Each Tuesday afternoon Janet Kopenhaver, Chair of Embracing Arlington Arts will publish a 30-minute podcast featuring an arts organization representative, visual artist, arts expert, reviewer and many others to talk about upcoming productions, openings, the benefits of the arts, economic impact of arts and culture, new studies and much more to help listeners gain more and deeper insight into the world of arts and culture. Guests will also include dignitaries nationwide that value and advocate for the arts.
Actor/Playwright Tyler Dobies "Talks" Theater
Actor and playwright Tyler Dobies chatted with us about how he became interested in a career in the theater, how he has changed his process for preparing for roles, what is on his "bucket list," and all the details about the upcoming production of "tick, tick, BOOM" presented by Monumental Theatre Company. Also find out about his process for writing plays, what kind of shows he writes and learn about the current show he is writing.
CATF Producing Artistic Director Peggy McKowen "Talks" 2022 Plays
The Producing Artistic Director for the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Peggy McKowen joined us in the studio to talk about their return to live theater and the exciting line up for summer 2022. Also learn how they choose which plays to produce, the history and mission of CATF, and an interesting insight she shared about the plays she has received for next year written in a post-COVID world. Also get tips on her process when designing costumes.
ArtSpace VP Stacey Mickelson "Talks" Development Projects
The Vice President for Government Relations for ArtSpace Stacey Mickelson joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about his organization's mission and its goal of developing affordable live/work space for artists, as well as performing arts venues for all types of arts genres. Find out how they decide which communities to go into, how artists are chosen to live in each project and more. Also get more details about their potential arts project in Arlington to include artists studios and a performing arts venue. Then put on your schedules their June 19th event at the Ambassador Theater in Baltimore that focuses on artists of color.
Visual Artist Emily Shepardson "Talks" Collages and Printmaking
Visual artist Emily Shepardson joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about two unique forms of artwork - printmaking and collages. Learn about both processes, some techniques she uses, which unexpected material she has used and her project with miniature houses. Also hear her views, as a middle school art teacher, how art helps students, and especially how it helped them cope during the COVID shutdown.
NEA Producer Jo Reed "Talks" Podcast, Arts, Grants and More
The Media Producer for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Josephine Reed chatted with us about her podcast "Art Works" - featuring interviews with creative thinkers about their work which they are passionate about. Who were some of her previous guests (including one very well-known theater personality), who is coming on the show soon, how does she choose guests and more. Also find out about the NEA, its mission and goals, how it got started, etc.
Mason Exhibitions Arlington Manager Alissa Meru "Talks"
Alissa Maru, Exhibition and Program Manager at the new Mason Exhibitions Arlington gallery gives us all the details about this exciting new venue and flexible space that will feature not only visual art, but also dance, music, film, etc. Also learn about the current exhibition "Mother" - a photography show about motherhood, a June 2 artist talk with MasPaz, an upcoming exhibition showing calligraphy work from a Syrian artist and a very exciting Arlington Collective Art Walk on June 17th.