Nancy Kranzberg talks with artists, performers and movers and shakers in the arts community. Interviews cover music, visual arts, dance, literature and performance. Produced by Nancy Kranzberg and Jon Valley. Edited by Jon Valley, with engineering assistance by Mid-Coast.
Campfire is an interactive storytelling event. Our storytellers work with writers, speaking coaches, facilitation experts and multimedia specialists to create a presentation that brings their story to life. Campfire is like… TED without the data The Moth but interactive A Church sermon without the religion
Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, stopped by to talk with Nancy about the museum and one of the current exhibitions, Stories of Resistance. Stories of Resistance explores artistic forms of resistance from across the world. Through visual narratives, artists amplify and bring to focus the multitude of condi…
Keith Watson, owner and operator of Arkadin Cinema and Bar, is an attorney by day, and a connoisseur of film by night. He stopped by to talk with Nancy about this new business. Named after a film by one of their favorite filmmakers, Orson Welles, the Arkadin is a microcinema in the heart of Bevo located at 5228 Gravois Ave. The cinema shows a mix o…
Tom Ridgely, Producing Artistic Director of St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, stopped by to talk to Nancy about the American Ballet Theatre's ABT Across America Tour. The St. Louis performances of the tour will happen July 14th in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. The performances are presented in partnership with Susan Sherman, COCA and St. Louis Sha…
Monika Weiss, who is an internationally known multimedia artist, stopped by to talk with Nancy about her work and her life. Monika Weiss Artist portrait, 2019. still from video interview: Adam Hogan and Laura Stayton In a multidisciplinary practice that encompasses video, film, performance, sound, drawing and sculpture, the Polish-American artist M…
Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books for Washington University in St. Louis, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the Olin Library and the Rare Books Collections at the University. Cassie Brand: Curator of Rare Books Olin Library at Washington University Cassie Brand has been Curator of Rare Books at the Washington University Libraries since 2017. S…
Dan Reich, Curator & Director of Education at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, stopped by to talk with Nancy about the mission of, and the happenings at, the museum. After 22 years at the museum, Dan Reich will be retiring soon. Dan Reich. A photo from the museum's archives, depicting a Dachau Death March. Among the topics discussed i…
Tom Ridgely, Producing Artistic Director of St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, stopped by to talk to Nancy about the 2021 festival its adjustments due to Covid. The Festival this year includes a main stage Shakespeare in the Park performance of King Lear, which stars Tony, Grammy & Emmy winner André De Shields and is Directed by Carl Cofield. King Lea…
Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, Deputy Director of Public Engagement for the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the exhibition Chloë Bass: Wayfinding, which is open now through October 31st at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Chloë Bass (b. 1984) created Wayfinding, an installation of sculptures inspired by public wayfinding s…
Sally Van Doren, independent poet and artist, stopped by to talk with Nancy about her poetry and a new upcoming exhibition of her artwork at Longview Farm House Art Gallery June 3rd through July 15th.
Coles L'Hommedieh, owner of Midtown Sound House stopped by to talk to Nancy about the new recording studio facility in Grand Center and about his day job as an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist.
David Kirkland, owner and chef at Turn Restaurant, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the restaurant, its menu, and why it's called "Turn." Kirkland is not only a chef, but also a turn-table-ist as well.
Susan Sherman, Co-founder of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the Fashion Fund's upcoming move to its new location at 3333 Washington, as well as the other goings on in fashion in St. Louis.
Chris Hansen, Executive Director of The Kranzberg Arts Foundation, stopped by to talk with Nancy about the goings on at the Foundation, including a new multipurpose building in the Grand Center Arts District and The re-opening of the Big Top. He also speaks about the current state of affairs at the foundation venues concerning the pandemic.…
Dana Turkovic: Curator at at Laumeier Sculpture Park, stopped by to talk about the parks response to the pandemic as well as new exhibitions at Laumeier, including The Future is Present: Art and Global Change.
Susan Colangelo, President and Executive Director of Saint Louis Story Stitchers, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the work they do. Founded in 2013, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, is an artist collective where professional artists work alongside disadvantaged youth (ages 16 to 24) to make art about St. Louis.…
Erin Prange: Executive Director of Big Muddy Dance Company stopped by to talk with Nancy about the goings on at the Big Muddy, including some virtual events in March and April and a live event in May.
Dr. Mary Meadows: Head of Andrews Academy stopped by to talk with Nancy about the goings on at the school and the special collaboration with Gateway Media Literacy.
Andrew Hahn: Executive Director of the Campbell House Museum stopped by to speak with Nancy about the museum and the new additions including an elevator to make all floors even more accessible.
Sefanie Kirkland: Deputy Director of Craft Alliance stopped by to speak to Nancy about their new location, and the goings on.
Frances Levine: President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society stopped by to speak with Nancy about the Covid Protocols of their various museums, as well as the exhibitions currently being shown.
Linda Vredeveld: Visual Artist stopped by to discuss her career and her exhibition, "Glass Slipper and a Hot Flash," which is on display at the High Low through February 20, 2021.
Deborah Douglas: Visual Artist and Educator stopped by to speak with Nancy about her career and her exhibition, "Some Things I Know, Some Things I Only Believe," at the Kranzberg Arts Center through February 20, 2021.
Gene Dobbs Bradford: President and CEO of Jazz St. Louis stops by to talk with Nancy about Season of Stream, the virtual performances offered by Jazz St. Louis, as well as the online education programs.
Marilynne Bradley: Independent Artist and Author stops by to talk with Nancy about her career as an artist, focussing on watercolor, and her new book, St. Louis in Watercolor: Living History in the Gateway City Note: this interview was recorded in early October, prior to the release of the book, before it was known exactly when it was to be release…
Mike Isaacson: Executive Director of The Muny stopped by to tell Nancy about The Muny's reaction to the Covid 19 crisis and the Muny Magic series that they held over the summer, as well as the upcoming season in the Summer of 2021.
Cara Starke: Executive Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation stops by to discuss the happenings at the PAF, and about their covid era policies.
Gina Grafos: Director of Visual Infrastructure for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, stopped by to talk with Nancy about the current and upcoming exhibitions at KAF.
Chris Piemann: Marketing Director for The Sheldon stops by to talk with Nancy about the goings on at the galleries and performance spaces at The Sheldon.
Scott Miller: Artistic Director of New Line Theater stops by to talk with Nancy about the theater and his writings, as well as the world wide pandemic, and the theater community's reaction to it.
Nezka Pfeifer: Museum Curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden stops by to talk with Nancy about the future exhibitions at the Sachs Museum on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden, as well as the light display "Garden Glow."
Cynthia Prost: President of The Arts and Education Council of St. Louis stops by to talk to Nancy about the good work of the council, and the St. Louis Arts Awards, happening May 25, 2021.
Peter Polermo: Executive Director of the Sheldon stopped by to talk with Nancy about the happenings at the Sheldon and their response to the world wide pandemic.
Shannon Bailey: Chief Curator of the World Chess Hall of Fame stopped by to talk with Nancy about the goings on at the Hall of Fame.
Martin Linson: Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of O'Fallon Missouri, stopped by to talk with Nancy about the new sculpture program The Shape of the Community.
Chris Hansen: Executive Director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation stops by to talk with Nancy about the happenings at the KAF, as well as the response to the worldwide pandemic.
Sue Greenberg: Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts stopped by to discuss the work of VLAA as well as her work for The Muny.
Tim Schall: Executive Director of The Cabaret Project St. Louis stops by to talk with Nancy about the goings on in cabaret in St. Louis and the Virtual Gala Coming up on October 24th.
Katie Moon: Exhibits Manager for the Missouri History Museum stops by to talk with Nancy about the museum's exhibits, including "Beyond the Ballot: ST. LOUIS AND SUFFRAGE." They also discuss the museum's adaptation to the world-wide pandemic.
Jessica Baran: Director of Curatorial and Programming Development for Barrett Barrera Projects stopped by to talk with Nancy about the exhibitions now happening and soon to come at Barrett Barrera Projects' various spaces.
Kelly Peck: Vice President, Barrett Barrara Projects stops by to talk with Nancy about reopening during the pandemic and about the various exhibitions.
Diana Hansen: Director of Galleries for the Kranzberg Arts Center stopped by to talk with Nancy about exhibitions at the various Kranzberg spaces.
Lisa Melandri: Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis joins Nancy for a discussion of the happenings at the museum and its response to the world-wide pandemic.
Carrie Houk: Executive Artistic Director of the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis stops by to talk with Nancy about the innovative ways the festival is dealing with the pandemic through radio broadcasts of one act plays
Gina Grafos: Director of Visual Infrastructure at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation stopped in to talk with Nancy about the happenings at KAF, and also, about the visual arts in a time of pandemic.
Gene Dobbs Bradford: President and CEO of Jazz St. Louis stopped by to talk with Nancy about the happenings at Jazz St. Louis, and the strategies for dealing with live performance in the age of the pandemic.
Emeara Burns: Program Director of Story Stitchers, stops by to talk with Nancy about the work of Story Stitchers.
Adam Manass, Independent Musician and Creative Director of Open Studio, stops by to speak with Nancy about the Jazz video courses on Open Studio's website https://www.openstudiojazz.com/
Marsha Williams: Founder and Artistic Director of Gifted Productions stops by to speak with Nancy about her community minded theater group.
Lyah LeFlore Ituen: Co-Founder of the Shirley Bradley LeFlore Foundation stops by to talk with Nancy about the good works of her family and of the foundation.
Gina Grafos: Director of Visual Infrastructure at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation stops by to talk with the visual arts happens in at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.