WPKN Archives: Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis Episode 12

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Live Culture

Original Aired:
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
11:00AM to 12:00PM

1 hour

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 11:01AM

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Episode: Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis Episode 12

This month Martha's guests are two different kinds of gallerists: Fred Giampietro running the eponymous gallery in New Haven, and Peter Konsterlie, Director of the The Schelfhaudt Gallery at the University of Bridgeport. Both care deeply about visual art and bring it to our communities in different ways: find out more about their offerings and processes.

Wee begin with  a discussion with Artist Becca Lowry and Fred Giampietro, Director of Giampietro Gallery in New Haven about thier participation in the forthcoming (March 2-6) Volta Art Fair in New York. Topics include art-fairs, and their role in the gallery's life, and we will get a behind-the-scene look at the mechanics of such enterprises. Giampietro Gallery is the only gallery from Connecticut to be participating in Volta and one of only three new England galleries included in the lineup. Volta is unique in that it requires the gallery to showcase one artist from their roster- this year Fred has selected artist Becca Lowry, whose show with fellow artist Tom Burckhardt runs at his downtown gallery from February 27 to April 2nd.

More on Volta and how to get tickets here
More on Giampietro Gallery

For the second half of the show, Martha is in discussion with Peter Konsterlie, Artist and Curator about his current exhibitions at The Schelfhaudt Gallery at the University of Bridgeport, Arnold Bernhard Center, which is located on campus at the newly renovated Shintaro Akatsu School of Design. The exhibition Parts is Parts: Assemblage & Collage features the work of seven contemporary regional artists working with appropriated images and found objects.The second show Reminants of Haiti features the art collection of Douglas Wade, a local Bridgeport businessman with a fond interest of the Haitian culture. The collection consists of hand painted metal works, surrealist landscapes, and sequined weavings. Both exhibits run Feb 11- March 19. We take a look at what the gallery offers its visitors, and discuss what the future holds for this vital venue right here on the same campus as WPKN!

More about The Schelfhaudt Gallery 
The whole show will be laced with music selected to reflect this Valentine's/Black History Month of February.

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.

Listen to PODCASTS of the show on the PKN Soundcloud LIVE CULTURE playlist here!

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