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Interchange – Memory In My Hands: Folk Art and Aging


We’re joined in the studio by Jon Kay to discuss his recent book Folk Art & Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers. Kay makes the strong point that Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Your Voices: Surviving as an Artist

Three artists share their stories of how they make ends meet as full-time self-employed creatives.

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Interchange – Romanticism, What Is It Good For? The Work of Morse Peckham

Caspar David Friedrich - Der Mönch am Meer (1807), Wikipedia

The Fifth Symphony opens very famously with four memorable notes. Beethoven was asked what he meant by this opening and he’s said to have replied, “Thus fate knocks at the door.” Morse Peckham suggests we take Beethoven at his word, that we take him seriously. In a book published in 1962, Beyond the Tragic Vision, Peckham said this of the …

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Eight Bloomington Residents Awarded Grants From Indiana Arts Commission

Each year the Indiana Arts Commission awards grants to further the careers of budding artists around the state. Of the thirty-seven grant recipients this year, eight were from Bloomington, including one piano player getting ready to launch a festival this August. Correspondent Jordan Guskey brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Ins and Outs of Money – Artists Approaching Finances (repeat)

Artistic types are known for always doing things their own unique way. Miah Michaelsen of Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD) joins us to discuss how artists can approach their finances and who can help them.

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New Art Exhibit Opening At Art Museum Features IU Faculty


A new art exhibit, featuring work from faculty artists from the Hope School of Fine Arts, opens Jan. 25 at the Indiana University Art Museum. Featuring nearly 40 current and former faculty members, the exhibit will showcase works of a wide variety, including ceramics, digital art, graphic design, paintings, sculpture, photography, and textile. Katherine Paschal, manager of communication and public …

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Art in the Digital Age

A new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, called “New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age,” explores young people’s interests in art, and how that interest has changed – and is changing – along with advancements in technology. WFHB reporter Nash Hott spoke with Kylie Peppler, assistant professor of learning sciences at Indiana University and author of …

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Interchange – Magnus Johnson and Jim Connor: Elder Heart

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Magnus Johnson and Jim Connor,  members of the Nashville, Indiana based organization Elder Heart. Johnson speaks about his own experiences as a returning veteran that led him to begin creating art with Connor. The process has given them both greater insight to the need for a community wide approach to helping …

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