Arts

Central Coast
3:32 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Via Dei Colori: Sidewalk Chalk festival

Broadcast date: 8/27/14

We’ll learn about San Luis Obispo’s annual sidewalk chalk art festival held in Mission Plaza. Long known as the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival… this year it has a new name Via Dei Colori. We’ll hear a bit about its history and also how local architects and children benefit from the event.

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Arts
4:05 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Pinnacles National Park's signature photo taken by Paso Robles photographer

Pinnacles National Park
Credit Pinnacles National Park, taken by Jason Hickman

Broadcast date: 8/20/14

The photo gracing the Pinnacles National Park Facebook Page and 2015 Season Pass was taken by Central Coast resident Jason Hickman.

The Paso Robles photographer joins KCBX News Director Randol White to share a bit about how he took the contest-winning photo and offer tips for amateur nature photographers on how to capture just the right shot—even using  the camera on your smartphone.

On the web: Jason Hickman Photography

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Arts
3:53 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Witkin Brothers Part 2

Broadcast date: 8/13/14

Hear part two of an Ears On Art rebroadcast conversation with identical twin artists, painter Jerome Witkin and photographer Joel Peter Witkin.  Their current exhibit in Los Angeles has drawn international attention, and has been extended through August at the Jack Rutberg Gallery.

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Arts
6:01 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

San Luis Obispo Symphony has new Executive Director

San Luis Obispo Symphony Executive Director Edmund Feingold
Credit San Luis Obispo Symphony

The San Luis Obispo Symphony has a new Executive Director who joined the orchestra Monday.

Edmund Feingold has held similar positions at Boston Musica Viva, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently the Monterey Symphony.

He takes over for interim Executive Director Maryellen Simkins who has run the organization since the departure of Jim Black in December 2012.

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Central Coast
1:47 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Ears on Art - Interview with Gary Dwyer (Part 2)

Steven DeLuque and Crissa Hewitt continue their conversation with Gary Dwyer, an artist of many interests and skills. For years he taught Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly and was fascinated by the links between sculpture and designing landscapes. Dwyer is also a photographer, whose work has been published in numerous magazines. He will have a photography exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of art in July and August.

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Arts
4:25 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Ears on Art - Interview with Gary Dwyer (Part 1)

Steven deLuque and Crissa Hewitt bring us another edition of Ears on Art, exploring the world of fine arts on the Central Coast.

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Arts
6:57 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Santa Barbara resident Charles Lloyd to be named Jazz Master

Credit CharlesLloyd.com

The highest honor in the world of jazz music is being bestowed upon Santa Barbara resident and musician Charles Lloyd.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Wednesday the recipients for the organization's 2015 Jazz Masters awards.

The 76-year-old Lloyd, who plays the saxophone and flute, is known for his adventurous and inventive jazz style, according to KCBX Music Director Neal Losey.

Lloyd grew up in Memphis, but left for the West Coast in the 1950s and eventually made his way up the coast to Santa Barbara County.

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fine arts
3:53 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Ears on Art

Steven deLuque and Crissa Hewitt bring us another edition of Ears on Art, exploring the world of fine arts on the Central Coast.

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Amazing Quilts
2:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Quilts Unlike Any Your Grandmother Made

Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque visit with two artists from The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group of the Central Coast, who work with non-traditional and innovative techniques and materials to create art quilts and fiber art that transcend functional craft into the realm of fine art. The group's exhibit "Fabrications II" is at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles through May 18th.

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Arts
2:52 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Arts Academy Planned for Central Coast

The land is purchased, and the designs are drawn for a Youth Arts Academy on the Central Coast.  Marisa Waddell talks with the academy's CEO, Nikolai Alexandrov about his vision and the timeline for the school's opening.

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Arts
11:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sculptors Gather in Cambria

California Sculptors Symposium participants working on "Venus di Cambria"
Credit California Sculptors Symposium

Each year stone and metal workers from all over the state gather in Cambria for the California Sculptors Symposium.  Reporter Jordan Bell visits with some of the artists to talk about their craft.

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Arts
7:05 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

2014 SLO Film Fest sees record numbers

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) saw record attendance and income in March, according to the festival's marketing director Wendy Eidson.

Organizers say the event has been growing steadily in recent years with ticket sales up 35 percent from 2013. Overall admissions increased to 8500, beating the previous record by more than 12-percent.

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Arts
6:01 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

San Luis Obispo County seeking next poet laureate

A poetry reading in San Luis Obispo County.
Credit Poetry Out Loud SLO County Facebook

San Luis Obispo County is looking for its first-ever Poet Laureate. The position, as it currently stands, is a City of San Luis Obispo-based focus, but that will all change with the next two year term starting in 2015.

ARTS Obispo is in charge of the nomination process. Nominees must be a resident of the county, have a significant body of published and unpublished works, and the ability to represent the county at various events.

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Arts
6:44 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Jerome and Joel Peter Witkin: Twins and Internationally-Known Artists

Credit Jerome Witkin

This month Ears on Art celebrates its 15th year on air. Steven deLuque and Crissa Hewitt celebrate by interviewing identical twin brothers Jerome and Joel Peter Witkin. The Witkins' first combined exhibit "Twin Visions" is on display at the Jack Rutberg Gallery in Los Angeles through May.  Jerome is a painter; Joel is a photographer.  At age 74 they are in full stride with careers that have earned them international recognition and inclusion in several museum collections.

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