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Arts Interview with Nancy Kranzberg

Nancy Kranzberg talks with artists, performers and movers and shakers in the arts community. Interviews cover music, visual arts, dance, literature and performance.
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Nancy Kranzberg talks with artists, performers and movers and shakers in the arts community. Interviews cover music, visual arts, dance, literature and performance.

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Aug 13, 2018

Guest Peter Palermo, Director of the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University, shares info about the origin of "The Hett" and details some upcoming programming highlights. 

Aug 6, 2018

Guest Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, stops in to tell us what the festival is all about. SPOILER ALERT: It's more than just Shakespeare in the Park!

Jul 30, 2018

Guest Prince Wells, Jazz Trumpeter & Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, discusses his background, teaching, music, and the difficulty of playing trumpet.

Jul 23, 2018

Guest Nezka Pfeiffer, Museum Curator at the Stephen & Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden, stops in to discuss details of the restoration of one of the oldest buildings in the city and how they returned it to its former glory.

Jul 16, 2018

Guest Robert Bullivant, Owner of Bullivant Gallery, stops in to share details of his current exhibition "27 Forever" and discuss the numerous fine art printing services his gallery provides.

Jul 9, 2018

Guest Matt Kerns, Executive Director of St. Lou Fringe Festival, gives us a history of Fringe Fests in general and a breakdown of highlights and features for this year's upcoming local incarnation.

Jul 2, 2018

Guest David Steward II, CEO of Lion Forge Comics, talks about his company's role in brining diversity to the world of comics, entertainment,  and beyond.

Jun 25, 2018

Guest Duane Reed, Owner & Director of Duane Reed Art Gallery, stops by to talk about current and upcoming exhibits as well as what goes into being a gallerist. 

Jun 18, 2018

Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic/Executive Director at Circus Harmony, stops by to share exciting news about the Peace Through Pyramids program.

Jun 11, 2018

Guest Tamara Schenkenberg, Curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, shares details and highlights of the latest exhibition: Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma.

Jun 4, 2018

Guest Kathleen Bibbins, Executive Director of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, highlights the work being done to make St. Louis a fashion hub once again.

May 28, 2018

Guest Olivia Lahs - Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, stops in to talk about the upcoming exhibit "Golf @ the Galleries" which transforms the galleries into one playable, artist designed mini-golf course installation.

May 21, 2018

Guest Andy Hahn, Executive Director of the Campbell House Museum, tells us about the mission of the museum as it enters its 75th year.

May 14, 2018

Marilyn Brown, Co-Chair of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, stops in to share highlights from this year's upcoming festival.

May 7, 2018

Guest John Hoover, Director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, shares a bit of the history of this institution, details the current special exhibits, and shares some facts you may find surprising!

Apr 30, 2018

Guests Tom Fleming, Volunteer, and Nick Dunne, Board President talk about their organization MySlart.org (My St. Louis Art), the work they do to make art exhibition accessible to all, and how you can be a part of it all!

Apr 23, 2018

Guest Boris Bally, Artist, Activist, & Organizer of I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now talks about the organization that he created to inspire peace and discusses his upcoming exhibit at Craft Alliance.

Apr 16, 2018

Guests Lana Pepper and Yvonne Osei, 2 of the 6 Awardees of the 2018 St. Louis Visionary Awards, stop in to discuss the work they did to deserve this award ahead of the upcoming ceremony on April 23, 2018.

Apr 9, 2018

Guest Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, discusses new items in the contemporary collection, upcoming exhibitions, and the current exhibition of artist Sun Xun's Timespy.

Apr 2, 2018

Guest Marie Oberkirsch, Director of Central Print, shares information about her organization's mission and programs and tells why their Old North location is an important touchstone.

Mar 25, 2018

 

 

Lisa Çakmak is the associate curator of ancient art. She joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2010 as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for ancient art and previously was the Niarchos Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Çakmak has an undergraduate degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University, a master of arts and doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan, and a master of business administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mar 19, 2018

Guest Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal, Director of Graduate Studies, MFA Program in Dance at Washington University stops by to discuss the upcoming MFA student dance concert: Common Ground.

Mar 12, 2018

Guest Mike Isaacson, Artistic Director & Executive Producer at the Muny, stops by to share the history of The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre and lets us know what to look forward to as they begin their 100th season.

Mar 5, 2018

Guests Kim Eberlein, Founder and Missy Fish, Volunteer discuss the work that goes into the Sing For Siteman event that raises funds to help the Siteman Cancer Center work towards a cure.

Feb 26, 2018

Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic Executive Director of Circus Harmony, talks about their collaboration with Circus Flora and shares details on their mission of teaching the circus arts to kids both here and abroad.

Feb 19, 2018

Guest Paul Steinmann, Author, discusses the rich history behind his newly released book Will.

Feb 12, 2018

Guests Yael Shomroni and Melody Evans discuss their pottery and ceramic works as well as the Identi-TEA 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition at Craft Alliance.

Feb 5, 2018

Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of the New Line Theatre, talks about the founding of the company as well as their work with local talent to keep musical theater edgy.

Jan 29, 2018

Guest Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator of the Contemporary Art St. Louis, discusses her role in the museum and the importance of outreach in the arts world.

Jan 22, 2018

Guest Chris Hansen, Executive Director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, details the many different organizations that the foundation supports and their contributions to the vibrant St. Louis art scene.

Jan 15, 2018

Guest Jan Greenberg, Author, stops by to discuss the subject of her latest book: artist Cindy Sherman.

Jan 8, 2018

Guest Susan Sherman, Chair of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, stops by to discuss the work their organization has undertaken to revive the local garment district and encourage fashion designers to relocate to the area.

Jan 1, 2018

Guest  Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, stops by to share a bit of history about the organization and outline some of her plans to bring exciting contemporary art to the city.

Dec 26, 2017

Nancy Kranzberg talks with Frances Levine, President of The Missouri Historical Society, about various projects, museums and exhibitions.

Dec 19, 2017

Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator of the World Chess Hall of Fame, talks with Nancy Kranzberg about the History, mission and exhibitions of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Dec 11, 2017

Guest Steve Woolf, the Augustin Family Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre St. Louis stops by to share details about upcoming performances at the theatre and offer insights into the growth of the local theatre community.

Dec 4, 2017

Guests Malik & DeBorah Ahmed, CEO & Executive Director of Better Family Life, stop in to share the details of their organization's efforts to stabilize and revitalize a large section of Page Blvd. They also discuss the group's headquarters which features the Art & Empowerment Mural.

Nov 27, 2017

Guest Andrea Urice, Teaching Professor of Drama at Washington University, shares details of the university's drama program and highlights upcoming shows at the Edison Theatre.

Nov 20, 2017

Guest Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance, stops by to share details of the organization's mission and upcoming exhibitions.

Nov 13, 2017

Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director & Curator, The Sheldon Art Galleries, shares the details of current and upcoming exhibits.

Nov 6, 2017

Guest Sean Robertson, Theater Manager for the City of Florissant, stops by to talk upcoming shows at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre and share details about the work being done to keep the arts alive in North County.

Oct 30, 2017

Guests Jade Powers, Romare Bearden Fellow, and Renee Franklin, Director of Audience Development at St. Louis Art Museum, discuss the details of what the fellowship entails for the recipient. They also explain the great amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure everyone who visits the museum has a positive experience.

Oct 23, 2017

 Guest Cliff Froehlich from Cinema St. Louis shares details of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and other events put on by the organization such as the local edition of the 48 Hour Film Festival.

Oct 16, 2017

Guest Jan Albus, CEO of Variety, discusses the upcoming production of the Wizard of Oz by the Variety Children's Theater as well as detailing the work their organization does to help disabled children.

Oct 9, 2017

Guest Chandler Branch, Executive Director of Art Saint Louis, shares a bit about the history of the group, how they help artists currently, and what they're doing to take art into the future.

Oct 2, 2017

Guest Dan Reich, Curator and Director of Education, St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, shares information about the rich history of the Museum, its programs, and how it works with other organizations around the region to fulfill its mission.

Sep 25, 2017

Guest Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager for St. Louis Lambert International Airport talks the 7th annual "Art of Travel" fundraiser for the Airport's arts programs.

Sep 19, 2017

Guest Diana Hansen, Director of Galleries & Internships at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, talks about her work in advocating for artists and helping to unify the various galleries in Grand Center.

Sep 11, 2017

Guest Melody Evans, artist, shares details on some of the places to see her work, her passion for teaching, and thoughts on the local art scene.

Sep 5, 2017

Nancy Kranzberg talks with Paul Emery: President of Emery Entertainment about his venue, Playhouse at Westport Plaza, it's history, and upcoming shows.

Aug 29, 2017

Nancy Kranzberg speaks with Cara Stark: Executive Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and discusses the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's current exhibitions and place in the St. Louis arts community. 

Aug 22, 2017

Hannah Klemm: Assistant Curator of Modern Art, St. Louis Art Museum and Amy Granat: Executive Director of Parapet hold a discussion with Nancy about their respective organizations.

Aug 14, 2017

Guest Dawn Karlovsky, Founder of Karlovsky and Company Dance, shares the history of the group's origins and how a collaborative effort can bring new and unexpected things to fruition.

Aug 7, 2017

Guest James Cole, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy, discusses the link between art and landscape design and its role in the work of his organization.

Jul 31, 2017

Guest Bunny Burson, Artist, discusses the personal nature of her work and why sometimes the right paper is worth a trip to the other side of the world.

Jul 24, 2017

Guest David Conradsen, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the St. Louis Art Museum, outlines the types of work that make up the Decorative Arts collection, why one piece in particular is so revolutionary, and what exactly happens at the museum on Mondays.

Jul 17, 2017

Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, talks about the current and upcoming exhibits in the galleries and shares some highlights of this Grand Center gem.

Jul 10, 2017

Guest Lisa Melandri, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, explains the benefits of being a collection-less museum and shares a number of upcoming highlights that visitors to CAM can look forward to over next few months.

Jul 3, 2017

Guests Libby Pederson, Executive Director, and Keller Ryan, Technical Director, stop by to discuss the new home of Ignite Theatre Company and their work in making theater accessible to children.

Jun 26, 2017

Guest Gene Dobbs Bradford, President & CEO of the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, discusses upcoming shows at the center and why their venues is rated as one of the best in the world. 

Jun 19, 2017

Guest Douglas Dowd, Professor of Art and American Culture at Washington University, talks about his work as the Faculty Director of the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Jun 12, 2017

Guest Maggie Ryan, Artistic Director of the Insight Theatre Company, talks about the group's recent move, upcoming shows, and their role in providing opportunities for local actors that would normally be found in other cities.

Jun 5, 2017

Guest Dana Turkovic, Assistant Curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park, shares some highlights of the park as it celebrates it's 40th year.

May 29, 2017

Guest Marilyn Brown, co-chair of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, shares highlights of the upcoming festival.

May 23, 2017

Nancy Kranzberg interviews Kristen Sorth, Director of The St. Louis County Library.

May 15, 2017

Guest Nichole Bridges, associate curator in charge, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and associate curator for African art at the St. Louis Art Museum, shares the history of the African art collection and the benefits of becoming a member.

May 8, 2017

Guest Susan Sherman, Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, shares the organization's mission to rebuild the local garment district to its former glory.

May 1, 2017

Guest Bobby Norfolk, storyteller, shares details about the renaissance of storytelling and how a group of children inspired him to write his memoirs.

Apr 24, 2017

Guest Priscilla Block, Executive Director of St. Louis ArtWorks, shares details on the award winning programs that they offer to underserved local teens in the Metro Area.

Apr 17, 2017

Guest Shirley Bradley LeFlore, winner of the 2017 Visionary Award for Outstanding Working Artist, reflects on accomplishments in a career spanning 50 years.

Apr 10, 2017

Guest Lynn Hamilton, Executive Director of Maturity And Its Muse, stops into the studio to detail the core of her group's mission and the reasons why art is such a beneficial part of the aging process. 

Apr 3, 2017

Guest Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, shares some highlights of the museum's collection and elaborates on the thought that went into the most recent installations in the American Art section.

Mar 27, 2017

Guest Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance, shares a bit of the history of the organization, how they grew into the institution they are now, and what we can look forward to in the future.

Mar 20, 2017

Guest Julia Flood, Artistic Director of Metro Theater Company, along with Matthew Neufeld, Managing Director, discuss the history of their group and share what lies beyond the horizon.

Mar 13, 2017

Guest Stacy West, Artistic & Executive Director of MADCO, talks about the group's origins and their mission to foster working artists and performers right here at home.

Mar 6, 2017

Guest Taylor Gruenloh of the Tesseract Theatre Company shares the history of the group's name and outlines the benefits of their recent move to the .Zack building.

Feb 27, 2017

Guest Bill Ash, Executive Director of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, shares a brief overview of the Society's mission and upcoming performances. 

Feb 20, 2017

Guest Amanda Thompson Rundahl, Director of Learning and Engagement at the St. Louis Art Museum discusses her work in finding ways to explain and interpret the museum's collection through various outreach efforts and programs.

Feb 13, 2017

Guest Sheila Banks, author & screenwriter, shares the story behind her latest book: Bittersweet.

Feb 6, 2017

Guest Philip Barnes, Artistic Director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, shares how his group brings music to life in places both expected and unexpected.

Jan 30, 2017

Guest Philip Boehm, Artistic Director of Upstream Theater, shares highlights from this season's current and upcoming shows.

Jan 23, 2017

Guest Kathleen Sitzer, Artistic Director of the New Jewish Theatre, shares highlights of their upcoming 20th season.

Jan 16, 2017

Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic Executive Director & Founder of Circus Harmony, reveals what a simple cup of coffee has in common with running away to join the circus.

Jan 9, 2017

Guests Denny Reagan, President & CEO & Tracy Utzmyers, Production Supervisor of The Muny share with our listeners a bit of what goes into putting on a large outdoor production and what we can look forward to during their upcoming 99th season.

Jan 2, 2017

Guest Tom Townsend, President and Co-Founder of Pianos for People, tells about the events that led to the founding of this organization and shares the details of its mission to bring music into every home.

Dec 26, 2016

Guest Sally Van Doren, poet, discusses and reads an excerpt from her forthcoming book "Promise". More poetry and details can be found at her website.

Dec 19, 2016

Guest Felicia Shaw, Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission, explains how RAC takes pennies from travelers and turns them into millions for local arts.

Dec 12, 2016

Guest Sabine Eckmann, Director & Chief Curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, sheds light on the history of the museum and how it came to have one of the strongest collections art of any University. 

Dec 5, 2016

Guest Matthew Henry, founder of SpecDrum, shares the details of this new organization that seeks to bring students a greater understanding of the world by teaching them to play world music while learning it's culture.

Nov 28, 2016

Guest Terry Barber, Founder of Artists For A Cause, talks about his group and how it works to help artists connect with the community in a meaningful way.

Nov 21, 2016

Guest Doug Auer, Co-Founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, divulges the history of this area hub for glass artists and details the many varied roles they play in the glass community.

Nov 14, 2016

Guest Petruda Lipan, Director of Museums and Galleries at Saint Louis University Museum of Art, details the history of the venues under her charge and shares her observations of the many ways art has improved St. Louis over the years.

Nov 7, 2016

Guest Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, uses her expertise in Post War German art to better highlight the Museum's deep collection.

Oct 31, 2016

Guest Duane Reed, owner/director of Duane Reed Gallery, details his latest exhibition and shares his thoughts on the vibrant local gallery scene.

Oct 24, 2016

Guest Lisa Cakmak, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, discusses highlights of the museum's ancient art collection including a few creepy surprises perfect for the Halloween season!

Oct 17, 2016

Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of New Line Theatre, discusses alternative theater and why St. Louis is ideal for ambitious productions.

Oct 10, 2016

Guest Chris Peimann, Director of Marketing & Publicity for the Sheldon, shares the secrets of this amazing venue. Spoiler alert: It's more than just a concert hall!

Oct 3, 2016

Guest Jan Albus, CEO & Executive Producer of Variety's Children's Theatre, discusses her organization's role in making the performing arts accessible to young performers with disabilities.

Sep 26, 2016

Guest Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager and Program Coodinator for Lambert's Art & Culture Program, shares information about the various artworks that the program has brought to the airport. He also details the upcoming Art of Travel event where the spirit of the '20's will be returning for the evening.

Sep 19, 2016

Guest Yvonne Osei, transmedial artist, shares details about her creations in a broad variety of mediums and her work with the St. Louis Art Museum as their current Romare Bearden Fellow.

Sep 12, 2016

Guest Skye Lacerte, curator of the Modern Graphic History Library, shares some secrets from the stacks including how ephemera from a forgotten era is preserved for the digital age.

Sep 6, 2016

Guest Niyi Coker, writer & director of Mama Africa the Musical, shares stories of Miriam Makeba (whose life was the subject of the play) and anecdotes from his own adventures professoring both in the U.S. and abroad.

Aug 29, 2016

Guest Gary Bell, Artistic Director of Stray Dog Theatre, shares everything from the history of their unusual name to their work in creating a unique venue for local performers.

Aug 22, 2016

Guest Liz Reeves, Director of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, shares details on the wealth of programs and benefits available to everyone with a library card.

Aug 15, 2016

Guest Larry Perlmutter, Communications & Development Manager of Rise, talks the importance of the arts to community revitalization and the upcoming Rise UP Festival in downtown St. Louis.

Aug 8, 2016

Guest Nadia Ghasedi, Associate University Librarian of Special Collections at Washington University's Olin Library, shares some of the many hidden gems of the library's collection and discusses collaborative efforts such as the Henry Hampton Film Series.

Aug 1, 2016

Guest Virginia Lee Hunter, photographer & documentary filmmaker, (best known for the film and companion book Carny) shares the ways still photography aids and influences her filmmaking practice.

Jul 25, 2016

Guest Bob Bennett, Artistic Director of Jazz Saint Louis, details upcoming musical performances in their newly remodeled performance venue, tells us what visiting musicians think of the St. Louis arts & music scene, and discusses the jazz education programs that are available in their facility.

Jul 18, 2016

Guest Bill Streeter, filmmaker, talks about how our beer-making history is repeating itself and his work on documenting it in his upcoming film "St. Louis Brews". Information about his other video works, including Lo-Fi Cherokee and the award winning film "Brick by Chance and Fortune", can be found by visiting the Hydraulic Pictures website.

Jul 11, 2016

Guest Melissa Whitwam, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre discusses upcoming events at the Centre, gives a bit of history about the organization, and shares the similarities between running an arts organization and working on her own art.

Jul 3, 2016

Guest Elizabeth Link, Executive Director of Edwardsville Arts Center, discusses the mission of the center, upcoming events, and how their group hopes to bring arts education to children in an era of school budget cuts.

Jun 27, 2016

Guest Jack Lane, Executive Producer of Stages St. Louis, discusses the 30th anniversary of the organization and their work with bringing musical theater to the already rich performing arts scene in St. Louis.

Jun 20, 2016

Guest Marie Oberkirsch, director of Central Print, discusses letterpress printing in Old North St. Louis and beyond as they prepare to host the Amalgamated Printers' Association's (APA) 

Jun 13, 2016

Guest Rob Endicott, President of the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum, discusses highlights of the newly opened museum, important local blues musicians, and St. Louis' place in blues history.

Jun 6, 2016

Guest Kim Eberlein, co-chair of Sing for Siteman discusses how this event uses the power of opera to fight cancer.

May 31, 2016

Guest Meridith McKinley, Board Chair, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, discusses public art in St. Louis and the new Public Works Project with the help of artist Jessica Witte whose piece "Seed the Change" was the first work selected for this new endeavor.

May 23, 2016

Guest DeBorah Ahmed, Executive Director of Better Family Life Cultural Center, discusses programs that the Center offers including the annual Black Dance festival and the Voices of Congo Square concert.

May 16, 2016

Guest Harvey Lockhart, Director & Founder of the North County Big Band discusses his current musical projects and the rewards of helping local students to achieve musical success.

May 9, 2016

Guest Cindy Proust, President of Arts and Education Council, discusses supporting and incubating area arts organizations, local community events, and how St. Louis compares to other cities. 

May 6, 2016

Chris discusses many of the new things happening in and around Grand Center, including The Dark Room, the debut of the Grand Center weekly Jazz crawl, and the new Zack arts incubator, as well as what's new and happening in Grand Center.

May 2, 2016

Ruth Reese discusses her collaborations and her recent projectinvolving masks.

Her gallery can be found online: TheReese Gallery

Apr 19, 2016

Nancy speaks with casting director and acting coach Carrie Houk about the Tennessee Williams festival, coming to St. Louis.