StudioWorks, Eric Huggins : December 2nd, 2015

Eric showing me some of his celebrity portraits.

Eric showing me some of his celebrity portraits.

Continuing my series on StudioWorks, today’s episode features Eric Huggins.

Eric is a soft spoken guy, but super friendly—he always seems to have a smile on his face. His artwork reflects that upbeat disposition with his color usage & subject matter. Eric’s work is inspired by his love of music, especially Motown, and usually comes in the form of celebrity portraits. Aside from his colorful portraits, Eric dabbles in tattoo influenced work as well.

More of Eric’s work. Photo from StudioWorks’ Facebook page. I love that embroidered Elvis.

Eric is a self taught artist who’s been at it for over 20 years now. Quite a bit of those years have been spent learning and experimenting at StudioWorks, which has given him the opportunity to try new things as well as pass down his experience to children at the Pitt Academy. Eric teaches an art class about once a month with Pitt Academy students.

I also hear rumor that Eric and another local creative, Lindsay Sant, are working on an animation project together. I’ll keep you updated when I hear more…

You can learn more about Eric and the rest of the StudioWorks crew at Zoomgroup.org or the StudioWorks’ Facebook page.

Check out our chat below.

Enjoy…

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October 16th, 2013

'Ancestor' by Katy Traughber.

‘Ancestor’ by Katy Traughber.

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.

You can keep up with Katy by visiting katytraughber.blogspot.com. You can hear the interview right below.

Enjoy!

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.

http://ladypyramid.com/

http://douglaslucas.tumblr.com/

The lineup, for your convenience:

‘Never Forever’

A Now Age psych-opera by Astral Projects starring Prince Rama. You can get acquainted with Prince Rama, Never Forever, and the ‘Now Age’ by going to the following links:

www.neverforeverfilm.com
www.princerama.net/
www.facebook.com/princeramaofayodhya

Learn more about Lily X, the director, and Astral Projects here

www.astral-projects.com

‘Shoot the Moon’

Short directed by Sarah Katherine Davis & Alexia Serpentini

www.sarahkatherinedavis.com

http://cargocollective.com/alexiaserpentini

‘Through the Window Pane’

Music video for the Cheyenne Mize’s track of that name

Directed by Lindsay Sant & Nate Jones

http://cheyennemize.com/

‘Are You Hungry?’

Music video for the Psychic Skin track of that name

Directed by B. Barbour

http://cargocollective.com/bbarbour
http://salutatorianblues.bandcamp.com/

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.

I hope to see you there! Till then.

Sept 4th, 2013

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Happy Wednesday listeners.

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:

https://www.facebook.com/AlienJingles

artxfm.com

And if you’ve yet to subscribe to the podcast, you can click the player below.

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).

Tomorrow…

Sorry for the late notice everyone but things have been a little hectic. Technical difficulties, RAM, Memory, what have you and generally getting things in order. The incidents involving tomorrow’s episode has prompted me to start slowing treating myself to some equipment upgrades. Always improving!

Tomorrow’s episode will feature the ever versatile Lindsay Sant. She is an artist of multiple disciplines, an ArtxFM Louisville co-host of the show Alien Jingles, and Special Events Manager for Salvation Army (hopefully I got that title right..sorry Lindsay).

If the opening sounds rushed, it’s because it is slightly. Due to those difficulties mentioned above, there had to be some major cuts to the interview. Time was limited, I’m disappointed to report…a glitch in the software.

Below is a song that had to be cut short…a special treat for Lindsay, in the same vein as the stuff you can hear on Alien Jingles.

Lately..

Ben Traughber, playing songs from his music project 'Dream Eye Color Wheel'.

Ben Traughber, playing songs from his music project ‘Dream Eye Color Wheel’.

Lately, I feel like I’ve been everywhere. And I’ve seen some really awesome stuff..

I’ve seen much more of musicians than I ever thought I would (thanks to Cynthia Plastercaster), some awesome photography of NY in the 70’s by Paul Zone, and an amazing array of vintage t-shirts telling the story of the Sexual Revolution…there was a Kitten Natividad shirt I was insanely smitten with! All this is on exhibit at Land of Tomorrow Louisville gallery as a part of the El Campo de Mañana pt. II exhibition. On view at Land of Tomorrow, Louisville
August 1st through September 7th

Speaking of Land of Tomorrow, a couple of weeks ago I went to Audioptics At Dark featuring Shedding (www.shedding.org) with Lindsay Sant doing projections. Norrin Radd with visuals by Seethings (www.vimeo.com/seethings). Visiting Nurse with visuals by  Jonah O’Neil.

Just last night, I attended a performance by Dream Eye Color Wheel at one of my favorite venues, the Rudyard Kipling. It was an awesome set, with a full band. Congrats Benjamin!

If you see me out and about, say hello. Especially if you’re interested in being featured. I’m always on the lookout for new talents….

-B