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

Patty Thayer

A massive costume collection aggregated over three decades on the Central Coast is being sold to a theater group in the area. The transfer signifies an end of an era, while providing a big upgrade for one local non-profit. 

Broadcast date: 11/11/15

Ears on Art presents part two of the tribute to local artist, composer, and teacher Botso Korisheli, who died in July at age 93. 

Broadcast date: 11/11/15

Ears on Art presents part two of the tribute to local artist, composer, and teacher Botso Korisheli, who died in July at age 93. 

Photo by Amanda Curtis, edited by TheRealZack

2015 theme: The Gift is Immaterial

What have you given or received that made an impact beyond the gift itself? Was the gift even a physical object?  How did good intention not succeed and perhaps produce an unexpected outcome…an unexpected gift?

What:  This is your opportunity to share a personal story on air (KCBX) based on the selected theme.  KCBX streams world-wide. 

Broadcast date: 11/4/2015

Ears On Art pays tribute to local artist, composer and teacher Botso Korisheli, who died earlier this summer. 

Hear from local actress and author Mara Purl about her upcoming role in the play ‘The Other Woman.’ She’ll explain how the play’s themes and messages are important for the act’s beneficiary—the SLO Women’s Shelter.

Broadcast date 10/07/2015

Part 1 (Broadcast date 10/07/2015):

Part 2 (Broadcast date 10/14/2015): 

Guest Sharon Emerson discusses her participation in the upcoming Open Studios Art Tour. 

Cabaret 805

Live cabaret performances were a popular Sunday evening destination in downtown San Luis Obispo this past spring. Recently, there’s been a push to form a cabaret community on the Central Coast.

PR Newswire

A controversial piece of art at a county building in Santa Maria will remain on public display, but will no longer be in its original location.

Andy Greensfelder

Hear from local author and retired attorney Andy Greensfelder, winner of this year’s Ross Short Story Contest by the American Bar Association Journal. 

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.