Guest Sally Van Doren, poet, discusses and reads an excerpt from her forthcoming book "Promise". More poetry and details can be found at her website.
Guest Felicia Shaw, Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission, explains how RAC takes pennies from travelers and turns them into millions for local arts.
Guest Sabine Eckmann, Director & Chief Curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, sheds light on the history of the museum and how it came to have one of the strongest collections art of any University.
Guest Matthew Henry, founder of SpecDrum, shares the details of this new organization that seeks to bring students a greater understanding of the world by teaching them to play world music while learning it's culture.
Guest Terry Barber, Founder of Artists For A Cause, talks about his group and how it works to help artists connect with the community in a meaningful way.
Guest Doug Auer, Co-Founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, divulges the history of this area hub for glass artists and details the many varied roles they play in the glass community.
Guest Petruda Lipan, Director of Museums and Galleries at Saint Louis University Museum of Art, details the history of the venues under her charge and shares her observations of the many ways art has improved St. Louis over the years.
Guest Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, uses her expertise in Post War German art to better highlight the Museum's deep collection.
Guest Duane Reed, owner/director of Duane Reed Gallery, details his latest exhibition and shares his thoughts on the vibrant local gallery scene.
Guest Lisa Cakmak, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, discusses highlights of the museum's ancient art collection including a few creepy surprises perfect for the Halloween season!
Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of New Line Theatre, discusses alternative theater and why St. Louis is ideal for ambitious productions.
Guest Chris Peimann, Director of Marketing & Publicity for the Sheldon, shares the secrets of this amazing venue. Spoiler alert: It's more than just a concert hall!
Guest Jan Albus, CEO & Executive Producer of Variety's Children's Theatre, discusses her organization's role in making the performing arts accessible to young performers with disabilities.
Guest Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager and Program Coodinator for Lambert's Art & Culture Program, shares information about the various artworks that the program has brought to the airport. He also details the upcoming Art of Travel event where the spirit of the '20's will be returning for the evening.
Guest Yvonne Osei, transmedial artist, shares details about her creations in a broad variety of mediums and her work with the St. Louis Art Museum as their current Romare Bearden Fellow.
Guest Skye Lacerte, curator of the Modern Graphic History Library, shares some secrets from the stacks including how ephemera from a forgotten era is preserved for the digital age.
Guest Niyi Coker, writer & director of Mama Africa the Musical, shares stories of Miriam Makeba (whose life was the subject of the play) and anecdotes from his own adventures professoring both in the U.S. and abroad.
Guest Gary Bell, Artistic Director of Stray Dog Theatre, shares everything from the history of their unusual name to their work in creating a unique venue for local performers.
Guest Liz Reeves, Director of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, shares details on the wealth of programs and benefits available to everyone with a library card.
Guest Larry Perlmutter, Communications & Development Manager of Rise, talks the importance of the arts to community revitalization and the upcoming Rise UP Festival in downtown St. Louis.
Guest Nadia Ghasedi, Associate University Librarian of Special Collections at Washington University's Olin Library, shares some of the many hidden gems of the library's collection and discusses collaborative efforts such as the Henry Hampton Film Series.
Guest Virginia Lee Hunter, photographer & documentary filmmaker, (best known for the film and companion book Carny) shares the ways still photography aids and influences her filmmaking practice.
Guest Bob Bennett, Artistic Director of Jazz Saint Louis, details upcoming musical performances in their newly remodeled performance venue, tells us what visiting musicians think of the St. Louis arts & music scene, and discusses the jazz education programs that are available in their facility.
Guest Bill Streeter, filmmaker, talks about how our beer-making history is repeating itself and his work on documenting it in his upcoming film "St. Louis Brews". Information about his other video works, including Lo-Fi Cherokee and the award winning film "Brick by Chance and Fortune", can be found by visiting the Hydraulic Pictures website.
Guest Melissa Whitwam, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre discusses upcoming events at the Centre, gives a bit of history about the organization, and shares the similarities between running an arts organization and working on her own art.