21 episodes

Bird in the Wings covers arts and culture and interviews with artists and the community that loves them. Hosted by Kelli Strickland, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center.

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Bird in the Wings covers arts and culture and interviews with artists and the community that loves them. Hosted by Kelli Strickland, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center.

    Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

    Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

    UW-Green Bay's Jazz Fest is turning 50! Bird in the Wings is celebrating with a deep dive in to the world of a working jazz musician in NE Wisconsin. UWGB Music Professors, Dr. Adam Gaines and Dr. John Salerno talk with Kelli about their paths to becoming teaching and performing artists. Happy Listening!

    • 53 min
    Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

    Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

    The second part of our interview with Michael Shaw is brought to our listeners LIVE from UW-Green Bay's Common CAHSS 2019.
    In Part 2 Kelli and Michael discuss the freedom of speech as it relates to artistic expression as a human right. One of Michael's cartoons came to international prominence following the 2015 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They discuss this and several more of Michael's cartoons, as well as what the role of the cartoonist is in today's culture. Happy Listening!

    • 29 min
    Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

    Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

    A special two-part episode of Bird in the Wings featuring cartoonist and writer, Michael Shaw, whose cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999. In Part 1, Kelli & Michael discuss how one develops their craft, the winding road on the way to success, and how a cartoonist breaks through such a crowded field to get published. Happy Listening!

    • 46 min
    Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

    Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

    Bird in the Wings is back with a special holiday edition of the podcast! Kelli welcomes Noah Simon and Alan Kopischke, both actors starring in A Tuna Christmas at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Dec 12-31. They discuss the working life of a professional actor living in Northeast Wisconsin, and perform a special reading from the show. Happy Listening!

    • 38 min
    Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

    Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

    Have you ever heard of the phrase, "just do it?" Well our guest today actually did it. Bird In The Wings welcomes sculptor, Carl Vanderheyden, to the podcast for a fantastic discussion about learning through doing, and the possibility of discovering yourself as an artist at anytime in your life. Happy Listening.

    • 51 min
    Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

    Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

    Bird in the Wings goes Crewl, as Kelli sits down for a fantastic discussion with local visual artist, Gregory Frederic. Gregory's artistic journey begins in Haiti and continues today in Green Bay as CrewlArt. Kelli and Gregory chat about the inspiration behind his colorful pieces, his process of creation, and the emotions he hopes to convey. Happy Listening!

    • 28 min

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