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Barry Gealt: Embracing Nature

Barry Gealt speaks with Yael Ksander about the nature of creativity, the necessity of struggle and what makes a landscape painting real.

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Photo: From the collection of Ann and Rusty Harrison

Indiana Vista, by Barry Gealt (2001)

I think you push as hard as you can in this field to be an individual. If you’re a groupie, you don’t make it.

That’s artist and retired professor from Indiana University’s Hope School of Fine Arts Barry Gealt. Yael Ksander sits down with him to talk about a new retrospective of his works now on display at the IU Art Museum, Barry Gealt: Embracing Nature.

One of Barry’s collectors said that it’s like he takes a piece of the earth and sticks it on your wall.

And that’s Rachel Berenson Perry, the author of the essay in the catalog that accompanies the show. She and Linda Baden, the curator of the retrospective, join Gealt in the WFIU studios.

Before that, Artwork’s Adam Schwartz speaks to Dan Wakefield, the editor of a new collection of letters by his longtime friend and fellow Hoosier author, Kurt Vonnegut.

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Cover of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, showing Vonnegut in trench coat and cap

A new book of letters by Kurt Vonnegut shows his verbal wit, warmth toward his children, and anger at having his books pulled from a school curriculum.

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