Steven deLuque

Host of Ears on Art

Ears on Art celebrates its 19th anniversary with highlights from the archives. On April 4, we will feature some of our out-of-area guests, and April 11, we will showcase a few of the local artists who have joined us in conversation about their art. This month we begin a shorter format for the show. This is part of the revamping of the hour-long "Issues and Ideas," which will now feature an increased variety of segments.

Jack Rutberg Gallery

In this two-part March series of Ears on Art, Crissa Hewitt talks with Francisco Zuniga's son, Ariel Zuniga, about his father's work. For several years, Ariel has been cataloguing and documenting his father's  work. Jack Rutberg shares some thoughts as well. 

Crissa Hewitt dives into the work of famed sculptor Francisco Zúñiga through an interview with his son who has spent years cataloging and documenting his father's work. Jack Rutberg, who runs a fine art gallery in Los Angeles, shares some thoughts as well. 

This month, Ears on Art visits with Kate Froman, a San Luis Obispo fiber artist. For four decades, Kate has been creating art pieces using cotton, silk- even garden clippings. Wearable art, quilts, and wall hangings show a body of work full of color, imagination, and quality craftsmanship.

Hal Wilson of Santa Margarita shares his Father Christmas tales, stories written over the years to share with his young children. A bear, an octopus, and a penguin are sure to bring a smile with their takes on life at the North Pole.

Ethel Tink Landers

Ears on Art speaks with Arroyo Grande artist Ethel Tink Landers. She creates in several different medium including painting, ceramics, etched stone, and book illustration. 

Ears On Art visits with Rachel Yon of Los Osos.  Her primary medium is printmaking and her impressive artistic career spans several decades. Although she may be a "retired" artist, she will never stop seeing the world through her creative eyes.

Listen to Ears on Art's conversation with Henry A.J. Ramos, an artist working in Santa Margarita. He has an upcoming exhibit at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, featurng the work of several Latino and Latina artists who are exploring the cultural impact of immigrants in America.

Ears on Art goes to the Cow Parade Auction in Santa Margarita to mix with the artists and the cows.  Artists will share their experiences of designing and painting a fiberglass cow.

Ears On Art, Steven and Crissa visit with Debbie Gedayloo. The project: to invite as many individuals as possible to decorate lab coats with art using their medium of choice.

Despite growing up in a family with no other artists, Deladier Almeida started sketching when he was just five years old. His friends in his native country, Brazil, would pose for him while he created portraits that seemed beyond his years. Ears on Art spoke with Almeida in March.

Ears on Art talks with Karl Dempwolf, a plein air painter from Sherman Oaks who will be exhibiting at studios on the Park in March.

Ears on Art, an interview with floral design artist and instructor Bob Gordon, who has four decades of experience in the floral design discipline, including 25 years at Cal Poly.

Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque talk with self-taught Los Osos artist Jay Bonestell about his creative path and current body of work, which he calls "magical realism." Bonestell says of his paintings and sculptures, "I attempt to convey a wistful and parallel universe that is in the world but not of the world."

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Ears on Art presents a combination of past interviews with local woodworkers who are part of an exhibit at the Wildling Museum in Solvang through early February.

Part I (Broadcast date: 12/07/17):

Part II (Broadcast date: 12/11/2017):

On the December special for Ears on Art, we'll hear stories from listeners about celebration.

On this episode of Ears on Art, Steven and Crissa visit with artist Sally Lamao and Walter Heath. Heath is the director of Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival.

Ears On Art talks with local painter Jason Towne and car restorer Gene Kruger discuss their work and talk about their special Art After Dark exhibit.  

Heather O'Connor - PersimmonPress.org

A conversation with Heather O’Connor, a Morro Bay artist who specializes in the illustration of birds and other animals. 

Jeanette Wolff

This week Ears On Art visits with two long time central coast residents, Sue McKee and Jeanette Wolff

Broadcast date: 03/02/2016, 03/09/2016

Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque talk with Grover Beach watercolor painter Roseanne Seitz. 

Larry Kappen

Broadcast date: 02/03/2016

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Commemorating 50 years of Montaña de Oro as a state park, 50 paintings by members of San Luis Obispo Painters of the Environment (SLOPE) will be displayed all month at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History. Ears on Art hosts Crissa Hewitt and Steven DeLuque speak with some of the artists. Further information on the exhibit is at http://slope-painters.com/.

Broadcast date: 01/13/2015

For Ears on Art, Steven and Crissa visit Jim Ap-Roberts of San Luis Obispo. 

Broadcast date: 1/6/16

Today's guest is Kevin Christian. By day, he works for the city of San Luis Obispo, but he also finds time to create in his workshop. He’ll share why creativity is important to him and how he incorporates it at work and daily life.

Broadcast date: 12/2/2015

Broadcast date: 12/9/2015

 It's time for the annual Ears on Art story sharing programs. This year's theme is "The Gift is Immaterial." 

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: 11/4/2015

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

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. 

Ian McLachlan

Broadcast date: 9/9/2015

Ears on Art continues a conversation with sculptor Lucie Ryan of Cambria. 

SLO Museum of Art

Broadcast: 9/2/2015

  Today we visit with sculptor Lucie Ryan of Cambria. 

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