Creative Current Renée A. Fox Painter, curator, and sometime community organizer Renée A. Fox is in the middle of a very busy couple of years. There was the founding and increasing popularity of the annual Inglewood Open Studios art walk, and the establishment of the gallery space and studios at the Beacon Arts Building, which [...]
Creative Current David Gaz Good Virus is a feel-good documentary, narrated by Catherin Ryan Hyde, best selling author of the novel and film, Pay It Forward. Good Virus is all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. The documentary profiles cutting-edge scientists and authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as [...]
Recorded live 04/07/2013
Creative Current Mingus Johnston Kelvin Han Yee interviews the young, Scottish actor Mingus Johnston about his supporting role as Bald in the new film, Jack the Giant Slayer. He tells ‘behind the scenes’ stories about working on a big budget, special-effects, Hollywood film. They also talk about his budding career as an actor and his [...]
Recorded live 03/03/2013
Creative Current Mark Steven Greenfield Known to the L.A. art world from his tenures heading the Watts Towers and later Department of Cultural Affairs programs, way before that, Mark Steven Greenfield earned an MFA from Cal State LA, where he focused on painting and drawing. He’s been making and showing art steadily all this time, [...]
Recorded live 03/06/2013
Creative Current Faris McReynolds Faris McReynolds, the LA-based painter (and prolific indie musician as well; a bit more on that later) has been at a crossroads lately. And not the art versus music crossroads one might expect; but instead a crossroads within his painting that revisiting his musical inclinations helped resolve. Employing multiple styles of [...]
Recorded live 02/20/2013
Creative Current Guillermo Bert Los Angeles artist Guillermo Bert is best known as a painter who frequently incorporates conceptualized typography as an element of compositions which also draw on cultural history for their iconic imagery. His acclaimed “Bar Code” paintings explore both the graphic and narrative potential of communication and information technologies and gave rise [...]
Recorded live 02/13/2013
Creative Current Gary Garner We visited GD Garner in his studio. Artist, author, designer and adventurer, Garner shares some of his drawings, inspired by his travels around the world, and his fashion designs and handmade book holders.
Recorded live 11/28/2012
Creative Current Carlton Davis Matt Gleason interviews writer and journalist Carlton Davis about his new book, The Art Dockuments. It documents the history of his drive-by gallery located in a loading dock in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District from 1981 to 1986.
Recorded live 11/06/2012
Creative Current Betsabée Romano Ezrha Jean Black interviews Mexican artist Betsabee Romero at the ADC & Building Bridges International Art Exchange in Santa Monica, CA. Recorded September 19, 2012
Recorded live 09/19/2012
Creative Current Miley Yamamoto & Teresa Jusino Kelvin Han Yee interviews actress/producer/writer Miley Yamamoto about her career as an actress in Los Angeles. They also talk a lot about her latest project, a sci-fi/comedy webcast series called “RETCON” with co-writer and producer Teresa Jusino. Produced by LA Artsream. Recorded Sept. 13, 2012 to contribute to [...]
Recorded live 09/20/2012
Creative Current John Semper Jr. “On this week’s CREATIVE CURRENT, host Pat Jankiewicz talks to John Semper about his amazing career. Producer/writer/illustrator Semper guided the animated adventures of Spider-Man, Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, worked with pop culture titans Stan Lee, Jim Henson & Mel Blanc and just made a film!”
Recorded live 09/06/2012
Creative Current Laura Colella Rhode Island Filmmaker Laura Colella was in town for the Downtown Film Festival last month. Johnny White interviews her about her career and especially her latest film which was shown at the DFF and was received very well. For more info on the film: breakfastwithcurtis.com More about Laura: lauracolella.com
Recorded live 07/19/2012
Creative Current Kristina Wong Performance artist Kristina Wong is interviewed by Kelvin Han Yee during the run of her most recent show “Going Green the Wong Way” at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. It is a very personal yet hilarious, semi autobiographical, one woman show that has received rave reviews. They also talk about [...]
Recorded live 07/12/2012
Creative Current Calder Greenwood & Wild Life>
Recorded live 07/05/2012
Creative Current Troy Kotsur & Erinn Anova Deaf actor Troy Kotsur, hearing actress Erinn Anova and Creative Current host Julio Martinez, discuss the signed/spoken word staging of Cyrano, written by Stephen Sachs, directed by Simon Levy, having its premiere at Fountain Theatre in Hollywood, a co-production with Deaf West Theatre. Kotsur portrays Cyrano, a charismatic [...]
Recorded live 06/28/2012
Creative Current John Colella & Jonathan Bray A weeklong road trip through the Santa Ynez Valley wine country drives Miles (John Colella) and best friend Jack (Jonathan Bray) to unexpected tests of both their varietal and moral palates. In “Sideways: The Play.” Adapted by Rex Pickett from his novel, Sideways, what will resonate to the [...]
Recorded live 06/21/2012
Creative Current Rex Pickett & Amelia Mulkey REX PICKETT (Playwright) is the author of the novel Sideways and its sequel Vertical. Sideways, released in 2004 is a comedy-drama film, Directed by Alexander Payne, based on Rex Pickett’s novel Sideways. The film received worldwide critical acclaim, winning over 350 awards from various critics and awards organizations, [...]
Recorded live 06/14/2012
Creative Current William Acedo William Acedo is a Los Angeles-based artist who has been documenting the urban scene in lino and woodblock prints for more than a decade. His extraordinarily detailed print of the view of Boyle Heights looking east across the First Street Bridge (“On Route to County”) has been added to the permanent [...]
Recorded live 06/07/2012
Creative Current Ken O’Malley A true ambassador of Irish culture, Ken O’Malley infuses every performance with the rich history of his native land and audiences quickly become engaged with his compelling stories. One show producer put it this way: “He holds nothing back. Whether singing a passionate ballad, playing a solo on the mandolin, or [...]
Recorded live 05/03/2012
Creative Current Jaime Scholnick Downtown LA’s Jaime Scholnick works in several fields — painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations. And also in a variety of media and styles — from metal to pencil on canvas, with line-drawing both elegant and heavy, sometimes flirting with caricature; to color field washes; glittery abstraction; and recently fine-point, obsessively hand-painted [...]
Recorded live 04/26/2012
Creative Current Antonio Castillo de la Gala Playing the piano was all I ever wanted to do. I was very lucky that when I applied to become a student at the Conservatory. Mr. Amparan handed down to me an incredible legacy. He studied with Manuel M. Ponce, the famed Mexican composer. Ponce studied with the [...]
Recorded live 04/19'2012
Creative Current Damon Chua Playwright Damon Chua talks about his new play, “1969″, a fantastical odyssey through The American mindscape. It starts March 23, 2012 at Theatre/Theatre, 5041 West Pico Blvd.,LA, CA 90019, produced and directed by Tony Gatto. 1969ThePlay.com
Recorded live 04/12/2012
Creative Current Tracey A. Leigh & Philip Casnoff Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA presents the world premiere of a darkly humorous play that’s as provocative as its title. Rod Menzies directs the world premiere of “The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King” by Andrew Dolan, a play as provocative as its title, running March 17 – April [...]
Recorded live 04/05/2012
Michael Fink was senior visual effects supervisor for a long list of block buster films.
Recorded live 03/29/2012
Three Los Angeles performance artists get together for a lively conversation.
Recorded live 03/22/2012
Karel J. Samsom and his wife Cynthia Foster are a couple in Los Angeles who have created the Eco-Cottages in Venice, California.
Recorded live 03/15/2012
Michael “Tuba” Heatherton got his start as a circus clown and singing ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. After 7 years touring the U.S.A. he settled in L.A. where he studied acting, improvisational comedy, and how to pay the mortgage by doing magic tricks, singing, juggling, playing his ukulele, and stilt-walking.
Recorded live 03/08/2012
Sculptor Davis Hollan talks about his latest sculpture installation “Wounded Beast” at the District Gallery, in the heart of the Downtown LA Arts District at 740 E 3rd Steet.
Recorded live 02/16/2012
Creative Current John Dubiel and Jully Lee Playwright, John Dubiel is a long time Company of Angels member, He has written and/or directed several company productions including Steaks for L.A. Views: Hunger and the City (Dir. by D. Munoz), Hello Hello, Secret Santa for Angels Unwrapped (2003 Backstage West Critic’s list, playwriting, direction, production), and [...]
Recorded live 02/09/2012
Creative Current Akira Nakano Classical Pianist: is an alumni of the Colburn School of Performing Arts in both piano and percussion, soloing with numerous orchestras throughout Southern California as a youth. Akira was the winner of the 1st Annual Herbert Zipper Award in Music Composition amongst other piano competitions. Entering UCLA on a full ride [...]
Recorded live 02/02/2012
David Melville, Director of the Independent Shakespeare Company, talks with some of the members of the cast of the upcoming production of Hamlet.
Recorded live 01/26/2012
Ezrah Jean Black interviews talks with Lisa Adams about her latest paintings.
Recorded live 01/19/2012
Creative Current Tom Jacobson A prolific writer, Jacobson has penned more than 50 plays. His historical references, literary allusions, wit and transitional style have garnered comparisons with fellow playwright Tom Stoppard. Jacobson studied acting at Northwestern University, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1985 from the playwriting program at the University of [...]
Recorded live 101/12/201
Gallery owner Jack Rutberg talks about the life and work of The late, great Los Angeles painter Hans Burkhardt.
Recorded live 01/05/2012
Shana Nys Dambrot interviews Jim Morphesis, discussing his three decades as a painter, and his recent exhibition at the Garboushian Gallery.
Recorded live 12/22/2011
Producer & host of ‘Arts in Review,’ theater critic, columnist. His articles appearing everywhere from in Los Angeles Times Magazine to the Hollywood Reporter. An accomplished guitarist, arranger and music director for some extraordinary musical artists.
Recorded live 12/15/2011
Clare shows us his vast collection of sculpture and assemblages made from recycled and discarded materials.
Recorded live 12/08/2011
Artists at Play is a collective of creative professionals who have come together to curate quality theatre in Los Angeles. They present theatrical productions missing from the local landscape that tells the stories of communities underrepresented in Los Angeles theatre.
Recorded live 11/10/2011
Director of the new Archway Theatre in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District.
Recorded live 11/03/2011
Singer-songwriter Tawny Ellis & musical director, multi-instrumentalist, Gio Loria create a stunning sound.
Recorded live 10/27/2011
Creative Current Ashley Gibbons Downtown LA’s most sparkling personality, Miss Ashley Gibbons is a pantyier — pronounced painter but spelled to reference her medium of choice — ladies underpants. Through stretching, twisting, layering, and constructing, she creates muscular, frolicking abstractions as dense with line, detail, gesture, movement, and zing as any AbEx masterpiece — but [...]
Recorded live 10/20/2011
LA based artist Iva Hladis talks about her graphite drawings of old photograph of LA landmarks and her assemblages that combine circuit boards with flowers, leaves and other natural elements.
Recorded live 10/06/2011
Creative Current Vaudeville special guests: Parker Greenlund (Paul Clayton) veteran actor Jon Locke (Mack Maxwell) Michael “Tuba” Heatherton (Benny Cohen) Host: Kelvin Han Yee Part II “Vaudeville” plays at the Advent Theatre The Advent Theatre is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of “Vaudeville: A Play-with-Music” by playwright, Laurence Carr. The [...]
Recorded live 09/29/2011
Guest Alex Schaefer talks about his unintended notoriety after his burning bank paintings take off.
Recorded live 09/22/2011
Theater director Ken Campbell and actor Michael Tuba Heatherton talk about their next play, “Vaudeville: A Play-with-Music”
Recorded live 09/15/2011
Journalist and author talks about his new book, “You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry: A Hulk Companion”
Recorded live 08/25/2011
An interview and performance by improvisational jazz drummer Joe Gallivan and guitarist Tom McNalley.
Recorded live 08/18/2011
Creative Current Llyn Foulkes Llyn Foulkes is a study in contrarianism. He moves freely between jazz and visual art; tremendous, loving craftsmanship and cultural critique; graphic fluency and hard-won painterly Materialism; bright flashes of angst and expansive, generous inspiration. After 60 years or so in the cultural trenches, Foulkes finally has some big reasons to [...]
Recorded live 08/11/2011
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