Leonardo "LAGONZA" Gonzalez has a knack for drawing, and his skill can be seen at leonardoillustration.com. He's the artist behind "Theatrics", a UK-published graphic novel that has gotten some pretty incredible reviews (specifically for the artwork), among many other projects. Check his stuff out, and follow @leonardogonzalezart on Instagram for daily sketches. He's also working on moving his art into the tattoo world! And his story is worth hearing. 

#lagonza #leonardoillustration #leoisnotaturtle #comics #illustration

00:0000:00

Khamani Harrison identified a vacuum and decided to fill it. And that is the creative spirit that I hope we can all celebrate! The Key Bookstore (keybookstore.com) is Khamani's vision for bringing books - and the hope and knowledge they contain - into what she see's as the underserved black communities of Connecticut and beyond.The Key functions as a pop-up, mobile, interactive experience, and each selection is curated by Khamani. This is one of those times where I feel the conversation was important, and I hope you'll listen.

#keybookstore #afrocentricity #entrepreneurism #environmentalism #uconn #the224

00:0000:00

"Desultory: haphazard or random. Club: a group of people organized for a common purpose." Or so claims the website for the Desultory Theatre Club (desultorytheatreclub.com). Keith Paul began Desultory nearly a decade ago in order to bring creative artists into the area and to explore the use of interesting spaces in theatrical arts. And he talk good about it, too.

#desultorytheatreclub #torringtonct #warnertheater #theatre

00:0000:00

Jim Williams joined me in the first ever T2S remote recording! The quality isn't great, but it's a fun conversation. Lots of great theater opportunities coming through Connecticut this year, so there's something for everyone!

#musical #preview2019 #couchgrouches #connecticuttheater

00:0000:00

Theresa Govert was among a record number of women running for office in 2018, and the first time candidate took a lot away from the campaign. Even though she lost the race for Connecticut's 34th District, she represents a new generation of political leaders in the state and throughout the country. She was willing to speak with me just a couple of weeks following the 2018 midterm cycle, and it was great to get such wonderful insight into the process.

#politics #campaign #yearofthewoman #womeninpolitics #creativity

00:0000:00

Jon Bristol and Mike Finland of Elmwood Productions let me into the secret world of the Elmwood workshop to talk puppets, film making, and campsite murders. The fun kind - nothing untoward. We talk about everything from the craft of building a puppet to the challenges of filming and performing with puppets. If you're an Amazon Prime member and enjoy horror films, then definitely check out Elmwood's film, "Head", which has garnered Jon and company quite a bit of attention. And if you visit www.elmwood.vhx/products and enter the code "Table2Stage1" at checkout you'll receive awesome discounts on some of Elmwood's other great streaming content.

#puppets #muppets #elmwood #horrorfilm #riselybrothers #animalbehavior #headhorror

00:0000:00

Happy holidays to everyone! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Tuesday, if that's all you're celebrating today! Get ready to fill your earholes with some beautiful a cappella Christmas music from the CT Yuletide Carolers (ctyuletide.com). Lori and Mike Cartwright started the group about 13 years ago, and they're a busy bunch this time of year. Lori, Mike, and Kent Jackson sat with me to discuss their group and the love of singing. There's lots of music sprinkled throughout the episode, so sing along!

#ctyuletide #acappella #christmas #carols

00:0000:00

World traveler and Fulbright Scholar Jacquelyn Gleisner talks about painting, patterns, the infinite, and Botswana. She works in large formats, and her time spent traveling in Italy, Finland, and elsewhere has shaped her work and her life. Visit jaquelyngleisner.com to see her work, and follow her on Instagram. Do it.

#painting #scroll #artinembassies

00:0000:00

Zufar Bikbov came to the U.S. from Russia at the end of 2003, with a medical background and a paintbrush. He's currently embracing his passion for oils on convas, and particularly Plein Air - outdoor - painting. You can view his work and instructional videos at zufar.com and confidentartist.com. We recorded at Arts Escape in Southbury, where you can take classes or otherwise explore your own creative passions. Visit artsescape.org for more information about their offerings.

#oilpainting #pleinair #russianartist #creativity

00:0000:00

Jeff Dooley has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Hartford Yard Goats more than 20 years, going back to their days as the New Britain Rock Cats. If you’ve never thought of sports broadcasting as a creative effort, I’d argue that you should reconsider, and Jeff talks about how he uses language to create images in listeners’ minds. Even if you’re not a sports fan I think you’ll enjoy this episode – and if you’re a baseball fan it’s an absolute can’t miss.

#hartford #yardgoats #milb #rockies #minorleaguebaseball #mlb #baseball #radio #playbyplay #creativity 

00:0000:00

- Older Posts »