Creatively Speaking

Throughout the week

Creatively Speaking is WRTI's weekly look into the world of music, arts, and culture. Meet the people behind the footlights and the artists in the spotlight, as Jim Cotter and company introduce you to those who make the performing and visual arts come alive in our region. Listen to six Creatively Speaking features each week.

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Creatively Speaking
11:39 am
Sat September 19, 2009

Jamie Wyeth--Joseph Haydn's Life--Black Pearl Cham Orch Music Dir Jeri Lynn Johnson--NJ State Opera

Jeri Lynn Johnson is the music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, performing at the Kimmel Center on September 19th.

Jim Cotter speaks with the artist Jamie Wyeth. His series of paintings exploring the "Seven Deadly Sins," is the basis of a new exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum.

Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Joseph Haydn, considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its season this weekend with an all-Haydn program.


Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynn Johnson, music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra whose inaugural season opening concert takes place this weekend at the Kimmel Center.

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Creatively Speaking
9:49 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum hosts two educational events on the work this weekend.

Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens a year-long exhibition showcasing that medium.

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Creatively Speaking
11:20 am
Sat September 5, 2009

Timothy Rub of the PMA--The Ephrata Cloisters--Philadelphia Zoo 150th year

Timothy Rub, new director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

Creatively Speaking
12:04 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

PMA Modern Art--Music & Reading Terminal Market--Simeone Found. Museum--Free Library of Phila.

Golden Fall, 1940
Joseph Stella, American (born Italy)
The C.K. Williams, II Collection

Jim Cotter takes a walk through Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and speaks with its organizer Innis Shoemaker.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.

Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.

Susan Lewis looks at the history and evolution of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
10:13 am
Sat August 22, 2009

The Amish Cindy Woodsmall--SPECTACLES AND SKYSCRAPERS at the PMA--Fulton Opera House

Jim Cotter speaks with author Cindy Woodsmall, a preeminent writer of Amish fiction - one of the fastest growing literary genres.

Jason Peifer explores the rich history of the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - the nation's oldest continuously operating theater.

Susan Lewis looks at skyscrapers and spectacles - the subjects of two summertime exhibitions drawn from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection of prints, photography, and works on paper.

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Creatively Speaking
11:38 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Marcel Duchamp--American Swedish Historical Museum--Nat'l Constitution Center Exhibition

An exhibition about Marcel Duchamp?s enigmatic assemblage ?tant donn?s: 1. La chute d?eau, 2. Le gaz d??clairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) 1946-1966, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 29th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the curator of a new Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.

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Creatively Speaking
12:42 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Pianist Christopher O'Riley--Hopewell Furnace--Napoleon Exhibition at National Constitution Center

From the Top's multi-talented host Christopher O'Riley is an artist, a performer, and a media personality.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with pianist and broadcaster Christopher O'Riley. His latest CD will release on August 18th.

Jason Peifer explores Hopewell Furnace. The colonial era "iron plantation" - now a National Historic Landmark - recreates the business, technology, and lifestyle of America's nascent industrial age.

Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th-century France in an exhibition on Napoleon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
4:15 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

New Director of PMA Timothy Rub--Illustrator Ellen B.T. Pyle-duPont's Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Timothy Rub is leaving the Cleveland Museum of Art to succeed the late Anne d'Harnoncourt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jim Cotter speaks with Timothy Rub. The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new director and CEO will take up his position in mid to late September.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum, where a new show explores the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s and '30s.

Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.

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Creatively Speaking
3:17 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Frank McCourt--Simeone Foundation Museum--Village of Arts & Humanities--Germantown's History Hunters

Jim Cotter interviewed the late Frank McCourt in 2008.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's 2008 interview with Frank McCourt. The acclaimed author died on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at age 78.

Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.

Susan Lewis visits North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based arts program.

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Creatively Speaking
12:52 pm
Sat July 18, 2009

Sustainability and Civic Engagement--PA Guild of Craftsman--Eileen Perez and Stephen Costello

From Into the Open: Rebar Panhandle Bandshell Flyout. San Francisco, California, 2008.

Susan Lewis looks at a new exhibition at the National Constitution Center exploring the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.

Jason Peifer explores the role and history of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, a 65-year-old organization dedicated to preserving and promoting fine crafts. Their Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair is on July 25th and 26th in Wilmington.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance with the Ocean City Pops by husband and wife opera stars Eileen Perez and Stephen Costello.

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