Arts

News focusing on the arts and culture along California's Central Coast.

Broadcast Date: 08/05/2015

Our guest today is Michael J Strand, an Associate Professor and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University. 

Brian Reynolds speaks with Mike White of Boo Boo Records in downtown San Luis Obispo. The store celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. They'll discuss the store and the future of music.

Ears On Art visits with sculptor Bill Walther of Arroyo Grande. Bill's work of assembled steel found objects will be part of the ADA Art Show 

Flickr member Thor Liland Larsen

UPDATE - Thursday, May 9, 2015:

The San Luis Obispo Symphony announced Thursday morning that former conductor Michael Nowak  has declined an invitation to conduct two Classics in the Cohan concerts and the annual children's concert during the upcoming season.

This week Crissa Hewitt goes to Los Osos to visit with Susan and Ed Chandler two of the artists in the "ADA Art Show". She is a quilter and he draws and paints. The exhibit opens with a reception July 3 from 6-9 at The Community Foundation at 550 Dana ST. SLO.

The exhibit features works created by local artists with disAbilities (this is how they spell it) in a variety of medium including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The show runs through July 30. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00.

Join Brian Reynolds with the San Luis Obispo County Library for a discussion of Bruce Lee, martial arts, elections and voting with new San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong.

Flickr member Thor Liland Larsen

Musicians with the San Luis Obispo Symphony plan to meet sometime in the coming days to figure out the best path for moving forward. The meeting follows their recent vote of no confidence in response to the current Board of Directors' decision to sever its contract with Conductor Michael Nowak.

Barbara Spencer is a spokesperson for the musicians and said Monday, the manner in which they were alerted to Nowak's departure continues to be a sore spot. The Board sent out a press release before discussing the situation with the orchestra members.

Ears on Art vistis with Arroyo Grande artist Toni Bouman who uses ancient Japanese silk dying techniques to create one-of-a-kind scarves, runners and pillows.

Ears On Art visits with Los Osos artist Ann Bonestell.

Working in several different materials, she currently specializes in assemblages which are inspired by images from the past and antique objects. She has work on exhibit at SLOMA through May.

Listen to a preview of the Festival Mozaic, which features a first-time collaboration with the Bach Collegium San Diego to present Bach's Mass in B minor at this summer' s festival. 

Get a video preview of the Festival Mozaic at their YouTube channel here.

Alex Ullrich, KCBX News

Rock legend Neil Young played some of his old favorites and some new sets during a surprise sold-out performance last night at SLO Brew in downtown San Luis Obispo. 

"I was working a booth at the farmers market and somebody came up and said Neil Young is playing at SLO Brew," said Douglas Shinoda who was one of the few who was able to get into the sold-out show.

Young was joined on stage by Lukas Nelson—Country legend Willie Nelson's son—with whom he's apparently collaborating on a new project.

Jordan Bell is joined by local musician Chris Beland and his daughter Harmony for a conversation about Beland's new album, donating a kidney to a friend and how finding his father has influenced his music career.

Ears On Art celebrates our sixteenth anniversary this month with a visit with artists Michael Miller and Peggy Vrana , a husband/wife team whose medium is clay. Their studio Earthsea Pottery in Cambria is where they create wheel thrown works individually and in collaboration. Their work can be seen at Amphora Gallery in Cambria, a business that they own with two other clay artist couples. April 4th is the opening for the Teapot Show. Details are available at amphoragallery.com

Righetti High School

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Friday and Saturday, March 27, 28, 2015
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ethel Pope Auditorium, 901 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, Calif.
  • Ticket information - (805) 937-2051, ext 2716 or 2502

Guests from the SLO County library and Cuesta College library discuss 

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