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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.

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks Janet Kopenhaver

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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.

    Eric Rubio "Talks" The Washington Chorus and Arts Advocacy

    Eric Rubio "Talks" The Washington Chorus and Arts Advocacy

    Eric Rubio, the Director of Finance and Administration for The Washington Chorus was our latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. He gave us the scoop on what Arts Management professionals do and how the industry has changed after COVID, as well as details about The Washington Chorus, its mission, upcoming season, importance and who to become a singing member. He also briefed us on his fellowship at the Sphinx Organization and its emphasis on arts advocacy, and explained why he wanted to join the Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors (which he did!).

    • 26 min
    Tessa Klein "Talks" Creative Age Program for Seniors

    Tessa Klein "Talks" Creative Age Program for Seniors

    Tessa Klein, who manages the "Creative Age" program at Educational Theatre Company (ETC) appeared as a guest on the podcast to talk about this very unique and wonderful program that greatly benefits seniors. The program has students telling their own stories and putting these stories into an original play, as well as them reading and acting out already published plays. Also hear why and how this program provides health benefits for older adults and hear one pretty insightful story from one participant. And we hear about Tessa's acting career and types of roles she tends to gravitate towards. 

    • 28 min
    Monumental Theatre Actors "Talk" Production of "American Psycho"

    Monumental Theatre Actors "Talk" Production of "American Psycho"

    Actors Jordyn Taylor and Kaeli Patchen joined us on the podcast to talk about the upcoming production of "American Psycho" being presented by Monumental Theatre Company. Get all the details about the show, including some pretty special seats you can reserve, what the show is about, and what they both particularly like about the show (it might surprise you!). Also find out how they both got into the theater industry, characters they like to play (and want to play), how they prepare for the roles, and whoat realy unique "day job" Kaeli has.

    • 26 min
    Visual Artist Brian Luzader "Talks" Unique Style of Painting

    Visual Artist Brian Luzader "Talks" Unique Style of Painting

    Asheville Visual Artist Brian Luzader appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to tell us about his very unique style of painting that he calls "Flow Paintings". Find out how he became an abstract professional visual artist, details about his style of pouring paint onto a canvas and leaving it overnight to create beautiful colorful art pieces, what interesting kitchen gadget he uses to avoid "over-working" a painting, and how painting became a type of therapy for him. Also hear his insightful words of advice and wisdom for folks who want to start painting. Then visit his studio in the River Arts District! 

    • 28 min
    Actor Thomas Walter Booker "Talks" New Movie

    Actor Thomas Walter Booker "Talks" New Movie

    Actor Thomas Walter Booker appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about his exciting new project - a movie called "Absent" about a young boy in DC learning to forgive his father and move on with his life that he wrote, is producing and will appear in. Find out what spurred him to write the film, why it is so important for folks to see, what is the timeline until release and how listeners can help support the project. Also learn how he ended up in the theater industry at a VERY young age and his serendipitous journey toward landing a role in "Fat Ham" at the Studio Theatre.

    • 31 min
    Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel "Talk" Production of "Rent"

    Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel "Talk" Production of "Rent"

    Dominion Stage's Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel joined us on the show to talk about the company's upcoming production of "Rent." Get details about how the show will be presented, why they feel this show still resonates today, and some examples of unique ways this production has been presented in the past. Also find out how each of them got into the theater industry and roles/plays on their bucket lists.

    • 27 min

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