Art in Your Ear

Art in Your Ear Podcast

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  • Friday

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Survey of the local arts scene with JoEllen Schilke.

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WMNF & Art in YOUR Ear Summer Fund drive 6/21/19 

‘Cause it is officially Summer! Please throw some $$ into our tip jar over there –> or call 813.238.8001 and help us raise $2,200. We have lots of ways to thank you, including hugs, shout outs, and gifts!


A good resource for y’all –  Artists!

These come from the original SKYWAY exhibits.
There will be another in 2020! Here is a link to one of the calls for art. 


Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 2:06pm
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:13pm
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 4:51am
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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 2:11pm
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Thank You Gifts available from Art in Your Ear
Pat Chamburs CD – Jump Jive Swing
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The wonderful Pat Chamburs, legendary host of Jump Jive and Swing, put together the songs on this cd. They include a few of his theme songs, like Stuff Smith’s Here Comes the Man with the Jive, John Pizzarelli’s Style is Back in Style, and so many more.


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Melissa Fair Free Range creature for Art in Your Ear
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Thank you so much for supporting Art in Your Ear & WMNF!

It isn’t exactly a doll, but you can fall in love with it the same way. It isn’t exactly a sculpture, almost too alive for that. But it is fantastic. Melissa Fair (you know her from her poems, Truck Driver’s Daughter & Paradise) sells these creatures all over, and they have been featured in major art publications. Free Range stands about 8″ tall, and weighs ounces. I love her. You will too.

There is another one, Baby Grump. You can get both as thank you presents for $350, if you wish to rip them away from me (please do!).

You can see her work starting at the end of June:

June 28, 2018- July 31, 2018 – Seeing Now / HCC Ybor Gallery

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Art/Work – Everything You Need to Know…Art Career (for Art in Your Ear)
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The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field.

Originally published in 2009, Art/Work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world.

In this revised and  2017 updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.

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Extraordinary Interpretations ~ book on Florida Self-Taught Artists for Art in Your Ear
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This is a gorgeous book, diving into some of the talent in our state. Here’s the info:

“A visual feast. Like the Highwaymen, Barnhill created his own version of the landscape, based on the real environment yet in a fantastic otherworldly palette.”–Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters

“These dramatic hand-painted photographs capture old Florida with color and light.”–Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs

“Takes us on a historical voyage while we visit Florida landscapes as seen through Barnhill’s lens.”–Larry Roberts, author of Florida’s Golden Age of Souvenirs, 1890-1930

In the age of railroads and steamships, of frontier Florida and the tourism boom of the early 1900s, photographer E. G. Barnhill set up shop in the young city of St. Petersburg. He pioneered a popular new type of tourist art, colorizing black-and-white snapshots taken by himself and his customers. He sold many of his hand-colored photographs as postcards or home décor.

Barnhill applied watercolors to black-and-white prints according to his own sense of light and palette and his interpretation of consumer demand. Visitors wanted one-of-a-kind works of art to help them remember the experience of Florida. Unlike other colorists of the time whose landscapes were airbrushed to appear dreamy and ethereal, Barnhill captured the state’s clear, brisk colors with richness and intensity. He pushed aside conventions by using matte instead of glossy print paper to soak up colors better, and with radical experiments in gold toning and uranium dyes, which created unearthly hues.

Filled with vibrant images of Barnhill’s unique creations, precursors to the popular landscape art of the Highwaymen and others, this book showcases a little-known artist whose inventive techniques–particularly his uranium-dye coloring–merit a place in the story of American photography. A fascinating mix of photographic realism and individual artistic vision, his work reveals both the Florida that was and the Florida that tourists wanted to believe in.

Gary Monroe, professor of fine arts and photography at Daytona State College, is the author of numerous books, including Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen, Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert, and The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters.

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You are lovely ~ art work by Jen Renninger ~ for Art in Your Ear
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You really are lovely for supporting Art in Your Ear. This piece of work reminds you, or the person who gets it, how truly lovely they are.

It measures about 8″x10″. Unframed. And it warms the cockles of my heart.

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Listen goodie bag for Art in Your Ear
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STOP it, this is such a cute bag. You get a listen bag, with a red WMNF Koozie, a WMNF tattoo, a pin from artist Jennifer Kosharek, and lots of JoEllen’s love. And whatever else I find to throw in there. xoxoxo

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Art in Your Ear Sticker
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Thank you gift for those who want it and donate $40 or more to the show.

Thank you!

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40th Anniversary WMNF Brick Paver
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You can set in stone your love of WMNF on our People’s Patio! Put your name or dedicate it to a loved one! 100% tax-deductible!  For a limited time includes a WMNF 40th Anniversary logo.  Be a part of the celebration get the paver for a Circle of Friends monthly contribution of $50.00.

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40th Anniversary Music Lovers Wall Tile
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If your life is music then you need a “Music Lovers” tile. Put your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your favorite band permanently on the Music Lover Wall in the WMNF Music Library. For a limited time a 40th Anniversary logo will be included on the tile.  This can be set up in a Circle of Friends monthly contributions of $20. “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington.

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These are exclusive gifts of Art in Your Ear, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

JoEllen Schilke

Thanks so much for listening to Art in Your Ear. This show has been on WMNF in one way or another since the early 80s. The art world has changed so much locally since then.

If you want to be interactive, we have a Facebook page and holla at me if you want me to know about an art event or have a question.

If you tweet or Instagram and want us to see something, please use #AiYE