Wharton Esherick

Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Wharton Esherick: Twentieth-Century PA Sculptor and Furniture Maker

Pioneering 20th-century sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick  lived and worked in Philadelphia and the surrounding countryside, where his onetime studio and home is now a museum.

WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers the life and influences of this artist who practiced a variety of artistic disciplines before achieving fame for his  curvilinear free-form sculpture.

Creatively Speaking
2:26 pm
Sat October 8, 2011

Composer Gian Carlo Menotti Remembered--Craftsman Wharton Esherick--Plans for The Crossing Choir

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.

Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.

Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned Philadelphia-based chamber choir.

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Creatively Speaking
10:48 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley

Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.

Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.

David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.

Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.

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Creatively Speaking
10:25 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles

Susan Lewis considers a new multi-venue exhibition celebrating 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick.

Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks is on view at the Philadelphia Zoo.

And we listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.

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