September 5, 2014 – Open Studio Weekend Artists Joyce Garner, Amy Elswick & Dru Pilmer


Keith Waits speaks with three of the more than 80 artists participating in Open Studio Weekend September 13 & 14. Joyce Garner’s studio is in her gallery, garner narrative, in the NuLu neighborhood, Amy Elswick is located on South Shelby Street, and Dru Pilmer is on the other side of the Ohio River in Lanesville, Indiana.


August 8, 2014. Savannah Barrett “Uellsman 4”


Keith Waits talked to Savannah Barrett, former Education Manager for the Louisville Visual Art Association and now Director of Programs at Art of the Rural.

Art of the Rural is a collaborative organization with a mission to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement.

We work online and on the ground through interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships to advocate for engaged conversation and policy that transcends imposed boundaries and articulates the shared reality of rural and urban America.

Intro to Moonchild – King Crimson
You left the Water Running- Maurice and Mac
Tupelo- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
You Don’t Miss Your Water- William Bell
Baby- Donnie and Joe Emerson
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man- James Carr
Night Time- Strangeloves

June 27th, 2014 Cheryl Chapman “Fallout”



Keith Waits talked with painter Cheryl Chapman, who describes herself as a non-objective picture maker in the tradition of abstract expressionism.”

We started with a bit of Johann Sebastian Bach because Cheryl finds some measure of inspiration in his music.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major
Cat Power: The Greatest
Beatles: Across the Universe
Ben Folds: Jesusland
Bruce Springsteen: I’m Goin’ Down
Lou Reed: Femme Fatale
James: ‘Lullaby’ or ‘ Sometimes’
Bob Dylan: You’re a Big Girl
Hozier: Take Me to Church
David Byrne: Strange Ritual

August 1, 2014. Nico Jorcino and Rebecca Norton


Keith Waits spoke with Nico Jorcino and Rebecca Norton, 2 artists currently exhibiting together at The Carnegie Center in New Albany. The show is called In Between and it runs through October 11, 2014.

Richard Diebenkorn
Ocean Park # 105
1978, oil on canvas

Phillip Otto Runge
Nosturtium Leaves and Blossoms

Nico Jorino – Inspired by his intimate experiences as an American immigrant and his interest in architecture and urban planning, Jorcino has created a body of work in which he explores their relationship as a means of humanistic forms of art.

From the initial raw emotions of uprooting, fear and anxiety captured in the immediacy of action expressionistic painting , his work evolves into a progressively geometric order, manifesting his establishment in a new city and social environment. Subsequently, a new level of questions arise: the role of urbanism in shaping our reality and destinies as well as the power of architecture in influencing the psyche of the individual.

Rebecca Norton – Mapping irregular spaces onto the canvas is a way for the painters to generate an unfamiliar, yet controlled zones of movement animated by geometry. Colors are then added to the gridded spaces, releasing forces already present in the painting’s structure. Referring to the weightless movement of the animated cartoon image, Gilbert-Rolfe and Norton’s colorful collaborative paintings are full of physics: speed, mass, light, and math. Key to their process is the notion of going against expectations. As Rolfe-Norton explains,”Good art cuts across art history by not fulfilling its expectations, but instead doing something else.”

Hans Zimmer – Progeny
Astor Piazzolla – Adios Nonino
Roberto Goyeneche – Garua
Babasonicos – Putita
Divididos – El Arriero
Cesaria Evora – Partida
Rosamel Araya – Yo vi llorar a dios
Guillermo Klein & Los Guachos – Moreira
Ninos Du Brasil – Legiõs De Cupins
Roberto Lara – El Codiciado
Frikstailers – Cumbia Frikera
Los Duenos Del Pabellon – Damas Gratis