John A. Ruthven is a naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, often called the 20th Century Audubon. In 1974, he led the effort to save the last of the Cincinnati Zoo's 19th century bird pagodas the one where Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, had once lived. Mr. Ruthven is the final speaker in the Cincinnati Zoo's Barrows Lecture Series this year (the event is sold out). The Zoo's Thane Maynard talks with John Ruthven, who is the recipient of the 2014 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award.
In January of this year, Thane Maynard spoke to Joel Greenburg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction. You can hear that interview by clicking here: Thane and Joel Greenburg
Internationally renowned American artist Hunt Slonem currently has a one-man show on exhibit at the Miller Gallery in Hyde Park. His pieces can be found in permanent collections at more than 100 museums and privately by such notables as Jimmy Fallon, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and others. He visited our studio while in town to discuss his work and this exhibit with our Jane Durrell.
In just a few short years, the SpringBoard program, launched by ArtWorks, have become a highly sought after business training program for artists and creative entrepreneurs. SpringBoard coordinator Caitlin Behle joins Mark Perzel in the studio to discuss some of the success of the program, and to provide details on the current application process for two summer sessions of its small business course.
Dick Waller is a familiar face and name around the Cincinnati music community. He was the principal clarinetist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for many years, and during that time, he founded the Linton Chamber Music Series. But what many did not know was that, starting in 1974, he began painting as a stress reliever from his work with the symphony. Now, in retirement, he’s decided to begin exhibiting his paintings. Sunday afternoon will be the opening of Music at an Exhibition, showcasing over 100 of his works, at theClifton Cultural Arts Center. Dick Waller is in our studio with Mark Perzel to talk about his passion for painting and why he is now ready to share them with the rest of the community.
Jane Durrell talks with local artist and visual arts teacher at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Alice Pixley Young. Her multimedia sculpture, You Are Looking for Something That No Longer Exists was recently on view at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of their annual ArtPrize exhibition.