh, Beatie Wolfe, and Jade Dellinger with…
Here’s a peek at our new shirt designed by Ya La’ford!
We did a soundtrack inspired by Summer of Soul!
This is lovely
ROOT’D – New Roots Arts Collective
Talking about their show at Gallery 221 at HCC
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts,
For the Love of Photography roundtable preview.
Thank you, Todd Bates, for designing our new shirt!
A couple weeks ago we chatted with Neil & Gianna Gobioff about the ARTIST RELIEF FUND & ARTSPACE!
YOU Are wonderful glorious mesmerizing heoroes!!!! I love you!!!!!
Follow us on Facebook pretty please. We put info about guests, but so much more. Grants, jobs, music, fun stuff, important matters, and occasionally dog pictures.
A few weeks ago…
Producer Lea Umburger and Writer/Director John Alexander with their new documentary about Sharon Preston-Folta, Louis Armstrong’s secret child.
And here is a lovely photo by the legendary Clyde Butcher