Nature And Nuture, Joel Washington, Letter Writing

This week- photographing the last taboos at the Kinsey Gallery, rock 'n roll artist Joel Washington, and the long-lost art of letter writing.

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Photo: Joel Washington

The rock 'n roll artwork of Joel Washington

This week on Artworks-

The paintings of local artist Joel Washington are identifiable around Bloomington by their vibrant portrayals of history’s greatest jazz and rock musicians – like Rosand Roland Kirk,Jimi Hendricks, and Frank Zappa. A later in the program, Artworks Megan Meyer speaks with the artist about his work.

Also on the program, Yael Ksander visits an exhibition at the Kinsey Gallery focusing on early childhood development that’s receiving some very strong reactions.

Then we’ll take a look at the long-lost art of letter writing with a group of letter literati who are keeping the practice alive.

And George Walker finds out how the spoken word can have a powerful impact on society.

Stories On This Episode

Nature And Nurture: Picturing The Last Taboo

Our Lady with Child and Stuffed Animal from The New Madonnas series, 2009

Although pornography has become pervasive in mainstream media, images of nudity in the context of pregnancy, birth and lactation are still considered taboo.

Keeping Alive The Lost Art Of Letter-Writing

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Devotees of letter writing claim that those of us who have been seduced by instant communication are missing out on one of life’s pleasures.

Art Impacts Society At AwareFest

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The Bloomington Playwrights Project pulls together some of the top playwrights in the country along with local playwrights focusing on the environment.

Rocking The Canvas: The Artwork Of Joel Washington

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Joel Washington is a Bloomington-based artist whose colorful style has earned him recognition both home and abroad.

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