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Past Kemper ARTcasts - 2012


Produced in collaboration with KCUR 89.3 FM, Kemper ARTcasts is the Kemper Museum's podcast series. This project brings the voices and insights of artists, as well as community and curatorial voices, to a broad range of listeners. Listen to Kemper ARTcasts here and KCUR's website, or download them from iTunes to your iPod.

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  Double Vision Lecture Series: model maker at Garmin, David Ellis and artist and educator, Bryan Park.
6 Minutes 29 seconds

David and Bryan talk with Lauren Park, Museum Educator, School and Family Programs.

Bryan Park discusses his works and the idea that place is more than a location, and Prototype Model Maker David Ellis offers a look into how industrial design models help Garmin utilize form and function in their GPS devices.

Bryan Park, Whence the precious leaf, 2011; brass, sterling silver, ebony, glass, 10 inches tall; Courtesy of the artist



Be Inspired! interview with Angela Dufresne

5 Minutes 3 seconds

Dufresne discusses how her work, The lost fishing village of Diderot, Boucher, and Lorraine or the movie set of pioneer legacy, may be "the ultimate manifestation of the enlightenment and the power of science and technology over the peasantry." Interviewer Lauren Park also enquires about how Dufresne's teaching informs her work and the urgency present.

View Be Inspired! details.

Above: The lost fishing village of Diderot, Boucher, and Lorraine or the movie set of pioneer legacy (2009), a gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds


Interview With the Artist: Robert Walden
7 Minutes 17 seconds

Artist Robert Walden speaks with The Map as Art co-curator Barbara O'Brien.

View The Map as Art details.

Above: Robert Walden, Ontological Surveillance Map 070212, 2012; ink and gouache on paper, 22 x 44 inches; Courtesy of the artist

Interview With the Artist: Joyce Kozloff
6 Minutes 51 seconds

Artist Joyce Kozloff speaks with The Map as Art co-curator and author Katharine Harmon.

View The Map as Art details.



Observational Expertise

5 Minutes 13 seconds

Both Lois Dodd and Wilbur Niewald are artists who paint from nature. Kemper Museum Educator of School and Family Programs, Lauren Park, interviews Wilbur Niewald about the difference between observational painting and plein air, and his ultimate subject: color.

View Wilbur Niewald: The Studio Portrait, and Lois Dodd: Catching the Light details.

Above: Wilbur Niewald, Trees at Linda Hall Library, 1996

  Interview With the Artist: Eric Fertman
7 Minutes 52 seconds

Artist Eric Fertman speaks with curator Barbara O'Brien about his anthropomorphic sculptures, which fuse references from pop culture and art history.

View Eric Fertman: Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry? details.

Above: Eric Fertman, Stems, 2010


Interview With the Artist: Wilbur Niewald

5 Minutes 57 seconds

Professor emeritus of the Kansas City Art Institute and artist Wilbur Niewald recalls his long history with the school and his paintings in the exhibition Wilbur Niewald: The Studio Portrait. Dr. Jacqueline Chanda, president of the Kansas City Art Institute, interviews.

Above: Wilbur Niewald, Self Portrait, 1975
Music: Excerpts from The Wires (Kansas City Alternative String Duo)

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