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ART+SOUND takes over Colliding Worlds Radio - 12 April 2014 Podcast

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Curator Eddie Donaldson.(http://Themarketingdivision.net). ART+SOUND is showing at GALLERY 446,(http://www.gallery446.com) Palm Springs. Eddie discusses how he came to curate the show by bringing music to art and art to music. He is joined by POET, Charlie2NA and Ricky Powell.

Charlie 2NA (www.chali2na.com) hailing from  Chicago, Illinois,  is a rapper and hip hop artist, associated with the groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli. At 6’ 7” Charlie2NA commands attention - whether music or his artwork. Charlie 2NA discuss his music, touring, art and how ART+SOUND brings it all together.

POET (http://dipdive.com/member/poet or http://twitter.com/poetnamelife), is a Grammy award-winning producer, songwriter and superstar DJ known internationally for his work with The Black Eyes Peas. He brings to ART+SOUND a factor that cannot be characterized. His commitment to music, art and the neighborhood he came from, is evident as he discusses ART+SOUND.

RICKY POWELL (http://www.rickypowell.com) born and raised in New York City, Ricky Powell is a legendary photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. Ricky has captured rock stars, artists, and every day people. His view of ART+SOUND is, well, uniquely Ricky.

Eddie DonaldsonCharlie2NAPoet

Ricky Powell

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Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission First Annual Cultural Festival  (http://www.ranchomirageca.gov/city-commissions/cultural/)will be held April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014. RM Councilman Scott Hines and RM Cultural Commission Chairperson  discuss the importance of the event. They are joined by Rebecca Pikus, Coordinator of the RM Artist Studio Tour and Jenny Inch of Tools for Tomorrow (www.toolsfortomorrow.org), a children’s nonprofit art program. Tools for Tomorrow is part of the Artist Studio Tour. Artists include Mario Pikus (www.mariopikusartist.com), Mandy Main (www.mandymainstudios.com), Elaine Matthews (www.elaineartist.com), Mia Luzajic (www.mialuzajic.com), Joe Novak (www.joenovak.com) and Karen & Tony Barone (www.baroneart.com).

Actor Fred Williamson (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fred-Williamson) is a National Spokesperson for The Wounded Warrior Project(www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Fred discusses his career and why he devotes time to The Wounded Warrior Project. Fred is featured speaker at the RM Cultural Weekend event  on Sunday, 13 April. The event will be held at the Annenberg’s Sunnyland Estate in support of The Wounded Warrior Project.

Fred Williamson Mandy Main 

Mandy Main (www.mandymainstudios.comdiscuss her art and her involvement in the  RM Cultural Festival Artist Studio Tour.

GALLERY 446 & Palm Medical Imaging

GALLERY 446 & Palm Medical Imaging have teamed up to provide free breast ultra sound exams and breast health awareness. They are also joined by artists supporting Breast Health Awareness!!
If you have not gone, there is still time! The event continues SUNDAY FROM 11 am to 5 pm on 6 April  at Gallery 446, 446S. Indian CanyonDr., Palm Springs

Don’t forget to check out the wonderful artwork from the artists contributing to this effort!

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Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission First Annual Cultural Festival  (http://www.ranchomirageca.gov/city-commissions/cultural/) will be held April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014. RM Councilman Scott Hines and RM Cultural Commission Chairperson  discuss the importance of the event. They are joined by Rebecca Pikus, Coordinator of the RM Artist Studio Tour and Jenny Inch of Tools for Tomorrow (www.toolsfortomorrow.org), a children’s nonprofit art program. Tools for Tomorrow is part of the Artist Studio Tour. Artists include Mario Pikus (www.mariopikusartist.com), Mandy Main (www.mandymainstudios.com), Elaine Matthews (www.elaineartist.com), Mia Luzajic (www.mialuzajic.com), Joe Novak (www.joenovak.com) and Karen & Tony Barone (www.baroneart.com).

Actor Fred Williamson (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fred-Williamson) is a National Spokesperson for The Wounded Warrior Project(www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Fred discusses his career and why he devotes time to The Wounded Warrior Project. Fred is featured speaker at the RM Cultural Weekend event  on Sunday, 13 April. The event will be held at the Annenberg’s Sunnyland Estate in support of The Wounded Warrior Project.

Fred Williamson Mandy Main

Mandy Main (www.mandymainstudios.comdiscuss her art and her involvement in the  RM Cultural Festival Artist Studio Tour.

COLLIDING WORLDS presents On The Horizon – Justin Bower and Germaine Franco

PALM SPRINGS CA – April 3, 2014 - COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY in a 30-minute format, brings its latest episodes to broadcast and YouTube, On The Horizon – Justin Bower and Germaine Franco 

Justin Bower (www.justinbower.com), if he were not a painter, Justin Bower would be a surgeon or perhaps a medical examiner. Justin’s work pulls layers upon layers off the façade. The subject becomes unstable, a twilight of no beginning and no ending. The philosopher takes the canvas – existential, alienation, humanity, biological, technical- all elements that compose the complexity of Justin’s work.

Born in San Francisco in 1975, Bower earned a degree in Art and Philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University in 2010. In a few short years, Justin has made an impact on the cotemporary art scene. On the horizon and headed to greater recognition, Justin Bower is a fresh voice shouting above the din.

Germaine Franco (www.germainefranco.com) is an accomplished musician and composer. Raised in El Paso, TX, Germaine studied at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. After receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music, Germaine relocated to Los Angeles to study Latin music with master percussionist Luis Conte.

Germaine has broken the glass ceiling in many areas – as a female percussionist; as a composer; and as an arranger and film composer. She has held her own against industry heavy weights such as John Powell, Hans Zimmer and Randy Newman.

Germaine has performed in venues around the world, including notable European performances with The Spoleto Festival Orchestra, The World Orchestra, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Harlem Boys Choir, and The Belgian Radio Orchestra for the World Soundtrack Awards. She was a Latin Jazz headliner at the Festival Internacional de La Raza at Centro Cultural in Tijuana and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.

Germaine Franco is force on the horizon, poised to take her place as a major force in the contemporary music arena.

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COLLIDING WORLDS RADIO 29 MAR Podcast w/Sweet Baby J’ai, Mimi Fox, Lori Jenaire, Perla Batalla and Actor Stepfanie Kramer

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Palm Springs Women’s  Jazz Festival (pswomensjazzfestival.com), Creative Director Sweet Baby J’ai (www.sweetbabyjai.com) is joined by artists Mimi Fox (www.mimifoxguitar.com), Lori Jenaire(www.lorijenaire.com), and Perla Batalla (www.perla.com) to talk about music, jazz and the women creating these wonderful sounds!

Sweet Baby J’ai Mimi Fox Lori Jenaire Perla Bartella

Stefanie Kramer

Actor/Musical Artist Stepfanie Kramer (www.stepfaniekramer.com) joins Colliding Worlds Radio to talk about her diverse career in film, tv, music, and art. Stepfanie, best known for her role as Sgt. Didi McCall from the tv series “Hunter” is a gifted performer - and continues to show the world that talent knows no bounds.

 

COLLIDING WORLDS Ep 58 The Male Perspective with Daniel Phill, Jeffrey Palladini, Fred Gemmell and Mike Soltis.

COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY in a 30-minute format, brings its latest episode to broadcast and YouTube, Art — The Male Perspective with Daniel Phill, Jeffrey Palladini, Fred Gemmell and Mike Soltis.

Daniel Phill (www.danielphill.com) paints, as others have commented, with exuberance. Colors explode. Images burst forth.
Manipulating acrylic paint into stains and layers, Phill transforms his canvases into a unique garden of otherwise unworldly delights. He begins to paint on a horizontal surface. Often his own garden is the inspiration for his work. The work, abstracts and floras, begs to be characterized as Abstract Expressionism but his control of the medium brings Phill’s work to a different level of sophistication.
Daniel Phill builds the work much like a symphony — each color, each layer creates a measure that leads to the crescendo.
Jeffrey Palladini (www.jeffreypalladini) is considered a contemporary figurative artist. His work is reminiscent of Japanese wood block prints. Not surprisingly wood plays a part in his work.
Jeffrey’s work tells just enough of any given story — the viewer fills in the missing pieces to create an individual experience. The work often suggests a sexual tension — erotic, sensual and mysterious. Faces are blurred; features are suggested — but Jeffrey’s work is not incomplete. Rather it is a journey that tells a different adventure every day.
Fred Gemmell (www.fredgemmell.com) came to art after years of pushing it away. He spent his childhood in a small town in the Panama Canal Zone called Gamboa, between the Chagres River and the rainforests. With a jungle as his playground, Gemmell was amazed at its diversity of life; those memories would become a focal point of his art.
As a cadet at the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings’ Point, Gemmell began to paint. After graduating with an engineering degree, Gemmell studied architecture. After moving to San Diego, Gemmell he established custom furniture shop — a wonderful blend of his engineering, architectural and artistic skills. From there Gemmell opened Matrix Design Studio, where he began designing and producing architecture and interior design for high-end residential projects.
Like many artists, the calling to create with paint was greater than he could image. Gemmell turned his attention to canvas where he creates complex bold abstracts. The works, in color and name, harken to his childhood jungle playground. The works share familiarity with a mystery, much like the artist himself.
Mike Soltis (www.soltisart.com) grew up in the US but now calls Canada home. Often incorporating typography color sand design Mike seeks to challenge our notion of what we think we see with type and what we can see with type. His approach to what we seems as familiar, a letter, a symbol, for example, takes on a different perspective when stripped away from the “usual.”
Change, move, push, ignite, break, explore are the words the inspire Mike. For Mike each new canvas is another chance to take a risk and face a new challenge. It is the challenge that keeps Mike’s work dynamic. A rue artist, Mike is always searching to challenge him and us, the viewers.

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Ron Celona, Creative Director of the Coachella Valley Rep Theater (http://CVRep.org/), talks about CV REP,  a nonprofit educational, dramatic & musical theater organization. He is  joined by actors Joel Bryant (joelbryant.netand Stephanie Dawn Greene. The play, Frankie & Johnny In the Claire De Lune.

   Stephanie Dawn Greene Joel Bryant

Joan Gand (https://www.facebook.com/joan.gand) is joined this week by  Liz Mandville (lizmandeville.com). We continue the discussion of women and blues and music! 

Joan Gand Liz Mandville w/Tony Cranberry

15 March 2014

Lon Michaels (www.lonmichaels.com), knows the importance of art for all. He and his blind art student, Linda Samulski, talk about how art and painting have a place in the sighted and sight challenged worlds. They also talk about Desert Blind and Handicapped Association and the work this charity does to help those in the Coachella Valley.

Simon Luckinbill, ( https://www.facebook.com/SyArtGallery), an emerging artist talks to CW Radio about his first major gallery show, his inspirations and his view of the world as seen through his art.

Simon Luckinbill 

Joan Gand (https://www.facebook.com/joan.gand) and Dia Madden (https://www.facebook.com/dia.madden.3) talk about women and blues and music!  Two powerhouse women prove that while music has a power of its own, it is tamed by these women of blues!

Joan Gand Dia Madden 

8 March 2014

Esjay Jones  introduces us to Shasta Sowards (https://www.facebook.com/DJSHASTA), a DJ bringing back vinyl to the Coachella Valley.

DJ SHASTA

Dani Dodge (www.danidoge.com) talks about her latest installationat the Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sent more than 2.2 million troops into battle, resulting in more than 6,600 deaths and 48,000 injuries. Many military men and women return to homes that are haunted by images of war, and families who are no more than familiar strangers. As a reporter who was embedded with the Marines during the invasion of Iraq, Dodge feels an affinity with these service men and women. The installation uses paintings, entry doors, and clotheslines to explore veterans’ struggles to readjust and reconnect when they return from war.

 Dani Dondge

MACHIN’ (https://www.facebook.com/Machinmilitia) talks about the “Supremely Excellent” music of this innovative and exciting band.

 

MACHIN’

COLLIDING WORLDS RADIO PODCAST - 1 March 2014

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Johnny Yuhas introduces us to Poses on Paseo (www.posesinpaseo.com), a yoga and community fundraiser to benefit the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (www.cvvim.org.)

David Gray (www.daveprmarketing.com) and Lisa Middleton, Interim Director of THE CENTER (thecenterps.org), talk about the highly anticipated, RED DRESS PARTY. Funds raised benefit a wide range of THE CENTER’s programs.

                                                                                                            

Kristin Bloomer of the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club (http://www.palmspringssunuprotary.orgtalks about the 4th Annual Chalk Art Event which benefits Arts in the Schools of the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Elaine Borden Sigwald (https://www.facebook.com/elaine.sigwald) has taken an icon and made it, human. Elaine’s  Hello Norma Jean is a unique photography exhibition revealing the true Norma Jean (aka Marilyn Monroe), is on exhibit at ARCHANGEL Gallery in Palm Springs. Her book, Hello Norma Jean is available from the gallery or directly from Elaine.

  Elaine Borden Sigwald  

COLLIDING WORLDS presents Ep 57 Latin American Artist Vladimir Cora & Steampunk Artist Eddie Choat

PALM SPRINGS CA – March 6 , 2014 - COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY in a 30-minute format, brings its latest episodes to broadcast and YouTube, Latin American Artist Vladimir Cora and Steampunk Artist Eddie Choat.
 

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Vladimir Cora (www.jorgemendezgallery.com) was born in 1951in Acaponeta, Nayarit. He is a Mexican painter and sculptor based in the state of Nayarit, a place he still calls home.  His father named him after Vladimir Lenin, and his last name is derived from that of the Cora people who are native to his home state.

Cora is a painter and sculptor.  His style has been described as neo-figurative minimalist. He creates his works in series usually related to the apostles, flowers, birds and women, especially those related to Nayarit. He received training in Tijuana and Mexico City, with his first success in the 1980s.

His work has been exhibited in a wide variety of galleries and cultural centers in Mexico such as the Museo Regional de Nayarit, the Instituto Regional de Bellas Ares in Mazatlan, the Ex-Convento del Carmen in Guadalajara, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Culiacán and the Galería HB in Mexico City. Outside of Mexico he has had exhibitions in Palm Springs, CA, including the Jorge Mendez Gallery, Havana, Lima and Miami. He exhibited at the Kodak Gallery in the SoHo section of New York in 2008.

Color is key to the sensual nature of his works. Cora has refined a technique that captures movement, light and ecstasy without sexual sensationalism. His work has rightfully earned him the respect of his beloved Cora people and others around the globe. Vladimir continues to explore and stretch the boundaries of his work. 

Based in the High Desert of Southern California, master karaoke singer and artist, Eddie Choat (https://www.facebook.com/ed.choat.3?fref=ts)  dreams in wonderment and creates with amazing complexity. His  flying machines and mobile crafts are part of another world.  Eddie’s work is, like Eddie himself, a huge smile waiting to embrace the viewer. 

Eddie’s work is joy –pure and simple. 

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