Wharton Esherick http://wrti.org en Wharton Esherick: Twentieth-Century PA Sculptor and Furniture Maker http://wrti.org/post/wharton-esherick-twentieth-century-pa-sculptor-and-furniture-maker <p>Pioneering 20th-century sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick&nbsp; lived and worked in Philadelphia and the surrounding countryside, where his onetime studio and home is now a <a href="http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org/" target="_blank">museum</a>.</p><p>WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers the life and influences of this artist who practiced a variety of artistic disciplines before achieving fame for his&nbsp; curvilinear free-form sculpture.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:56:14 +0000 Susan Lewis 4337 at http://wrti.org Wharton Esherick: Twentieth-Century PA Sculptor and Furniture Maker Composer Gian Carlo Menotti Remembered--Craftsman Wharton Esherick--Plans for The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org/post/composer-gian-carlo-menotti-remembered-craftsman-wharton-esherick-plans-crossing-choir <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned Philadelphia-based chamber choir.</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:26:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2622 at http://wrti.org Composer Gian Carlo Menotti Remembered--Craftsman Wharton Esherick--Plans for The Crossing Choir Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley http://wrti.org/post/wharton-escherick-phila-historical-interpreters-baltic-composers-nature-wissahickon-valley <p>Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of <i>Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.</i></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:48:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2565 at http://wrti.org Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles http://wrti.org/post/wharton-esherick-exhibition-sculptor-sean-kenneys-lego-animals-jennifer-higdon-beatles <p>Susan Lewis considers a new multi-venue exhibition celebrating 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks is on view at the Philadelphia Zoo.</p> <p>And we listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the Beatles' <i>Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:25:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2412 at http://wrti.org Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles