Skip to main content
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Reviewed
Creator
Art Waves
audio

eye 79

favorite 0

comment 1

Follow Marjan Mozetich from his childhood in the north end of Hamilton to his position among the most honoured composers of Canada. He got there on the bright path of music, and he closes the story with one that is a parable for the power of art. We added a bonus track at the end, so you'll hear Unfolding Sky first, performed by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta on the Analekta label, and then Dance of the Blind, performed by Joseph Petric for CBC Musica Viva.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: north end Hamilton, Kingston, Juno Award, SOCAN Jan V. Matejcek Concert Music Award, royalties,...
Art Waves
Feb 24, 2018
audio

eye 118

favorite 0

comment 3

Barbara Studham came by Art Waves for a second visit to tell us about her new series of children's books: Strawberry & Cracker: Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome .  The series was inspired by her own four grand-children, all of whom have FASD.  When Studham realized there are no children's books for or about FASD kids, she decided to write one, and then another.  These books are filling what turns out to be a huge need, and have given Studham yet another way to make a positive difference...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Heather Lamb, Viga Boland, Turner Park Library, special needs...
Art Waves
Feb 6, 2018
audio

eye 108

favorite 0

comment 1

Kristine Tortora is a student of book history, as well as a designer & printer. Her special interest in typography has resulted in her first book, Carl Dair & the Cartier Typeface , which has just been released from Gaspereau Press. It is a compilation of letters to & from Carl Dair, & tells the history of the first Canadian typeface—Cartier. She has written a book which is equally beautiful inside & outside. Listen to Kristine Tortora & you will never again take for...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Carl Dair, the Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, Gaspereau Press, Cartier typeface, Mark...
Art Waves
audio

eye 336

favorite 1

comment 1

Most English speakers hold William Shakespeare very dear to their hearts as the finest writer the language, perhaps the world, has ever known. But a group called the Oxfordians questions that Will ever wrote anything, except for six very shaky signatures. They are growing in number and scholarly proofs, and the editor of The Oxfordian, an academic journal devoted to the debate, lives among us. He is the poet Chris Pannell , who visited Art Waves to defend the theory that the plays and sonnets...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: LitLive, Charlton Ogburn, William Shakespeare, Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford, The Oxfordian,...
Art Waves
May 11, 2016
audio

eye 123

favorite 0

comment 1

Patrik Jandak moved from Slovakia, when he was the President's official photographer, to Canada, where he has a portrait studio and operates PH Photography Magazine.  For an intense discussion of his roles as a political, documentary, and fine art nude photographer, focus on Art Waves 223.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Russell Smith, Auguste Rodin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rob McClennan, Antonin Kratochvil, Richard...
Art Waves
Mar 15, 2016
audio

eye 202

favorite 0

comment 1

Barbara Studham is a writer who has documented her twenty years of raising four grandchildren with fetal alcohol syndrome. First she wrote about it in her blog at www.challengedhope.com and then in two memoirs, Two Decades of Diapers and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the Teen Years. Her story is heart-rending, her courage is remarkable, and her message is important.  Studham credits writing with keeping her sane.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, FAS and FASD, www.challengedhope.com, blogging, self-publishing,...
Art Waves
Mar 25, 2013
audio

eye 401

favorite 0

comment 1

Guennadi Kalinine learned to restore art by working on icons in his native Russia.  He emigrated to Canada, specifically Dundas, in 2003, where the art of iconography influences his vision of the geography of the Canadian shield.  He will restore your faith in the spirit that infuses the landscape around us.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jim and Sue Waddington, E. Robert Ross, Catherine Gibbon, Katherine MacDonald, Rae Bates, Wesley...
Art Waves
Mar 12, 2013
audio

eye 115

favorite 0

comment 1

His creative and entrepreneurial spirit took Martinus Geleynse into music, film-making, newspaper publishing (urbanicity), politics and more. He is the CEO of Hamilton 24, a film festival that just keeps growing, as well as of MGI and HomeSight Real Estate, two media companies that support people with ideas. Geleynse loves Hamilton, and the feeling is mutual!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Richard Scarry, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Mark Chamberlain, Hamilton 24...
Art Waves
audio

eye 43

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 46

favorite 0

comment 0

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
audio

eye 62

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 56

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 88

favorite 0

comment 0

Brian Kelly blends art and recycling to create something entirely new which speaks to the oldest impulses within us. He and his work are full of curiously satisfying contradictions, like serious humor. As whimsical as the sculptures he makes, Kelly will keep you slightly off-balance with his deeply felt, eccentric answers in Art Waves #117.
Topics: sculpture, found materials, metaphor, whimsy, Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre, AOCA, FUNCO, UN...
Art Waves
audio

eye 98

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 108

favorite 0

comment 0

Country music never particularly appealed to me until I began taking line-dancing lessons from Doug Downey. Not only is Doug a gifted teacher, but his wife Linda choreographs line-dances. Join us for a stimulating and fun conversation about grapevines and sailor steps and all things line-dancing! This is a long overdue podcast as the program first aired in Feb. of 2009. Technical difficulties meant considerable editing, and Doug and Linda even re-recorded parts of the interview. The information...
Topics: linedancing, country music, choreography, traditional, "The Drinkin Bone Boogie",...
Art Waves
audio

eye 46

favorite 0

comment 0

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
audio

eye 52

favorite 0

comment 0

The night before retiring from the award-winning independent bookstore he founded 22 creative and productive years ago, Bryan Prince found time to come in to the Art Waves studio and tell us about the career from which he is retiring--oops, make that "repurposing"--and the life he's embarking upon. Bryan's passion for books is balanced by his passions for music and for community. His storytelling is hilarious and moving. Sweet Prince, indeed.
Topics: independent bookselling, retirement, music, community
Art Waves
audio

eye 52

favorite 0

comment 0

Writer and jazz musician David Lee was the focus of Art Waves #19 back in 2009 and he returned to tell us about his first novel, Commander Zero. The pilot book for a new technology called Watchbook, playable line by line on i-pads and other Apple equipment, it has also been accepted for print publication by Tightrope Books. To experience the productive disappearance of an hour, comment by comment, zero in on Commander Lee's reentry to Art Waves.
Topics: Watchbook, John Oswald, Tightrope Books, Neko Case, Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, west coast...
Art Waves
audio

eye 66

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Around 15 years ago Anya Romanenko (anyasart@gmail.com) moved into the same Toronto neighbourhood as Katya Verbitskaia (kate_@rogers.com). The two women were the same age, had emigrated from Russia with a degree in Architecture, had three children each who were roughly the same ages, and – no surprise – became fast friends. From their architectural roots, Anya became a visual artist, and Katya an interior designer. As different as they are similar, they are a fascinating and inspiring pair....
Topics: architecture, engineering, the built environment, Communist Russia, Moscow, the Architectural...
The Waterdown Artsfest kicks off its third season Aug. 18 &19, 2018, and co-founder and co-organizer, Gwendolyn Starks, tells us what to expect.  How about a kaleidescopic array of talent involving everything from dance, drama, storytelling, puppetry, and crafts, to music, literature, painting, aerial silks and play parkour.  Hear all about it! This is a festival you don't want to miss!
Topics: Waterdown BIA, Donna Redl, Creative Works, Geoff and Brooke Kulevic, True North Records, Murray...
In an antique store a slim volume with nothing on its spine intrigued Jeffery Donaldson. He pulled it down to find it was a book of poems entitled Hamilton, written by a William A. Stephens—in 1840! Not far away, in the attic of the family home he had inherited, George Matheson was intrigued by a portrait of a mysterious man and six of his rather interesting diaries. The man was William A. Stephens. How Jeffery and George found each other and have continued to learn more about the “Pioneer...
Topics: Esquesing, Georgetown, Upper Canada, 19th century Canadian poetry, the Hamilton escarpment, Mark...
Art Waves
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Elizabeth Tessier is a Hamilton poet whose latest collection, Frozen Charlotte , was released in 2019 as part of Frog Hollow Press's Dis/ability Series. Poem by poem, Tessier chronicles her life with early-onset Parkinson's. From its title and cover, through each exquisitely crafted poem, this is a heart-breakingly honest and beautiful book.
Topics: Jeff Tessier, Gary Barwin, Mohawk College, Seba Smith, Victorian dolls, Parkinson's Disease, Shane...
Patricia Peacock-Evans has been working with her hands all her life, sewing, cooking, making things. There were a number of architects and artists in her family, including her father and sister. She did everything but paint, until she was in her forties. Watercolour is her medium, and her paintings are luminous, gorgeous. Listen & be inspired.
Topics: Lawson Woodward, Lorne Toews, DVSA, Alexandra Day, illustration, Good Dog Carl, watercolour...
Art Waves
audio

eye 114

favorite 0

comment 0

Viga Boland wrote four full-length memoirs over a two-year period. They poured out of her, once she felt supported and encouraged enough to tell her difficult story—once she was freed from the prison of silence that had held her for sixty-five years. Now her message to those who suffer child abuse is twofold: it's not your fault ; and don't keep the secret .  To hear a powerful story of healing, tune in to this episode of Art Waves.
Topics: Erma Bombeck, Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Boland, Andrew Rudd, John Boland, Turner Park Library,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 78

favorite 0

comment 0

Nick La Rocca is a Hamilton artist whose work has been strongly influenced by comic books and hip hop culture. He describes his art as sequential, conceptual and experimental. For a thoughtful discussion of depth and colour in painting, why the size of an artist's studio matters, and much more, tune in to Art Waves #353.
Topics: Sheridan College, The Cotton Factory, Mark Byk, Keira McArthur, Hamilton Tiger Cats, pen & ink,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 56

favorite 0

comment 0

After decades of rejections, Paul Lisson has just had his first book of poetry published (with Guernica Editions). It's called The Perfect Archive, with the word Perfect scratched out. He says if it had been accepted even five years ago it would be an entirely different book. Perhaps this protracted period of development accounts for the book's sophistication, wit and gravitas.
Topics: archive.org, Orwell's 1984, library science, The Archivists' Association of Ontario, Mike Harris,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 76

favorite 0

comment 0

After several years of writing a column about the growing demographic that considers itself spiritual but not religious (now known as SBNRs), journalist Anne Bokma wanted to try for herself some of the things she'd been describing. Thus her book, My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo-Woo to Wonderful—One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life. Art Waves invites you to let Bokma be your travel guide toward the spiritual. We promise you a wonderful trip.
Topics: SBNR or Spiritual but not Religious, Broadview Magazine, The United Church Observer, Newfoundland...
Art Waves
audio

eye 83

favorite 0

comment 0

How are skeptics and believers portrayed in popular culture? And what are the assumptions about the audience for movies, television series and books about the supernatural? The Horror Panel is back for a seventh year of laser-sharp, imaginative discussion and fun. Do you believe this?
Topics: Post-Apocalyptic horror, The Walking Dead, Aaron Allan, The Zombie Movie, The Day the Earth Stood...
Art Waves
audio

eye 85

favorite 0

comment 0

Playwright, actor and director Ryan Sero has devoted himself to the magic exchanged between actors and their audiences. The ancient art of stagecraft remains for him the most exciting way to explore the human soul. With his own company, Make Art Theatre , and with other theatrical groups, he brings to the stage his own plays as well as those of his friends and the great playwrights of the past. Tune in and make some audience magic!
Topics: Kenneth Kelbrook, Aaron Craig, Same Boat Theatre, Hamilton Theatre Inc., The Pearl Company, method...
Art Waves
audio

eye 71

favorite 0

comment 0

Six Nations artist Betts Doxtater created a diorama of the ancient story of how Peacemaker brought the Great Law to the Five Nations. She was moved to make it after seeing a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's mural of The Last Supper. Where are ours? s he asked herself. If we had something like that to represent one of our stories, what would it be made of? The answer was cornhusks. That is not all Betts Doxtater has done on her journey of healing. Listen, and be changed.
Topics: Truth & Reconcilation Commission, language, Art of Peace, McMaster Museum of Art, Rick Monture,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 73

favorite 0

comment 0

This year our annual Horror Panel reconvenes for a lively discussion of medical horror. Join us, won't you? I'm sure it will be good for your health, bwahahahahaaaaaaa!
Topics: Hexploitation Film Festival, Roger Ebert, Night of the Living Dead, George Romero, Victorian...
The amazing Laura Lukasik returns to Art Waves for her September visit to tell us about Hamilton's Children's Literacy Festival Telling Tales, now in its seventh year. But this year she will also tell us about the Short Works Prize Celebration, now it its second year. An organizer behind so many great Hamilton initiatives, she brings a wealth of information about these free cultural events.
Topics: Rotary Clubs, Hamilton Public Library, Bookmobiles, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, Westfield...
Art Waves
audio

eye 98

favorite 0

comment 0

Two writers published this fall by Seraphim Editions are featured in this episode: Katharine O'Flynn & Ian Lancashire . O'Flynn's Coming Home is a collection of linked short stories about an English family emigrating to Creston B.C. while Lancashire's Primal Testamen t is an epic poem in ten cantos which takes as its subject nothing less than life on earth from the beginning. For a fascinating discussion which covers creativity and belonging, flatworms and family, join us for episode 296.
Topics: emigration, family stories, Creston B.C., Nelson B.C., the Kootenays, Wales, England, epic poetry,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 35

favorite 0

comment 0

When dub poet Klyde Broox visits Art Waves we always have to schedule another visit because he is such an overflowing fountain of wit and wisdom we never finish our conversation. May it always be so. In this episode we discuss memory, specifically memorizing poetry, Broox's work with people who live with schizophrenia, PoeMagic, & much more. For an unforgettable hour listen to Art Waves #374.
Topics: dub poetry, The 2018 Premiere of Ontario's Award for Excellence in the Arts, Daniel Coleman,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

Anne Simpson is an award-winning writer who has made something of a second career out of being a writer in residence across Canada, and even in Ghana.  She's the 2013 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library.  She read for us from her work, explaining what a writer in residence does.
Topic: ekphrasis, Bronwen Wallace, Don McKay, Flannery O'Connor, Westdale Writers' Craft Class, Kathy...
Art Waves
audio

eye 77

favorite 0

comment 0

Lynne Kittredge-Fox has midwifed a new CD for children that everybody in the family is going to love.  It's called A Mighty Tribe and features many fine Canadian singers, musicians and songwriters.  Best of all, the proceeds from the CD go to support children's literacy.  Hear some live and some recorded tracks in this party of an interview.
Topics: Alek Bromke, Tom Wilson, Harlan Pepper, Michelle Titian, Bradley Hales, The Killin Time Band, Peg...
Art Waves
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

The Art Waves studio was full of people and full of enthusiasm as we talked about Hamilton's festival for literacy, Telling Tales.  The festival turned five this year and left organizers, participants and festival-goers with plenty of good stories!
Topics: tellingtales.org, laura lukasik, Pamela, Gordon and Isabella Hensley, Lynne Kittredge Fox, Scott...
Art Waves
audio

eye 48

favorite 0

comment 0

Macrophotographer Dave Pijuan-Nomura appreciates the infinitesimal, as well as the bits of the world that are so ordinary we don't give them a second look.  He gives everything a second look and he'll make you do so as well.  Pijuan-Nomura epitomizes the word respect: look again.
Topics: James North Studio, You Me Gallery, Japanese internment, Gulliver, Freeman Patterson, Lindy, Art...
Art Waves
audio

eye 19

favorite 0

comment 0

Krista Foss returns to Art Waves with the publication of her second novel, Half Life, a story of frustrated ambition. While this story shares some general elements with her own life, the similarities end there, as the book veers away into complete fiction. Foss is as captivating as ever as she explains that writing, for her, is an act of discovery, as she tracks the “emotional lodestar” she senses at the end of her characters’ journey.
Topics: McClelland & Stewart, Smoke River, the Journey Prize, the Prism International Creative...
Art Waves
audio

eye 66

favorite 0

comment 0

In the fall of 2014 Seraphim Editions published the anthology Engraved: Canadian Stories of World War One. It's a powerful collection of stories about how that war changed Canadian society. This episode of Art Waves welcomes three Engraved writers: Carol Leigh Wehking, who wrote about conscientious objector Edwin Zavitz; Jean Ryan, who wrote about a WWI nurse from Paris, Ont.; and Lise Levesque, who wrote about the tragedy of her grandfather, Edouard Quirion.
Topics: Religious Society of Friends, Edwin Zavitz, Sidwell School, conscription, the American Friends...
Art Waves
audio

eye 285

favorite 0

comment 0

From the age of five, Bryan Wylie knew he wanted to teach. He grew up to be a beloved and inspiring teacher, first of Latin, then of English, and more recently of Art History. In retirement he remains passionate about learning, and about sharing what he learns through his popular lecture series. To listen to him is to share his passion.
Topics: Harper Lee, Hillfield Strathallan, Shakespeare, Philpott Memorial Church, Lane Fusilier, Van Gogh,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 66

favorite 0

comment 0

Stephanie Yates and Tyson Brinacombe are overflowing with creativity and talent.  As singer/songwriters, recordists, and many other things, they bring their own music and that of their musical community to full fruition, both live and in various recorded forms.  Join these two independent musicians for a delightful conversation.
Topics: cassettes and vinyl, The Ramones, Missed Connection Records, Little Room Labs, She Roars, Nathan...
Art Waves
audio

eye 106

favorite 0

comment 0

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
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
Art Waves
audio

eye 75

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 112

favorite 0

comment 0

Joe Girard is a writer, musician and singer, actor--well, simply put, he is a creator. "The Changeling" is the most difficult story in In the Wings, because it is a true story of the abuse and murder of a wife by her husband. But it is brought to incredible and compassionate life in the hands of a major talent. Hold your breath, but do listen to Art Waves #177 with Joe Girard.
Topics: Attack of the Night of the Brain Thieves, Tolkein, George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Chuck...
Art Waves
audio

eye 87

favorite 0

comment 0

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
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
Art Waves
audio

eye 112

favorite 1

comment 0

International Human Rights lawyer David Matas co-wrote a book on human organ theft in China with David Kilgour called Bloody Harvest. Matas has now co-edited a collection of essays on the same topic with Torsten Trey, entitled State Organs. Both were published by Seraphim Editions and both have garnered widespread attention all over the world about this serious and despicable abuse.
Topics: Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, David Kilgour, Torsten Trey, Falun Gong, Wang Li Jun, The...
Art Waves
audio

eye 41

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 95

favorite 0

comment 0

E. Robert Ross is known for his sharply vibrant paintings depicting Lake Ontario and the Niagara escarpment region, particularly Cootes Paradise. And that is fine with him. He never tires of painting this landscape. His goal is to take us to that third dimension where the physical and the spiritual meet.
Topics: realism, landscapes, the DVSA, the Carnegie Gallery, McMaster Framers, architecture, photography...
Art Waves
audio

eye 200

favorite 0

comment 0

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
audio

eye 104

favorite 0

comment 0

Martina Aswani was born into a family of singers in Kenya, so her rich voice is a gift, but it is one she has fostered and developed.  Her mother, Rose Mary Aswani, joins her to talk about family, culture, and why music is the most powerful form of communication.  Join us for a fascinating conversation, and listen in as Martina, Rose Mary and Joanna Aswani sing together for the very first time.
Topics: Mauko Kenya, Voices of the Savannah, Tawona Matinyarare, Ndinda Msiska, Sharon Mulamba, McMaster...
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
Art Waves
audio

eye 135

favorite 1

comment 0

By popular demand, Jean Rae Baxter is at work on the sixth of her Canadian historical novels set in the era of the United Empire Loyalists. To do so she has had to set aside her manuscript of an adult novel set during the American invasion of Pelee Island in 1838. And somehow she has to fit all this in with her impending marriage and a move to Kingston. A force to be reckoned with, Jean Rae Baxter visits Art Waves to talk about her astonishing writing career.
Topics: Queens University, Opera Hamilton, Tiger Cats, Seraphim Editions, A Novel Idea Bookstore, Verdi,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 31

favorite 0

comment 0

Throw a big curve ball at Rachel Riordan—computers, twins, Covid—and she’ll grow a new arm, like a starfish. Hers was the last graduating class at Canadore College to be taught design without computers. She was just cresting the wave in advertising illustration when she got pregnant with twins. But Riordan brings the warm hum of creative energy into every new day, and her work is quite simply stunning.
Topics: Paul Riss, Toronto, Canadore College, North Bay, advertising illustration, Manitoulin Island, OCAD,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 86

favorite 0

comment 0

Robin McKee 's bliss is Hamilton history. He's on every historical board you can imagine, but mainly he follows his bliss through the graves in the Hamilton Cemetery, learning about and celebrating the people who've lived and died here, and telling their stories. He calls it Stories in the Stones and he leads walks every Sat. from May to Nov. at 11:00. They're free and they're fascinating. Tonight he casts that spell on Art Waves.
Topics: Hamilton Cemetery, Votes for Women, Stories in the Stones, Arthur Hemming, Sloan & Hortense...
Art Waves
audio

eye 130

favorite 0

comment 0

Michael Pearson inhabits a community of people who love to bring imaginary worlds to life for the sheer joy of it. Steam Punk is a favourite, but you could stroll in wearing a costume from any mythology and be welcome. Tune in for a delightful hour with the Pauper Philanthropist. It's guaranteed to put a smile under your curlicued mustaches.
Topics: cosplay, Steampunk, Killian Jones, crossplay, Norse Mythology, Loki, Odin, Super Mario, Japanese...
Art Waves
audio

eye 119

favorite 0

comment 0

Kirk Starkey discovered the cello when he was 7 years old, and has never been far from one since. Currently he plays on a mysterious 18 th century beauty from somewhere in Bohemia. Besides teaching music at Mohawk College, Starkey composes, produces, writes for television and film, and is a member of the esteemed group Quartetto Gelato. He has even restored old 911 calls to help police solve cold cases. Kirk Starkey's remarkable life gives new meaning to the concept of pulling strings to make...
Topics: Quartetto Gelato, Westdale Theatre, Treviso Italy, Fabrica Benetton, The Death Penalty Opera,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 130

favorite 0

comment 0

Before the summer was out, Art Waves wanted to revisit a favourite Canadian novel set in the now iconic summer of 1969, because of course this summer marks the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing. But after wowing us with a glance back at her first novel, Nightswimming , Janet Turpin Myers fired off a second retro rocket by telling us about the novel she has just finished writing: Not Lolita , a look at Nabokov's famous book from the young girl's perspective—not the male gaze, but the girl...
Topics: 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Apollo 8, Apollo 11, whole earth photo, Buzz Aldrin, John...
Art Waves
audio

eye 842

favorite 0

comment 0

Paul Richard James teaches people how to paint in the style of the old masters.  If you've ever longed to return to an atelier in some previous century in Paris or Rome, just pop on a beret and open your ears as to how to open your eyes and paint like Rembrandt, Caravaggio or Sargent.
Topics: The Slow Movement, portraiture, hyper-realism, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Fauvism, Abstract...
Art Waves
audio

eye 74

favorite 0

comment 0

Jim Mariner, Rosemary Booth Almas, Jane Longmate and Julie Warriner are Fourwarned, a quartet that specializes in singing pop standards from the forties through the eighties.  It's not the time frame that interests them, however, it's the harmony.  To be thrilled by their meltingly smooth harmonies, light up an hour with Fourwarned.
Topics: The Orlons, The Skyliners, Grant Ave. Studios, Bob Doidge, Daniel Lanois, Stan Rogers, Gordon...
Art Waves
audio

eye 70

favorite 0

comment 0

You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival.  It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight.  Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Topics: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Military Museum, Dundurn Castle, Whitehern, Gryphon Cottage,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 141

favorite 0

comment 0

Helen Brink , renowned Dundas potter, says that the work of a potter is meditative. She says the silhouette of a fruit tree branch across the throwing room floor inspires her designs. She says when you shape a cup, you must think of the person who will hold it and drink from it, for form follows function. To appreciate the poetry of pottery, come right to the Brink.
Topics: Japanese Internment Camps, pottery, Sick Kids' Hospital, Andrew Brink, The Ivy Bequest, Rembrandt,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 80

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 150

favorite 0

comment 0

Two very well-read girls on the cusp of adolescence came to the indi101 studio to talk about the books they love and why. And at the very end their moms chimed in with their own perspectives. Join Miranda and Jasmine for a lively discussion of children's books, from the "child"'s perspective.
Topics: The Giver, The Hunger Pains, The Hunger Games, The Secret Series, Graceling, Felix Joins the...
Art Waves
audio

eye 61

favorite 0

comment 0

It's that time of year again. Tune in to hear Barbara Ferguson (fergusonsforum.weebly.com), Rhonda Dynes and Aaron Allen's dark and lively discussion of women and horror. Why do women love it? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Do they love different aspects of it than men do? And who are the most memorable female characters in the horror genre? For answers to these questions and all things horror, give yourself over to Art Waves #166.
Topics: Zombie Walk Wedding, fergusonsforum.weebly.com, Melissa Marr, the Von Drats, A Man Called F,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 322

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 83

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 186

favorite 0

comment 0

Catherine Gibbon is a highly respected painter whose landscapes of the Dundas Valley are immediately recognizable. Whether her subject is a disastrous fire or flowing clouds, Gibbon renders it with an eye for its beauty and its quiet drama. In this conversation she talks about her art as well as her teaching at the Dundas Valley School of Art.
Topics: Catherine Gibbon, landscape artist, pastels, DVSA, Strings and Bones, painting outdoors
Art Waves
audio

eye 66

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 36

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 83

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 90

favorite 0

comment 0

Organizers Jessie Kaye and Karen Trollope-Kumar stopped in to tell us about their fundraiser for TRAS, the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society, begun 50 years ago in support of Tibetan refugees. They will be showing movies from Nepal Wed. Nov. 30th, 2011, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Church at 170 Dundurn St. Not only the films, but the story of how these two became devoted to this cause, will hold you long after the last movie ends.
Topics: TRAS, George and Inge Woodcock, Tibet, social justice, movies from Nepal, First Unitarian Church,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 35

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 46

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Art Waves
audio

eye 127

favorite 0

comment 0

Glenn Macdonald, also known as Martin Fields, is a singer song-writer by avocation and a map-maker by vocation. But, surprisingly, he maps water, which is a perfect metaphor for the kind of multi-layered divination he brings to his song lines. Tune in for a fascinating conversation and some meltingly beautiful, live music, including two new songs, heard here for the first time!
Topics: hydrography, Attendance, Joe Notarianni, Grant Ave. Studios, Bruce Chatwin, St. Cuthbert's, John...
Art Waves
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

Ian Downie began acting as a child, his first leading lady having been none other than Joan Plowright, who was herself a child at the time and a classmate of Downie's.  From those auspicious beginnings, he has continued with acting, building a solid second career out of it.  His is a face you know (from TD Bank commercials) and his is a voice you will love.  Character is more than a role in a play.
Topics: Joan Plowright, Scunthorpe, Royal Alex, Laurence Olivier, Henry V, Richard Burton, June Callwood,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 108

favorite 1

comment 0

Famous for his plays and books, his LGBT activism and simply for his raw talent, Sky Gilbert is also a very serious man. To talk to him is to begin to understand how he has been so prolific and how it is that he does everything so well. Here is a fascinating hour you won't soon forget.
Topics: East York Skating Club, Auntie Ozzie, Don Mills, Lydia Gilbert, Ayn Rand, Dan Hill, Simpson's Drama...
Art Waves
audio

eye 144

favorite 0

comment 0

Every quilt tells a story, says Lorna Pennie. As one pioneer quilter put it, I tremble to think of what this quilt knows about me. Pennie makes liberated quilts, breaking all the rules to let her imagination soar. She is a strong believer in the spiritual power of quilts and quilting. She tucks in and covers the whole topic in this delightful hour of Art Waves.
Topics: Ida Ethel Bowker, Harriston Ontario, Ponoka Alberta, pioneer quilters, jelly rolls, charm packs,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 92

favorite 0

comment 0

Bernie Hudecki is a retired teacher who has never retired from the arts.  He has written over 300 songs and is a passionate pointillist.  The creativity and wisdom he brought to the classroom continues to shine forth in his life. Make it a point to tune in!
Topics: CYO, John Hudecki, MaryAnne Hudecki, Peter Hudecki, Cathedral High School, The Mikado, Anne Marie...
Art Waves
audio

eye 58

favorite 0

comment 0

This is the fourth year that Barbara Ferguson, Vampire scholar, has come by to answer my questions about her favourite genre. Since then Aaron Allen, Zombie aficionado, and Rhonda Dynes, all round horror lover, have joined Barbara to become the official Art Waves Horror Panel. This year the topic is horror for children. Quick everybody! Run!--to your radio!
Topics: y.a. paranormal, Coraline, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Pike, Rob Thurman, Horror in the Hammer, Zombie...
Art Waves
audio

eye 84

favorite 0

comment 0

Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls.  The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind.  Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Topics: W.H.Auden, Richard Wilbur, the Bruce Trail, Steetly Quarry, Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

Jennifer Gillies returns to give us the line-up for the twelfth year of Hamilton's literary festival, gritLit , which takes place over the week spanning Apr. 3 rd to 10 th . As always, it features famous as well as up and coming writers. This year several new events have been added, including events for young writers and a Sunday afternoon “All About Hamilton” celebration of works by local writers and/or set in the Hammer.
Topics: gritLit Live, Battle of the Books, Ontario Library Association, Hamilton Central Library, Art...
Before the summer was out, Art Waves wanted to revisit a favourite Canadian novel set in the now iconic summer of 1969, because of course this summer marks the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing. But after wowing us with a glance back at her first novel, Nightswimming , Janet Turpin Myers fired off a second retro rocket by telling us about the novel she has just finished writing: Not Lolita , a look at Nabokov's famous book from the young girl's perspective—not the male gaze, but the girl...
Topics: 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, Apollo 8, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael...
Art Waves
audio

eye 59

favorite 0

comment 0

Chelsea McWilliams, Danielle Beaudin and Tim Allard make up The Redhill Valleys , a Hamilton trio that blends country, rock and folk to create genre-defying music. And that music is setting Hamilton on fire. Just one year after their self-titled debut album was released, they are already working on another collection. Tune in to another Art Waves mini concert, and thrill to these beautiful harmonies.
Topics: Jim Watson, Austin Livingood, Nashville, The Bluebird Cafe, Carl Jennings, Westmoreland Recording...
Art Waves
audio

eye 2,019

favorite 0

comment 0

Sam Robinson has worked as a child therapist, arts administrator and sculptor. This year he decided to publish a book of his short stories, Neither...Nor . Each piece in the collection was prompted by a question, but Robinson says it wasn't as much his goal to answer the question for readers, as to battle rigid thinking. The book closes with a nonfiction piece about Percy Leggett, a mid-twentieth century Hamilton “character”--a man whom that word, in its highest form, fits him better than...
Topics: Macassa, self-publishing, Haudenosaunee, League of the Iroquois, anthropology, Robert Yates,...
From the age of three John Miecznikowski reached out to art to help him interpret and explore the world around him. He asked his uncle who had just returned from World War II to sit for him in his uniform. Since then he has sculpted such luminaries as Margaret Atwood and David Suzuki. Tune in to Art Waves #397 and delight in some beautiful mystery, as you listen to a born storyteller talk about being born to art.
Topics: Hamilton Ontario, Viet Nam draft, Lackawanna, portraiture, 1947 two-door Ford, perspective,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 65

favorite 2

comment 0

Writer and historian Adrienne Shadd is fascinated by the history of black Canadians, as well she might be, since she can count among her ancestors Abraham Doras Shadd, the first black person to be elected to public office in Canada, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman to publish and edit a newspaper in North America. For some fascinating stories, tune in to Art Waves #170.
Topics: Abraham Doras Shadd, Mary Ann Shadd, Rosemary Brown, Deborah Brown, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car...
Art Waves
audio

eye 79

favorite 0

comment 0

Marla Panko is a visual artist who enjoys making a forest from the trees—or from anything that strikes her fancy. She's interested in creating a new poetic hybrid from fragments. When you get all the pieces right, she says , you don't see the parts, you see the whole. Panko works in whatever medium the materials call for to bring her ideas to life.
Topics: printmaking, U. of Guelph, Walter Bachinski, Gene Chu, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy,...
Jennifer Hicks believes in the power of art to heal and to build community. She finds her strongest role models for this in Indigenous communities. There, & elsewhere, she takes in the challenges & opportunities, & then makes a path through art to discover what needs to happen. Be it creating narrative art, making block prints with stone rubbings, mentoring, leading a workshop, or organizing an event, Jennifer Hicks can do it, with a little help from her friends.
Topics: The Snow Lake Initiative, J'aime Payne, Teresa Seton Gallery, Donna Ibing, Jackie Partridge, willow...
In early November of 2004, Hamilton police shut down the protest camps in the Red Hill Valley & the building of the Parkway began—with clear-cutting of the trees. All of this was documented by Cees van Gemerden, who was able to keep such a thorough record because his wife and fellow photographer, Annerie van Gemerden, supported the family. Artist & writer Robert Clark Yates was often with the protesters, & wrote poems, articles & letters to the Spectator . Writer John Terpstra...
Topics: Red Hill Valley, Don McLean, Jane Mulkewich, Citizens at City Hall, Thomas McQuesten, HA&L, The...
Leon Eklipz Robinson has the golden touch. From childhood on he has been good, in fact excellent, at pretty well everything he tries: visual art, breakdancing, writing, making music, designing clothes, running a business, mentoring children, spearheading projects, photography, videography, and more. The Concrete Canvas Festival is his brainchild, and that one initiative has built skills, confidence and community. Connect with a genius, of the intellect as well as the heart, with episode 385 of...
Topics: Concrete Canvass Graffiti Showcase & Festival, Crown A' Thornz, hip hop, Letraset,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 134

favorite 0

comment 0

The purpose of a poem, according to Leo Dragtoe, is to capture the rhythm of the moment. As both a poet and a singer/songwriter, he is caught in the overlap between music and poetry. This is a delightful episode of Art Waves which will make you rethink the words tune in .
Topics: Hamilton Ontario, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Disability Poetics Issue 12.2, Leonard Cohen,...
After many successes at the Hamilton Fringe in recent years, Ryan Sero has written a new play for the festival. Anybody Else involves a troubled relationship and Sigmund Freud. Though he is reluctant to use the term, just between you and me, it's a romantic comedy, starring Pamela Gardner , Sean Emberley , & Ryan himself. All three came by to tell us about Anybody Else and much else.
Topics: Hamilton Fringe Festival, Anybody Else, romantic comedy, Sigmund Freud, archtypes, Woody Allen,...
Art Waves
audio

eye 156

favorite 0

comment 0

Life for Garnet Rogers has followed several huge themes: growing up in Hamilton with his close-knit family; touring with his brother Stan; marrying his beloved Gail; and following his solo career as a singer/songwriter. But he has added a new string to his bow with his first book, Night Drive: Travels with my Brother, one of the most surprising and funniest books you're ever likely to read. For good stories and beautiful music, you can't beat Garnet Rogers.
Topics: Valerie Bushell Rogers, Stan Rogers, Scott Merritt, folk music, The Pearl Company, Nora Frances...
Art Waves
audio

eye 65

favorite 0

comment 0

Artist Deanna Molinaro has a very strict teacher. It's called Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, EB for short, and it has taught her to sit still, look closely, and create, as a means of rising out of her pain. Like a character in a fairy tale, Molinaro has learned to fly over high walls to lands of enchantment. She, herself, has much to teach about the power of art.
Topics: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, EB, Sheridan College, J.K. Rowling, True Blood, Big...
Art Waves
audio

eye 163

favorite 0

comment 0

Poet Amanda Jernigan returns to Art Waves with two exquisite chapbooks: The Temple and Years, Months, and Days . Both are linked by this unchurched pilgrim's spiritual searching. The first was inspired by her own motherhood, and its attendant awareness of the perimeters of life. The second sprang from Jernigan's compassionate awe at walking among the gravestones of an Old Order Mennonite churchyard, where the lives of the dead are remembered to the number of years, months and days they were...
Topics: Baseline Press, Karen Schindler, librettos, Zachary Wadsworth, Daniel Cabena, Bach, Feast of the...
Art Waves
audio

eye 104

favorite 1

comment 0

Born in Mumbai & raised in Dubai, Jamshed Turel fell in love with classical music as a young child. He began playing violin at age six, requiring a series of small tuxedos as he grew up, in order to play with the various orchestras that welcomed him. At thirteen he became the youngest player ever to join the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. Now the Coordinator of the Music Department at Mohawk, as well as co-founder of Artist World Publishing, Turel somehow also finds time to write music for film...
Topics: McGill, Mohawk College, Riad Kudsi, Dubai, UAE, HAALSA, Tom & Jerry, Liszt, Hans Zimmer, Thomas...