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Follow the ‘Growing Leonardslee’ podcast, with news and insights into the beautiful gardens, the Michelin Star Restaurant Interlude and year-round events programme. Your host, General Manager Adam Streeter is joined by Head Gardener Jamie Harris, Executive Chef of Restaurant Interlude Jean Delport and the owner of the estate, Penny Streeter OBE. Hear Jamie’s updates on what you will see in the gardens right now - and Michelin star chef Jean Delport’s news on his foraging forays and ingredien ...
 
The purpose of this podcast is to provide a level of accessibility and art appreciation previously unavailable to all audiences, especially people with visual impairments. The episodes in this podcast include verbal description of many of the pieces in the Peconic Landing Sculpture Garden in Greenport, NY.
 
Expanding the conversation about art in Texas. Founded in 2001, Glasstire is the first Texas Art Digital Media Company. Find features on Texas Artists, News, and the Top 5 Art Exhibits to See Each Week. The full shebang is at glasstire.com.
 
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The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisitio ...
 
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The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisitio ...
 
If you've watched and loved the delightful musical My Fair Lady, then you'd love to read the wonderful play on which it is based. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is equally engrossing and as full of charm, wit and underlying pathos. First performed on stage in 1912, Pygmalion takes its title from the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. In the ancient story, a brilliant sculptor, Pygmalion falls in love with one of his own creations, a ravishingly beautiful sculpture whom he names Galatea. ...
 
Evan Sorensen talks about all the people, places and things that make Utah unique. Listen as he interviews locals both known and unknown, shines light on local folklore, and I can't think of anything else so you should stop reading this because it is just rambling in order to fill this up and see what it looks like non different devices, so, yeah! [ AAC Enhanced Episode Format ]
 
Join Palm Beach's Giovanni & Jack as they bring you "Gio & Jack's Palm Beach Social"! A weekly Talk Radio Show spotlighting Social and Philanthropic Events in and around Palm Beach. Champagne is always flowing in the Studio and the Guys are an Entertaining Blend of Information and Education... The Perfect Accompaniment to Your Weekend Plans! Join Gio & Jack with Special Guests each weekend.
 
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Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss artist Jens Haaning's recent viral artwork, 'Take the Money and Run,' and also discuss David Hockney's recent essay about the state of abstraction."This is the kind of thing that makes taxpayers angry in the U.S. … and this is the kind of thing that gets artists into hot water and gives them a really bad name…
 
Brandon Zech talks with San Antonio-based artist Mark Menjivar about archives, social practice art, and Menjivar's new virtual residency project with Glasstire."My work sometimes — some people engage with it and are like 'Really, is this art?' I remember being at a talk years back and someone asked 'Are you an artist? A journalist? A social worker?…
 
Join us for the latest ‘Growing Leonardslee’ podcast as Adam Streeter talks to South African artist Anton Smit and estate owner Penny Streeter about the creation of one of Europe’s largest sculpture parks and Anton’s magnificent new exhibition ‘The Walk of Life’. Anton tells us how he went against all his family’s expectations for his career to ded…
 
William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss the rise of NFTs as online avatars, digital projects by Tom Sachs and Damien Hirst, and advertising's infiltration into the metaverse. "The crypto market has been driven by individuals and groups of people creating these things more or less themselves. And now is the time when celebrities and companies come…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the effects that time has on our likes, dislikes, and perceptions about art."The art that makes you uncomfortable, or that you don’t understand or that you’ve been dismissive of — that’s the stuff that can ultimately sneak up on you and become what you value the most."If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to …
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss Kusama's pumpkin that recently fell victim to a typhoon, experiential underwater sculpture parks, and the relationship between climate change and art"Museums and collectors are trying to preserve things that are ephemeral...I can't believe that in 1000 years museums will have been able to fully fulfill their …
 
William Sarradet talks with Christopher Blay about his tenure as Glasstire's News Editor, the trends he's seen in Texas art, and how being an artist impacts the way he approaches writing and curating."My art practice ran smack into my role as a writer and art critic pretty early on. I think it came from the lack of real criticism that artists crave…
 
Join us to be Enchanted and Illuminated in the latest Leonardslee podcast as Adam Streeter and his event co-organisers talk about these two jewels in the crown of our 2021 programme. Adam reviews with Robin Morely and Simon Teesdale highlights of the Enchanted Leonardslee event, until Sunday, 8 Aug 2021 - please see the website for dates and times.…
 
Restaurant Interlude - The Journey to A Michelin Star Join us for the latest ‘Growing Leonardslee’ podcast as estate general manager Adam Streeter talks with South African chef Jean Delport. They discuss with estate owner Penny Streeter OBE the amazing journey from setting up Restaurant Interlude together in the newly restored Leonardslee House in …
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the optics and the reality of Hunter Biden's quest to be an artist."There are many artists who are very successful who aren’t selling $500,000 paintings right now ... These are the kind of prices it would take an artist years to reach, if ever."See related reading here: https://glasstire.com/2021/07/18/art-di…
 
Via Peter Lucas for Glasstire: "Though his work as both a solo artist and a member of the collective Otabenga Jones & Associates has been widely exhibited, Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus had not had a comprehensive museum survey until his exhibition 'The End of My Beginning' opened last month at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston; it will travel t…
 
This week we talk to construction professional Siobhon Niles about the final stage of a project; The ‘Test It’ stage where you, your architect or your project manager will snag the work done by your contractor and sub contractors. Siobhon has worked on building sites for over a decade but doesn’t hide the honest truth that if you don’t give the tes…
 
In this debut episode of the ‘Growing Leonardslee’ podcast, Adam is joined by Head Gardener Jamie, Restaurant Interlude’s Jean and estate owner Penny Streeter OBE. They discuss one of the most popular seasons to enjoy the visual delights of Leonardslee: Spring. Jamie, who joined the estate in January, details the challenges he faced when planning t…
 
This week we talk to Paul Vanstone about the process of preparing for, planning and commission outdoor art. As a veteran marble sculptor who sells and installs his pieces globally - Paul has lots of advice to dispense. We recorded this podcast at his atelier so thanks for understanding about some of the background noise. Paul gives us great advice …
 
"Artist On Artist" is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor, Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.This week: Christopher Blay interviews (and plays a game of chess) with young artist Kingsley Onyeiwu, on the event of Onyeiwu's solo exhibit…
 
This week we talk (via Skype – sorry for the quality at times!) to Construction Professional Brigitte Clements, Managing partner of Loki-Architecture, an Architectural Development practice operating in the UK. We cover the difference in the different jobs, Architect, Contractor and Builder, when there is cross over and what you get from each of the…
 
Christina Rees and William Sarradet discuss some favorite LGBTQ offerings of the past month and beyond. Also: art they expect to see in museums and galleries going forward."In which cases are we excused from dwelling in the depths of darkness?"See related reading, viewing, and listening list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/07/04/art-dirt-wrapping-…
 
Great design in architecture on a grand scale must be difficult to pull off! Just imagine for a second planning a building that will house 600 units within an urban site that can barely take deliveries as well as connected to two designated historic properties. This is the Massey Tower that was recently completed by Gary Switzer and his team at MOD…
 
Are you thinking about extending or renovating your home? Do you want to make sure the end product is perfect for your lifestyle, personality and taste? In this weeks podcast, Designing Happiness host and Technical Design Expert, Abigail Hall, takes you through the 5 easy stages. They are: Plan it Design it Buy it Build it Test it. Listen to the ep…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss how the recent cultural swing toward honesty and sincerity has affected comedy, art, and music."We’ve been through a decade of dishonesty and performance, and it seems like we’re in the middle of a swing away from that … there’s a real appetite for honestly."See this episode's reading list here: https://glass…
 
Christopher Blay interviews artist Annette Lawrence as she departs Texas for Bennington, Vermont to take a two-year teaching position. They talk about where their works intersect, and her journey from upstate New York to Denton, Texas after living in Houston in the 1990s.“All roads lead to Houston! All roads lead to Houston in Black art.”…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss their most anticipated summer shows across the state, a jungle gym-like installation in Houston, and the optics behind Op art."More than anything I just want to put my eyes on people and on art in these institutions … being in any of these spaces and looking at art is very moving."See this episode's reading l…
 
What is Stereotomy or L’Art du Trait? it can be defined as the art and science of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes. It starts off as a drawing, moves on to a conceptual model to work out all the detail and then the carpenter or mason scales it up to the real structure. Sounds easy? Not so You have likely seen examples of this…
 
Tommy Smythe began his career as an interior Designer and is a Designer. His firm TOM is a creative partnership with Lindsay Mens Craig and Kate Stuart. I say that first as Tommy identifies with design before TV and is capable at both. We witnessed this with his on-air partnership with Sarah Richardson as they carved a niche on their show and laugh…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the things about the art world we don’t miss, the things we do miss, and how to pace yourself when venturing back out."The way artists make their name in the world is by building consensus. And you can’t build consensus if people don’t see your work and talk to each other about the work."See this episode's re…
 
In this episode Rosie and Alice have a chat about the BALTIC Open Submission, with Curator of Performance and Public Programme Katie Hickman, and Programme Assistant Emily Holmes. This is a show comprised of the works of 150 artists and makers based in the North east of England, which spans all manner of artistic mediums and genres - there’s really…
 
Hand Made Metal Spinning – Metal spinning is considered to be one of the oldest methods of forming sheet metal. This craft has its roots in ancient China where huge bells were made and other functional objects like cups and bowls. Today, it is associated with custom or difficult pieces and an economic alternative to the mass production version that…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the proliferation of private museums in the U.S."Nowadays, museums are trying to figure out what the public wants and will show up for, and there's a kind of need for the spectacular. These private museums have the money and the means to make those shows happen in a way public museums don't."See this episode'…
 
Hello! We're back with a great discussion about the online exhibition 'What Does It Mean to be Working Class?' at Pink Collar Gallery. We got together with the gallery's curator, Michaela Wetherell, and two contributing artists, Erin Dickson and Kev Howard, to hear about the work on show and their thoughts on what it means to be a working class per…
 
Christopher Blay's guest this week is Raul Rodriguez, artist and founder of Deep Red Press. They talk about Rodriguez’s work with his Texas art publication, his documentary photography, and how personal it gets when he photographs in his old Northside Fort Worth neighborhood.“I don’t know if it’s some kind of weird time warp or something, but I fee…
 
A graduate from University of Waterloo, Sandra established a full-time blacksmithing practice in 1993. Seven years later she founded Two Smiths, a design and prototyping studio that develops and builds sculptures, functional objects and architectural features in forged steel, hammered copper and bronze for both private and public spaces. Sandra has…
 
William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss how art meme accounts have taken over Instagram."The intersection of what is considered to be mainstream and what is considered to be the elitist underbelly of the art world comes to a very weird point in these accounts."See this episode's reading list and a list of art meme accounts here: https://glasstire…
 
Jim Patterson from Somerset, England has been making paper for over 50 years. What’s more impressive is Jim has no intention of slowing down. During the conversation you will hear the old pitt mill creak and moan as it churns power through a set of gears that date back 400 years. Two Rivers Paper Co., has been producing paper since 1988 and used by…
 
Christopher Blay and guest Carol Ivey talk about the role the artist's studio plays in her work, her early years as a painter in Austin, Farrah Fawcett, and how she made the leap from abstraction to still life painting."I moved to Seattle! And the thing about Seattle is that it is the emerald city, in an evergreen state. And so you can't be there a…
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech on the ongoing debate about museums deaccessioning objects from their permanent collections."If MoMA could build a new building because they knew someone who would buy Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' for $600 million... would they sell it then?"See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/04…
 
Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.This week's guest artist, the Austin-based Deborah Roberts, discusses her process, her current major solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin,…
 
Alexandre Hupe of the Eastern Townships (just South of Montreal) was trained as a glass blower and is a glass artist and builder. He found the repetitive nature of production glass blowing gruelling and decided it wasn’t for him. Alex is a glass creator, explorer and free thinker. He is also the acting President of GAAC - Glass Art Association in C…
 
Christopher Blay and Christina Rees discuss the recent explosion of murals across the state.“I wonder if artists are being commissioned to beautify cities in a way that ignores the time that we live in.”See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/03/27/art-dirt-the-mural-boom-in-texas/This week’s podcast is sponsored in part by…
 
Jessica Steinhauser was in her early twenties and had a decision to make a tough decision… either stay in Germany and go to a prestigious Ceramics school or follow her inner guide and move to Canada to explore ceramics on her own terms. And after 30 years, Jessica has developed her skills within ceramics and is breathing new life into the old tradi…
 
Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.Our guest this week is Dallas-based artist Xxavier Edward Carter. We talk about love, loss, graduate school, and how Carter sees his physical pr…
 
Not many businesses can say they date back to 1912. Sandkuhl Clayworks, out of Ohio, is a family business that has adapted over the decades and thankfully hasn’t had to use the word pivot in any way to describe their last year during these trying times. On this episode I had the opportunity to speak to Ann Engh who brings decades of experience and …
 
Christina Rees and Brandon Zech break down the meteoric rise of NFTs.“These things aren’t necessarily meant to be bought and kept — they’re meant to be flipped — that’s the point. That’s how they gain value.”See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/03/14/art-dirt-what-are-nfts-and-how-did-one-sell-for-69-million/This week’s …
 
Its March 9th, 2021 and It's been just over a year now where this lockdown has forced many to be sidelined from the job they love. Pivoting for some has come easy, but for others who rely on a packed concert venue or live theatre, it’s been well bad, really bad. And it’s not just the performers and artists, it has had a ripple affect on all the sup…
 
Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.Our guest this week is North Texas- based Erica Felicella, a performance artist who counts among her wide range of influences photographers (she…
 
The conservation of cultural objects is a complex. It’s specialist area that requires a deep understanding of science and humanities, as well as craft and practice-based project management. To work in this field, we have to continually learn from the past mistakes and build from them. Studying how materials and methods worked previously and making …
 
Christopher Blay invites Bill and Pam Campbell to talk about their 46-year run with one of the longest-running galleries in Texas, William Campbell Contemporary Art. Last month the couple announced their retirement, and that the gallery continues with new owners, Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners.“We still love the business and we really thought…
 
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