WPKN Archives: Live Culture Episode 8 with Martha Willette Lewis Arty Beasts & Talented Monsters

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Live Culture

Original Aired:
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
11:00AM to 12:00PM

1 hour

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 11:01AM

songs talk michael for art 43 michel culture katie chuck visual animals martha willette lewis hearst unusual creatures monsters arthur bradford webster design fineart


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Episode: Live Culture Episode 8 with Martha Willette Lewis Arty Beasts & Talented Monsters

 Arty Beasts & Talented Monsters

"Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?"

- William Shakespeare, from Henry IV, part 1

This month's program offers up a beastly menagerie for creative children of any age- first we have the team behind the book 43 Monsters, which is about to come out in a new, family friendly edition for kids.
My guests are
Artist Chuck Webster,
Author Arthur Bradford and
Gallerist Katie Michel, one of the founders of Planthouse Gallery NY, who published the original 43 Monsters in 2013 as a hardcover art book, printed in limited edition by Trifolio in Italy.The irreverent text has been updated for its family friendly debut, and the book laid out in accessible format for monster-appreciators of every age.

During the second half
I am in conversation with:
Author, Composer and Performer Michael Hearst,
About his ongoing project: a CD- Songs for Unusual Creatures, A Book: Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals, and now a digital PBS production. He maintains a lively performance schedule and often uses unusual instruments to portray his menagerie of eccentric and truly wondrous animals. Michael has upcoming performances at Barbès, In Brooklyn, Carnegie Hall, NY, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Throughout the program we will hear a sampling some of Micheal's audio animals.
“Let the wild rumpus start!”
― From Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Show: Live Culture

Live Culture is a discussion of ideas in and around contemporary art, with monthly themes and guests. Join host Martha Willette Lewis on the last Saturday of every month from 11am - 12 noon for an engrossing hour of talk and music.

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