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Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.
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Art teachers and professors do much more for their students than just teaching art. However, their ability to engage and inspire students beyond the scope of artistic endeavors often goes unnoticed beyond the realm of their school or institution. Host Antoine Williams talks with Cornell D. Jones, a mixed media artist who teaches art at Fayetteville State University as well as at the elementary level, about collaboration, the role of arts educators for students, and how identity influences his artistic endeavors. 
Art is a powerful tool for personal growth and shaping one's identity. With the growing accessibility of digital art and graphic design, more and more artists have the opportunity to use art for change, and represent their identity through that art. Host Antoine Williams talks with Jacinda Aytch, a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Greenville, North Carolina. She discusses her inspirations, how she finds identity through her art, and the representation of women of color in media. This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere  uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.
Shane Fernando has a long history as a member of the arts community in Wilmington, NC. In his current role as the Vice President of Advancement and Arts for the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, he shares some of the ways that he and his team are working to provide more access to the performing arts through work programs for students, stage and technology access for local performance groups, free tickets for nonprofit groups, and new technology being developed for the differently-abled. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Photo courtesy of the Wilson Center. 
Murals are not just large paintings on a wall - they carry so much more history, meaning and importance. Erica Nelson, a muralist who runs her own business, Mural Modern, installs art in the Wilmington area. In this episode, she describes the art of painting murals, their importance and the challenges of working during COVID. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Photo courtesy of Mural Modern. 
Covid-19 has drastically changed our lives, including the way we learn and educate our future generations. Early education has had to radically adapt, and with that comes the challenge of providing a well-rounded education to elementary, middle, and high school students. Irese Robinson, founder and creative director of New Freedom Hill, discusses these challenges, the adaptations of arts education, why it is important to continue to teach art as we transition online and how the future of arts and media production careers is rapidly growing. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Photo courtesy of New Freedom Hill. 
They Call Her Sapphire

They Call Her Sapphire

2020-08-2810:39

Brittani Smith (@PropheticPoetic, @JourneyBBones) is a poet from Wilmington, North Carolina. In this episode, Smith describes and performs her poem, "They Call Her Sapphire." Smith speaks about the history of the angry Black woman stereotype and how she's addressing it with her art. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.
Wilmington on Fire, a 2015 feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, is about to have a sequel: Wilmington on Fire II. The sequel will show Wilmington, North Carolina's modern day community members and their forms of activism - whether it's fighting for reparations, protesting police brutality, or building the black business community. North Carolina filmmaker Christopher Everett is the film's director. Everett is the founder of Speller Street Films and BLK Docs, as well as the Communications Manager for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Wilmington on Fire is streaming on Amazon Prime and a campaign to support Wilmington on Fire II is posted on Seed & Spark. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.
It can be devastating to lose irreplaceable items like family photographs or heirlooms to a storm. Here are 5 tips from Katy Menne, educational curator for the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, to ensure that your memories survive the upcoming hurricane season.In reference to the dishwasher question:https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dishwasher-hurricane/More tips on caring for private or family collections: https://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/images/Pres_Fam_Collections_2013.pdfThis episode was produced by Dana Rossi. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
"I take the stewardship of the collection real seriously... I want to do the best I can to keep the treasures safe for future generations of North Carolinians." Come hurricane season, collection managers in museums across the Carolina coast are asking themselves – am I doing the most that I can to preserve my culture's history? Over the years, NC coastal museums have developed many tried and true rituals for protecting their town's most sacred items. But, as we learn in this episode, most museum staff still aren't sleeping through the night when a hurricane rolls through. In this episode we speak to Lynn Anderson, collections manger of the NC Maritime Museum System and Chris Sawin, executive director of Dare Arts Council. This episode was produced by Christian Green. Photo by Jannette Pippin.Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
When you think of protests, art is probably not the first thing to come to mind. North Carolina artist Antoine Williams talks about how art has the ability to motivate change and become part of the conversation, but efforts should not end there. This episode was produced by Elena Hernandez.Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Nicole Triche is a professor at Elon University and director of "All Skate, Everybody Skate", a documentary about the 50-year-old Topsail Island Skate Rink located above a rural post office and the woman who runs it all. Triche discusses why documentaries are such a powerful medium and how filmmakers in small, rural areas are able to cover global issues through their own town's stories.This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
The Power of Design

The Power of Design

2020-07-2405:27

Design is everything. It has the power to impact us in ways we may not even be aware of. Freelance graphic designer Emma Cooper, of Wilmington, NC discusses the responsibility she feels for using art to create change, the ability to make a living through her art, and the power we hold as creators and designers. This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Hunters and carvers along the Core Sound have been hand-carving wooden duck decoys for well over a century. In this episode, three members of the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild on Harkers Island walk us through the history of that tradition, how it has changed, and what it can teach us about how culture moves. Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild: https://decoyguild.com/Wayne Davis: https://decoyguild.com/the-guild/Jerry Talton: https://jerrytaltondecoys.com/Casey Arthur: https://www.caseyadecoys.com/Joshua Hinson: http://www.lokosh.com/This episode was produced by Christian Green.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
 It often seems that success in the arts means becoming prominent in a big city, or at least moving somewhere that's not a small town in Eastern North Carolina. But for Maximillian Mozingo, a mixed medium artist based out of Kinston, North Carolina, working locally has made a tremendous impact on his life and career. He discusses his connection to the community, how he finds support through programs like SMARTKinston, and why local art matters. This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
For many, surfboards can be seen as pieces of art more than functional tools. But to shaper Gary Wilson, the functional and craft comes first, and the art is an ever evolving and changing trend that follows.  Instagram: @kineticsurfWebsite: https://kineticsurfdesigns.com/This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Kevin Spears cares deeply about how his community is represented. Today, Spears is most known for his community organizing and his seat on Wilmington's City Council. But years before any of that, Spears was organizing poetry events to build community and provide a platform to those around him to use their art.This episode was produced by Christian Green.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
For most of her childhood on Harkers Island, Abigail Garland didn't think she could become an artist because she couldn't draw. Then, a trip to a museum showed her how much more art could be than lines on canvas. Now, the 18 year old is working to make sure the next generation sees just how much art surrounds them.  Abigail Garland on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesiL3lQ7YjZqoW5x3su7cgThis episode was produced by Christian Green.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Covid-19 has affected us in almost every aspect of our lives, and the local film festival industry of coastal North Carolina is no exception. Dan Brawley, Chief Instigating Officer of Cucalorus Film Festival discusses how upcoming festivals like Surfalorus are adapting and responding to the challenges of social distancing, while still trying to share the creative works of local filmmakers. This episode was produced by Dana Rossi.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Content Warning: This episode deals with self harm and suicide.Olivia Stubblefield of Wilmington, NC, has been making art her entire life, but it wasn’t until she reached one of her darkest points that she realized just how much art meant to her. Now, she uses her art and her blog to remind herself and others of how much joy there is to be had in life.You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bipolarlili/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bipolarlili/This episode was produced by Christian Green.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
Redefining a Filmmaker

Redefining a Filmmaker

2020-06-2605:44

From on set production jobs to higher up creative positions, fewer women hold these jobs in the film industry than men. The gender imbalance in film is a pervasive issue even on a local scale. Filmmaker Erica O'Brien describes her experiences as a woman trying to find her way in the film industry, and how she grew to find her voice and her identity as an artist. O'Brien also explains the story of the group Creative Coven, a network for female filmmakers.This episode was produced by Elena Hernandez.Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)
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