Tom and Sheila discuss the art, materials, and history of pastel drawings and paintings, along with the current exhibit of pastels, “The Touch of Color”, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Tom and Sheila discuss the art of puppetry with Rachel Gates, who developed her art with Tears of Joy Theatre in Portland, Oregon, before setting up with performances and workshops near us in Takoma Park, MD.
Tom and Sheila, with guest Peter Blake, discuss the Moon landing of July 1969, artists’ reactions, and the current exhibit at the National Gallery on one hundred years of photographs of the moon, leading up to the Moon landing by NASA. If you listen closely, you may hear a weirdly appropriated recording of Werner Von Braun.
Tom and Sheila discuss their lives as artists at this point in their careers.
An exhibit exploring the theme of artists’ manifestos, entitled, Manifesto: Art x Agency, is now at the Hirshhorn museum, in Washington DC.
Our show today will take up these passionate art arguments: the series of Manifestos written over the last century: manifestos for each emergent Avante-Garde: the the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the Objectivists, the Abstract Expressionists…and on into the present era: and what a giddy fountain of words poured forth from these activists!
Sheila and Tom explore the current exhibition at the Freer Gallery, in Washington DC:
Whistler in Watercolor (through Nov 3, 2019), and discuss Whistler’s life and art.
Tom and Sheila, with guest Peter Blake, explore the exhibit now on at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC: “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art”.
Sheila, Tom, and Peter visit the current exhibit at the Phillips Collection, near Dupont Circle, in Washington DC. The exhibit is called, “The Warmth of Other Suns”, and presents seventy-five artists who respond to and represent the experience of migrants and refugees around the world and in history.
Sheila and Peter Blake discuss the evolution of landscape painting, and its eventual development into abstract painting. At the end, Sheila gives a lesson in how to draw landscapes out-of-doors.
Sheila and Tom visit the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art on American painters, during the 1860’s, influenced by British critic John Ruskin and by Ralph Waldo Emerson.