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Sep 4, 2010
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Stan White was the reason we began the radio program, Art Waves--we wanted to record him reading his brilliant poems, as well as speaking in his unique and incisive way about poetry itself. This is the first of Stan White's illuminating visits to Art Waves.
Topic: poetry, oral medium, sound
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This is an interview with musician and organizer, Dan Medakovic, about the 2008 Design Hope fundraiser for the homeless. It features great music and very moving stories.
Topics: fundraiser, homeless, shelter, music, art
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Sep 4, 2010
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The wonderfully named tenor and choral conductor, David Holler, came by to talk about his work, and specifically about his upcoming Christmas concert with the Mohawk Singers.
Topics: choral music, tenor, conducting, choir, Christmas concert
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Sep 4, 2010
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When Leanne Forsythe was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she opted to manage her health through holistic medical and spiritual practices. In this interview she explains her own art of staying healthy with a chronic disease.
Topics: health, holistic medicine, Buddhism, meditation, M.S.
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Sep 4, 2010
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Gord Leverton is a man who knows how to paint the town. He paints engaging, Hopperesque streetscapes of Hamilton, which have the power to reinvent the way we see the place. In this interview he talks about his vision and his art.
Topics: streetscapes, Hamilton, painting
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Sep 4, 2010
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John Terpstra began his writing life as a poet, but, with Falling Into Place, began applying his poetic gifts to prose. On his first visit to Art Waves he talks about his work, particularly the award-winning memoir about his brothers-in-law, entitled The Boys or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter.
Topics: poetry, prose, memoir, muscular dystrophy
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Twas the week after Christmas and all through the studio, great stories were stirring for those by their radio. Art Waves invited storytellers Glenna Janzen and Caroleigh Wehking to come by and warm us up with their timeless art.
Topics: storytelling, tales, Christmas, traditions
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Sep 4, 2010
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Every second Friday James St. North in Hamilton has its Art Crawl, and every month a young man with long hair and an even longer voice busks beside the river of art-lovers. In this episode of Art Waves, he uses his beautiful voice to tell us how that feels, as well as to sing for us--for free!
Topics: busking, singing, a capella, courage
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Sep 4, 2010
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A few years ago Barbara Milne and Gary Santucci pooled their resources, bought a little factory building in downtown Hamilton and started The Pearl Company--an art centre that is revitalizing its corner of The Hammer. Find out why and how they've taken on this incredible task and are making it work.
Topics: cultural centre, arts, resources, collaboration
Art Waves
Sep 5, 2010
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Saxophonist and band leader Darcy Hepner takes time from his busy schedule to talk about the esoteric art of jazz.
Topics: jazz, bandleader, saxophone music, improvisation
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Brenda Stephenson is a psychologist and professor at Redeemer University College in Ancaster. She believes in the concept of Creative Breakdown--the ways in which having a mental breakdown can open doors to creativity. For an interview that is both fascinating and heartening, tune in to this episode of Art Waves.
Topics: creativity, breakdown, psychology, perspective
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Sep 5, 2010
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Sylvia Simpson creates watercolour scenes of familiar places around Hamilton that owe something to the Sunday funny papers and something to the Group of Seven. In this interview she proves as lively and engaging as her work.
Topics: painting, Hamilton, art, style
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Sep 5, 2010
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The author of books about matters as diverse as Ornett Coleman's jazz breakthrough at the Five Spot and the history of chainsaws, David Lee will hold you spellbound in this surprising episode of Art Waves.
Topics: chainsaws, jazz, Ornett Coleman, The Five Spot, history, power tools, improvisation
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Sep 5, 2010
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Robert Yates is a sculptor, painter, writer and musician--aRenaissance Man for our times. To meet him is to understand immediately that you are in the presence of someone who observes carefully and deeply. Episode #20 of Art Waves offers you an opportunity to hear a brilliant and fresh perspective on what it is to be a human being in the 21st century.
Topics: sculpture, painter, philosopher, artist, public artwork, visual culture
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Sep 5, 2010
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Every year Rhonda Dynes disciplines herself in the middle of a very busy life to write a novel during the month of November. She is part of the cyber-phenomenon NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month. She credits it with fast-forwarding her creative development as well as her output. And then in April she writes a screenplay! Tune in to an inspiring discussion about writing under pressure.
Topics: writing, fiction, NaNoWriMo, pressure, discipline
Art Waves
Sep 6, 2010
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John Roberts has done everything from police work, to editing, to leading the Canadian Metis Council, to college teaching, and he has published 27 non-fiction books along the way. Tune in to trace an eclectic and fascinating life.
Topics: textbooks, writing, editing, publishing, policework, Canadian Metis Council
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Sep 6, 2010
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Jennifer Gillies and Noelle Allan stop by Art Waves to tell us about the writers and events they have lined up for this year's Hamilton writers' festival, Grit Lit.
Topics: Grit Lit, writers' festival, readings, poetry, fiction, non-fiction
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Sep 6, 2010
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Adam Getty has held down some of the toughest industrial jobs the 21st century has to offer. This interview grants some insight into how he turns those experiences into sophisticated and exquisite poetry.
Topics: poetry, industry
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Sep 6, 2010
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Do not be fooled by the sweet voice emanating from behind those even white teeth--Barbara Ferguson is the perfect guide to the undying love of vampires that never seems to pale in popular culture. We will fang you very much, dear listener, if you will bring your smooth neck a little closer to the radio...
Topics: vampire literature, popular culture, Dracula, fiction
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Sep 6, 2010
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Will Rueter is a book designer, printer and the proprietor of The Aliquando Press. When Art Waves invited him to tell us about book design, Will demonstrated his flawless design sense by bringing in musical examples to illustrate design concepts. Will Rueter may well be the perfect radio guest.
Topics: book design, Aliquando Press, publishing, printing, classical music
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Sep 6, 2010
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In honour of Earth Day Art Waves invited Dave Peter and Krista Foss to talk to us about the joys and hazards of cycling to work, and why it is so important that motorists learn to share the road with cyclists.
Topics: cycling, bike-riding, ecology, traffic, greening your life
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Sep 6, 2010
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Though she came late to writing, Marilyn Gear Pilling arrived like a ship in full sail on that horizon. Her intensity and eloquence, not to mention her sense of humour, make for great radio. And her explanation of the difference between prose and poetry
Topics: poetry, fiction, literary genres, humour
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Leonore Bonham has been playing and teaching piano all her life, so when her first great grandchild was born, she decided to make her a gift of music. Using lullabyes and songs her own mother had cut out of the newspaper in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the talent of family and friends, she recorded a CD for the baby. Leonore called it A Swarm of Lullabees and she tells Art Waves all about it in this Mothers Day episode that will leave you humming.
Topics: piano music, lullabyes, mothers day
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Wesley W. Bates is an artist who is perhaps best known for his wood engravings. He has illustrated the work of such illustrious writers as Stephen Leacock, W.O. Mitchell and Wendell Berry. This interview will give you a clear and lasting picture of the timeless art of wood engraving.
Topics: wood engraving, printing, painting, publishing, West Meadow Press, Thomas Bewick
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Abstract painter, Frances Ward works in the grand old tradition of drip painters, but she incorporates found objects and litter to create surprisingly powerful visual statements about urban life. This is a conversation that will keep dripping in your memory long after you listen to it.
Topics: painting, patterns, abstract art, found materials, drip painting
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Sep 6, 2010
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In his second visit to Art Waves, poet Stan White continues his brilliant analysis of poetry as a sound medium. His background in 3-D photography lends another dimension to his vision of the way art works. Don't miss this chance to sit at the knee of a visionary.
Topics: poetry, three-dimensional photography, sound, metaphor, language
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Sep 6, 2010
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Sculptor Barbara Patterson shapes compelling conversation out of the roles inspiration, scale and materials play in creating art.
Topics: sculpture, scale, shape, portraiture, materials, inspiration, the burka
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Sep 6, 2010
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Poets Ellen Jaffe and James Deahl are among many writers who came to Canada from the U.S. during the Vietnam War Era. Their work has been included in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era, edited by Allan Briesmaster and Steven Michael Berzensky. Early July, with its Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations, seemed the perfect time to discuss Crossing Lines.
Topics: poetry, immigration, draft dodgers, Vietnam Era
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Sep 6, 2010
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Writer and actor Duane Tucker is as eloquent, dramatic and spell-binding as you would expect him to be. He will keep you enraptured with the story of his one-man play about the life of John Muir, as well as with his exquisite poetry.
Topics: poetry, acting, one-man-play, John Muir
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Sep 6, 2010
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Art Waves expands its boundaries in this episode to talk with teacher Andy Koshan about the fine old art of bone collecting. What is so fascinating about these seminal structural materials we call bones? Tune in and all will be revealed.
Topics: bone collecting, skulls, Bruce Peninsula, stories
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Sep 6, 2010
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Jimmy and Ligia Van Rosi hail from Kenya originally and they have teamed up to form the Kenyan Dance Band duo that will set your toes tapping. They stopped by Art Waves to celebrate the launch of their first CD, Kenya Nchi Yetu: Van Rosi sing 15 Kiswahili Classics.
Topics: Kenyan music, Kiswahili classics, dance band
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Sep 6, 2010
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Peter Pona paints portraits. Penetrating portraits. If we tell you he is also Polish you will think we are playing a game of alliteration. But it is all true, and program #38 is powerful. We promise.
Topics: portraiture, painting
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Sep 6, 2010
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Two decades ago, poet Robert Boates suffered a severe brain injury in a fall. He had to relearn everything from scratch, but it was poetry that returned first and most powerfully. In what he calls his second life, Robert Boates has found that everything depends on poetry.
Topics: poetry, brain injury, survivor
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Sep 6, 2010
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From behind the wheel of his DARTS bus, poet Chris Pannell has a unique view of the world. He came by Art Waves to celebrate the launch of his new book, Drive.
Topics: poetry, bus-driver, Hamilton
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Art Waves traveled to the exquisite home studio of printer and wood engraver Ger Brender a Brandis to learn about his passion for detail and to see firsthand how he applies that passion to the ancient arts of printing by hand and engraving on wood.
Topics: wood engraving, printing, drawing, publishing, Branstead Press
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Sep 6, 2010
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In 2009 the first Telling Tales Festival was held near Hamilton in Rockton, Ontario. A celebration of children's literature, both oral and written, it featured poet Dennis Lee and storyteller, Celia Lottridge among many others. The organizers of the festival came by to tell us the story of how and why Telling Tales came to be.
Topics: literacy, children's literature, storytelling, Dennis Lee, Celia Lottridge
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Sep 6, 2010
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John Terpstra’s book-length essays about geography & belonging, and about the all too brief lives of his brothers-in-law have given him a following even larger than that he has won with his poetry. When he released another of his eclectic explorations, Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, Art Waves invited him to come aboard and share his secrets of chart and compass.
Topics: non-fiction, prose, extended metaphor, spiritual exploration, St. Cuthbert, St. Brendan,...
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Sep 6, 2010
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Award-winning comic novelist, author of Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, and The Fearsome Particles was the McMaster Writer-in-Residence for fall 2009, when Art Waves invited him over for a conversation. You will find his very serious take on the art of writing--even comic writing--most enlightening.
Topics: fiction, humour, novel-writing
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Michael Lutz and Murray Davison are vinyl afficianados. Each has a huge record collection and an equally huge vault of knowledge about music. But they do not collect the same artists. For a discussion of the effect of changing technology on music, and a chance to hear some of their favourite songs, let Mike and Murray turn the tables here on the well-named Art Waves #45.
Topics: record collecting, vinyl, music, genres, technology and music
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Sep 6, 2010
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After working for years in journalism, Krista Foss has turned to writing fiction. In this interview she talks about this turn in the road, and shares her writing process and some of her current work with Art Waves listeners.
Topics: fiction, short stories, writing
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Sep 6, 2010
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Writer Marianne Brandis has helped a generation of Canadian schoolchildren form a picture of Upper Canada's historical beginnings with her y.a. novels. These days she is focussing on non-fiction, specifically on the lives of her incredible family.
Topics: fiction, non-fiction, biography, family relationships, young adult novels, Dutch immigration
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Sep 6, 2010
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Art Waves gets in the mood for Halloween in this chilling conversation with vampire scholar Barbara Ferguson, and zombie scholar Aaron Allen. Which horror creature will come out on top? Tune in to find out if there was blood on the floor after our horror cage match.
Topics: vampire literature, popular culture, Dracula, fiction, zombies, undead
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Sep 6, 2010
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Betti Sheldrick has lived in various countries, but it might be fair to say that a good part of her heart remains in Mexico. Tune in to learn about Mexico's wonderful Day of the Dead celebrations, and to find out why one's skeleton should always be well dressed!
Topics: Mexican Day of the Dead, Halloween, costumes, skeletons, graveyards, folk tradition, Catrinas,...
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Sep 6, 2010
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Poet and essayist John Porter has a rather wise aura about him, and Art Waves could think of no better guest to entertain on All Saints Day. He did not disappoint.
Topics: poetry, essays, language, spiritual exploration
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Sep 6, 2010
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Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Topics: arts administration, Hamilton Artists Inc., writing, inspiration, time management, gallery, James...
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Sep 6, 2010
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Sculptor and gallery owner Bryce Kanbara was featured on the very first episode of Art Waves as part of a panel discussion of arts funding. We invited him back to talk about his own work as an artist, and his cutting-edge YouMe Gallery on James St. North.
Topics: sculpture, curator, gallery owner, Japanese-Canadian, YouMe Gallery, James Street North
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Sep 6, 2010
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David Holler, the conductor and artistic director of the Mohawk College Singers, returns to Art Waves for a second year to unwrap the gorgeous Christmas concert he has prepared for 2009. His infectious enthusiasm and musical talent make for great conversation.
Topics: Mohawk Singers, choral music, choral conducting, tenor, Christmas concert
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Jerry Farrell is a maker. He makes incredibly beautiful paintings; and he makes incredibly beautiful guitars. And since he learned to do all this on his own, that would make him a self-made man as well. Here is a fascinating conversation with a man for whom art and craft are inseparable.
Topics: painting, guitars, luthier, craftsmanship, self-taught
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It was a game of Where is Waldo when Art Waves guest, singer/songwriter Martin Rouleau arrived at Mohawk College just as the Hamilton Music Awards were gearing up. Security could not help, since there were about 50 people in the lobby matching our description of an artsy looking guy with long hair carrying a guitar. But he found us just in time, and gave us a wonderful hour of conversation and live music, saved on this podcast just for you.
Topics: singer/songwriter, music, folk, rock, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, live music
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Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves.
Topics: poetry, Whitehern, historical reenactor, inspiration, Hamilton
Art Waves
Sep 15, 2010
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The organizers of the children's literacy festival, Telling Tales, returned to Art Waves to tell us about their second annual festival!
Topics: literacy, children's literature, storytelling
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Sep 23, 2010
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As Art Waves was preparing for its first program an election was called, so our inaugural program was a panel discussion about the intersection of arts and government. What is the role of a government with regard to art and artists? Does government have a responsibility to its artists, and if so, what is the nature of that responsibility? To discuss such questions we invited a panel of distinguished artists and arts administrators to the studio: Nancy McKibbin Gray, Bryce Kanbara and Amanda...
Topics: arts, government funding, responsibility
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Shakespeare and Northrop Frye scholar Michael Happy generously agreed to come down to the Art Waves studio on Thanksgiving, thus creating a truly Happy Thanksgiving for all our listeners. With eloquent enthusiasm, Michael Happy talks about his passions, and brilliantly answers the old question, why is Shakespeare still relevant? Listen to this edition of Art Waves anytime you are in need of an energy boost for your brain.
Topics: Shakespeare, Northrop Frye, literature, scholarship
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Sep 23, 2010
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When we heard that McMaster University Bookstore was installing the 9th Espresso Book Machine in the world, Art Waves invited Mark Lefevbre of Titles, and Kristine Tortora, who has spent her life studying the ancient arts of making and preserving books, to square off. To our surprise they were on the same page! Tune in for a fascinating conversation.
Topics: technology, book arts, publishing, preservation, the Espresso Book Machine, bookbinding
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Sep 23, 2010
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En Route is a barbershop quartet composed of: Carol Shields, Barbara Hodge, Margaret Fielding and Kathy Withnell. They told us all about the art of harmonized a cappella singing, and then rang the Art Waves studio like a bell with their live voices.
Topics: choral harmonizing, women's barbershop quartet, live music, a cappella
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Linda Frank and Ross Belot came by to tell us about their new books. Linda has just released a poetic exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo entitled, Kahlo: The World Split Open. And Ross has launched his first collection, entitled Swimming in the Dark. In very different ways, both books are illuminating explorations of darkness.
Topics: Frida Kahlo, poetry, darkness and light
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Sep 23, 2010
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Art Waves host Bernadette Rule and special guest Carys Ryan present two hours of their favourite Christmas music, secular and divine. But the best laid tracks of mice and women gang oft agley and gang agley they did! Tune in for a hilarious romp as the devil in the machine keeps playing the wrong song and a merry time is had by all.
Topics: Christmas carols, Mahalia Jackson, the Hail Mary, Ave Maria, secular Christmas music, favourites
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Sep 23, 2010
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Though they say clothes make the man, for the woman, love it or hate it, clothes are even more crucial to identity and success. To discuss the issues Art Waves invited two young women who have embraced style as an art: Melissa Madden, author of the blog Style Simple Way; and Zsuzsa Szoke, a student (and now graduate) of the Nova
Topics: fashion, design, clothes, image, Style Simple Way blog, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
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Sep 23, 2010
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The Art Waves studio was packed to capacity when 12 members of the Canadian Martyrs Folk Choir thronged in to give us a live concert of some of their favourite Christmas carols. Here they come a wassailing!
Topics: Christmas hymns, choral music, Canadian Martyrs Folk Choir
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Sep 23, 2010
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The Hamilton Aids Network does an enormous amount for the community--work that is supported by this annual fundraiser. Always a glitzy, Oscar-related affair, this year the fundraiser will centre on the music of Rogers and Hammerstein and will involve local artists. Organizers Kerry Cranston, Rebecca Skibinski and Paul Lisson came by to give us the inside scoop.
Topics: Aids Network, fundraising gala, Rogers and Hammerstein, Oscar night, local art auction
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Sep 23, 2010
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Singer, song-writer Juanita Wilkins lends her strong voice to Art Waves for a conversation about inspiration and music. And we get to hear some of her songs as well!
Topics: singer/songwriter, music, making a CD, inspiration, rural and small town life
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Gary Santucci of the Pearl Company returns to Art Waves to talk about his latest venture, a magazine about local culture and politics. Scheduled to begin publication sometime in 2010, The Pearl Review would like to hear from you, our Art Waves listeners. Tune in to hear more.
Topics: arts magazine, publishing, The Pearl Review, The Pearl Company, culture and politics, submissions
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Record collectors Mike Lutz and Murray Davison paid a second visit to Art Waves. This time they concentrated on the revival of English Folk Music in the second half of the 20th century. It's always fun to spin some old platters with Mike and Murray!
Topics: folk music, folk revival, English folk-inspired rock music
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Sep 23, 2010
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Potter Helen Beswick shapes a story as well as she shapes pots. Join us, dear listener, for a lively conversation about Helen Beswick's long and very lively life.
Topics: pottery, art, firing clay pots, sculpture
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Singer Carol Shields and musician Bob Shields happen to be husband and wife as well as musical artists. They agreed to prepare their favourite love songs to share with our listeners in honour of Valentine's Day. As you might imagine, it was a magical hour.
Topics: love songs, jazz standards, songwriting, guitar accompaniment, Valentine's Day
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Sep 23, 2010
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A newcomer to Hamilton, writer Barbara Turner-Vesselago has already gotten involved in the local culture scene by organizing an event at the Pearl Company for World Storytelling Day (Mar. 20, 2009). This interview includes a pre-recorded story by English storyteller, Geoff Meade.
Topics: storytelling, tales
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Versatile musicians Bob Shields and Adam Fielding joined us on Art Waves to help launch their new CD, A Road Forgotten. (Their partner, Clark Johnston, was unable to join them.) How can you play a song that follows two different beats at once? Listen, learn and luxuriate to this beautiful, original music, and to two of the three people behind it.
Topics: rhythm, jazz, songwriting, instrumental music
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When Art Waves host, Bernadette Rule, heard her dentist say he had danced and played with the Chieftains, the Fureys and other great Irish bands, it was a good thing her mouth was already open wide! She immediately snagged said dentist, Brian Grant, with his own dental floss and made him promise to come and help Art Waves celebrate St. Patrick's Day. And celebrate he did, with wonderful stories of Irish dancing and music.
Topics: Irish dancing, St. Patrick's Day, Celtic music
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Sep 24, 2010
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Imagine a scene edited from Gladiator in which throngs of pelt-wearing warriors shout across the open sea: Tor! Tor! Tor! Tor! Such a thing is completely believable after a conversation with artist and singer/song-writer Tor Lukasic Foss. As Tiny Bill Cody, Tor blends intellectual angst with the musical brilliance that won him the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards. But he is equally lauded as a visual artist. His energy, his humility and his talent filled the...
Topics: angst, song-writing, live music, lyrics
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Sep 24, 2010
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Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies?
Topics: art gallery, curating, film-making, writing, painting, hosting cultural events, collaboration
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Who better to celebrate National Poetry Month with than our seminal guest, Stan White. No one is more incisively brilliant about poetry than Stan White, but for this third visit to Art Waves he is joined in conversation by Lin Geary, another poet who offers uncommon wit and depth through poetry. For a fabulous, thought-provoking conversation, listen to Art Waves #72.
Topics: National Poetry Month, metaphor, poetry
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Renowned singer, painter and MAD Camp director Jude Johnson comes by the indi 101 studio to sing and talk and laugh and just generally wrap you around her little finger. Listen and be delighted!
Topics: voice, music, painting, Jackie Washington
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What is happening when mothers all over the globe lean over infants and chant hello to them in that way that some people find annoying? A lot, as it turns out. Tune in to Art Waves and find out why sing-song should be freed from its status as a dirty word. Passionate music teacher John Picone has eloquent explanations of the various effects of music on the brain that will rock your world!
Topics: development, language acquisition, music lessons, coordination, teamwork
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Sep 24, 2010
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For decades, Steve Fuller has been delighting crowds at festivals, dances and peace walks with his beautiful fiddling. Art Waves invited him to come and play for us on the radio, and tell us how he filled his treasure chest of songs, both traditional and contemporary. Tune in! You might just find yourself tuning up as well--or dancing--to Steve's beautiful playing.
Topics: fiddling, traditional music, song-writing, violin vs fiddle, violin restoration
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Leslie Kaye and Lorraine Roy do things with a needle and thread that others have done with paint, or hammer and chisel, or whatever tools artists have commanded since the dawn of human culture. Black on black? The escarpment in stitches? No problem. From their training in architecture and agriculture respectively, they returned to lessons learned at their mothers (and fathers) knees to create art that opens new windows on the world.
Topics: textile art, fibre art, design, wall hangings, tapestry, abstract art, landscapes
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Sep 24, 2010
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Here is a voice for cathedrals, for mountaintops. I have always said it, and now you can hear it in all its dramatic glory, as Jim Lafferty releases his third collection of earth-shattering poetry: A Celtic Blessing. This is laureate-worthy work. Dive into the passion and brilliance of Celtic poetry, with Jim Lafferty on Art Waves #77.
Topics: celtic poetry, writing poetry for special occasions, inspiration
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Sep 24, 2010
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Writer and storyteller Jean Ryan graces this episode of art waves with her engaging conversation about the art of eloquence, both written and oral. How do you shape a story? Why is listening to and telling stories so important for both adults and children? Wonder no more, as Jean Ryan tells the Parable of Truth and Story.
Topics: the art of storytelling, tales, fiction, writing, truth, sources
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Sep 24, 2010
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If you've seen rabbits in business suits around the Hamilton area, you've seen the work of sculptor Steve Mazza. For a whimsical discussion about everything from self-portraiture to scale, tune in to this episode of Art Waves.
Topics: sculpture, self-portraits, whimsy, scale, materials
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World renowned classical pianist Valerie Tryon graces Art Waves with her warmth, telling stories about her life on stage. Tune in to find out what she loves about each of the great composers.
Topics: classical music, concert pianist, memory
Art Waves
Sep 24, 2010
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Artist Katherine MacDonald places herself firmly in the painting tradition of her renowned parents, T.R. MacDonald and Rae Hendershot. Her main interest is painting portraits from life. In this episode of Art Waves she explains why she finds that so important.
Topics: portraiture, painting
Art Waves
Sep 24, 2010
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Beloved singer and guitarist Jackie Washington died on June 27th, 2009. On the first anniversary of his death, Art Waves invited his friend and biographer Jim Strecker to help us remember this man whose music we will never forget.
Topics: lyrics, traditional music, novelty songs, African-Canadian heritage, Washington Brothers
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Sep 24, 2010
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Since the 1970s, Donna Ibing has been creating provocative art on the themes of gender and power and sexuality. This interview is filled with delightful surprises and revelations. Tune it in for an eye-opening perspective. No matter who you are, you are going to love this woman!
Topics: art and feminism, feminist art, painting, installations, provocative art
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Brant Studio Tour organizers Arlene Laskey and Kim DiFrancesco drove over from Brantford to tell Art Waves about the Tour in its 10th year. They also spoke eloquently about their own artistic aspirations and inspirations.
Topics: studio tours, Brant County, art, inspiration, networking
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Richard Van Holst is a writer and his nephew Tyler is a visual artist. Richard is a researcher at Redeemer University College, where Tyler is a student. Art Waves invited them to talk to us about their creative pursuits, as well as the roots of creativity in families.
Topics: writing, visual art, roots of creativity, family, Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth
Art Waves
Sep 30, 2010
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Is photography art, or is it just technology? Photographer Jeff Tessier discusses that controversial question and much more in this very interesting episode of Art Waves.
Topics: photography, art, digital cameras, technology, architectural photography
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Sep 30, 2010
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Installation artist Jane Adeney visited Art Waves to talk about her art and her creative process. She says she is inspired by the way people explore the spiritual through art. As an identical twin she is also deeply interested in the question of how we create a sense of identity. Be prepared to delve--into questions, more than into answers--in this inspiring episode of Art Waves.
Topics: installation art, visual art, inspiration, identity, art as a spiritual quest, Wax Mannequin,...
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Oct 2, 2010
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Together Eleanore and Richard Kosydar have published two beautiful photography books on the Dundas Valley. By the time they produced the second, Eleanore had begun to write poetry as well. In this interview they explain how their collaboration enhances their marriage, and vice versa.
Topics: photography, collaboration and marriage, the Dundas Valley, self-publishing, Tierceron Press
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Stan White returns for a fourth visit to Art Waves, this time with Katherine Gordon and Becky Alexander. The three have collaborated on several poetry collections and they discuss their unusual approach to awakening the muse.
Topics: collaboration, poetry, inspiration, working to themes, publishing
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Oct 21, 2010
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Jazz singer, Diana Panton, talks about making her own CDs, her incredible musicians--Don Thompson, Reg Schwager and Guido Basso--and the "lifestyle" that is jazz.
Topics: jazz vocals, standards, self-publishing CDs, Don Thompson, Guido Basso, Reg Schwager
Art Waves
Oct 26, 2010
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No one lives poetry like Alvaro Tortora. Be a-mused and altered as you listen to him read his poems and talk about how they are born, and why, in each one, he faces death.
Topics: poetry, the muse, Italian and English, mother tongue, Lorca, death, translation
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In this Halloween episode, the Art Waves Horror Panel takes us from the innocuous world of the Addams Family and The Munsters, to today's cutting edge (and we mean cutting edge) television programs like True Blood. Tune in as Barbara Ferguson, Rhonda Dynes, and Aaron Allen take us on an in-depth (6 feet of depth!!) discussion of tv horror. Though we were having too much fun to remember to announce it, this edition closes with Barbara Ferguson's song pick, "Lullaby" by The Cure.
Topics: horror, mystery, the unknown, vampires, zombies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, good vs...
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Susan Evans Shaw is a writer and a heroic volunteer in the literary community of Hamilton. In this interview she tells us about the Hamilton Literary Awards for 2010, as well as her own writing projects and the groups she volunteers with.
Topics: literary awards, Arts Hamilton, Canadians in World War I, Lit Live, Grit Lit, Kerry Schooley
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Nov 15, 2010
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Since I last saw him a decade ago, Paul Sutherland has morphed from a bespectacled, youthful fellow in a tweed cap to a man in a Muslim cap with a long, white beard. He has become a Sufi Muslim, and in this episode of Art Waves, he explains the effect this has had on his life and writing, and how the seeds of it were always evident. He also catches us up on his literary journal, Dream Catcher.
Topics: poetry, Rumi, Sufism, inspiration, expatriate longing, literary journals, e-journals, Dream Catcher
Art Waves
Nov 23, 2010
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When writer and arts organizer, Kerry Schooley, died this past September it shocked and saddened the Hamilton writing community, for whom he had done so much. To help us remember Kerry, we invited Jeff Seffinga, Jean Rae Baxter and Chris Pannell to tell stories about him, read from his work and play some of his favourite music. It was, to nobody's surprise, a very moving conversation.
Topics: noir fiction, poetry, humour, promoting the arts, Lit Live, Tower Poetry Society, The New...
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Nov 30, 2010
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This week Art Waves turns to bowls with wood turner Peter Reisiger. From his childhood love of electric trains, to making miniature models for industry, to his present passion for turning wooden bowls, Peter Reisiger is truly a maker of things. Tune in for this interesting conversation with an artisan who may be crossing the line into art!
Topics: wood turning, wooden bowls, artisan, electric trains, miniature models, Football Hall of Fame,...
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Dec 6, 2010
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David Holler, the effervescent conductor of the Mohawk College Community Choir, joins Art Waves for the third year in a row to bring us glad tidings of his 2010/2011 season of choral concerts, beginning with their Dec. 11th Christmas concert at St. Paul's Church in Dundas. Hallelujia!
Topics: choral music, conducting, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, John Rutter, Mohawk College Community Choir
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The beautiful on-line journal Hamilton Arts & Letters is the subject of this edition of Art Waves. Writers and contributors J.S. Porter and David Cohen came by to talk about its blend of visual and literary art, as well as the "trio with brio" that put it together: Paul Lisson, Fiona Kinsella and Peter Stevens.
Topics: HAL, on-line journals, Hamilton Literary Awards, Conrad Furey, visual and literary art
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Dec 20, 2010
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For our 100th program who else would we invite to help us celebrate but the "reason for the season"--the Art Waves season, that is. Since poet Stan White was the reason we began Art Waves, we asked him to come in and talk a bit about Christmas, and mostly to read his remarkable poetry to us. It was a very merry interview indeed, filled with sugarplums.
Topics: poetry, playing the saw, oral medium, Stevie Smith, Edward Thomas, David Weiss
Art Waves
Dec 26, 2010
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Known for his hilarious and touching trilogy of one-person shows about his life--Cu'Fu?, Mangiacake and Sunamabeach--Charly Chiarelli knows how to delight audiences with his storytelling as well as with his prowess on the harmonica. Upon hearing that he was in town this December, Art Waves asked him to come by and tell us about Christmas, from his point of view both as a child and as an adult. It's a great conversation, and there's even a stocking-stuffer! The interview is followed by Charly's...
Topics: Santa Claus, Ho Ho Hum, Hamilton, Sicily, immigration, blues harmonica
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Meghan Quinlan has been singing and playing music since early childhood. As an adolescent she began conducting the Canadian Martyrs Gallery Choir, going on to arrange and even write music for them. In 2010 they put out a brilliant CD of sacred music called Novum Gaudium. Art Waves caught Meghan for an interview when she came home for Christmas from Norway, where she is studying choral conducting under Kare Hanken.
Topics: choral conducting, Hamilton Children's Choir, Kare Hansen, Novum Gaudium, Zimfira Poloz,...