11:15 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Ears on Art explores technique of 'tempera batik' with local painter

Ears on Art visits with artist and gallery owner Julie Dunn. Julie specializes in a painting technique called tempera batik. She is co-owner of The Gallery At The Network in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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2:16 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Local poet featured on Writer's Almanac shares from her latest book

Credit Jeanie Greensfelder

Jeanie Greensfelder started writing poetry about six years ago when she took a poetry class at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Earlier this month, one of her poems was featured on the Writer's Almanac. Greensfelder shares about how her profession of psychology has influenced her poetry and about her latest book, Biting the Apple.

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3:40 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Ears On Art speaks with Los Osos artists about upcoming exhibit

Ears on art visits Los Osos artists who are creating an installation piece featuring a variety of plaster sculptures. The work will be on display in the McMean Gallery at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art through November.

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1:41 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Ears on Art December Stories

Handmade gift
Credit flickr member erika g.

  Do you have a story that you'd like to share on the radio about a special handmade gift? It is time once again to be a part of the annual Ears On Art story sharing programs. Our theme this year is “That special handmade gift…given or received”  Here are the directions:

1.    Contact us ( with "Ears on Art Story" for the subject line. Deadline for letting us know is November 26.  We will record the stories Saturday and Sunday 11/29-30  as well as on Monday and Tuesday evenings 12/1-2.

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3:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Santa Barbara Teen Publishes 'survival guide' to bullying

Aija speaking to students about her new book
Credit Aija Mayrock


KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with a Santa Barbara teenager about her new book The Survival Guide to Bullying.

Ajia Mayrock breaks down the tools she used to stay positive in Junior High and High School and talks about what helped her to eventually thrive.

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2:25 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Technologies old and new combine for Cal Poly photography exhibit

Part of the Photography Now exhibit at Cal Poly's University Art Gallery
Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Cal Poly University is hosting its first Art Galley of the new school year, "Photography now" , which exhibits modern photography with a vintage twist and highlights the work of nine San Jose State photographers, most of whom attended galleries opening.

The artwork is a mix of old photography that dates back to the infancy days of before the civil war to more modern images that we're used to today.

Jeff van Kleek, the gallery coordinator for the University Art Gallery describes the show:

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1:43 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Ears On Art: A visit with marble-workers in Pietrasanta


Ears on Art's Crissa Hewitt is in Pietrasanta, Italy for conversations with two, life-time marble workers. Pietrasanta has been a center for marble for 400 years and her two guests have been marble craftsmen since their early teens, dedicating their work to bringing to life stone, employing the creative concepts of classical and contemporary artists. She’ll share her thoughts on the town and the workers.

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1:04 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Author interview: Laurie McAndish King on her new travel stories book

Tom Wilmer (left) and Laurie McAndish King (right)

Tom Wilmer talks with award-winning travel journalist, Laurie McAndish King as she discusses her new book, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive and reads some selected passages.

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6:33 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Listen: The Red Violin visits the Central Coast with Elizabeth Pitcairn

The Red Violin during its visit to the KCBX studios.

The world-famous Red Violin arrived on the Central Coast this week and will remain through the weekend.

Internationally recognized violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn is the instrument's owner. She's in San Luis Obispo for a series of appearances, including opening night for the San Luis Obispo Symphony on Saturday.

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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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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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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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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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