A Portrait of Five” by Joshua Jenkins. Just to give you an idea of scale, the dimensions are 64x59in.
Looking at Joshua’s work, his influences seem to span many styles, places, and periods—a love of Picasso, bits of the Harlem Renaissance, and street art. He also acknowledges what the classic painters have passed down to us, though he’s far from a traditionalist.
Today, I’m talking about Joshua Jenkins. Joshua is a freelance artist and the coordinator for the LVA‘s Artebella program. His work tends to be large scale, mixed media abstracts that range from portraits to scenes of daily life. Joshua’s interest in art grew when he discovered Picasso’s prolific body of work. For him, this was a realization of what art could be was much more than the classic Renaissance painters.
Joshua uses a very layered technique blending text, color fields, and abstract figures, all with a very bold and expressive brushstroke.
Guess what day it is, listeners….Blind Date Day! Or, as most of you know it, Wednesday!
Once again, the Traughbers welcome me into their home. This time around, I sit with Katy Traughber. Katy is currently enrolled in the BFA Program at IUS over in New Albany. She is really drawn to objects with a past or hold a record of time, though the materials she works with and the forms they take are dependent on inspiration. Much of her muse consist of coming from a family who created out of necessity, parenting, and open communications with her children and husband. As you’ll hear in the interview she’s tried photography, music, sculpting, installation, and painting. Currently, you can find a small collection of Katy’s work at Dragon King’s Daughter’s New Albany location. Be sure to check it out; it runs through the rest of October.
Oh, by the way, Blind Date is sponsoring its first ever event! It will be a showcase of art with a focus on music and film. The event is at the Clifton Center’s wonderful Eifler Theatre Monday, November 11th. Doors at 7, and show will start soon after. Just five dollars to spend an evening full of creativity.
Live performances by Lady Pyramid and Douglas Lucas. Both accompanied by visuals. And a viewing of some short films and music videos.
You can find out more on the Blind Date Facebook page…just click ‘Events’. As time approaches, I’ll get more and more vocal about this so you don’t forget. To learn more about the Clifton Center, you can go to their website, www.cliftoncenter.org. As always, thank you guys for listening and supporting Blind Date.
Let me start off the post with a quick apology to you the audience, and Mrs. Keane. You may notice an annoying sound now and again throughout the interview. For those of you who use recording equipment often, you’ll recognize this sound…the sound of a cell phone trying to get signal. Sadly it wasn’t possible to totally remove it. Lesson learned, I guess. Always wear your headphones…
Anyhow, let me introduce today’s interviewee. Erin Keane is an author working on her third collection of poetry, host of the WFPL program Unbound, Co-founder of the InKY Reading Series, instructor for creative writing courses for the National University, and so much more. To learn more about Erin, I’ve provided various links for your convenience.
Thank you for the support. And, as always, thanks for listening!!
Below is a music video featuring next week’s guest…Christina Rae. Christina Rae Smith is an emotionally charged singer-songwriter from Louisville Ky, studying in Chicago. The song featured in the video is titled ‘Old Soul’. If this peaks your interest, make sure to find your way to the interview Wednesday afternoon.
Today’s show features the talented Lindsay Sant. A goodhearted artist who has a hand in many different ‘pies’, so to speak. An U of L Alumni whose focus has taken some major shifts; from print making, to film, to video projection, to Graphic Design, Radio show host, and so much more. Definitely an interview which I regrettable had to edit down quite a bit. Computers can only handle so much, I suppose…
Also, quite a soothing interview, I might add (I listened to it enough to know!)
For more information about Lindsay’s show on ArtxFM Louisville, you can go the following links:
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Below is a short teaser clip of Lindsay doing projections for Connor Bell of Shedding, at the Land of Tomorrow Gallery in Louisville. Above are photos from that performance (all by SarahKatherineDavis.com).