Sean Beier tells the story of meeting his intimidating Russian father in law for the first time ... and why every man should own a watch. You can hear his story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop Podcast.
Warm, cozy--and able to tell a story. Artist and Baltimore native Joan Gaither uses quilts to preserve and document American history. Her quilts are covered with beads, buttons, photos, and fabrics of all colors. Gaither describes putting her heart, soul, and identity into her quilts. Listen to our full conversation from December.
Then: the comedy stage has not always welcomed women and gender minorities. But for stand-up comic Violet Gray the stage is a second home. She says comedy gives her the chance to humanize her experience as a trans woman and break down stereotypes. Listen to our full conversation from May.
Classical pianist Susan Zhang is one of the masterminds behind “The Concert Truck,” a mobile concert hall that brings music to the people, with free concerts at public places. Then whether it’s gathering dust in a drawer or worn every day, nearly everyone owns jewelry. We speak to Shane Prada, the director of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, which offers classes in metal work, enameling, and more. And artist Mary Fissel tells us how jewelry making is like problem solving.
Information for The Concert Truck performances can be found here and class schedules at Baltimore Jewelry Center and exhibit information can be found here.
Hostilities on the Korean peninsula were suspended 65 years ago, but the war never formally ended. Thousands of North and South Koreans cannot reunite or even communicate with family. Photographer and filmmaker Laura Elizabeth Pohl delves into the trauma in her traveling photo exhibit A Long Separation. Then, photographer Helen Glazer found inspiration in stark snow-covered tundra. She toured as part the ‘Antarctic Artists and Writers’ program of the National Science Foundation.